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Panoramic views from Venice to Croatia Cycling Tour

Venice to Croatia Cycling Tour

8 days

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

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!

Highlights of the Venice to Croatia Cycling Tour

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.

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8 days
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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

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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 only on Saturdays (from 9th of April to 18th of June and from 22nd of August to 3rd of October) and on Wednesdays (from 6th of May to 22nd of July and from 26th of August to 30th of September).

Departure on April 9th – 17th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): $1,575 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,175 USD
  • Price per person staying in double room (min 2 travelers): $975 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $795 USD

Departure on April 18th – May 14th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): $1,675 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,275 USD
  • Price per person staying in double room (min 2 travelers): $1,050 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $850 USD

Departure on May 15th – May 25th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): $1,725 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,325 USD
  • Price per person staying in double room (min 2 travelers): $1,050 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $875 USD

Departure on May 26th – June 24th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): $1,775 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,250 USD
  • Price per person staying in double room (min 2 travelers): $1,125 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $925 USD

Departure on June 26th – 30th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): $1,895 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,525 USD
  • Price per person staying in double room (min 2 travelers): $1,125 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $925 USD

Departure on July 1st – 22nd:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): $1,895 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,495 USD
  • Price per person staying in double room (min 2 travelers): $1,150 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $950 USD

August 20th – 31st:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): $1,895 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,495 USD
  • Price per person staying in double room (min 2 travelers): $1,150 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $950 USD

Departure on September 1st – September 10th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): $1,895 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,525 USD
  • Price per person staying in double room (min 2 travelers): $1,125 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $925 USD

Departure on September 18th – 25th:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): $1,725 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,325 USD
  • Price per person staying in double room (min 2 travelers): $1,050 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $875 USD

Departure on September 26th – October 1st:

  • Price per person staying in single room (min 1 traveler): $1,675 USD
  • Price per person staying in single room (min 2 travelers): $1,275 USD
  • Price per person staying in double room (min 2 travelers): $1,050 USD
  • Price per person staying in triple room (min 3 travelers): $850 USD
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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.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Hotel President in Venice ★★★★

This hotel offers soundproofed rooms, TV, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and a great breakfast buffet.

Hotel Cleofe in Caorle ★★★

Hotel Cleofe is 5 minutes from the beach, and has an outdoor hot tub, Turkish bath, and sun loungers. The rooms are very clean.

Hotel Alla Botte in Portogruaro ★★★

Rooms here are simple but clean and comfortable, and the restaurant in the hotel serves tasty local cuisine.

Hotel Villa Rosa in Grado ★★★

Hotel Villa Rosa is just steps from the beach. The rooms are simple, offering Wi-Fi, balconies, and air conditioning.

Night 5

Albergo Al Viale in Trieste ★★★

This cozy hotel is in the very center of Trieste, within the walking distance of many highlights of the city, yet it is tucked away from the noise.

Hotel Marko in Portoroz ★★★★

This hotel is very close to the beach and local promenade, and the rooms are well-equipped with TVs, balconies, air conditioning, and safes.

Hotel Flores at Porec ★★★★

Hotel Flores is located close to the beach and to the town centre. The rooms are modern and spacious, and the breakfast buffet is tasty.

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: $150 USD
    • E-bike: $275 USD
  • Any additional nights in Venice or Porec
  • Airport transfers

Frequently Asked Questions about Venice to Croatia Cycling Tour

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Is this tour for me?

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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