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  • March 1st - November 30th
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Cycling around the Istrian peninsula


Join us in an interesting cycling adventure along the Istrian peninsula.Ride along theeast and west coasts, and into the Istrian inland. The trackspass through beautiful landscapes dotted with old villages and picturesque towns. Sweep into glorious valleys with rivers andforests and emerge again onto the slopes of hills, meandering through tunnels, over bridges and viaducts, between the vineyards and olive groves of Istria’s top producers. On our journey we will pass
through the medieval towns of Grožnjan and Motovun, situated on hilltops which afford fantastic views. We will also visit the former Roman colonies of Poreč and Pula, which have kept impressive traces of the Roman Empire. Among the charms of culture and the beauty of nature, enjoy the richness of fl avors of local Istrian cuisine, excellent Istrian wines and olive oil.

● Cycling through the beautiful landscapes of Istria
● Visiting interesting towns Motovun, Grožnjan, Pula,Labin, Rovinj and Poreč
● Learning about the cultural heritage
● Enjoying delicacies


Arrival in Poreč. Meeting point is in our office in Poreč (map with location of our office will be sent to you) where we will provide you with the package including hotel vouchers, bycicle with all equipment, maps and a road book. Overnight in Poreč.

Accommodation: Hotel 3* "Poreč" or similar 3*

2. DAY - POREČ - BUJE - 70 km / 43 miles / elevation gain 780m
Our cycling tour of Istria will start with a ride around Poreč, the town where you can find material and spiritual evidences of great cultures at every step. Walk along the old city center and you will find there the Roman Forum, magnificent palaces from different historical periods, and to top it all, the famous Euphrasian Basilica (Euphrasiana).
The ride along this trail is particularly pleasant because you are riding along the coastline with beautiful bays where you can enjoy the breathtaking Mediterranean landscape with green vineyards and olive groves and taste home made food, wine, brandy and honey produced in this area. Continuing along the trail, you will reach Višnjan, a little place that vaunts an astronomical observatory ranked among the 5 most important observatories in the world.Passing by Mirna river delta and Novigrad you'll arrive to Umag. A town that, apart for its incandescent Riviera, vaunts a rich historical heritage and a unique event – the festival of the traditional organ (Organum Histriae). Situated on a peninsula, founded in the transitional period from late antiquity into the early middle age, with the historic centre that loudly speaks with the spirit of the old Venetian Republic.Continuing to northest point of istria (Savudrija) and finishing first day in Buje area.

Accommodation: Hotel 3* "Casa la Parenzana" or similar in Buje area
Meals: Breakfast included
Distance: 70 km / 43 miles
Points of interest: Poreč, Višnjan (wine cellars), Mirna river delta, City of Novigrad, City of Umag, Savudrija (northest point of Istria)

3. DAY - BUJE- BUZET - 47 km / 29 miles / elevation gain 805m
Breakfast, on the way to Buzet we will ride across Grožnjan – a typical istrian medieval town sprout high on top of the hill along the right coast of the river Mirna, vaunting its centenary walls, its renaissance loggia dating from 1585 and the beautiful St. Vitus and Modesto’s baroque church. If you just occasionally ride along its streets in which almost every door leads to art studios or galleries, and which windows from every direction echoes the sounds of different music genres, from classical to jazz, you’ll understand why Grožnjan is known as "The town of artists".
Šterna – a village named after a big local cistern (on local dialect – Šterna) situated on the large plateau intersected by water flows.
Oprtalj, with unchanged urban medieval disposition, the narrow streets, the shops, the beautiful Venetian palaces, portals and covered passages, and particularly the unique view to the Istrian peninsula from the town loggia, according to many the most beautiful of Istria.
Buzet, known as long as in the Roman times as Pinquentium, today is named as ’’the City of truffles’’, considering that the surrounding forests along the valley of the river Mirna cover some of the best areas of the entire Istria for the hunting of this divine tuberous. Overnight in Buzet.

Accommodation: Hotel 3* "Vela Vrata" or similar in Buzet
Meals: Breakfast included
Distance: 47 km / 29 miles
Points of interest: City of Buje, Grožnjan the city of artists, Livade the truffle center of the world, Istrian spa center, City of Buzet.

