Parenzana Trail Biking Experience From Koper

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Parenzana Trail Biking Experience from Koper, 10/29/2019 - 11/24/2023Monday - Sunday : 08:00 AM - 07:00 PM Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    - The pickup is flexible (any hotel, apartment, cruise terminal, bus station, train station etc.).
    - For Cruise Passengers the tour departs from Cruise Passenger Termi.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Take a ride on one of the most beautiful biking trails in Slovene Istria, where once a narrow gauge railway called Parenzana was situated, and experience an unforgettable day in the unspoiled nature, filling your body with positive energy.

Highlights

  • Cycle the city streets to absorb the local atmosphere
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views

Know More about this tour

Your tour will begin with pickup either at the cruise passenger terminal or at your hotel, then depart with your guide for a bike riding adventure. Cycle along the Parenzana Trail, which runs along a narrow gauge railway that once connected 33 Istrian towns from Italy to Croatia. Visit old town centers and small villages and ride along the seashore, through vineyards, olive plantations, and valleys.

The entire route boasts eight preserved tunnels. Ride through two of them, both in the Slovene part of the Istrian peninsula. The first tunnel connects Izola with Strunjan, and the second one is situated between Strunjan and Portoroz.

Your biking trip starts in the port town of Koper. Peddle along the seashore towards the fishing town of Izola, where your guide will talk about the culture and history of the area. After a short stop, visit a salt evaporation pond, situated right above the first tunnel, and your guide will explain the importance of salt for the region.

After passing through the tunnel, reach the final point of your trip and experience traditional village atmosphere. Refresh yourself with excellent wine and tasty food.

Inclusions

Professional guide

Use of a bicycle and helmet

Food and wine tasting

Insurance

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Cruise Passengers must advise supplier as soon as possible: ship name, arrival time and departure time

Hotel Guests must advise supplier as soon as possible: hotel details or any other preferred pickup location

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 07-Sep-2019

    My husband and I arrived via cruise ship and the representative was waiting for us after we passed through passport control. Our guide walked us to the office and talked about the town’s history. After making sure that everyone in our group of 10 had pumped up tires and seats adjusted as desired, we were off. A short distance of cycling within the Old Town streets and then we were on the bike path. This path is a converted railway bed and is well marked for walkers & cyclists. Our guide stopped periodically to give us information about the area & to take pictures. As we approached Isola, our guide, Nikola, stopped at a church and bell tower. He called the caretaker and she came to open the place up for us to explore. This was not stated in the itinerary, but was a wonderful surprise addition to the day! Once in Isola, we stopped at a cafe for beer, coffee and good conversation. After our break, the group was given a choice to continue past Isola into the hills, lengthening our trip by another hour, or return to the shop. Once back at the shop, we enjoyed tasting olives, meats, cheese, 4 different flavored olive oils & 5 different wines. We would recommend this tour. Notes: - there is a bathroom at bike shop, at cafe & along bike path - beer & coffee are extra, but are good & reasonably priced - you should bring a water bottle, bikes have bottle holders - guide gave us a map and directions to a couple of areas we wanted to see after the tour - regular bikes & e-bikes available

  • 10-Aug-2019

    The bike trip from Koper to Izola was just right. There were options on how far and where the group wanted to go, based on clients' physical level, heat of the day, etc. There was time for a cold beer in Izola, half-way through, and the wine and 'meze' back in Koper were quiet nice. I'll probably take the same tour again some day, this time with family and / or friends. Some e-bikes were available, which was helpful for a hill up to the tunnel.

  • 20-Jul-2019

    This bike tour reads so well. It took 45 minutes to organise bikes. We were left standing around while tyres got pumped up. There was no communication from the tour organisation despite leaving several messages. The day before the tour I got a brief email outlining pick up details? My questions still unanswered? The ride itself was enjoyable. The old train line is actually a sealed section of the road which is I was disappointed by. The scenery was beautiful. We rode to Izola. A few stops along the way for information which was good. But we did not pass through any tunnels, did not see any olive or vineyard plantations which was written in the description? We stopped in Izola with no explanation as to what we were doing? I ended up asking if we could wander around after being left for too long to have coffee? It was then we got prompted to have 30 minutes free time. Izola is a beautiful seaside town but we got little as far as history and culture of the place as was outlined. Surprisingly we then turned around and headed back to the shop where we started where we stood around the counter tasting different cheeses and wine. The produce was nice but this was not a lunch in a small village as described? Overall the cost was too expensive and the ‘what to expect’ is inaccurate. We could have hired bikes ourselves and done this without a guide? Would not recommend this tour.

  • 02-Jul-2019

    Dejan from Koper Trips met us at the cruise terminal from where we walked for several minutes to his shop. Along the way he explained some of the history of Koper and surrounding buildings. Once at the shop we had a choice of some good looking bikes and soon we were off through the safe and well maintained bike paths. Such a beautiful hot day full of interesting facts and information. Riding was easy and mainly flat. The bikes made and small inclines easy. Along the way wine yards, salt fields and water front before entering the country side. After a couple of hours we arrived back at the shop to a fine selection of cheeses, hams, olives oils and wines to taste. I would highly recommend Koper Trips.

  • 22-Jul-2018

    We agree! We were on the same ride as Harrison and loved the scenery, tunnels, tapas/wine, and the history of this area provided by our guide, the owner. There were a few hills that were strenuous, but you can go at your own pace. We also liked that this tour gave us the exercise we were looking for after eating all that cruise food! Highly recommended!

  • 22-Jul-2018

    We agree! We were on the same ride as Harrison and loved the scenery, tunnels, tapas/wine, and the history of this area provided by our guide, the owner. There were a few hills that were strenuous, but you can go at your own pace. We also liked that this tour gave us the exercise we were looking for after eating all that cruise food! Highly recommended!

  • 21-Jul-2018

    This was probably the best excursion we did off our med cruise ship! The trails are awesome with super views and the tunnels are cool...literally....to ride thru and our guide took us on a walking trip thru Piran and to a great place for wine tasting and a snack.. Our guide turned out to be the company owner sorry I forgot how to spell....Dajean and he was GREAT. There were some hills, but luckily our wives 1 59 and 1 64 had the 2 electric assist bikes and had no problems. I highly recommend this trip :

  • 21-Jul-2018

    This was probably the best excursion we did off our med cruise ship! The trails are awesome with super views and the tunnels are cool...literally....to ride thru and our guide took us on a walking trip thru Piran and to a great place for wine tasting and a snack.. Our guide turned out to be the company owner sorry I forgot how to spell....Dajean and he was GREAT. There were some hills, but luckily our wives 1 59 and 1 64 had the 2 electric assist bikes and had no problems. I highly recommend this trip :

  • 23-Aug-2017

    , nice arragement and accomodationg great activity with our great guide Barbara well organized nice way to see the country side

  • 23-Aug-2017

    , nice arragement and accomodationg great activity with our great guide Barbara well organized nice way to see the country side

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