Available: March - November

from: €1580

Istrian gourmet adventure by bike and kayak - private tour

8 days / 7 nights

HIGLIGHTS

  • Cycling through the breathtaking Istrian landscape
  • Visit to Istrian winemakers and olive oil producers
  • Truffle hunt
  • Visiting the medieval towns of Motovun, Grožnjan, Poreč, Rovinj
  • Sea kayaking along Lim fjord
  • Poreč and Pula UNESCO sites
  • Exploring national park Brijuni
  • Adventure mixed with local gourmet stories in an exciting Istrian adventure

    Join us on an exciting Istrian adventure on foot, bike and sea kayak and explore the Istrian countryside and coast, get involved into Istria culture, customs, traditional food, wine, truffles, olive oil and live like a local for 8 days
    Guided cycling | Multi-Active cycling | Culinary & Wine TOUR

    From: €1580

    Available: March - November

    Overview

    It’s always exciting to discover new lands, their natural beauty and historical background, to learn about cultural heritage and the local way of life and listen to legends that stimulate your imagination.
    Join us in exploring the former narrow-gauge railway line Parenzana, which was turned into a true attraction for cyclists! You will be thrilled with the small picturesque towns and landscapes dotted with old villages through which you pass. Sweeping into beautiful valleys with forests and rivers framing them and then emerging onto the slopes of the hills, the beauty of the nature will take your breath away. Take a short break and soak up the abundance of peace and greenery. On this interesting trip you will pass through tunnels, over bridges and viaducts, between olive groves and vineyards that give this area special charm. The medieval hilltop towns of Grožnjan and Motovun will delight you just as much as the pristine nature of the protected areas of Lim Bay, the ornithological reserve at Palud and Cape Kamenjak (Rt Kamenjak). Do not miss unique Porec and the former Roman colony of Pula, and feel the magical spirit of the past there. Learn about the culture and heritage of Istria and visit picturesque towns on the hills with unforgettable views which will leave you breathless. Visit Hum, the smallest town in the world and experience the spirit of the past in Motovun and Grožnjan, the town of artists. To get to know the best of Istria, walk through Ucka Nature Park which contains a wealth of life and, finally, round off this green adventure with the delicious flavours of indigenous Istrian delicacies and wines. Passing through a landscape of hills framed by rivers, with forests, vineyards and olive groves, you’ll enjoy every moment. Take a break at the winemakers and taste indigenous wines such as Malvasia and Teran, treat yourself to tasty delicacies and experience all the charms of Istria, this exciting Croatian wine region.

    OTHER TOUR INFORMATION

    START/FINISH: Buje / Pula
    GRADE:
    2/5
    DISTANCE: 140 km / 87 miles
    ACCOMMODATION COMFORT RATING:
    3/5
    DURATION: 8 days / 7 nights
    FROM: €1580
    EXTRAS:

    Bike rental with supplement, trekking/hybrid/MTB bike EUR 120, E-bike EUR 180 per bike/week

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    Fiore Tours has grown to become one of the Croatian leading independent adventure travel company specialised in organising adventure, cultural and gourmet travel in Croatia. Our guides / tour leaders are carefully selected among travel enthusiasts and outdoor specialists.

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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.

    Istrian gourmet adventure by bike and kayak - private tour

    PRICES AND AVAILABILITY

    Price per person in a standard double/twin room in EUR:
    2-3 pax – EUR 2.590
    4-7 pax – EUR 1.580
    8+ pax – EUR 2.590

    Istrian gourmet adventure by bike and kayak - private tour

    ITINERARY

    Day 1 Arrival to Istria
    Independent arrival to Istria. In the afternoon meet your tour leader for a brief orientation meeting followed by a welcome dinner. Overnight in rural hotel Parenzana in a small village Volpija close to Buje town.
    Accommodation: Hotel Parenzana 3*, Volpija or similar
    Meals: welcome dinner at the hotel
    Activity: set up of bikes
    Visit: –

