Arrive in Porec/Vrsar and check-in to your hotel, where you will stay for three nights.
After breakfast at the hotel, your cycling tour will begin - the first point of interest? A lighthouse, built in 1818 on the most northerly point of the peninsula. Cycle and explore the town of Umag, originally founded as a summer residence for Roman nobleman. The town is small but preserved whilst the churches and rolling olive fields create a true Mediterranean atmosphere.
Today's cycling is approximately 47km.
Today's cycle will take you to churches and monasteries dating back to the 15th century, located in Brtonigla. Follow the trail and you will come upon endless vineyards and olive fields. Cross them to reach Novigrad, where some of the best olives in the world are grown! Next you will cycle though coastal villages where you can see authentic Istrian houses, then simply follow the road along the vineyards back to your hotel in Buje.
Today's cycling is approximately 39km.
Today is a combination of culture and history! The first ride will take you to Groznjan - a medieval village, known as "The town of artists". Next you will cycle along quite lanes to Oprtalj - the most beautiful village in Istria. If you like truffle, Livade is the place for you! Croatia's truffle centre - there are multiple shops where you can sample different types of truffle in varied forms. From Livade you will be able to see the Motovun forest where your hotel is located.
Today's cycling is approximately 37km.
Today's ride takes you to the coast, along the way you will pass one of the world's most famous observatories on the way to the town of Visnjan. Further along the road is a viewpoint of the west Istrian coast and Porec, a small village famous for its wine, where you will stay the night. Before reaching Porec make sure to visit the village of Tar and Nova Vas, home to famous mystical caves.
Today's cycling is approximately 38km.
Your first stop will be the Euphrasiana, a treasure of Porec in a 6th century church. When you've reached Bacva, we recommend having something to eat at the local restaurants to enjoy an authentic dining experience. Afterwards, you will continue cycling to the coastal town of Vsar. Selected areas of its 12th century fortress system have been preserved, whilst the castle is used as a summer residence for the Porec bishop. Past Vsar there are a few villages waiting to be discovered, before cycling along the coast back to Porec.
Today's cycling is approximately 44km.
Choose between cycling or taking a car to the village of Kanfanar, located above Lim Valley. On the way to Rovinj see the traditional Istrian houses (also known as "kazun"), the palace in Bembo or cycle around Palud, an ornithological reserve. Once you've reached Rovinj the highlight of the day is awaiting. This old town and former island, also known as "Istrian Venice" and the "Pearl of Adriatic" is known for its atmosphere, boats and all round charm! After a day of exploring, your final night will be spent in Rovinj.
Today's cycling is approximately 33km.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before departing for your homeward travel.
Explore this beautiful and complex country by bicycle and discover numerous hidden gems. Take in the magnificent beauty of this country and cycle through small villages, along lakes and up hills. Immerse yourself in the Croatian culture and have a true mediterranean experience in a country rich in history.
Croatia can be visited from early March or April all the way through to November. The weather can be cooler in the Spring and Autumn which can make for great cycling conditions. The height of summer is particularly hot but is great for lazy days on the bike soaking up everything Croatia has to offer.