Discovery of Istria, from Trieste to Pula

from 1 050 € / pers.
/ 5 testimonials
Reference : CRO1
7 days / 5 days riding
Difficulty : Moderate
Linear trip
From March to October
Departure: daily
Electric bike rental possible > Book this trip

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Your bike tour from Trieste to Pula

This tour starts in Italy, in the beautiful city of Trieste. You’ll then follow the Slovenian coast to Croatia, where you’ll discover the Istrian peninsula. Pass through beautiful historic towns and picturesque fishing villages, and discover the history and culture of this unspoilt region. Take time to enjoy the region’s culinary specialties and admire the vineyards and olive groves along the way.

Day 1 : Arrival at Trieste / Muggia

Arrival in Trieste and check in your hotel. Spend the day exploring Trieste and Muggia.

Day 2 : Trieste / Muggia – Kaldanija / Volpia | 60 km

After breakfast, you begin your cycling adventure through 3 countries (Italy, Slovenia and Croatia), starting with the legendary Parenzana route. This is the old railway line, which crosses the Istrian peninsula and connects 33 Istrian towns and villages from Trieste to Poreč. Although it was unused for several decades, the three countries decided a few years ago to launch the “Path of Health and Friendship” project and transformed an old railroad line into a cycle path.
You first enter Slovenia, riding along the cycle path that passes through the towns of Koper, Izola and Piran, an important city that was long ruled by Venice. Riding south, you pass through the Secovlje salt flats, an important area for birdwatching. A few kilometers further on, you cross the Croatian border and head for Buje and the surrounding area.

Day 3 : Kaldanija / Volpia – Novigrad | 40 km

After breakfast, start your day with a cycling tour through the beautiful rolling countryside and vineyards of Istria. It’s easy to see why the region is also known as the Tuscany of Croatia. Stop off in the charming medieval town of Groznjan, famous for its many art and music festivals, galleries and more. Then head down to the coast to the beautiful medieval town of Novigrad.

Day 4 : Novigrad - Poreč | 25 km

Today you head for Poreč. Start by pedaling along the coast and its beautiful bays, where you can enjoy breathtaking Mediterranean scenery, with vineyards and verdant olive groves. In the afternoon, you arrive in Poreč. Take time to discover the city’s cultural wealth: the ancient Roman Forum, the famous Euphrasian Basilica with its mosaics, the palaces of the city’s nobility and the fortifications.

Day 5 : Poreč – Rovinj | 45 km

Lodging along the coast, you arrive in Vrsar, a picturesque and romantic hilltop fishing village, where the famous Casanova stayed. The bike ride continues through a magical forest with panoramic views over the landscapes of the Gulf of Lima. The area is still home to many legends and mysteries, based on historical events. Finish your day’s cycling in Rovinj: a typical Mediterranean seaside resort that will enchant you with its beauty. The old town boasts many magnificent palaces dating from different historical periods, most of which are now art galleries or studios. At the top of the hill stands the Baroque church of Saint Euphemia, the city’s largest monument, with a magnificent view over the Mediterranean.

Day 6 : Rovinj - Pula | 50 km

On this last day of hiking, you set off in the direction of Pula. You pass through the Palud ornithological reserve and its rich birdlife. You then reach Fažana on the coast, well protected by the Brijuni National Park and surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. In the afternoon, you arrive in Pula, set on seven hills and boasting a magnificent amphitheatre similar to that of the Romans. Pula is Istria’s largest city, with numerous cultural and artistic monuments such as the Arch of Triumph of Sergius (1st century BC), the famous Arena and the Roman amphitheatre (1st century BC).

Day 7 : Departure during the day

Select your category

standard category
Reference: CRO1 STD
superior category
Reference: CRO1 SUP
Low season
  • from March 1st to May 31st
    from October 1st to 31st
  • Departure: daily
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 190 € / pers.
290 € / pers.*
1 390 € / pers.
290 € / pers.*
4 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 050 € / pers.
290 € / pers.*
1 260 € / pers.
290 € / pers.*
Mid season
  • from June 1st to 30th
    from September 1st to 30th
  • Departure: daily
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 250 € / pers.
290 € / pers.*
1 450 € / pers.
290 € / pers.*
4 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 110 € / pers.
290 € / pers.*
1 290 € / pers.
290 € / pers.*
High season
  • from July 1st to August 31st
  • Departure: daily
2 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 290 € / pers.
290 € / pers.*
1 490 € / pers.
290 € / pers.*
4 persons basis :(price per person)
* Single supplement
1 150 € / pers.
290 € / pers.*
1 340 € / pers.
290 € / pers.*

