Free Poreč MTB Tours

01.05.-01.07./01.09.-01.10. - If you love nature and are willing to put in three or four hours of time, make sure to try the free cycling tours offered in the town of Poreč. Ride unbeaten trails or tarmac roads with little traffic through the picturesque forests, olive groves, vineyards, nearly abandoned villages, and end your tour with a long ride along the coast.  


Two free guided MTB tours and one road tour are available. You can choose tours from 36km to 56km with 300m to 600m of cumulative elevation gain. Of course, you can take part in all three of our cycling tours. Whichever you choose, you will enjoy the beautiful landscapes typical of Istria's interior and a beautiful seaside ride back to your starting point – Peškera bay in Poreč.

Notes on the free MTB tours

  • The tours are completely free, and do not include beverages, food or entry tickets.
  • Bike, helmet, and bike equipment rental is available (at extra charge).
  • Helmets are required.
  • Not recommended for children younger than 14 years of age.
  • You must know how to ride a bike and be in good enough shape to ride around 50km per day.
  • An ambulance is available in case of emergency.
  • The guide has the right to change the route according to weather and guest abilities.

Bookings are free, but required at least 12 hours prior to departure.

Bookings and inquiries via Viber or WhatsApp
T: +385 91 604 17 23
E-adresa: bikecenterporec@gmail.com


FREE POREČ MTB TOUR – NORTH, 35km

This northern route leads from Peškera bay to the exciting Parenzana cycling trail, which was once a rail line running from Poreč to Trieste. Along the first part of the tour, discover the interior of Istria and Grabovica forest, which is interwoven with single-track trails just perfect for mountain bikes. We will pass through the village of Nova Vas and continue through vineyards and olive groves. A short break at Baredine cave will give you a chance to get to know your fellow cyclists. Slowly descending towards the sea, we will pedal through Červar Porat resort and continue riding through the largest olive grove in Croatia and alongside picturesque beaches on a path that will bring us back to our starting point at roughly 12:30PM.

Technical description

Type of cycling trail: MTB trail
Length of trail: 35km
Highest point: 150m
Cumulative elevation gain: 300m
Ride time: 4-5 hours
Difficulty: intermediate
 

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Details

Available: every Monday from 1 May to 1 July and from 1 September to 1 October
Start time: meet at 8:45AM, depart at 9:00AM
Planned end time: around 12:30PM
Start and finish: Peškera bay
Guide: one guide per 20 cyclists
Languages: Croatian, English and German


FREE POREČ MTB TOUR – SOUTH, 45km

From Peškera bay, we will begin our ride around the beautiful old town of Poreč and head to Brulo resort. Then we will turn towards the interior, where a narrow, challenging MTB trails through deep shade await us. We will pass by Bečić Estate and, if desired, try out a part of a trail that Poreč Cycling Club uses for their XC races. We will ride on through the village of Dračevac towards Kontija forest on the slopes of Lim bay, the most pristine forest reserve in Istria. We will stop at certain points to take in the beautiful view of the bay. We will then continue our ride towards the coastal town of Vrsar, where the infamous Giacomo Casanova once caroused. After taking in the sea view, we will ride along the coast through Funtana and Zelena Laguna and return to our starting point around 1:30PM.

Technical description

Type of cycling trail: MTB trail
Length of trail: 45km
Highest point: 150m
Cumulative elevation gain: 450m
Ride time: 4-5 hours
Difficulty: intermediate

 
Download GPX file

Elevation profile:

Details

Available: every Thursday from 1 May to 1 July and from 1 September to 1 October
Start time: meet at 8:45AM, depart at 9:00AM
Planned end time: around 1:30PM
Start and finish: Peškera bay
Guide: one guide per 20 cyclists
Languages: Croatian, English and German


Free Poreč Trekking & E-Bike Tour, 56km  

From Peškera bay, we will set off towards the north of Poreč in the direction of Červar. Today's ride will take you through small villages along rarely used roads. Along the way, you will also have the opportunity to visit Baredine cave and the village of Bačva, which offers a beautiful view of the Istrian coast and the Adriatic Sea, where today's ride will end. From Funtana, we will head back towards Poreč along the coast. Our expected arrival at the starting point at Peškera bay is around 1:00PM.

Technical description

Type of cycling trail: Road
Length of trail: 56km
Highest point: 220m
Cumulative elevation gain: 600m
Ride time: 4-5 hours
Difficulty: intermediate


Download GPX file


Elevation profile:


Details

Available: every Wednesday from 1 May to 1 July and from 1 September to 1 October
Start time: meet at 8:45AM, depart at 9:00AM
Planned end time: around 1:00PM
Start and finish: Peškera bay
Guide: one guide per 20 cyclists
Languages: Croatian, English and German

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