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Coastal Croatia: Pula to Porec Self-Guided - Premium

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Tour details
Destinations: Pula, Rovinj, Porec
Type of adventure: icon-03.png Self-guided cycling
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 1556
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  • At a glance
  • Itinerary
  • What's included
  • Dates & prices

Your chance to
Cycle along the Istrian Peninsula
At a glance
7 nights in 3 and 4-star hotels, all are on the harbour/seafront
Cycle along Croatia's spectacular Istrian Peninsula
Istria, often referred to as Croatia’s Tuscany, is simply idyllic for a week-long cycling holiday. This self-guided route gives you the freedom to explore the area's treasure trove of antiquities at your own pace. The amphitheatre in Pula and the UNESCO sites of Rovinj and Porec give a distinctly cultural edge to this relaxed cycling itinerary. The hotels offer local charm, all close to the seafront so you can enjoy the atmosphere of the harbours and sunsets over the sea.
Cycling profile
Daily distance in km/miles:

Day 2 20.0km/12.4miles
Day 3 20.0km/12.4miles
Day 4 38.0km/23.6miles
Day 5 15.0km/9.3miles
Day 6 42.0km/26.1miles
Day 7 30.0km/18.6miles


Number of days cycling:
6
Pace:
Leisurely: 10-13km/6-8miles an hour
Terrain:
Low altitude; 60% tarmac, 40% coastal tracks

Itinerary
1
Day 1
Start Fazana.

2
Day 2
Circular warm up ride to Pula; visit the beautifully preserved Roman amphitheatre.

3
Day 3
Cycle inland to Vodnjan village brimming with architectural treats; return to Fazana.

4
Day 4
Picturesque rural riding to Bale; visit its Roman castle; then on to Rovinj.

5
Day 5
Free day to explore Rovinj, swimming in the sea or do a short ride north.

6
Day 6
Pedal inland to Lim Fjord with panoramic view point; cycle back along the coast to Porec.

7
Day 7
Visit the UNESCO heritage Basilica of Euphrasius. Follow remote coastal cycle tracks; then loop back to Porec.

8
Day 8
End Porec.

Self-guided
Why not enjoy some independence, with the flexibility of a self-guided holiday? You'll benefit from our quality research and support, but you can pace your holidays as you wish.
Activity level
You are reasonably fit, enjoy the outdoors and are looking for some exercise. Some previous experience is preferable for activity based trips.

What's included
All breakfasts and 1 brunch
What's not included
Travel insurance

These are ‘land only’ prices which require you to book your own flights and join the rest of the group on Day 1 of the trip. For more information please see Trip Notes

Date Price excl. flights (pp) from
Tue 09 Aug 16 - Tue 16 Aug 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,555
Tue 16 Aug 16 - Tue 23 Aug 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,555
Tue 23 Aug 16 - Tue 30 Aug 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,555
Tue 30 Aug 16 - Tue 06 Sep 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,315
Tue 06 Sep 16 - Tue 13 Sep 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,315
Tue 13 Sep 16 - Tue 20 Sep 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,315
Tue 20 Sep 16 - Tue 27 Sep 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,265
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Exodus
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Interesting facts
Triglav summiting or how to tame Goldenhorn

Triglav is the Slovenia’s highest mountain, featuring three peaks with the highest one reaching 2864 meters. According to one of the legends, there was a magical Goldenhorn inhabiting the Triglav Mountains. The horns of the mysterious creature were made of gold and would make anyone who caught Goldenhorn forever rich. The Goldenhorn was never caught due to its artfulness in escaping from the chasers, even when injured. The magic power of Goldenhorn was hidden in a divine flower protecting him from deathly wounds. The flower was growing in the crevices of Triglav and boasted unfathomable beauty. 

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