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Along the beach of the Adriatic, from Italy to Slovenia and Croatia

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travel code
ITA 08
Duration
8 days / 7 nights
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Three countries in one week: This is a spectacular journey through historic cities and stretches of sea, through Italy, Slovenia and Croatia. The starting point of this cycle tour along the Adriatic Sea is the lagoon city of Venice. Past the classic beach holiday resorts of Jesolo and Caorle, where there is always the opportunity for a refreshing swim. That's why you shouldn't forget your bathing suit on this bike tour. But there is also a lot to discover away from these beaches: the interior of Friuli-Venezia Giulia hides countless corners of a very special charm. Medieval fortified towns, Roman excavations, the typical Italian piazzas and buildings shaped by Venetian influences make the visitor forget space and time. While on one side the Adriatic Sea stretches quietly and calmly, on the other side the Julian Alps rise majestically. The tour ends in Croatia on the Istrian peninsula. You can return to Venice by boat.

Overview of your benefits
  • Good value for money
  • Tour incl. hotels and luggage transport
  • Extensive route booklet & GPS data
  • Top brand rental bikes bookable
  • Over 30 years of experience

Individual arrival at the starting hotel on the mainland of Venice (Mestre). The "Serenissima" with all its
Magnificent buildings invite you to a first visit. The lagoon city of Venice is very well served by public transport
Accessible by public transport (bus stop near the hotel or train connection).

Overnight place: Mestre (Venice)

Today you have the choice to cycle either along the dam and the lagoon to Venice or through the hinterland along the river Sile to get to Jesolo/Caorle. Bike the first few kilometers into the lagoon city, then take the ferry to Punta Sabbioni (ticket not included in package price). Numerous fishing boats and souvenir stands line the way to the endless bathing beaches on the Litorale di Cavallino - a tongue of land in the north-west of the lagoon. Before you leave Venice through the "back entrance", you still have the opportunity to make a detour to the lighthouse at the extreme end of the island. One last time your gaze wanders over the lagoon city and its islands. On the way to Jesolo you can hardly resist the opportunity to take a refreshing dip in the cool water. If you choose the inland alternative, drive along the Sile River. Precisely because the natural river always carries a constant amount of water and flows calmly, the name of this river was derived from the Latin "silet", which means something like "silence, be quiet". Passing the ruins of the Torre Caligo, a medieval tower that stands near the Caligo canal of the same name, you arrive directly in Jesolo.

Overnight place: Jesolo/Caorle

Along the coast and past the last fisherman's huts you first reach Caorle, a small bathing resort. Now it's time to say goodbye to the sea, the mainland sets the direction and the Julian Alps appear on the horizon. At the height of the Venetian Republic, inland Portogruaro was an important river port of the "Serenissima". Even today, many claim that Portogruaro is perhaps the most “Venetian” town inland. And they are probably not entirely wrong if you look at the many magnificent buildings and palaces, which are characterized by Venetian elements.

Overnight place: Concordia Sagittaria/Portogruaro

There is also a lot to discover away from the beaches on the Adriatic: Roman ruins, ancient churches and lonely landscapes on the edge of the lagoon. From Marano Lagunare you take the ship to just before Aquileia, once a large city of the Roman Empire. Excavations of the Roman city can be visited in the outdoor area and in two museums.

Overnight place: Grado/Aquileia

At the beginning of today's stage you cycle through the hinterland of Trieste into a barren rocky landscape traversed by caves, before you return to the sea, to a coastal area of ​​unique beauty. Where the karst plateau plunges into the deep blue waters and the white cliffs rise vertically to the sky over the sea, follow the coastal road through evocative towns such as Duino, Sistiana, Miramare and Barcola. Take the time to visit the romantic Miramare Castle overlooking the Bay of Grignano, immersed in a beautiful park where more than 2000 species of plants flourish. The city of the same name rises above the Gulf of Trieste, once the port metropolis of the Habsburg Empire, where you will spend the evening.

Overnight place: Triest

After just a few kilometers it's time to say goodbye to Italy today. In Slovenia you cycle mainly on cycle paths through well-known seaside resorts such as Koper (Capodistria) and Izola (Isola d'Istria) to Piran (Pirano) or Portorož (Portorose), a health resort on the Slovenian Riviera. The slightly longer version of this stage leads through the “Val Rosandra” valley in the hinterland.

*on your own, ticket NOT included.

