Explore three countries by bike in one week, cycling between Italy, Slovenia and Croatia. The history of the Republic of Venice provides the background to the entire trip. From the canal city of Venice, pass beaches, simple fishing villages and grand palaces as you make your way along the coastline and to the plain of Friuli. Ancient Roman towns and numerous castles are dotted on the route to the lively harbour city of Trieste. With two border crossings to cycle through, the journey ends on the beautiful Croatian coastline in the town of Porec. Staying in specially chosen hotels in the historic centres or along the coastline, this cycle journey offers a perfect combination of historic towns and seaside landscapes.
DAY 1 Arrive Venice / Mestre DAY 2 Ferry to Punta Sabbioni then cycle to Caorle or surrounding coastline (40 or 65km / 25 or 40mi) DAY 3 Head north towards the Julian Alps to Portogruaro (65 or 40km / 40 or 25mi) DAY 4 Cycle among rivers, canals and ancient Roman towns to Aquileia / Palmanova (60 or 70km / 37 or 43.5mi) DAY 5 Cross the river Isonzo and cycle towards the gulf of Trieste (70 or 50km / 43.5 or 31mi) DAY 6 Cycle across the Slovenian border to the spa town of Portorož (45km / 28mi) DAY 7 Continue through the salt mines of Secovlje and across the Croatian border to Porec (55km / 34mi) DAY 8 Trip concludes
Weekly on Saturdays from 8 Apr to 15 Jul & 19 Aug to 30 Sep & on Sundays from 14 May to 9 Jul
High season is from 20 May to 15 Jul and 19 Aug to 15 Sep - supplement applies. Due to logistics this trip is not suitable for solo travellers. It can be possible for single travellers to book on a date which already has bookings. Contact our team for more details.
*7 breakfasts *7 nights in 3 star hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities (hotel taxes extra, payable locally - allow €10-15) - upgrade to Category A hotels (3-4 star) - supplement applies *27 speed bike rental with pannier, puncture resistant tyres, gel saddle and helmet (electric bike available on request - supplement applies) *luggage transfer *information pack including route notes & maps per room booked *ferry and vaporetto transfers (except private transfer for 15 Jul departure) from Venice to Punta Sabbioni - excludes bike, allow €4 (train transfers extra - allow €13) *welcome briefing *emergency hotline