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Tour Description

Villas & Resorts Istria Cycling Tour

please inquire for other tour dates, as we're flexible and happy to offer different dates for your group 

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 others, 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. With an e-bike, it’s no sweat, or is it? Depending on your preferences, electric assistance can be turned off, but it could push your bike to be almost an electric motorcycle.

*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)

Countries
Croatia
Duration
8 days / 5 cycling days
Route length
300 km / 185 mi
Group size
min. 4 participants / max. 8 participants
Price
3 190 €
Activity level
4 / 10
Average mileage
65 km / 40 mi
Tour Map

Tour Characteristics

Tour Overview

Activity level:
Avg. riding time:
Avg. mileage:
Highlights
  • quaint hilltop villages of Central and Northern Istria (e.g. Motovun)
  • ancient Roman amphitheater in Pula
  • charming Adriatic seaside towns
  • Parenzana railroad turned to bicycle route
  • premium wine & olive oil tastings
  • truffle tasting
Tour starts / ends
Pula Airport (PUY)
Dates in 2021
01 May 2021 - 08 May 2021
08 May 2021 - 15 May 2021
Route

Mostly paved and some good gravel roads

Tour transport
Electric motor assisted bicycle
Accommodation
5* boutique villa with a private swimming pool

Tour Notes

Important Notes

Included in the price:

  • Airport transfers upon your arrival and departure (only on official arrival / departure dates)  
  • Experienced guide on a bicycle
  • High-quality bicycle with electric motor assistance
  • Support vehicle for your luggage and support necessities, it can accommodate seven (7) passengers and two guides  
  • Complete accommodation for the tour (7 nights) in 4* boutique hotels where available or highest-rated accommodation in the area   
  • All breakfasts during the tour  
  • All lunches during the tour except on free/rest days; water and soft drinks included     
  • All dinners except on free/rest days; always aimed to be in authentic local restaurants; water and soft drinks included  
  • Refreshment water and snacks during the entire course of the tour 
  • Entrance fees to National and Nature Parks   
  • Transfers and ferry rides   
  • Tour description booklet with maps and highlighted routes
  • Premium Welcome package

Not included in the price:

  • cycling helmet (if needed, please let us know in advance)
  • airline tickets
  • additional alcoholic drinks
  • personal spending
  • traffic violation penalty tickets
  • tips in restaurants, staff tips
  • anything else not listed under "Included in the price".

Tour Cancellation Insurance: more informantion HERE.

*if you're using your own clip-on pedals, we'll be happy to install them on your bike 

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