Available: March - November

from: €610

Istrian wine roads tour

8 days / 7 nights

HIGLIGHTS

  • Cycle through Istrian hills
  • Visit wine cellars
  • Learn how to produce olive oil
  • Ride through beautiful landscapes
  • Lim Bay and Rovinj
  • Visit Euphrasius basilica in Porec (UNESCO)
  • Cycling, sightseeing, visiting cities

    Starting from a northernmost point of Istrian peninsula – Savudrija, with the oldest lighthouse in the Adriatic, you will experience the downhill ride to the small city of Umag, once a summer residence of a Roman nobleman. Stop for a wine taste of delicious Muscat and other worldwide famous sorts. Reaching Buje and Brtonigla you enter a historical story of Istria followed by delicious olive oil products in the town of Novigrad. Grožnjan, Oprtalj, Motovun, Bale, Rovinj and the former Roman colony of Poreč all tell its stories along the way, a piece of history to remember forever
    Self-guided cycling | E-bike cycling TOUR

    From: €610

    Available: March - November

    Overview

    There is something magical in Istria, the largest Croatian peninsula, immersed in the blue of the Adriatic. Its green forests, historic hilltop towns, vineyards, olive groves and gentle rivers are a perfect combination of the beauty of nature, history and culture. When you add to this the seductive tastes of excellent Istrian wines, you just know that this is an area which offers you everything you need.

    Enjoy an easy bike ride and explore Istria, passing through the hidden medieval towns of Grožnjan, Oprtalj, Motovun, and the former Roman colony of Poreč whose charm will leave you breathless. 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, Umag, Novigrad, Motovun, Poreč, Rovinj
    GRADE:
    2/5
    DISTANCE: 279 km / 173 miles
    ACCOMMODATION COMFORT RATING:
    4/5
    DURATION: 8 days / 7 nights
    FROM: €610
    EXTRAS:

    Supplement for single room in CLASSIC HOTELS/GUESTHOUSES (when traveling with others) from 120,00 € to 160,00 €
    Supplement for single traveler in CLASSIC HOTELS/GUESTHOUSES (when traveling alone)from 240,00 € to 280,00 €
    Supplement for PREMIUM HOTELS per person in double room ( Classic price plus this supplement)from 450,00 € to 650,00 €
    Supplement for single room in PREMIUM HOTELS (when traveling with others)from 450,00 € to 550,00 €
    Supplement for single traveler in PREMIUM HOTELS(when traveling alone)from 570,00 € to 670,00 €
    Extra nights is possible on request.
    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.

    Drive and explore

    BIKE TRANSPORTATION AND SHUTTLE

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    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.

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    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 wine roads tour

    PRICES AND AVAILABILITY

    Year 2020
    CLASSIC HOTELS 3*
    01.03.-27.04. – 610 EUR
    28.04.-28.05. – 650 EUR
    29.05.-27.06. – 690 EUR
    28.06.-28.08. – 740 EUR
    29.08.-27.09. – 690 EUR
    28.09.-30.11. – 650 EUR
    HOTELS 3*/4*
    01.03.-27.04. – 790 EUR
    28.04.-28.05. – 860 EUR
    29.05.-27.06. – 910 EUR
    28.06.-28.08. – 980 EUR
    29.08.-27.09. – 910 EUR
    28.09.-30.11. – 860 EUR
    PREMIUM HOTELS 4*
    01.03.-27.04. – 1060 EUR
    28.04.-28.05. – 1180 EUR
    29.05.-27.06. – 1330 EUR
    28.06.-28.08. – 1390 EUR
    29.08.-27.09. – 1330 EUR
    28.09.-30.11. – 1180 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.

    Istrian wine roads tour

    ITINERARY

    1. DAY – ARRIVAL
    Arrival in Buje area hotel. Afternoon you will have meeting with our representative (map with location of our office will be sent to you) where we will provide you with the package including hotel vouchers, bicycle with all equipment, maps and a road book. Our minivan will drive you to Buje from where you will start cycling the next day. Overnight in guesthouse Lovac or similar. Rural house in heart of Istria, a peaceful oasis for relaxation and an ideal starting point for daily exploration of this beautiful area.

