Far and wide by bike - Portorož - Piran

Far and wide by bike

Through mountains and valleys, through forests or paved roads, with a view of the open sea and always accompanied by birdsong. 

The cycling routes in Istria are varied: from steep climbs to plains, intended for sports, recreation, but also regeneration and family fun. Which activity do you choose?

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Simple cycling routes

A bike ride along the sea or a ride through the tunnels of the old Parenzana railway? Simple cycling routes are suitable for families and recreationists. 

Bikes can be hired on our premises. 3, 2, 1, go!

Explore Sečovlje Salina Nature Park

Explore Sečovlje Salina Nature Park

If you want to explore the natural sights, take a family trip to the Sečovlje Salina Nature Park. You will learn how salt is produced and how the salt makers used to live once or watch birds and enjoy the intact nature.
From Izola through slovenian Istria by bike

From Izola through slovenian Istria by bike

The coastal cycling routes will surely remain in your memory as they offer spectacular panoramic views, beautiful nature and cultural attractions of the nearby towns. Explore Parenzana, the former coastal road, or go on a trip in the countryside.
Piran, Portorož & Fiesa by e-bike

Piran, Portorož & Fiesa by e-bike

Piran, Portorož and Fiesa are some of the most visited and popular tourist spots in Slovenian Istria. Get to know them on a two-hour e-bike ride.
Piran by night cycling tour

Piran by night cycling tour

This easy evening cycling tour will let you discover Piran at sunset revealing the most beautiful panoramic views of this romantic coastal town. The only condition for the three-hour guided tour is good weather.
E-cycling - Strunjan and Izola

E-cycling - Strunjan and Izola

A big bicycle ride outdoors among beautiful views and a stopover at the Strunjan Cross, heading to Izola and back to the starting point along the popular cycle path Parenzana.

Medium difficulty cycle routes

By now you will have already ridden the Parenzana several times, so the coastal road is no longer an obstacle for you... Now it's time to try some longer routes. 

Follow the suggestions below and spend a day cycling in Istria, discovering new trails.  

E-bike extravagance

E-bike extravagance

We will be cycling through the charming towns of Slovenian Istria, meandering through their squares and narrow streets, proceeding along the route of the old Parenzana railway line – The Path of Health and Friendship, among olive groves and vineyards, admiring breathtaking panoramic views from Italy and the Alps via Slovenia to Croatia.
Visiting Izola's hinterland

Visiting Izola's hinterland

The proposed route will introduce you to almost all the towns in Istria, both those near the coast as well as the scenic spots in the hinterland. The proposed excursion could almost be included in the next group: the 54 km route takes you to a higher level by 368 metres. Who's up for it?
Cycling across the land of refosco

Cycling across the land of refosco

Purpose: getting to know the different landscapes of Istria, the panoramic views of the Bay of Koper, the Istrian hilly areas and to learn more about the villages of Koper’s hinterland. The itinerary takes at least two hours, and it is planned to cover 40 km by bike.
Idlyic e-cycling in Isria's hinterlands

Idlyic e-cycling in Isria's hinterlands

An idyllic e-cycling experience through the Sečovlje salt pans along the forgotten valley of the Dragonja River and the hills of Slovenian Istria, with views spanning from the Alps to the Dolomites.
Traditional Istrian flavours

Traditional Istrian flavours

The scent of the sea, salt and pine trees will accompany you on the coastline and along the trail, enriched by the local flavours of Istrian dishes, prepared by our farmers and fishermen. Reserve a whole day for this route.

Challenging cycling routes

Lovers of uphill cycling will find ideal trails in Istria. Numerous cycling events are organised here throughout the year. 

At the beginning of the cycling season, the Grand Prix of Slovenian Istria awaits us, while in autumn it is the turn of Istria’s Cycling Marathon.

Which vantage point would you like to conquer first? 

Challenging route throughout Istria

Challenging route throughout Istria

Who's up for it? The 83 km route takes us through four nature parks, the Istrian villages of three municipalities, from Koper, past Izola and all the way to Portorož. The fastest cyclists can cover the route in 4 hours.
Off the beaten track

Off the beaten track

A short and demanding cycling route through Piran’s and Koper’s villages. The starting point is from Padna, passing Koštabona to the highest point on the Šavrin hills - and finally reaching Pomjan. On the way back you will pass through Šmarje and Grintovec.
On the green paths of Izola’s hinterland

On the green paths of Izola’s hinterland

Continue uphill to Korte nad Izolo - a village in Izola's hinterland which is a perfect starting point for cycling tours of the hinterland. You will see old water springs, visit the Medljan farm or have a local olive oil tasting.
Route around Tinjan

Route around Tinjan

The itinerary involves discovering the Istrian landscape, magnificent panoramic views of the Bay of Trieste and Koper with the hinterland in the background, part of the route going through the Osp Valley and even crossing the Italian border. The route can be divided into several stages.
Panoramic view at Socerb

Panoramic view at Socerb

The final stage of the route through the Istrian hinterland will compensate for all the effort. Socerb Castle at the Karst edge (Kraški rob) never fails to fascinate visitors. The panoramic view of the Bay of Trieste and Koper will leave you speechless.

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