Biking

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.

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Northwestern Istria-more than cycling

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 ...

Istrian Bike hotels in RoadBike Holidays association

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.

Northwestern Istria bike events

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.

Parenzana: The trail of health and friendship

Even today the older inhabitants of Istria remember the legendary Parenzana railway, which between 1902 and 1935 was the key route for the transportation of agricultural products in northwestern Istria. Although it has been out of function for many decades, a few years ago the Parenzana served as the inspiration for a ...
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Bike Hotels of northwest Istria

As a region with a mild Mediterranean climate and a thick net of paths and side roads, north-western Istria is suitable for all kind of cycling sports. Special charm is given by its green hinterland which is distant only around ten kilometres from the seaside. The fantasy of explorers’ and curious people will be ...
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Bike Hotels with dedicated bike experts

Bike hotels Maestral and Sol Garden are the only hotels in Croatia that have a dedicated roadbike expert - someone who knows everything there is to know about cycling activities in north-west Istria, from information on biking trails, cycling day trips to biking equipment rentals.
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Northwestern Istria Bike Guide

The bike trails of northwestern Istria are some of the most attractive in Istria. The good connections between the coastal area and the undulating hinterland lead to some unbelievably beautifulviewpoints, amazing sea views and the hill of Gornja Bujština. Bit by bit, the trails climb up to the highest point that is ...
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Bike Services

Categorised tourist facilities bearing the special “Bike Hotel” sign guarantee to take care of cyclists and their bikes during their stay. In addition to providing bike storage, bike repair services, laundry services, etc., these hotels also provide services and facilities such as swimming pools, fitness gyms and ...
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