Day by Day Itinerary

Croatia: The Istrian Peninsula


Countries   Croatia
Tour Length   8 days
Dates Of Tour   Sunday, May 18, 2014
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014
(Self-guided adventures can be requested any time. Best Months: May to October.)
Type of Tour Road (Guided, Self-Guided)
Price $2,955 (Self-Guided - US $2245)
 
 
GROUP MAKE-UP
Family Friendly
Age of Participants Mixed
Gender Basis Mixed
# of Participants (max) 12
Language English
 
SUPPORT LEVEL
Sleeping Accommodations   
Luggage Support
Sag Wagon Along the Way
Meals Provided Full board
 
TRIP DIFFICULTY
Total Trip Mileage    185 Miles
Average Daily Mileage    31 Miles Per Day
Longest Single Day 35 Miles
Overall Difficulty Rating   Beginner, Intermediate
 
 
COSTS
Cost of Trip without Airfare per person  $2,955
Single Supplement $465
 
 
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • 8 days
  • 7 nights
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 6 picnic lunches
  • 4 dinners
  • snacks
  • guide & van support
  • tranfers to and from Ljubljana
  • maps & route notes
  • luggage handling
  • taxes
 
   
TRIP DESCRIPTION

With its sublime stretch of Adriatic coast, Croatia has long been regarded as one of the most beautiful parts of Europe. In recent history, civil war kept it isolated, but since declaring independence and joining the EU, it has rapidly become a popular place to visit, and we urge you to do so now, before its Riviera, which rivals those of nearby France and Italy for natural beauty, becomes changed. We have chosen the less-traveled, heart-shaped, northern peninsula of Istria, for its quiet roads, and hilltop villages boasting incredible views of the azure sea below.

This is a surprising corner of Europe, and an amazing place to explore by bike, with attractions that exceed the simple beauty and cleanliness of the landscape. You will eat truffles, discover fine wines, and be nourished by abundant seafood. You will swim in warm Adriatic waters, ride through quiet hills, enjoy photogenic and mind-expanding views, and rest in sumptuous surroundings after dining well on unique regional cuisine. We look forward to sharing it all with you!

 
 
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
Day 1   Meet and Greet
Day 2   43km/27miles.
Day 3   45km/28miles.
Day 4   46km/29 miles.
Day 5   40km/25miles.
Day 6   56km/35miles.
Day 7   49km/31miles.
Day 8   Farewell
 
OPTIONS
Countries Visited  
  • Croatia
    • Istria
Cities Visited   Ljubljana, Motovun, Rovinj,
 
 
SPECIAL OFFERS
Discounts for Referals

If you have been on tour with us in the last 3 years, you will receive a 5% discount as a returning guest. In addition, if you have referred new customers to us since your last Freewheeling Adventure, you are entitled to a reduced cost. Each new guest who mentioned you as a referrer will save you $125 off your next trip.


 
 
SELF-GUIDED TRIPS

• Cost: US $2245 (per person, includes 8 days, 7 nights, 7 breakfasts, maps & route notes, luggage transfers, your transfers to and from Ljubljana, taxes)
• Self-guided adventures can be requested any time. Best Months: May to October.

 
BIKE RENTAL

Hybrid: $225

 
ROUTE NOTES

Hilly riding on paved roads, with some short gravel sections. This is like Tuscany, but less developed, with simpler infrastructure. Racing cyclists love to train here!

 
TOUR SUPPLIER
Company Name Freewheeling Adventures
Country     Canada
 
 
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