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Paddle and Pedal Istria - 8 Days

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 12 people
Destination(s): Croatia  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring   Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting  
Season: May - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 825 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 825 Euro (EUR)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival. Arrival in Porec area, meeting with guide and presentation of program. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Biking Parenzana Trail
-Distance: 43-65 km
-Asphalt: 3-25 km
-Macadam: 40 km

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 penetrates 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 a pleasant and exciting ride from charming medieval town of Grožnjan to Vižinada we will pass through many tunnels, over old bridges and stop on many fascinating view point. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Sea Kayak Porec - Vrsar Archipelago (distance: 10 km)

After breakfast we transfer to Porec for an orientation walk of the old town, famous for Eufrasius Basilica, UNESCO's world heritage. Meeting with our guide and introducing to our sea-kayaks and are fitted with safety gear. We are then shown how to handle these easy to paddle craft and then we are off, paddling besides the city walls and around the islands to the wild beach for a swimming and snorkeling. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Sea Kayak Vrsar - Lim Fjord (distance: 13 km)

After breakfast short drive to Vrsar where we will start with our sea kayak adventure along the protected area of Lim fjord. You will enjoy paddling along the bay, with its steep banks, passing beside the cultivation of mollusks and fish to the end of Lim bay. During paddling we will make stop on the wild beach for swimming and snorkeling. Hike to the Romuald´s cave, this 105-meter long cave consists of several impressive halls that have preserved evidence of permanent existence of life since prehistoric times. The entrance to the cave is 47 centimeters high, and the main hall is five to six meters high. Romualdo’s Cave is a speleological phenomenon because the cave ornaments are located on the left side only, while the right side is empty. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Biking Trail of Captain Morgan
-Distance: 56 km
-Asphalt: 19 km
-Macadam: 37 km

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 bike trail of Captain Morgan. We will start in Vrsar and pedal through the magical forest Kontija with a panoramic view of the beautiful landscape of the Lim Fjord to ruins of the medieval city of Dvigrad. Passing Kanfanar and a magnificent Gothic-renaissance citadel Bembo in Bale we will finish this day in the ornithological nature reserve of Palud. Dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Sea Kayak Rovinj Archipelago (distance: 10 km)

After breakfast drive to Rovinj where we will start our last sea kayak experience. You will enjoy paddling around Rovinj's archipelago which consist of 19 islands, islets and rocks. The certainly most well-known islands are Red Island and St. Catherine Island, which are at the same time the biggest islands and the only ones that are "populated", which of course relates to the summer season, when they are visited by thousands of foreign and domestic guests.There, you will also find Banjole Island, the so-called seven-hair island (because of its rare plant covering), which is interesting because of its cave that is in its most part undersea.A lot of time for snorkeling, swimming and relaxing. A pleased walk around the old town of Rovinj it cannot be missed. Dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Relax. Breakfast, day for your pleasure, you can enjoy and relax on the beach and swim or choose one excursion from our program.We can also organize for you private trip depending on your wishes. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Departure. After breakfast departure.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Welcome meeting
- 7 overnights in pension/ rural house/ agrotourism
- 7 half board
- Residence tax
- Guide during whole program
- Transfer in minibuses
- Rental of sea kayak with waterproof barrels, paddles, life jackets
- Bike and helmet rental
- Visit of Romuald's cave, Porec, Rovinj and Pula
- 2 x bike trips
- 3 x sea kayak trips
- 1 x lunch fish picnic
- 4 x picnic lunch
- Transfer from airport Pula to hotel and re-tour.

About This Supplier
Location: Croatia
Joined InfoHub: Jan 2010

Founded in 1992, M19955 is the Croatian's most experienced operator of adventure, cultural and gourmet travel in Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia & Hercegovina and Montenegro. Every year M19955 pioneers over 500 escorted programs, from one-day trips to extended overland, adventure, cultural and gourmet tours for...

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