Experience 3 countries in a week, cycling from the islands of Venice and past the golden beaches, vineyards and historic towns of Slovenia, to reach Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula. With easy cycling and so much variety, Venice to Porec is the ultimate cycling experience. Start off with a vaporetto ride (ferry) in Venice before following the coastline to colourful towns and pretty piazzas, stopping off on route to swim in the Adriatic.
As you ride across green plains and pedal towards the Julian Alps, you’ll pass blue lagoons and sparkling rivers, Roman towns and historic fishing huts, plus one of Northern Italy’s most important archaeological ruins. Slovenia’s top beach resorts, historic salt mines and wildlife rich wetlands are something to look forward to towards the end of the tour and the Croatian town of Porec is a lively place to finish – don’t be surprised if you’re tempted to stay longer.
Day 1: Venice / Mestre / Treviso
Day 2: Venice – Jesolo Distance: 40 km (24,8 miles).
Day 3: Jesolo – Portogruaro Distance: 60 km (37,3 miles).
Day 4: Portogruaro – Palmanova Distance: 60 km (37,3 miles).
Day 5: Palmanova – Trieste. Distance: 70 km (43,5 miles).
Day 6: Trst – Koper - Izola – Piran – Portorož. Distance: 45 km (28 miles).
Day 7: Portorož – Poreč. Distance: 55 km (34,2 miles).
Day 8: Poreč