Available: March - November

from: €430

Exploring Parenzana on two wheels

5 days / 4 nights

HIGLIGHTS

  • Cycling tour along the railway line Parenzana
  • Sightseeing tour of the Istrian mainland
  • Learning about its cultural heritage
  • Enjoying the culinary specialties
  • Visit Poreč and Euphrasian basilica
  • Mountain biking an old Parenzana trail

    Feel the special atmosphere of and old Parenzana trail. Once a railroad that connected Trieste with Poreč transporting agricultural products for 33 years, today is the most used trail by passionate walkers, researchers, cyclists and nature lovers. On this exciting trip you will pass through tunnels, over bridges and viaducts, between olive groves and vineyards that give this area a special charm
    Self-guided cycling | MTB / Gravel cycling TOUR

    From: €430

    Available: March - November

    Overview

    Gentle hills, valleys and forests, small picturesque towns on hilltops framed by rivers – the beauty of Istria will surely take your breath away. One of the best ways to discover it is certainly by bike. Explore the former narrow-gauge railway line Parenzana, now turned into a cycling track which passes through some of the most beautiful parts of Istria. Enjoy cycling through the charming medieval town of Motovun, situated on a hilltop, offering stunning views of the green vineyards and olive groves of top Istrian producers.

    In the past, this railroad used to connect with the lands of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy and served to send quality products from Istria to the imperial and royal courts. But it also connected 33 towns and villages on its way. After the economic and industrial crisis in 1935. the railway line was terminated and disassembled and today it offers to cyclist who follow its current path an exploration of the beauty of Istria.

    The medieval hilltop towns of Grožnjan and Motovun will delight you as much as the coastal Poreč and the former Roman colony of Pula. Feel the magical spirit of the past and take it home in a memory.

    OTHER TOUR INFORMATION

    START/FINISH: Trieste, Poreč
    GRADE:
    2/5
    DISTANCE: 131 km / 81 miles
    ACCOMMODATION COMFORT RATING:
    4/5
    DURATION: 5 days / 4 nights
    FROM: €430
    EXTRAS:
    • Supplement for single room when traveling with others
    • Supplement for single traveler when traveling alone
    • Supplement for PREMIUM HOTELS per person in double room
    • Supplement for single traveler in PREMIUM HOTELS
    • Extra nights is possible on request.
    • Privat transfers – arrival/departure
    • MTB rental 75,00 € for a tour
    • E-MTB rental 150,00 € for a tour

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    ENQUIRY

    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.

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    PRICES AND AVAILABILITY

    CLASSIC HOTELS 3*
    01.03.-27.04. – 430 EUR
    28.04.-28.05. – 470 EUR
    29.05.-27.06. – 500 EUR
    28.06.-28.08. – 530 EUR
    29.08.-27.09. – 500 EUR
    28.09.-30.11. – 470 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
    Independent arrival in Trieste. We suggest to explore Trieste center. Overnight in Trieste.
    Accommodation: Hotel 3* in Muggia (Triest)
    Visit: Trieste

    2. DAY – BIKING TRIESTE – BUJE – 56 km / 35 miles
    At 9 am we have a welcome briefing and those who have ordered bike rental will get fitted with our E-bikes and other equipment. After info meeting we will drive you out of Trieste to start biking.
    Your cycling adventure through 3 countries (Italy, Slovenia and Croatia) will start on the legendary route of the Parenzana, the former narrow-gauge railway line which penetrates deeply into the Istrian peninsula connecting 33 istrian cities and towns from Trieste to Poreč (in Italian Parenzo from which the rail road got it’s name), spanning to the territory of three states. Although it has been out of function for many decades, a few years ago the Parenzana served as the inspiration for a new tourist attraction. The County of Istria, the Management Board for Tourism and the Association for the Renovation of the Poreč-Kopar-Trieste railway started the important “Parenzana: The trail of health and friendship” project, where they have promoted the former railway as a cycling path. After biking few miles through the city of Trieste we will cross over into Slovenia, often cycling along cycle paths through famous holiday resorts such as Koper, Venetian town for a long period and later Austrian town and Piran, another important town which was ruled over for a long time by Venice. Cycling southwards, you will pass through the salt mines of Secovlje, a large Slovenian town with a humid environment, which is an ornithology key area. Some miles later we will cross the Croatian border down along Istria, the Adriatic sea’s largest peninsula. Overnight in Buje area.
    Accommodation: Hotel 3* “Casa la Parenzana” or similar in Buje area
    Meals: Breakfast included
    Distance: 23km / 15 miles
    Visit: Parenzana ex railway, Secovlje saltworks

