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Viaje en Bicicleta. Croatia and the unexplored Istria

Price from:

$996.16

Duration:

8 Days

Language:
Guide:

No

Difficulty: Easy-Normal
Support vehicle: No
Minimum participants: 2

* In case the minimum number of participants is not reached, the tour can be cancelled or extra charges applied

Itinerary Viaje en Bicicleta. Croatia and the unexplored Istria

Join us in exploring the former narrow-gauge railway line Parenzana, which was turned into a true attraction for cyclists! You will be thrilled with the small picturesque towns, and landscapes dotted with old villages through which you pass. Sweeping into beautiful valleys with forests and rivers framing them and then emerging onto the slopes of the hills, the beauty of the nature will take your breath away. Take a short break and soak up the abundance of peace and greenery. On this interesting trip you will pass through tunnels, over bridges and viaducts, between olive groves and vineyards that give this area special charm. The medieval hill towns of Grožnjan and Motovun will delight you as much as the pristine nature of the protected areas of Lim Bay, the ornithological reserve at Palud and Cape Kamenjak Rt Kamenjak). Do not miss unique Poreč and the former Roman colony of Pula and feel the magical spirit of the past there.

HIGHLIGHT

  • Easy route with hardly any unevenness. Doable even with a Hybrid or Gravel bike.
  • The wonderful Croatian cities, full of history, such as Grožnjan, Motovun, Poreč or Pula. From a Roman amphitheater to a medieval tower. From a coat of arms to a beautiful baroque church...
  • Indulge yourself with one of the best Muscats in the world: Momjan's.
  • The Parenzana. The old "train of the vine" that has left us a magnificent itinerary between meadows and vineyards...
  • The beautiful Croatian coast, with its small fortified towns, its beautiful coves and beaches.
  • The Route of the Orchids, a singular and exceptional experience.

Itinerary Swipe

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Day 1 Kaldanija - Kaldanija - 0

Day 1 Viaje en Bicicleta. Croatia and the unexplored Istria

Arrival in Istria. 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 Buje area/ Brtonigla.

Day 2 Kaldanija - 43

Day 2 Viaje en Bicicleta. Croatia and the unexplored Istria

Breakfast, apart from enjoying the breathtaking landscape of the terrace – styled vineyards which resemble to an image on the front page of a holiday guide to Tuscany, you can indulge the sensation the area of Buje gives, a real polyphony of fragrances and tastes. 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 – a magnificent place located at an altitude of 270 meter with impressive ruins of the medieval citadel built on a rock. Visiting one of most popular wine celar you will have opportunity to taste world's best Muscat – that from Momjan. Overnight in Buje area.

Day 3 Kaldanija - Buje - 72

Day 3 Viaje en Bicicleta. Croatia and the unexplored Istria

After breakfast we will start biking (on macadam) on the legendary route of the Parenzana, the former narrow-gauge railway line which penetrates deeply into the Istrian peninsula connecting 33 Istrian towns between Porec and Trieste, which today are located on the territory of even three states. Passing through magnificent rolling landscapes and lively Istrian vineyards, it will become obvious why it was also known as the wine railroad. After passing through its several tunnels, 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. Ride along the old city center and you will find the Roman Forum, magnificent palaces from diMerent historical periods, and to top it all there is the famous Euphrasian Basilica (Euphrasiana). Overnight in Poreč area.

Day 4 Buje - Poreč - 56

Day 4 Viaje en Bicicleta. Croatia and the unexplored Istria

Breakfast. The ride along this trail is particularly pleasant because you're riding along the coastline with beautiful bays where you can enjoy the breathtaking Mediterranean landscape with green vineyards and olive groves and taste home-made food, wine, brandy and honey produced in this area. Continuing along the trail, you will reach Višnjan, a little place that vaunts an astronomical observatory ranked among the 5 most important observatories in the world. If you have found here your guiding star, or if you have refreshed yourself with a glass of excellent home-made wine we can continue our ride towards Poreč where our adventure has, actually, began. Overnight in Poreč area.

Day 5 Poreč - Rovinj - 58

Day 5 Viaje en Bicicleta. Croatia and the unexplored Istria

Breakfast. A marsh, rare birds, a cursed city, an abandoned monastery, buried pirate treasure, a deep bay, a cave with a primitive man and a hermit, an ancient solar observatory – all this you can find on our bike trail of Captain Morgan. 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 with a panoramic view of the beautiful landscape of the Lim bay, passing by the old Benedictine abbey at Kloštar and to the ruins of the medieval town Dvigrad. Just to stir your imagination – you are now in an area where many legends and mysteries based on historical events still live on: that of Dvigrad devastated by the plague because of an ancient curse, of the buried treasure of Captain Morgan's pirates near the village named after him (Mrgani), of the cave where the remains of the primitive man were found and where, as legend has it, St Romuald used to live as a hermit in the Middle Ages.
Passing Kanfanar and the hill Maklavun, an astral- archaeological site – tumulus from the Bronze Age, we will finish this day in Rovinj. Called also little Venice, Rovinj is a typical Mediterranean seaside resort which will seduce you with its extraordinary beauty. In the dense tissue of the old city centre there are numerous magnificent palaces from diMerent historical periods and today most of them host a gallery or an art studio. If you follow numerous chimneys of Rovinj and narrow meandering streets you will come in front of the baroque church of St Eufemia, the greatest monument in the city from which you can admire a magnificent view of the Mediterranean almost in your hand palm. Overnight in Rovinja area.

