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This trip is Self Guided allowing you to discover the area and explore on your own but we can arrange group guided rides on certain dates.
This trip is ideal for Cycling Breaks with Friends.
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TRIP HIGHLIGHT WHAT WE LOVE

Explore the beauty of Istria on this epic self guided cycling holiday. Your ride takes you into the heart of mythology and mystery. From sleepy abandoned villages, to towns under a temptress’ spell, there’s no shortage of intrigue. Hear the legend of Captain Morgan’s buried treasures and enjoy lunch by the Adriatic as Casanova did during his adventures and escapades. You will ride through forests that stir the senses and onto sweeping valleys and hills. Enjoy a glass of wine, Istria’s most famous produce and immerse yourself in the beauty of this Croatian peninsular.
DAY 1Arrival

Upon your arrival into Pula airport, we will take you to Porec where you will stay for the evening. We will provide you with a briefing for the week ahead and get you fitted for your bike.

DAY 2Porec - Buje

Your first ride will be from Porec. Explore this majestic area of grand palaces and historic buildings. Next cycle along the coast on the way to Visnjan, passing through traditional Mediterranean...Show More

DAY 3Buje - Buzet

The first part of your ride will take you to Groznjan, cloaked by its vaulted walls. After a morning's ride through this medieval village, you will soon know why it is named "The town of artists"...Show More

DAY 4Buzet - Labin

Fill up at breakfast as you'll need the energy for the morning's steep climb to Prodani. From there, you ride to a once thriving town called Draguc which now lies abandoned. Its total isolation o...Show More

DAY 5Labin - Pula

After starting the day riding through Rasa, a modern riding town, the next stop off point will be "Liburna" a nature reserve, followed by the historic town of Pula. Located on top of seven hills ...Show More

DAY 6Pula - Rovinj

You will start the day with a cycle along the coast towards Rovinj and then onto the Bale region. Known for it's Soardo-Bembo castle and parish church, Bale was created by the Roman military. Cyc...Show More

DAY 7Rovinj - Porec

For your final day, you will be treated to a myriad of sights. From hidden pirate treasures to caves and wild nature, today is one of the best days for riding in Istria. The first part of the rid...Show More

DAY 8Departure

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before departing for your homeward travel.

7 DAYS
60 KM/DAY AVERAGE
Croatia
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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.

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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.

PACKAGE DETAILS MORE INFORMATION

Your accommodation will be in 3 or 4 star hotels, expertly picked for their locations and surroundings. 
Your trip will be bed and breakfast but we can upgrade you to half board if you prefer. Please just let our cycling experience team know when you enquire.  
The holiday is a self guided holiday allowing you to explore Croatia at your own pace. We know the area very well and have put together some recommended routes in GPX format which allows you to download these to most GPS enabled devices, and with certain software, to your smartphone. These will be sent to you once you have booked your holiday with Love Velo and each file will be titled with a short description of the ride and the distance. If you would like to see the profile of each route, we recommend that you download the files before your holiday and open them with a GPS viewer. If you would like guiding instead, please just ask our cycle experience team.    
You will want to know that your bike is in great condition and that you won’t have any mechanical problems during your ride. Our bikes are extremely well serviced and maintained but in the very unlikely event there is a mechanical issue with the bike (not including basic maintenance such as slipped chains or punctures), we will provide you with an emergency number for someone to come out and repair or replace your bike.  
The bike we will provide you with is a fabulous Z85 road bike, perfect for exploring the Croatia. If you would like a hybrid bike or e-bike, please ask as we can provide these as well.  
Your bike will come equipped with essential tools for you to repair a puncture, replace an inner tube or fix a slipped chain.  
Your bags will be collected each morning and taken from your accommodation to the next night’s accommodation. We suggest you keep a day bag with you for all your essentials. 
Travel to Croatia not included but please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to book flights for you.   
We consider travel insurance to be essential. Accordingly, it is a condition of making a booking through us that you have suitable insurance cover for the booking you have made and any activities which you expect to take part in. This insurance as a minimum should cover cancellation, baggage loss, accidents and health issues while you are away. We also recommend that you take your policy details with you when you travel. Please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to arrange travel insurance for you.