    Day 2 Biking Parenzana trail
    From Buje cycle towards Grožnjan, a typical Istrian medieval town sprout high on top of the hill along the right coast of the river Mirna, renaissance loggia dating from 1585 and the beautiful St. Vid and Modesto’s baroque church. If you just occasionally ride along its streets where almost every door leads to art studios or galleries and every direction echoes the sounds of different music genres, from classical to jazz, you’ll understand why Grožnjan is known as A city of artists. We also visit Oprtalj, known for unchanged urban medieval style of building, narrow streets, various shops, the beautiful Venetian palaces, portals and covered passages and particularly the unique view to the Istrian peninsula from the town loggia, according to many the most beautiful of Istria. From Oprtalj you are going downhill enjoying the view at Mirna river and arriving to Motovun, one of the best preserved medieval hilltop towns. Overnight in Motovun.
    Accommodation: Hotel Kaštel 3*, Motovun or similar
    Meals: breakfast, lunch
    Activity: biking 30km
    Visit: Grožnjan, Motovun

    Day 3 Truffle hunt
    After breakfast we ride towards a small village to meet a local family that lives from truffle hunt. Unusual underground hidden bulb, without stem above the ground is very difficult to find. Only, a well-trained dog can sniff them. During a walk through the forest our truffler will tell us all the secrets and particulars about truffles and of course you will have opportunity to taste different products with truffle and local wine. Overnight in Motovun.
    Accommodation: Hotel Kaštel 3*, Motovun or similar
    Meals: breakfast, lunch
    Activity: truffle hunt, walking 2 hours
    Visit: Grožnjan, Motovun

    Day 4 Biking from Motovun to Vrsar
    From Motovun, we cycle back towards the coast, again following the old track of Parenzana. We drop down out of the village and follow the track through a 200-meter tunnel, emerging to find views across the Mirna Valley as we leave Motovun behind us. We stop for a coffee in Vizinada after an hour or so and then continue towards the coast. At times, although we are still following the route of Parenzana, we find ourselves cycling on the bare, red Istrian soil, as we pass on farm tracks amongst pretty vineyards and olive groves. We stop for lunch in Visnjan, a hilltop village notable for its architecture and for its astronomical observatory. From the village square, at an elevation of around 250 m, we can actually see the sea. After lunch we have an enjoyable 15 km ride out to the coast, passing the last of the old Parenzana railway stations just before we reach Porec, a town famous for its UNESCO listed basilica and charming old quarter. Overnight in Vrsar.
    Accommodation: Hotel Vista 3*, Vrsar or similar
    Meals: breakfast, lunch
    Activity: biking 49 km
    Visit: Višnjan, Poreč, Vrsar

    Day 5 Sea kayaking at Lim channel
    After breakfast we will start with our sea kayak adventure along the protected area of Lim channel. You will enjoy paddling along the bay, with its steep banks, passing beside the cultivation of mussels and fish to the end of Lim bay. During the trip we stop on a wild beach for swimming and snorkeling. There is also an option to visit a Pirate cave nearby with a possibility to make a stop for some coffee with a great view. Dinner is on your own tonight, so you’re free to explore town of Rovinj with fantastic selection of local taverns. Overnight in Rovinj.
    Accommodation: Hotel Villa Lili 3*, Rovinj or similar
    Meals: breakfast, lunch
    Activity: sea kayaking 3-4 hours
    Visit: Lim channel

    Day 6 National park Brijuni and olive oil
    After short drive we arrive to small fishermen village Fažana, where we embark on a boat to Veli Brijun island, approx. 25 min ride. Brijuni Archipelago, 14 green jewels of the northern Adriatic, is one Croatia’s most beautiful National Parks. Northwest of Pula, separated from the mainland by 3 km wide Fazana channel, the archipelago covers an area of 736 hectares, numerous picturesque coves and inlets forming a beautiful 44 km long coast. A mild Mediterranean climate enables more than 680 different local and exotic plants to grow here and to be the home of some 150 species of birds. Lovers of historic buildings will immediately admire the many archaeological finds, from the Neolithic settlement, Illyrian ruins and many ancient monuments. Visit of the island can be done using the bicycles on easy and flat terrain, or on foot. The tour continues towards the village of Vodnjan where you will be welcomed by one of the best olive oil producers, Chaivalon Extra Virgin Olive Oil. You will learn everything about the production of olive oil and you will have the opportunity to taste different varieties of Istrian olive oil. Overnight in Pula.
    Accommodation: Hotel Amfiteatar 3*, Pula or similar
    Meals: breakfast, lunch, olive oil tasting
    Activity: walking 3 hours
    Visit: Vodnjan, NP Brijuni

