SHORT BREAK: PARENZANA

ON THE OLD RAILWAY TRAILS FROM ITALY THROUGH SLOVENIA TO CROATIA

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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:

Description:

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)

Bathing resort Koper, beautiful hotel architectures;

Motovun

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

Famous for truffles, olive oil and vine;

Bike trip Parenzana

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

Heart of the Parenzana railway; many vineyards and red soil;

Porec, bike holiday Istria

Day 5: Departure

Individual departure or extension of your stay;

Prices 2019

 
Self-guided tour
Package price per person in a double room incl. breakfast € 389,00
Surcharge single room, per person € 90,00
Surcharge high season*, per person € 48,00
Additional services
Mountain bike TOP € 120,00
Additional nights in Trieste (Hotel 4****- category)
Per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast € 74,00
Surcharge single room, per night € 35,00
Additional nights in porec (Hotel 3***- category)
Per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast € 65,00
Surcharge single room, per night € 35,00
Extra nights in Porec (Hotel 4****- category)
Per person and night in a double room incl. breakfast € 79,00
Surcharge single room, per night € 35,00

*High season: arrival dates from 22/06/2019 to 07/09/2019 (incl.)


Starting dates 2019, self-guided tour:

  • ARRIVAL: every Wednesday and Saturday, from 10/04/2019 (first available start) to 12/10/2019 (last available start)

  • NO DEPARTURE POSSIBLE: from 03/08/2019 to 24/08/2019 (incl.).

  • 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:
    Trieste
     
  • 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: 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) 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. Minimum 2 persons.
     
  • Rental bikes:
    MTB TOP
     
  • Tour information available in:
    German - Italian
 

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