4. DAY -BUZET - LABIN - 66 km / 41 miles / elevation gain 1180m
Breakfast, afer a steep climb to Prodani the road leads to one of the most atractve and picturesque Istrian medieval towns –Draguć. The place which, untl some hundred years ago lived from the cultvaton of the silk-worm, today is almost completely abandoned. However, its unforgetable natural positon and the exceptonal beauty of the stone architecture, the modest palaces, the walls and the old churches, perhaps could seem somehow known. Considering that right here have been recorded numerous natonal and foreign producton movies and TV series, like the movies "The 3 musketeers". Pazin – a true heart of Istria! First writen records referring to the city as Castrum Pisinum appeared in 983 and presently, Pazin is known as a commercial, cultural and educatonal center of entre central Istria. Unique for its spectacular positon above the karst abyssal cave, Pazin holds the medieval Castle – Kaštel (today, the Ethnographic Museum of Istria and the Municipal Museum are both in the castle) located on the verge of a 130 meters deep abyss. From Pazin you pass through Gračišće, an absolute pearl of the Istrian hinterland. The entrance into this town can be really enchantng: a magnifcent Salomon Mansion made in the
combinaton of gothic and renaissance styles, it makes you think for a moment as if you were lost in some distant corner of Venice. Contnue further through Kršan, feudal land property, having obtained its name for the rockiness of the spot and at the same time, was erected on the foundatons of an ancient early medieval burg, we arrive in Rabac, the pearl of the Kvarner bay. Overnight in Labin.

Accommodaton: Hotel Peteani 4* in Labin or hotel Mimosa 4* in Rabac
Meals: Breakfast included
Distance: 66 km / 41 miles
Points of interest: City of Draguć, Pazin the capital of central Istria, Gračišće, City of Labin, Rabac the pearl of east Istria

5.DAY - LABIN - PULA - 53 km / 33 miles / elevation gain 860m
Afer breakfast we ride across Raša, the frst modern mining town in Istria and Barban to Pula. On the way you will fnd "Liburna", a nature reserve of autochthon animals. Apart from these charming animals, in partcular sociable donkeys, you will fnd here a unique ethnological collecton of antque tools. Which city is situated on seven hills, has a magnifcent Amphitheater and is not Rome? The answer is - Pula. No, it is not a mistake – you are, indeed, in front of Pula, the largest city in Istria. Pula is an
enchantress with thousand appearances which has been castng spell on its visitors for centuries. This day we fnish visitng the old city with the Sergius' Triumphal Arch (from the end of the 1st century B.C. and the beginning of the 1st century A.D.) and famous Arena, a Roman amphitheatre (from the 1st century B.C.). Overnight in Pula.

Accommodaton: Hotel Amfteatar 3* or Galija 3* in Pula or similar in Pula
Meals: Breakfast included
Distance: 53 km / 33 miles
Points of interest: Raša river valley, Barban city, Istrian villages, City of Vodnjan, Roman amphitheater in Pula, Old part of
3000 years old Pula

6. DAY - PULA - ROVINJ - 55 km / 34 miles / elevation gain 540m
After breakfast we ride tako us along the coastline towards Rovinj. You will head for the mysterious world of Bale region, proud fot its glorious Soardo-Bembo Castle of the Gothic and Renaissance period and the parish church of St. Julian. Bale had been developed from the ancient Roman castrum (military fortification) along Via Flava, the ancient Roman road that used to connect Trieste and Pula. Svetvinčenat, with its grandiose Morosini-Grimani citadel with towers, parish church, municipal loggia and a line of 16th century houses of the Renaissance and a town cistern - šterna in the middle, Savičenta really belongs to a range of the most attractive Venetian creations of that period effected in this region, and with held one of the rare witchcraft trials in Istria during 17th century. This day finishes in Rovinj.

Accommodation: Hotel 3* "VIla Lili" or similar in Rovinj
Meals: Breakfast included
Distance: 55 km / 34 miles
Points of interest: Restaurants in Fažana, Castle in St.Vincent, Palaces in Bale, City of Rovinj.

