FROM VENICE TO TRIESTE AND ISTRIA

FROM THE BEACHES OF THE ADRIATIC SEA IN ITALY TO SLOVENIA AND CROATIA

Venice PorecOriginal Tour FUNActive Tours

General information:

Classification of the tour: Self-guided tour
Difficulty: easy
Distance: 270-405 km
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Price: from 529,- €

Map Venice Porec

Highlights and places of interest along the route:

Description:

The starting point of this cycle tour is “la Serenissima”, Venice the lagoon city on the shores of the Adriatic Sea. Cycling past the beaches of the classical holiday resorts of Jesolo and Caorle on the Italian Adriatic, an opportunity always presents itself to take a refreshing swim in the sea. Due to this fact, you should never forget to pack your swim gear.
Besides these beaches, the inland regions of the Friuli-Venezia-Giulia offer countless sites with very special charm waiting to be discovered; Mediaeval fortress towns; Roman archaeological excavations; typical Italian Piazzas and buildings embossed with Venetian influences causing the visitor to forget time and space. While on the one side, the Adriatic stretches calmly and silently, the Julian Alps rise majestically to the north. Finish with a trip down the beautiful Croatian peninsula of Istria. The return journey to Venice can be done by boat.

  
Characteristics of the route:

The cycle trip to Istria is flat until shortly before Trieste, then it continues slight hilly until Porec.
The tour is suitable for children from the age of 14.

A day by day account of the route:

Anreise nach Alberobello

Day 1: Arrival in Venice mainland/Mestre

The „Serenissima“ with all its splendid buildings invites you;

Alberobello - Ostuni

Day 2: to Caorle/Jesolo (approx. 30/75 km)

Through the back-country following the river Sile;

Alberobello - Ostuni

Day 3: to Concordia S./Portog./Lignano (approx. 50-60 km)

Portogruaro - a very important River harbour in the „Serenissima“;

Alberobello - Ostuni

Day 4: to Grado/Aquileia (approx. 65 km + ship Marano L.)

Aquileia once a large city of the Roman Empire;

Alberobello - Ostuni

Day 5: to Trieste (approx. 70 km or 40 km + train -not incl.)

Through suggestive resorts like Duino, Sistiana, Miramare;

Alberobello - Ostuni

Day 6: to Piran/Portoroz approx. 35 km+ferry* / 65 km)

(* tickets not included) - Koper, Izola, Piran, Portoroz;

Alberobello - Ostuni

Day 7: to Porec (approx. 70 km)

You cross over the border into Croatia;

Alberobello - Ostuni

Day 8: Departure

It is certainly worth to visit Euphrasius-Basilica;

Prices 2017

 
Self-guided tour
Package price per person in a double room with breakfast – Category A – arrival date on 08/04 and 07/10 599,00 €
Package price per person in a double room with breakfast – Category B – arrival date on 08/04 and 07/10 529,00 €
Package price per person in a double room with breakfast - Category A 698,00 €
Package price per person in a double room with breakfast - Category B 629,00 €
Surcharge single room 149,00 €
Surcharge high season Cat. A* 59,00 €
Surcharge high season Cat. B* 45,00 €
Additional services
Rental bike 85,00 €
E-Bike (on request, limited availability) 170,00 €
Additional nights in Venice mainland/MEstre; Hotel 4****stars
Per person and night, double room with breakfast 61,00 €
Surcharge per night in a single room 23,00 €
Extra nights in Porec; 3*** hotel
Per person and night in a double room with breakfast 64,00 €
Surcharge per night in a single room 35,00 €
Extra nights in Porec; 4**** hotel
Per person and night in a double room with breakfast 74,00 €
Surcharge per night in a single room 35,00 €

* High season: arrival date from 17/06/2017 to 16/09/2017 (incl.)


Starting dates 2016, self-guided tour:

  • Arrivals every Wednesday (May to September) and Saturday from 08/04/2017 (first available date) to 07/10/2017 (last available date).

  • In June and July possibility to start on Fridays too´.

  • Exception: arrival from Saturday, 29/07/2017 to 25/08/2017 (incl.) - no start possible.

  • With a minimum of 5 people we can organise a start of the tour upon request on every other day.

General information:

  • Arrival information:
    • By car:
      Take the Brenner Highway (A22) from Innsbruck to Verona and continue to Venice mainland/Mestre or drive from Villach over the border crossing point Arnoldstein to Udine and continue to Venice mainland/Mestre.
    • By Train:
      Take a train to the main station in Mestre and either a bus or a taxi to the hotel.

    • By flight:
      Low cost flights are available to Sant’Angelo airport in Treviso and to the Marco Polo airport in Venice which offer an excellent airport shuttle to and from Venice mainland/Mestre.

  • Car parking:
    Depending on the start hotel, parking facilities are available. Some hotels may require an obligatory fee of approx. € 30.00 to € 50.00 per week payable on the day of arrival (reservation not possible).

  • Accommodation:
    Category A: 4**** star Hotels, partially 3*** star hotels
    Category B: 3*** star Hotels
    Attention: Tourist tax – if requested – has to be paid on the spot.

  • Transfer:
    A ferry boat leaves Poreč every Saturday and according to the timetable approx. at 8.00 a.m. (depending on the timetable the ferry may leave also earlier or later) and arrives at an estimated time of 10.45 a.m. in Venice (depending on what time the ferry leaves Porec).

    • Price per person: between approx. € 65,00 – approx. € 75,00 (depending on the season)

    • Price per bicycle: approx. € 10,00 (limited numbers, max. 4 bikes)

    • Rental bikes can be left without extra costs at the last Hotel in Porec and do not have to be transported on the ship.

    • It is necessary to book the ferry transfer in the moment of the booking of the tour. The cost for the boat is subject to payment on confirmation of the travel booking.

    • We request the following details: First name, surname, date of birth, nationality, official document (passport or ID) document numbers and validity date.

    • If the ferry will be cancelled (technical problems, logistic reasons of the owner,……), there will be organized a transfer by bus – the booked ferry ticket cannot be refunded and it is not possible to complain compensation.

    • We want to inform you, that the return journey from the harbour in Venice Terminal San Basilio to Venice train station, Venice mainland/Mestre or Venice airport with own bides and luggage is not that easy.

    • Transfer from the harbour in Venice to the first hotel: There are many possibilities with public taxi´s, price is approx. € 30,00 – € 50,00 – the transfer can be booked during the briefing before tour start and may be paid directly to the driver.

  • Rental Bikes:
    21-gear women’s or men’s bicycle
    7-gear UNISEX bicycle with back pedal
    Electro bike (UNISEX bike)

  • Tour information available in:
    German - English
 

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