Hiking with a view to Motovun in Istria
Port in Istria
Castle Miramare on the hiking trail in Istria
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Istria

The sunny Mediterranean peninsula.

The starting point of this walking holiday is Trieste, the former Habsburg seaport located at the karst foothills. During the Roman Empire Trieste developed from a relatively small insignificant town into a busy and affluent seaport. Only after a few kilometres you leave Italy again and are on course via Slovenia to Istria. This sunny mediterranean peninsula is mainly characterised by picturesque little fishing villages, small towns located on karst hills, vineyards and mediterranean valleys. Be amazed by the charm of this contrasting landscape and Istira’s blaze of colours.

Walking
Walking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
  • Minimum number of participants: 2 persons
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Itinerary

Today’s hiking day leads you out of the harbour town Trieste. After a short journey to the start of the tour you walk leisurely along the old railway route through the mixed woodlands of the Val Rosandra all the way to the hamlet Pesek. The valley is interesting for various reasons: apart from traces of prehistoric settlements you find the only river of the province here, carrying water all year round. On top of that it is characterised by a diverse vegetation.

approx. 3.5 to 4.5 hours
14 km
300 m
180 m

Along the inital section you walk once again through the stunning Val Rosandra. You walk past the village of Bagnoli della Rosandra, from where you also get to marvel at the Roman aqueduct. You proceed through little villages forever getting closer to the sea until Aquilinia. By public transport you finally reach Muggia.

approx. 4 to 5 hours
13 km
130 m
550 m

You leave the tiny fishing village Muggia with its lovingly groomed old centre and continue to Ankaran. Soon you leave Italy and cross the border over to Slovenia. Pine forests offer lots of shade and again and again also views onto the numerous bays and the Mediterranean Sea. In the afternoon a transfer takes you to Koper. Capodistria, another name for this town already awaits you with all its magnificent buildings and you enjoy a relaxing end to the day in the car-free historic centre.

approx. 3 to 4 hours
10 km
280 m
250 m

You always proceed along the sea into the ancient fishing town of Izola and then onwards to Piran, the birthplace of Giuseppe Tartini, a famous Italian violinist and composer, the town centre is strongly characterised by Venetian influences. Take a stroll through the alleyways featuring Venetian palaces or enjoy the atmosphere on the Piazza Tartini in the centre of Piran.

approx. 5 to 6 hours
17 km
250 m
250 m

Transfer from Piran to Grožnjan, a popular meeting place for musicians from all over the world. Every summer their classical concerts taking place here featuring young musicians. From Grožnjan you walk all the way to Livade. Today’s Day Finish towers high up on top of a hill and is already visible from afar!

approx. 6 to 7 hours
22 km
430 m
450 m

The final day on your expedition through Istria leads you to Porec. Starting from Motovun you hike to Vizinada, from there a shuttle bus takes you to your Day Finish. Already from afar the Euphrasius-basilica is visible, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage site and is definitely worth a visit. Enjoy a relaxing end to your hiking holiday with a nice glass of wine on one of the squares in the historic centre Porec.

approx. 3 to 4 hours
9 km
280 m
280 m

Tour character

The terrain from Trieste to Poreč is slightly hilly. You walk on well-maintained hiking paths, forest paths, paths across meadows and along the coastline. For the daily tours only a basic fitness level is required. We recommend this tour also as a follow-on tour of the Alpe-Adria-Trail from Cividale to Trieste.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 4, 2020 - Jul 3, 2020
Sep 13, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020
Saturday
Season 2
Jul 4, 2020 - Jul 18, 2020
Sep 5, 2020 - Sep 12, 2020
Saturday
Istria 8 days, HR-ISWTP-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
649.00
169.00
698.00
169.00

Category: 3***- and 4****- hotels, as well as beautiful B&Bs

Season 1
Apr 4, 2020 - Jul 3, 2020
Sep 13, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020
Season 2
Jul 4, 2020 - Jul 18, 2020
Sep 5, 2020 - Sep 12, 2020
Trieste
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Porec
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
79.00
114.00
69.00
104.00
79.00
114.00
69.00
104.00

Services and infos

Included:

  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (DE, EN)
  • Transfers according to program
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel and tour documents 1x per room (DE, EN)
  • GPS data available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Organised transfer from Porec to Trieste available, cost EUR 45 per person (only Saturday). Booking in advance required, payable in advance.

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Airport Trieste, Pula or likewise to Venice or Treviso. From there by train or bus to Trieste.
  • By train to Trieste.
  • Parking: public parking spaces in Trieste, approx. EUR 10 to EUR 25 per day. No reservation possible in advance.
  • Return journey by bus from Porec to Trieste in approx. 2.5 hours (www.nomago.si).

Things to note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Special dates for groups of min. 5 persons
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Theresa Badinger
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Theresa Badinger, Customer Service Assistant

Ratings

4.7 of 5 Stars (6 Ratings)
5 stars
Bruno Frei CH | 11.10.2019
Wunderschöne Wanderung
5 stars
D. u. U. O. DE | 03.06.2018
Schöne Wanderung durch abwechslungsreiche Landschaft
Empfehlenswerte Fortsetzung der Alpe-Adria-Tour von Triest über Muggia an die kroatische Küste nach Porec. Zuverlässiges Kartenmaterial, nette Hotels und eine gut erreichbare Hotline sind garanten für einen erholsamen Urlaub.
5 stars
Julia Reich DE | 14.06.2017
Ruhiges Istrien
Schöne Wanderwege, ruhige Ecken, weg vom Touristentrubel in Kroatien.
5 stars
Heinz Oberlach DE | 30.05.2017
Das war eine Supertour!
Wir haben mit der Tour von Triest nach Porec einen Sechser mit Zusatzzahl im Lotto erlebt! Es stimmt einfach alles - die Unterlagen, die Streckenführung, die Hotels, die Transfers, die Menschen, das Wetter, die Landschaft, die Betreuung vor Ort, die Hilfe via Hotline und auch das ausgezeichnete Preis / Leistungsverhältnis!
Eurofun Touristik GmbH answered:
Lieber Herr Oberlach, herzlichen Dank für dieses tolle Feedback! Schön, dass Sie so eine tolle Zeit in Istrien verbingen konnten und mit unserer Betreuung zufrieden waren.
4 stars
Franziska Brüderl DE | 13.04.2017
Gelungener Urlaub
Wir freuen uns sehr, dass wir uns für die Wanderreise Istrien die sonnige Halbinsel im Mittelmeer entschieden haben. Das farbenreiche Istrien hat es uns angetan. Tolle Organisation, hilfsbereite Auskunft und gute Unterkünfte. Die Streckenführung war abwechslungsreich und auf guten Wegen.
4 stars
Helga Göttsche DE | 08.06.2016
Schöne Wanderreise
Hervorragende Begrüßung und Einführung durch Marco, Hotels und Lage der Hotels waren richtig gut, Markierung der Wanderwege nicht immer eindeutig, vor allem die 5. Etappe. Darüber haben wir Marco informiert.
Eurofun Touristik GmbH answered:
Liebe Frau Göttsche, vielen herzlichen Dank für Ihr Feedback! Für die Hinweise bezüglich der Wegbeschreibungen möchten wir uns ebenso herzlich bedanken. Gerne dürfen wir Sie informieren, dass an der Verbesserung der Markierungen und Beschreibungen bereits gearbeitet wird. Hier sollte es in Zukunft keine Probleme mehr geben! Mit sommerlichen Wandergrüßen!

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