2022
Boat and Bike in Istria

Boat and Bike in Istria

Culture and fun at the wonderful Adriatic Sea

 Pula – Poreč – Rovinj – Pula

  • Amphitheatre of Pula, Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč and the Mirna valley
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Bike & Boat: MS Linda

days
8

km / day avg.
35

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 Linda you will experience these things and much more.

Itinerary

  • Booking code
    HR-ISSPP-08G
  • Start / Destination
    Pula
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 250 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 20 and 55 km, Ø 35 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
Boat and Bike in Istria

Your cruiser MS Linda

The MS Linda was built in 1955 and completely rebuilt in 2006. Wood is the dominant raw material on the rather small ship, which visually distinguishes it from the steel ships, most of which are much larger, that also sail along the Croatian coast. The resulting idyllic charm can also be found inside the Linda: the cabins and the saloon are paneled with light wood and thus spread a cosy feel-good atmosphere.

On deck, there are shady places with tables and benches and a sun deck with sunbeds for sun worshippers.

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MS Linda
MS Linda

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 Linda 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.

Dates / prices / services

Season times and prices 2022

Arrival on Fridays from 01.07.2022 to 22.07.2022Early booking discount: -30 €

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Lower deck

Season A
01.07. - 22.07.

ab990 €

Upper deck

Season A
01.07. - 22.07.

ab1140 €
All prices per person in a double cabin, without Additional Services
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Services

  • 7 nights on board
  • 7 x half board: breakfast and lunch or dinner
  • Bed linen and towels supplied (bath towels are not provided)
  • Daily Routing discussion, guided cycling tours
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per cabin)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not included:

  • Passenger fee (harbour fees, visitor´s tax, drinking water) 50 €, to be paid to the captain (children up to and including 16 years: 25 €)
  • Drinks
  • Meals ashore
  • Fees for entries and excursions
  • Tips

The minimum number of 14 participants must be reached up to four weeks prior to the arrival date.

Changes are possible on a ship journey due to the weather, water level or technical conditions. We reserve the right to make changes.

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Child reduction on basic price

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From 0 to 16 years

-25%

Applies for accommodation in a double cabin with 1 full-paying guest.

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Accommodation

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MS Linda

MS Linda

MS Linda

Salon

MS Linda, salon

MS Linda

Lower deck double cabin

MS Linda, lower deck double cabin

MS Linda

Upper deck double cabin

MS Linda, upper deck double cabin

MS Linda

Upper deck twin cabin

MS Linda, upper deck twin cabin

MS Linda

On deck

MS Linda, on deck

MS Linda

Sun deck

MS Linda, sun deck

MS Linda

  • 13 cabins, approx. 7 – 8 m²
  • Cabin fittings: Shower/WC, air conditioning, hairdryer
  • Upper deck: 6 cabins with french bed (200 x 140 cm), 4 twin cabins with single beds (200 x 80 cm)
  • Unterdeck: 1 cabin with french bed (200 x 140 cm), 2 twin cabins with single beds (200 x 80 cm)

Boat facts

  • Built in 1955, completely rebuilt in 2006
  • 2 passenger decks | 13 cabins
  • Maximum capacity: 26 passengers
  • Length 31 m
  • Width 6 m
  • Fittings: Sun deck with deck chairs, seating areas on the shaded upper deck, saloon
  • Language on board: German, English
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Additional Services

Additional bookable services

Lower deck
Upper deck

Surcharge for single use of double cabin

400 €

500 €

Transfer own bike, Zagreb – Pula

50 €

Transfer own bike, Pula – Zagreb

50 €

Transfer excl. bike, Zagreb – Pula

50 €

Transfer excl. bike, Pula – Zagreb

50 €

Car park reservation, per week

50 €

Passenger fee

50 €

All prices are per person

Rental Bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
80 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
180 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 21-gear women's and men's bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel
  • E-Bike
Fittings

Pannier

Please note private e-bikes are not allowed on board.

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Rental Bike

21-gear Rental Bike

80 €

E-bike

180 €

Brief Information

  • Booking code
    HR-ISSPP-08G
  • Start / Destination
    Pula
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 250 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 20 and 55 km, Ø 35 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Parking information
    Car park for the duration of your trip, cost 50 € per week for cars up to 6 m length, a pre-reservation is required, payable on site.
  • Note
    On the bike tours helmets are mandatory. Please bring your own helmet.
    Please note private e-bikes are not allowed on board.
  • 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
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.
Boat and Bike in Istria

days
8

km / day avg.
35