Relax under the Istrian sun or swim in it's gorgeous waters
Enjoying the scenic countryside of Istria on a cycling adventure
Learn about this quaint fishing town with a guided city tour
Are you in Italy or Croatia? Discover the remnants of an ancient past when Romans ruled the country
Sharing unforgettable moments and memories with fellow cyclists and enjoying the camaraderie of the road
Sleep and cruise comfortably onboard this deluxe ship
Find out why artists flock to this corner of the world

Highlights of Istria Plus

Duration
8 days
Site savings
$26
From
$1,267 USD

Explore the stunning Istrian coastline on an 8-day e-bike and boat tour. Ride through charming villages, olive groves and vineyards, before boarding a boat to sail to your next stunning destination. Spend your time onboard admiring the crystal-clear waters or better yet, jumping in and swim to your heart's content. Indulge yourself on holiday with local cuisine, wine tasting, strolling amidst beautiful architecture and enjoying life at a slower pace. Discover the beauty of Istria in a special way!

  • Category
    Easy-going & Leisurely
  • Type
    Fully Guided
  • Duration
    8 days
  • Culture Level
    Adventurous
  • Skill Level
    2 - Novice
  • Activity Level
    2 - Moderate
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
    Coastal
  • Distance
    146 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    24.2 miles
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Quick Stats

  • Duration
    8 days
  • Main Destination
    Istria
  • Distance
    146 miles
  • Avg. Daily Distance
    24.2 miles
  • Elevation
    2 - Moderate
  • Terrain
    Coastal

Route Map (click to view larger image)

Itinerary Details

  1. Day 1Omišalj (Embarkation) - Rabac

    Individual arrival to Omisalj, a charming pirate’s nest on the island of Krk. If you decide to arrive by car, we can gladly organize a secure parking space for your car for the week. If you are arriving from Zagreb, we can also arrange a transfer for you to the harbor of Omisalj. Check-in on board is possible from around 2pm. Once we have made ourselves comfortable in our cabins, we can enjoy the first cruise to Rabac.

    With the weather on our side, we can enjoy our first swim stop directly from the boat along the way. On arrival in the idyllic harbor of Rabac on the east-coast of the Istrian peninsula, the bikes can be adjusted correctly to be ready for the first tour the next day. The night is spent in Rabac.

    • Linda or Andela Lora Ship
  2. Day 2Rabac – Pula

    After breakfast on board, we start our first bike tour with a longer climb to the medieval clifftop village of Labin. On arrival, we can enjoy a coffee or a refhreshing lemonade whilst marveling at the view across the bay of Rabac. Back on our bikes, we enjoy a round tour through traditional local villages before returning back to the boat in Rabac. The boat awaits us with a delicious lunch as we leave port and start a longer cruise to the historical city of Pula. The unofficial capital of Istria is characterized by decades of Roman rule. There is plenty of time to explore the city on foot, taking time to appreciate the ancient monuments such as the grand Roman Amphitheater, the Augustus Temple and the Golden Gate. The night is spent in Pula.

    • 23 miles

    • Linda or Andela Lora ship
    • Breakfast and Lunch
  3. Day 3Pula – Vrsar – Poreč

    Before breakfast the boat will depart Pula so that you arrive in Vrsar just after breakfast. Vrsar is the town where the famous heartbreaker, Casanova took refuge from the furious husbands of his lovers. From Vrsar, your bike tour will take you off road along the Limski Channel to Kloastar in the hinterlands. After a strengthening afternoon break, we continue through local villages to Poreč.

    You will have a chance to indulge in the multifaceted history of Porec in the company of our city tour guide in the afternoon on a walk through this enchanting town. The shopping streets are vibrant with life. A visit to the Euphrasian-Basilica with its intricate pre-Christian mosaics is highly recommended. The night is spent in Poreč.

    • 23 miles
    • Linda or Andela Lora ship
    • Breakfast
  4. Day 4Poreč –Novigrad – Vrsar

    During breakfast we cruise to Novigrad, where we will start today’s ride. You cycle through vast vineyards and olive groves to the picturesque hill top village of Buje, overlooking the fertile pastures surrounding it. From here you follow the “Parenzana”, a decommissioned railway line, which will bring you to the artists’ town of Grožnjan. You will have time to visit the numerous galleries, situated in quaint stone houses.

    Back on the bikes,  continue through the neighboring villages and rural Istria to the city of Poreč where we board the boat for an
    enjoyable swim stop on our way to Vrsar for the night.

    • 42.3 miles
    • Linda or Andela Lora ship
    • Breakfast
  5. Day 5Vrsar - Rovinj

    After a short crossing by boat, you will enjoy a cycle tour along the coastal promenade from Rovinj to the outskirts of this wonderful seaside village. There will be plenty of time for a lengthy swim in the Adriatic before returning back to the boat.

    In the afternoon, you can enjoy a guided city tour through this picture perfect town squeezed on a small peninsula surrounded by blue sea. It is not without reason why this idyllic city is a haven for artists from all over the world whose work can be admired in the numerous galleries in town. This night is also spent in Rovinj.

    • 10.6 miles
    • Linda or Andela Sora ship
    • Breakfast
  6. Day 6Rovinj – Fažana

    Today’s bike tour takes you along the coast mainly on natural paths and through forests to Fažana with its delightful harbor and splendid promenade lines with the colorful facades of the local houses. The ship awaits here for a crossing to the island of Cres. The destination is the island capital, carrying the same name, where we will spend the night.

    The town is characterized by its Venetian past with winding alleyways and many churches making it impossible to resist further exploration on foot. The evening can be spent comfortably in one of the sea-side bars, listening to the sound of the sea birds as dusk settles.

    • 18.6 miles
    • Linda or Andela Sora ship
    • Breakfast
  7. Day 7Island Cres – Island Krk: Njivice – Malinska - Omišalj

    In the early morning, the boat departs for the island of Krk where you can set out on the last bike ride of the week, form Njivice via Malinska to Omišalj. The largest of the Croatian islands, and home to the delicious white wine, Zlahtina, the island of Krk leaves a memorable impression with its great diversity. Don’t miss the opportunity to cover yourself in the mineral rich mud in the bay of Soline – it will not only leave you looking ten years younger, but also makes for a wonderful holiday memory!

    Back in the harbor of Omišalj, the boat awaits us with a delicious last evening meal on board which can be spent in great cheer in the company of the fellow travelers, crew and guides.

    • 27.3 miles
    • Linda or Andela Sora ship
    • Breakfast and Dinner
  8. Day 8Omišalj (Disembarkation)

    After breakfast, disembarkation is until 9:00 am and individual trip home or extended stay in Croatia.

    • Breakfast