    Accomodation: Guesthouse Lovac or similar

    2. DAY – BUJE – UMAG – BUJE – 51 km / 32 miles /elevation gain 505m
    This tour starts with easy downhill ride to the coast on the northest point of Istrian peninsula. There is a lighthouse which you can visit, according to the legend build by count Metternich as his love nest. Savudrija is one of the oldest lighthouse in the Adriatic, built in 1818. It is also the northernmost Istrian lighthouse. Its building is 36 meters tall and there is a keeper living inside it. The trail continues south to Umag. Llittle town with about 45 km of the coastline and interesting hinterland integrates special features of the whole region and might be the best introduction into a different experience of the Mediterranean. Umag’s history is extremly interesting; it was founded by roman nobleman who decided to make it his summer residence. The glamour, magnificence and glare of the times can be seen today in the Venetian houses of the old town. City walls and fortification are partially preserved as well as some renaissance and baroque buildings and churches. Vineyards and olive groves will create an atmosphere of typical west Istrian landscape. Visit to wine cellar to taste the muscat, local sort of wine. Overnight in Buje area.

    Accomodation: Guesthouse Lovac or similar
    Meals:Breakfast included
    Distance: 51 km / 32 miles
    Points of interest:Savudrija lighthouse, Umag, local wineries and restaurants.

    3. DAY – BUJE – BRTONIGLA -NOVIGRAD – BUJE – 44 km / 27 miles / elevation gain 390m
    From Buje area you’re cycling through a pitoresque village Kršete and arriving to small town Brtonigla. It has churches and monasteries from 15th century. Further the trail leads you through wineyards and olive groves of Brtonigla area. Teran wine is very popular from this area. Across endless vineyards you’ll reach Novigrad where you can visit the olive oil production and taste some of the best oils, in one word taste Istria. Through Dajla and Karigador villages on the coast you’re getting to Lovrečica venetian bishops coastal village. Following the road through Škrinjari, Babići and Buroli village you’ll see traditional Istrian houses. Road by the vineyard will take you back to your hotel. Overnight in hotel in Buje area.

    Accomodation:Guesthouse Lovac or similar
    Meals:Breakfast included
    Distance: 44 km / 27 miles
    Points of interest:Novigrad, Olive oil mill, local wineries and restaurants

    4. DAY – BUJE – MOTOVUN – 37 km / 23 miles / elevation gain 690m
    From Buje you will continue towards Grožnjan. Typical Istrian medieval town sprout high on top of a hill, along the right coast of the river Mirna, renaissance loggia dating from 1585. and the beautiful St.Vitus and Modesto’s baroque church. If you just occasionally pass along its streets in which almost every door leads to art studios or galleries and windows which echoes the sounds of different music genres from every direction, from classical to jazz, you’ll understand why Grožnjan is known as “The town of artists”. Oprtalj, unchanged urban medieval style of building, the narrow streets, the 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 on Mirna river and eventually arriving in Livade, the truffle center of Istria, where you can visit the local truffle shop and taste it in various forms. The truffle is a underground malodorous fungus believed to be an aphrodisiac. On the hill in front of the Livade is Motovun, surely the most famous and attractive Istrian medieval hilltown. Around Livade is the Motovun forest which stretches along Mirna River valley and is especially rich with truffles. Overnight in Motovun.

    Accomodation: Villa Borgo or Hotel Kaštel in Motovun or similar
    Meals:Breakfast included
    Distance: 37 km / 23 miles
    Points of interest: Grožnjan the city of artists, Livade (truffle center of the world), Wineries and rastaurants, Motovun

    5. DAY – MOTOVUN – POREČ 39 km / 24 miles / elevation gain 380m
    This part of the trail goes from inland to the coast. It follows the road to Višnjan where you will pass by an observatory. Its one of the 5 most famous observatories in the world. The road continues to the town of Višnjan which is on 246m altitude and from there you’ll be able to catch a view on west Istrian coast and the coastal town of Poreč. In Višnjan surroundings is possibile to visit many wine cellars with wine from Poreč area, especcialy malvasia. Tour countinues to Tar, a little town on the hill above the sea and to Nova Vas village by the famous cave (which you can visit). after passing a few more villages the trail reaches Poreč. Overnight in Poreč.

