Venice to Croatia Cycling Tour

Italy
E-Bike
Self-Guided
Panoramic views from Venice to Croatia Cycling Tour

Venice to Croatia Cycling Tour

Prices

From $850USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

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Highlights

Discover Croatia's gorgeous Adriatic coastline from Venice to Porec on bike

Begin your journey by riding through Venice, one of Italy’s most beautiful cities.

Cycle along the Adriatic coastline, flanked by the sea and the green countryside.

Explore Roman ruins in Aquileia and unique regions like Istria along the way.

End your trip with a swim in the blue sea off the coast of Porec, a charming seaside town in Croatia.

The self-guided cycling tour from Venice to Porec, Croatia is a unique opportunity to ride the Adriatic coastline all the way from Venice to Croatia. This tour offers unbeatable scenery and unforgettable experiences.

The Venice to Croatia Cycling Tour begins in Venice, Italy’s floating city. Venice is known for its beauty, and you’ll be able to explore the city by bike before starting your journey. You’ll pass old lighthouses and harbour towns before a mountain view leads the way to Portogruaro. Ride through open farmland flaking the sea before stopping off for a swim near Grado. Then, the Venice to Croatia Cycling Tour leads you through the Isonzo river delta, a protected wetland with abundant wildlife. Stop by the coastal palace of Miramare, and stroll through the gardens that house over 2000 different plant species. Ride through a corner of Slovenia and take a breather on the Slovenian Riviera before the final leg of your Venice to Croatia Cycling Tour leads you into Croatia, where you’ll explore the medieval coastal town of Porec. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Euphrasius Basilica is the perfect place for a victory photo!

Venice to Croatia Cycling Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Venice

Check into your hotel, and then spend the rest of the day downtown enjoying this vibrant city. Your bike will be delivered to you directly, so you’re free to spend the evening seeing Venice as you like!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Venice
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Cycle through Venice to Caorle

The first portion of your cycling trip from Venice to Porec starts by taking the ferry across the Venetian lagoon to Punta Sabbioni. The lighthouse nearby is definitely worth a quick detour before riding along the lagoon to Litorale di Cavallino. Feel free to take a swim if the water looks enticing! Then, you’ll cycle to Caorle, which has a great town centre and harbour to spend the evening in.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Caorle
Distance
79 km, 113m elevation gain
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Cycle to Portogruaro

Today you’ll ride away from the ocean for a bit as you approach the Julian Alps. The view is wonderful as you cross farmland and fields towards Portogruaro. This city feels Venetian at heart, and spending the night walking along the canals and through the palaces is perfect.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Portogruaro
Distance
30 km, 40m elevation gain
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Bike to Grado via Aquileia

Start the morning by bringing your bike on the train to Latisana. Optionally, adventurous cyclers can ride this section instead. Once you’re in Latisana, you’ll ride through serene farmland to Aquileia, with an optional stop at Palmanova, a small Renaissance town with a unique star shape. Aquileia was one of the most important cities during the Roman Empire, with over 100,000 people calling it home at the time. There are exciting open-air excavations, museums, and churches worth visiting before you continue on to Grado.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Grado
Distance
83 or 96 km, 340 or 405m elevation gain
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Cycle to Monfalcone and Trieste

Today’s ride takes you along the Isonzo river delta, so keep your eyes open for wildlife along the way! You’ll then hop on the train to Trieste, or stay on your bike for this section if you’d prefer to cycle it. The stunning seaside palace of Miramare is worth stopping by, with gardens that hold over 2000 plant species. Spend the night enjoying the plazas, seaside promenade, and grand palaces of Trieste.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Trieste
Distance
37 or 65 km, 75 or 225m elevation gain
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Bike to Muggia and Portoroz

One of the most exciting days of your cycling trip from Venice to Croatia starts with a quick boat ride to Muggia, where you’ll cruise down the coast. Welcome to Slovenia! That’s right, you’ll cycle the Slovenian Riviera and spend the evening in Portoroz.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Portoroz
Distance
36 km, 350m elevation gain
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Arrival at Porec

The last full day of your journey starts with a ride past the salt lakes of Secovlje and into Croatia. Here, you’ll ride along the famous Parenzana route, an old railway line that’s been converted into a cycling path. The path winds through the Istrian hills before descending into Porec. This medieval coastal town is the perfect place to unwind at the end of the trip, but make sure you enjoy some time at Euphrasius Basilica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before you kick back.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Porec
Distance
60 km, 475m elevation gain
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Goodbye, Porec!

