Hotel & Bike from Venice to Poreč

Hotel & Bike from Venice to Poreč (8 Days/7 Nights, approx. 365 km )


Venice, the fascinating lagoon city often praised as the place of desire, is the starting point of this bike and hotel tour. „La Serenissima“ was one of the most important European sea-and trading powers of the 18th century.

Cycling tours along the Adriatic coast offer great opportunities to enjoy this beautiful ocean. Over the course of the week you will cycle to the foothills of the Julian Alps and through vast fertile plain lands rich in water. You will pass Slovenia with the fascinating seaport town of Triest and as you approach the Istrian peninsula the landscape becomes hilly and you are greeted by small artist’s villages, deep valleys and vineyards. Carefully selected *** and **** Hotels ensure that you can begin the cycling tours rested and strengthened. Our reliable transport driver will take your luggage from hotel to hotel.

Attention: This web page has been updated for the season 2019. Changes in the itinerary as well as the accomplishments may vary in comparison to the season 2018.

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Highlights of the tour
Culture: The fascinating lagoon city of Venice & Aquilea with its roman heritage.
Nature: The salt flats of Secovlje are the largest wetlands of Slovenia.
Activity: A ride with a "gondola" through the canal maze of Venice
Culinary: Try the rich selection of antipasti!
Souvenirs: A colorful painted carnival mask from Venice or Murano glass souvenir.

Itinerary

1st Day Arrival in Mestre

Individual arrival to Mestre, a part of Venice located on the mainland. After checking into your hotel you have enough time to explore the lagoon city with its numerous canals, cultural squares and cosy cafes. You might allow yourself a ride in one of the famous gondolas, winding their way through the maze of the canals, or the luxury of drinking a cappuccino on the marketplace square.

2nd Day Mestre – Jesolo/Caorle (aprx. 25/40 mi. or 40/65 km)

You take the ferry boat to Venice passing the square of St. Marcus and on to Punta Sabbioni, which is located on a peninsula opposite to Venice. Now it is time to take your bike along the coast to Caorle, often called „Little Venice“, or continue cycling to the famous swimming beach of Jesolo. The bicycle tour offers beautiful views and beaches invite you for refreshing swim stops.

3rd Day Jesolo/Caorle – Portogruaro (aprx. 38/25 mi. or 60/40 km)

Today you leave the ocean behind and cycle northwards in the direction of the foothills of the Julian Alps. You cross landscapes rich in water in the form of rivers, lakes and connective canals. Today’s overnight-stay is in Portogruaro, once a major river port in times of the Republic of Venice. The old town of Portogruaro, characterized by the Venetian Gothic era, is almost completely intact and well worth an evening stroll.

4th Day Portogruaro – Palmanove/Aquileia (aprx. 40/43 mi. or 60/70 km)

Depending on your mood you have the possibility to shorten today’s tour by taking a train from Portogruaro to Latisana (12 mi./20 km). The tour leads you along the border between the regions of Veneto and Friuli, through historical landscapes, past rivers, canals and ancient Roman towns. The night can either be spent in in Aquileia with its lovely Roman heritage, or in Palmanova, also known as the „Star City “, due to its geometric construction.

5th Day Palmanova/Aquileia – Trieste (aprx. 43/31 mi. or 70/50 km)

Today you cross the river Isonzo by bike, previously the setting of several major battles during the First World War. In the afternoon you head in the direction of the sea, where you have various possibilities to take a short break: Duino, with its two castles, or, Sistiana, with its characteristic bay, are two of many possibilities. Again you have the opportunity to shorten the route from Monfalcone to Trieste by train (30 km/19 mi.). Here, in the old harbour of The Hapsburgs Empire, you have the chance to partake on an extensive city tour.

6th Day Trieste – Piran - Portorož (aprx. 28 mi./45 km)

After only a few kilometres you leave Italy and cross the border to Slovenia. You cycle through well-known villages such as Koper and Piran, famous in Slovenia for its Venetian characterised old town. Shortly before the Croatian border you reach today’s destination: Portorož, most accurately described as the capital of Slovenian tourism.

