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Istria Walking Holidays – Croatia

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7-day walking holiday in Croatia with 6 walking tours around the magical Istrian peninsula. Experience Istria with all senses in their truest form and enjoy our walking tour on six different and beautiful walking trails.

 

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  • Reviews 2 Reviews
    5/5
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Walking / Trekking, walking
  • Activity Level Fairly Easy
    2/8
  • Group Size Small Group
    2-8
All about the Istria Walking Holidays – Croatia.

7-day walking holiday in Croatia with 6 walking tours around magical Istria. Experience Istria with all senses in their truest form and enjoy our walking tour. 

Highlights:

  • Experience the breathtaking scenery of Istrian peninsula.
  • Walking on great and gentle trails around Istria.
  • Beautiful walking around Motovun and Grožnjan town above Mirna valley.
  • Unique coastal towns of Novigrad, Lovran and Pula.
  • Wine growing region of Istria with its distinct red soil (terra rosa).
  • Stay in charming Mediterranean accommodations.
  • Taste the richness of Istrian agrotourism.
  • Homemade culinary specialities, rich culture, friendly people and stone architecture.
  • Exploring Brioni National Park and Kamenjak Nature Park.
  • Climb to the top of Istrian highest Mt. Vojak Peak (1401 m) in Učka Nature Park.

Facts:

  • Duration: 7 days / 6 nights.
  • Activity: Self guided walking.
  • Grade: Easy.
  • Accommodation: 3* and 4* hotels.
  • Date: From March 1st to November 31st.
  • Booking: Any day of the week.
  • Start of the tour: Novigrad or Poreč, Istria.
  • Nearest airports: Trieste, Venice, Pula, Ljubljana, Zagreb.
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Full organisation of the walking tours and holiday.
  • Introductory briefing on day 1 with a welcome drink (morning).
  • Booklet with detailed itinerary and route instructions, train/bus timetables and details with all vouchers for accommodations, transfers,  ...
  • Maps with marked routes.
  • Emergency contact number and 24/7 support.
  • 6-day rental of walking equipment (hiking poles, backpack, basic rain jacket).
  • 6 nights in 3* and 4* accommodation with breakfast.
  • Private return transfers from Motovun to Selca (day 3).
  • Private transfers from Motovun to Pula (day 4).
  • Private transfer from Pula to Poklon Pass (day 6).
  • Main luggage transfer from Novigrad to Motovun (day 1)
  • Main luggage transfer from Pula to Lovran (day 6).
  • Bus transfers from Lovran to Rijeka (day 7).
  • Brioni National Park Entrance.
  • Kamenjak Nature park Entrance.
  • Return transfers by local bus from Pula to Kamenjak Nature Park and Pula to Fazana (Brioni Park).
  • Tourist taxes and vat.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Travel to the start and from the end point of the trip.
  • Food and drinks: lunch and dinner on all days.
  • Main travel luggage transfer between towns - you carry all your gear in backpack from days 1-2.
  • Items of personal nature.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Single supplement: 240 €
  1. Day1 Novigrad to Grožnjan

    Morning introductory briefing with a welcome drink.

    Walking from Novigrad to Grožnjan via Mirna Valley. Accommodation in Grožnjan town / Walking (21 kilometres, approximately 5 hours).

  2. Day2 Groznjan to Istarske Toplice Walking

    Walking from Grožnjan via Žnidariči to Istarske Toplice. Transfer from Istarske Toplice to Motovun. Accommodation in Motovun / Walking (18 kilometres, approximately 5-6 hours).

  3. Day3 Seven Waterfals Walking Trail

    Walking from Selca to Kotli and back (circle trail). Transfer to Motovun. Accommodation in Motovun / Walking (15 kilometres, approximately 5 hours).

  4. Day4 Motovun to Pula and Kamenjak trail

    Transfer from Motovun to Pula. Walking in Kamenjak Nature Park - Orchids Trail (circle trail). Accommodation in Pula / Walking (13 kilometres, approximately 4-5 hours).

  5. Day5 Brioni National Park Walk

    Bus transfer to Fažana and boat transfer to Brioni National Park. Walking trail on Brioni. Accommodation in Motovun / Walking (10-13 kilometres, approximately 3-5 hours).

  6. Day6 Učka Nature Park Walk

    Transfer from Pula to Poklon Pass, walking tour to Vojak Peak (1401 m) and back to Mountain hut in Učka Nature Park. Accommodation in Lovran / Walking (15 kilometres, approximately 5 hours).

  7. Day7 Lovran and Kvarner Bay

    Morning in Kvarner bay. Bus transfer from Lovran to Rijeka where trip concludes.

