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Cycling Through Unexplored Istria
The idyllic Istria peninsula is the perfect place to join this bicycling experience of a lifetime. There is a reason this area is known as the ‘Adriatic Tuscany’ as it combines fine Mediterranean cuisine and glorious wines from local vineyards with picture perfect nature and coast. Throw in plenty of historical and cultural landmarks and you have yourself the best place to travel by bike.
- Duration8 days
- Culture LevelAdventurous
- Skill Level2 - Novice
- Activity Level3 - Active
- Elevation2 - Moderate
- Distance190.8 miles
- Avg. Daily Distance26.7 miles
Who will carry my lugagge?
On all tours, whether guided or self-guided, your luggage is transferred to your following night's accommodation. Luggage transfer is mostly carried out by the tour operator, sometimes the accommodation provider or a local taxi service. Bags should be ready for collection by 9:30am and will be at your next overnight stop by 3:00pm.
What should I bring?
If hiring a bike it will come with a cycle computer, bottle holder, saddle bag with spare tube, tyre lever and tools, hand pump and lock.
It is recommend that you bring cycling shoes, suitable clothing for cycling, waterproof jacket, drink bottle, helmet, first aid kit, sun cream, bug repellent and cash/credit cards.
What is the accommodation going to be like?
Accommodation is clean and simple. You'll mainly stay in small, locally-run, 2-3 star hotels and guesthouses, which reflect the character of the area.
Premium accommodations in 4-5 star hotels are available for an additional fee, please contact us for more information.
What is the food like?
Breakfasts are generally buffets that take your active program into consideration with a variety of low-fat and high-nutrition choices. Lunch, dinner and drinks are not included in the tour. However a half-board supplement (6 dinners) is available and can be added on to the tour.
How busy are the roads? What grade is the tour?
The beauty of cycling in Istria is that the roads are generally very quiet. The tours are planned on local roads with some short connections on main roads but generally the cycling is relaxed and traffic light.
This cycling holiday is graded easy to moderate and involves 35-55 km (22-34mi) daily distances. This holiday requires cyclist with a better level of fitness who occasionally cycle. Cycling days are longer and higher hills are possible. Distance for a day are 35 km to 55 km.
When is the best time of year for cycling?
Spring in Croatia is sublime and April, May and June are absolutely lovely. Autumn is probably the best time of year as the landscape is made up of a gold and red pallet so September and October are unmissable. July and August can be hot so you will have to start early to miss the heat of the day, although the towns and villages are busier with many seasonal festivals which is great.
Will we be oriented about the tour?
Yes, a representative of the Tour Operator will meet with you usually on arrival day. They like to meet guests in order to give the full information about the upcoming trip as well as much need material like maps, road book, bicycles and hotel vouchers. Generally it is scheduled at 19:00 / 7:00 p.m. for clients with independent arrival. In case they come with organised transfer it can be rescheduled to fit the arrival to the first accommodation.
Are bicycles included on this tour?
No, bicyicles are not included in the price for this tour but bike hires are available. Giant Talon mountain bikes are used and come with a helmet, one side pannier and flat pedals.
What kind of assistance will be provided?
A representative of the tour operator will provide assistance from the arrival day meeting and during the tour. Phone lines will always be open and all necessary phone numbers will be provided. The tour operator can be contacted through their office, their emergency mobile phone, email or messages through Viber and WhatsApp.
You can also ask assistance from the hotel front desk to send questions or requests. All the hotels are familiar with the tours and are very helpful.
Will information be provided on how to navigate the tour?
A road book with maps and descriptions for each cycling day will be provided. The tour operator also has an app with maps that can be used offline.
Can rooms be upgraded?
Yes, premium accommodations in 4 - 5 star hotels are available for an additional fee. Please contact us for more information.
Do Solo Travellers pay an additional fee?
Yes, guests travelling alone will incur a solo traveller supplement. The fee varies depending on the date of departure.
March 1 - April 27: EUR 240
April 28 - June 27: EUR 260
June 28 - August 28: EUR 280
August 29 - November 30: EUR 260