Istrian Coast - Boat & Bike

Boat & Bike 7 nights


Why we love this tour

"Enjoy the naturally beautiful Istrian coast on this guided tour, with time to soak in the history and culture of UNESCO cities or just relax aboard your boat. "

Turquoise bays, white cattle and green pastures

Cobbled alleys and medieval stone villages

Dazzling beauty of the Lim Channel

Relaxed cycling on quiet routes, cruising along the coastline on a yacht

Easy to Moderate
Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct
Fly to
Good for
Coasts and Islands, Solo

Discover one of Croatia's most beautiful coastlines and explore an inland region famous for wine and truffles. Touring past rocky beaches and ancient ruins, you'll cycle on gentle coastal trails and cruise along the Istrian peninsula, known affectionately by the locals as the heart of Europe. When it’s time for a break, you’ll stop off at historic harbour towns and stone-built villages to wander through narrow alleyways or relax in cobbled piazzas. Take the opportunity to chat to some of the locals here, and you’ll meet thriving fishermen and world-class stonemasons.

The photos you bring home will have a backdrop of wooded hillsides, emerald green islands and sparkling blue seas. Wildlife lovers can look forward to nature reserves and protected wetlands, while history fans can expect Roman ruins and crenellated city walls. Cycle with your knowledgeable guide, cool off in the Adriatic Sea and relax on deck as you sail to peaceful islands – the tranquil beauty makes a memorable lasting experience.



The Tarin, with its dark green painted hull and white stripes, is a two-masted yacht and 22m long and 6 m wide. Classified as a comfort boat, she has 10 comfortable cabins, all of which are above deck with a large exterior window. Five cabins have a double bed (140cm wide) and two of them also feature a single bunk. The other cabins have twin or bunk beds. All cabins have a private shower and wc, fan and are equipped with hairdryer. The forward sun deck measures 40m2 and the upper deck 60m2. Together with the large saloon, captain Nevio’s "Tarin“ offers ample space and comfort for her passengers.



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What's included

Price includes

7 nights accommodation aboard the comfort class Tarin boat

Board basis: Half board

English speaking tour guide on board and on bike

Overview - maps for the daily tours (on board)

Welcome meeting

Guided walking tour of Porec with cycle guide

Price excludes

Flights and transfers

Bike hire

Cycle helmets (use is mandatory)

€30 per person visitors tax/port fees & €20 per person unlimited still bottled water, paid locally

Entrance fees

Drinks & tips on board

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

Pannier is included at no extra cost when you hire a bike.

Hybrid bike

21-gear hybrid bicycle, with pannier.



9- gear Cube Cross Hybrid Pro Allroad 500 (28") 



Other Extras

Airport transfers

Group transfer from Zagreb town on embarkation day


Group transfer to Zagreb town on disembarkation day



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Friendly service with expert knowledge

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Easy to book and pay online

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Full financial protection

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.

How do I get there?

Fly to Pula, Trieste or Zagreb, then take a taxi from Pula airport to the harbour. A Bus service (Bus Croatia) is available from Trieste airport to Pula which takes approximately 3hrs.

How do I get back?

Take a taxi to Pula airport from the harbour. A Bus service (Bus Croatia) is available to Trieste airport from Pula which takes approximately 3hrs, then fly from Pula, Trieste or Zagreb

What is an ‘Easy to Moderate’ cycle holiday?

Some days will be flat, other days will have some modest hills. Easy to Moderate cycling holidays are suitable for most ages and degrees of fitness. We recommend that you have some previous cycling experience.

We are always on hand to offer advice, so please give us a call if you wish to chat about the tour’s grading.


Can I stay on the boat during the day and not cycle?

Yes, you can relax on the boat or explore when you arrive at each destination instead of cycling. 

Why is this tour good for solo cyclists?

There is the option to book a same sex shared cabin with no supplement.

Can the boat cater for special dietary requirements?

Please advise us of any special requirements at time of booking and we will notify the boat operator in advance. Understandably, kitchen galley space is limited and it may not be possible to provide specialist products (eg. Gluten free). We suggest you bring a few items with you and, in some cases, these can be provided at a supplement. 

How much space will I have in my cabin?

There is limited space in the cabins, so pack light and take a soft suitcase.

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