Available: March - November

from: €620

Cycling around the Istrian peninsula

8 days / 7 nights

HIGLIGHTS

  • Cycle through vineyards and olive groves
  • Visit interesting towns of Motovun, Grožnjan and Rovinj
  • Learn about the cultural heritage like Euphrasius basilica in Poreč or Amphitheater in Pula
  • Cycling adventure along the Istrian peninsula

    Join us on unique cycling adventure along the east and west coasts and the inland of Istria. Cycling trails pass through beautiful landscapes dotted with old villages and picturesque towns. Sweep into valleys with rivers and forests, meandering through tunnels over bridges and viaducts, between the vineyards and olive groves of Istria’s top producers. Pass through the medieval towns of Grožnjan and Motovun, situated on hilltops with fantastic views. Take a look at the former Roman colonies of Poreč and Pula while enjoying the richness of local istrian cuisine
    Self-guided cycling | E-bike cycling TOUR

    From: €620

    Available: March - November

    Overview

    Join us on interesting cycling adventure along the Istrian peninsula. Ride along the east and west coasts and the Istrian inland. Cycling trails pass through beautiful landscapes dotted with old villages and picturesque towns. Sweep into glorious valleys with rivers and forests and emerge again onto the slopes of hills, meandering through tunnels over bridges and viaducts, between the vineyards and olive groves of Istria’s top producers. On our journey we will pass through the medieval towns of Grožnjan and Motovun, situated on hilltops with some fantastic views. We will also visit the former Roman colonies of Poreč and Pula, which have kept impressive traces of the Roman Empire. Among the charms of culture and the beauty of nature, enjoy the richness of local Istrian cuisine flavours, excellent Istrian wines and olive oil.

    OTHER TOUR INFORMATION

    START/FINISH: Poreč / Poreč
    GRADE:
    3/5
    DISTANCE: 365 km / 226 miles
    ACCOMMODATION COMFORT RATING:
    4/5
    DURATION: 8 days / 7 nights
    FROM: €620
    EXTRAS:
    • Supplement for single room CLASSIC HTL when traveling with others > 120.00€-180.00€
    • Supplement for single traveler CLASSIC HTL when traveling alone > 240.00€-300.00€
    • Supplement for PREMIUM HOTELS per person in double room Classic price plus this supplement > 440.00€-560.00€
    • Supplement for single traveler in PREMIUM HOTELS when traveling with others> 450.00€-550.00€
    • Supplement for single traveler in PREMIUM HOTELS when traveling alone> 570.00€-670.00€
    • Extra night is possible at request with extra charge.
    • Half board service is possible at request.
    • Private transfers on arrival/departure
    • Hybrid bike rental 90,00 € for a tour
    • Road bike rental 140,00 € for a tour
    • E-bike rental 180,00 € for a tour

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    OUR GROUP SERVICES

    If you’re considering bringing your group to Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia & Hercegovina or Montenegro trust FIORE TOURS to organize and deliver your custom travel experience. Our comprehensive group services include:

    All components for an integrated tourism experience. These include professional driver and licensed guides, transportation (car, minivan, 15 passenger minibus or coach), accommodation (hotel, motel, bed and breakfast, private accommodation, even camping), meals (from picnics to fine dining) and activities (hiking, biking, kayaking, rafting).

    Innovative itinerary development. We work with our clients to develop itineraries that respond to their customer’s psycho-graphics and exertion and comfort levels. Feel free to ask us for examples of popular itineraries or ones that are more “off the beaten path.”

    Outstanding customer service. Our success is largely due to our guides who place the customer first. As a “hands on” tourism business, our guides also work in the office, help set policy and basically keep the rest of us honest. We respond to all inquiries within 24 hours and keep a 24 hour emergency line open.

    Value for money. The quality of our product and its cost represent some of best value for money spent. Our local knowledge, innovative ideas, access to a wide variety of unique properties and direct service delivery contribute to competitive pricing and customer satisfaction.

    WHAT IS RESPONSIBLE TRAVEL?

    Tourism is the world’s fastest growing industry. Traveling to far flung places gives us a wonderful opportunity to experience cultures that are so different from our own. But with the wondrous joy of travel comes the responsibility of ensuring that we do not adversely affect those countries that we visit. In a nutshell, Responsible Travel is about ensuring that you, as travelers, and Fiore Adventure, as a promoter of travel:

    • respect the local culture
    • do not inadvertently introduce new social ills and
    • promote & practice environmental responsibility in the places that we visit


    That way, you enjoy a unique and memorable experience as well as authentic cross-cultural exchange and our local resources, cultures and customs are protected.

    It has always been at the heart of Fiore Adventure’ ethos to not exploit local communities’ culture and environment.

    We ensure our tours are:

    • low impact on natural resources
    • respectful and observant of local customs and
    • supportive of local economies


    All staff of Fiore Adventure are locally employed and all our guides are, ensuring a more authentic experience for travelers, as well as sensitivity to local customs and culture. We also involve local communities in remote areas that we travel to.


    Our environmental policy:

    • We recycle all our waste paper
    • Our correspondence and promotion is carried out via the internet and email, minimizing the amount of paper used for our activities
    • We use established, locally-owned and run accommodation wherever possible and aim to leave sites in better condition than we find them.
    • Our vehicle fleet is managed to minimise environmental impact.
    • Our group sizes are small, helping minimise cultural and environmental impact.
    • We monitor our impact, and where necessary alter our programmes accordingly.
    • We always abide by site-specific guidelines pertaining to flora and fauna.


    Social policy:

    • All staff of Fiore Adventure are locally employed and all our guides are, ensuring a more authentic experience for travelers, as well as sensitivity to local customs and culture. We also involve local communities in remote areas that we travel to.
    • Our accommodation is mostly provided in small hotels, guest houses or apartments.
      On all our tours we use local produce and provide local-style meals, and we encourage our guests to try local dishes and delicacies
    • We support local economy and small business by supporting locally owned shops, restaurants, and using local guide services.
      Using local employees, accommodation providers, local restaurants and transportation services, Fiore Adventure ensures that financial benefits remain in the local community.

    What you can do:

    • Learn something about Croatia: culture, religion, geography, politics and local customs.I strongly recommend to get a good travel guide such as Lonely Planet guides or Croatian Tourism Board. They are very useful before and during your staying.
    • Try to speak at least a few words of Croatian, you will make a big impression by doing it and it’s also a show of respect and interest on your part.
    • In many places fresh water is a very precious commodity and should not be wasted, so use a minimum for showering and washing, especially when you are on islands, tap water is drinkable throughout Croatia
    • Turn out the lights or air condition when you leave your room, use the public transport as much as you can, minimize your waste generally
    • Pick up your litter, never live any trace in nature, when you are in rural areas please stay to the trails and don’t damage or take any plants or flowers

    TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

    Fiore tours & adventure operates a fleet of different vehicles from cars, minivans and minibuses. Each van is equipped stereo radio/ CD sound systems with microphone, cloth/velour upholstered seats, carpeted interior and air conditioning. The vans are regularly serviced and continuously checked by a well established network of maintenance and service facilities throughout the country. This adds up to the best preventative maintenance program, but technical problems are not always avoidable.

