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Gastro Day Bike Tour poreč

Porec gastro cycling day tour - Cycle Croatia

Get to know the culinary side of Istria by bike on this gastro tour from Poreč. Try all the famous flavors of Istria! In the morning we will pick you up from your hotel and take you to Labinci; the starting point of our bike tour.

Along the way we will visit a beekeeper, where the sweet highlight of the day will be tasting some delicious honey products. After this, quiet side roads will lead us up to Vižinada, a small village nestled in beautiful, Tuscany-esque surroundings. After a tour through the picturesque town our bike ride continues along the Parenzana bike trail towards Rakotule where we visit a typical Istrian farm. Here we will have the opportunity to taste a variety of local foods, such as prosciutto, cheese, extra-virgin olive oil and homemade sweets.

From Rakotule we will cycle towards Višnjan where we may – depending on the season – have the chance for a truffle tasting before returning to the quiet side roads and heading back towards Labinci. From there, our transfer vehicle will take you back to your hotel. 

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

 

Culture: Guided walk through the medieval town of Vižinada
Nature: Beautiful Parenzana trail at the Mirna valley

Activity: Cycling through hidden Istrian villages

 

Gastronomy: Try Istrian wild asparagus and truffles, fritata and other seasonal specials!

Porec gastro day bike tour - Istria - Cycle Croatia


In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Poreč and transferred to the Bike Center in Labinci. Here, at around 10am, we will start to cycle along undulating, low-traffic roads. Along the way we will be able to catch a glimpse everyday life in typical Istrian villages. In the center of Kastelir town we will have our first stop at a beekeeper, where we will try some delicious honey products.

After the honey tasting, we will be able to take in the amazing view of the Mirna river valley and vineyards, where the best winemakers of Istria are located. Another 10km of cycling will then lead us to Vižinada where you are welcome to join us on a small guided tour through the typical Venetian town. Later on, we will continue on to the famous Parenzana railway track for a 5km stretch until we reach Motovun forest; the truffle kingdom. In Špinovci we will take a break at a typical Istrian farm for lunch. Here we will enjoy homemade food, wine and olive oil, accompanied by an amazing view.

Following the lunch break, a longer climb of 6km awaits us after which we will reach the main junction of the Roman road Via Flavia.  From here our bike ride continues through lavender fields. Once we arrive in the town of Višnjan we will take a photo break before continuing for the last 3km back to our starting point; the bike center of Labinci. Our transfer will then take you back to your hotel in Poreč. Arrival at the hotel is estimated at 3 pm.

Altogether, we will cycle 35km with a total elevation of about 470m.

This tour is offered every Thursday 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 55 EURO/ per person includes:
* group transfer from / to Poreč (pick up: 08:30 Hotel Valamar Dijamant, 08:40 Poreč bus station, 08:50 Hotel Valamar Zagreb, 09:15 Hotel Valamar Tamaris)
* multilingual tour guide
* tasting of local specialties
* lunch in local agrotourism
* group transfer from / to Rabac (08:30 Bike Center Rabac)
* 0,5 water & Energy bar

Stated price doesn’t include:
* bike rental
* drinks

Minimum number of participants: 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.