Trieste - Pula, 8-days

Trieste - Pula, 8-day-tour

Cycling holiday in sunny Istria...

The former important harbour city Trieste is the departure point of your cycling tour. After a few kilometres you leave Italy and arrive in Slovenia and later on in Croatia. Enjoy your cycling holiday on Istria, the picturesque peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea. Allow picturesque fishing villages, small towns on karstic hills and vineyards to captivate you.

Included services

  • Accommodation in the advertised accommodation
  • Breakfast (mostly buffet)
  • Luggage transport
  • Personal tour information
  • Best prepared travel documents
  • GPS-data on request
  • 7-day-service-hotline
Travel days

1. Day: arrival - Trieste

Individual arrival to Trieste.

2. Day: Trieste - Piran/Portorož (approx. 65 km)

You cycle via the Val Rosandra valley to Muggia. After a few kilometres you will then leave Italy and cycle through known Slovenian bathing places such as Koper and Izola to Piran/Portorož. You can also shorten the stage by taking a ship ride from Trieste to Muggia (on your own).

You can also shorten the stage from Trieste to Muggia by ship for about 30 km (on your own).

3. Day: Piran/Portorož - Umag/Novigrad (approx. 35 - 60 km)

Passing by the salt marshes of Sečovlje, you travel to Croatia and further to Umag or to Novigrad. 

4. Day: Umag/Novigrad - Poreč (approx. 20 - 40 km)

Today you cycle into the most important coastal city on the west coast of Istria. The Euphrasius-Basilica (UNESCO world heritage) is definitely a sight worth seeing, as well as the place itself.

5. Day: Day off Poreč - (Day off or approx. 35 km)

It’s your choice today: Enjoy a day of swimming in the Mediterranean Sea or take a boat ride to the Brijuni-Islands (consist of a total of 12 smaller islands) or to the fjord-like Limski-canal. It is also possible to go on an exploration tour into the outback of Poreč.

6. Day: Poreč - Rovinj (approx. 55 km)

The high bell tower of the Euphemia church can be seen from afar on the way to today’s stage destination Rovinj. You can also take a short side-trip to the Zlatni rt peninsula (golden point). Here there is a protected parking complex.

7. Day: Rovinj - Pula (approx. 45 - 55 km)

You travel on the south western point of the Istrian peninsula. Pula is not only the oldest city in Istria, but also the region’s economic and cultural centre.

8. Day: Pula - departure

Individual departure or extension.



This is a relatively simple, slightly hilly tour. Only the routes from Trieste to Piran/Portorož and the stage to Rovinj are a little more challenging. You cycle mainly on paved side-streets and cycle paths with little traffic. A little more traffic needs to be expected at city entrances and exits.

Total length: approx. 220 - 310 kilometres

level of difficulty: 2


Exclusive services

  • Rental bike (21-gear-touring bike with free-wheel) + 1 luggage bag
  • E-bike + 1 luggage bag
  • Bus transfer Pula - Trieste:
    wednesdays and saturdays mornings, duration approx. 2 - 3 hours, incl. bike
    --> Transfer also on other days with 4 people onwards on request

Additional information

  • ATTENTION: Start not possible from the 01.08. to 22.08.!
  • Extra dates with 5 people onwards on request
  • Possible local tax payable on-site
  • Parking and arrival information
    Airport: Trieste (TRS), Pula (PUY)
    Railway Station: Trieste, arrival hotels in approx. 2 - 2,5 km distance
    Parking: Partly private parking spaces/garages at the arrival hotels but with limited availability; reservation not possible.
    Alternatively public parking garages (Trieste Parcheggio, Parcheggio Silos, Parking Hangarage or Parcheggio Molo IV)
Prices / Dates
Category 3- and 4-stars

Accommodation in hotels with cat. 3- and 4-stars

Price per person

Current discounts
Early booking bonus 5 % 5%
Base price
3- and 4-stars
Single room € 767,--
Double room € 598,--
Triple room € 598,--
Quadruple room € 598,--
3- and 4-stars
Seasonal supplement
05.04.2020 - 19.06.2020
€ 100,--
Seasonal supplement
20.06.2020 - 12.09.2020
€ 179,--
Seasonal supplement
13.09.2020 - 16.10.2020
€ 100,--
3- and 4-stars
E-bike + 1 luggage bag € 169,--
Rental bike (21-gear-touring bike with free-wheel) + 1 luggage bag € 79,--
3- and 4-stars
Bus transfer Pula - Trieste

wednesdays and waturdays mornings, duration approx. 2 - 3 hours, incl. bike
--> Transfer also on other days with 4 people onwards on request

€ 69,--
Additional nights
3- and 4-stars
Double room Single room
Trieste € 79,-- € 114,--
Pula € 69,-- € 104,--

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