    BIKE TRANSPORTATION AND SHUTTLE

    TRANSFER SERVICE

    We cater to clients from all around the world and in doing so understand their basic needs and requirements. Whether you are on a business trip or on a holiday, we can assist you move in and around Croatia.

    BEFORE YOU GO

    Preparing for your trip!!!! So you have booked! Please take the time to read the following information; it will help you prepare for the trip of a lifetime. The information provided here is a guideline and should be used as such, if you need further information please feel free to contact us – one of our staff will be happy to help you.

    Travel documents

    Passports
    Passport valid for at least three months beyond length of stay is required for those nationals that need a visa. Those not requiring a visa need a valid passport and must leave the country before the passport has expired.If you don’t have a passport, apply for one in good time. If you do have a passport, check the expiry date.

    Visa
    Citizens of Australia, Canada, the EU, New Zealand, and the US do not need a visa for stays of up to 90 days. Visas cost US$26 (single-entry), US$33 (double-entry), and US$52 (multiple-entry). Apply for a visa at your nearest Croatian embassy or consulate at least one month before planned arrival.

    Travel Insurance
    A requirement for all overland travel is that you have valid insurance cover for the duration of our tour. It must cover you against personal accident, medical, cancellation, curtailment and repatriation expenses , you should also make sure you are covered for hiking and other expedition activities or optional excursions that you intend to do. You should purchase your travel insurance policy at the same time as you book your tour.Please remember to bring your policy with you.

    Regional Information
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    Packing list – adventure travel
    One word: versatility. Your destination and the duration of time you’re traveling generally dictates what—and how much—to bring along. But whether you’re living out of your bag for two weeks or four months, pack clothes that can do double duty, ones that are functional enough for the trail but sharp enough not to stand out in a city. Sun hats can become rain hats, backpacks with detachable daypacks free your hands when lugging your gear from bus stop to hotel, and a good pair of travel pants with a concealed zipper pocket could stand in for a money belt.

    When it comes to clothing, stay away from cotton (or at least aim for poly/cotton blends; it may be comfortable, but it takes forever to dry), and try for wrinkle-free clothes. Pack one nice outfit for that must-have dinner in a Parisian café, and always have pants or a skirt that’s long enough to cover your legs should you be traveling in a country where custom dictates a degree of modesty. In warmer climes, you’ll naturally be packing lighter. In cooler locales, layering will stretch your wardrobe. Another piece of advice: darker colors generally blend in anywhere, let you mix and match without becoming a fashion accident, and save the hassle of constant washing. And if you’re heading someplace with inexpensive markets and shopping (Southeast Asia, for example), you can always buy a few new items when the need or desire strikes.

    In the brave new world of bags, you can get a rolling bag/backpack hybrid that gives you the versatility, and the newer generation of rollers come with wheels that swallow up Central European cobblestone as much as NYC asphalt. But if you’re uncertain, let your interest be your guide. Trekking in Annapurna? Go with a traditional backpack. Crawling the pavement of South America’s metropolises? A rolling bag will save your back and serve you well.

    Travel Items
    • passport + photocopy of front page of passport
    • airline tickets
    • travel insurance
    • wallet (cash, credit cards, traveler’s cheque, ID Card)
    • money belt
    • medications
    • list of contact addresses and telephone numbers
    • backpack
    • daypack
    • multi-tool or pocket knife
    • headlamp
    • camera, memory card/film, charger/extra camera batteries
    • ziploc plastic bags
    • travel alarm clock / calculator
    • small umbrella
    • reading material
    • International electric adapters

    Clothing
    • 2 to 3 synthetic/wicking polo shirts or t-shirts or 1 to 2 short-sleeve blouses, gauzy material
    • fleece jacket or vest
    • rainjacket (gore tex or similar)
    • convertible nylon pants or a few skirts
    • underwear and socks
    • clothing and shoes for downtime and restaurants
    • lightweight sarong
    • sun/rain hat
    • mid thigh-length shorts
    • swimmsuit
    • sleepwear
    • sunglasses

    Footwear
    • waterproof sandals (or flip-flops for public showers)
    • trail-running or hiking shoes
    • “dress up” shoes (or buy them in-country)
    • hiking socks
    Toiletry Kit
    • super-absorbent camp towel
    • dramamine, or other motion sickness tablets
    • anti-diarrhea medicine
    • anti-bacterial cream
    • insect repellent
    • sunscreen and lip ointment
    • handi Wipes
    • feminine products
    • shaving accessories

    Repair Kit
    • safety pins (keep straps together, etc.)
    • clothespins (keep curtains closed and hang clothing to dry)
    • mini sewing kit

    Packing list – Cycling Holidays
    Complete packing list for adventure travel
    Bicycling Clothing & Gear
    • bicycling shoes or stiff-soled sneakers
    • bicycling shorts
    • short-fingered bicycling gloves
    • brightly colored cycling jerseys or synthetic T-shirts
    • lightweight jacket or vest
    • breathable windproof and waterproof rain jacket
    Optional Bicycling Clothing & Gear
    • arm and knee/leg warmers
    • headband that covers ears (worn under helmet)
    • synthetic mid-weight socks
    • toe covers or booties (worn over clip-in bike shoes)
    • bicycling tights
    • windproof outer gloves (worn over biking gloves)
    • lightweight but warm cycling cap that fits under helmet (skullcap)
    • hydration backpack
    • personal biking gear and helmet

    Packing list – Walking/Hiking Holidays
    Complete packing list for adventure travel
    Walking/Hiking Clothing & Gear
    • waterproof hiking boots/shoes
    • walking/hiking shorts
    • long-fingered, waterproof gloves
    • lightweight windproof jacket/vest or warm sweater
    • synthetic walking/hiking pants
    • synthetic T-shirts
    • walking sticks optional

    Packing list – Sea Kayak Holidays
    Complete packing list for adventure travel
    Sea Kayaking Clothing & Gear
    • water bottles/hydration pack
    • dry bags
    • synthetic T-shirts
    • waterproof sandals
    • swim suit and spare
    • towel
    • hat: baseball or wide-brim
    • polypro long-sleeve top
    • suncream & lipsalve
    • gloves

    Packing list – Multi-Sport Holidays
    Complete packing list for adventure travel
    Bicycling Clothing & Gear
    • bicycling shoes or stiff-soled sneakers
    • bicycling shorts
    • short-fingered bicycling gloves
    • brightly colored cycling jerseys or synthetic T-shirts
    • lightweight jacket or vest
    • breathable windproof and waterproof rain jacket
    Optional Bicycling Clothing & Gear
    • arm and knee/leg warmers
    • headband that covers ears (worn under helmet)
    • synthetic mid-weight socks
    • toe covers or booties (worn over clip-in bike shoes)
    • bicycling tights
    • windproof outer gloves (worn over biking gloves)
    • lightweight but warm cycling cap that fits under helmet (skullcap)
    • hydration backpack
    • personal biking gear and helmet

    Sea Kayaking Clothing & Gear
    • water bottles/hydration pack
    • dry bags
    • synthetic T-shirts
    • waterproof sandals
    • swim suit and spare
    • towel
    • hat: baseball or wide-brim
    • polypro long-sleeve top
    • suncream & lipsalve
    • gloves

    Notice On Filing Customer's Complaints

    Pursuant to Article 8 Paragraph 2 of the Law on Consumer Protection (Narodne Novine Official Gazette No. 97/07 and 125/07 – corr. 79/09 and 89/09 – corr., 133/09), we inform our clients that complaints regarding the quality of our services can be submitted in writing to:
    Fiore d.o.o., travel agency, Mate Vlašića 6, 52440 Poreč, Croatia or sending to following E-mail address: adventure@fiore.hr

    You will receive a response to your complaint in writing within 15 days of receipt of the complaint. Required information: name and surname of the person filing the complaint, the exact address for submission of responses.