Category's details

Including :

• 6 nights with breakfasts (accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
• Luggage transport during the bike stages
• Equipped cycle rental for 5 days
• Welcome meeting with our local partner (only with bike rental)
• 1 travel folder (per room) including colour maps
• A personalized navigation app showing points of interest along the route
• Hotline 7 days a week

Not including :

• Dinners / Lunches / Drinks
• Tickets to attractions, tours of attractions, tasting
• Optional insurances (Cancellation Insurance OR Tranquility Insurance)
• Single room supplement (6 nights included)
• Transfer from Pula to Trieste / Muggia and personal bike repatriation
• City and visitor taxes

According to the category(price per person)

standard category
Reference: CRO1 STD
superior category
Reference: CRO1 SUP
Extra night in Trieste / Muggia
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 70 € / pers.
+ 35 € / pers.*
Extra night in Pula
(accommodation in a two-person bedroom)
* Single supplement
Any season
+ 70 € / pers.
+ 35 € / pers.*


• Bike discount
If you bring your own bike.
-100 € / pers.
• E-bike supplement
+ 130 € / pers.
• 'Solo' supplement
(in the case of a single person per booking)
+ 500 € / pers.

Your cycle hire

VTC SCOTT Sub Cross 20 or similar

Men’s or women’s frame

Per bike :

  • 1 rear bag
    1 repair kit
    1 lock
    1 pump
    1 helmet
Possibility to rent an electric assistance bike :
SCOTT Sub Cross electric bike 30 or similar

Unisex frame

Per bike :

  • 1 rear bag
  • 1 repair kit
  • 1 anti-theft device
  • 1 pump
  • 1 helmet
Useful information

Bikes will be available at your first accommodation on day 2 at 9:00 am (day of the first bike stage).
Leave your rental bikes at your hotel by 6.00 pm on day 6. We will then take care of returning them to you.

> Your route
> How to arrive at Trieste/Muggia
> Your return

Your route

The first day of hiking (Day 2) is the most difficult. It is possible to cut the stage in 2 by spending 1 night in Slovenia. On request – please contact us.
The other daily distances are very reasonable. Some changes in altitude are to be expected. But this tour is accessible to everyone with a little exercise.
You’ll be riding mainly on cycle paths, tracks and small roads.
Beware: summer heat can make some stages difficult.

How to arrive at Trieste/Muggia

By car:
In order to plan your journey, we recommend that you obtain information about your itinerary from the websites.

If you wish to leave your car at the first accommodation, private parking is available (€10/day, to be reserved and paid directly on site on arrival).

By train :
Paris – Venice (night train) – change for Trieste

For further information, visit the website:

By plane:
Trieste airport

Your return

Return transfers from Pula to Muggia can be organized by RandoVélo. With supplement / Please contact us.

By plane :
Pula airport

Trip overall rating : / 5 testimonials

travel date: 31 July 2022.
" Très belle randonnée "

Très belle randonnée le long d’une côte qui reste sauvage à de nombreux endroits, pour l’essentiel sur chemins/routes en site propre

travel date: 17 May 2022.
" Un beau parcours. "

Un beau parcours varié le plus souvent au bord de la mer. Parfait pour découvrir les paysages de l’Istrie

travel date: 12 October 2019.
" Qualité de l’organisation logistique "

Nous avons apprécié la diversité des itinéraires proposés en Europe par Randovelo – en Autriche , Allemagne et Croatie – et la qualité de l’organisation logistique.

travel date: 29 September 2019.
" Excellente organisation "

Excellente organisation, vélos électriques loués de qualité, hébergements et transferts des bagages au top tout au long de notre périple sur la Côte d’Istrie. Un grand merci à tous et au plaisir de vous retrouver pour nos prochaines vacances

travel date: 12 July 2019.
" Fantastic vacation "

It was absolutely fantastic vacation. Just enough biking to move but enough free time to enjoy the absolutely fantastic layovers.