• Travelcode: 400

    Istria home-based tour

    Across Istria

    • The base of your bicycle holiday will be Porec, which is probably the most important coast town at the west coast of the peninsula Istria in Croatia. The Euphrasian Basilica in Porec and the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of Mary have been part of the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1997.

      Discover beautiful cities like Groznjan, Rovinj and Pula and enjoy the unique panorama along the way.

      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 Porec – Vrsar – Limski Channel - Porec, 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 – Porec, 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 – Porec, 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 Porec – 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. 42 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.
    • 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


      TRANSFER

      Transfer: Every Wednesday and Saturday transfer from Pula to Porec at a price of Euro 100.00 per way (bicycle included) – price per minivan; reservation required at booking and payment on the spot.


      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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    • Included services:
      • 7 nights in room, private facilities, breakfast
         
      • Information meeting
         
      • Transfers according to the programme
         
      • Route book, maps and information material per room
    • Choose Categories

      S1 10.04. - 10.04.19 every WED/SAT
      S2 11.04. - 28.06.19 every WED/SAT
      S3 29.06. - 02.08.19 every WED/SAT
      S3 25.08. - 31.08.19 every WED/SAT
      S2 01.09. - 14.09.19 every WED/SAT
      S1 15.09. - 12.10.19 every WED/SAT

      Extras

      Discounts extra bed in double room with 2 full paying adults*
      12-14,99 years                                   -25%
      15-99 years -10%
      *just applicable on the tourprice  
       
      Bicycle & Equipment
      7/21 speed 75
      e-bike 165
      helmet 10
       
      Additional nights
      Porec 3* / season 1+2 (dbl/sgl) 65/100
      Porec 3* / season 3 (dbl/sgl) 85/120
      Porec 4* / season 1+2 (dbl/sgl) 79/114
      Porec 4* / season 3 (dbl/sgl) 99/134
         
      Transfer**
      Bus transfer Pula - Porec incl. bike 100
      Bus transfer Porec - Pula incl. bike 100
         
      **price per minivan (1-8 pers.), every Wednesday + Saturday, reservation required at booking, payable on spot  

      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

      Overnight stay in a 4* hotel in Porec


      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.

      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 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.

      The 5th century Euphrasian Basilica is 801 m away. Žatika Sports Arena and a tennis court are 0.6 mi from the hotel.


      Hotel example: Please note that the listed hotels are only hotel samples and subject to change. You will find your definite hotel in the hotel list, which you receive after booking/before departure.

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

       

      + 21-speed  bike (women´s or men´s frame)

      + 7-speed bike (unisex frame with back pedal brake) - limited availability

      + E-bikes (unisex frame) - limited availability

        

      E-bike:

      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.

       

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