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General information:

Classification of the tour : Self-guided tour
Difficulty: easy
Distance: approx. 135 km
Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Price: from 389,- €

map Parenzana

Highlights and places of interest along the route:


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. 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. You will find some preserved buildings from the ages of Monarchs. 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.

Characteristics of the route:

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.
The tour is suitable for children from the age of 14.

A day by day account of the route:

Trieste, bike holiday

Day 1: Arrival in Trieste

Trieste, Italian seaport;

Piran, bike holiday

Day 2: Trieste – Piran/Portoroz (approx. 45 km)

You leave Trieste, cross the border, pass woods and meadows and will learn the beauties of Istria;


Day 3: Piran/Portoroz – Livade/ Motovun (approx. 55 km)

You continue cycling on the traces of the former railway trails; The Secovlje Salina Nature Park;

Bike trip Parenzana

Day 4: Livade/Motovun – Porec (approx. 35 km)

On today’s stage you probably will explore the centrepiece of the Parenzana railway;

Porec, bike holiday Istria

Day 5: Departure

Individual departure or extension of your stay;

Prices 2020

Self-guided tour
Package price per person in a double room incl. breakfast € 389,00
Single room surcharge, per person € 90,00
High season* surcharge, per person € 48,00
Additional services
Rental Mountain Bike TOP € 120,00
extra nights in Trieste
Price per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast € 79,00
Single room surcharge, per night € 35,00
extra nights in porec
Price per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast € 69,00
Single room surcharge, per night € 35,00

*High season: arrival dates from 20/06/2020 to 12/09/2020 (incl.)
We suggest travel insurance.
Changes in the offer as well as errors, printing errors and arithmetic errors reserved! 


Starting dates 2020:

  • ARRIVAL: every Wednesday and Saturday, from 04/04/2020 (first available start) to 17/10/2020 (last available start)

  • NO DEPARTURE POSSIBLE: from 01/08/2020 to 22/08/2020 (incl.) - no start possible!

  • NON SCHEDULE  ARRIVAL DATE: minimum of 5 persons upon request!

General information:

  • Classification of the cycle-tour:
    Self-guided tour
  • Duration:
    5 days / 4 nights
  • Distance:
    Approx. 135 km
  • Starting point:
  • Arrival:
    • 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:,,
    • 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 from airport Ronchi dei Legionari.
  • Accommodation:
    Chosen hotels of 3*** and/or 4**** category.
    Attention: Tourist tax – if requested – has to be paid on the spot.
  • Parking:
    In Trieste you will find a lot of public garages; no booking possible; to be paid on the spot.
  • Transfer:
    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.
  • Rental bikes:
    MTB (without bike rack and bike bags)
  • Tour information available in:
    German - Italian

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