Istrian Coast - Trieste to Pula Bike Tour

Hotel & Bike 7 nights

VISITING: Italy, Slovenia, Croatia

Why we love this tour

"A real customer favourite, touring down the Istrian coastline is a great way to see multiple countries from Italy into Slovenia and ending in Croatia. The route includes rides through nature reserves and along harbour walls, with stops to enjoy delicious local food and wine."

Stunning rides along a sun-drenched coastline

Karst hills, nature reserves and Roman relics

Fishing villages, sparkling vineyards and fertile valleys

Optional rest day in Porec with its Gothic architecture and a UNESCO listed basilica

Easy to Moderate
Departs any day
Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Fly to
Good for
Coasts and Islands, Multi-Country

Cycle through three countries on the Istrian Peninsula, starting in the Italian city of Trieste and tracing the west coast down through Slovenia to Croatia’s beaches, towns and nature reserves. Expect a few undulations and gravel paths along the way as you follow the Adriatic shoreline past ports, vineyards and karst hills, stopping to sightsee and sleep in fishing villages and historic towns. 

Riding southwards out of Italy, you’ll cycle the length of Slovenia’s tiny coastline. As you pedal across the border into Croatia there’s history at every turn, with a Roman drawbridge in Umag and spectacular amphitheatre in Pula. Cycling between each town, you’ll pass hilltop villages, see shimmering saltpans and can take an optional detour to the Zlatni rt peninsula coves. To pack even more in, an optional rest day gives you the chance to sail to the Brijuni archipelago to experience its pine-cloaked islands.

If you are interested in a shorter version of this route, take a look at the Istrian Coast - Trieste to Porec Short Break tour.


3* & 4* Hotels

We use a pool of 3 and 4* hotels to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.

3* & 4* hotels

Breakfast included

Secure bike storage

Luggage transferred each day


What's included

Price includes

7 nights in 3 & 4 star hotels

Board basis: Bed and breakfast

Luggage transportation (one bag per person (max 23kg) & additional bags at extra cost)

Electronic travel guide with maps and route information

GPS available on request

Local contact number for assistance

Local tourist and other taxes

Price excludes

Flights and transfers

Bike hire

Cycle helmets

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

Each bike comes with a pannier. a small repair kit, an allen key & tyre levers, inner tube and lock all included (one per pair of bikes) at no extra cost. Helmets can also be provided at no additional charge - please add at time of booking if required.

Hybrid bike

Winora Domingo 24 - 24 geared hybrid bike



E-Teru Essential Low EQ


Hybrid bike - extra day



Extra night prices are per room. Airport transfers are available on request.

Extra Nights

4* Muggia - B&B - (2 share)
4* Muggia - B&B - single
4* Piran - B&B - (2 share)
4* Piran - B&B - single
3* Pula - B&B - (2 share)
3* Pula - B&B - single

Other Extras


Helmet hire


Ljubljana Airport to Muggia (per vehicle, max 3 people)


Ljubljana Airport to Muggia (per vehicle, max 8 people)


Pula to Trieste (per vehicle, max 3 people)


Pula to Trieste (per vehicle, max 8 people)


Trieste Airport to Muggia (per vehicle, max 3 people)


Trieste Airport to Muggia (per vehicle, max 8 people)



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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 Trieste.

How do I get back?

Fly from Pula.

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.

Why are the hotels not listed in the itinerary?

We use a pool of hotels to maximise availability for you.

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