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Northwestern Istria bike guide

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Content

4 Introduction

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Three Istrian musketeers

7 About the guide book

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View from the most western point of Croatia

8 Rules of conduct while riding on roads 9 Pictogram explanation 10 A choice of on-street cycling routes for recreational cyclists who like to enjoy in nature, culture, and gastronomy

12 Archaeological sites and Wine Roads of Umag and its surroundings

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Idyll of the Istrian inland

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Road of antique submerged ports

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Istrian hills road

46 From galleries to sculptures 48 Aphrodisiac road

14 Southern Umag and the ride on the coast

50 MTB route Parenzana

16 Medieval towns and wine roads of Momjan

54 Bike Hotels of north-western Istria

18 Oprtalj and the authentic flavours of rural Istria

20 Intact nature of Mirna Valley and Wine Town Brtonigla

22 From Neapolis to Novigrad 24 Selection of circular mountain bike trails 26 St. Pelagius Road – Novigrad 28 Novigrad – From the sea to vineyards and olive groves

30 Momjan Moscato Route

Information & contacts Bike specialists (Organizers of the bike packages) Bike rental Bike shop and repair service Accommodations facilities in north-western Istria Recommended restaurants, taverns, agrotourism, wine roads and roads of olive oil in the north-western Istria

32 Path through the ˝Four Lands - Quattro terre” 34 From source to source

Impressum Published by: Tourist Boards Umag, Novigrad, Brtonigla, Buje; Design: Studio Sonda, Vižinada; Photographs: Archive of Istria Tourist Board; Archive of Tourist Boards Umag, Novigrad, Brtonigla, Buje; Printed by: Comgraf d.o.o., Umag; Edition: 15.000; 2015


Northwestern Istria bike guide

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Introduction

Istria The Istrian peninsula is sometimes called the green peninsula because it is the biggest green oasis on the Northern Adriatic coast, and its relative closeness to all Central European countries makes it a perfect Mediterranean destination. The climate is free of extremes with moderately hot summers and mild winters, and very pleasant spring and autumn temperatures. This makes Istria an ideal cycling destination throughout the year. The landscape in Istria and the numerous cycling routes will satisfy both weekend cyclists and the most demanding bicycle riders alike. We pay much attention to preserving a clean environment, as you will see for yourself while riding on almost traffic-free paths that will take you to the nicest viewpoints, picturesque medieval towns and villages where time seems to have stopped, and beautiful coastal towns permeated with the spirit of turbulent and rich Istrian history.

North-western Istria The North-western part of Istria stretches from the Slovenian border to the north to the river Mirna to the south, and comprises the following towns and settlements: Umag, Novigrad, Buje, Savudria, and Brtonigla. This area abounds with natural diversity, from the lowland near the sea with dense evergreen underbrush and fertile acres, to the gentle hills of the hinterland that offer unique views on green forests, vineyards and olive groves, brooks and rivers, all the way to the fertile valley of the river Mirna which flows into the sea near Novigrad. Testimonies of the rich Istrian history can be seen in many places, among which you should not miss the oldest lighthouse of the Adriatic in Savudrija on the westernmost point of Istria (1818), or the medieval town 4

of Grožnjan famous for its exceptional beauty and numerous summer artistic colonies and events. It is worth visiting the Baroque church of St Mary, St Maximilian and St Pelagius in Novigrad and its Romanesque crypt that hosts a unique sacral collection, as well as the three-nave St Servulus Church in Buje with seven altars and an organ from 1791. The Castle of Momjan built in 1234 is another important historic location. It used to be the home of the Momjan Lords, and its ruins are located on the slope of the hill overlooking the fertile valley of the river Arđila. If you want to see how a typical medieval Istrian town looked like, visit Završje or Oprtalj, towns that seem to have changed very little from the time they were founded, and that offer magnificent viewpoints on the valley of the river Mirna. We are very proud to present the gastronomy of the region which is of exceptional quality and diversity. As it befits a region on the sea, the coast abounds with fish restaurants that offer fresh fish and seafood, while the inland has many taverns (konoba) and restaurants where you can taste everything from simple traditional food and excellent Istrian prosciutto (dried ham) to many innovative dishes made with green wild asparagus and white and black truffles typical of this region. It is important to mention that from almost every cycling route you can access several wine roads, and we especially recommend the wine road of Momjan where a wine of strong flavour and scent is produced – the Moscato from Momjan. In addition to the wine roads we also recommend the olive oil roads, among which those with tasting parlours offer the possibility to taste and purchase their delicious products. Experience North-western Istria on the bike, its beauties and the riches of its flavours and scents, and even before your present stay has finished you will want to come back again.

