Croatia's Istrian peninsula offers the perfect setting for a cycling holiday, linking historic towns, beautiful coastline and pretty inland villages with trails through green hills and lush fields, vineyards and olive groves. Our route will stop in the town of Rovinj, known as the 'little Venice' of Croatia, and Porec, famed for the stunning Byzantine mosaics housed in the UNESCO Euphrasian Basilica. Our trip ends in Slovenia with a ride around Postojna and the chance to visit the famous stalactite cave; before we head on to the vibrant capital of Ljubljana.
Countries visited: Croatia, Slovenia
Fly to Ljubljana; transfer to Novigrad.
Cycle on the Parenzana bike route north to Groznjan; before heading back along the coast to Novigrad.
Ride to Porec to visit the Euphrasian Basilica, a UNESCO world heritage site; return to Novigrad via pretty Istrian villages.
Transfer to Porec where we start our ride; cycle via Lim Bay, a 35km long channel in to the heart of Istria, to Rovinj - known as the Venice of Croatia.
Explore the St Euphemia Trail through Rovinjsko Selo; enjoy the view of Figarola, an island off the coast; return to Rovinj.
Cycle down the coast to Pula; visit the amphitheatre; transfer to Postojna, Slovenia.
Ride around Postojna area; option to go down in to Postojna cave; transfer to Ljubljana with time to explore Slovenia's vibrant capital this evening and in the morning.
Transfer to airport; fly to London.