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3* and 4* Hotels and Private Pension (1)

Accommodation is in a combination of 3* and 4* hotels (comfortable with en-suite) and private accommodation in Grožnjan (one night).

Day 1: Accommodation in Private house in Grožnjan / Double/twin room with breakfast.

Day 2: 3* Hotel in Motovun / Double/twin room with breakfast.

Day 3: 3* Hotel in Motovun / Double/twin room with breakfast.

Day 4: 3* Hotel in Pula / Double/twin room with breakfast.

Day 5: 3* Hotel in Pula / Double/twin room with breakfast.

Day 6: 4* Hotel in Lovran / Double/twin room with breakfast.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
Motovun

Lovran

  • Jacket – warm, wind & waterproof, soft-shell,
  • comfortable clothes,
  • sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, any other sun protection,
  • water bottle (preferably reusable),
  • first aid (a small basic kit with items such as bandages, antiseptic wipes, gauze, antibacterial ointment, sterile pads),
  • large backpack to pack all your belongings,
  • Hiking shoes –  choose wisely.

IMPORTANT: Appropriate footwear is essential part of any hiking tour. There are a variety of models on the market designed to meet the needs of different types of hikers; the challenge is finding the one that works best for your purposes.

Choose softer and more flexible hiking shoes, appropriate for longer walks. Those shoes are typically made of breathable material, are comfortable and do not require breaking in.

Shoes like that are usually not waterproof, but Croatia during the summertime has very little rain and the odds are good that during your tour, there will be no rain.

  • The tour is considered to be moderate to challenging. There is an average of 4-5 hours of hiking each day with many ascends and descends. A good physical condition is essential.
  • Make sure you take sufficient water/drinks on a trip every day.
  • Breakfast is included in every accommodation.
  • We advise that you to start your daily trips early  in the morning to allow yourself enough time to stop often and enjoy the scenery and escape the hot summer sun.
  • In case bad weather is predicted, do not forget to bring your rain-covers and a change of extra dry clothes. We also advise that you to  place pack things in plastic bags before packing them in the backpack.
  • All customers are required  to notify us before booking the tour of  any medical conditions, as well as of any dietary restrictions. If you suffer from any medical conditions, we strongly suggest that you consult your physician before booking a tour to receive an expert medical advice. We are more than happy to discuss and recommend the most suitable adventure for you based on your conditions, but cannot ultimately be responsible for your health.

Croatian coast has a typically Mediterranean climate consisting of hot, dry, sunny weather during summer.

Average temperatures during summer lies in the high 20s °C, although it is more likely that you’ll have temperatures well into the 30s °C.

Croatia boasts very low humidity, sitting at about 60%, so even in the scorching sun the heat is bearable.

We suggest that you travel with a comprehensive travel insurance, including emergency evacuation coverage. We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance that includes cancellation protection so that you will be covered in the event that you are unable to attend our trip (due to injury, illness or other unforeseen circumstances). We do not provide travel insurance for our clients. Please contact your local travel agent to purchase travel insurance. As coverage and a price of the insurance changes depending on your travel destination, do make sure that you purchase a coverage for all countries you will be traveling in on your adventure.

Overall Rating
5/5
Hans-Peter & Colleen
Reviewed On 20/11/2018
5/5

We loved our walk tour which took us through countryside and interesting towns. Our favourite was Grožnjan which is such a charming historical village and the accommodation there was lovely, such a pity it was only for 1 night. After a few days of long walks the walk in Kamenjak was fantastic to relax and swim as the wish took us. The organisation was fantastic and again a good mix of private transfers, local buses and ferry giving us a feel of the locals. We did struggle sometimes with the directions but thanks to having MAPS.ME we always found our way. A few suggestions : Email the walk instructions once booked so we can look at the routes on the internet. Download MAPS.ME and always make sure the phones are fully charged . Let the walkers know which days they have to carry a packed lunch because there aren't restaurants on the way - like the 1st & 6th days. The ferry to Brijuni should be prebooked as the 1 we planned was full and we had to wait quite a long time to get on another. Many of the paths are stone/rock so wear shoes with firm solid soles Our walk was 7 - 13 September

Ellen Sh.
Reviewed On 06/11/2018
5/5

My partner and I did the Istrian Walking Holidays tour. The tour is just the right amount of natural and historical sights and trails. We got to see the marvelous towns Motovun town on top of the hill, Grožnjan and Pula. We walked in national parks Kamenjak, Učka and Brioni islands and we were in awe of the Croatian nature. We stayed in beautiful accommodations on great locations. The route directions were accurate and easy to follow. All transfer connections were accurate and on time, completing the flow of the tour perfectly. The tour was fantastic and extremely well organized from beginning to the end.

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