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Gastro day bike tour Labin

Labin gastro day bike tour - Cycle Croatia

Discover the beauty of rural Labin and its local customs on a gastro day bike tour of Labin! After a short transfer from Bike Center Rabac to Labin, we will begin our tour at the Sculpture Park in Dubrova – an open air gallery with more than 90 stone sculptures.

Explore the countryside of Labin by bike, riding predominantly along wide forest paths and remote rural roads. The highlight of the day’s tour are the small, family-run farms that you will get to visit. Try delicious local specialties such as homemade Istrian sausage and goat cheese with truffles. Another specialty on offer is the extra virgin olive oil.

This tour is offered every Tuesday from April to October. Duration of the bike tour is approx. 5 hours.

Culture: sculpture park Dubrova
Nature: vineyards of Istrian wines Teran and Malvasia
Activity: stroll around the Pineta Castle in Sv. Martin
Gastronomy: Istrian homemade cheese and prosciutto

Labin gastro day bike tour from Rabac/Istria


Our meeting point for the day will be the Bike Center Rabac, at 8.30am. After a short transfer, we will reach the open air Sculpture Park in Dubrova, near old town of Labin, which has more than 90 stone sculptures. After a visit, we will begin our cycling tour along the low-traffic roads. The route is undulating and leads through the beautiful, lush, rural countryside of Istria.

While cycling we will see, and even feel, what everyday life is like in typical Istrian villages. Once we reach the village of St. Martin, which is the highest point of the biking tour, there will be a chance to relax a little bit and explore the old Pineta castle. It has been fully renovated and is now a tourist attraction and a small, family run bed & breakfast. Continuing the ride a short downhill leads into forest roads. This Istrian region is famous for its vineyards full of native Istrian grapes; Teran and Malvasia.

In the village of Jurazini we will have a break at a family run farm where we will be able to enjoy homemade cheese and prosciutto and taste some of Istria’s best extra virgin olive oil. From there, we will only have a few more kilometers to cycle before coming to the end of our ride in Dubrova. From here, our transfer vehicle will take us back to Rabac.

In total we will cycle approximately 40km and 450 meters of elevation.

Timetable and departing point for transfer in Rabac:
08:30 from Bike Center Rabac

This tour is offered every Tuesday from April to October. Duration of the bike tour is approx. 5 hours.

Hybrid Bikes

Those choosing to rent a hybrid bike will receive a reliable, low maintenance, aluminum frame bike in the suitable size. Our hybrid bikes are equipped with 28 inch hollow chamber rims with puncture-proof touring tires, high-quality derailleur gears and break systems, a carrier and a sturdy bike stand, touring saddle as well as mudguards and a pannier rack. All components are selected based on our twenty years of experience in bike tourism, insuring that they fulfill the necessary criteria to provide the rider with an uncompromised cycle experience. These high-quality hybrid bikes are rented for 80 euro per week. Unfortunately there is no possibility to reserve one particular bike-brand in advance.

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E-Bikes

Clients who wish to be supported by a tail-wind and seek to hire an e-bike will receive a high-quality pedelec, powered mainly by a Bosch motor capable of covering long distances, and characterized by their light weight and great components. Alternative drive systems may also be used. Standard components of our e-bikes in varying frame sizes include, 28 inch hollow chamber rims with puncture-proof touring tires, high-quality derailleur gears and break systems, a carrier and a sturdy bike stand, touring saddle as well as mudguards and a pannier rack. With our e-bikes you will conquer the hills with a smile, they are a true declaration of independence for all who wish to cycle and seek the support of a little push. These high-quality hybrid bikes are rented for 160 euro per week. Unfortunately there is no possibility to reserve one particular bike-brand in advance.

E-bike

Price of 50 EURO/ per person includes:
* collective transfer from Bike Station Rabac and back
* tour guide & tasting of local specialties
* 0,5L water & energy bar
(children up to 13 years pay 36 EURO/ per person)

Price doesn’t include: 
* bike rental 
* lunch
* drinks

Minimum number of persons: 3

Please bring the following:
* Money for lunch & drinks
* Medicine if you are allergic or asthmatic
* If desired, your personal bike saddle (it will be fitted to your rental bike by our guides)
* If necessary, a jersey or a T-shirt to change as well as a wind or rain jacket

Good to know
* This tour is a moderate bike ride with some climbs and descents. A basic fitness level as well as the safe control of a bike are therefore presupposed.