Available: March - November

from: €920

Walking tastes and flavours of Istria

8 days / 7 nights

HIGLIGHTS

  • Sightseeing tours of the medieval towns of Grožnjan, Motovun and Buzet
  • Visiting Hum, the smallest town in the world
  • Hiking in Učka Nature Park
  • Exploring the rich cultural heritage and local culinary delicacies
  • Parenzana, railway of a of great historical significance for Istria
  • Enjoy walking and hiking! Istrian inland is full of vineyards, olive groves, peaceful rivers and green hills at every step of the way

    Starting from the intact nature of Brtonigla, family wine cellars and tasting premises that invite you to discover the local lifestyle, you end up on the old railway Parenzana. Walking along it you pass through the world’s truffle center Livade for a chance to taste a bit of this exquisite flavor. Continuing through Oprtalj, Buzet and Hum you finish your journey at the top of the Učka mountain for a stunning view of Kvarner Bay. Lovran is the last city you visit before your adventure ends
    Self-guided walk/hike | Culinary & Wine TOUR

    From: €920

    Available: March - November

    Overview

    Imagine walking through green countryside full of vineyards, olive trees, rivers and forests, full of beautiful villages and medieval towns situated on hills. Indeed it sounds like a dream. This dream can come true! Join us on a walking adventure through green Istria.

    Learn about the natural beauty that will open before you every step of the way, and with every new winding of the road. 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 Učka Nature Park which contains a wealth of life and, finally, round off this green adventure with the delicious flavors of indigenous Istrian delicacies and wines.

    Take the opportunity to explore Istria while being active and visit many beautiful places. The activities are very stimulating and not too exhausting. Moreover, the group could decide whether more or less breaks were necessary.

    OTHER TOUR INFORMATION

    START/FINISH: Buje, Grožnjan, Motovun, Oprtalj, Buzet, Hum, Učka
    GRADE:
    3/5
    DISTANCE: 95 km / 59 miles
    ACCOMMODATION COMFORT RATING:
    4/5
    DURATION: 8 days / 7 nights
    FROM: €920
    EXTRAS:

    CLASSIC HOTELS/GUESTHOUSES
    Supplement for single room (when traveling with others) from 160,00 € to 200,00 €
    Supplement for single traveler (when traveling alone) from 280,00 € to 320,00 €

    PREMIUM HOTELS
    Supplement for PREMIUM HOTELS per person in double room ( Classic price plus this supplement) from 310,00 € to 460,00 €
    Supplement for single room (when traveling with others) from 380,00 € to 460,00 €
    Supplement for single traveler (when traveling alone) from 500,00 € to 580,00 €

    Extra nights available on request.

    If You like our "Walking tastes and flavours of Istria" tour, please make an Enquiry or Book today. For more information contact us HERE!

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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.

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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.

    Walking tastes and flavours of Istria

    PRICES AND AVAILABILITY

    CLASSIC HOTELS 3*/4*
    01.03.-27.04. – 920 EUR
    28.04.-28.05. – 950 EUR
    29.05.-27.06. – 980 EUR
    28.06.-28.08. – 1020 EUR
    29.08.-27.09. – 980 EUR
    28.09.-30.11. – 950 EUR
    PREMIUN HOTELS 4*
    01.03.-27.04. – 1230 EUR
    28.04.-28.05. – 1290 EUR
    29.05.-27.06. – 1390 EUR
    28.06.-28.08. – 1480 EUR
    29.08.-27.09. – 1390 EUR
    28.09.-30.11. – 1290 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.

    Walking tastes and flavours of Istria

    ITINERARY

    DAY 1 – ARRIVAL
    Arrival in Istria. Info meeting with Fiore representative at 7pm at the hotel reception area where we will provide you with the package including hotel vouchers, maps and a road book, luggage tags. Overnight in Buje area.

