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A week of sea views and Opatija (6 – 9 days)

Day one: Transfer from the airport or railway station to the hotel
Transfer from the airport or railway station to the hotel, bike and equipment check. A stroll around the town with an acquaintance evening. Later on the introduction of the guide and presentation of the tour.

Day two: Nova Gorica – Korada – Goriška brda – Nova Gorica*
From Nova Gorica we will cycle along Alpine beauty Soča towards the highest hill of Goriška Brda – Korada, and from there on the ridge that offers us a view towards Italy, Alps, and Banjiška and Trnovska plateau on the other side of the river. Descent towards Goriška Brda will take us to the wine growing area, where we will see one of the many vine cellars and have a snack before we will continue the tour towards our starting point.

Day three: Nova Gorica – Kras (Karst) – Basovizza
The labyrinth of paths and single trails will take us on the karstic landscape to a sightseeing point Kremenjak, as well as many historic sights from World War II. Amongst vineyards we will cycle to a homestead, where we will have a meal and take a rest before we will continue towards the home of the Lipizzaner horses – Lipica and later on Basovizza.

Day four: Basovizza – Trieste Karst plateau – Kozina
The tour will take us on the Trieste Karst through the surroundings of neighbouring villages of Bazovica, Gropada, Fernetiči, communities on the border of karst above Trieste to the valley of river Glinščica. The tour is distinguished by the beautiful karst walkways that are a part of marked trails CAI (CAI – Club Alpino Italiano), cart tracks and beautiful views over the Trieste Bay. When we ascent on the abandoned railway route towards Kozina, the path leads us through many tunnels and beautiful views over this magnificent valley.

Day five: Kozina – Čičarija – Buzet
Cycling along the west part of Slovenian Čičarija takes us to the border of karst with beautiful views over the sea. A beautiful karst landscape meets us woven with cart tracks and walkways which will make our cycling to Istria town of Buzet even more fun. In Buzet we will have a much deserved dinner and a rest before the next cycling day.

Day six: Buzet – “Parenzana” – Buzet*
Cycling on the legendary route of the Marathon Parenzana takes us through Istria villages well known by truffles and good vine.

Day seven: Buzet – Učka – Opatija
After breakfast and morning coffee we will, over the peaks of Čičarija and their views of Istria and the sea, make our way on one-liners all the way to National Park Učka, and then we will descent through the park to the town of Opatija and camping site by the sea, where we will have a wonderful dinner in a nice company.

Day eight: a day on the sea with a local biking trip and a party*
A well deserved day of rest on the beach with a short cycling trip along walkway by the sea, and the sightseeing of a typical old Mediterranean fishing village of Volosko with a party.

Day nine: Late breakfast and transfer to the airport or railway station

* Marked days can be left out and the tour shortened!

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