Look forward to Trieste on the border with Slovenia, stroll through the Piazza dell'Unita, along the Grand Canal and visit the historic coffee house San Marco.
You only cycle a few kilometers in Italy, then you are already on the border with Slovenia. Most of the time you cycle along the Slovenian Riviera on a very well-developed cycle path. Take a nice break in the seaside resorts of Koper and Izola and enjoy a delicious capuccino or a refreshing bath. You have a lot of time today for the short but very nice stage. You stay overnight in the coastal town of Piran or in the spa town of Portoro ?. Those who would like to cycle longer can choose the route through the hilly hinterland through the Val Rosandra.
Today you can discover the salt marshes of Secovlje, where sea salt is extracted from huge areas through natural evaporation. Then you cycle across the border to Croatia. Look forward to the Croatian part of Istria. You roll up and down to Umag, whose beautiful old town was built on the remains of a Roman settlement. In the evening, enjoy a tour of the medieval city with its narrow, intertwined streets and the beautiful city tower.
What a wonderful day of cycling. You always cycle in the immediate vicinity of the beautiful coast with a view of the turquoise water and you will certainly stop at rocky bays. You cycle relaxed through the slightly hilly terrain to Porec. Look forward to this small medieval town. Tour the pretty old town and be sure to visit the majestic Euphrasian Basilica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Today you are spoiled for choice: an exciting day of sightseeing with a boat trip to the Brijuni Islands and the Limski Canal, a day of rest by the sea or a cycling tour. The Brijuni Islands consist of a total of twelve smaller and two larger islands and are now a national park, the fjord-like Limski Canal attracts with shimmering blue water and, with a little luck, dolphins and on the cycling tour you will discover the beautiful, hilly hinterland of Porec.
Today you cycle along the rocky coast with its small bays to Rovinj, a pearl of the Croatian coast, in a scenic landscape. Look forward to an idyllic old town, because the small town of Rovinj used to be its own island, which was only connected to the mainland in 1763. The old town is enthroned by the three-aisled baroque church of St. Euphemia, which you should definitely visit. Stroll through the narrow streets, enjoy the fantastic scenery and take a detour (1 km) to Zlatni rt (Golden Cape). On the peninsula protruding into the sea, a more than 100-year-old park that is now under nature protection extends.
On the last day of your journey of discovery through Istria you will cycle towards the climax. At the southwest tip of the peninsula you reach Pula. Look forward to the oldest town in Istria, an ancient town with numerous sights. Marvel at the old amphitheater, the Arena of Pula. The second largest arena in the Roman Empire was built by 2 BC. Built between AD 14 and AD 14, it is the sixth largest of its kind worldwide. During a stroll through the old town you will discover interesting buildings from the time of the Romans, Venetians or Byzantines, walk through the triumphal arch in the middle of the old town, which is also the gateway to the lively shopping street of Pula and enjoy the unique flair on the forum. The main square is flanked by ancient houses and the Augustus temple from Roman times.
The wonderful time passed by far too quickly along the wonderful Mediterranean backdrop. The tour ends after breakfast at the hotel.
- Overnight stay with breakfast
- room with D/bath/WC
- luggage transport
- Cycling map with marked route
- Digital route guidance via smartphone app
- Tips for trip preparation
- Tourist information
- 7-day hotline service
Below you will find specific information about the bike trip Istrien: Triest - Pula. If you have further questions about this trip, you simply call us: Phone: 0049 – (0)6421 – 886890.
Arrival by plane
Arrival to Trieste Airport. Continue with a shuttle bus or the Trenitalia train from Trieste Airport to Trieste (journey approx. 30 minutes).
Parking facilities at the hotel
There are several public parking garages in Trieste where you can park your car for the entire duration of your trip. Reservation is not possible.
Condition of cycle paths
Much of the route is slightly hilly. Some of the climbs are longer, but never steep. In some cases, old railway lines with viaducts and illuminated tunnels that have been converted into cycle paths are used. There are longer unpaved sections, especially in the hinterland, but they are easy to ride on a touring bike. You only come into contact with heavy traffic when entering Porec and Pula and when leaving Trieste. The trip is suitable for children aged 14 and over.
Available rental bikes
We provide 21-speed gear shift women's and men's bikes with freewheel. Electric bikes are also available (unisex, 500 watt battery, up to 100 km sufficient). The rental bikes are equipped with a waterproof saddlebag, a handlebar bag and a speedometer.
Transfer back to the first hotel
Every Wednesday and Saturday there is the possibility of transferring a minibus back to Trieste. The driver comes to your hotel and has space for you, your luggage and, if necessary, your private bike. Price per person (including bike): 69.00 euros
Special starting dates
Special appointments for groups of 5 or more are possible on request. Let us know by phone or email your desired date, the number of people and wishes such as rental bike.
Extra costs, not inculded in the price
A possibly applicable city tax is not part of the price and has to be paid at the hotel locally.
7 day hotline service
Just in case the bike chain breaks, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: You can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast as possible.
Passport and visa requirements
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.