Boat and Bike in Istria
Culture and fun at the wonderful Adriatic Sea on MS Tarin
- Round trip from Pula
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- Bike & Boat: MS Tarin
km / day avg.
Istria is in the northern Mediterranean region of Croatia. Here, locals call it the "Heart of Europe". The region looks back on a rich history: The proud amphitheatre in Pula harks back to the heyday of the Romans over 2000 years ago. By boat and bike you set off to discover Istria, the many coastal villages and harbour towns and the many traces of the past this wonderful area has to offer. All the while, the sparkling, azure blue water of the sea is before you. You will become acquainted with a wonderfully friendly people. The impressions are diverse: culinary specialities or a sunset right out of a 3D film. On the MS Tarin you will experience these things and much more.
- Booking code
- Start / Destination
8 days / 7 nights
approx. 250 km
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between 20 and 55 km, Ø 35 km
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- Parking information
Car park for the duration of your trip, 50 € per week, a pre-reservation is required, payable on site.
On bicycle tours in Croatia helmets are mandatory for children under 18 years of age. However, for safety reasons we generally recommend wearing a helmet.
- Minimum number of participants
The minimum number of 14 participants must be reached 4 weeks prior to the arrival date.
Changes to boat trips due to weather, water levels or technical conditions are possible; we reserve the right to make changes.
- Tour operated by
Local cooperation partner
Your cruiser MS Tarin
MS Tarin is a two-mast motor yacht, 22 m in length and 6.20 m wide. Its maiden voyage was in 2004. The front sundeck measures 40 m² while the upper is about 60 m². Beach mats on the deck and canopied tables for meals in the open air ensure a wonderful stay here on board. The large saloon, lovingly fitted cabins and excellent service will make your stay on this ship a real pleasure.
Day 1: Individual arrival to Pula, cycle tour around Pula, approx. 20km, Pula – quiet bay in the north of Pula (by boat)
Individual arrival in Pula, the secret capital of Istria. The Roman amphitheatre is the town's landmark. Between 14.00 and 14.30, you can check in to your cabins on your motor yacht. Take a tour of Pula by bike and get to see its many sights at closer range! When you get back to the boat, it's time to raise the anchor and set off a few sea miles to the north.
Day 2: Quiet bay in the north of Pula – Vrsar (by boat), Vrsar – Poreč, approx. 35 km
The boat takes you to Vrsar, the town in which the famous heartthrob, Casanova, once sought refuge from jealous pursuers. From Vrsar, you cycle along the Lim Fjord to Klostar in the hinterland, and then on to Poreč. The historic quarter is wonderfully intact. A visit to the famous Euphrasian Basilica with its early Christian mosaics is definitely worth it.
Day 3: Poreč – Visnjan – Poreč, approx. 50 km, Poreč – Umag (by boat)
The cycle tour takes you from Porec to Visnjan today – a lovely route through a wine-growing region. After lunch you can visit the mysterious Baredine caves. The grotto has many weird and wonderful stalactite formations in five caves. In the afternoon, the boat takes you to Umag, which you'll love for its beautiful historic quarter situated on a small headland.
Day 4: Umag – Groznjan – Novigrad, approx. 55 km
The MS Tarin heads off north. You will discover the artists' village of Groznjan, cross Mirna valley, famous for its white truffles, and arrive in the very pretty village of Novigrad in the afternoon. Greek sailors used to use this town as a base. The tin covered city wall and the Pelagius Basilica date back to the 7th century.
Day 5: Novigrad – Poreč, approx. 35 km, Porec – Rovinj (by boat)
A short section by bike is on the agenda today. Following the coast, the route takes you back to Porec. Enjoy the flair of the wonderful historic quarter, climb the Round Tower or visit the Euphrasius Basilica. In the afternoon, your boat takes you to one of the many remote Istrian bays. You stay here overnight, at anchor.
Day 6: Roundtour around Rovinj, approx. 20 km
Rovinj, the pearl of Istria, awaits you today. You spend the morning in the saddle, but still have enough time to go swimming. Lunch is on board today. And in the afternoon it's time to visit the town of Rovinj. Porta Balbi, the Venetian city gate and the magnificently decorated clock tower, Torre dell'Orologio are particularly worthy of a visit.
Day 7: Rovinj – Barbariga (by boat), Barbariga – Pula, approx. 35 km
Up to lunch you remain on board your motor yacht. This longer tour takes to you Fazana, a fishing village with a lovely beachside promenade. You cycle via Vodnjan to Pula, Istria's oldest and biggest town. Visit Hercules' Gate or the city's landmark, the amphitheatre which was commissioned by the Emperor Augustus, or simply go for a wander.
Day 8: Return journey or extension of stay
After breakfast, your bike & boat tour of Istria comes to an end. We would be happy to extend your holiday in Pula.