Trieste to Pula

Northern Italy Italy: (ZZ-BKITFA14)
URL: https://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/biking_italy_istria_trieste_pula.aspx

Introduction
Northern Italy Italy
The start of this bicycle tour is in Trieste, a former Habsburg seaport seated at the foothills of the Karst. After a few kilometres you leave Italy and cycle to Istria, Slovenia and Croatia. This sunny peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea is characterised by little picturesque fisher villages, small towns on the karst hills, vineyards and valleys. Let yourself be surprised from the charms of a landscape rich in contrasts and the various colours of Istria.

The bicycle route through Istria runs slightly hilly.

Accomodation

Accommodations
During this trip, nights are spent in different locations.

Description
Accommodations consist of a mixture of 3 and 4 star hotels offering private bedrooms with ensuite facilities.

Local tax
Some cities charge a tourist tax. These taxes are not included in the sale price of the tour and must be paid directly by you at check-in or check-out at the hotels.
This fee varies depending on the hotel category, the season and the number of days of stay. It is usually between 1 and 5 € per person per night.


Meals
All breakfasts are included.

Riding

Approx. 220-275km total.

Rental bikes:
21-gear women‘s or men‘s bicycle
E-bike (unisex bike, 500 W battery; range up to 100 km)

Itinerary

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


Rates and Dates for Trieste to Pula

Rates include:

Accommodations, All breakfasts, Tour information package (maps, route descriptions...), Luggage transfers & Phone hotline service.

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescriptionEUR ~US$
    A
    20218 day self-guided tour€700$835
    • Single supplement€170$200
The US Dollar Rate is Based on Exchange Rate of 1.19

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionEUR~US$
2021 Shuttle available every Wednesdays & Saturdays from Pula to Trieste, pp 70 $85
2021 Bike rental, pp (for entire week) 80 $95
2021 Bike TOP rental, pp (for entire week) 120 $145
2021 Ebike rental, pp (for entire week) 170 $200
2021 Extra nights - please inquire 0 $0

Season Tour Dates Min / MaxReserve
A 2021 09/15 - 09/22 8d / 7n / Expired
A 2021 09/18 - 09/25 8d / 7n / Expired
A 2021 09/22 - 09/29 8d / 7n / Expired
A 2021 09/25 - 10/02 8d / 7n / Expired
A 2021 09/29 - 10/06 8d / 7n / Reserve
A 2021 10/02 - 10/09 8d / 7n / Reserve
A 2021 10/06 - 10/13 8d / 7n / Reserve
A 2021 10/09 - 10/16 8d / 7n / Reserve
A 2021 10/13 - 10/20 8d / 7n / Reserve
A 2021 10/16 - 10/23 8d / 7n / Reserve
A 2021 10/20 - 10/27 8d / 7n / Reserve
A 2021 10/23 - 10/30 8d / 7n / Reserve
A 2021 10/27 - 11/03 8d / 7n / Reserve
A 2021 10/30 - 11/06 8d / 7n / Reserve
A 2021 11/06 - 11/13 8d / 7n / Reserve

Dates Note: Custom dates possible for groups of 5+ pax

Rates do not include:

Drinks, Lunches and dinners, Rental bikes & Travel insurance.
Tourist tax (if requested) has to be paid on the spot.

Note:

Due to COVID-19 Corona virus pandemic and certain travel restrictions we are applying some temporary policy changes to some of our tours.

For Trieste to Pula (ZZ-BKITFA14):
Due to the momentary unstable situation we have revised our booking policy by modifying it as follows:
- Modification of the reservation possible up to 28 days before arrival
- If the situation is more critical, in the face of official and legal restrictions or strict regulations due to the Covid 19 pandemic, rebooking will be possible up to 14 days before arrival.
This provision will be valid until further revoked!

For more information please visit our COVID-19 Updates page at https://www.hiddentrails.com/article/covid19update.aspx

Other Info
Meeting: Trieste
Airport: Trieste
Transfer:

Climate:
                                                    Porec area

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

49

49

54

59

69

77

81

81

74

67

58

52

Average Low Temperature (°F)

41

40

44

50

59

66

69

69

62

58

50

44

Average High Temperature (°C)

10

10

12

15

21

25

27

27

23

19

15

11

Average Low Temperature (°C)

5

5

7

10

15

19

21

21

17

14

10

7

Average Precipitation (days of rain)

5

6

5

7

7

6

4

5

7

8

8

6

Source: NOAA


Seasons
The coast benefits from a pleasant Mediterranean climate with a lot of sunshine. Summers tend to get quite hot and dry while winters are mild and wet. The shoulder seasons are the best time to explore Istria peninsula.

What To Bring: