RED AUTUMN WONDERS - OVER SLOVENIAN KARST AND CROATIAN ISTRIA PENINSULATime of a new wine, beauty of Karsts and Istria, sound of striking waves.
- Autumn Tour. Why? To experience the beautiful red-coloured bush called “Ruj”, to enjoy the time of new wine, to experience the beauty of Karst and Istria in this very special period, you must come in October or early November.
- Silence. Low traffic. Temperatures suitable for fine cycling, tasting excellent local wines, home-made Istrian cuisine, the sound of the waves crashing on the white limestone beach.
- Fully supported SloveniaCycling day trips from two starting points, one on the Karst plateau, the other on the Adriatic coast. Extend your cycling season…
WHEN TO GO: from October to early November.
BICYCLE TYPE: Easy Touring
DAY 1 – ARRIVAL TO SLOVENIA AND KRAS AREA
Arrival in Slovenia, check in at your holiday home. Meeting with your guide, free time to relax before dinner. Overnight.
DAY 2 – CIRCLE OF THE KRAS
Morning coffee and breakfast. Later, we go on an attractive circular tour through the pleasant villages of the Karst. At a few stops we will enjoy the fantastic scenery, the very special architecture of the stone houses, taste excellent wine in a local wine cellar, take a break and taste the ham, which is a kind of symbol of the region. Return to the starting point, free time to relax. Dinner and overnight.
TOUR DATA: 49 km, 530 vertical meter in ascend.
DAY 3 – DOWN TO ADRIATIC SEA
Breakfast. Our stage goes westwards and first we go to the famous stables in Lipica. We stop at a wonderful place where we can admire the beautiful white-coloured Lipizzaner horses. Later, we will continue to the village of Kozina and onwards across the edge of the Karst area to the Adriatic coast, with a long descent of course. Arrival in Koper, where we will spend the night. Accommodation. Later, in the late afternoon, we will make a nice short bike trip to Izola (island) and have some time to relax and enjoy the fishermen’s town. Return to Koper. Dinner and overnight.
TOUR DATA: 55 km, 440 vertical meter in ascend.
DAY 4 – ALONG THE ISTRIAN BEACH LINE
Breakfast and transfer by minivan to the Croatian side of the Istrian peninsula, to the small village of Savudrija. We will make a beautiful and very scenic tour along the beaches of the most famous tourist resorts and small pleasant towns such as Umag and Novi Grad. Return to Savudrija, organised transfer back to Koper. Dinner and overnight.
TOUR DATA: 53 km, 280 vertical meter in ascend.
DAY 5 – STONE TOWNS, VINEYARDS AND TRUFFLES OF ISTRIA
Breakfast. Organised transfer to Croatia and day tour of the interior of the Istrian peninsula. First we will visit medieval towns built of typical stone houses such as Buje and Grožnjan, later we will climb a beautiful ridge overlooking the valley of the Mirna River (Quietto, the silent river) and descend from the stone town of Oprtalj to Livade. Some late lunch. Organised transfer back to Slovenia and Koper. Dinner in Koper and overnight.
TOUR DATA: 37 km, 490 vertical meter in ascend.
DAY 6 – END OF TOUR
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time before check-out. Organised transfer to tour departure point. Individual departures.
On request – organised transfers to the airport or other arrival destinations.
PRICE AND SERVICES
- accommodation with two half-board nights in a local guesthouse in the Karst region in a double room
- accommodation on the basis of 3 half-board stays in a hotel in Koper in a double room
- assistance vehicle and luggage transport according to the tour programme
- guiding for the whole tour
- organisation costs
- accident insurance asic
- a small gift for the participants
- tourist taxes
- single room supplement
- drinks and personal expenses
- on request
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
- min. 6
- max.: 12
WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN US?
Send us your wishes, desired date of travel, number of participants, difficulty, preferences … and we will prepare a tour tailored to your wishes and needs.
You will spend some exceptional days with us, expirience beautiful parts of our country.
We will make your vacation unforgettable 🙂