Istria by bike and boat

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Bike and boat tours, E-bike tours


8 days





Travel alone or with your loved ones, but with the support of a specialized guide. The perfect organization and safety in a single experience!

With group

Meet new people by starting with a group experience, always supported by an experienced guide throughout the journey!

2/5 Medium-Easy

Moderate-Easy, between 25 and 65 kilometers per day with an elevation gain between 150 and 300 meters.



The starting point is the same as the ending point, with overnight stays in different hotels and daily stages.


Day 1: Omišalj - Cres
Individual arrival in Omišalj, a charming pirate nest on the island of Krk. If you decide to arrive by car, we will be pleased to organize secure parking for your car for the whole week. If you arrive from Zagreb, we can also organize a transfer for you to the port of Omišalj. Check-in on board is possible from around 2 pm. Once settled in the cabins, we enjoy the first crossing towards Cres. If the weather is good, we stop for a swim in a beautiful bay and you can take a dip in the Adriatic Sea. Our destination is the island's namesake capital, where we spend the night. The Venetian-imprinted historical center of Cres, with its beautiful alleys and numerous churches, invites you to take a long evening walk.

Day 2: Cres- Pula (24 km)
After breakfast on board, the first task is to arrange the bikes in the idyllic port of Cres and take a first bike tour to the lighthouse. Later, we will make a longer crossing to Pula, at the southernmost tip of Istria, where a guided tour of the historic center awaits us. The secret capital of Istria greets us with impressive testimony of its Roman past. Take enough time for a long walk and explore the impressive ancient monuments, such as the famous amphitheater reminiscent of the Roman Colosseum, the Temple of Augustus and the Golden Gate.

Day 3: Pula - Vrsar (32 km)
In the morning we explore some picturesque places in and around Pula. Passing through Galizana, we head to Dignano and then proceed to the fishing village of Fazana before returning to Pula. Once in Pula, the boat takes us to Vrsar (Orsera) with the option for a swim break in the Limski Fjord. In Orsera, where you will spend the night, it is believed that Casanova, the heart-stealer, sought temporary refuge from the husbands of his lovers.

Day 4: Vrsar - Poreč (40 km)
From Orsera, we cycle along the Leme Channel to Kloštar, in the rural hinterland. During a longer break, we refresh ourselves with a local meal before continuing our tour towards Poreč. In the afternoon, strolling through the fascinating historic center with its splendid buildings from past eras, we encounter the colorful history of Poreč on every corner. The shopping alleys exude a real energy. A visit to the famous Euphrasian Basilica with its magnificent early Christian mosaics is also worthwhile.

Day 5: Poreč - Novigrad - Rovinj (66 km)
In the morning we follow the "Parenzana", an old railway line, that leads us to the famous artists' village of Grožnjan. This quaint artists' village is a medieval gem in the Istrian hinterland. It awaits us with romantic alleys, flower-decked squares and various galleries that have found a home in ancient natural stone houses. In the afternoon, we cross rural Istria passing through Buje to Novigrad, where we get back on board, with the possibility of a short break for swimming, before continuing to Rovinj for the overnight stay.

Day 6: Rovinj - Fažana – Rabac (30 km)
Our morning bike ride takes us close to the coast, mostly on natural forest paths, to Fažana, with its characteristic little harbor and seafront lined with colorful houses. Then, we continue to Pula, where our boat will take us on a longer crossing to Rabac. Here, located in a picturesque bay on the eastern coast of Istria, we can enjoy lovely white pebble beaches, clear waters and a beautiful harbor. Don't miss an evening cocktail in a local bar.

Day 7: Rabac – Njivice - Omišalj (43 km)
Early in the morning, we cross the island of Krk, where the last bike stage awaits us. The route will take us from Njivice to Omišalj. The largest island in Croatia - home to the delicious white wine Zlahtina - amazes with the variety of its landscapes. Don't miss the opportunity to cover yourself in mineral mud in the bay of Soline: not only will it rejuvenate you by ten years but it will also be a great memory of your holiday! Back at the port of Omišalj, our boat awaits us with a final delicious dinner on board, to be spent cheerfully in the company of fellow travelers, crew and guides.

Day 8: Omišalj
After breakfast, disembark by 9 am and end of services.
Return individually or extend your stay in Istria.

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✅ What is included in the trip?

  • Travel/Medical Insurance 24/24
  • Overnight stay and breakfast
  • Welcome briefing
  • GPS or navigation APP
  • English cycling guide
  • 8
  • day journey on a motor yacht with crew
  • 7 overnight stays in double cabin with shower/toilet
  • 2 full board and 5 half board
  • Guided tours in Pula and Rovinj
  • Bed linen and towels

❌ What is not included?

  • Luggage transfer
  • Local telephone assistance 7/7
  • Transfers not listed as "Included"
  • City tax
  • Tips
  • Journey to/from the starting point of the tour
  • Meals and drinks not listed as "Included"
  • Bike rental
  • Extras
  • Entrance fees, ferries and anything not listed as "Included"
  • Detailed description and maps of the itinerary

💸 Cancellation fees

  • Time Range
  • Full refund
  • More 60 days of departure
  • 80%
  • From 59 to 60 days before departure
  • 60%
  • From 30 to 59 days before departure
  • 30%
  • From 20 to 30 days before departure
  • 20%
  • From 10 to 20 days before departure
  • 10%

Istria by bike and boat

  • Because discovering Istria by bike and boat, alternating active holiday with relaxation, will make you fall in love with the Adriatic Sea like never before
  • To visit the magnificent Roman ruins of Pula, such as the amphitheater, the best preserved and most famous outside of Italy
  • To cycle immersed in nature along the Leme Channel, a karst valley submerged by the sea, a protected area due to its particular geomorphological feature and the uniqueness of its landscapes
  • To descend to a depth of 60 meters underground and discover the enchanted world of the Beredine Cave, strolling among magnificently lit stalactites and stalagmites
  • To walk accompanied by the sound of pianos, guitars, violins and cellos that pervades the streets of the village of Grisignana, City of Artists, populated since the 60s by actors, painters, musicians, sculptors and full of art galleries and events
  • To explore the wonderful historic centers of Porec and Rovinj, small treasure boxes overlooking the sea of Istria
  • To live a rich and unforgettable holiday discovering Croatia by bike and boat, cycling and sailing along the most beautiful coasts of Istria, a meeting point between Central Europe and the Mediterranean, a region rich in history, art, culture, crystal clear sea and unspoiled nature

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