ISTRIA

THE SUNNY PENINSULA IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA

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General information:

Classification of the tour: Self-guided tour
Difficulty: easy
Distance: 215-285 km
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Price: from 595,- €

Istria Bike map

Highlights and places of interest along the route:

Description:

Start of this bicycle tour is Trieste, the former Habsburg 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 Croatia and on to Istria. This sunny peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea is characterized by little picturesque fisher villages, small towns on the karst hills, vineyards and valleys. Let yourself surprise you from the charms of a landscape rich in contrasts and the various colours of Istria.

  
Characteristics of the route:

The bicycle route through Istria runs slightly hilly.
This cycling tour could be done easily after our tour “From the Dolomites to Trieste” or the tour “Alpe Adria – from Villach to Trieste”.
The tour is suitable for children from the age of 16.

A day by day account of the route:

Trieste biking

Day 1: Arrival in Trieste

Trieste, Italian seaport;

Piran cycling track

Day 2: to Piran/Portorôz (approx. 35/60 km)

Bathing resort Koper, longer variant through „Val Rosandra“;

Novigrad cycling holiday

Day 3: to Umag/Novigrad (approx. 35-60 km)

You pass the salt gardens of Secovlje;

Porec bicycle track

Day 4: to Porec (approx. 25-45 km)

Euphrasian Basilica - UNESCO World heritage;

Porec cycling path Istria

Day 5: Porec (approx. 35 km or day off by the sea)

By boat to the Brijuni-islands or enjoy your day off by the sea;

Rovinj

Day 6: to Rovinj (approx. 55 km)

Cycle to Zlatni rt, also known as Golden Cape;

Pula cycling FUNActive Tours

Day 7: Pula (approx. 45-50 km)

Pula, the oldest town of Istria with various antiquies;

Pula bike holiday

Day 8: Departure

Individual departure or extension of your stay;

Prices 2018

 
Self-guided tour
Package price per person in a double room with breakfast - 11/04 and 13/10/2018 598,00 €
Package price per person, double room with breakfast 698,00 €
Surcharge single room 149,00 €
Surcharge high season* 80,00 €
Additional services
Rental bike 75,00 €
E-Bike 165,00 €
Additional nights in Trieste; 4**** stars hotel 
Per person and night, double room with breakfast 69,00 €
Single room surcharge per person and night 35,00 €
Additional nights in Pula; 3*** stars hotel
Per person and night in a double room with breakfast in April/May/October 51,00 €
Per person and night in a double room with breakfast in June/from September, 15th 57,00 €
Per person and night in a double room with breakfast in July/August/until September 14th 79,00 €
Surcharge single room per night 39,00 €
Additional nights in Pula; 4**** stars hotel
Per person and night in a double room with breakfast in April/May/October 62,00 €
Per person and night in a double room with breakfast in June/from September, 15th 68,00 €
Per person and night in a double room with breakfast in July/August/until September 14th 95,00 €
Surcharge single room per night 39,00 €

*High season: from 23/06/2018 to 08/09/2018 (incl.).


Starting dates 2018, self-guided tour:

  • Arrival every Wednesday and Saturday from 11/04/2018 (first possible start date) to 13/10/2018 (last possible start date).
    (Exception: start dates from 04/08/2018 to 24/08/2018 (included) – no start possible).

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

General information:

  • Arrival information:
    • 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)

    • By flight:
      Low-cost flights to Ronchi Legionari airport or Pula. Good connections with airport shuttle from Ronchi Legionari airport to Trieste.

  • Car parking:
    Different public garages – on request. 

  • Accommodation:
    Accommodation in 3*** and/or 4**** stars hotels
    Attention: Tourist tax – if requested - has to be paid directly on the spot.

  • Transfer:
    Every Wednesday and Saturday return transfer by shuttle bus from Pula to Trieste for € 69.00 per person (bicycle included – reservation and payment upon booking).

  • Rental Bikes:
    21-gear ladies‘ and men’s bicycle
    7-gear Unisex with back pedal 
    E-Bike (Unisex Modell)

  • Tour information available in:
    German - English - Italian
 

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