211North-Northwest

Itinireray description

The Istrian interior is the thematic guide of a cycling trail that starts and ends in Rovinj, at the Eden Sports Centre. From the western part of the Istrian peninsula the route leads to the heart of Istria itself and, amongst a number of places, it also passes through Vižinada, Ponte Porton and the magical town of Motovun, which is reached from a picturesque uphill slope. The second part of this 138 kilometre long trail passes through Karojba, Tinjan and Sveti Petar u Šumi, and then through Kanfanar and Bale. Cycling trail no. 211 contains a number of captivating sites where you can enjoy fascinating views or perhaps take a break tasting the refreshments in the Istrian taverns. From their appearance, some of these will remind you of days gone by, and each of them offers you the chance to taste the specialities of traditional local cuisine. 

Technical characteristics

This is a rather demanding trail with a total altitude difference of 1.790 metres. The highest point is at 361 metres above sea level, at the 90th kilometre, whilst the lowest is just 5 metres above sea level. The trail is completely ridden on an asphalt road, and the predicted time for its completion is 4h:40m – 5h:20m. The uphill slope that starts at the 47th kilometre also contains a very steep, one kilometre long section, that in some parts exceeds 14% so a gear ratio of 34x29 is recommended. The downhill begins at the 66th kilometre and contains a number of serpentines that are easy to see, but certainly require a cautious ride. 

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