    3. DAY – BIKING BUJE – MOTOVUN – 36 km / 22 miles
    After breakfast you will start biking (on macadam) on the legendary route of the Parenzana, the former narrow – gauge railway line which penetrates deeply into the Istrian peninsula connecting 33 istrian towns between Porec and Trieste, located today on the territory of even three states. Passing through magnificent rolling landscapes and lively Istrian vineyards it will became obvious why it was also know as the wine railway. After passing through several tunnels, over old bridges, you can stop on many fascinating view points between the medieval town of Buje, Grožnjan and Motovun before reaching Motovun. Stop in Grožnjan, the city of artist. After you see It’s galleries and viewpoints you can pass through magnificent rolling landscapes and lively Istrian vineyards before reaching the village of Livade, the truffle center of the world, where you can taste and buy some products with truffles. In front of Livade on a hill is the town of Motovun where your hotel is. Overnight in Motovun.
    Accommodation: Hotel 3* “Kaštel” in Motovun or similar
    Meals:Breakfast included
    Distance: 36 km / 22 miles
    Visit: Wineries and rastaurants with local food , Wine cellars, Grožnjan the city of artists, Livade (truffle center of the world), Motovun

    4. DAY -MOTOVUN – POREČ – 36 km / 22 miles
    Overlooking the Mirna River valley, lies surely the most famous and attractive Istrian medieval town of Motovun-Montona. This captivating hilltop town is one of the characteristic symbols of the Istrian interior.The Romanesque-Gothic bell tower with a crenulated crown from the 13th century, standing next to the Parish Church of St. Stephen from the 17th century, dominates the town’s historic core. In the central square is the Romanesque Municipal Palace, the largest secular building in Istria of that period surrounded by many other historic buildings .Passing the tunnel under the city of Motovun parenzana will take you towards Poreč through Vižinada village. You will pass by Nova Vas village where you can visit Baredine Cave. Following the trail along the vineyards you will reach Poreč.This is a town where you can find material and spiritual evidences of great cultures at every step. Ride along the old city center where you will find the Roman Forum, magnificent palaces from different historical periods, and to top it all, the famous Euphrasian Basilica (Euphrasiana). Overnight in hotel in Poreč.
    Accommodation: Hotel 3* “Poreč” in Poreč or similar
    Meals:Breakfast included
    Distance: 36 km / 22 miles
    Visit: Motovun, Baredine cave, Euphrasian basilica

    5. DAY – DEPARTURE
    Departure after breakfast.

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    WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Welcome meeting
  • 1 x overnight in Trieste in hotel 3*
  • 1 x overnight in Buje area in hotel 3*
  • 1 x overnight in Motovun in hotel 3*
  • 1 x overnight in Poreč in hotel 3*
  • 4 x breakfast
  • Information package including detailed route description (maps and road book) and vouchers
  • 24/7 emergency number
  • luggage transfer
  • WHAT'S EXCLUDED

  • Travel and bike insurance
  • Arival and departure from Istria
  • Transfer from airport to hotel and re-tour (can be organised)
  • Lunches, dinners and drinks
  • Mountain bike rentals – 75 EUR per bike for 3 days
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    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    Do you arrange info meeting with clients?

    Yes we do, meeting is organized morning of the first tour day at 09:00am in the hotel lobby. 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, bicycles and hotel vouchers. Generally it is scheduled on the first tour day at 09:00am 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): Giant talon 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

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    ACCOMMODATION

    CLASSIC: B&B Trieste 3*

    B&B Hotel Trieste is set in a Neo-classical building from the Austro-Hungarian period, in front of the railway station and the airport terminal Ronchi dei Legionari. WiFi is free throughout. Enjoy your breakfast in the comfortable dining room or simply rest in the elegant ambiance of B&B Hotel Trieste after a walk around the city or after a day of work. The hotel services always include an en suite bathroom fitted up with bidet and shower with extra-large showerhead; the room is furnished with a Memory Foam made-in-Italy mattress, a soft quilt, unlimited access to the Internet thanks to the free Wi-Fi and a 32″ flat-screen Smart TV to get the most out of free Sky channels. Closest point of interest are the historical city center, the harbor and the Miramare Castle. Piazza Unità D’Italia is a 10-minute walk from the property. Trieste airport is located 19 mi / 30 km from the hotel.Visit page

    Hotel Italia 3*

    Located in the heart of Trieste, Hotel Italia lies at only a few minutes from the most important business centers, from the congress center, the museums and the shopping areas. Open all over the year, it’s only 200 m far from the Main Railway Station and the terminal for the airport. The hotel is completely accessible for handicapped people and offers also 1 especially equipped room based CEE standards. A hearty sweet and savory breakfast can be enjoyed in the morning, and a gluten-free breakfast is available on request. On the ground floor the Italia Hotel offers a small but comfortable bar. Every of the 3 floors has a saloon at the guests’ disposal for meeting each other and reading. The soundproof rooms, furnished with cherry wood and warm colors, provide a relaxing atmosphere. Trieste airport is located 19 mi / 30 km from the hotel.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.

