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poreč MTB day Tour

Porec MTB day tour - Cycle Croatia

Interested in a mountain biking adventure? Then come with us on our guided Poreč MTB day tour and discover hidden trails around Poreč! The day will begin with a transfer from your hotel to the starting point of our tour – the village of Labinci. Here we will hop on our bikes and off we go! During this tour we will have the opportunity to enjoy some tranquil countryside roads through vineyards of Teran and Malvasia.

 

This part of Istria is typical farmer area which every section of land will be sure to remind you. While riding through forests and olive groves, you will be able to smell and absorb the fresh, local aromas.

We will also be biking on a section of the legendary Parenzana, an old railway track, before reaching Vižinada, where we will stop, relax and enjoy a coffee. There we will also have the opportunity to see a life-size model of a wagon from the Parenzana train. Later on, we continue our ride on single forest trails and soon arrive on a cliff overlooking the Mirna river valley. As we return to Labinci, we will pass through the small village of Kaštelir where we can admire some old stone buildings; drystone walls made by stacking stones without any binding material.

This tour is offered every Tuesday from April to October. Duration of the tour is approx. 6 hours.

 

Culture: stroll around the cistern in Vižinada, one of the most important monuments of this type in Istria
Nature: Malvasia and Teran vineyards 
Activity: ride on old Parenzana railway
Gastronomy: homemade fuži- typical Istrian pasta with truffles

We offer a transfer from your hotel in Poreč to our starting point in Labinci, where we will get on our bikes. Expected time to start the bike tour is around 9:30 am.

The ride begins on a small, quiet, 10km trail through vineyards passing by typical Istrian villages. When we reach the village of Jehnići a soft ascent through olive tree fields and forest begins. For the next 15 km we will climb to the highest point of our ride (360m), interrupted occasionally by short, downhill sections. From the highest point we will follow a paved road to Močitada village and there we will head back onto off-road terrain. Here an amazing downhill track awaits us before a further, short uphill section which will take us to Vižinada where we will be able to stretch our legs, relax and have a coffee break.

After our break, a tranquil and green part of the route awaits us. Nice downhill trails will take us to a cliff overlooking the Mirna river valley after which we will continue, partly on gravel and partly on paved roads, through the village of Kaštelir. We will then arrive back at Labinci where we started our tour. From here there will be a transfer back to your hotels. The expected time of return at your hotel is around 15:00.

The total biking distance is approximately 50 km with 800 meters of elevation.

Transfer from Poreč: 
08:30 Hotel Valamar Diamant
08:40 Poreč bus station
08:50 Hotel Valamar Zagreb
09:15 Hotel Valamar Tamaris

Good fitness and safe riding skills are required for this day tour.

This tour is offered every Tuesday from April to October. Duration of the tour is approx. 6 hours.

Full Suspension Mountain Bikes

For our mountain bike tours we use only high-quality full suspension rental bikes, with components perfectly suited to the Mediterranean terrain and the technical demands associated with it. In order to conserve energy levels on longer ascends and to maximize stoke on trail descents our lightweight fullys mainly host 27.5 inch rims, 140 – 150 mm travel, Fox shocks and suspension, Shimano or SRAM gear and break systems as well as a dropper post. These high-quality Fullsuspension MTBs are rented for 180 euro per week. Unfortunately there is no possibility to reserve one particular bike-brand in advance.

MTB

E-Mountain Bikes

Those who wish to climb effortlessly and save their strength for the downhill portion of the ride are well catered for with our e-MTB rentals. Our reliable 27.5 inch e-MTBs with wide and robust tires are the ultimate shredding machines. A strong Bosch drive train with extended range, 150 mm travel, Fox shocks and suspension, Shimano gear and brake systems as well as a dropper post make the e-MTB the trail lover’s best friend on our MTB tours in the Mediterranean. These high-quality e-mountain bikes are rented for 240 euro per week. Unfortunately there is no possibility to reserve one particular bike-brand in advance.

E-MTB

Price of 45 EURO/ per person includes:
* group transfer from / to Poreč (pick up at 08:30 Hotel Valamar Diamant, at 08:40 Departure point Poreč bus station, at 08:50 Hotel Valamar Zagreb, at 09:15 Hotel Valamar Tamaris)
* multilingual tour guide
* 0,5 l water & energy bar

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

Minimum number of persons is 3

Please bring the following:
* biking backpack
* money for lunch & drinks
* medicines if you are allergic or asthmatic
* if you have your own personal seat or pedals (it will be installed by our guides on your bike)
* 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 certain basic condition as well as the safe control of the bike are therefore presupposed.