Short break, Trieste - Porec
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5 days | difficulty level

14 years and older

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Short break, Trieste – Porec
From Italy over Slovenia to Croatia

Difficulty Level:
Duration: 5 days
Distance: 135 - 165 km
Landscape:

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”.

HIGHLIGHTS
ON THE PATH

Triest/Trieste
Castello di San Giusto
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.
Trieste
Castello di Miramare
Trieste
Admire the botanical variety in the park surrounding the Castle or enjoy the view over the Gulf of Trieste!
Muggia
Muggia
Muggia
Muggia is the first town on the Istrian peninsula and the last coastal town before the border with Slovenia.
Sečovlje
Sečovlje Salina Nature Park
Sečovlje
The salt flats of Sečovlje are part of the nature park, which uses the land with nature conservation, cultural and economic aspects.
Piran
Piazza Tartini and Piran harbour
Piran
The square was named after the virtuoso Giuseppe Tartini.
Porec
Euphrasius Basilica
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!
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TRAVEL ITINERARY

5 days / 4 nights

Day 1

Individual arrival at the hotel in Trieste.

Day 2

(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

(approx. 35 - 60km)

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

Individual departure or possibility to extend your stay.

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Prices and dates

Double room rate From 03/04/2021 to 06/11/2021 389 €
High season supplement From 19/06/2021 to 11/09/2021 48 €
Single room supplement 90 €

From 03/04/21 to 18/06/21, from 19/06/21 to 12/09/21, from 13/09/21 to 06/11/21 arrival is always possible on Wednesday, Saturday.

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

Price per night and person in double room Triest 79 €
Single room supplement per night Triest 35 €
Price per night and person in double room Poreč 69 €
Single room supplement per night Poreč 35 €

From 03/04/21 to 18/06/21, from 19/06/21 to 12/09/21, from 13/09/21 to 06/11/21 arrival is always possible on Wednesday, Saturday.

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

21-gears women‘s or men‘s bicycle 65 €
E-bike 120 €
Rental bike TOP 95 €
Return transfer 45 €

From 03/04/21 to 18/06/21, from 19/06/21 to 12/09/21, from 13/09/21 to 06/11/21 arrival is always possible on Wednesday, Saturday.

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

General information

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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!

Different public garages – on request. No pre-order possible.

Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday transfer by minibus from Porec to Trieste at a rate of € 45.00 per person (bicycle incl.) – to be booked and paid in advance.

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

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

• Breakfast buffet or full breakfast

• Personal tour information

• 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

• 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“

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