Trieste to Porec

Northern Italy Italy: (ZZ-BKITFA15)
URL: https://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/biking_italy_trieste_porec.aspx

Introduction
Northern Italy Italy
You start your bicycle journey in Trieste, a former Habsburger seaport, seated at the foothills of the karst. After a few kilometres you leave Italy and cycle to 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 by 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. 135-165km total

Rental bikes:
21-gears women‘s or men‘s bicycle
Leihrad TOP bike (unisex model - male model on request)
E-bike (unisex bike, 500 W battery, range up to 100 km)

Itinerary

Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1: Arrival to Trieste
Individual arrival at the 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. The longer version leads through „Val Rosandra“ in the back country.
Biking approx. 35 km (longer option approx. 65 km)
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Piran or Portorož

Day 3: Piran or Portorôz to Umag
You pass the salt gardens of Secovlje, where they produce sea salt on huge areas through natural evaporation, and afterwards you cross the border to Croatia. You cycle through the Croatian part of Istria, the biggest peninsula of the Adria. The road to Umag is slightly hilly. 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 km (longer option approx. 60 km)
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Umag


Day 4: Umag 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 part of the UNESCO World Heritage.
Biking approx. 20 km (longer option approx. 40 km)
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Umag


Day 5: Departure
Individual departure or possibility to extend your stay.
Meals included: Breakfast


Rates and Dates for Trieste to Porec

Rates include:

Accommodation, All breakfasts, Tour information package (maps, route description...), Video briefieng, Navigation app, Luggage transfer & Telephone hotline for the entire tour.

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescriptionEUR ~US$
    A
    20245 day self-guided tour - High€500$550
  • B
    20245 day self-guided tour - Low€450$495
The US Dollar Rate is Based on Exchange Rate of 1.1

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionEUR~US$
2024 Transfer by minibus from Porec to Trieste every Wednesday & Sunday, pp 45 $45
2024 Bike rental, pp (for entire week) 80 $90
2024 Bike TOP rental, pp (for entire week) 120 $130
2024 E-bike rental, pp (for entire week) 160 $175
2024 Extra nights - please inquire 0 $0
2024 Single supplement 130 $145

Season Tour Dates  Min / MaxReserve
B 2024 04/24 - 04/28 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Expired
B 2024 04/27 - 05/01 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Expired
B 2024 05/01 - 05/05 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Expired
B 2024 05/04 - 05/08 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Expired
B 2024 05/08 - 05/12 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Expired
B 2024 05/11 - 05/15 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Expired
B 2024 05/15 - 05/19 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Expired
B 2024 05/18 - 05/22 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Expired
B 2024 05/22 - 05/26 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Expired
B 2024 05/25 - 05/29 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Expired
B 2024 05/29 - 06/02 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Expired
B 2024 06/01 - 06/05 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Expired
B 2024 06/05 - 06/09 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Expired
B 2024 06/08 - 06/12 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Expired
B 2024 06/12 - 06/16 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Expired
A 2024 06/15 - 06/19 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Expired
A 2024 06/19 - 06/23 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Expired
A 2024 06/22 - 06/26 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Expired
A 2024 06/26 - 06/30 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2024 06/29 - 07/03 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2024 07/03 - 07/07 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2024 07/06 - 07/10 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2024 07/10 - 07/14 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2024 07/13 - 07/17 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2024 07/17 - 07/21 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2024 07/20 - 07/24 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2024 07/24 - 07/28 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2024 07/27 - 07/31 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2024 08/24 - 08/28 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2024 08/28 - 09/01 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2024 08/31 - 09/04 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2024 09/04 - 09/08 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2024 09/07 - 09/11 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve
A 2024 09/11 - 09/15 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Hig... 2 /10 Reserve
B 2024 09/14 - 09/18 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Reserve
B 2024 09/18 - 09/22 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Reserve
B 2024 09/21 - 09/25 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Reserve
B 2024 09/25 - 09/29 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Reserve
B 2024 09/28 - 10/02 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Reserve
B 2024 10/02 - 10/06 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Reserve
B 2024 10/05 - 10/09 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Reserve
B 2024 10/09 - 10/13 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Reserve
B 2024 10/12 - 10/16 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Reserve
B 2024 10/16 - 10/20 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Reserve
B 2024 10/19 - 10/23 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Reserve
B 2024 10/23 - 10/27 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Reserve
B 2024 10/26 - 10/30 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Reserve
B 2024 10/30 - 11/03 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Reserve
B 2024 11/02 - 11/06 5d / 4n 5 day self-guided tour - Low 2 /10 Reserve

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

Rates do not include:

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

Other Info
Meeting: Trieste
Airport: Trieste Airport
Transfer: /

Climate:
                                                    Umag area

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

49

5

58

65

73

81

85

85

76

67

58

51

Average Low Temperature (°F)

34

34

39

46

53

60

63

63

56

50

43

36

Average High Temperature (°C)

9

10

14

19

23

27

30

29

24

20

14

10

Average Low Temperature (°C)

1

1

4

8

12

16

17

17

13

10

6

2

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: