Sports and Outdoor

Explore Istria on Two Wheels in Autumn

Autumn is an ideal time to enjoy and explore new outdoor activities. You can discover autumn is Istria with all your senses, enjoy in magical colours, taste the seasonal specialities, have fun with grape and olive oil picking where everyone can find something for themselves. If you prefer an active vacation in nature, don't hesitate and come with us.

Istra Bike: 5 Springs of Ćićarija 516
Experience an adventure through this interesting trail located in northern Istria. It is 25 kilometres long and it will lead you through beautiful and preserved nature with the 5 springs with drinking water. Approximate total ride time of this trail is 2 hours, but it will certainly take more time because of the beautiful sights all through the intact nature of Ćićarija.

Buzet Kotli

Since you are already visiting this part of Istria, don't miss the opportunity to visit Hum, the smallest town in the world and Kotle, fairytale village through which river Mirna flows and creates waterfalls.

Istra Bike: From old puddle to old puddle 615
Take a ride through easy and marked 30 kilometres long bike trail located in Tinjan, the kingdom of Istrian ham.

The trail connects old puddles in Tinjan which have had special importance in everyday life in the history of the village. During your visit, you will have the opportunity to see 10 renewed and maintained puddles among which is the Pajić puddle, one of the most beautiful puddles of this trail.

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Bike park Rabac

If your path will take you to the eastern part of Istria and you are a real cycling fan, then the Bike Park Rabac is the right place for you!

You will find here specialized single and flow trails on sandy and natural terrain of different levels of difficulty for beginners and advanced mountain bikers, multifunctional family track and 2 pump track circuits.

For an unforgettable downhill, we suggest an Espresso trail which will raise your adrenaline levels just like a cup of espresso coffee. If you plan to visit Rabac with your family, there is a Family trail which is suitable for your youngest family members.

Istra Bike: Žminj - Feštini 651
In the centre of the heart–shaped peninsula, between the western and eastern part of Istria, the town of Žminj is located on the hilltop. It is the starting point before our last itinerary. A small place that hides several interesting attractions of which the most popular is The Kingdom of Feštini cave.

The name was given based on a story according to which all the children from the nearby villages were playing in the cave and when the adults asked them where they were, they answer were „In the kingdom“. That is how The Kingdom of Feštini was created and we certainly suggest a visit to this cave.

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Istra Bike: Captain Morgan and the Ghost Town 273
A ghost town, buried pirate treasure, canyon, a cave with cavemen and hermit ... Does it remind you of the beginning of a fairy tale? Choose the Captain Morgan trail and you will know why!

For the end of your adventure, we have left this fairytale trail which is 20 kilometres long. You will start in Kanfanar where we suggest you visit the Parish Church of St. Sylvester. The stone pulpit with the relief of St. Sophia from the basilica of the same name was brought from Dvigrad which many people abandoned due to plague in 1714.

Tired of all that mileage, you will enrich your adventure in one of the Istrian taverns and treat yourselves with a rich lunch. Don't forget to drink your goblet of wine, just like Captain Morgan would do!

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