6 DAY LEISURE CYCLING TOUR

Our tour may not change your life, but it will certainly widen your horizons. It will bring you a special new experience as you meet new friends, charming little villages and old towns, exciting culture and rich heritage and excite your palate with the most exquisite meals and wines. And last, but not least, you will burn calories and stay fit and beautiful!

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PRICE: 5.399,00 EUR (single room supplement + 849,00 EUR)

Day One - Saturday

ACTIVITIES
16:00 - 16:30
Welcome drink
16:30 - 17:30
Bike fitting, safety tour
18:00 - 19:30
Bike route: Bevanda – Preluk - Bevanda (ex moto gp race) warm up
19:30 - 20:30
Relax
20:30
Dinner at Bevanda restaurant
23:00
Overnight stay at Hotel Bevanda
DESCRIPTION

Your ultimate Beyond experience starts from the moment you land. Your driver will be waiting for you at the airport, either Rijeka, Pula, Zagreb, Ljubljana, Trieste, Treviso or Venice, with one of our luxury cars.

After a pleasant ride to the five-star Design Hotel Bevanda, you will meet our guides and relax with a welcome drink.

We imagine you will probably be very impatient to start riding, however, to us, your safety comes first. We will have a short talk about safety, review the map and the itinerary, and perform the bike fitting. After that you will be ready to begin your cycling adventure. The tour will start with a pleasant ride through the fashionable town of Opatija.

After the warm up in Opatija and its surroundings, you will have time to relax on the beach or take a walk along the famous promenade in Opatija, called “Lungo mare”. During the evening hours you will experience true hedonistic moments as we introduce you to Croatian cuisine at the famous “Bevanda” restaurant.

SUMMARY
Meals:
Welcome drink / Dinner
Destinations:
Opatija
Accomplished:
9.5 miles / 15 km
Accommodation:
Bevanda Relaix and Chateau Hotel
Day Two - Sunday

ACTIVITIES
09:00 - 13:00 Bike route:

Bevanda – Brseč - Bevanda
13:00 – 14:30
Light lunch at Johnson Restaurant at Mošćenička Draga
14:30 – 15:30
Return to Bevanda Hotel (by bike or car)
19:00
Dinner at Plavi Podrum restaurant in Volosko
23:00
Overnight stay at Bevanda Hotel
DESCRIPTION

Today we will start with an Illy espresso, the finest Italian coffee, at Bevanda Hotel Bar and we’ll continue with a slow warm-up ride through the center of Opatija with a short explanation of Opatija’s rich history. We’ll continue alongside the beautiful coast towards some of the oldest coastal villages on the eastern shore of the Istrian peninsula with stunning views of the sea, islands Krk and Cres and the whole Kvarner Bay. Passing through fisherman villages we’ll be reaching a small, old village Brseč. The Road from Mošćenička Draga to Brseč is a pure anti-stress therapy as we’ll enjoy the beautiful nature with fresh air from the Adriatic sea and the pines alongside the road.

On the slopes of Mošćenička Draga, we’ll stop for a light lunch at one of the most famous restaurants in the region - Johnson, in which you can taste fresh Sea food with pasta and enjoy a great view. The return to Opatija will be arranged either by car or bike, depending on your preference.

In the evening we’ll visit a small village near Opatija called Volosko which is a synonym for fine gastronomy where we’ll be guests at ”Plavi podrum”, a superb gourmet restaurant, listed in the most prestigious international restaurant guides.

SUMMARY
Meals:
Breakfast / Light Lunch / Dinner
Destinations:
Opatija-Brseč-Opatija
Accomplished:
31 miles / 50 km
Accommodation:
Bevanda Relaix and Chateau Hotel
Day three - Monday

ACTIVITIES
09:00 - 13:00
Bike route: Vozilići – Motovun (Restaurant Mondo) 45km
13:00 - 15:00
Lunch at Mondo restaurant
15:00 - 15:30
Shuttle to Kabola Winery
15:30 - 16:30
Presentation of Kabola winery and Kabola wines
16:30 - 17:15
Shuttle to Lone or Monte Muline Hotel at Rovinj
20:00 - 22:00
Dinner at Wine Vault restaurant at Rovinj
23:00
Overnight stay at Lone or Monte Mulini Hotel
DESCRIPTION

This day is reserved for the ”Istrian stage”. After the morning espresso we’ll use the shuttle to reach Vozilići where we start our tour towards the Motovun finish. The stage is characterized by the undulating terrain of the ”Terra Istria” i.e. Istrian peninsula where we will enjoy the beautiful view, vineyards and olive groves. On the road to Motovun we’ll pass small villages like Pićan, Karojba, Beram and the town of Pazin. Motovun is our final climb and top finish where we have to climb 3,4 km with 253 m elevation and 7% Average Grade with some final 300 m of Pavé just like in the famous Flanders.

After a short break we’ll be guests at what is probably the best restaurant when it comes to delicious truffle specialties, where we’ll attend a small presentation about the culture of truffles and Istrian cuisine itself. This will be followed by a shuttle ride to Kabola winery where we will enjoy the famous Kabola wines and Istrian prosciutto with home made cheese.

Afterwards an arranged transfer will take us to luxury Monte Mulini or Lone Hotel, both located in the picturesque Istrian city of Rovinj. After a short walk through the old town where we will enjoy the fresh air and prepare ourselves for some more hedonistic moments, we will be dining at the Wine Vault Restaurant.

