Istria is the largest peninsula on the northern Adriatic. Located between Kvarner Bay and the Gulf of Trieste, Istria is an oasis of superlatives. On the 445 km of coastline there are numerous dream-like beaches and fabulous bathing bays while the fertile inland, with its characteristic medieval hilltop villages, is often reminiscent of Tuscany. Additionally, with more than 2,300 hours of sunshine per year a holiday feeling and pure relaxation is assured.
The holiday region Istria has many names: known as the “Heart of Europe” – an allusion to its shape -as well as the “Green Oasis” due to the luscious pine forests, the green meadows and fields, vineyards and olive groves which alternate in the varied landscape at the foot of the Alps. The peninsula ranks amongst the most important areas for finding the coveted white truffle and the local delicacies are correspondingly delicious and unmistakable in taste.
The Istrian peninsula is as if made for cyclists! Discover the nature park around the Učka massif by bike, at an altitude of 1,396 metres, with breath-taking views as your reward. Live your passion for bike racing to the full through the hilly inland. Taste local specialities in Motovun – the truffle capital of Istria. Stroll through Pula, Istria’s largest and oldest city and explore its famous amphitheatre. Visit the UNESCO-protected Euphrasia Basilica in Porec and be enchanted by the flair of the city. Cycle to one of the most beautiful cities in Croatia: the idyllic small town of Rovinj on the west coast of Istria. Let yourself be fascinated by the dreamlike white pebble beaches in Rabac. Or follow the famous railway line Parenzana through Livade to Vižinada: an unforgettable driving pleasure with a feeling of travelling through time.
Whether on single- or multi-day tours, by trekking bike, racing bike, mountain or E-bike: Istria offers impressive nature experiences along with gems of Mediterranean cities. A uniquely diverse coastal region that promises an unforgettable cycling holiday!