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Parenzana: Guided Old Railway Bike Tour with Lunch

Parenzana: Guided Old Railway Bike Tour with Lunch

From US$ 139.33 per person

Ride along Grožnjan’s narrow and cobbled streets and continue on Parenzana, old railway tracks with a beautiful view to the Mirna valley. Through tunnels and bridges, the road will take you to the medieval town of Motovun. Enjoy a typical lunch here.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Italian
Pickup included
Hotels in Pula, Rovinj, Poreč, Balle area
Small group
Limited to 5 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the beautiful medieval towns of Motovun and Groznjan
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Enjoy tipical Istrian cuisine for lunch
Full description

Parenzana was a narrow gauge railway which connected Trieste with Porec, operating from 1902 until 1935. It was eliminated due to not being profitable and because cheaper and faster road transportation existed. 

Today the Parenzana route attracts many visitors during the year. With its nine tunnels, six bridges, viaducts and stations the route is ideal for everyone who wants to discover and get to know Istria. Enjoy a hotel pick-up, and then head to Groznjan, a small Istrian town of great cultural heritage, in more recent history known as the “Town of Artists”. Then start your ride along Grožnjan’s narrow and cobbled streets. Continue your route on Parenzana with a beautiful view over the Mirna valley. Through tunnels and bridges, the road will take you to Livade.

Then cross the Mirna River to reach the other side of the valley and climb towards Motovun, one of the most popular Istrian medieval towns. Here you will enjoy lunch in a beautiful local tavern. Then enjoy a return transfer to your hotel.

Includes
  • Use of bicycle (MTB)
  • Small-group tour
  • Water 0,5 l
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pick-up (selected hotels only)
  • Lunch
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 12 years
    • Pregnant women
    • People who can't ride a bike
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Know before you go

    • Difficulty: medium
    • Distance: 40 kilometers
    • Total ascent: 400 meters
    • Minimum age: 12 years
    • The duration of the tour is approximately 7-8 hours
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

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    Very well designed route because it takes us directly to the most interesting villages and areas of Parenzana. What we couldn't have done on our own. Great idea to provide the e-bikes. Finishing the hike in Motovun with a good meal on a beautiful terrace with a magnificent view is top. Round trip transportation directly from our accommodation makes things much easier. Daniel, our guide, knew the area very well. We really enjoyed chatting with him. I believe this is the best way to discover the Parenzana.

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    June 2, 2022

    Product ID: 114898