Explore untouched nature of Istria on foot and enjoy paddling along the coast, swiming and snorkeling in crystal clear water, biking along the old railway Parenzana!
The highlights of the program are:
Poreč old city
Mountainbiking on Parenzana ex railway road
Visiting Hum, the smallest city in the world
Hiking on the Učka mountain
Day One. Arrival in Porec, meeting with guide and presentation of program.
Day Two. Sea kayaking - 10 km
Orientation walk of the old town, famous for Eufrasius Basilica, UNESCO's world heritage. Meeting with our guide and introducing to our sea-kayaks and are fitted with safety gear. We are then shown how to handle these easy to paddle craft and then we are off, paddling besides the city walls and around the islands to the wild beach for a swimming and snorkeling.
Day Three. Mountain biking - 43 km/26 miles
Transfer to Buje where we will start biking (on macadam) on the legendary route of the Parenzana, the former narrow-gauge railway line which deeply penetrates 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 ride from charming medieval town of Grožnjan to Vižinada we will pass through many tunnels, over old bridges and stop on many fascinating view point.
Day Four. You are free to spend a day on the beach, for swimming, snorkeling, kayaking or you can optionally choose our fishing trip or other excursion from our program.
Day Five. Caving adventure
Breakfast, transfer with minibus to the Cave Baredine in Nova Vas (Porec). The speleo adventure starts at the training ground Speleolit. After you have been given the necessary speleo equipment and acquainted with the safety codes of using the same, the practices od descending and climbing the rope begins. When all the participants have mastered the speleo technique, we enter the nearby cave. We go down to the depth of 35 metres, mastering all the pot-holes with the use of the rope. Participants are provided with speleo equipment, helmet with light and coveralls (due to the cave temperature of 10°C). Participants must have their own footwear (sport shoes or hiking boots)- sandals are completely unsuitable. In afternoon free time for beach or walking tour.
Day Six. Sea kayaking - 13 km
Short drive to Vrsar where we will start with our sea kayak adventure along the protected area of Lim fjord. You will enjoy paddling along the bay, with its steep banks, passing beside the cultivation of mollusks and fish to the end of Lim bay. During paddling we will make stop on the wild beach for swimming and snorkeling. Hike to the Romuald´s cave, this 105-meter long cave consists of several impressive halls that have preserved evidence of permanent existence of life since prehistoric times. The entrance to the cave is 47 centimeters high, and the main hall is five to six meters high. Romualdo's Cave is a speleological phenomenon because the cave ornaments are located on the left side only, while the right side is empty.
Day Seven. Hiking Korita - Veliki Planik
After brealfast transfer to Brgudac where we will start our hiking tour. Before the climb towards Korita, you should fill your bottles with the spring water which will come in very handy later in the day. The Korita Peak is situated on Ćićarija, under the Brajko Peak (1092 m), and above the village of Brgudac. In Brgudac, near the trail leading uphill, you will notice seven water troughs, always filled to the brim from a pure, allegedly miraculous, spring water source. The hiking trail towards Korita starts in this very spot. After approximately forty minutes of leisurely walk, including the occasional rests, you will reach the peak from which you can marv1el in the enchanting view of central Istria. After short break we proceed our hike towards highest peak of Ćićarija, Planik (1272m). After hiking we drive to Hum – the smallest town in the world. Lunch and refreshment in istrian tavern "Humska konoba" - where you will have opportunity to taste typical Istrian lunch.. Return transfer in Poreč.
The hike is 5 hours long with 550m of elevation gain.
Day Eight. End of the program, departure.
No special skills are required for this trip.You should be in moderate shape.