Trieste to Pula cycling tour, self guided
Pedal from Italy, through Slovenia and into the Istrian Peninsula of Croatia, following the path of an old railway, on this week long self guided tour.
Italy: Trieste Parenzana route Slovenia: Koper Piran Secovlje Croatia: Buje Umag Grožnjan Motovun Porec Rovinj Pula Flexible distances
€960To€1130 excluding flights
Croatia, Italy, Slovenia
Price is for person in double/twin room. Single room supplement from 330-380EUR. Solo traveler supplement from 530-580 EUR.Hybrid/trekking bike rental EUR 130 for a week E-bike EUR 230 for a week
Description of Trieste to Pula cycling tour, self guided
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
10 Reviews of Trieste to Pula cycling tour, self guided
4.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 05 Aug 2023 by Sue HalpernWe would like to give it ten stars Read full review
Reviewed on 24 Jul 2023 by Sarah MyersThe cycling that we did from Motovun to Porec Read full review
Reviewed on 08 Oct 2023 by Andrew CushmanHighly recommend this trip!! Awesome route (and great route directions), countryside is fantastic, people are welcoming! Cities and villages are spectacular! Well done and Hvala!! Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Sep 2023 by Philippa DaviesOur route was excellent, we were taken to places we would not have seen otherwise. Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Sep 2023 by Joan ReganThe climb up to Motovun was difficult but the reward was the views and the stunning sunset. Read full review
Reviewed on 06 May 2023 by Kelly NeelandsExcellent....Beautiful scenery, especially in the smallest villages. Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Oct 2022 by Fergus OCycling into some of the scenic towns on the route was a major highlight... An excellent vacation all round, and the service by the tour operator was excellent too. Read full review
Reviewed on 20 Aug 2019 by Suzanne GrayThe most memorable parts of the vacation were cycling through beautiful countryside, lonely roads and great views. Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Jun 2018 by Mary FoxWe thoroughly enjoyed this vacation. The service and support we received from the operator who provided the bikes, route maps and directions was excellent. The bikes were of very good quality and comfortable to ride. Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Jun 2018 by Peter CaldwellThe second day's circular route from Lovac via Umag took us through some beautiful countryside. Read full review
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetTourism is the world's fastest growing industry. Traveling to far flung places gives us a wonderful opportunity to experience cultures that are so different from our own. But with the wondrous joy of travel comes the responsibility of ensuring that we do not adversely affect those countries that we visit. In a nutshell, Responsible Travel is about ensuring that you, as travelers, and we, as a promoter of travel:
-respect the local culture
-do not inadvertently introduce new social ills and
-promote & practice environmental responsibility in the places that we visit.
That way, you enjoy a unique and memorable experience as well as authentic cross-cultural exchange and our local resources, cultures and customs are protected.
Our environmental policy:
We recycle all our waste paper.
Our correspondence and promotion is carried out via the internet and email, minimizing the amount of paper used for our activities.
We use established, locally-owned and run accommodation wherever possible and aim to leave sites in better condition than we find them.
Our vehicle fleet is managed to minimise environmental impact.
Our group sizes are small, helping minimise cultural and environmental impact.
We monitor our impact, and where necessary alter our programmes accordingly.
We always abide by site-specific guidelines pertaining to flora and fauna.
In this tour our customers will get to know whole Istrian peninsula. They will ride a bike from the medieval towns of Grožnjan and Buzet in countryside of Istria till coastline towns such as Pula, Rovinj and Porec. Cyclist will overnight in small family hotels such as „Casa Romantica Parenzana“ which is located on the “Parenzana” an old disused Austro Hungarian railway line which once connected Trieste with Porec. In Pula they will be in hotel called "Amfiteatar " just next to magnificent Roman amphiteater from 3th century. All the hotels on the route are bike friendly hotels. This way we are supporting our cultural sights.
PeopleWe also involve local communities in remote areas that we travel to.
Our accommodation is mostly provided in small hotels, guest houses or apartments. On all our tours we use local produce and provide local-style meals, and we encourage our guests to try local dishes and delicacies. Most of the hotels such as "Casa Parenzana" in Buje or "Vela Vrata" in Buzet have excellent restourants where they serve traditional Istrian food such as truffles or "maneštra".
We support local economy and small business by supporting locally owned shops, restaurants, and using local guide services. Using local employees, accommodation providers, local restaurants and transportation services, we ensures that financial benefits remain in the local community. On this tour we label for them in self guided books many small family run restourants so called "konoba" where they can try dishes made from truffles or enjoy in best Istrian wines such as Tomaz, Arman, Benvenuti or Kabola in wine cellars that are also labeled .
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