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About the guide book

This guide book is meant for biking lovers of all profiles, and among the following selected paths everyone will find the one that best fits their requirements, from those who like to discover new regions, their nature and culture on two wheels, to those in search of excitements on the unpaved roads of the rough Istrian interior. In order to provide you with the best cycling vacation

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in Istria filled with interesting things to do, this guide book features not only

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cycling routes but also a selection of the finest taverns (konoba), restaurants, agrotourism households, and wine and olive oil producers whose products and services we sincerely recommend. Finally, this guide book comprises a cycling map of Istria on which all the described roads are marked so that you can have enough reliable information to plan the paths you want to take during your stay in Istria. We wish you an unforgettable biking vacation in Istria. Welcome! 7


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Rules of conduct while riding on roads

Pictogram explanation

 Green routes:   paved routes in the cluster area

Brown routes:

    

mountain-bike trails in the cluster area

Bike repair shop Bike Hotel Restaurant, bar Emergency

Type of the trail: asphalt

Dentist

Type of the trail: unpaved

Veterinarian

Length of the trail The cycling vacation has become increasingly popular among tourists in Istria and the number of cyclists on our roads has multiplied in the past ten years, calling for a growing need of responsible conduct on the biking routes in order to increase security and avoid possible accidents. Cycling routes in this guide book mostly follow secondary roads and trails that are almost completely free of traffic. However, parts of the routes simply have to follow main roads where you will encounter many vehicles.

Riding time Altimetry Bicycle type

Level of difficulty:

Ecological honey Food & drink tasting Agro tourism Production and sale of Istrian posciutto Olive oil road Truffle products

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Wine road

In order to safely ride on these busy parts of the routes, please respect the fol-

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Natural attraction

lowing security rules and advice:

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always ride on the far right edge of the road one behind the other and never

side by side, so that you occupy only a small part of the road and allow other vehicles to pass freely

when turning left, always look behind you and give a clear hand sign that

you intend to turn

while riding downhill, always stay on the far right side of the road and do

not cut across the turns

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respect traffic rules and signs which apply to motor vehicle drivers

Info Point – Tourist Office Souvenirs Rooms Camping Castle

always have sufficient amounts of water or other refreshing drink with you

Archeological site

before taking a specific cycling route, inspect its difficulty and make sure you

Cultural itinerary

have an adequate level of fitness to endure it check the weather forecast and do not take a ride in unfavourable weather

conditions such as heavy rain or strong sun and high temperatures 8

Circulat trail

Bike rental Bike shop

Adrenalin park Horse back riding Rock climbing - free climbing Scuba diving Golf course Paragliding Sacral structure Lookout Spa Cave

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A choice of on-street cycling routes for recreational cyclists who like to enjoy in nature, culture, and gastronomy

We have prepared brand new cycling circuits that give you the possibility to get to know the beautiful and clean environment of the North-Western Istria and its rich enogastronomic offer. These slow paced routes will allow you to enjoy in all the splendours of Istria without having to follow the group which gives you maximum flexibility and permits you to stop any time you want to rest or take a picture of one of the many beautiful views. 10


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main road and continues straight through the villages of Zambratija and Bašanija

min 1 – max 100 m

Shortly after starting in the tourist settlement Katoro the route turns left on the

2,5 – 3 h

Route description

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Archaeological sites and Wine Roads of Umag and its surroundings Umag - Savudrija

