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Istria – the green paradise of the Adriatic Sea 8OK

Croatia

320 sunny days, Mediterranean cuisine and stunning landscapes – a must for every cycle enthusiast

Mediterranean climate, turquoise blue sea and a moving history – this is Istria. The Ottman, the Habsburg and the Venetian all wanted to rule over this piece of heaven on earth: Istria has a lot to offer! The backcountry of Ucka Nationalpark is characterized by picturesque mountain villages, thick war walls, vineyards and olive groves. The Parenzana bicycle trail takes us to this secluded gem.

Picturesque cities like Rovinj or Labin surprise with magnificent villas and cathedrals. The Brijuni National Park, Tito’s former private residency , and the Limski Fjord are definitely worth a stopover. We indulge in culinary delights such as seafood from the Kvarner bay, truffles and hearty countryside sausages. All this will be accompanied with delicious regional wine.
The variety and beauty of the bike routes make this tour very appealing and inviting – get enchanted!


Start/Finish: Opatija / Opatija
Nearest airport: Rijeka
Duration: 7 nights
Route: safe and well-maintained cycle paths, forest roads and roads
Accommodations: charming and carefully selected hotels
Highlights: Parenzana bicycle track, Livade, Limski canal, Rovinj, Brijuni national park, sculpture park dubrova
Minimum number of participants: 8
Please note paragraph 4.2. a) of our terms and conditions of travel to find out more about the cancellation of tour through Edelweiss Bike Travel when the minimum number of participants is not reached - Terms and Conditions
8 days vacation
6 day riding route

DAY 1: Arrival in Opatija
Your adventure begins with our Welcome Briefing in the hotel at 4 pm where you can meet the group.
DAY 2: Opatija - Buzet
We will leave the blue coast of Kvarner Bay and cycle west to the Ucka National Park. High above the Mirna Valley, we will reach Buzet. The patrician houses of this little town are built snug and close next to each other. They are nestled within the Cicarija mountain massif. The abundant tree stock served as a foundation for entire Venice.
DAY 3: Buzet - Poreč
We will follow the river Mirna and reach the Motovun truffle forest. We turn into the Parenzana bicycle path, which was originally a narrow-gauge railway. This opened up easier access to the mountain villages of the surrounding countryside. Porec, which is entirely built of white limestone, welcomes us. The local Euphrasian Basilica is world heritage.
DAY 4: Poreč - Rovinj
A 35 km long cycle path will lead us along the Limski-Fjord. We will explore the Romuald cave and the impressive viewing platform. Our destination is Rovinj, a little town built on a circular island formation right within the Adriatic.
DAY 5: Rovinj - Pula
We will head south along the coastline. The Brijuni National Park with its 34 islands awaits us. There Robert Koch discovered the Anopheles mosquito as a causative agent of malaria. Not long ago the archipelago was closed to the public, as it forms part of Tito's residence. Pula (Italian Pola), the ancient heart of Istria, has its very own unique charm. The local amphitheater is comparable to the Coliseum. Pula is built on seven hills.
DAY 6: Pula - Labin
We will leave Pula to the east and cycle along the secluded and beautiful beaches to Labin. The palaces still reveal the long-past wealth of this city. Enjoy sweet ravioli with nuts, sea bass with truffle sauce and an incomparable view of the Kvarner bay - Life is good.
DAY 7: Labin - Opatija
We will leave Labin towards the north, heading for Ucka National Park before circling back towards the coast and Opatija. Up until now this journey was filled with physical exercise and tranquility, excellent food and friendly people. We will spend the last evening together in Opatija, the seaside resort on the Kvarner Bay, the "Grand Dame".
DAY 8: Departure from Opatija
Let’s enjoy our final breakfast together and then set off on our journey homeward.

Tour prices 2021

Included services

Price for rider in double room
Own Bike
$ 2.630,-
Riese & Müller Charger
Riese & Müller Charger Mixte
Riese & Müller NEVO
$ 2.880,-
Single room supplement$ 420,-

Tour prices 2022

Included services

Price for rider in double room
Own Bike
$ 2.630,- *
Riese & Müller Charger
Riese & Müller Charger Mixte
Riese & Müller NEVO
$ 2.880,- *
Single room supplement$ 420,- *
* Please note the dates and tour prices for 2022 not being confirmed yet. The shown figures are preliminary and subject to change. If the final tour price in 2022 includes an increase of more than 5% compared to the previous year´s tour price, you can cancel your booked participation free of charge until October 31, 2021.

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09.06. - 16.06.2021

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08.06. - 15.06.2022

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