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Trieste - Pula

The Sunny Peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea.

Start of this bicycle tour is Trieste, the former Habsburg seaport seated at the foothills of the karst. During the Roman Empire Trieste became a busy and rich port. After a few kilometres you leave Italy and cycle to Croatia and on to Istria. This sunny peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea is characterized by little picturesque fisher villages, small towns on the karst hills, vineyards and valleys. Let yourself surprise you from the charms of a landscape rich in contrasts and the various colours of Istria.

Medium

Medium
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
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Itinerary

Individual arrival at the first hotel in Trieste.

After a few kilometres you say Good-bye to Italy. In Slovenia you cycle mostly on cycling paths through famous bathing resorts like Koper (Capodistria) and Izola (Isola d’Istria) to Piran (Pirano) or Portorož (Portorose), a spa town on the Slovenian Riviera.

The longer version leads through „Val Rosandra“ in the back country.

You pass the salt gardens of Sečovlje, where they produce sea salt on huge areas through natural evaporation, and you cycle over the border to Croatia. You cycle through the Croatian part of Istria, the biggest peninsula of the Adria, slightly hilly to Umag, which historic centre was built on the relics of a Roman colony. Umag is well-known also for the ATP tournament – „Croatia Open“, held every year. Enjoy a sightseeing tour in the evening through the medieval town with its narrow alleys and the beautiful city tower.

From Umag you cycle – slightly hilly – to Novigrad or Cittanova. This medieval town surrounded by a battlement wall is seated on the water mouth of Mirna. Then you cycle to Poreč, the most important coastal city on Istria’s west coast. We suggest visiting the Euphrasian Basilica, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

You have the choice: either you visit by boat the Brijuni-islands or the Limski-channel, or you enjoy your day off by the sea or visit the country land of Porec.

The Brijuni-islands are twelve smaller and 2 bigger islands; the main island Veli Brijun was used by the Yugoslav statesman Tito as summer residence. Today the islands are National Park and only Veli Brijun can be visited by the public.

Going by boat to the fjord-alike Limski-channel you might be lucky and see some dolphins. The Limski-channel is National Park nature reserve and on the coast you find mussels and oyster farming.

Have a last view over the picturesque seaport on Istria’s west coast before you leave to Rovinj. Rovinji is surrounded in the west and the south west by the Adriatic Sea. Afar the high bell tower of the Euphemia Church built on the highest spot of Rovinj, greats you. Go ahead, if you would like to cycle to Zlatnirt (also known as Golden Cape), a peninsu-la, where you find a park in a nature reserve.

The last day on your „expedition“ in Istria leads you to Pula on Istria’s south west point. Pula is the oldest town of Istria and its commercial and cultural centre. Enjoy your last day of the tour amongst various ancient sights and the mighty Roman amphitheatre in the centre of Pula.

Tour character

The bicycle route through Istria runs slightly hilly. The tour can be combined quite well with the tours ‘Dolomites – Triest’ and ‘Villach – Grado – Trieste’.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 10, 2019 | Oct 12, 2019 |
Arrival Wednesday, Saturday
Season 2
Apr 11, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019
Sep 8, 2019 - Oct 11, 2019
Arrival Wednesday, Saturday
Season 3
Jun 22, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019
Aug 25, 2019 - Sep 7, 2019
Arrival Wednesday, Saturday
Istria, 8 days, HR-ISRTP-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
598,00
149,00
698,00
149,00
778,00
149,00

Category: 3*** hotels, partly 4**** hotels

Season 1
Apr 10, 2019 - Apr 10, 2019
Oct 12, 2019 - Oct 12, 2019
Season 2
Apr 11, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019
Sep 8, 2019 - Oct 11, 2019
Season 3
Jun 22, 2019 - Aug 2, 2019
Aug 25, 2019 - Sep 7, 2019
Trieste
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
74,00
109,00
74,00
109,00
74,00
109,00
Price
Rental bike 21-gear
Rental bike 7-gear
Electric bike
75,00
75,00
165,00

Services and infos

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet or an extensive breakfast
  • Welcome briefing
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Well-developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (GE, EN, IT with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • Service hotline
  • GPS-tracks available

Optional extras:

  • Return transfer by minibus every Wednesday and Saturday, costs € 69 per person incl. your bike, reservation is necessary, payable in advance. Min. 2 persons

 

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Trieste train station
  • Trieste airport or Pula airport
  • Public car park, price on request

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

This tour has 1 more variation

Tatjana Glawian
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Tatjana Glawian, Costumer Service

Ratings

4.7 of 5 Stars (7 Ratings)
5 stars
Christian Brandl DE | 24.09.2018
Sehr gut
5 stars
Ruth und Rudolf Matysek AT | 17.09.2018
Alles hat super geklappt
5 stars
Caecilia Feilen DE | 30.07.2018
Super schöne Tour durch Istrien
Eine der schönsten Radtouren, die wir bisher mit Eurobike gemacht haben. Sehr schöne Streckenführung, tolle Hotels und bester Service. Allerdings auch teilweise sehr anstrengende Tour. Wir waren mit E-Bikes unterwegs und das war auch gut so! Gleich am ersten Tag gab es von Triest nach Piran/Slownien ca 500 Höhenmeter zu überwinden. Auf Teilabschnitten über Schotterwege ohne elektr. Unterstützung eine Herausforderung. Die Streckenführung direkt an der Küste vorbei ( teilweise über Campingsplätze und durch Park/Strandpromenaden) ist im Hochsommer allerdings sehr, sehr bevölkert. Hier kann nur sehr langsam und mit viel Vorsicht gefahren werden. Frühling und Herbst sind für diese Tour eher zu empfehlen.
Selina Danninger
Selina Danninger answered:
Vielen lieben Dank für Ihre sehr hilfreiche Bewertung!
3 stars
Tanja M. DE | 22.06.2018
Hop und Top
5 stars
christine danninger AT | 14.06.2018
Schöne Reise an der Istrischen Küste
Es war eine schöne Reise die uns teils direkt an der Küste auf Radwegen teils im Hinterland zum nächsten gebuchten Hotel führte. Wir fuhren die Strecke mit E- Bikes was die Sache leichter machte. Die schönsten Plätze waren die Buchten wo man schwimmen konnte aber auch die kleinen idylischen Dörfer oder die Olivenhaine die man durchfuhr.
Tatjana Glawian
Tatjana Glawian answered:
Vielen Dank für dieses wunderbare Feedback, liebe Frau Danninger! Schön, dass Sie so eine tolle Zeit hatten! Hoffentlich bis zum nächsten Mal!
5 stars
Karin H. DE | 07.09.2017
gut radeln, gut essen, gutes Wetter
sehr welliges Istrien, hübsche romantische Städte mit netten Menschen,
5 stars
Heidrun Bleß DE | 27.06.2017
Mit dem Rad Istrien entdecken
Auch die fünfte Radreise mit Eurobike war dank der sehr guten Organisation des Reiseveranstalters ein voller Erfolg: in den Hotels freundlicher Service, gutes Essen - gelegen meist am Wasser und Zentrumsnah, so dass nach dem Radtag noch ein Bad im Meer erfrischte und auch ein Bummel durch die Innenstädte möglich war.Die Streckenführung sehr abwechslungsreich, fast autofrei, die Länge der Etappen gut zu bewältigen: flach entlang der Küste , dann auch sportlich, wenn es über Schotterwege oder durchs hügelige Hinterland ging.Gute Betreuung durch assoziierte Mitarbeiter vor Ort bei Bedarf.

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