Day 6 Rovinj - Pula - 40

Day 6 Viaje en Bicicleta. Croatia and the unexplored Istria

After breakfast we start riding along the coastline towards Pula. Riding through the ornithological reserve Palud with rich variety of ornitho – fauna, a unique place where you can hear the chirping of even 215 diMerent bird species we reach Fažana. Situated on a low coast, well protected from the open sea by the enchanting Brioni archipelago (nowadays a national park) and surrounded by vineyards and olive groves in the hinterland, Fažana was well known already in ancient Roman times. Which city is situated on seven hills, has a magnificent amphitheater and is not Rome? The answer is – Pula. No, it is not a mistake – you are, indeed, in front of Pula, the largest city in Istria. Pula is an enchantress with thousand appearances which has been casting spell on its visitors for centuries. This day we finish visiting the old city with the Sergius' Triumphal Arch (from the end of the 1st century B.C. and the beginning of the 1st century A.D.) and famous Arena, a Roman amphitheater (from the 1st century B.C.). Overnight in Pula area.

Day 7 Pula - Pula - 38

Day 7 Viaje en Bicicleta. Croatia and the unexplored Istria

After we start last biking tour along well – intended coast to Cape Kamenjak, surrounded by the 30 km long coast with numerous gulfs, bays and white beaches washed by the crystalclear blue – green sea we reach ancient Mutila, nowadays Medulin. On the way you can find 22 types of orchids including the endemic specie "Serapias Istriaca" (the Istrian orchid), see the so-called "islet – plate" where the dinosaur's footprint has been preserved or find the remains of luxurious Roman villae rusticae. Overnight in Pula area.

Day 8 Pula - Kaldanija

Day 8 Viaje en Bicicleta. Croatia and the unexplored Istria

After breakfast, leave the bike at the hotel in Pula and transfer to Buje.
After leaving the luggage in the hotel room, you will have time to explore and discover the historic city of Buje. Or take a taxi to enjoy the Croatian beaches, 10 minutes away by car... It's your last day in Croatia, take advantage of it! In the evening, you can have dinner in one of the many restaurants in the city center before going to the hotel.

Day 9 Kaldanija - Kaldanija

Day 9 Viaje en Bicicleta. Croatia and the unexplored Istria

After breakfast, our services end. There are many options to go to the airport.

What's Included

Others My own bicycle

My own bicycle

Supplement price: $0.00

Giant Electric

Giant Electric

Supplement price: $48.73

Giant Talon 2 29

Giant Talon 2 29

Supplement price: $32.48

Premium Class Hotel
$506.74
Bike side pannier
$27.07
SPD Automatic Pedals
$27.07
Transfer from Zagreb airport to Buje Hotel (2 to 3 pax) Price per person.
$207.89
Transfer from Pula's Hotel to Zagreb Airport (2 to 3 people). Price per person.
$207.89
Transfer from Zagreb airport to Buje Hotel (4 to 6 pax) Price per person.
$126.69
Transfer from the Hotel in Pula to the Zagreb Airport (4 to 6 people). Price per person.undefined
$126.69
GPS
$16.24 / day
Driver's helmet
Basic insurance
Breakfast
Hotel
Maps & Roadbook
Guide
Support Vehicle
Alcoholic beverages
Damage deposit
Dinner
Enduro body protection kit
Extreme cold protection kit
Ferrys
Flights
Local taxes
Lunch
Mechanic
Bicycle rental
Bicycle return to origin
National parks tickets
Non-Alcoholic beverages water-coffee
On route snacks
Parking
Petrol & oil
Photo-video souvenir
Spare bicycle
Tips
Transfers
Visas
  • 1.- The price includes the transfer of the first day, Airport - Hotel. But not the last day, which will be on your own.
  • 2.- On the 7th the bicycle route ends, leaving it at the Hotel (if is a Rental BIke)
  • 3.- On the 8th the transfer is made from Pula to Buje (not included) by public transport. The staff of the organization will already indicate the location of the regular bus stop.
  • 4.- All accommodation can be in H*** or Hotel Premium class, with a supplement.
  • Early cancellation costs
    Cancellations made 7 days before the reservation 100%
    Cancellations made 15 days before the reservation 100%
    Cancellations made 30 days before the reservation 100%
    Cancellations made 60 days before the reservation 100%

    Important notice, in case of cancellation:
    The flight tickets, supplements and optional services subscribed in this tour regardless of the basic program, are subject to 100% of early cancellation costs.


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    Price from:

    $996.16

    Duration:

    8 Days

    Language:
    Guide:

    No

    Guaranteed tour dates
    2 2 1
    $996.16
    2x people, 2x bicycles in double room
    1 1 1
    $1,541.88
    1x person, 1x bicycle in single room
    * prices per person

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    +44 203 769 00 23
    +1 201 478 89 64

    Available bicycles:

  • Others My own bicycle
  • Giant Electric
  • Giant Talon 2 29