Istria, based in one hotel
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8 days | difficulty level

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Istria – based in one hotel
The biggest peninsula on the northern Adria

Difficulty Level:
Duration: 8 days
Distance: 270 - 270 km
Landscape:

The base of your bicycle holiday will be Porec, which is probably the most important coast town at the west coast of the peninsula Istria in Croatia. The Euphrasian Basilica in Porec and the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of Mary have been part of the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1997.

Most of the time the route runs along traffic free side roads in the hinterland of Istria or along the coast.

HIGHLIGHTS
ON THE PATH

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!
Vrsar Rovinj
Limski Canal
Vrsar Rovinj
A boat trip to the fjord-like canal with its shimmering blue water will certainly remain in your memory - especially because, with a bit of luck, you might see some dolphins.
Grožnjan
Grožnjan
Grožnjan
Grožnjan is a medieval village, whose original beauty is still preserved in its old walls. It is known above all as the "town of artists".
Nova Vas
Grotta Baredine
Nova Vas
The interior of the cave is richly decorated with calcite deposits, stalactites, stalagmites and cone columns.
Motovun
Motovun
Motovun
A walk along the city walls and through thick gates allows you to get around the city. Motovun is also famous for truffles and olive oil.
Rovinj
Rovinj
Rovinj
From afar, you will be greeted by the towering bell tower of the Church of Euphemia, which stands on the highest square in Rovinji.
Brijuni
Brijuni Islands
Brijuni
A small group of islands in the Croatian Adriatic. Today the islands are a national park and only Veli Brijun is open to the public.
Pula
Amphitheatre
Pula
The astonishingly well-preserved amphitheatre now provides a colossal setting for concerts as well as theatre and opera performances.
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TRAVEL ITINERARY

8 days / 7 nights

Day 1: Arrival at Porec

Individual arrival at your hotel in Porec. We suggest a visit to the Euphrasian Basilica – listed as UNESCO World Heritage since 1997.

Day 2: Round trip Porec (approx. 35 km)

Today’s cycling day makes you explore the hinterland of Porec. First along the coast to the bathing resort Santa Marina di Vabriga and then to Vabriga. You leave the coast again and continue cycling in the inland to Visnjan and back to Porec.

Day 3: Porec – Vrsar – Limski Channel - Porec (approx. 40 km)

Today you will cycle from Porec to the famous fjord-like Limski channel with its blue shimmering water. The Limski channel is a protected natural area and on its coasts you will find mussels- and oyster breeding. Through the inland you will get back to Porec.

Day 4: Groznjan – Buje – Novigrad – Porec (approx. 55 km)

You will reach the artistic village Groznjan today! Named the first time in 1102 it is today a meeting point for musicians from all over the world. During summer a lot of classical concerts with young musicians take place. In the second half of July you can join the festival “Jazz is back”. In the end of September artists meet for “Ex Tempore” - performing arts. From Groznjan you cycle passing Buje downhill to the Adriatic coast and along to Novigrad (in Italian Cittanova). This medieval town is surrounded by a defensive wall and is seated at the mouth of the river Mirna. On your way back you will pass the cave “Jama Baredine” – a dripstone cave, before reaching Porec again.

Day 5: Motovun – Porec (approx. 45 km)

After a short transfer in the hinterland of Porec the first stop is Motovun, a formerly important strategic point of the Venetians, invulnerable on the top of a steep hill. You may surround this medieval town and enjoy the breath taking view on the surrounded hilly landscape, the sea and the Mirna valley. Along the Parenzana you continue your ride to Vizinada from where you will see once again the impressing town of Motovun before going back to Porec.

Day 6: Porec – Rovinj (approx. 55 km)

Today you will reach Rovinj, one of the most beautiful cities in Istria. Rovinj is surrounded in the west and the south west by the Adriatic Sea. Afar the high bell tower of the Euphemia Church built on the highest spot of Rovinj, greats you. Go ahead, if you would like to cycle to Zlatni rt (also known as Golden Cape), a peninsula, where you find a park in a nature reserve. Return transfer to Porec in the afternoon.

Day 7: Kanfanar – Pula (approx. 40 km)

After a transfer to Kanfanar you cycle through wide woods in direction Pula. In Fazana you have the possibility to visit with one of the boats the Brijuni-islands. The Brijuni-islands are twelve smaller and 2 bigger islands; the main island Veli Brijun was used by the Yugoslav statesman Tito as summer residence. Today the islands are National Park and only Veli Brijun can be visited by the public. Continue your cycling trip to Pula, the biggest city of Istria. Famous for the antique places of interest like the amphitheatre! In the evening transfer back to Porec.

Day 8: Departure

Individual departure or extension of your stay.

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Prices and dates

Standard
Price in double room with breakfast Arrivals on 03/04/2021 and 06/11/2021 589 €
Price in double room with breakfast From 07/04/2021 to 03/11/2021 689 €
High season supplement From 19/06/2021 to 11/09/2021 30 €
Single room supplement 169 €
Half board supplement 149 €

Il 03/04/21, from 04/04/21 to 18/06/21, from 19/06/21 to 30/07/21, from 23/08/21 to 11/09/21, from 12/09/21 to 05/11/21, il 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 in double room with breakfast Poreč 69 €
Single room supplement per night Poreč 35 €

Il 03/04/21, from 04/04/21 to 18/06/21, from 19/06/21 to 30/07/21, from 23/08/21 to 11/09/21, from 12/09/21 to 05/11/21, il 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 79 €
E-bike 169 €
Rental bike TOP 119 €

Il 03/04/21, from 04/04/21 to 18/06/21, from 19/06/21 to 30/07/21, from 23/08/21 to 11/09/21, from 12/09/21 to 05/11/21, il 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: from north over the motorway A10 to Villach and on the A23 further on to Udine, Ljubljana and Porec.
By plane: airport Pula or Ronchi dei Legionari (airport of Trieste). Good bus connections from Pula centre to Porec.

hotel 4**** category.
Attention: Tourist tax – if requested – has to be paid on the spot!

Car parking available at your start hotel. No reservation possible upon booking; to be paid on the spot.

Every Wednesday and Saturday transfer from Pula to Porec or from Porec to Pula at a price of € 100.00 per way (bicycle included) – price per minivan (from 1 - 8 persons); reservation upon booking and payment on the spot.

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

• Accommodation in hotel 4****category

• Breakfast buffet or full breakfast

• If booked with half board: buffet or 3-course dinner

• Personal tour information

• Transfers according to the programme

• 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 and dinner (if you have not booked half board)

• Not mentioned entries

• Rental bikes and travel insurance

• All not expressly mentioned under the item „Included services“

FAQ

Questions and answers

Depending on availability, we will booked 3**superior or 4**** hotels.

No, the order of the day trips can vary. You will find out the exact order upon arrival.

If you don't want to pack your bags every day and move to a different hotel, then this tour are just right for you. The starting point of the different tours is always the same hotel to which you return in the evening. So you sleep in the same bed every night and take individual day tours in the beautiful surroundings.

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