    Accommodation:
    CLASSIC HOTELS: Guesthouse La Parenzana 3* in Volpija or Guesthouse Lovac 3* in Kaldanija
    PREMIUM HOTELS: Heritage Hotel San Rocco 4* in Brtonigla or Wine Residence Cattunar 5* in Nova Vas
    Meals: welcome dinner – 3 course menu
    Walking distance: no
    Transfer: not included

    DAY 2 – HIKING BRTONIGLA TO BUJE
    Short transfer to Brtonigla. The numerous acres of vineyards and olive groves are surrounded by pathways that lead towards meadows and woods, deep into the center of vibrating nature that lives intact, far away from the modern civilization. It is also a place where you can find superior wines and olive oils – many family cellars and tasting premises invite the travelers to discover the authentic power of the local lifestyle. Visit one of the best wine cellars in Istria where you will get acquainted with wine production and have opportunity to taste istrian wines with a snack. After a 3 hour walk through vineyards we reach Buje, a small hilltop town. From the top of the hill you can enjoy the pretty view of terraced fields and arable land, vineyards and olive groves. Enjoy sightseeing in this town full of history and culture. The route finishes in front of your hotel where you will get by following the former old railway. Overnight in Buje or Brtonigla.

    Accommodation:
    CLASSIC HOTELS: Guesthouse La Parenzana 3* in Volpija or Guesthouse Lovac 3* in Kaldanija
    PREMIUM HOTELS: Heritage Hotel San Rocco 4* in Brtonigla or Wine Residence Cattunar 5* in Nova Vas
    Meals: breakfast, wine tasting with snack
    Transfer: 10 minute transfer to the walking trail
    Walking distance: Ascent: 323m. Descent: -313m. Distance: 15 km / 10 miles. Time: 4-5 hours.

    DAY 3 – GROŽNJAN – MOTOVUN
    After breakfast you are ready to start exploring Istrian villages and hidden paths. After 10 minute transfer, walking stage starts on ex railway Parenzana, a narrow – gauge Austrian railway connecting Trieste with Poreč through a series of Istrian small towns, 123 kilometers long. The railway was in function from 1902. until 1935., and today, the track has been rearranged for cycling and hiking wounding through Istrian hills. Grožnjan will be your start point. After you see its galleries and viewpoints you can pass through magnificent rolling landscapes and lively Istrian vineyards. After passing through several tunnels and over old bridges you can stop on many fascinating view points before reaching the village of Livade, the truffle center of the world. Here you can taste and buy some products with truffles. In front of Livade there is a hilltop town Motovun, where your hotel is. Overnight in Motovun.

    Accommodation:
    CLASSIC HOTELS: Hotel Kaštel 3* or Villa Borgo 3* in Motovun or similar
    PREMIUM HOTELS: Wine & Heritage Hotel Roxanich
    Meals: breakfast
    Transfer: 10 minute transfer with luggage transfer
    Walking distance: Ascent: 455m. Descent: 478m. Distance: 26 km / 16 miles. Time: 7-8 hours.

    DAY 4 – TRUFFLE HUNT
    Today you will be picked up at your hotel by our driver who will transfer you to a small village to meet a local family. They will introduce truffles to you, show you how to find a truffle with dressed dogs and educated truffle hunter in a nearby forest and then prepare a light lunch with wine. Transfer back to your hotel.
    Rest of the day at your leisure, we recommend to explore Motovun or do a loop hike.

    Accommodation:
    CLASSIC HOTELS: Hotel Kaštel 3* or Villa Borgo 3*in Motovun or similar
    PREMIUM HOTELS: Wine & Heritage Hotel Roxanich 4* in Motovun
    Meals: breakfast, light lunch with truffles and wine
    Transfer: none
    Walking distance: Ascent 429m / descent 429m, Distance 17 km / 10 miles (approx 3 -4h)

    DAY 5 – OPRTALJ – BUZET
    Short transfer to Oprtalj after breakfast, a pictoresque little town deep in Istrian peninsula, a place where the Istrian Mountain Trail starts. The route goes downhill into the forest and passing Sv.Ivan (St.John) village. Next village is St. Lucija with a very beautiful church. Through few villages you will get to control point where is also one of the best views on Mirna river valley. The trail is passing by the Pietrapelosa castle and leads down to the valley. After passing an aqueduct the trail goes up the hill towards the village of Mali Mlun and few more villages with a beautiful view on the town of Buzet. Through forest and fields the trail will get you to Buzet. Upon arriving in Buzet you can stop in a grappa distillery where they will show you how they prepare over 100 different types of brandy and you’ll have an opportunity to taste few different grappas. Overnight in Buzet.