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(attention, traffic!). At 3.7 km in Bašanija turn left in the village centre and descent towards the sea and the lighthouse. Continue on the side road along the coast until arriving back on the main road and take a left (attention, traffic!). Continue straight, at 6,9 km turn right and take the trail through the acres. At distance (km)

7.3 km when you arrive to the side road take a right towards the village Alberi, pass through the village Crveni Vrh near the golf court and you will arrive to the village Medigija on a side road where you turn left. At 14.7 km you will come across a small side road that goes right towards the village Valica. Take this road and continue straight to the village Kmeti. Here the route goes on a somewhat busy road so pay attention to the traffic. Turn left on the main road and ride through the villages Sv. Marija na Krasu and Korsija where you have to turn right towards the village of Buščina. At the end of the village Buščina you will come across a side road where you turn right and continue straight through the villages of Farnezine and Vilanija to Petrovija. In Petrovija take a right turn in the direction of Umag and after only about 10 metres again turn right towards the village of Jeci (attention to traffic in Petrovija!) After the village of Jeci continue along the unpaved road for approximately 1 km until you arrive to the paved road. Turn left on the paved road and descend to the town waterfront and town square in Umag. Return to Katoro along the road by the sea which goes through the marina and tourist settlements Punta and Stella Maris.

What to visit The lighthouse in Savudria, Alberi - beautiful view of Piran Bay; Wine cellar Degrassi in Bašanija - one of the leading Croatian wine producers; Extravirgin olive oil tasting parlour Pavlović in Frančeskija, Umag; restaurants in Savudrija widely known for excellent fish food; Town Museum in Umag with its archaeological collections; Archaeological site Cape Tiola (“Rt Tiola”) in Katoro; Tavern “Buščina” that offers traditional Istrian cuisine with local specialties made with truffles and wild asparagus, and a special delicacy - meat of Istrian cattle (prior reservation needed).

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What to visit Tavern “Buščina” in Buščina and tavern “Nono” in Petrovija offer traditional Istrian cuisine with local specialties made with truffles and wild asparagus, and a special delicacy - meat of Istrian cattle (prior reservation needed); wine cellar Coronica in Korenike - producer of one of the most appreciated Malvasia wines; wine cellar and olive oil production with tasting parlour CUJ - Kraljević in Farežine; church organ from 1773, the oldest in Istria, in St Lawrence church in Lovrečica. The Horse Centre Goli vrh offers organized horse riding excursions through the local forest trails (prior reservation needed). Special events - See on: www.coloursofistria.com 15

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Start in tourist settlement Katoro and on the main road immediately turn right; at 0.5 km turn left to the side road towards the village of Murine. At 2.0 km you will come across a side road where you have to turn right and ride for about 400 metres (until the “konoba”), and there turn left to the village. Continue along the winding small road through the settlement always following the direction of the road. On 3.7 km the road forks, continue to the right. Come to the main road (attention, traffic!), turn left and continue straight through the villages of Kmeti and Marija na Krasu to the village of Korsija. Turn right towards the village of Buščina. At the end of Buščina you will come across a side road where you turn right and continue through villages of Farnezina and Vilanija. At 10 km turn left on the small road towards the village of Vardica and keep riding straight to the village of Juricani where you turn right on the main road (attention, traffic!). After only 200 m down the main road, turn left to the side road towards Wine Roads and Olive Oil Roads. At 13.9 km you will come across a side road, turn right and continue straight through the villages of Čepljani and Zakinji after which you turn left on the side road at 15.5 km. Continue straight ahead to the village of Babići, and at the fork road continue left to the village of Škrinjari. On the crossroads turn right in the direction of Lovrečica (pay attention to the traffic on the crossroads before Lovrečica!) Ride straight to Lovrečica and in the village turn right in the direction of Umag. Follow the secondary roads by the sea and occasionally the main road all the way until you arrive to a small church by the sea at 22.4 km. Take the right turn into the village of Špina and go to the small road which goes through the village and leads to the main road (attention, traffic!); turn left and ride to the centre of Umag. Return to Katoro along the small road on the coast which goes through the marina and tourist settlements Punta and Stella Maris.

