From Trieste to Pula along the Istrian coast by bike. Italy, Slovenia and Croatia

Details of the trip Istrian coast by bike
  • Hybrid bike
  • Easy level
  • Istrian Peninsula (Italy, Slovenia and Croatia)
  • 6 stages, 7 nights and 8 days

Good proposal to pedal through the three countries that make up the Istrian peninsula, the largest in the Adriatic Sea.

The journey begins in Trieste (Italy), a beautiful town located on a surface of karst rocks north of the Adriatic Sea and near the border with Slovenia.

You cross the fabulous forests of Slovenia to pedal along the Croatian coast and see the fishing villages and the hills by the sea to Pula. Journey of contrasts!

Do you dare to discover Istria by bike?

What's Included

  • 7 nights accommodation with breakfast
  • Daily transfer of luggage between the accommodations
  • Welcome meeting at the first hotel
  • Complete travel documentation
  • Information to follow the self-guided route
  • Helpline in case of emergency

Optional services not included

  • Bike rental
  • Meals and dinners
  • Travel insurance (suggested)
  • Tourist taxes of the country
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Highlights of the trip Istrian coast by bike
  • Trieste medieval town
  • Spa towns such as Koper (Capodistria), Izola (Isola d'Istria), Piran (Pirano) or Portorož (Portorose)
  • Euphrasian Basilica in Poreč, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The Limski Channel is also a National Park, whose appearance is reminiscent of the fjords

Itinerary pedaling through Italy, Slovenia and Croatia by the coast

Day 1: Accommodation in TriesteArrival at the meeting point

Day 2: Trieste – Piran/Portorôz 35 km – 65 km

On the first day of pedaling, you can choose to shorten the route by taking a boat from Trieste to Muggia or pedaling through the “Val Rosandra” nature reserve. Whatever the option, once in Muggia, we will be very close to Slovenia. We will then pedal through several spa towns that we will find along the coast, enjoying its magnificent beaches: Izola (Isola d’Istria), Koper (Capodistria), Piran (Pirano) or Portorož (Portorose).

Day 3: Piran/Portorôz – Umag/Novigrad 35 – 60 km

Today we will leave Slovenia through the Sečovlje salt flats and through a beautiful landscape of forests. We will enter the Istrian peninsula, the largest in the Adratic Sea. It will be worth the difference, since today we will sleep in Umag with its old town built on a Roman colony.

Day 4: Umag -Novigrad – Porec 20 – 40 km

Today we will see the medieval walled city of Novigrad on the Adriatic coast and the most important city on the west coast of Istria. Here it will be worth visiting the Euphrasian Basilica which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 5: Porec 35 km or free day

Today we can choose to pedal through the interior of Porec or visit the Limski Channel or the Brijuni Islands by boat, made up of several small islands that are worth visiting. The Limski channel reminds us of the fjords of other countries.

If you are lucky, you will see dolphins greeting you!

Day 6: Porec – Rovinj 55 km

Today will be a day to enjoy pedaling along the coast and the Adriatic Sea. We will arrive in the city of Rovinj, almost completely surrounded by the sea, with its Euphemia church.

Day 7: Rovinj – Pula 45 – 55 km

The last day pedaling has us a surprise in store. And we will arrive at the oldest town in Istria, Pula. There, we can enjoy its Roman amphitheater.

Day 8: end of the tripEnd of the trip after breakfast

Where you will stay

For this trip,  3 * and 4 * hotels have been selected.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am only one, is it possible to book the tour?

No, a minimum of two people is needed to book this tour

Can I rent a bike?

Yes, a fully equiped bike is available for rent. You can select during the booking process.

Is the daily luggage transfer between the accommodations included?

Yes, every day we will take your luggage to the next hotel. You just have to leave it at reception, and we take care of everything. Usually it will already be at the hotel when you arrive.

Can I cancel the booking?

We want to be as flexible as possible. Therefore, in the event of an unforeseen event, we will do our best to change the dates of the trip at no cost so that you can travel within the same year.

And if your plans change and you want to cancel the trip before the start date, the following management fees will apply:

• With more than 30 days, the management costs will be 20% of the amount of the trip.
• Between 30 and 15 days, the management costs will be 50% of the amount of the trip
• With less than 14 days, the amount to be paid will be 100% of the amount of the trip.

To have more flexibility, we recommend contracting travel, assistance, CR and cancellation insurance with which the trip can be canceled up to 24 hours before the start date with a 10% franchise. Check with us the conditions. Keep in mind that the price of the insurance is not refunded once contracted in case of cancellation or modification.

Do you need any further clarification? get in touch, we will be delighted to assist you.