    Cycling around the Istrian peninsula

    PRICES AND AVAILABILITY

    CLASSIC HOTELS 3*
    01.03.-27.04. – 620 EUR
    28.04.-28.05. – 720 EUR
    29.05.-27.06. – 750 EUR
    28.06.-28.08. – 790 EUR
    29.08.-27.09. – 750 EUR
    28.09.-30.11. – 720 EUR
    PREMIUN HOTELS 4*
    01.03.-27.04. – 1060 EUR
    28.04.-28.05. – 1150 EUR
    29.05.-27.06. – 1250 EUR
    28.06.-28.08. – 1350 EUR
    29.08.-27.09. – 1250 EUR
    28.09.-30.11. – 1150 EUR
    Prices are in EUR per person sharing a double/twin room. This trip is available from mid-March till mid-November.
    The flexibility of self-guided holidays means that there are no fixed dates and you can start your trip on any date within the season.

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    ITINERARY

    1. DAY – ARRIVAL
    Arrival in Poreč. Meeting point is at our office in Poreč, map with exact office location will be sent to you. here, you will receive the package including hotel vouchers, bicycle with all equipment, maps and road book. Overnight in Poreč.

    Accommodation:
    CLASSIC HOTELS: Hotel Poreč 3* in Poreč or Hotel Vista 3* in Vrsar
    PREMIUM HOTELS: BO Hotel Palazzo 4* or Hotel Mauro 4* in Poreč

    2. DAY – POREČ – BUJE – 70 km / 43 miles / elevation gain 780m
    Our cycling tour of Istria will start with a ride around Poreč, the town where you can find material and spiritual evidences of great cultures at every step. Walk along the old city center and you will find the Roman Forum, magnificent palaces from different historical periods, and the famous Euphrasian Basilica (Euphrasiana).
    The ride along this trail is particularly pleasant, along the coastline with beautiful bays, so you will 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. Passing by Mirna river delta and Novigrad you’ll arrive to Umag. A town that, apart for its incandescent Riviera, vaunts a rich historical heritage and an unique event – the festival of the traditional organ (Organum Histriae); situated on the peninsula, founded in the transitional period from late antiquity into the early middle age, with the historic centre that loudly speaks with the spirit of the old Venetian Republic. Continuing to the northest point of Istria (Savudrija) and finishing the first day in Buje area.

    Accommodation:
    CLASSIC HOTELS: Guesthouse La Parenzana 3* in Volpija or Guesthouse Lovac 3* in Kaldanija
    PREMIUM HOTELS: Hotel San Servolo 4*, Buje or hotel San Rocco 4* in Brtonigla
    Meals: Breakfast included
    Distance: 70 km / 43 miles
    Visit: Poreč, Višnjan (wine cellars), Mirna river delta, Novigrad, Umag, Savudrija (northest point of Istria)

    3. DAY – BUJE- BUZET – 47 km / 29 miles / elevation gain 805m
    After breakfast, on the way to Buzet we will ride across Grožnjan. Šterna – a village named after a big local cistern (on local dialect – Šterna) situated on the large plateau intersected by water flows.
    Oprtalj, with unchanged urban medieval disposition, narrow streets, shops, the beautiful Venetian palaces, portals and covered passages and particularly unique views to the Istrian peninsula from the town loggia, according to many is the most beautiful in Istria.
    Buzet, known as Pinquentium from the Roman times and today popular as the “City of truffles’’, considering that the surrounding forests along the Mirna river valley cover some of the best areas of the entire Istria for the hunting of this divine tuberous. Overnight in Buzet.

    Accommodation:
    CLASSIC HOTELS: Hotel Fontana 3* or Hotel Vela Vrata 4* in Buzet
    PREMIUM HOTELS: Hotel Vela Vrata 4* in Buzet
    Meals: Breakfast included
    Distance: 47 km / 29 miles
    Visit: Buje, Grožnjan – city of artists, Livade – truffle center of the world, Istrian spa center, Buzet

    4. DAY -BUZET – LABIN – 66 km / 41 miles / elevation gain 1180m
    Breakfast, afer a steep climb to Prodani the road leads you to one of the most attractive and picturesque Istrian medieval towns –Draguć, the place which until some hundred years ago lived from the cultivation of the silk-worm, today almost completely abandoned. However, its unforgetable natural position and the exceptional beauty of the stone architecture, modest palaces, the walls and the old churches, today could seem so familiar. Considering that right here numerous natonal and foreign producton movies and TV series have been recorded, for example the movies “The 3 musketeers”. Pazin – a true heart of Istria! First writen records referring to the city as Castrum Pisinum appeared in 983. and presently Pazin is known as a commercial, cultural and educational center of entire central Istria. Unique for its spectacular position above the karst abyssal cave, Pazin holds the medieval Castle – Kaštel (today the Ethnographic Museum of Istria and the Municipal Museum are both in the castle) located on the verge of a 130 meters deep abyss. From Pazin you pass through Gračišće, an absolute pearl of the Istrian hinterland. The entrance into this town can be really enchanting: a magnificent Salomon Mansion made in the gothic and renaissance styles, makes you think for a moment as if you were lost in some distant corner of Venice. Continue further through Kršan, feudal land property, having obtained its name for the rockiness of the spot and at the same time, was erected on the foundations of an ancient early medieval burg, we arrive in Rabac, the pearl of the Kvarner bay. Overnight in Labin.

    Accommodaton:
    CLASSIC HOTELS: Hotel Peteani 4* in Labin or hotel Mimosa 4* in Rabac
    PREMIUM HOTELS: Hotel Peteani 4* in Labin or hotel Mimosa 4* in Rabac
    Meals: Breakfast included
    Distance: 66 km / 41 miles
    Visit: Draguć, Pazin – the capital of central Istria, Gračišće, Labin, Rabac – pearl of eastern Istria

    5.DAY – LABIN – PULA – 53 km / 33 miles / elevation gain 860m
    After breakfast we ride across Raša – the first modern mining town in Istria, through Barban to Pula. On the way you will find “Liburna”, a nature reserve of indigenous animals. Apart from these charming animals, in particular sociable donkeys, you will also find an unique ethnological collection of antique tools.
    Do you know which city is situated at seven hills, has a magnificent Amphitheater and it is not Rome? The answer is – Pula, the largest city in Istria. Pula is an enchantress with thousand appearances which has been casting spell on its visitors for centuries. We finish this day by visiting the old city with the Sergius’ Triumphal Arch (from the end of the 1st century B.C. and the beginning of the 1st century A.D.) and famous Arena – a Roman amphitheatre (from the 1st century B.C.). Overnight in Pula.

