Short break Mountain bike - Parenzana
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5 days | difficulty level

14 years and older

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Short break Mountain bike – Parenzana
On the old railway trails from Italy through Slovenia and Croatia

Difficulty Level:
Duration: 5 days
Distance: ca. 135 km
Landscape:

As starting point for your cycling tour Trieste has a very convenient position. After a few kilometres you leave the harbour city and follow the former railway trail in direction of Slovenia. You leave Italy behind and you reach the „port of roses“, Portoroz. Soon you continue cycling to Croatia, land of the red soil. The Adriatic Sea invites you for a bath; the pedestrian area of the historic centre of Porec awaits you.

The Italian port Trieste has approx. 205.000 inhabitants and is the capital town of the autonomous region Friuli-Venezia Giulia. As most important harbour of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire it became a centre of navigation and marine science. Due to the sub-Mediterranean climate the summers are usually very hot and dry, the winters mild and rich in rain. Also in Portoroz you will find some preserved buildings from the ages of Monarchs.
The cycling tour from Trieste to Porec on the former railway trails runs on the Italian and Slovenian sides mostly on asphalted cycling paths, in Croatia partly on gravel roads. We recommend a mountain bike.

HIGHLIGHTS
ON THE PATH

Trieste
Castello di Miramare
Trieste
Admire the botanical variety in the park surrounding the Castle or enjoy the view over the Gulf of Trieste!
Piran
Piazza Tartini and Piran harbour
Piran
The square was named after the virtuoso Giuseppe Tartini.
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.
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.
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 to Trieste.

Day 2

(approx. 45 km)

Your tour begins where the train along the Parenzana started: at the train station of Trieste. Built in 1906 you will admire the typical architecture of the Austrian-Hungarian age. You leave Trieste, cross the border, pass woods and meadows and will learn the beauties of Istria. At the end of the stage you will cycle on a long descent with a marvellous view over Piran.

Day 3

(approx. 55 km)

The spa town of Piran shines even today with its well-preserved hotel architectures, which were then very rare to find. You will leave Piran and continue cycling on the traces of the former railway trails. Istria’s hinterland will offer you the geometrical Secovlje salt flats – today with an access to a nature park: The Secovlje Salina Nature Park. The cycling path will lead you amongst untouched nature. Your second stage ends in Motovun or Livade – famous for its truffle and olive oil.

Day 4

(approx. 35 km)

On today’s stage you probably will explore the centrepiece of the Parenzana railway. Through lots of tunnels and viaducts, which have been built in the end of 19th century, your journey leads you in direction Adriatic Sea. On gravel roads you pass rural areas, vineyards and red soil. Reached the end of your tour you won`t find any hint regarding the Parenzana railway anymore neither a train station nor a sign refers to this beautiful railway trail.

Day 5

Individual departure or possibility to extend your stay.

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Prices and dates

Standard
Price in double room with breakfast 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 in double room with breakfast Triest 79 €
Single room supplement per night Triest 35 €
Price per night in double room with breakfast 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.

Mountainbike TOP 96 €
E- Mountainbike 125 €
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 the airport Ronchi dei Legionari or Pula. Good connections by bus to Trieste (airport shuttle or train – timetables on www.trenitalia.com) or from the airport Ronchi dei Legionari.

Chosen hotels of 3*** and 4**** category.
Attention: Tourist tax – if requested – has to be paid on the spot!

In Trieste you will find a lot of public garages; no booking possible; to be paid on the spot.

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

• MTB Bianchi Kuma 27.2 inch (on request, limited availability) or similar version
• E-Mountainbike HAIBIKE with 500 Watt battery - Yamaha TG (on request, limited availability) or similar version

• Accommodation in hotels 3*** and 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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