Weekend Bike and Gourmet Tour

12.10.2019 - 13.10.2019

Rovinj-Rovigno
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Riding a bicycle is a pleasure in itself. And when added to that is the possibility of tasting Istrian delicacies, wine and olive oils, then the pleasure multiplies. That is exactly what the Weekend Bike & Gourmet Tour amateur cycling experience offers and which takes place twice a year, in spring and autumn.

Where to ride and where to enjoy? Relax because the professional guide who will follow you throughout the two-day race will take care of everything. The Weekend Bike & Gourmet Tour is intended for all amateur cyclists, regardless of whether they participate on mountain, trekking or e-bikes. But, don't worry if you don’t have these kind of bikes because the race also offers the option of renting electric bicycles at an extra cost.

The entrance-fee includes meals and drinks at the various gourmet break points envisaged by the program (Istrian Brunch and Istrian Picnic), riding along with program followers and the professional guide, an accompanying vehicle, a cycling map and, of course, an occasional gift.

In order to satisfy all competitors, the organisers have foreseen two itineraries: a 111 km long Sport race, which is designed for the more hardy, whilst the 82 km long Hobby race is designed for those who are a little less fit.

Each itinerary consists of two trails: the Mare is a trail where you can enjoy seaside delicacies, while the Monti trail offers participants gastronomic treats of the Istrian interior. Both the start and finish are in front of the Eden Hotel, and the trail is on a macadam road in the vicinity of Rovinj and Bale.

 

Time: Start at 10.00 a.m. (Saturday and Sunday) from the parking lot of the sports centre of the Eden hotel

Trail length (km):
Sport: total of 108,1 km (Mare = 50,1 km and Monti = 58 km)
Hobby: total of 80,5 km (Mare = 35,5 km and Monti = 45 km)

Itinerery:
Sport:
Trail 1 (Mare): 12.10.2019.
Hotel Eden - Zlatni rt - Polari - Cisterna - San Polo - Colone - Maricio - Bale - Stanzia Bembo - Mušego - Madonna di Campo - Monkodonja - Kokuletovica - Hotel Eden
Trail 2  (Monti): 13.10.2019.
Hotel Eden - Sveti Martin - Dvigrad - Golaš - Pižanovac - Stancija Cernibecco - Hotel Eden

Hobby:
Trail 1 (Mare): 12.10.2019.
Hotel Eden - Zlatni rt - Polari - Cisterna - San Polo - Sarizol - Madonna di Campo - Monkodonja - Kokuletovica - Hotel Eden
Trail 2  (Monti): 13.10.2019.
Hotel Eden - Sveti Martin - Bubani - Golaš - Pižanovac - Stancija Bembo - Stancija Cernibecco - Hotel Eden

Surface type (gravel/asphalt): mostly gravel

WHO IS IT FOR: recreational cyclists with mountain bikes. The trail is suitable for trekking bikes and e-bikes.

Entry fee (per person/Kuna):
Two days package (Saturday and Sunday):
Early booking prize 390,00 HRK (till 05.10.2019.)
Regular prize 450,00 HRK (from 06.10.2019.)
*Children under 12 years of age get a 50% discount on the price of the program (without accommodation)

One day package (Saturday or Sunday):
Early booking prize 210,00 HRK (till 05.10.2019.)
Regular prize 250,00 HRK (from 06.10.2019.)
*Children under 12 years of age get a 50% discount on the price of the program (without accommodation)
 
Entry fee includes:
Meals and drinks at the gourmet rest stops planned by the organizers (Istrian Brunch and Istrian Picnic)
Professional tour guide and assistants during the tour
Support vehicle
Cycling map
Commemorative gift

Registration (time, place):
Tourist agency Maistra (through a pre-invoice)
Registration's booking: agencija.maistra@maistra.hr
Working time: 08:00 - 16:00 (mon-fri)
Payment of the start is done through a pre-invoice.

Payment on site
Sport Center of the Eden hotel, on Saturday from 8.00 till 9.15 a.m.
Sport Center of the Eden hotel, on Sunday from 8.00 till 9.15 a.m.
Payment: by cash or by credit card

Bike rental:
Rental of electric bikes at extra charge (10 € / bike / 1 day)
Rental of electric bikes at extra charge (15 € / bike / 2 days)
Place and working hours for e-bike rental:
Sport Center of the Eden hotel, Rovinj, on Saturday from 8.00 to 9.15 a.m.
Sport Center of the Eden hotel, Rovinj, on Sunday from 8.00 to 9.15 a.m.
*the number of electric bikes is limited

Notes:
Participants are required to wear a safety helmet and they take part at their own risk
In the case of bad weather, the event will be postponed
Information on the possible postponement will be announced on the website and social networks of the event no later than 3 days before the event

Info:

Maistra
+385 (0)52 800 250
outdoor@maistra.hr

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Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016, 2017 and 2018


  • Istria 52 Places To Go In 2017

  • 10 Best European
    Wine Destinations 2016

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.

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