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Istria's Wine Roads
Tour Location
Country:
Croatia
From:
Buje
To:
Lovran
Tour Information
Guiding:
Self Guided
Support:
Luggage Transfer, Phone Support, Maps / GPS
Duration:
8 days
Level:
Moderate
Bike Options:
Bike hire available
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
£675
Tour Distance & Dates
Distance:
230 Km
Month(s):
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Tour Operator:
Macs Adventure

Istria's Wine Roads

8 Days Moderate 230 Km

Sample local wines and delicacies, while you soak up the Mediterranean sun and meet the locals on your cycling holiday. Your journey takes in the best Istria has to offer, from the untouched interior with its medieval hilltop villages, to the glistening Adriatic Coast and its popular resorts.

After your arrival in Poreč you will be transferred to Buje, where your journey starts. From here you will cycle to the northernmost point of the Istrian Peninsula, before heading into the hinterland with its vineyards and olive groves. You will soon see why this area is often referred to as the “Adriatic Tuscany”, with its rolling green hills and terracotta roofed villages. Finish the day with a refreshing glass of the local Muscat wine.

Leaving Buje, cycle through the Mirna River Valley on your way to the artists colony of Grožnjan. Wander gallery lined alleyways and hear the strains of jazz and classical music coming from the studios where local musicians rehearse. Passing through the village of Oprtajl, you will enjoy views of the Mirna River as you head towards Livade, the truffle centre of Istria. Finally you will reach your next stop, the Medieval hilltop town of Motovun with views over the valley below.

From Motovun, you will cycle back out to the Adriatic Coast to the popular coastal town of Poreč. On the way stop in Visnjan and visit the many wine cellars, sampling some of the Malvasia wine produced in this area. Explore the old city and stop for dinner in one of the many taverns and restaurants. The next day starts with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Euphrasiana Basilica. From here you will enjoy a days cycling through local villages with commanding views along the coastline. Enjoy tasting some traditional dishes and meeting the locals before heading back to Poreč.

Your final destination is the colourful coastal port of Rovinj. Still an active fishing village, it is now also a popular tourist destination. Explore the narrow streets, passing market stalls brimming with local produce and handicrafts. Walk along the waterfront taking in the warm Mediterranean setting before stopping at one of the many seafood restaurants to celebrate the end of your cycling adventure.
Accommodation
Double Occupancy / Twin Share, Hotel / Guesthouse
Single Supplement: Available
Inclusions
7 nights in 3 star hotels
7 Breakfasts
Daily baggage transfer
Detailed route descriptions and pre-departure information pack
Maps of the route and sightseeing information
24-hour assistance by phone
Exclusions
Flights and airport transfers
Lunches, dinners, drinks & snacks
Travel insurance
Personal expenses such as drinks, phone calls, extra transfers, tips, etc.
Any items not specifically mentioned in the program
Options
Single room supplement(s) if applicable
Bike hire
Airport transfers
Additional nights during the holiday
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