3:30 h
Activity duration
All year

Travel through idyllic scenery

MTB Cycling Railway Parenzana route is not very demanding. Therefore appropriate for beginners, families, and regular cyclists. Parenzana was a 123 km long railway line that went through the Istrian countryside. The railway connected 33 places in Istria. Al the way from Trieste to Poreč. Today it passes the territories of Italy, Slovenia, and Croatia.

The railway operated between 1902 and 1935. It was a vital connection between villages and towns. It used to transport passengers, wine, olive oil, and many other resources. The Parenzana revival project begun in 2006. Finally, the project restored and converted the line into an MTB Cycling Railway Parenzana trail. Therefore, what had once fallen into oblivion, today is known as the most visited cycling and hiking trail in Istria.

Join our cycling tour and travel through the idyllic scenery. We cycle by typical medieval towns and villages, across numerous bridges and exciting tunnels. Create unforgettable memories on the most romantic MTB Cycling Railway Parenzana trail in Istria.


DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION Poreč area or other places on request
CYCLING DISTANCE 26 km (Buje to Livade)
ELEVATION GAIN approx +130 m / -300 m
CYCLING DURATION 3 h of cycling
VIEW INTERACTIVE ROUTE https://www.relive.cc/view/vMv8DLGNPvQ/explore         

8:30-9:15 Transfer to starting point

Meeting with your guide/driver. Transfer to the departure point in Buje (approx. 45 min).

10:00 Start of the tour

After arriving in Buje, our guide will familiarize you with the equipment and the tour, and you will start the first part of the ride towards the beautiful town of Grožnjan.

11:00-11:30 Break

In Grožnjan, we will have time for sightseeing and refreshments at a local bar.

11:30-13:30 Ride to Livade

After rest and rest, we start cycling the second part of the trail to Livade.

13:30-15:00 Lunch

At the end we will have lunch in Livade or Motovun.

15:00-16:00 Transfer back

After lunch we will transfer you back to your accommodation.

The price of this tour is available on request.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

INCLUDED Transportation

English-speaking guide


Lunch after the tour

MTB Hardtail bike rent

NOT INCLUDED Guides gratitude
WHAT TO BRING Biking gear

Rain jacket

Water and snacks


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    Tour Reviews

    4.67 based on 3 reviews
    May 4, 2021

    Was exhausted like never before.

    May 4, 2021

    It was a bit too long for me as a beginner.
    But the host was nice and the whole group waited for the few slower of us.

    August 30, 2021

    The “Route of Friendship and Health”
    The Name says it all, and on Top there are many beautiful views.
    The first ride on this Trail 10 years ago made me addicted to cycling in Istria. It is not a Racing Track but more a way to discover Nature, mediveal historic Places and creative Artists at Work in a very quiet and joyful slow way. Passing the kilometer Stone “100” feels to me somehow like coming home enjoying the last 20 easy to Porec. This has nothing to do with “Holiday on the beach” what makes it even much more worthy to see. Looking forward to ride again soon!

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