Venice to Porec Cycling Holidays
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Venice to Porec Self-Guided Cycling Holidays
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £599 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Three countries in one week between Italy, Slovenia and Croatia
• The history of the Republic of Venice provides the background to the entire trip
• From Venice, pass through the beaches on the coastline up to the plain of Friuli and then you will continue with the fascinating town of Trieste
• Finish with a trip to the beautiful Istrian coast in Croatia
• A quick visit to Slovenia is included too!

Cycle Route: Easy cycling on mainly flat routes
You will ride the first three along flat roads, across the Veneto and Friuli plain, and the last three stages on slightly hillier sections.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary


Day 1: Mestre/Venice

Individual arrival in Mestre (the mainland of Venice).

The city of Venice will captivate you with its splendour, acknowledged worldwide.

Day 2. Mestre–Jesolo/Caorle/seacoast (40/65 km).

After a few kilometres by bike, you take the ferry and then the
vaporetto, passing in front of Piazza San Marco. Then you will reach Punta Sabbioni, the furthest south area of the Adriatic coast, which is north of Venice.

From here you cycle along the stunning seacoast, with various opportunities for a refreshing bath in the sea. The overnight will be in one of the places along this famous coastline.

Day 3. Jesolo/Caorle/seacoast–Portogruaro (65/40 km).

Leaving the sea behind you, you will head north towards the
Julian Alps, leaving the sea behind you. You will be passing through an area with a multitude of “Valli da pesca” (stretches of lagoon enclosed by earthen dikes where extensive fish farming is practised) and “casoni” (constructions used by fishermen in the past during the fishing season).

Afterwards you will go to the town of Portogruaro, one of the main centres in the period of the “Serenissima Republic of Venice”, which is still impressive even today with its glorious “Palazzi” or “palaces”.

Day 4. Portogruaro–Palmanova/Aquileia (60/70 km).

The trip can be shortened of 20 km by taking a train from Portogruaro to Latisana. You will spend the day between the region of Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia, passing through an area abundant in water and history, among rivers, canals and ancient Roman towns.

Your destination will be Aquileia, with its Roman excavations, or Palmanova, named “the starry city” because from above the town resembles a 9-pointed star.

Day 5. Palmanova/Aquileia–Trieste (70/50 km).

The trip can be shortened of 30 km by taking a train at the end of the stage from Monfalcone to Trieste.

You will once again head towards the sea: the gulf of Trieste awaits you, with many possible stops along the way, such as Duino with its two castles, Sistiana with its characteristic bay and Miramare with its famous white castle built according to the wishes of Maximilan of Augsburg, situated in a beautiful park of more than 20 hectares in size.

Just a few kilometres lie between you and Trieste, the ancient port of the Asburgic Empire, which has much to offer as regards attractions and history.

Day 6. Trieste– Piran/Portorož (45 km).

After a few kilometres you will cross over into Slovenia, often cycling along cycle paths through famous holiday resorts such as Koper, first for a long period a Venetian and then Austrian town, and Piran, another important town which was ruled over for a long time by Venice.

You then finally arrive in Portorož, a town renowned for its spa and bathing facilities.

Day 7. Piran/ Portorož–Porecˇ (55 km).

Cycling southwards, you will pass through the salt mines of Secovlje, a large Slovenian town with a humid environment, which is a key area as regards ornithology.

Some kms later you will cross the Croatian border down along Istria, the Adriatic sea’s largest peninsula. In the end you will reach Porecˇ , the tourism capital of Croatia, with its Eufrasian Basilica, which was declared Patrimony of Humanity by UNESCO in 1997.

8. Porecˇ.

After breakfast, end of services. Return to Venice by boat (option). Possibility either to book extra nights.

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
You will ride the first three along flat roads, across the Veneto and Friuli plain, and the last three stages on slightly hillier sections.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?


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Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Venice to Porec tour stays in 2* to 3* or 3* to 4* local guesthouses and B&Bs carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.

Included services

• 7-nights hotel accommodation
• Breakfast buffet
• Welcome briefing in English
• Luggage transportation
• Route descriptions & maps
• 7 nights hotel accommodation, breakfast buffet, welcome briefing in English, luggage transportation, route descriptions & maps, 7-days Hotline service, ferry transfer on Day 2 (bike not included, approx 4 €). Exception departure of 18.07, when the ferry boat transfer will be replaced by a private transfer. NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
• 7-days Hotline service

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About the bikes...

You will use a bike, which is perfect for the city, but above all suitable for trekking: solid, reliable and with excellent technical characteristics.

27-gear City Sports Bike

TYRES: Puncture-resistant Schwalbe Marathon plus
GEAR: Shimano Deore LX 27 gears or Shimano Nexus 7 gears with pedal brake.
SADDLE: Selle Royal www.selleroyal.com
HANDLEBAR GRIPS: Ergonomic

27-gear unisex City Sports Bike

TYRES: Puncture-resistant Schwalbe Marathon plus
GEAR: Shimano Deore LX 27 gears or Shimano Nexus 7 gears with pedal brake.
SADDLE: Selle Royal www.selleroyal.com
HANDLEBAR GRIPS: Ergonomic

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Your Prices

Venice to Porec, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.

2018 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 07.04. and 29.09.2018
Arrival Saturday
Season 2: 08.04. – 18.05.2018 | 15.09. – 28.09.2018
Arrival Saturday/Sunday
Season 3: 19.05. – 14.07.2018 | 18.08 – 14.09.2018
Arrival Saturday

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £659 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £759 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £809 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £219
Electric Bike Upgrade: £109

Category B: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £599 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £689 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £739 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £179
Electric Bike Upgrade: £109

Hotel Category Descriptions
Cat. A: 3* and 4* Hotels
Cat. B: 3* Hotels”

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.

For help and queries regarding this tour…
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Holiday Price: £599
Single Supplement: £179

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