Overnight place: Piran/Portoroz

You cycle past the Sečovlje salt marshes, where sea salt is produced through natural evaporation over huge areas, and cross the border into Croatia. We continue through the Croatian part of Istria, the largest peninsula in the Adriatic, in slightly hilly terrain to Poreč, the most important coastal town on the west coast of Istria. The Euphrasian Basilica, which has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage list, is a must-see.

Overnight place: Porec

Departure on your own. It is possible to stay in Poreč to extend.

Overnight place: Porec

  • 7 nights in the booked category, including breakfast
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • 7-day service hotline
  • 1x per room travel documents
  • Information talk (video briefing)
  • Boat trip on the 4th day
  • GPS data on request

Basic price in € per person

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Double room including breakfast Cat. I/Cat. II
17.04.2024 - 17.04.2024 699,00 €
18.04.2024 - 24.05.2024 785,00 €
25.05.2024 - 11.09.2024 886,00 €
12.09.2024 - 27.09.2024 785,00 €
28.09.2024 - 29.09.2024 699,00 €
Single room including breakfast Cat. I/Cat. II
17.04.2024 - 17.04.2024 924,00 €
18.04.2024 - 24.05.2024 1.010,00 €
25.05.2024 - 11.09.2024 1.111,00 €
12.09.2024 - 27.09.2024 1.010,00 €
28.09.2024 - 29.09.2024 924,00 €

Rental bikes

  • Rental bike with luggage bag: 99,00 €
  • Rental bike TOP: 169,00 €
  • Electric rental bike with luggage bag: 249,00 €

Mestre (Venice)

Room price per person Cat. I/Cat. II
Doppelzimmer inkl. Frühstück 89,00 €
Einzelzimmer inkl. Frühstück 118,00 €

Porec

Room price per person Cat. I/Cat. II
Doppelzimmer inkl. Frühstück 89,00 €
Einzelzimmer inkl. Frühstück 128,00 €

4,5 / 5 stars (2 verified reviews)

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Amazing experience on wiry donkeys

We waren the ones with the smiling faces and the warm jackets. It could hardly have been nicer for us: As the second group, we cycled the route at the start of the season. At the start of the trip, our travel guide Anthony not only provided us with route folders but also with optimal and useful tips. So the trip had a very individual component from the start. The adventure could begin. In a way, we had booked an angel who was there to help and advise us. With 3 different types of orientation, signage, app and map waren we are consistently on the right paths. The route rewards you again and again with fantastic views and many things typical of the respective region. Cyclists are very welcome in the hotels, including a warm welcome and interest in the day's stage. Being admired immediately strengthens your limbs. The length of the daily stages can very quickly be adapted to the respective possibilities. Certainly not our last adventure with the bike!
- Franz Thomas


Anonymous review

The route is sometimes very demanding due to the many gravel roads. These often have a lot of loose gravel. Furthermore, part of the route on the last stage is hardly manageable with a normal bike (very rocky, washed out, bumpy, lots of stones). We strongly recommend using an e-bike! My three passengers had no problems with the e-bike, but with the normal bike it was much more difficult. My recommendation: There should be a note in your catalog that an e-bike is recommended due to the sometimes difficult route!
-Thomas T.

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Reisecode
ITA 08

Along the beach of the Adriatic, from Italy to Slovenia and Croatia

Duration
8 days
Overnight stays
7 nights
Overnight stays
about 255 - 430 km

Every Wednesday and Saturday from April 17.04th. until September 28.09.2024th, 31.07 (blocked dates: July 27.08.2024st - August 5th, ; special dates possible for people or more)

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Basic price in € per person * 2024 Cat. I/Cat. II
Double room including breakfast From €699
Single room including breakfast From €924

Attention: This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

Train:

  • at Mestre train station
  • from Poreč train station

Parking:

  • Hotel parking spaces (no guarantee, no advance reservation possible, payable on site)
  • public parking garages/parking spaces free of charge/chargeable (information without guarantee, subject to availability, no advance reservation possible, payable on site)

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You can easily find a large overview of parking spaces on the external website www.parkopedia.de . view

Rooms with shower/toilet or bath/toilet

Category I/II: Accommodation in 3-star or 4-star hotels

 

Not included: Cultural tax, bed tax, arrival and departure, transfers, excursions, entrance and sightseeing fees, city maps, ferry fees, insurance, tips and personal expenses

This trip/s is/are not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

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Not included in the price: Cultural development tax, bed tax, arrival and departure, transfers, excursions, entrance and sightseeing fees, city maps, ferry fees, insurance, tips and personal expenses.
This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Maps presented are for illustrative purposes only and do not reflect geographical reality.

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