Poreč is a small town resting on the West coast of Croatia. With a town layout that still matches its ancient Roman structure, there is plenty of culture and history to soak up in the town. The Euphrasian Basilica is a sight not to be missed. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, dates back to 533AD and so offers many unique photo opportunities for travelers to take in its history.
The region also provides spectacular natural beauty with the River Mirna, and its cycle paths allowing you take it all in on a relaxed ride through the landscapes.
While the summer sees hot temperatures which can reach 28°C, it remains moderate throughout the year. However, the region does see reasonable amounts of rain, so be sure to pack a raincoat just in case!
Cycling Holiday through the Unexplored Istria Peninsula - Self Guided Tour
7 nights in 3* Hotels with luggage transport included. Detailed map and road book with voucher included with breakfast each morning. This self-guided cycling holiday in Istria includes the following highlights: Visiting interesting towns of Motovun, Groznjan, Pula, Rovinj and Porec, learning about the cultural heritage and enjoying local delicacies - from €570ppPDF Download: Istrian Self-Guided Cycle Tour Detailed Itinerary
- Cycle through beautiful Istria, covering over 100 miles of this stunning landscape.
- Take in the historical sites, including the Euphrasian Basilica, Monkodonja village and Savudrija lighthouse.
- Don’t worry about your luggage – this will be transported for you between your accommodation!
- Accommodation in 3* hotels in Istria along the cycle trail
- Bed & breakfast basis
- Luggage transport between accommodation
- Transfer from Porec-Buje (on arrival), and Pula-Porec
- Information package including maps, road books, and vouchers
- Emergency number available 24/7
- Return airport transfers
- Meals & beverages – unless otherwise specified
- Travel and bike insurance
- Local taxes where applicable
- Everything not specified above
- bike rentals with equipment (tube repair kit, spare tube, pump, locks, bottle holder, rear rack and helmet)
DAY 1 - ARRIVAL
Arrival in Poreč. Info meeting with Fiore representative at 7pm at the hotel reception area where we will provide you with the package including hotel vouchers, bicycle with all equipment, maps and a road book. Overnight in hotel "Casa la Parenzana". Rural house in heart of Istria.
DAY 2 - BIKING MOMJAN MUSCAT TRAIL - 38 km / 23 miles
Breakfast. After we have walked along the paved streets of the old center of Buje, we continue downhill, follow the trail leading through Bibali, Krug and Smilovici and you will reach Momjan. Visiting one of most popular wine cellar you will have opportunity to taste world's best Muscat – that from Momjan. Overnight in Buje area.
DAY 3 - BIKING PARENZANA TRAIL - 68 km / 42 miles
After breakfast we will start biking (on macadam) on the legendary route of the Parenzana. After passing through its several tunnels, and over old bridges you can stop on many fascinating view points between the charming medieval town of Grožnjan and Vižinada before reaching Poreč. Poreč is the town where you can find material and spiritual evidences of great cultures at every step.
DAY 4 - BIKING THE TRAIL OF THE ISTRIAN MALVASIA - 59 km / 36 miles
Breakfast. Ride along the coast land trail to Višnjan. Refresh yourself with a glass of excellent home made wine we can continue our ride towards Poreč. Overnight in Poreč area.
DAY 5 - BIKING TRAIL OF CAPTAIN MORGAN - 60 km / 37 miles
Breakfast. After riding along the coastline we reach Vrsar, a romantic fishermen village where the famous Casanova came back even two times. Our bike ride continues through the magical forest Kontija, passing Kanfanar and the hill Maklavun, we will finish this day in Rovinj. Overnight in Rovinja area.
DAY 6 - BIKING BRIONI RIVERA TRAIL - 50 km / 31 miles
After breakfast we start riding along the coastline towards Pula. This day we finish visiting the old city with the Sergius' Triumphal Arch and famous Arena, a Roman amphitheater (from the 1st century B.C.). Overnight in Pula area.
DAY 7 - BIKING ORCHIDS TRAIL - 50 km / 31 miles
After we start last biking tour along well - intended coast to Cape Kamenjak, we reach ancient Mutila, nowadays Medulin. Overnight in Pula area.
DAY 8 - DEPARTUREAfter breakfast transfer to Poreč included.
For detailed itinerary see attachment above
Bike hire is 120€ and payable on arrival. Our adult bicycles are quality mountain bikes, made by CUBE. The model is the ANALOG 29 and we have a range of sizes to ensure there is a good match between you and your hire bike. These are very comfortable bikes, with quality components, ideally suited for roads and gravel tracks. The bikes have 27 gears, operated by easy-to-use gear shifters. We recommend that you bring a lightweight waterproof in case of showers. On longer tours, you might like to, wear cycling shorts or padded under-shorts, cycling gloves and cycling shoes (or stiff-soled trainers) as these will make your ride more comfortable. Sunglasses protect your eyes from bright light, and also from airborne insects – a particular hazard if you are speeding downhill on a bike.
3* Hotels in Istria
You will stay in various 3* and 4* Hotels along your holiday. Your breakfast will be included and you will stay in an en-suite room.
This is an example of the type of accommodation you will stay in. Accommodation details will be confirmed after confirmation by the supplier.
Nearest Airport: Pula Airport (45mins approx.)
Other airports: Trieste airport (1 hour 35mins approx.)
Take the A9/E751 from Pula to the D66. Follow the A9/E751 to D302 in Bonaci. Exit at 5-Baderna. Continue onto D302 before taking Vukovarska ul. To Ul. Alda Negrija in Poreč.
By Public Transport
We do not recommend public transport. Car hire or private transfer is recommended.
By Private Transfer
Taxi available outside airport. Private transfer available on request after main booking.
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