7. DAY - ROVINJ - POREČ - 60 km / 37 miles / elevation gain 695m
Breakfast. A marsh, rare birds, a cursed city, buried pirates treasure, a fjord, a cave with a primitive man and a hermit, an ancient solar observatory - all this you will find during todays biking.Our bike ride will takes us acorss Kanfanar to the ruins of the medieval town of Dvigrad. Just to stir your imagination - you are now in an area where many legends and mysteries based on historical events still live on: that of Dvigrad devastated by the plague because of an ancient curse, of the buried treasure of Captain Morgan's pirates near the village named after him (Mrgani), of the cave where the remains of the primitive man were found and where, as legend has it, St Romuald used to live as a hermit in the Middle Ages. After riding along the coastline you will reach Vrsar, a romantic fishermen village where the famous Casanova came back even two times. This one week bike tour finishes in Poreč where where you will spend the last night.

Accommodation: Hotel 3* "Poreč" or similar in Poreč
Meals: Breakfast included
Distance: 60 km / 37 miles
Points of interest: Old city of Rovinj, Ruins of Dvigrad, Lim Bay, City of Vrsar, Poreč.

After breakfast departure.

Meals: Breakfast

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  • welcome meeting
  • 2 x overnight in pension / 3* hotel in Poreč
  • 1 x overnight in pension / 3* hotel in Buje
  • 1 x overnight in pension / 3* hotel in Buzet
  • 1 x overnight in pension / 3* hotel in Labin
  • 1 x overnight in pension / 3* hotel in Pula
  • 1 x overnight in pension / 3* hotel in Rovinj
  • 7 x breakfast
  • Information package including detailed route description (map and road book) and vouchers
  • Luggage transport between accommodations
  • 24/7 emergency number
  • Excluded

  • Travel and bike insurance
  • Arrival and departure from Istria
  • Transfer from airport to hotel and re-tour (can be organised)
  • Lunches, dinners and drinks
  • Bike rentals with equipment (tube repair kit, spare tube, pump, locks, bottle holder, rear rack and helmet if required) EUR 90 per bike for a week (depending on choosen bike model)
  • Pickup Instructions

  • We can organise transfer from any airport or bus/train station nearby. Closest airtports:
  • Pula airport:
  • You can take local bus froma airport to Pula bus station and from bus station to Poreč. The best is to take transfer.
  • Trieste airport:
  • The best way is to take transfer. There are no bus/train connections. You can meet us in our office (please contact us in advance)


    This route requires moderate degree of fitness.



    Supplement for single room (when traveling with others)
    01.03.-27.04. 120,00 €
    28.04.-28.05. 140,00 €
    29.05.-27.06. 160,00 €
    28.06.-28.08. 180,00 €
    29.08.-27.09. 160,00 €
    28.09.-30.11. 140,00 €

    Supplement for single traveler (when traveling alone)
    01.03.-27.04. 240,00 €
    28.04.-28.05. 260,00 €
    29.05.-27.06. 280,00 €
    28.06.-28.08. 300,00 €
    29.08.-27.09. 280,00 €
    28.09.-30.11. 260,00 €


    Supplement for PREMIUM HOTELS per person in double room ( Classic price plus this supplement)
    01.03.-27.04. 440,00 €
    28.04.-28.05. 430,00 €
    29.05.-27.06. 500,00 €
    28.06.-28.08. 560,00 €
    29.08.-27.09. 500,00 €
    28.09.-30.11. 330,00 €

    Supplement for single room (when traveling with others)
    01.03.-27.04. 450,00 €
    28.04.-28.05. 450,00 €
    29.05.-27.06. 490,00 €
    28.06.-28.08. 550,00 €
    29.08.-27.09. 490,00 €
    28.09.-30.11. 450,00 €

    Supplement for single traveler (when traveling alone)
    01.03.-27.04. 570,00 €
    28.04.-28.05. 570,00 €
    29.05.-27.06. 610,00 €
    28.06.-28.08. 670,00 €
    29.08.-27.09. 610,00 €
    28.09.-30.11. 570,00 €

    Extra nights on the tour are possible on request


    Bring own helmet and sunscreen if it's summer.
    Bring your own backpack.(We can provide you side bags)

    Who carries my luggage?
    On all tours, whether guided or self-guided, your luggage is transferred to your following night's accommodation. Luggage transfer is mostly carried out by Fiore Tours, by  sometimes we use also the accommodation provider or a local taxi service. Bags should be ready for collection by 09:30am and will be at your next overnight stop by 3pm.