    Accommodaton:
    CLASSIC HOTELS: Hotel Amfiteatar 3* or Galija 3* in Pula or similar
    PREMIUM HOTELS: Hotel Oasi 4* in Pula or similar
    Meals: Breakfast included
    Distance: 53 km / 33 miles
    Visit: Raša river valley, Barban, Istrian villages, Vodnjan, Roman amphitheater and old city of Pula

    6. DAY – PULA – ROVINJ – 55 km / 34 miles / elevation gain 540m
    After breakfast we ride along the coastline towards Rovinj. You will head for the mysterious world of Bale region, proud for its glorious Soardo-Bembo Castle of the Gothic and Renaissance period and the parish church of St. Julian. Bale had been developed from the ancient Roman castrum (military fortification) along Via Flava, the ancient Roman road that used to connect Trieste and Pula. Svetvinčenat, with its grandiose Morosini-Grimani citadel with towers, parish church, municipal loggia and a line of 16th century houses of the Renaissance and a town cistern – šterna in the middle. Savičenta really belongs to a range of the most attractive Venetian creations of that period effected in this region, and with held one of the rare witchcraft trials in Istria during 17th century. This day finishes in Rovinj.

    Accommodation:
    CLASSIC HOTELS: Hotel Villa Lili 3* or Baron Gautsch 3* in Rovinj or similar
    PREMIUM HOTELS: Hotel Angelo d’Oro 4* or Caasa Garzotto 4* or Villa Tuttorotto 4* or Arupinum 4*
    Meals: Breakfast included
    Distance: 55 km / 34 miles
    Points of interest: Restaurants in Fažana, Castle in St.Vincent, Palaces in Bale, City of Rovinj.

    7. DAY – ROVINJ – POREČ – 60 km / 37 miles / elevation gain 695m
    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 will find during todays biking.Our bike ride will takes us acorss Kanfanar to the ruins of the medieval town of 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. After riding along the coastline you will reach Vrsar, a romantic fishermen village where the famous Casanova came back even two times. This one week bike tour finishes in Poreč where where you will spend the last night.

    Accommodation:
    CLASSIC HOTELS: Hotel Poreč 3* in Poreč or Hotel Vista 3* in Vrsar
    PREMIUM HOTELS: BO Hotel Palazzo 4* or Hotel Mauro 4* in Poreč
    Meals: Breakfast included
    Distance: 60 km / 37 miles
    Points of interest: Old city of Rovinj, Ruins of Dvigrad, Lim Bay, City of Vrsar, Poreč.

    8.DAY – DEPARTURE
    After breakfast departure.

    Meals: Breakfast

    © This itinerary is the copyright of Fiore Tours

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    WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • welcome meeting
  • 2 x overnight in B&B/3* hotel in Poreč
  • 1 x overnight in B&B/3* hotel in Buje
  • 1 x overnight in B&B/3* hotel in Buzet
  • 1 x overnight in B&B/3* hotel in Labin
  • 1 x overnight in B&B/3* hotel in Pula
  • 1 x overnight in B&B/3* hotel in Rovinj
  • 7 x breakfast
  • Information package including detailed route description (map and road book) and vouchers
  • Luggage transport between accommodations
  • 24/7 emergency number
  • WHAT'S EXCLUDED

  • Travel and bike insurance
  • Arrival and departure from Istria
  • Transfer from airport to hotel and re-tour (can be organised)
  • Lunches, dinners and drinks
  • Bike rentals with equipment (tube repair kit, spare tube, pump, locks, bottle holder, rear rack and helmet if required) 90,00 € per hybrid bike for a week, 140,00 for road bike, and 180,00 € for e-bike
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    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    Do you arrange info meeting with clients?

    Yes we do, mostly on arrival day. We like to meet our guests in person in order to give the clients full information about the upcoming trip as well as much need material like maps, road book and hotel vouchers. Generally it is scheduled at 19h / 7 p.m. for clients with independent arrival. In case they come with organized transfer it can be rescheduled to fit the arrival to the first accommodation.

    What grade is tour?

    This cycling holiday is graded easy to moderate and involves 35-55 km daily distances. This holiday requires cyclist with better level of fitness who are occasional cyclist. Cycling days are longer and higher hills are possible. Distance for a day are 35 km to 55 km.

    When is the best time of year for cycling?

    Spring in Croatia is sublime and April, May and June are absolutely lovely. Autumn is probably best time of year as the landscape is made up of a gold and red pallet so September and October are unmissable. July and August can be hot so you will have to start early to miss the heat of the day, although the towns and villages are busier with many seasonal festivals on which is great.

    What should I bring from cycling equipment?

    You will need:

    • Cycling shoes
    • Suitable clothing for cycling
    • Waterproof jacket
    • Water carrier/bottle
    • Helmet
    • Note: you can mount(bring) your own bicycle pedals and seat
    • First aid kit, sun cream, bug repellent
    • Cash and credit cards

    Which are the best way for arrival in destination?

    Arrival in destination and in first hotel can be done by car, by plane, by train and by bus. Fiore tours can organize privat transfer service from airports, train stations and from bus stations. Before tour start and also before booking you will find in our brochure(download our brochure) detaild informations and locations of nearest airports and bus or train stations from your first hotel. When booking is confirmed you will also recive form Fiore tours pre-trip brochure with more detailed helpfull informations. Fiore tours can organize transfer service to first hotel upon arrival and transfer service from your last hotel upon departure. Transfer service is not in price included and must be pre ordered and paid. Ttransfer prices you will find in our tour brochure wich you will find on our web page.

    What kind of assistance provides fiore tours during your tour?

    From arrival day , with first contact with our representative on welcome meeting trough all days on tour you will have full assistance from Fiore tours staff. Phone lines are always open. All neccesary phone numbers you will have from first day. You can contact as by phone : you can call office, you can call us on our emergency mobile phone, you can send us E-mail or send us text message with viber app or whats up app. Also you can use assistance from hotel front desk help to send as questions or requests. All our hotels are familiar with with our tours and they are also very helpfull to all our guests.

    What about the navigation for the tour?

    You will be given road book with maps and descriptions for each cicling day. For all our clients we will give Fiore Tours app with maps which works offline.

    Are bicycles included in price on this tour?

    No, bicyicle is not included in price for this tour. Fiore tours offers bicycle for rent (if you do not have possibilitie to use your own): Musing custom trekking/hybrid bicyle, Musing custom trekking/hybrid E-Bike, Felt Z-85 road bike & Giant MTB . You can find and read about our bicycle offer in our brocure. Prices and specification of our bikes you will find in our brochure and on our web page. Bike rental includes also helmet, one side pannier and only flat pedals. Other type of pedals (E.g. SPD or SPD/SL need to be ordered and paid extra.

