This popular cycling holiday leads you around the northern shoreline of the Adriatic Sea from Venice, through the Friuli plains into Slovenia and finally to Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula. A pleasant mix of history, culture, coastal towns and wonderful sea views await on this enjoyable cycle tour.
Highlights of this cosmopolitan cycling holiday are many and varied. To start with there are the sights and sounds of captivating Venice. Then there’s the beaches and sea views between Lido di Jesolo and Caorle, the beautiful historic towns of Portogruaro, Aquileia and Palmanova and the ancient hilltop castles of Duino and Miramare.
In Slovenia you will love wandering the narrow streets of picturesque Piran and Portoroz and finally a wonderful ride through the beautiful countryside of Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula brings you to bustling Porec with its 6th century Euphrasian Basilica and charming old town.
This is definitely a tour of two halves. The first three days are along relatively flat paths and lanes while the last three stages are noticeably more undulating. Its not too bad however and over the whole tour you will only ascend a total of 1390 meters in total. There is also the option to shorten days 4 and 5 with a train ride.