    Day 7 Biking at Cape Kamenjak
    Our last day we ride along the coast to a Cape Kamenjak, surrounded by the 30 km long coast with numerous gulfs, bays and white beaches washed by the crystal clear blue & green sea, we reach ancient Mutila, nowadays Medulin. On the way we can find 22 types of orchids including the endemic specie “Serapias Istriaca” (the Istrian orchid), see the so-called “islet – plate” where the dinosaur’s footprint has been preserved or find the remains of luxurious Roman villae rusticae. Later we are going to explore Pula, the largest town of Istrian county with lot of great monuments like Arena, (UNESCO) the most important monument in Istria from the Roman antiquity, erected in the 1st Century AD. When strolling around the Old Town, you will view the grandeur of Pula’s impressive monuments, such as The Arch of Sergii, Hercules’s and the Double Gates. Overnight in Rovinj.
    Accommodation: Hotel Amfiteatar 3*, Pula or similar
    Meals: breakfast, lunch
    Activity: biking 40 km
    Visit: Cape Kamenjak, Pula

    Day 8 Departure
    Departure after breakfast.

    Istrian gourmet adventure by bike and kayak - private tour

    WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Info meeting
  • 1 x overnight in a 3* hotel in Buje area
  • 2 x overnight in a 3* hotel in Motovun
  • 1 x overnight in a 3* hotel in Vrsar
  • 1 x overnight in a 3* hotel in Rovinj
  • 2 x overnight in a 3* hotel in Pula
  • 7 x breakfast, 6 lunches
  • Support minivan
  • Luggage transport between accommodations
  • English speaking tour guide
  • truffle hunt, visit olive oil producer with tasting
  • 2 x dinner ( welcome and farewell dinner)
  • Visit wine cellar with tasting
  • sea kayaking along Lim fjord
  • Entrance tickets to NP Brijuni, Euphrasius Basilica in Poreč, Arena in Pula
  • WHAT'S EXCLUDED

  • Travel and bike insurance
  • Arrival and departure from Istria
  • Bike rental with supplement, trekking/hybrid bike/MTB EUR 120 per bike/week
  • Lunches, dinners and drinks if not mentioned
  • Istrian gourmet adventure by bike and kayak - private tour

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    What is a guided tour?

    A tour accompanied by an expert guide, following a specific itinerary, convenient for the guest to enjoy beauties of the destination. – Groups of up to 16 passengers – Tour guides speaking various languages – Local guides speaking various languages – Included transfer, hotels, activities and meals – Twinning service – Single rooms at request and upon surcharge – Taxes included in the rate

    What is the size of the groups for the guided tours?

    Our groups are usually made up of 4 to 16 people maximum for the vast majority of our tours. Some have specificities that can affect the size of our groups. The size of the groups can be adjusted to the clients’ needs in case of a private inquiry.

    What happens if the minimum number of participants is not reached?

    According to our General Terms and Conditions (GTC), a trip can be canceled up to the 30 days before the start of the trip if the minimum number of participants is not reached. We will get back to you with alternative travel suggestions.

    What is the average age of travelers in the group?

    Depending on the level of difficulty of the trip, the age of travelers can vary between 30 and 70 years. Average age is around 50 years of age. In family guided trips we also welcome kids, please contact us before booking to check which trip is the most suitable for each age range.

    How many participants have already registered?

    The exact number of registered participants can be requested from our sales team.

    How can I book a group tour?

    The group tour can be booked both on our homepage (simply select your desired date and start an inquiry) as well as in your travel agency. You can also get information about vacant places for a trip by telephone or request a non-binding offer. However, for a binding booking we need a written confirmation or an online booking via our website.

    Is there vegetarian / vegan … food on site?

    You can note your desire for vegetarian or vegan food when booking, we will forward your request to the property. Please note that in remote regions some catering requirements simply cannot be fulfilled.

    Can I arrive earlier / leave later?

    Yes, this is possible, please specify your wishes in the booking. We would check the possibilities and make you a non-binding offer for a private transfer or an extra night.

    Do you offer twinning?

    Yes, if possible, we offer you matchmaking service with a person of the same sex. If that’s not an option for you or nobody is available for twinning you can still join the group by booking a single room for which a single supplement needs to be paid. For exact offer for a single room please ask our team.

    Which vehicles are used in group tours?

    Fiore tours along with partners operates a fleet of different vehicles from cars, minivans and minibuses. Usually up to 3 people we use cars, for up to 8 people a van, and for 8+ people either a combination of vans or a minibus (depending on a terrain of the trip, sometimes it’s more convenient to use more smaller vehicles rather than one big).

    Istrian gourmet adventure by bike and kayak - private tour

    ACCOMMODATION

    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 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 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

    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

    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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