Umag

Route description

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Southern Umag and the ride on the coast

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main road (2.8 km); continue on the right downhill in the direction of Umag to

4 – 4,5 h

which leads to the centre of Buje; descend along the narrow road back to the

Buje

(attention, traffic!) uphill towards Buje. At 1.3 km turn right to the one-way street

38,8 km

you reach the road Grožnjan-Buje; turn left and pass crossing with the main road

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Medieval towns and wine roads of Momjan min 79 – max 322 m

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5.1 km; turn right to the side road, direction of “Kaldanija”. You will come across a side road where you turn right; carry on to 9.4 km; then cross the main road (attention, traffic!) and you will come to the village of Volpija. In front of the rural distance (km)

hotel “Parenzana” turn left and ride to 11 km; now turn left to the main road (attention, traffic!); already at 11.4 km turn right towards Kremenje. At 14.1 km you will come to Kremenje; turn left on the crossroads and at 14.3 km turn left again to the side road for “Oskoruš”. Head through vineyards to 17.9 km; then turn right towards Momjan and go uphill; on the crossroads in Momjan (18.9 km) turn left and continue uphill through the village of Sv. Mauro to Črnci where right after the signpost (21.1 km) you turn right downhill to Marušići. In Marušići turn right on the crossroads and on 24.1 km turn left on the road for ‘Grožnjan”. At 27.7 km you will come to the road Buje-Grožnjan, turn left and ride straight to Grožnjan. From Grožnjan take the same road back to the village of Stanica; turn left uphill, ride to the fork road at 31.6 km and turn right uphill. On 33.4 km you will come to Krasica on the main road; turn right uphill and ride along the main road to Buje and the departure point. Attention on the traffic on the main road!

What to visit The most interesting part of this route is its second part. It passes at the foot of Momjan through the valley of the river Arđila where you will find vineyards, a waterfall, the town Momjan and its famous castle, and several wine cellars that offer top quality wines. We recommend the wine cellar Kabola where you can try the renowned Muscato from Momjan, and the wine cellars Rino and Stari Podrum. If you want to try the local cuisine and local specialties with wild asparagus, truffles, and wild game, visit the agro-tourism Sv. Mauro in Momjan, tavern Furia in Smilovići, rural hotel La Parenzana in Volpija, and restaurant Pjero in Kremenje. From Momjan the route goes uphill to 322 m from where you can enjoy in the exceptional view on the surrounding valleys. The last town on the route is Grožnjan, a picturesque medieval town with numerous art galleries and ateliers which gave it the name of the “town of artists”. Wine and truffles products can be tasted in the Zigante store in Grožnjan. Special events - See on: www.coloursofistria.com 17

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you come to the road Grožnjan-Buje turn left and head to the crossroads with

min 152 – max 385 m

Start at the parking place near the football field along the narrow road; when

Buje

Route description

4 – 4,5 h

Oprtalj and the authentic flavours of rural Istria

39,3 km

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the main road, turn right (attention, traffic!); carry on to the exit for Koper; turn right and further on turn right again onto the road for Kremenje. Pass through Kremenje, Marušići, Donja Gomila and when you come to the village of Šterna, turn left uphill towards Čepić. In Čepić on 14.0 km at the fork road take the road distance (km)

on the right; at 14.7 km on the next fork road continue on the left along the unpaved road to the paved road at 15.9 km. Turn right and after the village of Hrastići turn right again (direction Oprtalj). In Sv. Lucija at the “stop” signpost turn left for Oprtalj and on 19.8 km you will arrive at Oprtalj. From Oprtalj take the road for Sv. Lucija and ride straight ahead to Šterna; in that village turn left to the direction of Grožnjan. On 26.6 km turn left in the direction of Završje, and in the village of Mlin on 28.7 km turn right in the direction of Grožnjan. On 33.8 km you will come to the road Grožnjan – Buje; turn right and go back to the starting point through Triban.

