This easy tour is a great choice for a short family bike trip to nature and exploration of Poreč hinterland and local way of life. We pass through peaceful villages, olive groves and vineyards far away from the lively tourist areas as well as through areas of authentic north Mediterranean vegetation.
The tour starts from Poreč and passes through villages Varvari and Veleniki where it partially follows the route of old roman road, Decumanus Maximus Agri, which in Antiquity served as a connection between Poreč and Istrian hinterland. In Veleniki we pass by konoba Danijela, which is famous for authentic Istrian specialties and is great spot for a light lunch. After Velenik we reach village Kosinožići, from here we continue on a shady forest trail towards Poreč. Last part of the tour follows the famous Parenzana bike path, former railroad, which in the beginning of 20th century connected the towns of Trieste and Poreč.
Since you will be riding mainly on gravel roads and forest trail, we recommend use of mountain bikes for better comfort and safety.
Villages on the tour:
- Varvari, Veleniki, Kosinožići, Stancija Vergotin