• the Portogruaro palaces
  • Eufrasian Basilica (UNESCO site)
  • Roman excavations in Aquileia
8 Days
7 Nights
310 Total kms
44.285714285714 km/day (avg)
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Three countries in one week between Italy, Slovenia and Croatia. The history of the ancient Republic of Venice, the so called "Serenissima" Republic, provides the background to the entire trip. From the wonderful Venice, you will cycle through the beaches on the coastline up to the plain of Friuli and then continue with the fascinating town of Trieste, finishing with the beautiful Istrian coast, a sight which is truly to be treasured.

Tour Route

Day
1
Independent arrival
to
Mestre/Venice

Individual arrival in Mestre (the mainland of Venice).

Day
2
Mestre
to
Jesolo/Caorle/coast

After a few kilometres by bike, you take the ferry and then the vaporetto, passing in front of Piazza San Marco. Then you will reach Punta Sabbioni, the furthest south area of the Adriatic coast, which is north of Venice. From here you cycle along the stunning seacoast, with various opportunities for a refreshing swim in the sea. The overnight will be in one of the places along this famous coastline.

40km
Day
3
Jesolo/Caorle/coast
to
Portogruaro

Leaving the sea behind you, you will head north towards the Julian Alps. You will be passing through an area with a multitude of "Valli da pesca" (stretches of lagoon enclosed by earthen dikes where extensive fish farming is practised) and "casoni" (constructions used by fishermen in the past during the fishing season). Afterwards you will go to the town of Portogruaro, one of the main centres in the period of the "Serenissima Republic of Venice", which is still impressive even today with its glorious "Palazzi" or "palaces".

40km
Day
4
Portogruaro
to
Aquileia

The trip can be shortened of 20 by taking a train from Portogruaro to Latisana. You will spend the day between the region of Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, passing through an area abundant in water and history, among rivers, canals and ancient Roman towns. Your destination will be Aquileia, with its Roman excavations, or Palmanova, named "the starry city" because from above the town resembles a 9-pointed star.

60km
Day
5
Palmanova/Aquileia
to
Trieste

The trip can be shortened of 30 by taking a train at the end of the stage from Monfalcone to Trieste. You will once again head towards the sea: the gulf of Trieste awaits you, with many possible stops along the way, such as Duino with its two castles, Sistiana with its characteristic bay and Miramare with its famous white castle built according to the wishes of Maximilan of Augsburg, situated in a beautiful park of more than 20 hectares in size. Just a few kilometres lie between you and Trieste, the ancient port of the Asburgic Empire, which has much to offer as regards attractions and history.

70km
Day
6
Trieste
to
Portorož

After a few kilometres you will cross over into Slovenia, often cycling along cycle paths through famous holiday resorts such as Koper, first for a long period a Venetian and then Austrian town, and Piran, another important town which was ruled over for a long time by Venice. You then finally arrive in Portorož, a town renowned for its spa and bathing facilities.

45km
Day
7
Portorož
to
Porec

Cycling southwards, you will pass through the salt mines of Secovlje, a large Slovenian town which is a key area as regards ornithology. Somes later you will cross the Croatian border down along Istria, the Adriatic sea's largest peninsula. In the end you will reach Porec, the tourism capital of Croatia, with its Eufrasian Basilica, which was declared Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO in 1997.

55km
Day
8
Porec
to
Independent departure

After breakfast, end of services. Pssibility to book extra nights in Porec or return to Venice by boat (option).

FAQs

    • 7-nights hotel accommodation
    • Breakfast buffet
    • Welcome briefing in English
    • Luggage transportation
    • Roadbook + Maps
    • Ferry transfer on day 2 (bike not included. Except departure of 15.07.2017, when the ferry boat transfer will be replaced by a private transfer.
    • 7-days Hotline service
    • Local taxes (approx. 10-15 €)
    • Train transfers
  • Citybikes are available in various sizes in unisex/women's or men's models. At the moment of booking, you can choose from the following bikes:
    City bike 27-gear Shimano Deore
    City bike 7-gear Shimano Nexus with back-pedal brake
    Racing bike 27-gear Shimano Tiagra
    Electric bike
    Tandem

    Features:
    aluminium frame
    mudguard
    rack
    comfort gel saddle
    anti-puncture Schwalbe tyres

    Accessories:
    1 cycle computer
    1 Ortlieb one-sided saddlebag
    1 front bar bag or 1 map holder
    a water bottle (0.75 l)
    1 repair kit per room (which includes 1 spare inner tube, glue, patch, a pump, 2 allen keys and tyre levers)
    1 combination bike lock

  • Accommodation and meals
    We personally choose all the hotels mindful of your comfort as well as the proximity to cycling paths and any relevant local sites. The hotels of this tour are:
    Category A: 3* hotels (sometimes a few 4* hotels)

    All rooms have en suite facilities. There may be some cases of accommodation without air conditioning.
    This is a very popular area for tourism so we have a range of hotels that we use. On some days this may alter the distances you cycle and the towns you sleep in. However, the route notes give full descriptions of all the routes and where a route may be longer or shorter on one day, the distance will be adjusted the following day so you will still cover the same route.

    When you book the tour please specify the type of room requested:
    - double room is a room with one double bed
    - twin room is a room with two single beds
    - triple room is usually a room with one double bed and a single bed or a rollaway

  • Mestre is connected with the following airports:
    Venezia: 10, Treviso: 35, Verona 120 Km, Trieste 120.

  • In Mestre you will meet our representative who:
    - will present you the tour
    - will deliver you the bikes
    - will be at your disposal (about 30 minutes) for any questions you may have.
    The exact time and place of the meeting will be specified in the Final Tour Details. We kindly ask you to advise if you cannot attend the meeting.

    For the whole duration of your bike tour, you can contact us:
    - office +39 0444 330724 from Monday to Friday 8:30-13:00 and 15:00-18:30
    - emergency phone number every day 8:00-20:00. The number will be specified in the Final Tour Details.

Prices

Low Season
06
Apr
13
Apr

Mid Season
07
Apr
12
May

High Season
18
May
07
Jul

High Season
17
Aug
08
Sep

Mid Season
14
Sep
22
Sep

Low Season
28
Sep
05
Oct

Self Guided / per person
Standard Adult Double €520€620€670€670€620€520
Adult Triple €420€520€570€570€520€420
Adult Single €700€800€850€850€800€700
Premium Adult Double €590€690€740€740€690€590
Adult Triple €460€560€610€610€560€460
Adult Single €820€920€970€970€920€820

Notes
Departures: Saturdays 6.04-13.07 and 17.08-28.09.2019 and additionally Sundays 12.05-7.07.2019 and 1.09-22.09.2019 | Special departure dates for at least 5 people.











Extras

Bike rental €80
e-Bike rental €190
Departure transfer €65
Extra Nights Available / shared y
Extra Nights Available / single y

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