7th Day Portorož – Poreč (aprx. 34 mi./55 km)

Your tour takes you through the salt flats of Secovlje, southwards, and before long you cross the border to Croatia and reach Istria; the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea. Over hill and dale, passing small villages and coastal artists towns, you continue to draw closer to your final destination; Poreč. Here you encounter the Euphrasian Basilica, a World Heritage Site, whose visit should not be missed.

8th Day Poreč (Departure)

The journey ends after breakfast in your hotel. You have the opportunity to extend your stay in Poreč or return to Venice by ship or transfer bus.

Rental bikes

Hybrid bike

High Quality hybrid bikes with a unisex frame for male and female riders, characterised by their easy entry frame allowing riders to enjoy a comfortable, up right position when riding.

The 27-gear bikes are availble on this tour for 80 € per week.

Electric bike Flyer T8.1

A comfortable touring bike with a mordern electrical support system. The Flyer T8.1 is a reliable companion for enjoyable touring. It offers a comfortable seat position for great posture to ensure comfort even on longer distances and is fitted with a 7-speed Nexus hub combined with the high end, centre positioned Panasonic electric motor.

The Flyer T8.1 are available for 190 € per week.

Journey

General travel information

The first day of your tour is the arrival day to the first hotel. Not until the day after the cycle tours start. The time and place of the welcome speech respectively the handover of the rental bikes will be provided later in the travel documents. Your room is usually available from 3 pm.


How to get to Mestre

Mestre is connected with following airports: Venezia: 10 km, Treviso: 35 km, Verona: 120 km, Trieste: 120 km


Venezia Marco Polo (VCE)
www.veniceairport.it

Shuttle bus from the airport to Venezia Mestre station:

Fly Bus ATVO shuttle service and ACTV bus route 15 (3 times per hour); travel time: aprx. 20 min; fare: 8 euro

Treviso Canova (TSF)www.trevisoairport.it

Connetion by taxi or city bus + train from Treviso:

– from airport to Treviso station:
by taxi (travel time: 15 min; fare: 15 euro) or
by bus route 6 (travel time: 15 min; fare: 1.30 euro)

– from Treviso station to Mestre:
several directly train connections (travel time: 30 min, fare: aprx. 4 euro)

Shuttle bus:

– from airport to Venezia Mestre station:

daily connections to Venezia Mestre station with ATVO.
Departuretimes are connected to budget airlines (from 7:45 am till 10:25 pm) (travel time: 70 min; fare: 10 euro); www.atvo.it

Verona Villafrance Catullo (VRN)www.aeroportoverona.it

Shuttle bus + train:

– from airport to Verona station:
Aerobus shuttle service to Verona Porta Nuova station
departures daily from 6:30 am till 11:35 pm every 20 min. (travel time: aprx. 20 min; fare: 6 euro)

– from Verona Porta Nuova station to Venezia Mestre station:
direct connection (travel time: 70 – 120 min; fare: 9 – 20 euro depending on type of train)

Please note: All fare prices are on a 2018th basis. All information is supplied without guarantee

Transfer from Poreč to Venice

Return transfer Poreč – Venice by boat: departure around 7-8 a.m. (approx. 4 hours). Price 65-85 € per person (+10 € for own bikes), depending on the season.

If the ferry boat is not available the service will be replaced by a private transfer.

The booking (complete with full name, passport number, nationality, date of birth) is compulsory when sending the reservation.

In case of bringing your own bike upon arrival in Venice

Since bike transport is not allowed on the Vaporetto, you can either book a transfer or take the train to get to Mestre.

If you have any further questions considering the transfer or the costs we are always available by e-mail or phone.

Extended stay

Extend your stay in Venice and/or Poreč

Would you like to be in Venice before the start of your bike tour or enjoy Istria a bit longer after the tour ends?

Then we recommend that you extend your vacation for one or more days in Venice beforehand or in Poreč afterwards.

