Arrival in Poreč, Meeting point is in our office in Poreč (map with location of our office will be sent to you) where we will provide you with: package including hotel vouchers, bycicle with all equipment, maps and a road book. Transfer from Poreč to accommodation in Buje and overnight.
2.DAY - BIKING PARENZANA TRAIL - 68 km / 42 miles
After breakfast transfer to Grožnjan where we will start biking (on macadam) on the legendary route of the Parenzana, the former narrow-gauge railway line which deeply into the Istrian peninsula and from Porec to Trieste connects 33 Istrian cities, which today are located on the territory of even three states. Passing through magnificent rolling landscapes and lively Istrian vineyards, once it was named as the railway of the wine. After passing through many tunnels, over old bridges and stop on many fascinating view point from charming medieval town of Grožnjan to Vižinada we reach Poreč, the town where you can find material and spiritual evidences of great cultures at every step. Ride along the old city center and you will find there the Roman Forum which was once a fortified Roman camp, magnificent palaces from different historical periods, e.g. the "House of the two Saints" and the famous Euphrasian Basilica (Euphrasiana).Dinner and overnight in Poreč area.
Asphalt - 19 km
Macadam - 49 km
3.DAY - BIKING THE TRAIL OF THE ISTRIAN MALVASIA - 50 km / 31 miles
Breakfast, The ride along this trail is particularly pleasant because you are riding along the coastline with beautiful bays where you can enjoy the breathtaking Mediterranean landscape with green vineyards and olive groves and taste home made food, wine, brandy and honey produced in this area. Continuing along the trail, you will reach Višnjan, a little place that vaunts an astronomical observatory ranked among the 5 most important observatories in the world. If you have found here your guiding star, or if you have refreshed yourself with a glass of excellent home made wine we can continue our ride towards Poreč where our adventure has, actually, began. Dinner and overnight in Poreč area.
Asphalt - 19 km
Macadam - 21 km
4.DAY - BIKING TRAIL OF CAPTAIN MORGAN - 50 km / 31 miles
Breakfast, A marsh, rare birds, a cursed city, buried pirates treasure, a fjord, a cave with a primitive man and a hermit, an ancient solar observatory - all this you can find on our bike trail of Captain Morgan. After riding along the coastline we reach Vrsar, romantic fishermen village where the famous Casanova came back even two times. Our bike ride we continue through the magical forest Kontija with a panoramic view of the beautiful landscape of the Lim Fjord to ruins of the medieval town Dvigrad. Just to stir your imagination - you are now in an area where many legends and mysteries based on historical events still live on: that of Dvigrad devastated by the plague because of an ancient curse, of the buried treasure of Captain Morgan's pirates near the village named after him (Mrgani), of the cave where the remains of the primitive man were found and where, as legend has it, St Romuald used to live as a hermit in the Middle Ages. Passing Kanfanar and the hill Maklavun, an astral-archaeological site – tumul from the Bronze Age we will finish this day in Rovinj.
Called also the little Venice, Rovinj is a typical Mediterranean seaside resort which will seduce you with its extraordinary beauty. In the dense tissue of the old city center there are numerous magnificent palaces from different historical periods and today most of them host a gallery or an art studio. If you follow numerous chimneys of Rovinj and narrow meandering streets you will come in front of the baroque church of St Eufemia, the greatest monument in the city from which you can admire a magnificent view of the Mediterranean almost in your hand palm.
Transfer to Poreč. Dinner and overnight in Poreč area.
Asphalt - 26 km
Macadam - 24 km
5.DAY - DEPARTURE
After breakfast departure.
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