    Boutique Hotel Kaštel 3*

    Featuring an indoor swimming pool and à-la-carte restaurant, the family-run Hotel Kaštel is set at the top of a hill in the center of the medieval town of Motovun. Its guests can enjoy spa area with a sauna, a relaxing garden and various massage treatments. The wellness and spa area as well as most of the hotel rooms offer views of characteristic central Istrian landscape, the valley of the river Mirna and the famous Motovun vineyards. Amenities in each of 33 rooms include air-conditioning, satellite TV, a telephone, free Wi-Fi internet and central heating. All rooms consist of a bathroom with bathtub or shower and a hairdryer. The distance to the beach is 19 mi / 30 km from the Kaštel Hotel. Pula Airport can be reached within 44 mi / 71 km and Rijeka Airport is at a distance of 62 mi / 100 km.Visit page

    Hotel Villa Borgo 3*

    This B&B, situated close to the main square, the walls and the main Motovun street filled with restaurants and souvenirs, has the most beautiful view of the natural beauty of the interior of Istria from its terrace. Formerly old traditional stone house (formerly a seashell) is now newly renovated with all together nine rooms with private bathrooms. There is also the neighboring building “Baka Ljubica”, which contains six newly renovated rooms, with private bathrooms and a street view. Pula Airport is 44 mi / 71 km from Villa Borgo, while Rijeka Airport can be reached within 62 mi / 100 km. A bus stops at the foot of Motovun.Visit page

    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

    PREMIUM: Grand Hotel Duchi d’Aosta 4*

    Grand Hotel Duchi d’Aosta is located in Piazza Unità d’Italia, Trieste’s most impressive square that opens onto the sea. It offers luxury accommodations with an old-world atmosphere. Guests can relax in the indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub and Turkish bath. The rooms are decorated with classic, antique furniture. They come with a flat-screen TV with satellite and pay-per-view channels. WiFi here is free. Guests can choose between two fine restaurants: Harry’s Bistro and the Michelin-starred Harry’s “Piccolo”. Buffet breakfast is offered every morning in an elegant dining hall and includes freshly baked pastries. The Grand Duchi d’Aosta is 901 m from Trieste Railway Station and a 40-minute drive from the Ronchi dei Legionari Airport.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

    Wine & Heritage Hotel Roxanich 4*

    Wine & Heritage hotel ROXANICH has a restaurant, seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a bar and garden in Motovun. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The property has a 24-hour front desk, room service and free WiFi throughout the property. All 32 rooms come with a closet. Complete with a private bathroom equipped with a hairdryer, the rooms have a flat-screen TV and air conditioning, and some rooms include a balcony. All guest rooms will provide guests with a desk and an electric tea pot. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast. The wellness area features a sauna. Portorož is 24 mi / 38 km from Wine & Heritage hotel ROXANICH, while Poreč is 17 mi / 28 km from the property. The nearest airport is Pula Airport, 42 mi / 68 km from the hotel.Visit page

    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

    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.

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    OCJENE SMJEŠTAJA

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    OSNOVNI

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

    BUDŽETNI

    Budžetni smještaj su najčešće obiteljski vođeni pansioni kategorizirani pod 2*. Sobe imaju privatnu kupaonicu te je u sklopu smještaja uključen i doručak. Sobe su čiste i uredne a domaćini ljubazni.

    STANDARDNI

    Standardni smještaj su najčešće mali obiteljski hoteli od 3* ili sobe s doručkom, često u ruralnim područjima sa posebnom obiteljskom atmosferom. Sobe su sa odvojenom kupaonicom i ugodnim namještajem. Smještaj najčešće uz doručak nudi i večere sa svježim i tradicionalnim namirnicama.

    PREMIJUM

    Premijum smještaj su obiteljski hoteli od 4* koji nude različite vrste soba u sklopu objekta. Svi hoteli sadrže restoran sa tradicionalnom ponudom. Neki od malih obiteljskih hotela imaju i bazen (unutrašnji ili vanjski) te uslugu wellnesa.

    LUKSUZNI

    Luksuzni smještaj su hoteli od 4* I 5* sa vrhunskom uslugom. Hoteli su najčešće na najboljim lokacijama u centru grada te nude raznolike vrste soba, uslugu wellnessa, bazen te restorane sa vrhunskom tradicionalnom i internacionalnom kuhinjom.

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