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5 days to discover the wine road in Croatia by bike

In this short tour, discover the wine road of Istria, its perched villages but also the beautiful Adriatic sea.

Reference CR0501
  • Itinerant trip
  • 5 days
  • Moderate
  • March 15 to November 15
  • Minimum age 14 years old
GPSGPS-app available
715€ / pers.
  • Itinerary
  • Bike along the wine roads of Itria. Day after day, discover the beauty of typical croatian villages perched in the mountains. Taste some gastronomical specialities such as croatian wines, truffles or olive oil. Ride along the Adriatic sea and reach the beautiful town of Rovinj. Enjoy the mediterranean colours of this city and its relaxing atmosphere.

    Day 1


    Arrival in Istria

    Arrival in Istria and meeting with an agency representative at 7pm at your hotel in Buje.

    Day 2



    Apart from enjoying the breathtaking landscape of the terrace - styled vineyards which resemble to an image on the front page of a holiday guide to Tuscany, you can indulge the sensation the area of Buje gives, a real polyphony of fragrances and tastes. Riding through magnificent rolling landscapes and lively Istrian vineyards, it will became obvious why it was also know once it was named as wine railway. After passing through many tunnels, over old bridges we will stop on many fascinating view points from charming medieval town of Grožnjan to Završje until we reach Motovun, town monument, an ancient little Istrian town located atop a 277-meter-high hill, 21 km south-east from Buje. Its present appearance, with the city walls surrounding the centre of the town, dates back to the Middle Ages.

    Day 3



    This part of the trail goes from inland to the coast. It follows the road to Višnjan where you will pass by an observatory. Its one of the 5 most famous observatories in the world. The road continues to the town of Višnjan which is on 246m altitude and from there you’ll be able to catch a view on west Istrian coast and the coastal town of Poreč. In Višnjan surroundings is possibile to visit many wine cellars with wine from Poreč area, especcialy malvasia. Tour countinues to Tar, a little town on the hill above the sea and to Nova Vas village by the famous cave (which you can visit). after passing a few more villages the trail reaches Poreč.

    Day 4



    You can choose between taking a car transfer to Kanfanar or reach it on your own on bike. Kanfanar is a small
    town above the Lim valley. From Kanfanar starts the flattest ride of all in this tour. Passing by Istrian inland villages you will see traditional Istrian tool-houses (kažun).

    After reaching Bale you can visit the Bembo palace, city square and museum. Continue to Rovinj and on the way you can visit see "Palud" an ornithological reserve where you can cycle around. After village Kokuletovica you can turn in Monkodonja. Monkodonja is a prehistoric hill-town inhabited about 1800-1200 BC during the Bronze Age.

    After Monkodonja you will reach Rovinj, your goal of this tour, the "Pearl of Adriatic". With its church and bell-tower on the hill by thesea it’s very recognizable from all sides. Also called Istrian Venice, old town which was once an island and then connected with land, famous for its traditional boat called batana. Restaurants with fresh fish combined with Malvasia will complete this week’s atmosphere. It will fascinate you. Everybody can enjoy Rovinj, its charm and magic.

    Day 5


    Departure from Rovinj

    Enjoy your last day in Rovinj before departure.
  • Accommodation
  • Category A

    You are accommodated in 3-star hotels or guest houses with all the comforts to relax after a day of cycling.
    * Example of the type of accommodation

    You are accommodated in ***/**** hotels with all the comfort necessary and generally very well located.
    * Example of the type of accommodation
  • Bikes, luggage and documents
  • The bikes

    At your arrival you will be provided a hybrid bike. You will also be provided two saddle bags to be able to put your belongings for the day and/or your picnic and a helmet.

    Ebikes are also available on this trip.

    Travel documents

    A cycling holiday is the best way to explore a region and discover its culture, landscapes and local traditions.

    Your tour is self-guided to give you the freedom to ride at your own pace. You will be provided all the information you need to enjoy peacefully the itinerary and its interesting sites.
    Travel documents will be handed out on site the day of your arrival. Travel documents are written in french.

    You will have in your travel documents :

    • your day-by-day program with your accommodations
    • detailed map of your itinerary for each day
    • a step-by-step description of the itinerary giving the direction to follow at each intersection

    You can also rent a GPS.


    Our services include luggage transport in order to let you enjoy your trip comfortably and without stress (optional for short trips) :

    We transport your luggage from one accommodation to the next using a private vehicle.
    Your luggage is directly delivered in your hotel room before you arrive.
    We provide bicycle saddlebags for the things you shall need during the day.

    Our word of advice : as we know from experience, we strongly recommend you to avoid wearing a backpack during your cycling trip.

  • Practical information
  • To go to the starting point:

    • By plane: flight for Trieste or Pula . Our partner will meet you at 7pm at your hotel in Buje.

    To go back to the starting point:

    By bus:

    You take the bus if you want to go back to the starting point(there is no connection by train). In summer, we advise you to book the ticket in advance. The journey between Rovinj and Pula is 45 mn and between Rovinj and Trieste 2h55mn.
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