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Self guided family cycling tour from Trieste to Poreč

Overview

Join us in exploring the former narrow-gauge railway line Parenzana, which was turned into a true attraction for cyclists! You will be thrilled with the small picturesque towns, and landscapes dotted with old villages through which you pass. Sweeping into beautiful valleys with forests and rivers framing them and then emerging onto the slopes of the hills, the beauty of the nature will take your breath away. Take a short break and soak up the abundance of peace and greenery. On this interesting trip you will pass through tunnels, over bridges and viaducts, between olive groves and vineyards that give this area special charm. The medieval hill towns of Grožnjan and Motovun will delight you as much as the unique Poreč and feel the magical spirit of the past there.

Highlights:
●cycling through the beautiful landscapes of Istria,
●visiting interesting towns Motovun, Grožnjan, Poreč,
●Learning about the cultural heritage;
●delicious Istrian food

Facilities

DAY 1 ARRIVAL
Independent arrival in Portorose/Piran, Slovenia. Overnight in Portorose/Piran.

Accommodation: Guesthouse/hotel 3* in Portorose/Piran

DAY 2 BIKING MUGGIA TO PORTOROSE – 31 km / 19 miles
After breakfast meeting with Fiore representative, you will be provided with the package including hotel vouchers, bicycle with all equipment, maps and a road book. Transfer to Muggia where you will start cycling on old railway Parenzana. Overnight in Portorose/Piran.
Accommodation: Guesthouse/hotel 3* in Portorose/Piran
Meals: Breakfast
Distance: 31 km / 19 miles
Elevation gain: 352/-352m


DAY 3 BIKING PORTOROSE TO GROŽNJAN- 34 km / 21 miles
After breakfast you will start biking (on macadam) on the legendary route of the Parenzana, the former narrow – gauge railway line which penetrates deeply into the Istrian peninsula connecting 33 Istrian towns between Porec and Trieste, located today on the territory of even three states. Passing through magnificent rolling landscapes and lively Istrian vineyards, it will became obvious why it was also known as the wine railway. After passing through several tunnels, over old bridges, you can stop on many fascinating view points between the medieval town of Buje. Overnight in Grožnjan.
Accommodation: Guesthouse 3*, Grožnjan
Meals: Breakfast
Distance: 34 km / 21 miles
Elevation gain: 412/-181m


DAY 4 BIKING GROŽNJAN TO MOTOVUN - 29 km / 19 miles
After you saw It's galleries and viewpoints you can pass through magnificent rolling landscapes and lively Istrian vineyards. After passing through several tunnels, over old bridges you can stop on many fascinating view point before reaching the village of Livade, the truffle center of the world where you can taste and buy some products with truffles. In front of Livade on a hill is the town of Motovun where is your hotel. Overnight in Motovun.
Accommodation: Guesthouse/hotel 3*in Motovun
Meals: Breakfast included
Distance: 29 km / 19 miles
Elevation gain: 443/-486m

DAY 5 MOTOVUN TO POREČ - 36 km / 22 miles
Overlooking the Mirna River valley, lies surely the most famous and attractive Istrian medieval town of Motovun-Montona. This captivating hilltop town is one of the characteristic symbols of the Istrian interior. The Romanesque-Gothic bell tower with a crenulated crown from the 13th century, standing next to the Parish Church of St. Stephen from the 17th century, dominates the town's historic core. In the central square is the Romanesque Municipal Palace, the largest secular building in Istria of that period surrounded by many other historic buildings. Passing the tunnel under the city of Motovun Parenzana will take you towards Poreč through Vižinada village. You will pass by Nova Vas village where you can visit Baredine Cave. Following the trail along the vineyards you will reach Poreč. This is a town where you can find material and spiritual evidences of great cultures at every step. Ride along the old city center where you will find the Roman Forum, magnificent palaces from different historical periods, and to top it all, the famous Euphrasian Basilica (Euphrasiana). Overnight in hotel in Poreč.
Accommodation: Guesthouse/hotel 3*in Poreč
Meals: Breakfast included
Distance: 36 km / 22 miles
Elevation gain: 285/-504 m


DAY 6 POREČ LOOP RIDE - 31 km / 19 miles
Today you will bike from Poreč towards countryside of Poreč. As an option you will have opportunity to sop in Baredine caves. Last part of biking is next to coastline towards Poreč.
Accommodation: Guesthouse/hotel 3*in Poreč
Meals: Breakfast included
Distance: 31 km / 19 miles
Elevation gain: 278/-278m


DAY 7 POREČ TO VRSAR - 30 km / 18 miles
A marsh, rare birds, a cursed city, an abandoned monastery, buried pirates treasure, a deep bay, a cave with a primitive man and a hermit, an ancient solar observatory – all this you can find on our bike trail of Captain Morgan. After riding along the coastline we reach Vrsar, a romantic fishermen village where the famous Casanova came back even two times. Our bike ride continues through the magical forest Kontija with a panoramic view of the beautiful landscape of the Lim bay, passing by the old benedictine abbey at Kloštar. From Kloštar you are going back from Kotnija towards Vrsar where you can enjoy in some of the nice restaurants and beaches.
Accommodation: Guesthouse/hotel 3*in Vrsar or Poreč
Meals: Breakfast included
Distance: 30 km / 18 miles
Elevation gain: 290/-290m


8. DAY – DEPARTURE
After breakfast departure.

Map

Essentials

Included

  • info meeting with Fiore representative (English)
  • 2 x overnight in Portorose/Piran
  • 1 x overnight in Grožnjan area
  • 1 x overnight in Motovun
  • 2 x overnights in Poreč
  • 1 x overnight in Vrsar
  • 7 x breakfasts
  • Information package including detailed route description (map and road book) and vouchers, luggage tags
  • luggage transport between accommodations
  • Transfer from Portorose to Muggia on day 2
  • 24/7 emergency number
  • Excluded

  • travel and bike insurance
  • transfer from airport to hotel and re-tour (can be organized)
  • lunches, dinners and drinks
  • bike rentals with equipment
  • Essentials

    Bring your own bike clothes and we recommend you to take your own helmet.

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