Istrian Coast - Trieste to Pula

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

Guiding
Self-Guided
Distance
165miles/265km
Level
Easy to Moderate
Standard
Superior, Comfort
Departs
Departs any day
Runs
Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Code
SL007
Fly to
Trieste
Good for
Coasts and Islands, Multi-Country
Return
Pula

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.

Accommodation

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

2*and 3* Hotels

We use a pool of 2*and 3* 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.

2* and 3* hotels

Breakfast included

Luggage transfer included

Secure bike storage

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What's included

Price includes

7 nights in the category of your choice: 3 & 4 star hotels (Cat A) or 2 & 3 star hotels (Cat B)

Board basis: Bed and breakfast

Luggage transportation (One piece per person, maximum 20kg)

Maps and route information (GPS available on request)

Welcome meeting on day 2

Local contact number for assistance

Free parking at first hotel on request only - must be confirmed at time of booking

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. An odometer, small repair kit, inner tube and lock all included (one per pair of bikes) at no extra cost. An additional odometer is possible at £20. 

Hybrid bike

21 geared hybrid bike

£89

E-bike

£205

Extras

(Extra night prices are per room)

Extra Nights

3* Trieste - B&B - (2 share)
£122
3* Trieste - B&B - single
£89
4* Muggia - B&B - (2 share)
£122
4* Muggia - B&B - single
£89
3* Pula - B&B - (2 share)
£122
3* Pula - B&B - single
£93

Other Extras

Bike hire

Bike hire - extra day

£16
Helmet

Helmet hire

£13
Transfers

Transfer - Trieste airport to Trieste/ Muggia - (min 2 people - price per person)

£62

Transfer - Pula to Trieste airport - (min 2 people - price per person)

£142

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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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