Also available: October 12-21 2017 and a full 2018 calendar.
8 ride days
500-3100 m elevation per day
5-8 riders per trip
If you're almost as excited about ancient villages and remote beaches as you are about secluded mountain roads, this is your trip.
You'll experience quiet roads, breathtaking views and cliffside coffee bars, and of course long days in the saddle with full support in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere. The water will be warm for swimming and the fresh figs could still be ripe for the picking.
Arrival at Venice or Trieste Airports. From Trieste, we climb out into the forgotten country roads of Istria. We continue by ferry to the islands of Cres and Losinj to ride and unwind. Then on to the wild Velebit mountains and up the Kvarner coast before heading back to our starting point through Slovenia.
Airport transfers (Trieste or Venice airports)
All meals and ride food
All ferry/ boat transfers
Support vehicle for all rides
Bike maintenance and washing
Please note- accommodations and transfers are offered during the trip dates- we can help you arrange an extended trip with us as a separate arrangement if you like.
I’ve picked comfortable, relaxing places that reflect a sense of place and history. Among them, an elegant Old World hotel on Trieste's main square; a 1920s mountain lodge; a lovingly restored stone farmhouse, and a turn-of-the-century seaside hotel in Opatija - a variety of local experiences.
We love fresh, local, excellent food. We'll provide big breakfasts, fuel for the rides (sports nutrition and home-made options), an after-ride meal, and dinners together sharing a few bottles of wine.
Some of my favorite spots on route include a wood-fired organic pizza shop that has prosecco on tap, a lodge in the hills where the host serves local venison, fresh truffles and hand-churned butter, and an organic farm on the island where the food is made just for us from vegetables still warm from the sun.
TRIESTE - ISTRIA - CRES LOSINJ - VELEBIT - OPATIJA - TRIESTE
DAY BY DAY:
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