Cycling from Trieste to Pula in 8 days

Discovering Istria's Secrets on Two Wheels

Highlights

  • Multi-Day Bike Trip
  • 1 overnight in hotel 3* BB in Trieste
  • 6 overnights in hotel/pension 3/4* with 4 HB
  • Profesional licensed bike guide
  • 2 Lunch included
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • 1 wine tasting
  • Visit to the most fascinating locations in Istria: Umag, Poreč, Rovinj, Groznjan, Motovun, Fazana, Pula, Cape Kamenjak

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

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Trieste/ Muggia, Izola, Portoroz, Umag, Groznjan, Porec, Rovinj, Pula
Duration: 7 Nights
Dates: on request
Difficulty: Moderate
Type: Guided
Location: Trieste

What's included?

  • 6 x overnight in pensions, with HB (2 x lunch, 4 x dinner) and 1 overnight in hotel 3* BB in Trieste
  • local bike guide (eng.) 6 days
  • 6 x 0,75 water + energy bar, fruit
  • 1 x wine tasting
  • lagguage tranfer during the tour
  • bike delivery to Trieste

Pricing Type: per person, for min. 4 participants
Price for 2-3 person on request.

Accommodations:
We use a . 3 and 4* hotels to maximise our availability for this tour

Cycling profile

Daily distance in km:
Day 1: 50 km
Day 2: 50 km
Day 3: 40 km
Day 4: 40 km
Day 5: 40 km
Day 6: 40 km
Total distance: 260 km
Maximum travelers: 15

Itinerary

Day 1:
Independent arrival in Trieste. Overnight in Trieste.
Accommodation in a 3* hotel.

Day 2:
Trieste-Muggia on Parenzana Trail to Umag, 50 km

We will start our Tour at the picturesque harbor of Muggia near Trieste. After fitting the bikes and making yourself comfortable on them we will head onward to the Parenzana bike trail. This trail used be a railway track and has now been nicely changed into a bike road with many beautifully restored old bridges and tunnels. After passing the towns of Koper, Isola and Potoroz we will cross the border to Croatia and leave the Parenzana trail heading towards the old town of Umag. Accommodation and dinner in the hotel. Overnight in Umag.

Day 3:
Umag on Parenzana Trail via Groznjan to Motovun, 50 km

After breakfast, we will ride to Buje, then continue on the Parenzana up to Grožnjan. Here we will have a refreshment and take some time for a short sightseeing around the “village of artists”. Continuing our ride we will reach Livade – The home of truffles. If you like we can try some truffles in the Truffle Shop in the centre of the village. We will end our ride today in the medevial town of Motovun, which is beautifully set on the top of a hill above the vineyards. In the afternoon/evening we will have a
dinner in a local tavern. Overnight in a Bed & Breakfast in Motovun.

Day 4:
Motovun on Parenzana Trail to Porec, 40 km

In the morning after breakfast we continue our tour on Parenzana trail through many vineyards and olive groves reaching Porec in the early afternoon. Accommodation in a hotel close to Porec. After lunch free afternoon for individual sightseeing of Porec. overnight in Poreč.

Day 5:
Porec via Lim. Fjord to Rovinj, 40 km

Breakfast. We leave our hotel riding along the coastline. We will pass the beautiful Blue and Green Lagoon on our way to Vrsar. Here we stop for a refreshment in the harbor. Our ride continues on gravel roads just above the Lim fjord. This Fjord with its steep slopes and turquoise waters reaches 11 km from the mediterranian sea into Istrian Mainland. After a short ride on a road uphill we continue on small roads and trails till Rovinj. Rovinj is an old town with nicely restored houses, taverns and bars. We will have lunch in a local tavern. In the afternoon and evening you can go for individual sightseeing in Rovinj. Accommodation in a Bed & Breakfast in Rovinj.

Day 6:
Rovinj via Fažana to Pula, 40 km

Today we will ride on gravel roads through forests and vineyards and pass next to the bird nature park Palud on the way to the fischermans village of Fažana, a small village with a picturesque harbour from where ships and boats depart for the islands of the Brijuni National Park. Due to its beautiful parks, pine forests, an enchanting promenade with a rich variety of lovely restaurants and beach bars, Fažana attracts a great number of visitors throughout the whole year. Your final stage leads you to Pula on Istria’s southwest tip. Overnight and dinner in Pula.

Day 7:
Pula to Cape Kamenjak, 40 km

After breakfast we start our ride from Pula, a 3000 years old historic town which is famous for its 2000 year old roman amphitheater and many other roman buildings. After a short ride through the city center we continue to discover the magnificent and protected nature reserve Kamenjak. A small peninsula 9,5 km long, 1,5 km wide with its deeply indented coastline. 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. Stop at the cape for a drink in the famous Safary bar. We will have a wine tasting and stay overnight in a Bed & Breakfast in Pula.

Day 8:
Breakfast. Last day for free activities and explore Pula old town.
And of the tour, or maybe not.

Details

Departure point
Free transfer from Trieste to Muggia. Starting from Muggia.

Departure time
If you choose your tour with an airport transfer, please provide your flight arrival and departure times when booking.

Extras:
Transfer – Pula to Trieste airport – (min 2 people – price per person): 100 € (reservation payment upon booking)

Bike hire:
Quality mountain bikes rental: Cube 27,5″ or 29″
Price: 90 €

Qualiti E-bike mountain bike: Cube 27,5″or 29″
Price: 150 €

How to get there
By plane to Trieste airport or Venice airport and then by train to Trieste. You can easily go to Muggia by ferryboat. The ferryboat line “Trieste – Muggia” is available year-round. It leaves from Molo Bersaglieri to Diga foranea in Muggia.

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