    Are luggage transfers included?

    Yes luggage transfers are included. On all tours, whether guided or self-guided, your luggage is transferred to your following night’s accommodation. Luggage transfer is mostly carried out by Fiore Tours, by sometimes we use also the accommodation provider or a local taxi service. Luggage needs to be ready at lobby at hotel until 9:00 in morning. About all details for local transfers and luggage transfers you will be informed at info meeting at your arrival day.

    How far in advance do I need to book?

    We suggest you book as soon as your plans are finalized Croatia is extremely popular especially during July/August. You will find up to date availability on our website and we will always try and accommodate your plans so just ask.

    What is the accommodation going to be like?

    For the classic tour you’ll mainly stay in small, locally-run, guesthouses and 3 or 4 star hotels, which reflect the character of the area.Detailed information about all hotels&guesthouses you will find on our web page and in our brochure. Informations about accommodation If that is too basic feel free to choose a Premium tour with upgraded hotels, mostly charming and small 4 star hotels, offering a higher level of service.

    Can I arrive before tour start or leave later?

    Yes you can send as request for additional nights if you wish to prolong your holidays

    Cycling around the Istrian peninsula

    ACCOMMODATION

    CLASSIC: Hotel Poreč 3*

    Hotel Poreč, located directly beside the Marina of Poreč, takes only a short walk to the city center or the town beach. The parking is located in front of the hotel, a garage for motorcycles and bicycles is avalable for guests. Rooms, 54 of them, are modernly decorated, air-conditioned and have a balcony and a private bathroom with a shower. Satellite TV, a minibar, a safe and a free WI-FI internet are available. A breakfast buffet is served in a restaurant with possibility to book lunch or dinner at the reception desk. Pula airport is 28 mi /44,3 km away, while Trieste airport is 42 mi / 67,5 km away.Visit page

    Hotel Vista 3*

    Offering panoramic views of the Vrsar Marina from most rooms, the Hotel Vista is located a 5-minute walk from the Old Town and the beach. Free WiFi access is available throughout the hotel. All of the Adriatic-inspired themed rooms are air-conditioned and feature parquet flooring, a private bathroom and a flat-screen satellite TV. You can start the day with a buffet breakfast and enjoy drinks, smoothies and snacks at the bar or on the garden terrace of the Vista hotel. At the beach you can find children’s playground and lots of bars and restaurants. A tourist train rides every 30 minutes and takes you to all attractions in and around Vrsar. Parking is located off site. Pula airport is 23 mi /37,5 km away, while Trieste airport is 47 mi / 75,7 km away.Visit page

    Hotel Casa Romantica La Parenzana 3*

    The family-owned Casa Romantica La Parenzana is a rugged former farmhouse with thick stone walls, wooden beams and open fireplaces, offering fine Istrian cuisine and free internet. Located close to Buje in Istria, on the former tracks of the Parenzana Railway Line, the historic towns of Motovun and Grožnjan are just about a few meters from the Casa Romantica La Parenzana. Traditional local food like Čripnja – roasted meat or fish and potatoes cooked in a cast iron pot over an open hearth fire – or dishes with truffles are served in the Konoba restaurant. All 16 rooms are heated and have an private bathroom and a TV. Internet access is available for free at the reception. Trieste airport is 29 mi / 46 km away, while Pula airport is 39 mi / 63 km away from hotel.Visit page

    B&B Lovac 3*

    Bed and Breakfast Lovac is located 1.9 mi / 3 km from the center of Buje. This charming property is surrounded by a lush garden and an olive grove. The on-site restaurant serves Istrian specialties. Free Wi-Fi and parking are available. All accommodations units are air-conditioned and feature a wardrobe and a TV. Private bathrooms are fitted with a shower. Breakfast is served daily at the on-site restaurant. A bike and tool storage is at the guests’ disposal. The restaurant serves local foods such as truffle and fish dishes, wild asparagus and game specialties. The towns of Grožnjan and Motovun can be reached in 6.2 mi / 10 km, while the coast is 9.3 mi / 15 km away. Pula Airport can be reached in 43 mi / 70 km.

    Hotel Vela vrata 4*

    Boutique Hotel Vela Vrata nests among old, stony streets of the town of Buzet. Carefully restored and transformed into a charming family hotel, from 150 metres high it offers an unreal view across the small hills, parted by the Mirna River Valley. All the 19 painstakingly furnished rooms, enriched by details, entirely breathe the spirit of past times. Wooden details, antique furniture and warm earthy colours, emphasised in all rooms, evoke a feeling of the olden days. Its restaurant famous for Istrian cuisine – always prepared locally, seasonally and home-made – according to chef Zoran’s philosophy. Whether it concerns meat, pasta or forest crops, ingredients are carefully selected from the local farmers, or picked and prepared personally. Hotel also features Spa & relax zone with swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna. It is located 32 mi / 51.2 km away from Rijeka airport, 35 mi / 56.6 km from Pula airport and 38 mi / 60.5 km from Trieste airport.Visit page

    Hotel Fontana 3*

    The hotel Fontana lies at the foot of the old town of Buzet in the town center. Stylish, newly arranged and easily accessible hotel is ideal for those who want to explore Buzestina and Istria. The 54 cosy rooms and 3 suites are newly renovated in modern style and equipped with: SAT TV, phone, mini bar, shower, A/C, WiFi. Hotel features a wellness center, hairdresser and beauty salon. Delicious Istrian specialties with the focus on truffle dishes that are in a perfect harmony with exquisite Istrian wines are offered daily in à la carte restaurant. Pula airport is 55 mi / 89 km away.Visit page

    Hotel Peteani 4*

    U Hotelu Peteani možete doživjeti najbolje od Labina. Blizinu starog grada, ali sve čari modernog grada. Smjestivši se ispod starog grada sa svojih četiri zvjezdica nudi sve što posjetitelju treba, besplatno privatno parkiralište, besplatne bicikle i bar, recepcija je otvorena 24 sata dnevno. Svaka soba ima satelitski TV, telefon, klimu i Wi fi Internet, a ako se želite opustiti na raspolaganju je i sauna. U svojem restoranu nudi vrhunske, istarske, tradicionalne delicije, ali prati i moderne svjetske kulinarske trendove. Gastronomsku ponudu zaokružuje bogato opskrbljenom vinskom kartom. The nearest airport is Pula Airport, 24,5 mi / 39 km from Hotel Peteani.Visit page

    Hotel Mimosa 4*

    This comfortable hotel is located only 50 m from the beach in Rabac, right on one of Croatia’s most beautiful bays. This is the perfect place for a holiday in Croatia; the hotel has 287 rooms and four-stars and offers excellent value for money in its classically decorated and air conditioned rooms. It has 7 floors and 2 elevators. There is an entertainment program for children (6-12 years) as well as sports programs for adults. In front of the hotel there are 2 swimming pools, one of which is for children. The deck chairs at the swimming pool are included in the price. The complex stretches over 50 acres of lush Mediterranean vegetation, including the entire Maslinica Bay. Pula airport is 17 mi / 27 km away, while Rijeka airport is 22,5 mi / 36 km away form the hotel.Visit page