    Accommodation:
    CLASSIC HOTELS: Hotel Vela Vrata 4* or Hotel Fontana 3* or similar in Buzet
    PREMIUM HOTELS: Hotel Vela Vrata 4* or Hotel Fontana 3* or similar in Buzet
    Meals: breakfast, grappa tasting, dinner – 3 course menu
    Transfer: 15 min transfer to the walking trail with luggage transfer
    Hiking distance: Ascent: 622m. Descent: 866m. Distance: 19 km / 11 miles. Time: 5-6 hours

    DAY 6 – BUZET – HUM – BUZET
    Path from Buzet to Hum can be a circular trail or one way if you start from Hum. The trail starts by the river and turns into the forest, passing over shallow river or riverbed if it’s dry and by some waterfalls with lakes. Nice, and not too steep, the trail leads you all the way to Kotli, the water springs with natural pools and an old watermill. The trail continues following the riverbed and it’s passing through Benčići, an abandoned village where you can see traditional Istrian stone houses. From there you’ll see Hum and its recognizable church tower in the distance. When you get to Hum, take a walk and you’ll understand why it’s the smallest town in the world. In Hum you can eat in the local “konoba”, that means restaurant in a local dialect. The “konoba” in Hum offers you nothing but traditional Istrian dishes. The «way of mistletoe» will lead you all the way back to Buzet. It takes about 3 hours of hiking in one way. Overnight in Buzet.

    Accommodation:
    CLASSIC HOTELS: Hotel Vela Vrata 4* or Hotel Fontana 3* or similar in Buzet
    PREMIUM HOTELS: Hotel Vela Vrata 4* or Hotel Fontana 3* or similar in Buzet
    Meals: breakfast
    Transfer: not included
    Walking distance: Ascent: 534m. Descent: 534m. Distance: 26km/16 miles. Time: 7-8 hours.
    Alternative shorter walk is available at approximately 14 km / 8 miles. Time: 3-4 hours.

    DAY 7 – UČKA
    Transfer to Poklon, a saddle between two hills from where trail starts. It goes to the top of Učka mountain which is the biggest mountain in Istria with altitude of 1401 m. From the top the trail goes all the way down to a sea level in Lovran. Path is covered by oak and chestnut forests that give pleasant freshness even in hot summers. The very summit of Ucka (Vojak) is worth climbing on for stunning panorama. The panorama of Kvarner bay includes sea and coastal towns, as well as the mountains in background: Obruc, Snjeznik and Risnjak Western side the whole Istra peninsula lies in front of you. Sometimes, if visibility is good, view towards to Venice and on Alps on the north side. Overnight in Lovran.

    Accommodation:
    CLASSIC HOTELS: Hotel Park 4* or Villa Eugenia 4*in Lovran or similar
    PREMIUM HOTELS: Hotel Villa Vera 4* in Lovran or similar
    Meals: Breakfast Included
    Transfer: 30 min transfer from Buzet to Poklon (start point) luggage transfer
    Walking distance: Ascent: 452m. Descent: 1400m. Distance: 12 km / 7 miles. Time: 5-6 hours.
    Alternative shorter walk is available at approximately Ascent: 90m. Descent: 390m. Distance 6 km / 4 miles. Time: 2 hours.

    DAY 8 – DEPARTURE OR POSSIBILITY FOR EXTENDED STAY
    After breakfast departure.

    Accommodation: not included
    Meals: Breakfast included
    Transfer: not included
    Walking Distance: no
    Points of interest: no

    Walking tastes and flavours of Istria

    WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Welcome meeting
  • 2 x overnight in a 3* hotel in Buje area
  • 2 x overnight in a 3* hotel in Motovun
  • 2 x overnight in a 4* hotel in Buzet
  • 1 x overnight in a 4* hotel in Lovran
  • 6 x breakfast, 2 dinners
  • Information package including detailed route description (map and road book) and vouchers
  • Luggage transport between accommodations
  • 24/7 emergency number
  • Private truffle hunt with light lunch and wine
  • Wine tasting with snack
  • Grappa brewery with tasting
  • WHAT'S EXCLUDED

  • Travel insurance
  • Arrival and departure from Istria
  • Transfer from airport to hotel and re-tour (can be organised)
  • Walking tastes and flavours of Istria

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    Do you arrange info meeting with clients?

