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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: Val Rosandra to Pesek
Today‘s hiking trip takes you out of Trieste. By using public transport you arrive at the starting point of the tour. You hike comfortably on the old railway line through the mixed forests of the Val Rosandra to the hamlet of Pesek. The valley is interesting in many ways: besides traces of prehistoric settlements, you will find the only river in the province that carries water all year round. In addition, it is characterised by a diverse flora.
Ascent approx. 300 m / descent approx. 175 m / approx. 3.5 - 4.5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Pesek


Day 3: Pesek to Aquilinia
On the first section the path leads you again through the beautiful Val Rosandra. On the way you pass caves and hike along the border to Slovenia. You will pass the village of Bagnoli della Rosandra, from where you can also admire the Roman aqueduct. Through small villages you walk further and further towards the sea until you reach Aquilinia. By public transport you get to Muggia.
Ascent approx. 125 m / descent approx. 550 m / approx. 4 - 5 hours
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Muggia


Day 4: Muggia to Ankaran
You leave the fishing village of Muggia with its lovely maintained old town and head over to Ankaran. Soon you will leave Italy and cross the border to Slovenia. The shady pine forests offer a view over the numerous bays and the Mediterranean Sea. In the afternoon a transfer takes you to Koper. Capodistria, as the village is also called, awaits you. Let the day end in the car-free old town with all its magnificent buildings.
Ascent approx. 275 m / descent approx. 250 m / approx. 3 - 4 hours
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Koper


Day 5: Koper to Piran
Hiking along the sea you will leave Koper, you pass the ancient fisher town Izola and walk to Piran, where you will spend your night. Piran, birth place of the italian violonist and composer Giuseppe Tartini, is influenced heavily from venetian impact. Stroll through the alleys with its Venetian palaces or enjoy the atmosphere on Piazza Tartini in the centre of Piran.
Ascent approx. 250 m / descent approx. 250 m / approx. 5 - 6 hours
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Piran


Day 6: Groznjan to Motovun
Transfer from Piran to Groznjan. Named the first time in 1102 it is today a meeting point for musicians from all over the world and the starting point of your day's hike. Here, during the summer, classical concerts of young musicians take place . The Jazz is Back festival, which takes place in the second half of July, is dedicated to jazz. From Grožnjan you hike to Livade. The village of Motovun can be seen from far away, high up on a hill.
Ascent approx. 425 m / descent approx. 450 m / approx. 6 - 7 hours
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Motovun


Day 7: Motovun to Porec
This last hiking day in Istria leads you to Porec. From the distance you will see the Euphrasian Basilica, which has been taken up by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site and is certainly worth a visit. A tasting glass of wine on one of the places in the historic centre of Porec will remind you of the highlights of your hiking week.
Ascent approx. 275 m / descent approx. 275 m / approx. 3 - 4 hours
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Porec


Day 8: Departure
Individual departure or possibility to extend your stay.
Meals included: Breakfast
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Istria Hiking Tour
Tour Code: ZZ-HKITFA09
8 days / 7 nights ~$950.00
Dates: Apr-Jun & Sep-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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