Have your healthy dose of the warm sun and fresh sea air
Catch sight of Pula's amphitheatre which rivals that of Rome
Ponder how Croatians lived centuries ago as you cycle through historic buildings
A former railway line, cycle on this legendary route with splendid views of wine vineyards.
Ride through tunnels, old bridges, unused railways and medieval towns.
Visit different towns and see what each has to offer

Cycling Through Unexplored Istria

Duration
8 days
Site savings
$77
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$1,383
$1,306 USD

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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.

  • Category
    Adventurous
  • Destination
    Croatia
  • Duration
    8 days
  • Culture Level
    Adventurous
  • Skill Level
    2 - Novice
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
    Hilly
  • Distance
    201.9 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    33.6 miles
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Refreshing sea air, picturesque medieval hill towns and history flowing from every pore that matches the fine Mediterranean wine and cuisine. Sounds perfect? Well, this is the beautiful peninsula Istria. There is a reason it is known as the ‘Adriatic Tuscany’ and you’ll soon discover it for yourself when you go on this adventure and explore by bike. The highlights of this tour are widespread, whether it’s the cute streets of Buje that ooze beauty or the natural rollercoaster of the Captain Morgan trail.


Throughout the tour, magnificent sights and tastes are combined as the world’s finest wines are sampled at mesmerizing vineyards. Alongside the delicious cuisine, is a particular highlight before heading for the Parenzana trail – a famous railway line that snakes along the Istria peninsula.


A maze of vineyards, delightful tunnels and ancient bridges present themselves along the way and make for serene riding. But there is something even better to come as you approach the Captain Morgan trail.


This action packed day begins with a breeze down the coast before heading into the magical forests of Kontija that double up with beautiful views of Lim Bay and the ruins of the medieval town Dvigrad. The latter was devastated by the plague and it is told that this was caused by an ancient curse from Captain Morgan’s buried treasure. It’s a humdinger of a story and one you’ll relish hearing from local and knowledgeable guides.


Such glorious moments continue to flow as you ride through the reserve Palud, which packs in a wide range of fauna and creatures before reaching the largest city of Istria – Pula. This Adriatic gem is perched atop seven hills with an astonishing Roman Amphitheatre on display that competes with Rome’s Coliseum.
After this last bewitching spell of history, the trip is concluded with a glorious ride along the coast to Cape Kamenjak. It makes for a relaxing way to round things off as you glide past calming seas, spectacular gulfs, bays and white beaches while looking back on an incredible journey.

Tour inclusions and exclusions at a glance:

What's included?
Items included in the cost of the tour

This epic bike ride through the Istrian peninsula is absolutely beautiful. Most of the tour essentials have been included so you can truly enjoy this adventure.

  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
  • English speaking guide during whole programme
  • Visit to wine cellar and tasting
  • Accommodation in clean, comfortable hotels
  • Majority of meals are included
  • Support minivan
What's not included?
Items not included in the cost of the tour

There are a few things you must provide for yourself to join this incredible journey.

  • Travel and bike insurance
  • Bike rental
  • International / Domestic flights
  • Airport transfers
  • Free bike rental is not included. Please see the available rental options below.

Equipment Options

Bike Rental
Bring Your Own Bike
Free
Well-known make MTB
Modern, well-maintained mountain bikes
$140.69 USD