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Adria: 3 countries tour Venice – Istria

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3 countries Tour Adrian Venice - Istria


This tour will amaze you. It takes you from Mark's Basilica in Venice, from one seaside resort to the other, including rewarding trip through the quiet hinterland and the famous Aquileia with its interesting excavations and to Trieste in the east of Italy. In Slovenia you cycle on a wonderful bike trail which used to be a railway line and in Croatia (Istria) you experience first hand the varied coastline. Discover the isolated bays and worth seeing towns like Umag and Porec with the Euphrasian basilica, which was included by UNESCO in the World Heritage Site. The return trip to Venice by ship is the crowning final of the bike week.

1. day Venice/ Mestre/ Quarto d'Altino arrival

Be there well in advance, so that you have the chance to take the bus or the train from the nearby station. You are quickly in the centre of Venice, where Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace, Canal Grande, Rialto Bridge and gondolier are waiting for you.

2. day Jesolo/ Surrounding Area 30 km / 60 km

Take time for Venice, because your destination is reached quickly and easily. The first trip kilometer into the lagoon city you bike before you leave the town "by the back door" and ferry again. Take a short detour from Punta Sabbioni or a quick to the lighthouse at the far end of the narrow strip of land and enjoy great views of Venice. Wonderful flat you cycle from one seaside resort to the other, past numerous fishing boats, souvenir stalls and promising cafes. If you want to do some more kilometers, you can take a route in the back country along the river Sile. Overnight at the seaside resort nearby Jesolo.

Portogruaro 59 km

In the morning you follow the wide shallow coast, enjoy a refreshing swim in the sea, admiring the colorful fishermen's cottages and let yourself be tempted by a cafe in the historic center of the seaside resort of Caorle. Now there is a change of direction and scenery. You roll flat and relaxed inland towards the Julian Alps. Look forward to Portogruaro, which was during the heyday of the Venetian Republic a major river port of Venice. Take a walk and discover the ancient splendor of the many magnificent buildings and palaces of the city.

4. day Aquileia / Grado 45 km / 65 km + ship or train

Today you cycle besides the beaches and you will be amazed at what you discover: Roman ruin cities, ancient churches and lonely landscapes on the edge of the lagoon. In Marano you reach the sea again. Enjoy a relaxing boat trip until shortly before Aquileia, once a large city of the Roman Empire. Use the time here to visit the remarkable excavations of the ancient city in the outdoor area and two museums. You can shorten today's stage by ship or by train.

5. day Trieste 73 km

The varied landscape awaits you today. You cycle through barren rocky landscape crisscrossed by caves, before coming back to the sea and a coastline of outstanding beauty. There, where the Karst plateau dips into the deep blue water and the white cliffs rise vertically from the sea to the sky, you follow the coast road through small towns like Duino, Sistiana and Miramare. Take a break and visit the Miramare Castle. Now there are only a few kilometers to Trieste that is easily reached on the beautiful beach promenade. Stroll through the Piazza dell'Unita, along the Grand Canal and visit the Serbian Orthodox Church San Spiridone and the historic Cafe San Marco.

6. day Portoroz/ Piran, 30 - 60 km

Only a few kilometers you cycle in Italy, than you follow mainly on the beautiful coast on well maintained asphalted paths in Slovenia. Discover the famous seaside resorts like Koper, Izola, Piran and Portorose, the charming resort town on the Slovenian Riviera. Anyone who does not shy away from the hills, can cycle today the longer version through the hinterland in the "Val Rosandra".

7. day Porec, 65 km

Today, you can discover the salt marshes of Secovlje, where sea salt is produced on vast areas through natural evaporation. Then, you will then cycle across the border into Croatia. Enjoy the Croatian part of Istria. Varied you cycle up and down to Porec. Visit the pretty seaside town, and definitely discover the Euphrasian basilica, which was included by UNESCO in the World Heritage Site.

8. day Porec/ departure

Transfer by boat from Porec to Venice. Departure in Porec at 08.00am and arriving in Venice at about 10.30am. Reservation necessary. Price 65 - 75 Euro + 10 Euro for a private bike.

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Falls Sie die Rückfahrt von Porec nach Venedig mit dem Schiff verbindlich planen, benötigen wir direkt bei der Buchung dazu folgende Angaben:

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Adria: 3 countries tour Venice – Istria
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Individual tours: Here you decide when and with whom you would like to travel. We provide you with detailed tour documents and practical planning tips, and you enjoy our all-in, worry-free package with separate luggage transport throughout your tour.

Guided tours: You can simply get on your bike and enjoy a group holiday (8–20 participants). Your tour guide will take care of everything, and your luggage will be transported separately.

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This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:

easy: Very relaxed cycling in mostly flat terrain.
beginners-intermediate: Easy cycling, pushing the bike now and then.
moderate: for people in a general good shape, a few stretches across more difficult terrain, or pushing the bike.
difficult: For experienced bikers, several tracks in hilly terrain.

