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Istria Centre-Based Tour

Across Istria

Torumap

Route

Tour profile Level 1-2

Most of the time the route runs along traffic free side roads in the hinterland of Istria or along the coast. The tour is suitable for children over 14 years.

Day 1: Porec

Individual arrival at your hotel in Porec. We suggest a visit to the Euphrasian Basilica – listed as UNESCO World Heritage since 1997.

Day 2: Roundtrip Porec, approx. 35 km

Today’s cycling day makes you explore the hinterland of Porec. First along the coast to the bathing resort Santa Marina di Vabriga and then to Vabriga. You leave the coast again and continue cycling in the inland to Visnjan and back to Porec.

Day 3: Roundtrip Vrsar – Limski Channel, approx. 40 km

Today you will cycle from Porec to the famous fjord-like Limski channel with its blue shimmering water. The Limski channel is a protected natural area and on its coasts you will find mussels- and oyster breeding. Through the inland you will get back to Porec.

Day 4: Roundtrip Groznjan – Buje – Novigrad, approx. 55 km

You will reach the artistic village Groznjan today! Named the first time in 1102 it is today a meeting point for musicians from all over the world. From Groznjan you cycle passing Buje downhill to the Adriatic coast and along to Novigrad (in Italian Cittanova). This medieval town is surrounded by a defensive wall and is seated at the mouth of the river Mirna. On your way back you will pass the cave “Jama Baredine” – a dripstone cave, before reaching Porec again.

Day 5: Roundtrip Motovun, approx. 45 km

After a short transfer in the hinterland of Porec the first stop is Motovun, a formerly important strategic point of the Venetians, invulnerable on the top of a steep hill. You may surround this medieval town and enjoy the breath taking view on the surrounded hilly landscape, the sea and the Mirna valley. Along the Parenzana you continue your ride to Vizinada from where you will see once again the impressing town of Motovun before going back to Porec.

Day 6: Roundtrip Rovinj, approx. 55 km

Today you will reach Rovinj, one of the most beautiful cities in Istria. Rovinj is surrounded in the west and the south west by the Adriatic Sea. Afar the high bell tower of the Euphemia Church built on the highest spot of Rovinj, greats you. Go ahead, if you would like to cycle to Zlatni rt (also known as Golden Cape), a peninsula, where you find a park in a nature reserve.
Return transfer to Porec in the afternoon.

Day 7: Roundtrip Kanfanar – Pula, approx. 40 km

After a transfer to Kanfanar you cycle through wide woods in direction Pula. In Fazana you have the possibility to visit with one of the boats the Brijuni-islands. The Brijuniislands are twelve smaller and 2 bigger islands; the main island Veli Brijun was used by the Yugoslav statesman Tito as summer residence. Today the islands are National Park and only Veli Brijun can be visited by the public. Continue your cycling trip to Pula, the biggest city of Istria. Famous for the antique places of interest like the amphitheatre! In the evening transfer back to Porec

Day 8: Porec

Individual departure or extension of your stay.

Services

  • 7 nights in room, private facilities

  • Daily breakfast (if booked half board: 3 course dinner or buffet)

  • Video briefing

  • Transfers according to the programme

  • Route book, maps and information material per room

  • Cycling app

Dates & Prices

Dates

Merkmale

    Season / Period
    Type
    Information
    Booking
    • S1   30.03. - 30.03.24
    • S2   31.03. - 14.06.24
    • every WED/SAT
    • S3   15.06. - 27.07.24
    • every WED/SAT
    • S3   22.08. - 11.09.24
    • every WED/SAT
    • S2   12.09. - 01.11.24
    • every WED/SAT
    • S1   02.11. - 02.11.24

    Extras

    Discounts ectra bed (in room with 2 full paying adults)
    12-14,99 years  -25%
    15-99 years -10%
     
    Bicycle & Equipment
    21 speed bike 99
    TOP bike 169
    e-bike 249
     
    Additional nights
    Porec 4* (dbl/sgl) 89/128

    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR

    Accommodation

    Hotel sample

    Hotel Flores

    Just 30 m from the nearest beach, Hotel Flores is 400 m from the historic center of Poreč. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Flores has a spa area with a sauna, a steam bath and an indoor swimming pool. The elegantly decorated restaurant with a terrace serves a variety of Istrian specialties. A selection of drinks and coffee is served at the hotel’s bar. Massage facilities and a fitness center are provided on site. Guests can also play table tennis at the Flores.

    All rooms feature satellite TV and a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. Each room has a mini-bar, a work desk, a seating area and a sofa bed.

    The Euphrasian Basilica is 800 m away. Žatika Sports Arena and a tennis court are 0.6 mi from the hotel.


    Note: Please be informed that this is a hotel sample and therefore subject to alteration! Find Your final hotel bookings at Your hotel list after/at booking.

    Bicycle

    Bicycle incl. panniers (reservation in advance and for charge)

    The following bicycles are available

    • 21-speed bike men or ladies frame
    • Rental bike TOP (aluminium frame, 21 speed)
    • E-bikes (unisex frame) - limited availability

    E-bikes

    With an E-bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern electro bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness level. Acclivity can be handled easily.

    Note: E-bikes are a great development, but should be - due to their driving characteristics (high weight + high speed) - booked only by very safe and experienced cyclists with a very good sense of balance. Not suitable are electric bikes for people who rarely ride a bicycle

    Useful

    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Trieste (TRS), Pula (PUY)
    Low-cost flights to Ronchi dei Legionari airport or Pula. Good bus connections from Pula centre to Porec. Pula airport is 50 minutes’ drive from the hotel


    Arrival by car

    Parking: Car parking availabl at your start hotel. No reservation possible upon booking (payable on spot).

    From north over the motorway A10 to Villach and on the A23 further on to Udine, Ljubljana and Porec.

    Hotel FLORES is located in a quiet, green area, just a few minutes walk from the center of Porec. Hotel FLORES is located in a quiet, green area, just a few minutes walk from the center of Porec


    Participants

    Minimum:  2 persons / 1 person up on request


    Additional information

    Local taxes not included in the price / if requested, payable on the spot.

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