Istria Hiking Tour

Northern Italy Italy: (ZZ-HKITFA09)
URL: https://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/hiking_italy_istria.aspx

Introduction
Northern Italy Italy
The starting point of this hiking tour is in Trieste, the former Habsburger seaport seated at the foothills of the Karst. After a few kilometres, you leave Italy and hike to Slovenia and Istria. 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 hiking tour 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

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: 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


Rates and Dates for Istria Hiking Tour

Rates include:

Accommodations, All breakfasts, Tour information package (maps, route descriptions...), Transfers according to program & Phone hotline service.

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescriptionEUR ~US$
    A
    20228 day self-guided tour - High€790$950
  • B
    20228 day self-guided tour - Low€730$875
The US Dollar Rate is Based on Exchange Rate of 1.2

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionEUR~US$
2022 Shuttle bus every Starurday from Porec to Trieste, pp 45 $55
2022 Extra nights - please inquire 0 $0
2022 Single supplement 170 $205

Season Tour Dates  MinReserve
B 2022 04/30 - 05/07 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Low 5 Expired
B 2022 05/07 - 05/14 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Low 5 Expired
B 2022 05/14 - 05/21 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Low 5 Expired
B 2022 05/21 - 05/28 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Low 5 Expired
B 2022 05/28 - 06/04 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Low 5 Expired
B 2022 06/04 - 06/11 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Low 5 Expired
B 2022 06/11 - 06/18 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Low 5 Expired
B 2022 06/18 - 06/25 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Low 5 Expired
B 2022 06/25 - 07/02 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Low 5 Expired
A 2022 07/02 - 07/09 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Reserve
A 2022 07/09 - 07/16 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Reserve
A 2022 07/16 - 07/23 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Reserve
A 2022 09/03 - 09/10 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Reserve
A 2022 09/10 - 09/17 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Hig... 5 Reserve
B 2022 09/17 - 09/24 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Low 5 Reserve
B 2022 09/24 - 10/01 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Low 5 Reserve
B 2022 10/01 - 10/08 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Low 5 Reserve
B 2022 10/08 - 10/15 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Low 5 Reserve
B 2022 10/15 - 10/22 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Low 5 Reserve
B 2022 10/22 - 10/29 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Low 5 Reserve
B 2022 10/29 - 11/05 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Low 5 Reserve
B 2022 11/05 - 11/12 8d / 7n 8 day self-guided tour - Low 5 Reserve

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

Rates do not include:

Drinks, Lunches and dinners & 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 Istria Hiking Tour (ZZ-HKITFA09):
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 Airport
Transfer:

Climate:
                                                    Piran area

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

48

51

57

64

73

80

85

85

76

67

58

50

Average Low Temperature (°F)

34

34

39

46

53

59

63

63

56

50

43

36

Average High Temperature (°C)

9

10

14

18

23

27

29

29

24

20

14

10

Average Low Temperature (°C)

1

1

4

8

12

15

17

17

14

10

6

2

Average Precipitation (days of rain)

5

6

5

7

7

6

4

5

7

8

8

6

Source: NOAA


Seasons
Due to the sub-Mediterranean climate the summers are usually very hot and dry and the winters mild and wet.

What To Bring:
Equipment list

Documents
• Validpassport or ID card
• Money, Cheques and/or credit card
• International travel health insurance certificate

Hiking equipment
• Backpack
• Small backpack pharmacy
• Hiking poles (depending on taste)
• Pocket knife, picnic dish, cup/mug
• Water bottle(s) 1 – 2 litres per person
• Food (eg bread, salami, cheese, chocolate, dried fruit, nuts)
• Handkerchiefs
• Camera or Digital Camera (film, batteries /do not forget memory card)
• Mobile phone and charger
• Sunglasses

Clothing
• Hiking shoes
• Functional sports underwear
• T-Shirts
• Scarf (if required)
• Hat or cap – Sun protection is important!
• Jacket (Windstopper)
• Shorts
• Hiking socks
• Raincover
• Warm clothing
• Towel
• Toiletry