Enjoy a final breakfast in Croatia before starting your journey home. You can either take a boat back to Venice or fly out of Pula.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Venice to Croatia Cycling Tour Price and Dates

This self-guided cycling tour from Venice to Porec is always run as a custom tour for your group only, therefore the price always depends on the season and whether you are staying in a single, double or a triple room.

The departures are available Wednesdays and Saturdays from April 15th to July 22nd and from August 19th to September 30th.

Low Season: Departure on April 15th – June 16th and September 11th - September 29th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): €1,025EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room (min 2 travelers): €825EUR

Departure on June 17th – September 10th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): €1,125EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double room (min 2 travelers): €925EUR
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Accommodation on the Venice to Croatia Cycling Tour

This tour is based in 3 & 4-star hotels and B&Bs. The hotels offer pleasant rooms with ensuite bathrooms and excellent locations. Standard rooms are of double occupancy.

In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
Solo travellers must pay a supplement that varies based on the season and the size of the group (please check Dates and Prices for more info). However, it’s sometimes possible to match single travellers up.

Night 1

Hotel in Venice

You already have an image in your head of this city: the city of canals, the floating city, La Serenissima. Cultural sights abound here, and foodies will have a heyday.

Night 2

Hotel in Carole

Located close to the gorgeous waters of the Adriatic Sea, this hotel features clean, spacious rooms and everything you need for a pleasant stay.

Night 3

Hotel in Portogruaro

Simple rooms with modern amenities characterize this charming hotel in the heart of the historic town of Portogruaro.

Night 4

Hotel in Grado

Grado, an old fishing town built on a lagoon, consists of canals, delectable restaurants, impressive architecture, and a sandy beach.

Night 5

Hotel in Trieste

This seaport town is full of classic images of Italy with its canals, bridges, and boats lining the docks. It’s a romantic town that has inspired many famous Italian writers.

Night 6

Hotel in Portorož

You’ll enjoy the hospitality at a small 3-star hotel with regional charm and a great location along your route.

Night 7

Hotel in Poreč

You’ll enjoy the hospitality at a small 3-star hotel with regional charm and a great location along your route.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the Venice to Croatia Cycling Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts are included.

Accommodations

Accommodation for 7 nights is included.

Transportation during the Tour

This tour includes rental bike delivery and pick up, as well as luggage transfers during the biking days. However, you are responsible for any personal transfers.

Also Included

  • Route guides and notes
  • Maps and detailed information packs
  • 24/7 telephone guidance and support

Not included

  • Bike or bike supplies rental
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal transfers
  • Lunches and dinners or drinks and snacks not previously mentioned
  • Tourist taxes
  • Personal equipment
  • Guide services

Optional Extras

  • Bike rental (6 days, including odometer, padlock with a key and 1 repair kit every 2 bikes):
    • Hybrid bike: €95EUR
    • E-bike: €195EUR
  • Any additional nights in Venice or Porec
  • Airport transfers

Frequenty Asked Questions about Venice to Croatia Cycling Tour

How hard is the Venice to Croatia Cycling Tour?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You will cycle fair distances, but elevation gain is generally minimal and some routes have train or bus transfers available to shorten riding distances. Most of the trail is asphalted, but there are several gravel paths. You can also rent an e-bike if you want to make the cycling a bit easier.

Do I need a visa to travel to Italy or Croatia?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Venice to Croatia Cycling Tour?

7 breakfasts are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have Health and Medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Venice to start this tour?

You can fly into Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE). From here, take the bus to Venezia Santa Lucia railway station.

Is the Venice to Croatia Cycling Tour guided?

No, you will be provided with maps, route guides, notes, and 24/7 telephone support to complete your self-guided tour.

I’ve never been on a self-guided trip! How does it work?

Self-guided travelling is not difficult! For many, it is a preferred type of travel as you are in charge of your own time and pace. You are provided all the information on which direction you need to go daily. You don’t need to carry lots of things with you and can only carry your daypack, as your luggage will be picked up from your hotel daily in the morning and delivered to your destination hotel.

Where does the Venice to Croatia Cycling Tour end?

The tour ends in Porec, where you can either take the bus to Pula and depart from Pula Airport (PUY) or take the ferry and train back to Venice and depart from Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE).

Are bike rentals included?

Bike rentals are not included, but they are available as an optional extra. Bike rentals include odometers, padlocks, bags, map holders, repair kits, and lights.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Italy or Croatia?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Italy or Croatia?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

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Prices

From $850USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You will cycle fair distances, but elevation gain is generally minimal and some routes have train or bus transfers available to shorten riding distances. Most of the trail is asphalted, but there are several gravel paths. You can also rent an e-bike if you want to make the cycling a bit easier.


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