    What type of bikes do you use?
    Our adult bicycles are quality hybrids, made by FELT. The model is the QX80 and we have a range of sizes to ensure there is a good match between you and your hire bike. These are very comfortable bikes, with quality components, ideally suited for roads and gravel tracks. The bikes have 27 gears, operated by easy-to-use gear shifters.
    What equipment/clothing do I need to bring with me?
    We supply helmets, hand pump, puncture repair kits, cycle computers (measuring speed, distance etc.).rear rack and bottle holder. We recommend that you bring a lightweight waterproof in case of showers. On longer tours, you might like to, wear cycling shorts or padded under-shorts, cycling gloves and cycling shoes (or stiff-soled trainers) as these will make your ride more comfortable. Sunglasses protect your eyes from bright light, and also from airborne insects – a particular hazard if you are speeding downhill on a bike
    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.
    What is the accommodation going to be like?
    Accommodation is clean and simple. You'll mainly stay in small, locally-run, 2-3 star hotels and guesthouses, which reflect the character of the area.
    What is the food like?
    Breakfasts are generally buffets that take your active program into consideration with a variety of low-fat and high-nutrition choices. Lunch is generally on your own, although some groups tours decide to pool funds on some days and enjoy picnics en route. Dinners are usually included with guided tours, and dinner packages ("half pension") are a frequent option with self-guided tours. Expect either a fixed menu or a few choices. If you have any allergies, restrictions or strong preferences, please let us know as far in advance as possible.
    How busy are the roads?
    The beauty of cycling in Istria is that the roads are generally very quiet. Our tours are planned on local roads with some short connections on main roads but generally the cycling is relaxed and traffic light.
    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.
    How far in advance do I need to book?
    We suggest you book as soon as your plans are finalised as Istria is extremely popular over the summer months.
    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.



    - Customer Reviews

    Reviewed by Angela Cattermole on
    We really enjoyed it. We were happy with most aspects.

    Firstly the correspondence since my first enquiry has been amazing. All my queries were answered promptly.
    The route was great and we appreciated the lift out of Trieste because it was too busy for our bikes.
    The bikes were great. We had already done a cycle trip with another company and your bikes were much more comfortable and better to ride.
    Most of the accomodation was good and sometimes better but my only complaint is the accomodation in Pula. We stayed at Hotel Amfiteater and it was very poor. Our hotel room wasn’t very clean and it had a terrible smell. The corridors also smelled very bad. I would never stay there again and I wonder how often you review the hotels that you use.

    Thanks for a great trip,
    Reviewed by Neil Rawlinson on
    Just to let you know we had a wonderful holiday. Thanks to you and your staff for the excellent service and especially the replacement maps
    Reviewed by Victor and Sharon on
    The bikes were great and Ilija helped us get started, including adding our preferred pedals at the last minute. The route info was also great. We appreciated the prompt rescue by “H” during the bura one morning. Again, in hindsight, if we had waited a few hours to start, we could have completed that day on 2 wheels but we enjoyed the extra time in Rovinj. Our favorite hotel was Hotel Petreani in Labin. Our less favorites were Hotel Lovac (minimal restaurant choices, no store and no actual city to visit) and Vila Lili (hotel and rooms very crowded with trinkets). However, all the hotels were clean, had helpful staff, good breakfasts and therefore very acceptable.
    Thanks again for an excellent experience.
    Reviewed by Carol and Tony W on
    Tony and I have been home for a couple of weeks now and are missing Croatia's lovely warm weather, great food, blue seas and friendly faces! I thought I'd give you some feedback on our tour - which we thoroughly enjoyed! Firstly, SO HAPPY we changed to e-bikes. I would never have coped with the up hill to Draguc without mine! E bikes made the distances and terrain achievable. The briefing was good and thorough. Our bikes' brakes weren't working that well, but the next day (I'm sorry I forgot his name) the man who did the briefing adjusted and fixed them for us. The combination of map with instructions worked well. The instructions need to be updated to include the cycle lanes near Umago on the first day of cycling.
    The only time we got a bit worried was when leaving Rovinj. When we got to the main road, we weren't absolutely sure we were in the right place. Maybe after the roundabout on the way out of town, some landmarks could be mentioned, eg supermarkets or whatever, just to give assurance.
    Accommodation comments.The first night's accommodation was out of town, and there wasn't anywhere to go for a walk, and obviously no choice on where to have dinner. The rest of the tour accommodation was fine - plenty of opportunity to go walk about and stretch the legs, and apart from Buzet, plenty of choices for dinner.
    The Hotel Peteani at Labin was excellent, an absolute highlight! We arrived dripping wet - our bikes were taken from us and we were shown to our room - which was perfect. It even had a conservatory where we could take our wet clothes and gear and dry them overnight. After a walk around the old town, we decided to have dinner back at the hotel, and it was so good I wrote a review about it for Trip Advisor!
    The staff, the food, the wine, the service were all perfect. I could not want for more. The next morning's breakfast was great and when we went downstairs our bikes were already at reception. I love that hotel!! Thanks to you and your team Lorena. Tony and I had a great time cycling Istria. We liked the variation from coastline to hills , forest and farms, and particularly enjoyed the truffles!
    Reviewed by Janette O'Sullivan on
    My husband and I had a fabulous trip around the beautiful Istrian peninsula. Everything went very well despite the very hot weather and the hills! The support worked out very well as we called on them to give us a lift for a partial ride on a very hilly day 3.