    Accomodation: Hotel Poreč 3* in Poreč or similar
    Meals:Breakfast included
    Distance: 39 km / 24 miles
    Points of interest: Višnjan observatory , Wine cellars with local sorts of Malvasia and Teran, Baredine cave

    6. DAY – POREČ – VRSAR – POREČ 43 km / 27 miles / elevation gain 510m
    From Poreč the trail starts with sightseeing the Euphrasiana, the most valuable monument in Poreč, a church build in 6th century. Follow the road untill you reach the village of Bačva village. Bačva is the highest point of this stage and there is a local restaurant with traditional dishes where you can enjoy in tasting some local food. It continues to the southern villages and comes down to the coast in the town of Vrsar. With a commanding view of the coast, it was natural for Vrsar to become a defended fortress. Only parts of the fortification system, built in the 12th century, have been preserved but the fortress-castle used as summer residence of the Poreč bishops, is well worth a look. After Vrsar the trail passes Funtana fishing village, Zelena and Plava Laguna touristic villages are the south doorstep of Poreč.

    Accomodation: Hotel Poreč 3* in Poreč or similar
    Meals: Breakfast included
    Distance: 43 km / 27 miles
    Points of interest: Euphrasian Basilica, Vrsar, Wineyards

    7. DAY – POREČ – KANFANAR – ROVINJ 33 km / 21 miles (optional) 32 km / 20 miles / elevation gain 602m ( 159m)
    After breakfast you can choose to be transfered to Kanfanar or reach it on your own. Kanfanar is a small town above the Lim valley. From Kanfanar starts the flattest ride of all in this tour. Passing by Istrian inland villages you will see traditional Istrian toolhouses (kažun). After reaching Bale you can visit the Bembo palace, city square and museum. Continue to Rovinj and on the way you’ll see Palud, an ornithological reserve in which you can cycle around. After village Kokuletovica you can turn in Monkodonja. Monkodonja is a prehistoric hilltop town inhabited about 1800-1200 BC during the Bronze Age. After Monkodonja you will reach Rovinj, your goal of this tour – the “Pearl of Adriatic”. With its church and belltower on the hill by the sea it is very recognizable from all sides. Also called istrian Venice, old town which was once an island and then connected with land, famous for its traditional boat called batana. Restaurants with fresh fish combined with Malvasia will complete this week’s atmosphere. It will fascinate you. Everybody can enjoy Rovinj, its charm and magic. Overnigt in Hotel Vila Lili in Rovinj.

    Accomodation: Hotel Vila Lili 3* or similar
    Meals: Breakfast included
    Distance: 33 km / 21 miles (optional) 32 km / 20 miles
    Points of interest: Dvigrad, Bale, Monkodonja historical site, Rovinj and its coast and archipelago, Local food

    8. DAY – DEPARTURE
    Departure after breakfast.
    Meals: Breakfast

    Istrian wine roads tour

    WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Welcome meeting
  • 3 x overnight in a 3* hotel in Buje area
  • 1 x overnight in a 3* hotel in Motovun
  • 2 x overnight in a 3* hotel in Poreč
  • 1 x overnight in a 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 and 180,00 € for e-bike
  • Istrian wine roads tour

    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, bicycles 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

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    ACCOMMODATION

    CLASSIC:

    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 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

    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

    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 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 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:

    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

    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

    WALKING/HIKING TOURS GRADES

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    BASIC

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

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    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.

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    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).

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    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.