If you would like to book a room you are kindly requested to use the booking.com links mentioned above or to contact our office team:

Tel.: +49 (0)7531 361860 or email: info@islandhopping.com

Valamar Pinia Hotel on Poreč

This family hotel in Croatia combines peace and tranquillity at the heart of Istria with all the ingredients for an invigorating and fun holiday. Fringed by a beautiful blue flag beach and bordered by dense pine forests, the Pinia hotel lies just a 10 minute coastal stroll from the medieval town of Poreč. All rooms are comfortably equipped and have air-conditioning. Delectable Mediterranean and international flavours and crisp local wines pander to many different palates at the show-cooking buffet. And to counter those calories, an endless range of sports and recreation facilities are available for all ages – a holiday full of great activities in Croatia. A beautiful sandy beach is located just next to the hotel.

Prices & Accomplishments

Base tour price per person (double room occupancy)

Season 1: 06.04. and 28.09.2019 – 590 euro
Season 2: 07.04. – 17.05. & 14.09. – 27.09.2019 – 690 euro
Season 3: 18.05. – 13.07. & 17.08. – 13.09.2019 – 740 euro

This tour can be started on Saturday’s or Sunday’s during the given period of time. 
Special departure dates for at least 5 people.

Saturday: 06.04. – 13.07.2019 & 17.08. – 28.09.2019
Sunday: 12.05. – 07.07.2017 & 01.09. – 22.09.2019

Included services

• 8-day hotel journey
• 7 nights hotel accommodation in double room incl. breakfast
• Welcome briefing in English
• Route descriptions & maps
• Hotline service
• Luggage service from hotel to hotel
• Ferry transfer on 2nd day (bike not included)

Additional optional services (on request)

• Single occupancy supplement: 230 euro/week
• Rental bikes: Hybrid bike: 80 euro/week or E-bike: 190 euro/week
• Rental helmet: 15 euro/week
• Return transfer Poreč – Venice by boat: approx. 65 – 85 euro/person (+ 10 euro/bike), depending on the season. If the ferry boat is not available the service will be replaced by a private transfer.
• Additional nights in Venice: as of 90 euro/person in a double room; as of 150 euro in a single room
• Additional nights in Mestre or Poreč: Mestre as of 90 euro/person in a double room; as of 150 euro in a single room / Poreč as of 65 euro/person in a double room; as of 90 euro in a single room
• 3 or 4 people sharing a room

Not included in the base tour price

• Journey to Venice
• Transfer from Venice to Mestre in case of traveling with own bikes
• Local tax: aprx. 10 – 15 euro/person
• Entrance fee for sights
• Individually lunch & dinner as well as beverages
• Tip for Transfer driver
Optional train transfers: Portogruaro – Latisana and Monfalcone – Trieste

Things to note

How to book this trip

If you want to book this trip you are kindly requested to send us an email to: info@islandhopping.com

with your preferred date of arrival and the number of persons (names and date of birth). We will check the availability of the hotels and contact you as soon as possible.

For more information please give us a call: +49-(0)7531-361860.

Accommodation (3 to 4 star hotels)

For the duration of your trip you stay in carefully selected and comfortable 3 to 4 Star Hotels, containing double rooms (shower/WC). The booking of single rooms is possible on request.

Catering

The catering in the hotels consists of breakfast buffet. We can offer suggestions and recommendations for your individual lunches or dinners along the way.

Luggage service

You will receive route descriptions & maps, as well as important information. A luggage transfer takes your luggage from hotel to hotel.

Itinerary changes

We reserve the right to make changes to the planned itinerary due to changing weather conditions as well as organizational requirements.

Requirements (Level 2)

The daily trips are regularly between 25 and 43 mi./40 and 70 km. In total you travel up to 228 mi./65 km and 4,560 ft./1,390 m of elevation. Whilst the first three days through the Venetian and Friulian plain are mostly flat, the further stages are hillier, but do not require a high level of fitness. Most times you cycle on paved roads, only on rare occasions do stages of the tour occur on paths. Day four and five can be shortened by taking the train. 

Requirement to wear a helmet

Helmet use is mandatory on all bike rides. Please bring for your own safety a suitable helmet or contact us for a rental one.

Dates & Booking

  • = fully booked
  • = 1-4 bookings possible
  • = 5+ bookings posible
  • = departure confirmed

Any questions?

Contact us:

Monday - Friday
09:00- 12:30 Hrs
14:00- 17:00 Hrs

Tel. +49(0)7531 361860

info@islandhopping.com