3 country tour

Visit three amazing countries in one week (Croatia, Italy, Slovenia)  with the ancient republic of Venice providing the backdrop for the tour. From the wonderful Venice, you will cycle through along the coastline up to the plain of Friuli and then continue past Trieste, finishing on the beautiful Istrian coast - its a memorable tour.

The tour is self-guided and runs on Saturdays and Sundays (but not all) between April and September. For groups of 5 or more, special departures can be offered

Itinerary & prices - see below

Getting here

- we can arrange airport transfers from Venice airport

  • day 1 - Mestre/Venice.

    Individual arrival in Mestre (the mainland of Venice). The city of Venice will captivate you with its splendour, acknowledged worldwide.


  • day 2 - Mestre – Jesolo/Caorle/seacoast (40/65 km).

    After a few kilometres by bike, you take the ferry and then the vaporetto, passing in front of Piazza San Marco. Then you will reach Punta Sabbioni, the furthest south area of the Adriatic coast, which is north of Venice. From here you cycle along the stunning seacoast, with various opportunities for a refreshing bath in the sea. The overnight will be in one of the places along this famous coastline.

     


  • day 3 - Jesolo/Caorle/seacoast – Portogruaro (65/40 km).

    Leaving the sea behind you, you will head north towards the Julian Alps. You will be passing through an area with a multitude of “Valli da pesca” (stretches of lagoon enclosed by earthen dikes where extensive fish farming is practised) and “casoni” (constructions used by fishermen in the past during the fishing season). Afterwards you will go to the town of Portogruaro, one of the main centres in the period of the “Serenissima Republic of Venice”, which is still impressive even today with its glorious “Palazzi” or “palaces”.


  • day 4 - Portogruaro – Palmanova/Aquileia (60/70 km)

    The trip can be shortened of 20 km by taking a train from Portogruaro to Latisana. You will spend the day between the region of Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, passing through an area abundant in water and history, among rivers, canals and ancient Roman towns. Your destination will be Aquileia, with its Roman excavations, or Palmanova, named “the starry city” because from above the town resembles a 9-pointed star.


  • day 5 - Palmanova/Aquileia – Trieste (70/50 km)

    The trip can be shortened of 30 km by taking a train at the end of the stage from Monfalcone to Trieste. You will once again head towards the sea: the gulf of Trieste awaits you, with many possible stops along the way, such as Duino with its two castles, Sistiana with its characteristic bay and Miramare with its famous white castle built according to the wishes of Maximilan of Augsburg, situated in a beautiful park of more than 20 hectares in size. Just a few kilometres lie between you and Trieste, the ancient port of the Asburgic Empire, which has much to offer as regards attractions and history.


  • day 6 - Trieste – Piran/Portorož (45 km)

    After a few kilometres you will cross over into Slovenia, often cycling along cycle paths through famous holiday resorts such as Koper, first for a long period a Venetian and then Austrian town, and Piran, another important town which was ruled over for a long time by Venice. You then finally arrive in Portorož, a town renowned for its spa and bathing facilities.


  • day 7 - Piran/Portorož – Porec (55 km)

    Cycling southwards, you will pass through the salt mines of Secovlje, a large Slovenian town with a humid environment, which is a key area as regards ornithology. Some kms later you will cross the Croatian border down along Istria, the Adriatic sea’s largest peninsula. In the end you will reach Porec, the tourism capital of Croatia, with its Eufrasian Basilica, which was declared Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO in 1997.


  • day 8 - Porec.

    After breakfast, the tour comes to an end

    If you would like to add some additional days, we can arrange these for you - do get in touch - it is possible to have extra nights in Porec or return to Venice by boat



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highlights

  • Piazza San Marco
  • the two castles of duino
  • the spas of Portorož
  • the istria peninsula

Essential info

  • Tours start on a Saturday or Sunday between April and September - not all dates but for groups of 5 or more, we can arrange special; departures - email us your request 
  • Tour starts in Venice - good range of options in to the airport - prefer to take the train - ask us for a quote
  • Bike hire included - if you are bringing your own, let us know and we can adjust the prices

whats included

  • 7-nights hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Welcome briefing in English
  • Luggage transportation
  • Guide+Roadbook+Maps
  • Ferry transfer on day 2 (bike not included, approx. 4 €). Except departure of 16.07, when the ferry boat transfer will be replaced by a private transfer.
  • 7-days Hotline service

what we like

  • generally flat start to ease you into the tour, finishing with slightly hillier sections
  • Easy to Moderate: some days flat, others with some hills. Suitable for everyone with some cycling experience and a few physical condition.

other things to consider

Do also budget for:

  • Local tax
  • lunches
  • flights
  • transfers (if required)

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