    Hotel Amfiteatar 3*

    A few steps from the Pula Arena amphitheater and Pula Marina, this hotel offers stylish, air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TVs and free internet. Mediterranean cuisine is served in the restaurant. Hotel Amfiteatar’s spacious rooms are decorated in bright lime green and beige colors. Each of 18 room has a mini-bar and a large, modern bathroom with rain shower. A breakfast buffet is provided each morning. Guests can taste a range of characteristic Istrian dishes or enjoy international cuisine and wines in Amfiteatar’s chic restaurant. A terrace is available in warm weather. The city beach and Pula Airport are each 12 minutes away by car.Visit page

    Hotel Galija 3*

    Located in the heart of Pula, the family-run Hotel Galija offers modern 3-star accomodation. It is open all year round and features a renowned restaurant with a large terrace. The restaurant specializes in Istrian and sea food dishes, as well as a wide selection of quality wines. Accommodations is provided in modern rooms and suites. All are equipped with air-conditioning, a satellite TV, a telephone, a mini-bar, an internet access, a safe and a hair dryer. The nearest airport is Pula Airport, 4,5 mi / 6,7 km from the property.Visit page

    Hotel Vila Lili 3*

    Located a 15-minute walk from Rovinj’s historic center and a 10-minute walk from the seafront, this bright villa offers a restaurant and a cafe-bar with summer terrace. Facilities include a sauna. Hotel Vila Lili is located in a quiet area close to the marina, about one kilometer from St. Euphemia’s Basilica. Its air conditioned rooms are equipped with flat-screen satellite TV, a minibar and free Wi-Fi. They all have hypoallergenic pillows and bathrooms with shower and hairdryer. The restaurant at Vila Lili serves Mediterranean specialties and there is a large summer terrace where guests can enjoy a drink from the bar. Guests can also relax in the sauna or visit the hotel’s library. The nearest airport is Pula Airport, 25 mi / 29,5 km from the property.Visit page

    B&B Villa Baron Gautsch 3*

    Set in a quiet residential area of Rovinj, Villa Baron Gautsch provides air-conditioned units and free WiFi. Guests can benefit from the sun terrace and a common lounge area with a fireplace. Each room at this bed and breakfast is air conditioned and has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. All rooms have a private bathroom with shower. Ecomuseum Casa della Batana and St. Euphemia Church can be reached within a short walk. A variety of dining options, bars and shops can be found in the vicinity. Main Bus Station is only 50 m away. The nearest airport is Pula Airport, 25 mi / 40 km from the property.Visit page

    PREMIUM: Bo Hotel Palazzo 4*

    Built in 1910, it is the first hotel in the rich cultural and historical heritage of the town of Porec whose guests were aristocrats. Renovated in 2009 with respect for the original architecture, it offers its an union of luxurious architecture of a past era and comfort of first-rate modern catering. Hotel features 70 elegantly decorated and modernly furnished rooms, as well as 4 luxury and spacious suites, wellness and spa with outside pool. A pleasant and charming interior with discreet secession style details offers a gourmet experience by tasting traditional Istrian specialities and Mediterranean cuisine. It is located 28 mi / 45 km away from Pula airport and 42 mi / 67 km from Trieste airport.Visit page

    Boutique Hotel Mauro 4*

    Set in the historic building right on the vivid seaside promenade, Boutique Hotel Mauro offers elegantly decorated rooms overlooking the Adriatic Sea or Poreč historic core. The UNESCO-listed Euphrasian Basilica is just 200 m away. Free WiFi and free private parking are provided. These modern-style rooms are decorated with stone and wooden elements. Each room is air-conditioned and amenities include a flat-screen TV, mini-bar and a safe. Private bathroom consists of a bath tub. An a la carte Mauro Restaurant serves specialties made from fresh local ingredients and fish. There is a beach area and 2 seasonal outdoor pools at guests disposal. Please note that they are located 1.2 mi / 2 km from the hotel, but free shuttle service is provided. Main Bus Station at a distance of 601 m. Pula Airport is located 31 mi / 50 km from the property.Visit page

    Heritage Hotel San Rocco 4*

    An award-winning boutique hotel overlooking the quiet village of Brtonigla, this beautifully restored family estate with lush gardens, olive groves, and renowned restaurant welcomes visitors from all over the world. Each of the 14 double-occupancy rooms is uniquely designed to evoke the local traditions in wood, stone and wrought iron. Most have views of the park, the swimming pool, possibly even the distant Adriatic on clear days. Hotel features wellness and spa with outdoor and indoor pool. As members of the Association des Jeunes Restaurateurs d’Europe, San Rocco’s gourmet restaurant is at the pinnacle of Istrian and Croatian cuisine. Pula Airport can be reached in 45 mi / 73 km, while Trieste Airport is at a distance of 56 mi / 90 km. City of Buje is 3.73 mi / 6 km away.Visit page

    San Servolo Resort and Beer Spa 4*

    Featuring a restaurant, a wellness center and free WiFi throughout the property, San Servolo Resort & Beer Spa is set in the Istrian countryside near Buje. This 4-star property offers a 24-hour front desk and free private parking. All rooms are air-conditioned and fitted with a flat-screen TV, a safe and a mini-bar. Private bathrooms include a shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer. San Servolo Resort & Beer Spa offers a continental buffet breakfast. The wellness area can be used free of charge and consists of a fitness room, a swimming pool and a Turkish and Finnish sauna. The use of the Beer Spa services is available upon request and at a surcharge. The nearest beach can be reached in 5.6 mi / 9 km. Trieste is 16 mi / 26 km from the property, while Portorož is at a distance of 7.5 mi / 12 km. Pula Airport is 38 mi / 61 km away.Visit page

    Hotel Vela vrata 4*

    Boutique Hotel Vela Vrata nests among old, stony streets of the town of Buzet. Carefully restored and transformed into a charming family hotel, from 150 metres high it offers an unreal view across the small hills, parted by the Mirna River Valley. All the 19 painstakingly furnished rooms, enriched by details, entirely breathe the spirit of past times. Wooden details, antique furniture and warm earthy colours, emphasised in all rooms, evoke a feeling of the olden days. Its restaurant famous for Istrian cuisine – always prepared locally, seasonally and home-made – according to chef Zoran’s philosophy. Whether it concerns meat, pasta or forest crops, ingredients are carefully selected from the local farmers, or picked and prepared personally. Hotel also features Spa & relax zone with swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna. It is located 32 mi / 51.2 km away from Rijeka airport, 35 mi / 56.6 km from Pula airport and 38 mi / 60.5 km from Trieste airport.Visit page

    Hotel Peteani 4*

    U Hotelu Peteani možete doživjeti najbolje od Labina. Blizinu starog grada, ali sve čari modernog grada. Smjestivši se ispod starog grada sa svojih četiri zvjezdica nudi sve što posjetitelju treba, besplatno privatno parkiralište, besplatne bicikle i bar, recepcija je otvorena 24 sata dnevno. Svaka soba ima satelitski TV, telefon, klimu i Wi fi Internet, a ako se želite opustiti na raspolaganju je i sauna. U svojem restoranu nudi vrhunske, istarske, tradicionalne delicije, ali prati i moderne svjetske kulinarske trendove. Gastronomsku ponudu zaokružuje bogato opskrbljenom vinskom kartom. The nearest airport is Pula Airport, 24,5 mi / 39 km from Hotel Peteani.Visit page

