Biking tracks in Istria, for example Parenzana as one of the most popular, are an ideal way for discovering it's natural beauties. Forests and streams, konobas and cellars, hidden chapels and ancient ruins - all these attractions are linked by more than 500 kilometres of bicycle trails. Come and see for yourself why the number of bikers on Istria’s trails has been growing rapidly over the past decade and why has biking in Istria become so popular.
A significant number of successfully organized recreational and professional cycling manifestations was held in northwestern Istria.
The events are international and a growing number of foreign and domestic bike tourists, mountain bikers and road cyclists are signing up for them. The participants are of different ages and physical predispositions and come in different combinations.
Novigrad's hotel Maestral and Umag's hotel Sol Garden are the only hotels in north-western Istria that are members of "Roadbike Holiday Hotels" - an association of high quality bike hotels that offer variety of biking activities. The Sol Garden and the Maestral have been awarded the "Two Tricots" logo, which shows that the hotels offer certain specialized services. That is to say, the second "tricot" is awarded to hotels specializing in cycling holidays which meet the requirements of cyclists in terms of quality and services provided.
Owing to its natural and cultural richness, North-West Istria is a genuine cycling oasis on the Adriatic seaside. Its favourable climate and infrastructure go hand in hand with its rich gastronomic offer and beautiful landscapes and make this a place where the Mediterranean meets Central Europe and the cycling sport takes a turn to conquer unimaginable peaks.
With 19 tended and marked trails, this tourist region, which encompasses the cities of Umag, Novigrad, Buje and Brtonigla, is equally suitable for all cyclist profiles, be they ...