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  • From €55

  • 4 - 5 hrs
  • March - November
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Mountain biking Parenzana trail -1 day biking trip

Overview

Parenzana was a narrow gauge railroad connecting the town of Poreč to Trieste. The name Parenzana arrives from Parenzo, the italian name for Poreč. The entire railroad was 123 chilometrs long conncectin not only Poreč and Trieste but also 33 minor towns and villages along the way. This adventure will take us along the most beautiful part of the old railroad, from the hill town Grožnjan to Livade in the valley of the Mirna river.

Facilities

Transfer to Buje where we'll start biking (on macadam) on Parenzana. Passing through magnificent rolling landscapes and lively Istrian vineyards, it will became obvious why it was also called railway of the wine. After arriving in the village OF Livade we'll have option to continue extra biking towards Motovun. After the tour and equipment storing we will have transfer to Poreč.

TIME SCHEDULE

8:00 – 9:00 Pick up and transfer to Buje

9:00 – 9:30 Briefing and bike checking

9:30 – 10:00 Biking from Buje to Grožnjan

10:00 – 10:30 Visiting Grožnjan

10:30 – 12:30 Biking from Grožnjan to Livade

12:30 – 13:00 Free time in Livade

13:00 – 14:00 Departure and arrival to Poreč hotels

Essentials

Included

  • Transportation to start point and back
  • Licensed English speaking bike guide
  • Bike rental and equipment (helmet)
  • Insurance
  • Excluded

  • Lunches, dinners and drinks
  • Pickup Instructions

    Transfer is included in price in Istria area

    Restrictions

    You can start your holiday on any date in the season. To make a provisional reservation select "book". The price shown is per person, based on two people travelling, we offer discounts for groups of more than three people travelling together, these prices are displayed in the booking process.

    No special skill is required for this biking trip.

    Extras/Upgrades

    You can start your holiday on any date in the season. To make a provisional reservation select "book". The price shown is per person, based on two people travelling, we offer discounts for groups of more than three people travelling together, these prices are displayed in the booking process.

    Essentials

    You can start your holiday on any date in the season. To make a provisional reservation select "book". The price shown is per person, based on two people travelling, we offer discounts for groups of more than three people travelling together, these prices are displayed in the booking process.

    Bring: Shoes, breathable shirt

    What equipment/clothing do I need to bring with me?
    You will need  shoes,breathable and comfortable clothes, water.

     
    Can I organize a trip with just my friends or family?
    Yes, just let us know your chosen trip and we can organize a private departure. Prices may vary from those given on the website, depending on the size of the group and date of departure.
     
    Do we have lunch?
    Lunch can be organized in Livade after the trip.
     
    How far in advance do I need to book?
    We suggest you book at least 2 or 3 days before because this trip isvery  popular over the summer months.
     
    When is the best time of year?
    Traditionally April, May, June, July, August, September and October have always been the most popular time of year because the weather is better. July and August  are warmest
     
    When do I get my tour documents?
    You receive tour documents, including your hotel list and information on how to get to your starting town and hotel, tour operator contacts, packing tips, and other helpful information, about 2-3 weeks before your tour. You get packets with maps, route instructions, and sightseeing information at your start hotel.
     
    When is the best time of year?
    Traditionally April/May/June and September/October  have always been the most popular time of year because the weather is better and on the road is less traffic. In July and August air temperature and humidity are higher and more traffic on the roads.
     
    What happens if I can’t cycle a stage?
    We use local taxis to transfer your baggage and they can normally move you, your bike and baggage to the next stop in case of emergency. Local buses can also sometimes take bikes.
     
    What is the size of the group on a guided tour?
    We usually take between four and twelve guests on each guided tour. If we have a larger group, we'll have additional leaders so that we can split up if necessary. With this size of group, we can cater for individual needs and still ensure the whole party is well looked after.
     
    How knowledgeable and experienced is the Group Leader?
    The local guides undergo extensive training in all aspects of travel in the region. They are full-time professionals and are selected for their empathy and knowledge of the area you are visiting.
     

    - Customer Reviews

    Reviewed by Spes Nostra Heule on
    We are students of Spes Nostra Heule and in the Easter holidays, we went to Croatia for our final journey. We had a lot of different activities. One of them was the mountain bike tours. We were warmly welcomed by our escorts and we all got a bicycle.
    We left through the beautiful landscape and we rode down the mountain.

    We stopped in a small, beautiful village where we got a delicious meal.
    We cycled on and all came together at the foot of the mountain. We all felt that we had a workout because everyone was very tired. It was a very nice ride! I would definitely recommend it!

    Many greetings from Belgium,

    Students of Spes Nostra Heule
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