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    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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    CUSTOMER REVIEWS

    Reviewed by Graham Copeland on Jul 10th, 2019
    We have just returned from Croatia and would like to thank everyone for helping us have such a fantastic cycling holiday. The ebikes made everything very easy. All the hotels were brilliant and the food excellent. We did hit a couple of roadworks which are completely impassable so it may be worth mentioning them to guests. The first is at Visnjan but we went through the village and joined the main road turning right which bought us back to the planned route. The other roadworks are in Antonci and we followed the red painted signs which brought us back to the main route. Other than those the routes were very easy to follow.
    Reviewed by Pam Stanley on Jan 16th, 2019
    We have nothing but praise for our self-guided Istrian Wine roads tour. Fiore was most professional in dealing with us and we felt very well looked after. Our bikes were brand new and in excellent condition, being checked by Peter before leaving them with us. Receiving a detailed book of instructions plus another one with maps was great. Our accommodation, especially Guesthouse Lovac, was good. Unfortunately we had some cold, wet weather on the big day to Motovun but we managed to complete the day even getting cheers from onlookers as we cycled the final section to the top. It was good to know we were offered a lift by Fiore if we wanted it. Great value and great fun.
    Reviewed by Pam Stanley on Jan 16th, 2019
    We have nothing but praise for our self-guided Istrian Wine roads tour. Fiore was most professional in dealing with us and we felt very well looked after. Our bikes were brand new and in excellent condition, being checked by Peter before leaving them with us. Receiving a detailed book of instructions plus another one with maps was great. Our accommodation, especially Guesthouse Lovac, was good. Unfortunately we had some cold, wet weather on the big day to Motovun but we managed to complete the day even getting cheers from onlookers as we cycled the final section to the top. It was good to know we were offered a lift by Fiore if we wanted it. Great value and great fun.
    Reviewed by Julie from Birmingham England on Jan 16th, 2019
    We really enjoyed the cycling trip in Istria. The bikes were great. Maps excellent with tips for stops etc. We would normally cycle further each day but managed to add more kilometres on our own each day (more optional suggestions in the map book would be great). The hotels were all welcoming. Motovun a must to visit and great little hotel. A few of the roads had traffic but very light in late October. Prior to the trip the help in Macs office was very good.
    Reviewed by John from London on Jan 16th, 2019
    Hotels were lovely. B&B Lovac and Villa Borgo (Motovun) were the best 2. Very friendly and welcoming and extremely helpful.Cycling was beautiful but in hindsight could have added a day to split the last day into 2 and cycle all of it from Porec to Rovinj. The sights and sea was stunningly beautiful. Only issue was that some of the roads were extremely busy and fast by the coast ( with lorries on) so we walked our bikes for those sections, but smaller coastal roads can also be found. The route doesn’t really take you into towns but they are easy to find by following signs to the centre. Definitely worth doing.Weather was perfect early September. Booking experience was extremely smooth. Definitely worth it.
    Reviewed by j from Canada on Jan 16th, 2019
    We’re a loosely organized travel group from Canada – the make-up of our team varies, as does the nature of our expeditions. We’ve done back-pack multi -night treks, kayak trips and hikes where a tour operator carries our bags from place to place. This was our first venture on bicycles and, based on the experience, it probably won’t be our last. Our main concern was that 2 of our group are not really cyclists and were worried about keeping up. e- bikes, however are a wonderful equalizer!!, Why did we choose Croatia? – mostly because none of us had been there – but it turned out to be a fantastic choice. The tour organization was excellent, route selection (for the most part) was great and the scenery, food and wine along the way was worth the long flying time to get there.
    Reviewed by Chris B. on Jan 16th, 2019
    Thank you– We had a great time. Thank you for all your good directions. Was a great trip! Our guides, Luca, and driver Peter, were terrific. The bikes were also first class. Only a few things that we saw might be helpful to the next people. The first is to put travelers in the back rooms at Casa la Parenzana as the restaurant is open till 1130 at night and people out there are talking. There is no air conditioning so you have to either leave the windows closed and be hot or leave the windows open and stay up with the noise. The second is Palud Ornithological park – It would be helpful to say how far off the road it is and what seasons the birds are there. It’s a long way and we saw two seagulls and an egret. Directions in the Porec could be more clear.
    Reviewed by Colin Pearson on Jan 16th, 2019
    Beautiful area that is not spoilt by too much tourism, the local wine and olive oil were delightful.

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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