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Published: 03.12.2014 u 21:09

Spring is the ideal time to enjoy a long bike rides and explore the natural beauty of Istria (North Adriatic). On the whole Istrian peninsula, from the mountainous parts to the coast extends even 60 bicycle paths. Cross-professional cyclists are on the highest parts of Istria, Ćićarija, while simpler paths along the sea near Rovinj, Porec and along the Kamenjak reserved for amateurs.

During the month of March is held several bicycle races have to be emphasized Istrian Spring, the race that passes through several towns. In May we recommend participation in events Recreational Parenzana except cycling involves running or walking and Bumblebee Bikemarathon held in late May. Each of these events is an excellent opportunity for exploring the Istrian town with medieval architecture and tasting of top Istrian gastronomic specialties.

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Things to Do & See

  • Toc - Olive Mill

    Toc - Olive Mill

    Last rustic Mill was built of stone taken from nearby Roman ruins, probably in the 18th century. It contains a monolithic stone wheel, a press for crushing, and "oysters", stone vessels for keeping oil and various wooden containers.

  • Medical turism - Terme Selce

    Medical turism - Terme Selce

    Terme Selce is specialized medical institution that throughout the year their programs ordinary tourist facilities. Especially interesting is the practice of physical medicine and rehabilitation of sports injuries.

  • Roman Fort Lopsica

    Roman Fort Lopsica

    The fort Lopsica divided the experts of opinion. Some claim that the Lopar was an old Roman fort, while others believe that it was medieval, Frankopan town. The remains of the ruins of the city Lopara were fairly well preserved until the eve of World War II.

  • The Chapel of St. Joseph

    The Chapel of St. Joseph

    The Chapel of St. Joseph was originally a shrine Baroque Church of St. Catherine. The church altar was built under the influence of Venetian masters who in these parts built Baroque "golden altars".

  • Fulfinum - Ancient Roman City

    Fulfinum - Ancient Roman City

    Fulfinum was a city veterans and wealthy merchants, who lived in a luxurious way. Terme, necropolis, aquqeductus, port prove this claim.

  • Cave Biserujka, Soline bay with drinking water and mud

    Cave Biserujka, Soline bay with drinking water and mud

    On the northern side of the island Krk, immediately after the bridge, the first road to the left, there is a small Cave Biserujka.

  • Istrian gastronomy

    Istrian gastronomy

    Istrian gastronomy will delight you with its variety and balance. Sometimes swaying shows its Mediterranean face, and sometimes what Continental easily adapt to the seasons, and round off a superb olive oil and more varieties of great wines.

  • Ucka Nature Park

    Ucka Nature Park

    Učka Nature Park covers an area of 160 square kilometers. For those who want to enjoy the beauty of the mountains, we recommend climbing the highest peak of Učka - Vojak (1401 m).

  • Pazin Cave

    Pazin Cave

    A hundred meters below the largest and best preserved medieval castle in Istria, the largest Istrian plunges underground rivers Pazinčica the crater most striking examples of karst evolution in Istria and the wider area.

  • Canyon Vela Draga

    Canyon Vela Draga

    Vela Draga impressive canyon on the western slopes of Učka in which atmospheric processes over millions of years created a wonderful place in the Istrian Karst: amazing limestone towers that remain long in the memory and prove once again that the greatest architect - nature.

  • Ornithological reserve Palud

    Ornithological reserve Palud

    Istrian ornithological gem is located just eight kilometers south of Rovinj and some hundred meters from the sea. On an area of 210 hectares were recorded 219 species of birds, and has a multitude of cultural monuments.

  • Motovun forest - Istrian thermal

    Motovun forest - Istrian thermal

    Indigenous forest is extremely valuable in natural sciences, economic, cultural, historical and tourist and recreational site.

  • Bicycling in Istia

    Bicycling in Istia

    Spring is the ideal time to enjoy a long bike rides and explore the natural beauty of Istria. On the whole Istrian peninsula, from the mountainous parts to the coast extends even 60 bicycle paths.

  • Lim Bay - Romualdo's Cave

    Lim Bay - Romualdo's Cave

    Twenty minutes away by car, north of Rovinj, there is a flooded canyon in the karst - Lim Channel, also known as Lim Bay. Lim Channel is part of the 35 km long Lim Valley, which extends almost to Pazin, in the heart of Istria.

  • Chapel of St. Catherine

    Chapel of St. Catherine

    Chapel St. Catherine is located in the green of a small park that is assumed to originate from the pre-Romanesque period.

  • Town Vrsar

    Town Vrsar

    Once an old fishing village in recent decades evolved into an attractive tourist destination. It is located almost at the mouth of the Lim bay. At first it was just a village on top of a hill only to be later developed and expanded.

  • Island Krk

    Island Krk

    Among the 1185 Croatian islands one is golden, the Insula Aurea - the island of Krk. Located in the center of the Kvarner bay, it is considered one of the most attractive tourist destinations. The mild Mediterranean climate, favorable geographical position and diversity of natural and cultural beauties gave it, even in ancient times, the name "golden island".

  • Town Njivice

    Town Njivice

    Njivice, close to Omišalj and has always been part of the Omišalj castle, and today the municipality of Krk. Town has probably been inhabited since ancient times. It was first mentioned in written sources in 1474, the grant of Prince Ivana Frankopan.

  • Town Rovinj

    Town Rovinj

    Rovinj is located on the western coast of Istria, the largest Croatian poluotokai is one of the most beautiful Croatian tourist destinations. Located an hour's drive from Trieste, two and half hours drive from Zagreb or six hour drive from Munich.

  • Town Pula

    Town Pula

    Pula is the largest city in Istria. The mild climate, unspoiled nature, beautiful blue sea and natural beauty make this city an attractive destination for tourists from around the world.

  • Town Fazana

    Town Fazana

    Name Fažana originates from the ancient name Phasiana, related to the pheasant and Vasianum, connected with an ancient skill of producing amphorae, which were used for transporting the famed and celebrated wine and olive oil from the Istrian coast throughout the Roman Empire. The religious life of Fažana dates back to 1150, when first mentioned as a parish. St. Cosmas and Damian are patron saints of Fažana.

  • Town Dramalj

    Town Dramalj

    Since Dramalj has a lot of sport and recreation possibilities and full beach access, it is very comfortable for a family with kids and active vacation enthusiasts.


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