Istria Gourmet Cycling Route
The Gourmet Cycling Route in Istria is a perfect way for responsible travelers to experience the delicious cuisine of Slovenia, Italy, and Croatia. Istria is known for its beautiful natural landscapes and cycling tours, making it a popular destination for cycling holidays. The route begins in Trieste, a popular Italian town, and takes you across the sea with a short ferry ride. After traveling along the Slovenian coastline for some time, you will arrive in Croatia’s inland, where you will cycle through Croatia and discover its cultural riches and scenic shores. As you make your way through Istria, you’ll have the chance to experience the unique blend of Italian, Slovenian, and Croatian cultures, providing travelers with the opportunity to sample local dishes from each. This cycling tour is perfect for the beginning and the end of the biking season (spring and fall) and is suitable for all levels of experience.
Along the way, cyclists will enjoy breathtaking views of the shimmering Adriatic Sea, vineyards, and cultural hotspots such as the Arena in Pula, the artistic beehive in Grožnjan, and a UNESCO Heritage Site in Poreč. The Gourmet Cycling Route in Istria is the perfect way to escape to a world of rich heritage and relaxation by visiting lavish hotels that offer top-of-the-line amenities. Explore the region’s exquisite food and get ready to taste the best olive oil of the region and indulge in the taste of truffles, a gourmet treat often enjoyed shaved over pasta or eggs. Furthermore, cyclists can also visit several wineries along the route where they can taste some of the finest wines available in the region.
Indeed, Istria is a place full of tradition, authentic experiences, stunning gastronomy, a touristic coastline with a clear sea, and an interior rich in history, abounding in its greenery …
- Deluxe cycling holidays through 3 countries in only 9 days
- Best of Istrian cuisine, fine dining at Michelin-recommended restaurants, and wine tastings
- Discover luxurious and boutique 5* Hotels
- Experience Istria as only an insider can, thanks to the personal connections of our local guide and host
- Pedaling along the Adriatic coast and visiting old historic towns
- Ride through vineyards and natural reserves
- Swimming in the Adriatic Sea
Check out what fun we had on the scouting tour for the Route: