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What connects Provence in France and Tuscany in Italy, besides amazing wine, unforgettable cuisine and captivating landscape? Their geographical vicinity to 45th parallel, the sweet spot for growing wine. But there are other parts of Europe, equally charming and mouthwatering, but less known.
Meet Istria, a fairytale triangular peninsula and the westernmost county of Croatia. Surrounded by the Adriatic Sea on the west and east, and mountains in the north, Istria offers an abundant diversity in landscape and mouthwatering cuisine. Critically acclaimed olive oil and of course splendid wines, are the culprit for picturesque sights of numerous olive orchards and vineyards that dot the countryside. The only coat of arms in the world with a white goat on it, is uniquely Istrian, symbolizes among other, a long history of dairy farming, making Istrian hard cheese a delicacy.
We’ll cycle most of Istria, getting to know its gorgeous seaside, hilly central region with tiny villages and, experience the best of sights, smells and tastes. Istria might sneak up on you, win you over with distinctive Mediterranean charm and by the end of the trip make you wish to get a tiny house in a tiny village and move there.
East side of the peninsula of Istria is emerged into the Bay of Kvarner, which is dotted with numerous gorgeous and diverse islands. The icing on the cake of this sweet trip will be cycling hilly Cres and relaxing Lošinj islands, north to south. Cres’s private secret are its secluded and spectacular beaches which we’ll see from above the cliffs, but is also the habitat of the endangered and majestic griffon vulture. Its specifically mild climate and clean air made Lošinj island the host of Austrian royalty since the late 19th century. Ever since it’s been a destination for peace and quiet in the pine woods type of tourists.
With an e-bike, it’s no sweat, or is it? Depending on your preferences, electric assistance can be turned off, or you could easily cruise the tour without breaking a sweat.
*while booking, please let us know your bike type and size preference (subject to availability)
**if your arrival/departure airport is different from specified in the tour description, we will be happy to arrange your shuttle transfer (surcharge to be applied)