2021
Cycling Holiday in Istria

Cycling Holiday in Istria

From Trieste to Pula

 Trieste – Poreč – Pula

  • Saltworks of Sečolvje, Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč, amphitheatre in Pula
  • Daily routes ●●●○○
  • Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Insider tip!

days
8

km / day avg.
45

This cycling holiday in Istria begins in the most north-easterly corner of Italy on the Adriatic coast. In one week you will be exploring the western coast of this peninsula. After a short stay in Slovenia, you will cycle from Trieste to Pula. Along the way you will pedal past expansive beaches and many well-known bathing areas. You will also get to know the rather isolated hinterland of Istria. The harbour towns originated as Roman settlements and are rich in unique, century-old architectural monuments. Karst hills and vineyards shape the contrasting landscape of Istria. The Mediterranean lifestyle with delicious food, wonderful wines and the time to enjoy it make this cycle tour complete – and is one of our insider's tips.

Itinerary

  • Booking Code
    ES-HRTP7
  • Start / Destination
    Trieste / Pula
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 235 – 305 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 20 and 60 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
Cycling Holiday in Istria

Day 1: Individual arrival in Trieste

Trieste awaits you with significant sights and wonderful hospitality. Because of its location where numerous trade and cultural routes cross, a number of different influences can be seen in this harbour town. Roman architecture adjacent to Austrian-Imperial buildings create a special flair. Your booked rental bikes are waiting for you in the hotel.

Day 2: Trieste – Piran / Portoroz, approx. 35 or 65 km

Shortly after Trieste, you reach the country’s border and cycle through well-known seaside places such as Koper and Izola along the Slovenian Riviera. We particularly recommend the slightly longer route through the hinterland. It takes you through the Val Rosandra, a very popular destination for mountain climbers and history lovers. Today’s destination is idyllically located on a headland.

Day 3: Piran – Umag / Novigrad, approx. 35 / 60 km

Shortly after starting today's route you reach the saltworks of Sečolvje. In the summer, salt is mined here according to the old traditional methods. Next, you leave Slovenia again and cycle through the slightly hilly countryside of the Croatian part of Istria. Your destination, the small harbour town of Umag, was built upon the remains of a Roman settlement, which can still be seen in the centre of the town. If you stay in Novigrad, you cycle further along the Croatian Mediterranean coast.

Day 4: Umag – Poreč, approx. 40 / 20 km

Following the line of the coast, today's section first takes you to Novigrad. The town stands on the remains of an antique settlement at the mouth of the Mirna to the Adriatic Sea. The historic centre is on an island, which did not used to be connected to the main land and is surrounded by a city wall from the 13th century. In Porec, you should definitely visit the Euphrasian Basilica with its rich mosaics.

Day 5: Round trip from Poreč, approx. 35 km or day off

You've got a whole range of trips to select from today. If you feel like exploring Istria's hinterland, then hop on to your bike. By boat, you can sail off to the Brijuni islands national park. This group of islands is known for its rural beauty. On another boat trip you can visit the fjord-like Limski channel. Or you can enjoy a relaxing day at the beach...

Day 6: Poreč – Rovinj, approx. 55 km

Today you'll be cycling along the longest section of the route. After the Limski Channel you arrive in Rovinj. The former fishing village is built on a hill that extends into the sea and is surrounded to the west and south-west by the Adriatic Sea. The bell tower of the Baroque Euphemia Church can be seen from all directions. Make sure you don't miss going to Golden Cap, Zlatnirt.

Day 7: Rovinj – Pula, approx. 55 km

To complete your tour, today you will be cycling to the south-west tip of the Istrian peninsula. You'll have birdsong in your ears as you cycle through Park Palud. Your destination, Pula, the largest town in Istria, looks back on a 7000-year history. Walk through the historic quarter and discover the many Roman monuments. The town's landmark is its amphitheatre, built by Kaiser Augustus.

Day 8: Individual Departure or extension of stay

Your cycling holiday in Istria ends after breakfast. If you would like to spend a few more days in the sun, we would be happy to extend your stay on this green coast.

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Dates / prices / services

Season times and prices 2021

Arrival on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 02.06.2021 to 03.11.2021

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

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Season A
03.04.
04.11. - 06.11.
ab599 €
Season B
04.04. - 18.06.
12.09. - 03.11.
ab699 €
Season C
19.06. - 11.09.

ab779 €
All prices per person in a double room
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Services

  • 7 nights incl. breakfast, national 3*/4* level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Pula
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not inlcuded is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

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For our younger cyclists

Due to the altitude profile we don't recommend this tour for children.

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Additional Services

Additional bookable services

Additional fee single room

169 €

Return transfer incl. bike, Pula – Triest

69 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Price
Pula
 DBL

69 €

 SGL

105 €

Triest
 DBL

79 €

 SGL

115 €

All prices are per person

Rental Bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
79 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
169 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 21-gear women's / men's bike, derailleur gears with free-wheel
  • Electric bike
Fittings

Pannier, bike lock, repair kit
By request: handlebar bag, milometer, bottle holder, card holder

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Rental Bike

21-gear Rental Bike

79 €

E-bike

169 €

Brief Information

  • Booking Code
    ES-HRTP7
  • Start / Destination
    Trieste / Pula
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 235 – 305 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 20 and 60 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○
  • Parking information
    Car park in Trieste, approx. 50 € / week. More favorable conditions possible through the hotels.
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Returning to Trieste
    Optional with mini van (only on Wednesdays and on Saturdays), duration approx. 2 hours, please specify by booking.
  • 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.
Cycling Holiday in Istria

days
8

km / day avg.
45