    Hotel Mimosa 4*

    This comfortable hotel is located only 50 m from the beach in Rabac, right on one of Croatia’s most beautiful bays. This is the perfect place for a holiday in Croatia; the hotel has 287 rooms and four-stars and offers excellent value for money in its classically decorated and air conditioned rooms. It has 7 floors and 2 elevators. There is an entertainment program for children (6-12 years) as well as sports programs for adults. In front of the hotel there are 2 swimming pools, one of which is for children. The deck chairs at the swimming pool are included in the price. The complex stretches over 50 acres of lush Mediterranean vegetation, including the entire Maslinica Bay. Pula airport is 17 mi / 27 km away, while Rijeka airport is 22,5 mi / 36 km away form the hotel.Visit page

    Boutique Hotel Oasi 4*

    Located in Pješčana Uvala, a peaceful bay just a few km from the busy town of Pula, Boutique Hotel Oasi is surrounded by lush Mediterranean greenery. Featuring an outdoor pool, sun loungers and a covered terrace and a wellness area, it also offers an on-site bar and restaurant. Free Wi-Fi and parking are provided. The rooms offer a seating area with a flat-screen satellite TV, a mini-bar and air conditioning. Private bathroom is fitted with a shower, free toiletries, bathrobe and slippers. Some rooms overlook the pool or the sea. The hotel’s restaurant serves traditional specialties, as well as vegetarian and macrobiotic cuisine. Breakfast is served each morning, while the cafe is open all day. A pebbly beach can be reached in 200 m. The town of Pula is located just 2.5 mi / 4 km away. Local busses stop 100 m away and drive to the center of Pula, while the Main Bus Station is 3.1 mi / 5 km away. Pula Airport is 5.6 mi / 9 km away.Visit page

    Hotel Angelo d’Oro 3*

    The Heritage Angelo d’Oro, formerly a Bishop`s Palace from the 17th century, is an elegant boutique hotel in Rovinj’s historic pedestrian center. The green-shuttered façade on the Via Svalbe street is typically Venetian and inside, vaulted ceilings and exposed stone walls create intimate spaces for dining and relaxation. A tiny rooftop loggia offers stunning views over the rooftops. Located in centuries-old building, rooms are unique in size, position and views – each comfortable and cosy in its own way. Every room has air conditioning, free WiFi, well stocked mini bar and an on suite bathroom with a bath or shower. All beds are double but also twin setting is offered on request. Earth colours and natural materials are signatures of Angelo d’Oro brand. The nearest airport is Pula airport, 19 mi / 31 km from hotel.Visit page

    Boutique Hotel Villa Tuttorotto 4*

    Located in Rovinj Old Town, the boutique Villa Tuttorotto is set in a historic building and features air-conditioned rooms overlooking Rovinj harbor and the Adriatic Sea. Free WiFi is provided in all areas. Tastefully decorated 6 double and 2 single rooms and a suite feature antique details and consist of a mini-bar, a safe and a flat-screen satellite TV. Private bathrooms come with a shower, a hairdyer and free toiletries. Guests can start their day with a gourmet breakfast in the dining room or on the sunny balcony of the hotel bar. Villa Tuttorotto has a lounge area with comfortable sofas and a wide selection of local and international spirits. Pula Airport can be reached in 24 mi / 39 km.Visit page

    Hotel Casa Garzotto 4*

    Decorated with stone walls and old-style window shutters, Hotel Casa Garzotto is set in Rovinj’s historical center is 300 m from St. Euphemia’s Basilica. The nearest beach is a 5-minute walk away. All accommodations units are equipped with air conditioning, a safe and satellite TV. Casa Garzotto provides laundry, ironing services, dry cleaning services and free bicycle rental. Guests can start their day with a rich and varied buffet breakfast, which is served in the tavern across the street. Casa Garzotto is 19 mi / 30 km away from Pula Airport and 50 mi / 80 km from Trieste in Italy. Rovinj is also connected to Venice by a 2-hour ship journey.Visit page

    WALKING/HIKING TOURS GRADES

    EASY

    This type of walking holiday is for those who don’t have previous experience in walking holidays and prefer sightseeing more than long walks. Paths are without long ascent and descents.
    Distance for a day less than 14 km

    EASY TO MODERATE

    Distances on this holiday are bit longer with ascents and descents which require good level of fitness. So this trips is perfect for those who are active and can enjoy in longer walks.
    Distance for a day are 14 km to 21 km

    MODERATE

    Walking distances on this type of holiday are longer and some of the days may be challenging than others. Possible are days with easy scrambling and steeper descents. Suitable for most regular walkers who have a reasonable level of fitness.
    Distance for a day are 21 km to 27 km

    MODERATE TO STRENUOUS

    This walk is made for the experienced walkers looking for a challenge. Distances are long and ascents and descent are steep and more often, terrain is changeable and scrambling is more often. Very good level of fitness is required.
    Distance for a day are 27 km to 30 km

    STRENUOUS

    For this holiday excellent level of fitness and experience is required. Walkers need to have experience in navigation and mountaineering skills. Weather conditions can be changeable and rough.
    Distance for a day are more than 30 km

    CYCLING TOURS GRADES

    EASY

    Easy and relaxed cycling holiday suitable for families with children. On this tour there are no steep hills and cycling days are short.
    Distance for a day less than 35 km

    EASY TO MODERATE

    This holiday requires cyclist with better level of fitness who are occasional cyclist. Cycling days are longer and higher hills are possible.
    Distance for a day are 35 km to 55 km

    MODERATE

    This holiday is suitable for cyclist with higher level of fitness who are active and cycling weekly. Distances and hills are longer and some of the days are challenging.
    Distance for a day are 55 km to 75 km

    MODERATE TO STRENUOUS

    This is challenging holiday for the avid cyclist who are prepared for steep hills and long distances.
    Distance for a day are 75 km to 95 km

    STRENUOUS

    This holidays are made for keen cyclist who can cycle long and challenging days in a row. Hills are steep and distances are long.
    Distance for a day are 95 km to 120 km

    ACCOMMODATION GRADES

    NO ACCOMODATION / NOT APPLICABLE
    BASIC

    Basic accommodation is represented by mostly mountain huts or rural houses with dormitory rooms and shared bathroom / shower / WC.

    BUDGET

    Budget accommodation is represented by family run 2* guest-houses/ B&B’s and rooms with en suite bathroom and breakfast. We guarantee friendly service and clean accommodation.

    CLASSIC

    Classic accommodation is represented by small, family run guest-houses and B&B’s in rural areas with en suite bathroom and 3* family run hotels with unique  atmosphere. Most accommodations are offering dinner, fresh and traditional food (some needs information in advance).

