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Trieste and Istria’s Coastline

Sun-kissed Mediterranean Peninsula

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Route

Tour profile Level1-2

The bicycle route through Istria runs slightly hilly.

Day 1: Trieste

Individual arrival at the first hotel in Trieste.

Day 2: Trieste – Piran/Portorôz, approx. 35 - 65 km

After just a few kilometres, it’s time to say goodbye to Italy. In Slovenia, your route leads mainly along cycle paths along well-known seaside resorts such as Koper and Izola until you reach Piran or Portorož, a spa town on the Slovenian Riviera. The slightly longer version of this stage leads through the picturesque "Val Rosandra" valley in the hinterland.

Day 3: Piran/Portoroz – Umag/Novigrad, approx. 35 - 60 km

Passing the Sečovlje salt marshes, where sea salt is produced by natural evaporation, you cross the Croatian border. The route continues through the Croatian part of Istria, the largest peninsula in the Adriatic, in slightly hilly terrain to Umag. The old town of Umag was built on the remains of a Roman settlement.

Day 4: Umag/Novigrad – Poreč, approx. 20 - 40 km

From Umag you cycle through hilly terrain to Novigrad or Cittanova, a charming medieval town on the Mirna River. Then continue to Poreč, the most important coastal town on Istria’s west coast. Here you should definitely visit the UNESCO-protected Euphrasius Basilica.

Day 5: Poreč Round tour, approx. 35 km or rest day

You have several options: an exciting boat trip to the Brijuni Islands or the Limski Channel, a relaxing day at the beach or exploring Porec’s hinterland. The Brijuni Islands consist of twelve smaller and two larger islands, with Veli Brijun once Tito’s summer residence and now a national park. A boat trip to the Limski Channel with its deep blue waters offers the chance to spot dolphins. The Limski Channel is now a nature reserve and is home to mussel and oyster farms along the fjord.

Day 6: Poreč – Rovinj, approx. 55 km

One last look at the picturesque harbour town on the west coast of Istria before you continue today’s stage to Rovinj. In Rovinj, surrounded by the Adriatic Sea, you will be greeted by the imposing bell tower of Euphemia Church. If you wish, you can take a short detour to Zlatni rt (also called the Golden Cape), a peninsula jutting into the sea with a protected park.

Day 7: Rovinj – Pula, approx. 45 - 55 km

The last day of your Istrian discovery brings you to Pula, located in the southwest of the peninsula. Pula is the oldest and the economic as well as cultural centre of Istria. Review your cycling tour amidst ancient sights and the imposing Roman amphitheatre in Pula’s centre.

Day 8: Pula

Individual departure or extension of your stay.

Services

  • 7 nights in room, private facilities

  • Daily breakfast

  • Information meeting

  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel

  • Route book, maps and information material per room

  • Navigation App

Dates & Prices

Dates

Merkmale

    Season / Period
    Type
    Information
    Booking
    • S1   30.03. - 30.03.24
    • SAT
    • S2   31.03. - 14.06.24
    • every WED/SAT
    • S3   15.06. - 28.07.24
    • 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
    • SAT

    Extras

    Discounts extra bed
    12-14,99 years -25%
    from 15 years -10%
     
    Bicycle & Equipment
    21 speed 99
    Rental bike TOP 169
    E-bike 249
       
    Extra nights
    Pula (dbl/sgl) 85/120
    Trieste (dbl/sgl) 89/128
       
    Transfer
    Pula - Trieste 69
    Transfer of own bike 39

    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 samples

    You will stay in chosen comfortable 3-4* hotels.


    Trieste: Hotel Le Corderie, Hotel Best Western San Giusto

    Piran/Portoroz: Hotel Tomi, Hotel Tartini, Hotel Marita

    Umag/Novigrad: Aminess Laguna, Hotel Sol Umag, Hotel Zlatna Vala

    Porec: Hotel Flores, Hotel Porec

    Rovinj: Villa Marea, Villa Dobravac, Vila Lili

    Pula: Park Plaza Arena


    Note: Please be informed that these are hotel samples 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 connections with airport shuttle from Ronchi dei Legionari airport to Trieste.


    Arrival by car

    Parking: Different public garages – on request.
    Over the Tauern motorway to Villach and over the border crossing Arnoldstein to Udine and Trieste.


    Arrival by train

    Train station: Trieste
    Over Salzburg and Villach to Trieste (Trieste centrale).


    Transfer

    Every Wednesday and Saturday return transfer by shuttle bus from Pula to Trieste - reservation and payment upon booking - see prices at "dates and prices"


    Participants

    Minimum:  2 persons
    1 person up on request


    Additional information

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

    Videos

    Travel stories

    4,7 of 6 Stars | 7
    5 21.06.2022 | Stephen B. Trieste and Istria coast

    Istria cycling holiday

    Everything was either satisfactory, good, or very good. One bit of feedback is that, having arrived at accomodation on a couple of occasions at about 4pm, we had to wait for our transported luggage. Ideally the luggage should get to accomodation by 4pm ...
    • Overall satisfaction 5
    • Booking handling 4
    • Travel documents 6
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 4
    • Route description 6
    • On-site assistance 4
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 4
    • Price-performance ratio 5
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    4.8 20.09.2018 | Art H. Trieste and Istria coast

    biking the Istrian peninsula in Croatia

    The Istrian peninsula in Croatia is beautiful, but it does not offer good bicycle trails. Only a small part of our trip was on dedicated, separated, bicycle trails. Most of it was on roads and highways, with not even a separate lane for bicycles. Thus, ...
    • Overall satisfaction 4
    • Travel documents 5
    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 5
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 5
    • On-site assistance 4
    • Route-character 3
    • Bicycle + equipment 5
    • Price-performance ratio 6
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