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Hiking through Istrian Contryside - 8 days

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Where
Buje, Istarska Županija, Croatia
Address
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Type
Tour
Duration
8 days
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Location
City

Description

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Surroundings

  • Airport
  • Beach
  • Desert
  • Downtown
  • Farm
  • Forest
  • Harbour
  • Jungle
  • Lake
  • Marina
  • Mountain
  • Rainforest
  • Sea
  • Wine yard

Tour activities

  • Amusement park
  • Bicycle
  • Biking
  • Canal Cruising
  • Canoeing
  • Cruise
  • Ecotour
  • Expedition Cruise
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Ice Climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Motorcycle
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Multi-Sport
  • Nature
  • Rafting
  • Rainforest
  • River Cruising
  • Rock Climbing
  • Safari
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Sightseeing
  • Skiing
  • Snow sport
  • Tai chi
  • Trekking
  • Walking
  • Whitewater
  • Yachting
  • Yoga
  • Zoo

Itinerary/schedule

1.DAY- ARRIVAL Arrival in Porec, meeting with guide and presentation of program. Dinner and overnight in hotel. 2.DAY - OLD RAILWAY LINE PARENZANA - 3,5 hours After breakfast transfer to Vižinada where we will start first hiking adventure in Istria on the legendary route of the Parenzana, the former narrow-gauge railway line which deeply into the Istrian peninsula and from Porec to Trieste connects 33 Istrian cities, which today are located on the territory of even three states. Passing through magnificent rolling landscapes and lively Istrian vineyards, once it was named as the railway of the wine. After a pleasant and exciting hike from charming medieval town of Motovun to Vižinada we will pass through many tunnels, over old bridges and stop on many fascinating view point. After pleasant walk we drive to wine cellar We will get aquainted with procedure of wine production and tasting of white, red and sweet wine. Return in hotel for dinner and overnight. 3. DAY - GRACIŠCE - PATH OF ST. SIMEON - 4 hours A minibus will take us to the picturesque city of Gracisce where the pathway starts and runs down. The village of Florincici is home to one of the highest Istrian waterfalls – Sopot, ca. 30 meters high, reminiscent of places found only in films, forms a small green lake at its bottom. Most visitors but view the waterfall from its upper side. However, those more adventurous can climb down to the lake itself (we climbed down to the bottom of the waterfall and the scene there was really fantastic).Coming next after the Sopot waterfall is walking up a hill to a small church of Saint Maria Magdalena, which is situated on top of the hill. The place offers a magnificent view on Gracisce and the surrounding. We proceeded toward the point at which we took off. After 11 km walking our mission is to find old tavern where we will have istrian lunch. Return transfer, dinner and overnight. 4.DAY - GROŽNJAN-OPRTALJ - 4 hours Breakfast, transfer to Grožnjan - pittoresque medieval town where we will start ourr 4 hours easy walk across soft hills and through light forest to Oprtalj. On the way we will stop in village Gržiici for refreshment and picnic ( istrian ham, cheese and wine). Return transfer, dinner and overnight. 5.DAY - BUZET-KOTLI-HUM -12 km - 4 hours After breakfast transfer to Buzet – old medieval town, part of the trail runs along the Mirna river, the branching road towards Selci leads to the hidden natural wonders (canyon popularly known as Twins), when the water level is low you can pass through the canyon along the river. Over Kotli we arrive in Hum – the smallest town in the world. Lunch and refreshment in istrian tavern "Humska konoba" - where you will have opportunity to taste home made pasta with truffles. Return transfer, dinner and overnight. 6.DAY - SKITACA-LABIN - 3,5 hours Breakfast, transfer to Labin where we will start our last hiking trip in Istria. On the said trail you will enjoy the beauty and the diversity of the magical land of Istria – the forests, meadows, hills and mounts, villages and small towns… When you, pleasantly tired, find yourselves at the top of Skitaca, the view of the Kvarner bay and the island of Cres will not leave you indifferent. Short drive to small village Trget for a lunch in fisherman's tavern where you will have opportunity to taste Octopus prepared under a baking lid (cripnja).Return transfer, dinner and overnight. 7.DAY - RELAX Breakfast, Day for relax. Dinner and overnight. 8.DAY - DEPARTURE After breakfast departure.

Included

* welcome meeting * 7 x overnight in agrotourism/rural hotel 3* * 7 x breakfast * 7 x dinner * transfers in minivan/minibus * guide during whole programme * visit of Grožnjan, Motovun,Hum,Labin * 5 x hiking trips * 1 x picnic (istrina ham, cheese, wein) * 3 x istrian lunch * 1 x visit of wine cellar with wine tasting

Not included

* Insurance * Flight tickets * transfer from airport to hotel and re-tour (can be organised) * Lunches and drinks when not mentioned

Highlights

Hum - the smallest town in the world, Istrian wine and food, Old railway line Parenzana,

Prices

Fix.Departure 20.03./17.04./15.05. ( 2010-03-20 to 2010-05-22 )
Price per person Price per group
860 0
Fix.Departure 05.06./11.09. ( 2010-06-05 to 2010-09-18 )
Price per person Price per group
895 0
Fix.Departure 09.10./23.10. ( 2010-09-18 to 2010-10-30 )
Price per person Price per group
860 0


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