5 days bike and bed in Istria

Discovering Istria's Secrets on Two Wheels

Highlights

  • Multi-Day Bike Trip
  • 4 nights in a private apartament accommodation
  • Profesional licensed bike guide
  • Lunch included
  • Snacks and a bottle of water during the biking tour
  • Visit to the most fascinating locations in Istria: Cape Kamenjak, Fažana, Rovinj, Grožnjan
  • 1 wine tasting

Enjoy cycling through the charming medieval towns situated on a hilltops, framed by Mirna river, through tunnels and bridges.

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Duration: 4 Nights
Dates: Available Wednesdays from 12th April to 14th October (not 5/8-25/8)
Difficulty: Moderate
Type: Guided
Location: Pula

What's included?

  • all accommodation (two-person apartments)
  • rentals of high quality mountain bikes and helmet
  • professional English-speaking guide
  • 3 bike tours,
  • snacks and bottle of water available during tours
  • accommodation in a private 3* apartments in Pula
  • 1 dining at typical Istrian restaurant
  • visits to the most fascinating localities in Istria: Pula, Rt Kamenjak, Fažana, Rovinj, Motovun, Grožnjan
  • 1 wine tasting
  • storage area for bicycles
  • tours along the marked bike paths or local roads, away from main roads
  • transfers according to the set programme
  • technical assistance

Pricing Type: per person

Cycling profile

Daily distance in km:
Day 2: 40 km
Day 3: 40 km
Day 4: 40 km

Maximum travelers: 15

Note: This itinerary is the copyright of Maremonti Istra Ltd.

Itinerary

Day 1:
Check-in at the Agency, introducing to the guide and informing of the tour programme for next days. Choosing bikes and their adjustments. The rest of the day and evening is free for you to explore on your own. Overnight stay in private apartaments in Pula, centraly located.

Day 2:
Pula – South Coast of Istria Cape Kamenjak – Pula /40 km

Discover with us the magnificent and protected nature reserve Cape Kamenjak. The waters of the sea are nowhere more bluish green and crystal clean than in this locality – the southernmost tip of Istria. The rocky beaches alternate with sandy coves. Kamenjak is situated in a purely natural environment, there are no campsites, hotels or buildings in here. A bit farther on the way, close to the bay of Pinizule, the ancient dinosaur footprints were discovered in the rock slabs several years ago. Upon arrival in Kamenjak, we will drive along a narrow path along beautiful beaches, with a unique view to the open sea’s vastness. We will enjoy snacks at the very tip of the Istrian peninsula. Return by bike to Pula with a stopover for wine tasting of the famous Istrian wine served with authentic Istrian cold dishes (prosciutto ham, cheese, sausages).
Overnight stay.

Day 3:
Pula – Fažana – Rovinj – Pula / 40 km

Departure from Pula, ride along bike paths away from the main roads, along the beautiful beaches with a unique view to the sea’s vastness and the archipelago of the Brijuni Islands National Park. Upon arrival in Fažana (once a small fishing village, nowadays an extremely popular tourist destination), we will stop here for a drink. The trip will then continue along Fažana’s coast. On our way to Rovinj, we will ride down gravel roads, pass next to a nature park, an ornithological reserve named Palud. We will arrive in the beautiful town of Rovinj, the most romantic place on the Mediterranean coast. A total of 16 islands, islets and rocks make the town a truly unique place. Free time for individual sightseeing/ lunch in Rovinj. Return transfer to Pula. Overnight stay.

Day 4:
Pula, Transfer – Buje (Parenzan) – Grožnjan – Motovun – Pula / 40 km

Transfer to Buje, our starting point located 90 km from Pula. The ride along the gravel road for next 10 km will take us to Grožnjan, a small Istrian town of great cultural heritage, in a more recent history known as the “Town of Artists”.
There follows a short ride along Grožnjan’s narrow and cobbled streets. We will continue our route to Parenzana with a beautiful view to the Mirna valley. Through tunnels and bridges, the road will take us to Livade. We will then cross the Mirna River to reach the other side of the valley and climb towards Motovun, one of the most popular Istrian medieval towns. Here we will enjoy wine tasting and dining in a beautiful setting of a local tavern. Return transfer to Pula. Overnight stay.

Day 5:
You’ll have free time on your last day to relax or explore the town at your leisure.

Details

Departure point
Pula, tourist agency Maremonti Istra, Zadarska 2

Departure time
If you choose your tour with an airport transfer, please provide your flight arrival and departure times when booking.
Check in: from 13:00

Accommodation
Apartments are located just a 5-minute walk from the Old Town in Pula. They feature a furnished balcony overlooking the shared garden, and free Wi-Fi access is provided.
A seating area, dining area and satellite TV all feature in these air-conditioned apartments. The kitchen includes a fridge and a coffee maker.
Breakfast is prepared every morning at the Apartments Ljiljana. Suplement: 5 EUR person/day
Link: Apartments Ljiljana Pula

Surcharges:
• accommodation at 3* category family hotel with breakfast: 80 EUR per person (2 person in double room).
• accommodation at 4* category hotel with breakfast: 120 EUR per person (2 person in double room)
• transfer from Pula Airport (PUY) to lodging including return transfer: EUR 20 per person,
transfer from Trieste, Ljubljana, or other locations on request.

Important note:
• The tour will be held regardless of weather conditions. In case of bad weather conditions, the Agency will be pleased to offer an exciting alternative tours.

How to get there
By plane to Pula airport and then by bus / taxi to Pula. An option is a ferry from Venice to Pula.

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