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Venice to Poreč

8 Days & 7 Nights 4.7 Read 7 reviews
  • Discover Venice, the most romantic of cities
  • Explore fishing communities on the Venetian lagoon
  • Stylish and cosmopolitan Trieste, the Austro-Hungarian Empire’s gateway to the sea
  • Wander the city of Poreč; a historical melting pot on the Istrian coast
  • Take in the coastal scenery of the Northern Adriatic
Cycle from Venice, along the Adriatic coast, to Poreč. Discover the delights of Venice, the Adriatic Coast, Trieste, coastal Slovenia, beautiful Istria and historic Poreč by bike. The ancient Republic of Venice existed for over a millennium from the late 17th century until 1797. Stretching from Venice, along the Northern Adriatic coast to Slovenia and Croatia it left a legacy of the most beautiful towns and cities. Venice, Trieste and Poreč are just a few of the jewels you will visit as you cycle through Italy, Slovenia and Croatia along this beautiful coastline of white sandy beaches, secluded coves and dramatic cliffs

What To Expect

This trip is perfect for you if you like your adventures filled with architecture, history, beautiful towns and cities, great food and wine and great beaches. The cycling is mainly flat for the first three days with some hills on the final three days.

Trip Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active holiday.

Activity:

Inn to Inn Cycling | A classic point to point cycling holiday, staying in a different location each night

This trip is suitable for:

Solo Travellers, Avid Adventurers

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Foodie Adventures
  • Wine, Whisky & More...
  • Historical Journeys
  • Coastal & Island

Inspiration:

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Grade & Terrain

This cycle tour is graded easy to moderate. The first three days cycling is along flat roads, across the Veneto and Friuli plain, and the last three stages on slightly hillier sections. The terrain is 92% asphalt and 8% unpaved.

Navigation

This is an independent self-led tour. You will have a detailed welcome briefing in English and bike fitting. We supply you with detailed route books and maps so you can easily follow the route as well as a service hotline in the event of a problem.

Accommodation Information

You will stay in comfortable 3* hotels and sometimes we use a few 4* hotels. All rooms are en-suite.

Meals

A buffet breakfast is included at your hotel each day. Lunch and dinner are not included but always available at your hotel or nearby. You can take a picnic or stop for lunch each day.

Single Rooms and Solo Cyclists

Single rooms are available, although a supplement is payable. This trip is available to solo cyclists.

Included
  • 7 nights hotel accommodation in 3* hotels and sometimes 4* hotels
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • Welcome briefing in English
  • Baggage transfers
  • Detailed route descriptions and maps
  • 24/7 Emergency telephone support
  • Ferry transfer on day 2 (bike not included, approx. 4EUR)
Excluded
  • Travel to Venice / from Poreč
  • Local tourist taxes
  • Train transfers: Portogruaro–Latisana (approx. 10 min, 6 € per person); Monfalcone–Trieste (approx. 25 min, 7 € per person)
  • Bike hire
  • Travel insurance (required)
  • Bike helmet
Extras
  • Bike hire
  • Electric bike hire
  • Helmet hire
  • Istria to Venice ferry boat / transfer
  • Additional nights

When To Go

This tour is available from early April to mid-July, and from mid-August to early October, to start on Saturdays only. Generally you will find mild temperatures in spring and autumn, while in summer (July-August) the weather is definitely hotter and humid with refreshing rain showers every now and then. Always make sure to carry plenty of water to stay hydrated and wear sunscreen and a sunhat on hot days. Please note that no departures are possible between 19th July and 21st Aug. 

Departures for groups of over 5 cyclists are possible on a request basis, depending on availability, on Sundays during the season please contact us for details.

Saturday start dates possible between these dates: 4th April – 16th May, 13th July – 18th July, 22nd Aug – 29th Aug and 21st Sep – 3rd Oct
Saturday and Sunday start dates possible between these dates: 17th May – 12th July, 30th Aug – 20th Sep

Getting to the Start

Venice is served by many airports in northern Italy: Venice (VCE), Treviso (TSF), Verona (VRN). You can connect to Mestre by bus or train, we recommend the travel website Rome2Rio to assist with your travel planning. 

Getting from the End

The easiest way to return from Porec to Venice is by ferry, which takes approximately 2.5 hours and costs around €60 to €80. We can make this reservation for you. If you wish to depart from closer to Porec, Pula airport is about 50 km from Porec and there are also bus connections to Trieste airport.

Baggage Transfer

Your bags will be transferred between your accommodation as per your itinerary. We ask you to limit your luggage to one bag of up to 20kg per person.

Equipment

Rental Bikes (not included): 27-gear Shimano Deore unisex bikes. Tyres are puncture-proof, and bikes are fully serviced and equipped with a trip computer, sidebag, water bottle and padlock. Additionally, you are supplied with a map holder/front bag (1 per bike) and a repair kit (1 per pair). It is also possible to bring your own bike if you prefer. E-bike hire is available subject to availabilit. Please note helmet hire is not included, but is available at a small charge, we recommend you bring your own helmet as this will likely be more comfortable.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity, emergency evacuation and hospital care.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Mestre (Venice) Day 2 Cycle to Jesolo/Caorle coastline 41 miles / 65 km Day 3 Cycle to Portogruaro 38 miles / 60 km Day 4 Cycle to Palmanova/Aquileia 44 miles / 70 km Day 5 Cycle to Trieste 44 miles / 70 km Day 6 Cycle to Portorož 28 miles / 45 km Day 7 Cycle to Porec 34 miles / 55 km Day 8 Onward travel

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