SUMMARY
Meals:
Breakfast / Light Lunch / Dinner
Destinations:
Vozilići-Motovun
Accomplished:
27 miles / 45 km
Accommodation:
Monte Mulini or Lone Hotel
Day four - Tuesday

ACTIVITIES
09:00 - 13:00
Bike route: Sveti Lovreć – Momjan 42km
13:30 - 16:00
Kozlović Winery wine tasting and lunch at Tavern Stari Podrum
16:00 – 17:00
Shuttle to Lone or Monte Mulini Hotel
20:00 – 23:00
Dinner at Monte restaurant
23:00
Overnight stay at Lone or Monte Mulini Hotel
DESCRIPTION

As usual we start the day with the finest Italian espresso. Then we’ll take a shuttle to the Lim Channel where we can enjoy the beautiful nature and see a 10 km long estuary, famous for mussels and oysters. We start our bike ride at Sveti Lovreć settlement in the immediate hinterland of Vrsar and Poreč. Sveti Lovrec is one of the best preserved medieval fortified towns in Istria. The town was named after the small church St. Lawrence built in the 8th century on the town graveyard located outside the town walls.

We’ll continue our ride towards Momjan where we reach the famous Istrian vineyards, among which is the Kozlović winery where we’ll be guests at their state of the art winery located in a new, conceptual design building. After wine tasting we’ll enjoy delicious specialties at the Stari Podrum tavern. We’ll relax on the beautiful terrace and afterwards we’ll take a shuttle back to our Rovinj base.

Once back in Rovinj, you can enjoy an afternoon break or walk around the town. The evening program starts at 8:30 pm when we visit one of the most famous Rovinj restaurants Monte that offers an agreeably clever spin on the region’s oceanic and inland staples, with flourishes indicative of Istria’s portrait. The chefs in Monte use the best fresh ingredients from local markets and prepare them in an innovative and original way. Restaurant Monte received 17 out of 20 points from Gault Millau.

SUMMARY
Meals:
Breakfast / Light Lunch / Dinner
Destinations:
Rovinj-Poreč-Novigrad-Buje-Momjan
Accomplished:
27 miles / 45 km
Accommodation:
Monte Mulini or Lone Hotel
Day five - Wednesday

ACTIVITIES
09:00 - 12:00
Bike route: Lone or Monte Mulini Hotel - Vodnjan - Pula Arena Amphitheatre
12:00 - 13:00
Olive Oil tasting Chiavalon
13:30 - 14:30
Pula Amphitheatre visit
15:00 - 16:30
Meneghetti wine tasting and lunch
16:30 - 17:30
Shuttle to Kukuriku Hotel at Kastav
21:00 - 23:00
Dinner at Kukuriku Restaurant
23:00
Overnight stay at Kukuriku Hotel
DESCRIPTION

Today we’ll enjoy the vineyards and olive groves all day long. First we’ll head towards Rovinjsko Selo and continue to Vodnjan, a town famous for the finest quality olive oil, where we will have the opportunity to taste one of top ten olive oils in the world - Chiavalon. We’ll attend a short course on olive oil and try some of the finest, home made salami and prosciutto.

Our ride will then continue in the direction of the biggest Istrian city, Pula, where we will visit the Amphitheatre and enjoy this famous and important monument, commonly known as the Arena of Pula. The Arena was build at the same time as the magnificent Colosseum in Rome.

Afterwards, we’ll take a shuttle and visit the beautiful Meneghetti Villa Where we will enjoy some wine and olive oil tasting and have a delicious light lunch. Then we’ll Relax some more before taking a shuttle back to the Kvarner region, to Kastav, an old town just above the Kvarner bay where we can enjoy a 180 deg view of the beautiful coast and islands.

During a short walk through the old town we’ll take in some fresh air and prepare ourselves for some more hedonism- the food prepared by Nenad Kukurin, one of the pioneers of Slow Food in Croatia. Restaurant Kukuriku is one of the most prestigious restaurants and here we’ll have a taste of Mediterranean cuisine based on seasonal and local ingredients. We’re confident that Mr. Kukurin will have some beautiful stories about food & wine to tell. A superb atmosphere is orderly and expected here.

SUMMARY
Meals:
Breakfast / Light Lunch / Dinner
Destinations:
Rovinj - Vodnjan - Pula - Kastav
Accomplished:
25,5 miles / 42 km
Accommodation:
Kukuriku Hotel in Kastav
Day six - Thursday

ACTIVITIES
09:00 - 10:30
Custom - depending on the guest’s wishes we can climb or just roll alongside the coast
11:00
Good bye words and hope we can host you again...
12:00
Transfer to airports
DESCRIPTION

A farewell ride as per guest wish, either we can climb to a village of choice above Opatija or we can just enjoy rolling alongside the coast. After the ride a comfortable transfer to your airport of departure will be arranged. We’ll say good bye but only until your next Beyond adventure!



Thank you
Your Beyond team

PARTNERS

  • navis
  • bevanda
  • plavi-podrum
  • kabola
  • lone
  • kukuriku
  • monte-mulini
  • mondo
  • kozlovic
  • hotel bellevue - beyond partner
  • johnson
  • stari-podrum
  • chiavalon
  • monte
  • meneghetti