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8 Days Scenic Cycling Holiday in Istria, Croatia

Self-Guided Cycling Holiday Croatia

You will start your bicycle holiday in Porec. Porec is probably the most important coast town at the west coast of the peninsula Istria in Croatia. Grab the chance as well to visit the Euphrasian Basilica in Porec or the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption of Mary which has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1997.

Key information

  • Trip type: Self-guided
  • Terrain: Mostly paved, mostly flat
  • Difficulty level: Easy (cyclist does not need to have certain level of fitness, mostly flat terrain though occasionally they will ride in unpaved or hills, 10-30 miles per day) to moderate (cyclist needs to have a good level of fitness, terrain is mostly hilly or unpaved but they will ride on flat terrain sometime, 31-45 miles per day)
  • Total Distance: 174 miles / 280 kilometers
  • E-bike: Available for rent at 165 EUR
  • Rental bike: 75 EUR

Highlights

  • Cycling in well-planned routes
  • Explore and tour of the Istrian peninsula
  • Chance to visit the Euphrasian Basilica in Porec
  • Scenic landscapes and traffic-free side roads
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

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6 cycling days in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

During the cycling tour, you will be provided seven nights of accommodation in a four-star hotel.

Program

Characteristics of the route:

Most of the time, the route runs along traffic-free side roads in the hinterland of Istria or along the coast. The tour is suitable for children from the age of 14.

Rental bike information

  • 21-gear women‘s or men‘s bicycle
  • 7-gear unisex bicycle with back pedal
  • E-bike (unisex bike)

Daily itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Porec

  • With the early Christian Basilika (Euphrasius-Basilika)

Day 2: Roundtrip ride in Porec (approximately 35 kilometers / 22 miles )

  • Explore the hinterland of Porec

Day 3: Porec - Vrsar - Limski Channel - Porec (approximately 45 kilometers / 28 miles)

  • Explore the fjord-like Limski channel with its blue shimmering water

Day 4: Groznjan - Buje - Novigrad - Porec (approximately 55 kilometers / 34 miles)

  • Artistic village Groznjan, Buje, Novigrad, the cave “Jama Baredine”

Day 5: Motovun - Porec (approximately 50 kilometers / 31 miles)

  • Explore Motovun, a formerly important strategic point of the Venetians

Day 6: to Rovinj (approximately 55 kilometers / 34 miles)

  • Visit the high bell tower of the Euphemia Church built on the highest spot

Day 7: Kanfanar - Pula (approximately 40 kilometers / 25 miles)

  • In Fazana, you can visit the Brijuni-islands

Day 8: Departure

  • Individual departure or extension of your stay

Location

This cycling holiday will be held in Croatia. It will cover places including Porec, Vrsar, Limski Channel, Groznjan, Buje, Novigrad, Motovun, Rovinj, Kanfanar, and Pula.

Food

Daily breakfast is included in the cost of the packages. You will be served breakfast buffet or a full breakfast during the tour.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • All cycling rides
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Transfers according the program
  • Detailed documents (maps, route description, places to visit, important telephone numbers)
  • Service hotline during the bicycle holiday

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by car

From north over the motorway A10 to Villach and on the A23 further on to Udine, Ljubljana, and Porec.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Pula Airport (PUY) or at Trieste – Friuli Venezia Giulia Airport (TRS).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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