The Italian port Trieste has approx. 205,000 inhabitants and is the capital town of the autonomous region Friuli Venezia Giulia. As most important harbour of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire it became a centre of navigation and marine science. Due to the sub-Mediterranean climate the summers are usually very hot and dry, the winters mild and rich in rain. As starting point for your cycling tour Trieste has a very convenient position. After a few kilometres you leave the harbour city and follow the former railway trail in direction of Slovenia. You leave Italy behind and you reach the „port of roses“, Portoroz. You will find some preserved buildings from the ages of Monarchs. Soon you continue cycling to Croatia, land of the red soil. The Adriatic Sea invites you for a bath; the pedestrian area of the historic centre of Porec awaits you.
Day 1: Trieste
Indivual arrival in Trieste.
Day 2: Trieste – Piran/Portoroz 45 km
You leave Trieste, cross the border, pass woods and meadows and will learn the beauties of Istria.
Day 3: Piran/Portoroz – Livade/Motovun 50 km
You continue cycling on the traces of the former railway trails; The Secovlje Salina Nature Park;.
Day 4: Livade/Motovun – Porec 40 km
On today’s stage you probably will explore the centrepiece of the Parenzana railway
Day 5:Individual departure or extension of your stay;