    All of the hotels were really lovely - hosts very welcoming, great food and accommodation. They were wonderful!
    The exception to this was our hotel in Pula: Galija. The room was garish in comparison to our other hotels. The electricity was out for a period of time (not their fault - ok) but even when it was on the air conditioning didn’t cool our room very well - an uncomfortable night.
    At times the directions were a bit off - maybe they need an update? But on the whole - excellent.
    Many thanks to all who contributed to make our trip so great. I look forward to another bike trip in the future.
    Reviewed by Charlotte Schwartzentruber on
    Loved the entire trip! The book with the maps was extremely well organized (thanks Luka) and made navigation easy. Hotels were clean, staff friendly and
    helpful and beds were comfortable. Especially enjoyed the hotels in Labin and Buzet. Loved it and would recommend others to cycle with Fiore.
    Reviewed by Olwyn McKay on
    Just cycling - wonderful! Roads very
    free of traffic, delightful lanes and
    villages, gorgeous wild flowers
    everywhere, great service from Fiore,
    and a superb bike. Really loved it. Love the self guided
    aspect - notes and maps provided were
    excellent. Lots of time to explore.
    My one comment is: maybe a rest day
    in the middle of the 8 days would be an
    excellent idea!
    Reviewed by Karen V'Soske on
    Very good to work with. Responded quickly to emails, were clear with responses, provided everything we wanted. And a special thanks for rescuing us from the wind and rain and for the transportation on the last two days. A big thanks for the two guys who helped us out.
    Karen & Mark
    Reviewed by Dave Rencz on
    We really enjoyed our cycling week in Istria. The service, organization, and routes provided by Fiore were very good and much appreciated. Great cycling routes with wonderful views. Very interesting hilltop villages and historic sites.
    Dave & Mary Jane
    Reviewed by Helmut Gassner on
    Die Reise war von Ihnen perfekt organisiert, die Unterkünfte waren sehr gut inkl der Küche und den Frühstücks von La Parenzana und von Vela Vrata. Auch das Hotel Porec mit seinem grossen Frühstück hat uns begeistert. Der Autoparkplatz bei diesem Hotel hat uns allerdings 30 kn/ Tag( wo wir nicht übernachtet haben) gekostet. Dies war mir allerdings die Sicherheit wert.

    Auch der Gepäcktransport hat bestens funktioniert.

    Die Karten im Road Book waren sehr detailliert wobei die in der Road Map fehlende Autobahn mit den Auffahrten vor Plovanija uns verunsichert haben.

    Wir haben unserer von Ihnen organiserte Radresie in guter Erinnerung und werden Fiore Tours weiter empfehlen.
    Reviewed by Joseph Bowman on
    We had a great time biking in Istria. Fiore tours did a superb job for us and we never felt completely on our own. We knew that if we needed help, we could call Fiore. And, in fact, we did call a couple of times, and Fiore was always there for us.
    Bowman Joseph and Patricia
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