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Trieste to Pula

Itinerary for Trieste to Pula

Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival in Trieste
Individual arrival at the first hotel in Trieste.
Meals included: none
Overnight in Trieste

Day 2: Trieste to Piran or Portorôz
After a few kilometres you say goodbye to Italy. In Slovenia you cycle mostly on cycling paths through famous bathing resorts like Koper (Capodistria) and Izola (Isola d’Istria) to Piran (Pirano) or Portorož (Portorose), a spa town on the Slovenian Riviera. Using the ship from Trieste to Muggia the tour can be shortened (ticket not included). The longer version leads through the „Val Rosandra“ in the back country. From Muggia both options lead along the coast.
Biking approx. 65 km (approx. 35km if taking the ferry)
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Piran or Portorôz

Day 3: Piran or Portorôz to Umag or Novigrad
You pass the salt gardens of Secovlje, where they produce sea salt on huge areas through natural evaporation, and you cycle over the border to Croatia, travelling through the Croatian part of Istria, the biggest peninsula of the Adria. It is slightly hilly up to Umag. Umag's historic centre was built on the relics of a Roman colony. Umag is well-known also for the ATP tournament „Croatia Open“, held every year. Enjoy a sightseeing tour in the evening through the medieval town with its narrow alleys and the beautiful city tower.
Biking approx. 35 or 65 km
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Umag or Novigrad

Day 4: Umag or Novigrad to Porec
From Umag you cycle - slightly hilly – to Novigrad (Cittanova). This medieval town surrounded by a battlement wall is seated on the water mouth of Mirna. Then you cycle to Porec, the most important coastal city on Istria’s west coast. We suggest visiting the Euphrasian Basilica, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Biking approx. 20 or 40 km
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Porec

Day 5: Porec
Today, you have the choice between 2 options:
- option 1: either you visit by boat the Brijuni-islands or the Limski-channel,
- option 2: enjoy your day off by the sea or visit the country land of Porec.
The Brijuni-islands are twelve smaller and 2 bigger islands; the main island Veli Brijun was used by the Yugoslav statesman Tito as summer residence. Today the islands are National Park and only Veli Brijun can be visited by the public. Going by boat to the fjord-alike Limski-channel you might be lucky and see some dolphins. The Limski-channel is a National Park and on the coast you find mussels and oyster farms.
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Porec

Day 6: Porec to Rovinj
Have a last view over the picturesque seaport on Istria’s west coast before you leave to Rovinj. The city is surrounded in the west and the south west by the Adriatic Sea. Afar the high bell tower of the Euphemia Church built on the highest spot of Rovinj, greats you. Go ahead, if you would like to cycle to Zlatni rt (also known as Golden Cape), a peninsula, where you find a park in a nature reserve.
Biking approx. 55 km
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Rovinj

Day 7: Rovinj to Pula
The last day on your expedition in Istria leads you to Pula on Istria’s south west point. Pula is the oldest town of Istria and its commercial and cultural centre. Enjoy your last day of the tour, amongst various antiquities and the mighty Roman amphitheatre in the centre of Pula.
Biking approx. 45-55 km
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Pula

Day 8: Departure
Indivdiual departure or possibility to extend your stay.
Meals included: Breakfast
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Trieste to Pula
Tour Code: ZZ-BKITFA14
8 days / 7 nights ~$960.00
Dates: Apr-Nov

Level : Fitness Level
Difficulty Levels Explained
1. Easy
Easy pace and an average-to-sedentary level of fitness. You should be in good health and fit enough for full day of normal sightseeing and walking.
2. Easy to Moderate
An average level of fitness or some experience with the featured activity is recommended.
3. Moderate
Requires you to have performed the featured activity regularly, with some periods on challenging terrain. Activities are mandatory and you may be traveling at high elevations. You need to be in good health and physical condition to enjoy these trips, with adequate muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance.
4. Demanding
You must be extremely physically fit and are expected to hike or ride four to six hours over steep or more rugged terrain.
5. Strenuous
Prolonged hiking/biking on moderate to difficult terrain (five to nine hours a day).
May include high altitude, rugged terrain etc..
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