In the case of our original Velociped tours, we are the tour operator. We organise and accompany these tours personally.

So that you have an even bigger selection to choose from, we also cover additional routes in collaboration with long-standing partners. With these Velociped partner tours, we are the tour broker.

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Minimum number of participants
Velociped can withdraw from the tour twenty-one days before the starting date of the tour, at the latest, in case the minimum number of participants stated under the tour description is not attained. You will duly be informed without any delay in case of a withdrawal. Velociped will of course refund the paid tour price immediately. Please note our General Terms and Conditions.

prices 2020

Prices are per person.

Season 1




Category B: smaller, family-run inns and hotels

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

For bike & boat trips you will find facility details on cabins and shared rooms in the tour description.

Prices are per person.

Cat. A
Double room 599,00 €
Single room 768,00 €

Season 2

18.04. – 26.09.2020


Category B: smaller, family-run inns and hotels

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

For bike & boat trips you will find facility details on cabins and shared rooms in the tour description.

Prices are per person.

Cat. A
Double room 719,00 €
Single room 888,00 €


85,00 €
electric bike
170,00 €
Travel services
  • ship or train ticket Marano - Aquileia
All-carefree service:
  • accommodation incl. breakfast
  • room with shower/bath/WC
  • luggage transport
  • map of bike trails with marked route
  • detailed route description
  • tips for tour preparation
  • touristic information
  • 7 days hotline service


worth knowing

Transfer back:

Bookable auxiliary services: Transfer ship Porec-Venice 65-75, - Euro depending on the season plus own bike 10, - Euro

An- und Abreise


Falls Sie mit dem Flugzeug anreisen, landen Sie auf dem Flughafen Treviso oder Venedig Marco Polo. Von dort gibt es Shuttle-Busse nach Mestre.

Es gibt auch Verbindungen mit der Bahn, Zielbahnhof Mestre. Von dort dann mit Bus oder Taxi zum Starthotel


Jeden Mittwoch und Samstag und nach Fahrplan Rücktransfer mit dem Schiff von Poreč nach Venedig. Abfahrt in Poreč um ca. 07.00-08.00 Uhr und Ankunft in Venedig um ca. 10.45 Uhr (je nach Abfahrtszeit in Porec).

Preis pro Person von Porec: ca. 65,00 - ca. 85,00 € (je nach Saisonzeit), Preis für den Transport des eigenen Fahrrades: ca. 10,00 € (nur begrenzte Mitnahme, max. 4 Räder). Leihräder können kostenlos im letzten Hotel in Poreč abgegeben werden und müssen nicht auf dem Schiff transportiert werden.

Reservierung der Schifffahrt unbedingt im Moment der Buchung der Radreise erforderlich; die Bezahlung der Schifffahrt erfolgt vorab bei Reisebuchung. Falls das Linienschiff aus irgendeinem Grund (technische Probleme, organisatorische Probleme des Betreibers,...) nicht fährt, wird ein Ersatzbus organisiert – das gebuchte Schiffsticket kann nicht rückerstattet werden bzw. gibt es keine Entschädigung. Wir weisen darauf hin, dass die Rückfahrt vom Hafen in Venedig zum Starthotel mit eigenen Rädern schwierig ist. Transfermöglichkeit vom Hafen in Venedig zum Starthotel: Es stehen mehrere öffentliche Taxis zur Verfügung, Preis ca. 45,00 – 55,00 €. Der Transfer kann beim Informationsgespräch vor der Tour gebucht werden. Zahlbar direkt an den Fahrer am Hafen in Venedig Terminal San Basilio. Transfer Triest: Transfer von Porec nach Triest mit öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln. Fahrpläne auf: oder

Parkmöglichkeiten beim Starthotel

Egal welches Starthotel wir für Sie buchen, es verfügt auf jeden Fall über Parkmöglichkeiten. Diese ist aber meist kostenpflichtig (ca. 30,- bis 50,- EUR pro Woche), kann nicht vorreserviert werden und ist zahlbar vor Ort. Genaue Informationen erhalten Sie in den Reiseunterlagen.

Verfügbare Leihräder

Es stehen 21-Gang Damen- und Herrenräder zur Verfügung. Elektroräder sind ebenfalls buchbar (Unisex-Modelle, 500 Watt Akku, bis 100 km ausreichend).

Die Leihräder sind ausgestattet mit einer wasserdichten Satteltasche, einer Lenkertasche und einem Computer.

Extra costs:

Spa tax payable locally

Extra Kosten

Eventuell anfallende Kurtaxe ist vor Ort zu zahlen.

Die Fähre von Venedig nach Punta Sabbioni ist nicht im Reisepreis enthalten (Kosten ca. 7,- EUR pro Person zzgl. 1,10 EUR pro Fahrrad).

7 Tage Hotline Service

Wenn die Fahrradkette gerissen ist, Überschwemmungen die Weiterfahrt unmöglich machen oder sonstige böse Überraschungen auf Sie warten: Wir sind 7 Tage die Woche für Sie erreichbar und organisieren schnellstmöglich Hilfe.