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

    What grade is tour?

    This walking holiday is graded moderate and involves 5 – 7 hours of walking each day so you should enjoy an active lifestyle to get the most from this holiday. If you are unable to walk on any day you can use taxis to move onto the next nights accommodation. We are offering shorter options for most of the days.

    When is the best time of year for walking?

    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 hiking equipment?

    You will need good walking shoes/boots, comfortable walking clothes, waterproof jacket and trousers, a day pack and hats. We recommend you to take sun-cream and first aid, together with some bug repellent.

    Walking boots/shoes, suitable clothing including good walking, socks, hat, waterproof jacket, water carrier/bottle, food and snacks, rucksack, Guidebook & Maps (supplied by FT), blister treatment kit, First aid kit, 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 maps for the walks and road book with detailed descriptions of walks. For all our clients we will give Fiore Tours app with maps which works offline. Some of the walks are well marked too.

    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. About all details for local transfers and luggage transfers you will be detailed 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. 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

    Walking tastes and flavours of Istria

    ACCOMMODATION

    CLASSIC: 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 Fontana 3*

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

    Hotel Park 4*

    Located by the main road, Hotel Park is 50 m from the sea and the famous Lungo Mare promenade in Lovran. It offers breakfast and free use of the indoor swimming pool and fitness area. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. Restaurant offers meals as a buffet. The hotel’s spa area can be used at an extra charge, upon availability and with a prior reservation. Lovran is located at the foot of the Učka Nature Park, which is blooming with Mediteranean vegetation. Hotel Park is 4.3 mi / 7 km from Opatija while the nearest airport is 15 mi / 24 km away.Visit page

    Hotel Villa Eugenia 4*

    Only 50 m from the beach and the 7,5 mi / 12 km long seaside promenade, Villa Eugenia is located in the center of the medieval Lovran, on the Opatija Riviera. It offers a spa area and a restaurant with international dishes and a wide selection of wines. Built in 1910 in the Secessionist style, the villa consists of accommodations units with air conditioning, internet connection, a TV, mini-bar and a safe. A private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries is also provided in each unit. Some room types feature a balcony and sea view. The spa area includes a sauna, hot tub and steam baths. Opatija, known for its elegant architecture and the fishing village, is 3.7 mi / 6 km away. The city of Rijeka and Rijeka Ferry Port, with frequent links to numerous Adriatic islands, are 12 mi / 19 km from the Eugenia. Rijeka airport is 15 mi / 24 km away.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

    Wine residence Cattunar 4*

    Located in Brtonigla, 2,5 mi / 3.7 km from Aquapark Istralandia, Wine Residence Cattunar has accommodations with free bikes, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and a shared lounge, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property offers bike rental and features a garden and sun terrace. All of 10 rooms at Wine Residence Cattunar have a flat-screen TV and air conditioning, closet, private bathroom, desk and an electric tea pot. Some rooms also feature a balcony. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Wine Residence Cattunar has a wellness area which includes a sauna and a hot tub. The nearest airport is Pula Airport, 44 mi / 71 km from the hotel.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

    Hotel Vela vrata 4*

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

    Hotel Villa Vera 4*

    In Lovran on the Opatija Riviera, Villa Vera is surrounded by a Mediterranean garden. It has a glass-enclosed spa center with swimming pool, terrace, hot tub and saunas. All the air-conditioned rooms have private terraces at the sea side and there is free Wi-Fi available. You can also have the safes in the rooms and the 24-hour room service. Close to the hotel there is a 7 mi / 11.3 km long coastal promenade. Guests can admire the views of the islands of Krk and Cres from Mount Ucka. Hotel Villa Vera’s restaurant serves Mediterranean and international cuisine accompanied by a wide selection of wines from the hotel ‘s own wine cellar. Rijeka airport is 15 mi / 24 km away.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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    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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