Short break, biketour from Trieste to Porec

IT - HR - Friuli-Venezia Giulia - SI
  • From 449 €
  • Holiday type Bicycle holiday
  • Duration 5 days
  • Difficulty Level Easy

Start of this bicycle tour is Trieste, the former Habsburger seaport seated at the foothills of the karst. During the Roman Empire Trieste became a busy and rich port. After a few kilometres you leave Italy and cycle to Slovenia and Croatia. This sunny peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea is characterised by little picturesque fisher villages, small towns on the karst hills, vineyards and valleys. Let yourself be surprised by the charms of a landscape rich in contrasts and the various colours of Istria.

The bicycle route through Istria runs slightly hilly. Ideal in connection with our bicycle tours:
“From the Dolomites to Trieste” and “Alpe-Adria-Cycle Path – from Villach to Trieste”.

Included and Not Included Services

Accommodation in hotels 3***, partly 4**** category

Breakfast buffet or full breakfast

Videobriefing

Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel

Well planned routes

Detailed documents (maps, route description, places to visit, important telephone numbers)

Telephone service hotline for the entire tour

Navigation app

Arrival to the starting point of the tour

Departure at the end of the tour

Drinks, tourist tax and all extras

Lunch, Dinner

Not mentioned entries

Rental bikes and travel insurance

All not expressly mentioned under the item „Included services“

Triest/Trieste
The Castello di San Giusto is situated on the hill of the same name, the ancient centre of Trieste and is a medieval castle and fortress built in 1471.
Piran
The square was named after the virtuoso Giuseppe Tartini.
Porec
It has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1997. Absolutely recommended to visit this episcopal complex and example of early Byzantine architecture!
Trieste
Admire the botanical variety in the park surrounding the Castle or enjoy the view over the Gulf of Trieste!
Muggia
Muggia is the first town on the Istrian peninsula and the last coastal town before the border with Slovenia.
Sečovlje
The salt flats of Sečovlje are part of the nature park, which uses the land with nature conservation, cultural and economic aspects.

Day 1: Trieste

Individual arrival at the hotel in Trieste.

Day 2: Trieste – Piran/Portorôz

(approx. 35 km or approx. 65 km, depending on the chosen option)

After a few kilometres you say goodbye to Italy. In Slovenia you cycle mostly on cycling paths through famous bathing resorts like Koper (Capodistria) and Izola (Isola d’Istria) to Piran (Pirano) or Portorož (Portorose), a spa town on the Slovenian Riviera. The longer version leads through „Val Rosandra“ in the back country.

Day 3: Piran/Portorôz – Umag

(approx. 35 - 60 km)

You pass the salt gardens of Sečovlje, where they produce sea salt on huge areas through natural evaporation, and afterwards you cross the border. You cycle through the Croatian part of Istria, the biggest peninsula of the Adria, slightly hilly to Umag, which historic centre was built on the relics of a Roman colony. Umag is well-known also for the ATP tournament – „Croatia Open“, held every year. Enjoy a sightseeing tour in the evening through the medieval town with its narrow alleys and the beautiful city tower.

Day 4

(approx. 20 - 40 km)

From Umag you cycle - slightly hilly – to Novigrad or Cittanova. This medieval town surrounded by a battlement wall is seated on the water mouth of Mirna. Then you cycle to Poreč, the most important coastal city on Istria’s west coast. We suggest visiting the Euphrasian Basilica, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage.

Day 5: Porec

Individual departure from Porec or possibility to extend your stay.

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Price per night in double room with breakfast Triest 89 €
Single room supplement per night Triest 39 €
Price per night in double room with breakfast Poreč 89 €
Single room supplement per night Poreč 39 €

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

rental bike 21-gear (women) 79 €
rental bike 21-gear (men) 79 €
rental bike TOP (men) 119 €
electric bike rental 159 €
TOP bike (unisex) 119 €

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

Return transfer per person 45 €

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

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Available for groups from 6 persons and on request
It's recommended to obtain a travel cancellation insurance. The indicated price is subject to changes, print and calculation errors.

By car: Over the Tauern motorway to Villach and over the border crossing Arnoldstein to Udine and Trieste
By train: Over Salzburg and Villach to Trieste (Trieste centrale). Timetable available on: www.deutschebahn.de, www.oebb.at, www.trenitalia.com.
By plane: Low Cost flights to Ronchi dei Legionari airport or Pula. Good connections with airport shuttle or train from Ronchi dei Legionari airport to Trieste. Timetable available on: www.trenitalia.com.

Hotels 3***, partly 4**** category.
Attention: Tourist tax – if requested – has to be paid on the spot!

Depending on the start hotel, parking facilities are available (reservation not possible).

Every Wednesday and Sunday transfer by minibus from Porec to Trieste at a rate of € 45.00 per person + € 39.00 for each own bike) – to be booked and paid in advance.

• 21-gears women‘s or men‘s bicycle
• TOP bike (unisex model - male model on request)
• E-bike (unisex bike, 500 W battery, range up to 100 km)

Tour information

  • Duration 5 days
  • Minimum age 14 years and older
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Distance 135 - 165 km