What to visit Today’s route passes through romantic villages of upper Buje region and takes you to Oprtalj, a picturesque town that used to be an important medieval centre of this part of Istria. Nowadays Oprtalj is a small town situated on a hill with a magnificent view of the surrounding valleys including the valley of the river Mirna which is an important habitat of the appreciated white truffle. The route takes you back to Buje along secondary roads that wind between woods and hills. If you are fond of original flavours and traditional cuisine, pay a visit to the agro-tourism household Tončić in the village of Čabrnica, near Zrenj (prior appointment obligatory), while in the village of Kremenje you can visit the restaurants Marino and Pjero known for truffle-based specialties, as well as the wine cellar Kabola with its top quality white and rose wines. In Oprtalj you can taste original Istrian products in the tasting parlour of the store “Loggia”.

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road Grožnjan-Buje. Take this road to the main crossroads then turn left onto

min 1 – max 228 m

Start from the parking lot near the football field along the narrow road to the

Buje

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Intact nature of Mirna Valley and Wine Town Brtonigla

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the main road (attention, traffic!) and ride mainly downhill through villages of Krasica and Bijele Zemlje to the river Mirna. Just before the bridge (11.6 km) turn right. Carry on along the road which follows the river to 18.6 km and turn right and uphill; the road goes to Nova Vas and Brtonigla. From Brtonigla go down distance (km)

onto the main road Novigrad-Buje, turn right (attention, traffic!) and ride along the main road to the road Umag-Buje; turn right uphill towards Buje. At 30.1 km turn left to the side road which leads into the very centre of Buje; from there, ride downhill towards the starting point near the football field.

What to visit The area of Brtonigla is a renowned wine-bearing region, characterised by its mixture of different types of soil. When passing through Brtonigla, do not miss the opportunity to stop by at a wine cellar to taste the Istrian Malvasia that sprung from this white, grey, red and black soil. In the very heart of Brtonigla, you can find one of the best restaurants in the region, San Rocco Gourmet, renowned for its imaginative cuisine based on fish and truffles (reservation required), while lovers of traditional cuisine are advised to visit the taverns of Astarea and Morgan. Also located not far from Brtonigla is a must-see natural attraction - the karst cave of Mramornica.

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to Rivarela where we leave the town. On the roundabout follow directions to Buje

min 1 – max 100 m

Start from the parking lot of hotel Nautica towards the centre of Novigrad, continue

2,5 – 3 h

Route description

32,28 km

From Neapolis to Novigrad

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until reaching Brtonigla. Turn left towards Fernetici and Buroli. In Buroli turn right to the main road Buje-Umag. The road takes us left to Juricani where we turn left and passing the villages of Kranceti, Sverki, Gornji Babici and Skrinjari we reach the main road Umag-Novigrad. Turn left and then through Karigador and Dajla distance (km)

continue to Novigrad, but on the roundabout turn right for Karpinjan and along the seaside we reach our starting point, parking of hotel Nautica.

What to visit The road from Neapolis to Novigrad offers a vivid insight to the typical Istrian lifestyle and culture as well as an opportunity for an active holiday and exploring. You can start immediately in Novigrad, little seaside town with a rich history and cultural heritage which is mentioned in antique sources with the name Neapolis. In the centre you can see the contemporary museum Lapidarium conserving one of the largest collections of stone monuments in Croatia, as well as the famous Rigo, small art worldly known gallery. Agata Gallery, Saint Anton church, homestead of the count Rigo in Karpinjan and the countryside palace in Dajla are reminders of an interesting past and culture of these territories. You will be able to discover those on two wheels along this attractive cycling path. Apart from the palace in Dajla, one of the rare monuments from the neoclassical period, you can have a stop in the wine cellar Skrilj or Palcic and taste some good local wine. Passing through the area of winegrowing and green Brtonigla in the inland you will encounter various wine roads, homes to some of the best Istrian wine producers as well as comfortable konobas and nice agro tourism households, known for its kindness and spirit of typical Istrian village. There is also the unique Mramornica cave near the village Draskovici which attracts curious people from all around Europe. Going back towards the sea, enjoy the ride through vineyards, olive groves and orchards and end up your day having dinner in one of the extraordinary Novigrad restaurants.