    PREMIUM

    Premium accommodation includes small 4* family run hotels with various types of rooms. Some boutique hotels also have a pool (indoor or outdoor) and spa. All hotels have restaurants that offer traditional and local cuisine.

    LUXURY

    Luxury accommodation includes 4* and 5* hotels with best possible service. Hotels are at best locations and in city centre. Luxury hotels include spa centres and massage service as well as great restaurants with excellent views and unique atmosphere.

    Cycling around the Istrian peninsula

    CUSTOMER REVIEWS

    Reviewed by Angela Cattermole on Jul 10th, 2019
    We really enjoyed it. We were happy with most aspects. Firstly the correspondence since my first enquiry has been amazing. All my queries were answered promptly. The route was great and we appreciated the lift out of Trieste because it was too busy for our bikes. The bikes were great. We had already done a cycle trip with another company and your bikes were much more comfortable and better to ride. Most of the accomodation was good and sometimes better but my only complaint is the accomodation in Pula. We stayed at Hotel Amfiteater and it was very poor. Our hotel room wasn’t very clean and it had a terrible smell. The corridors also smelled very bad. I would never stay there again and I wonder how often you review the hotels that you use. Thanks for a great trip, Angela
    Reviewed by Neil Rawlinson on Jul 10th, 2019
    Just to let you know we had a wonderful holiday. Thanks to you and your staff for the excellent service and especially the replacement maps.
    Reviewed by Victor and Sharon on Jan 16th, 2019
    <div The bikes were great and Ilija helped us get started, including adding our preferred pedals at the last minute. The route info was also great. We appreciated the prompt rescue by “H” during the bura one morning. Again, in hindsight, if we had waited a few hours to start, we could have completed that day on 2 wheels but we enjoyed the extra time in Rovinj. Our favorite hotel was Hotel Petreani in Labin. Our less favorites were Hotel Lovac (minimal restaurant choices, no store and no actual city to visit) and Vila Lili (hotel and rooms very crowded with trinkets). However, all the hotels were clean, had helpful staff, good breakfasts and therefore very acceptable. Thanks again for an excellent experience.
    Reviewed by Carol and Tony W on Jan 16th, 2019
    Tony and I have been home for a couple of weeks now and are missing Croatia’s lovely warm weather, great food, blue seas and friendly faces! I thought I’d give you some feedback on our tour – which we thoroughly enjoyed! Firstly, SO HAPPY we changed to e-bikes. I would never have coped with the up hill to Draguc without mine! E bikes made the distances and terrain achievable. The briefing was good and thorough. Our bikes’ brakes weren’t working that well, but the next day (I’m sorry I forgot his name) the man who did the briefing adjusted and fixed them for us. The combination of map with instructions worked well. The instructions need to be updated to include the cycle lanes near Umago on the first day of cycling. The only time we got a bit worried was when leaving Rovinj. When we got to the main road, we weren’t absolutely sure we were in the right place. Maybe after the roundabout on the way out of town, some landmarks could be mentioned, eg supermarkets or whatever, just to give assurance. Accommodation comments.The first night’s accommodation was out of town, and there wasn’t anywhere to go for a walk, and obviously no choice on where to have dinner. The rest of the tour accommodation was fine – plenty of opportunity to go walk about and stretch the legs, and apart from Buzet, plenty of choices for dinner. The Hotel Peteani at Labin was excellent, an absolute highlight! We arrived dripping wet – our bikes were taken from us and we were shown to our room – which was perfect. It even had a conservatory where we could take our wet clothes and gear and dry them overnight. After a walk around the old town, we decided to have dinner back at the hotel, and it was so good I wrote a review about it for Trip Advisor! The staff, the food, the wine, the service were all perfect. I could not want for more. The next morning’s breakfast was great and when we went downstairs our bikes were already at reception. I love that hotel!! Thanks to you and your team Lorena. Tony and I had a great time cycling Istria. We liked the variation from coastline to hills , forest and farms, and particularly enjoyed the truffles!
    Reviewed by Janette O’Sullivan on Jan 16th, 2019
    My husband and I had a fabulous trip around the beautiful Istrian peninsula. Everything went very well despite the very hot weather and the hills! The support worked out very well as we called on them to give us a lift for a partial ride on a very hilly day 3. All of the hotels were really lovely – hosts very welcoming, great food and accommodation. They were wonderful! The exception to this was our hotel in Pula: Galija. The room was garish in comparison to our other hotels. The electricity was out for a period of time (not their fault – ok) but even when it was on the air conditioning didn’t cool our room very well – an uncomfortable night. At times the directions were a bit off – maybe they need an update? But on the whole – excellent. Many thanks to all who contributed to make our trip so great. I look forward to another bike trip in the future.
    Reviewed by Charlotte Schwartzentruber on Jan 16th, 2019
    Loved the entire trip! The book with the maps was extremely well organized (thanks Luka) and made navigation easy. Hotels were clean, staff friendly and helpful and beds were comfortable. Especially enjoyed the hotels in Labin and Buzet. Loved it and would recommend others to cycle with Fiore.
    Reviewed by Olwyn McKay on Jan 16th, 2019
    < Just cycling – wonderful! Roads very free of traffic, delightful lanes and villages, gorgeous wild flowers everywhere, great service from Fiore, and a superb bike. Really loved it. Love the self-guided aspect – notes and maps provided were excellent. Lots of time to explore. My one comment is: maybe a rest day in the middle of the 8 days would be an excellent idea!
    Reviewed by Karen V’Soske on Feb 10th, 2016
    Very good to work with. Responded quickly to emails, were clear with responses, provided everything we wanted. And a special thanks for rescuing us from the wind and rain and for the transportation on the last two days. A big thanks for the two guys who helped us out. Karen & Mark
    Reviewed by Helmut Gassner on Feb 10th, 2016
    Die Reise war von Ihnen perfekt organisiert, die Unterkünfte waren sehr gut inkl der Küche und den Frühstücks von La Parenzana und von Vela Vrata. Auch das Hotel Porec mit seinem grossen Frühstück hat uns begeistert. Der Autoparkplatz bei diesem Hotel hat uns allerdings 30 kn/ Tag( wo wir nicht übernachtet haben) gekostet. Dies war mir allerdings die Sicherheit wert. Auch der Gepäcktransport hat bestens funktioniert. Die Karten im Road Book waren sehr detailliert wobei die in der Road Map fehlende Autobahn mit den Auffahrten vor Plovanija uns verunsichert haben. Wir haben unserer von Ihnen organiserte Radresie in guter Erinnerung und werden Fiore Tours weiter empfehlen.
    Reviewed by Joseph Bowman on Feb 10th, 2016
    We had a great time biking in Istria. Fiore tours did a superb job for us and we never felt completely on our own. We knew that if we needed help, we could call Fiore. And, in fact, we did call a couple of times, and Fiore was always there for us. Bowman Joseph and Patricia

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    Osnovni smještaj su najčešće planinske kuće ili privatne kuće u ruralnim krajevima sa višekrevetnim spavaonama i zajedničkom kupaonicom / tušem / wc-om.

    BUDŽETNI

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