Passport and visa requirements, health regulations

For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.

Travel insurance

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.

tour highlights

St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco)

St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco) is Venice on parade, where everyone comes to see and be seen. It is Venice's only square with the title of "piazza" - the rest are called "campo." Life has revolved around this piazza since the days of the Republic, when it was a market as well as the center of civic and religious life. Considered one of the finest squares in the world and certainly Venice's prime attraction, it is surrounded on three sides by the stately arcades of public buildings and on the fourth, by Basilica di San Marco's riot of domes and arches and the soaring St. Mark's campanile. The lines waiting to enter the basilica, which is by far the most popular attraction in Venice, may seem intimidating, but you can skip these by joining a tour. No obstruction mars the vast stone-paved expanse of St. Mark's Square, where the only traffic is Venetians, tourists, and the ever-present pigeons.

St. Mark's Square

Doge’s Palace

A masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the Doge’s Palace is an impressive structure composed of layers of building elements and ornamentation, from its 14th and 15th century original foundations to the significant Renaissance and opulent Mannerist adjunctions. The structure is made up of three large blocks, incorporating previous constructions. The wing towards the St. Mark’s Basin is the oldest, rebuilt from 1340 onwards. The wing towards St. Mark’s Square was built in its present form from 1424 onwards. The canal-side wing, housing the Doge’s apartments and many government offices, dates from the Renaissance and was built between 1483 and 1565.

Doge’s Palace


Murano is rich in history and much of it is to do with the glass industry. Find out how glassmaking came to the island, its ups and downs and some stories about the foundries over the centuries.



Aquileia features an extremely important archaeological area, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Colonized in 181 B.C. in "agro gallorum", Aquileia was born as a bridgehead for the Roman conquest of the Danube areas and with the aim of defending the eastern borders to enhance the already flourishing trade between the eastern Mediterranean basin and the transalpine countries.
The excavations have brought to light the remains of the Roman forum and of a basilica, of the burial ground, of mosaic floors and house foundations (Cal and ex Cossar estates), of statues of the Via Sacra (Sacred Road), of the markets, of walls, of the river port, of a large mausoleum and much more.


Miramare Castle

Miramare Castle is surrounded by a flourishing park full of precious botanic species, and has a charming panoramic view, given its location on a cliff high above the sea. It stands on the peak of the rocky promontory of Grignano in the Gulf of Trieste, and is about 10 km from the city itself. Commissioned in the second half of the 19th century by the Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian of Hapsburg as a residence for himself and his wife, Charlotte of Belgium, the castle offers today's visitors an example of a luxurious aristocratic residence which has preserved its original furnishings.

Miramare Castle


Blending into the smoky stone edifice of Caffè Stella Polare, a tiny plaque, barely 3 inches across, announces that this is a caffè filosofico, a salon of sorts for philosophical debate. Next to it, another sign marks the popular lunch spot as a stop on the literary “Italo Svevo Itinerary,” for devotees of that titan of Italian modernism. Sharing the wall, a portrait of James Joyce is accompanied by a quote from the writer: “I came here habitually.”





One of the most photogenic cities in the Mediterranean, Piran has preserved its unsurpassed charm. Enter the picturesque Piran, get to know its rich history and culture, and listen to the stories of our people. The proximity to the sea and the rich history, which is mirrored in the architecture, draw magical scenes.In Piran, you will feel as though you have stepped right into a picture postcard. You will be charmed by the narrow streets within the old town wall. In the main square, you will be greeted by the statue of the most famous man in Piran, the well-known Giuseppe Tartini, composer and virtuoso violinist who was born in a house just steps from the square. On the pier, you can catch sight of fisherman unravelling a fishing net. A market woman from Piran will have just delivered vegetables, fresh from her garden, to the market. Locals sitting by the sea, chatting and listening to sounds of the sea, greet you with a nod.



The peninsula on which the Poreč's rich old city developed and was preserved has been inhabited for thousands of years and is today often called a cultural landmark.  The historical centre, once encircled by walls and towers is today conserved in valuable remains.
By strolling through the city seek out the Northern Tower along Peškera Cove and continue southwards towards the Five-Starred Tower at the entrance to Decumanus Street and the Circular Tower with a view of the waterfront.  Inside the former city walls you can visit the cathedral complex of the Euphrasiana, the House of Two Saints and the Romanic House while you can seek out evidence of life during ancient times near the oldest square, Marafor.  You see, Poreč is proud to be home to the largest Roman shrine in Istria, the Mart Temple, to the north of which are the remains of the Temple of Neptune.


Porec Euphrasius basilica

The group of religious monuments in Porec, where Christianity was established as early as the 4th century, constitutes the most complete surviving complex of its type. The basilica, atrium, baptistery and episcopal palace are outstanding examples of religious architecture, while the basilica itself combines classical and Byzantine elements in an exceptional manner.

Porec Euphrasius basilica

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