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Selection of circular mountain bike trails (combination of unpaved and paved roads)

The magnificent landscape that gradually ascends from the sea towards the hinterland of Istria makes it an ideal area for mountain bike lovers. Only a few kilometres away from the sea you will come across hilly areas. Here you can enjoy your ride on marked and unmarked mountain bike trails that lead you through gorgeous and almost virgin nature to explore the medieval towns set hilltops offering spectacular views of the surrounding villages, churches, and the blue sea. We have decided to present you 7 selected routes, while 6 more routes can be found in the map in this guide book. Together they represent a network of mountain bike hill trails covering the whole area of North-western Istria. Have a great biking adventure in North-western Istria! 24


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main road. Ride through villages of St. Roželo and Antenal (attention, traffic!).

min 4 – max 180 m

Start in Novigrad (Mandrač) along the coast to the hotel Maestral and take the

3 – 3,5 h

Route description

34,1 km

St. Pelagius Road - Novigrad

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After Antenal (just before the bridge) turn left to the unpaved trail by the Mirna river and carry on to 5.3 km; take the road on the left and uphill to Sv Dionizije. Continue over Serbani and Nova Vas, turn left for Pavići, St. Drušković and Turine and along the country road continue over Marinčići, Fiorini, Balbije, distance (km)

Štroligarija and Punta to Karigador. In Karigador we turn left towards Dajla, the beginning of a new bicycle trail following the coastal route through Mareda, Pineta and Kastanija, all the way to Novigrad.

What to visit The start of today’s stage is in Novigrad, a romantic fisherman’s town with partially preserved town fortification walls, a unique town loggia at the very seaside, and the St. Pelagius church with a crypt that houses a unique sacral collection. The route goes through the fertile valley of the river Mirna and passes near the cellars of the “wine town” Brtonigla and the cave “Mramornica” which offers an inside view of the magnificent Istrian karstic subterranean world. Along the route you will pass through the woods, small villages, vineyards, olive groves, acres, as well as ride on secondary roads and paths by the sea. A country villa, i.e. monastery dating back to the first half of the 19th century can be seen on the seashore in Dajla, as one of the few cultural monuments in the Adriatic region from the neoclassical period situated immediately by the sea. Going through the village of Dajla we recommend you to visit the wine producer Palčić and to taste his merlot, cuvee or his pearl wine frizzantino, obtained from the red teran, as well as the long standing oil mill and the oil tasting house “Al Torcio” with tradition that started years ago. After returning to Novigrad, we recommend having a lunch in one of the selected fish restaurants - Damir i Ornela, Čok, or Pepenero.

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What to visit The stage starts from the wonderful small fisherman’s town of Novigrad which is located on Istria’s west coast. It stands out amongst the numerous Istrian towns for its unique natural beauties, rich cultural heritage and the kindheartedness of its inhabitants. Novigrad’s historic town centre is located on an island which was connected to the mainland in the 18th century. The partially conserved medieval town fortification walls are one of the most interesting symbols of this tourist destination. The bell tower of St. Pelagius church on the main town square was built on the model of St. Mark’s bell tower in Venice, and the view of the city from its top is breathtaking. Novigrad also homes the permanent installation of Austrian-Hungarian navy called the Gallerion which offers a vast collection of nautical exhibits that are well worth seeing. The route follows the coast all the way to Mareda, where we turn on dirt roads that wind through picturesque vineyards and olive groves, taking us through Fiorini, Kršin, Bužinija, Paolija and Velika Stancija. Before arriving to Novigrad you shouldn’t miss the tasting parlour of the olive oil producer Babić and experience its magical world of scent and taste where you can try many various types of extra virgin olive oil. In case you get hungry along the route, we recommend visiting the fish restaurant Giovanni located in St.Roželo near hotel Maestral. On our way back to Novigrad we stop either at Rivarela or under the city walls to enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets on this part of the Adriatic. After the return to Novigrad, we suggest a glass of excellent wine in coffee & wine bar Vitriol, a light meal in one of selected fish restaurants Sidro or the tavern Tabasco.

