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
$15
From
$704 USD

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
  • Type
    Self-Guided
  • Duration
    8 days
  • Culture Level
    Adventurous
  • Skill Level
    2 - Novice
  • Activity Level
    3 - Active
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
    Hilly
  • Distance
    190.8 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    26.7 miles
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You'll be staying in comfortable accommodations which reflect the charming atmosphere of the areas you'll be visiting.

The accommodations will mostly be in small, locally-run guesthouses and 3 - 4 star hotels. Premium accommodations in 4-star hotels with a higher level of service are available for an additional fee, please contact us for more details.

For your reference, the preferred accommodations used during the tour are below:

Classic Hotels
- B&B Lovac (3*) - A charming property surrounded by a lush garden and an olive grove with on-site restaurant serving Istrian specialties.
- Hotel Casa Romantica La Parenzana (3*) - A rugged former farmhouse which now offers 16 rooms with heating and private bathrooms.
- Hotel Villa Borgo (3*) - A traditional stone house with magnificent views of Istria from its terrace.
- Boutique Hotel Kaštel (3*) - A family-run hotel on top of a hill on Motovun with an indoor swimming pool and restaurant.
- Hotel Poreč (3*) - Located beside the Marinca of Poreč with modern interiors
- Hotel Villa Lili (3*) - Walking distance from Rovinj’s historic center and located in a quiet area close to the marina
-  B&B Villa Baron Gautsch (3*) - Set in a quiet residential area with a common sun terrace where guests can lounge in
- Hotel Amfiteatar (3*) - A few steps away from the Pula Arena ampitheater, this hotel offers stylish air-conditioned rooms.
- Hotel Galija (3*) - A modern family-run hotel with a restaurant specializing in Istrian dishes.

Premium Hotels
- Hotel San Rocco (4*) - An award-winning boutique hotel with lush gardens, olive groves in a beautifully restored family estate.
- Wine Residence Cattunar (5*) - A peaceful oasis that comes with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and wellness area.
- San Servolo Residence (5*) - Located in the Istrian countryside near Buje, this property features a restaurant, wellness center and air-conditioned rooms.
- BO Hotel Palazzo (4*) - A renovated hotel in Poreč which merges it's original architecture with modern luxury rooms and amenities.
- Hotel Mauro (4*) - A historic building with elegantly decorated rooms which overlook the Adriatic Sea or Poreč's historic core.
- Hotel Angelo d'Oro (4*) - An elegant boutique hotel which was a former Bishop's palace.
- Villa Tuttorotto (4*) - Featuring air-conditioned rooms overlooking Rovinj harbor and the Adriatic Sea
- Casa Garotto (4*) - Traditionally decorated with stone walls and old-style window shutters, this hotel is set in Rovinj's historical center
- Hotel Arupinum (4*) - A centrally located hotel in the picturesque town of Rovinj
- Hota Oasi (4*) - Surrounded by lush Mediterreanean greenery, this property features an outdoor pool, covered terrace, wellness area and comfortable rooms.
- Park Plaza Histria (4*) - An upscale hotel with rooms that have panoramic views and amenities which include an outdoor pool, pool tables and mini golf.

For those who would like some privacy, guests traveling with a group can avail a single room with a corresponding additional fee. Solo travelers will also incur a single supplement fee ranging from EUR 240-260 depending on the departure date.


Casa La Parenzana

Casa La Parenzana

Rustic farmhouse turned into a peaceful family-owned hotel

Casa La Parenzana

Casa La Parenzana

Rustic farmhouse turned into a peaceful family-owned hotel

Hotel Porec

Hotel Porec

A conveniently located hotel that's close to the beach, marina and historical old town.

Hotel Porec

Hotel Porec

A conveniently located hotel that's close to the beach, marina and historical old town.

Villa Lili

Villa Lili

Charming hotel in a quiet neighborhood

Villa Lili

Villa Lili

Charming hotel in a quiet neighborhood

Villa Lili

Villa Lili

Charming hotel in a quiet neighborhood

Hotel Amfiteatar

Hotel Amfiteatar

A few steps from Pula Arena with spacious contemporary rooms.

Hotel Amfiteatar

Hotel Amfiteatar

A few steps from Pula Arena with spacious contemporary rooms.