The starting point for this short but incredible itinerary is Porec, one of the most important coastal towns on the west coast of the Istrian peninsula, in
Croatia. This sunny peninsula in the Adriatic is a picturesque mix of fishing villages, small towns, karst hills, valleys and vineyards. You will be enchanted
You will be enchanted by the charm of the contrast of places and colours and there will be plenty of opportunities to relax by the sea in one of the numerous coves and bays.
Day 1: Porec (35 km optional)
Individual arrival Porec (Poreč) accommodation in hotel. If you have time, you can take a walk through the town, spend a relaxing day by the sea or take a boat trip to visit the Brijuni islands or the Limski channel. The Brijuni Islands consist of twelve small islands plus two large ones; the main island of the archipelago, Veli Brijun, was used by the founder of Yugoslavia, Tito, as his summer residence. Today the islands are a national park and only Veli Brijun is open to the public. Also worth a boat trip is the Limski Channel Fjord with its sparkling water and with a bit of luck you can see dolphins from the boat. Today the Limski Channel is a nature reserve and its seabed is home to shellfish and oysters.
Day 2: Poreč – Rovinj (approx. 55 km)
Having said goodbye to the picturesque port town of Poreč, we continue on to Rovinj, a fishing port whose historic centre is situated on a promontory and is characterised by a tangle of cobbled streets between narrow, colourful houses close to each other. The bell tower of St Euphemia’s Cathedral, situated on a hill in the centre of the town, can be seen from afar.
Day 3: Rovinj – Pula (approx. 45-55 km)
Piran still shines with its unrivalled architecture, well preserved and protected by walls. From here, follow the old Parenzana road inland to the Secovlje Salt Pans Environmental Park, the northernmost salt pans in the Mediterranean, which stretch out like a spotted carpet. The cycle path will let you breathe in the scent of unspoilt nature. Today’s route ends in Livade, a renowned trading centre for products such as wine and olive oil.
Day 4: Breakfast and end of holiday. Possibility of adding an overnight stay