Italy to Slovenia to Croatia

From Venice to Porec along the Mediterranean through Italy, Slovenia & Croatia.
  1. 1 Independent arrival Mestre/Venice

    Individual arrival in Mestre (the mainland of Venice).

  2. 2 Mestre 40/65 km 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.

  3. 3 Jesolo/Caorle/coast 40/65 km 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".

  4. 4 Portogruaro 60/70 km Aquileia

    The trip can be shortened of 20 km 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.

  5. 5 Palmanova/Aquileia 70 or 60 km Trieste

    The trip can be shortened of 30 km 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.

  6. 6 Trieste 45 km 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.

  7. 7 Portorož 55 km Porec

    Cycling southwards, you will pass through the salt mines of Secovlje, a large Slovenian town which is a key area as regards ornithology. Some kms 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.

  8. 8 Porec Independent departure

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

Tour type

self-guided

 Departures

SA 8.04-15.07 and 19.08-30.09.2017 and additionally SU 14.05-9.07.2017
Special departure dates for at least 5 people.

 Seasons

Season 1: 8.04 and 30.09.2017
Season 2: 9.04-19.05 and 16.09-29.09.2017
Season 3: 20.05-15.07 and 19.08-15.09.2017

 Price per person

520 € in double room, Cat. B

590 € in double room, Cat. A

 

Included

  • 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

Not included:

  • Local taxes (approx. 10-15 €)
  • Train transfers
  • Everything not mentioned in the section “included"

Supplements

198 € single room
90/70 € season 2 (Cat B/A)
150/130 € season 3 (Cat B/A)
75 € hybrid bike
170 € Electro-bike 
15 € helmet
65/85 € transfer by boat Porec-Venice (+10 € for own bikes)

Extra nights in double/single room with breakfast:
65/85 € in Mestre or Pore?
from 90/150 € in Venice

 Reductions

100 € 3rd person in room

Departures 2017

SA 8.04-15.07 and 19.08-30.09.2017 and additionally SU 14.05-9.07.2017
Special departure dates for at least 5 people.

Seasons

Season 1: 8.04 and 30.09.2017
Season 2: 9.04-19.05 and 16.09-29.09.2017
Season 3: 20.05-15.07 and 19.08-15.09.2017

  1. Bikes Venice to Porec

    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

  2. Meeting Venice to Porec

    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.

  3. Accommodation Venice to Porec

    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

  4. Arrival Venice to Porec

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

Personalised tours are available for groups of 4 or more riders. You may like to add extra days, choose a different arrival day, modify the itinerary.

Please contact us if you would like to personalise this tour.