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Start from the parking lot near marina Nautica along the coast heading towards Kastanija then turn right towards Mareda. From Mareda turn right towards Fermići to the main road which we pass on the unpaved trails riding near vineyards and olive groves. Pass Fiorini and continue on the right to Kršin and Bužinija. In Bužinija take the main road (direction Novigrad) and after 150 m turn right to Paolija and Velika Stancija. Ride on the unpaved trails to the road towards Hotel Maestral. Pass the hotel and continue to Novigrad.

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Route description

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Novigrad - From the sea to vineyards and olive groves

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and Smilovići to Momjan. From Momjan descent to the valley pass the medieval

min 168 – max 445 m

Start in Buje (football field) to Bibali and take the unpaved road through Kruge

Buje

Route description

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Momjan Moscato Route

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castle and turn right towards Škarijevac; continue through Brdo and Kučibreg to Dugo Brdo, and then descend to Vrnjaki and Marušići. From Marušići following the edge of the forest Kornarija arrive to Sv. Florijan, Tribani, and carry on to

distance (km)

the starting point in Buje.

What to visit On this route you will get to know the gentle green hills of central Istria, covered with forests, vineyards and olive groves, and ride through typical Istrian villages with picturesque stone houses. The central part of this route is Momjan and the small river Arđila in the nearby valley. We will visit the ruins of the medieval castle of Momjan and the wine cellar Kabola where you can taste the famous Moscato from Momjan. From the hill tops you can admire the magnificent view with the Istrian inland on one side and of the Slovenian coast on the other. We recommend taverns Stari podrum and Rino in Momjan, as well as restaurant Marino and tavern Pjero in Kremenje with truffle-based specialties and traditional cuisine.

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soon reach Baredine from where you descend to the valley of the river Mirna.

min 2 – max 193 m

Start in the town square in Brtonigla, take the road for Grobice and you will

2,5 - 3,5 h

Route description

38,4 km

Path through the ˝Four Lands - Quattro terre”

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At the bridge and the main road turn right towards Antenal. After 1.8 km turn right and uphill to Sv. Dionizije, then through Serbani, Nova Vas, Pavići and Druškovići arrive to Turina and continue to Marinčići. From there, along the paved road through Fiorini continue to Karigador. In Karigador turn right and distance (km)

at the nearby entrance of the Camping Park Umag turn right on the unpaved road through Radini and Lukon back to Brtonigla.

What to visit The path departs from the “Town of Wine” – Brtonigla – in which we can find two first-class taverns - Astarea and Morgan (Bracanija), together with the restaurants San Rocco Gourmet and Primizia Food & Wine where you will have the opportunity to taste the unique flavours of Istrian cuisine and savour its richness. Lovers of wine are advised to visit the wine cellars of Cattunar and Ravalico in Nova Vas, whose tasting rooms provide the opportunity to sample Istrian Malvasia wines from four types of soil (white, grey, red and black), while the wine cellar of Veralda also offers first-class olive oil. The path takes us on a trip through vineyards and olive groves, leading to the picturesque fishing town of Karigador. There is also the option of visiting the cave of Mramornica in the vicinity of Brtonigla and the Aleksandar Rukavina gallery in the town centre.

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Markovići and Čepić to Šterna and after 1 km of paved road take the trail to

min 286 – max 486 m

Start from Zrenj towards Oprtalj arriving in Jakusi after 3 km. Head through

Zrenj

Route description

3 - 3,5 h

From source to source

25,4 km

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Sveti Ivan and Vrh to Oprtalj. From Oprtalj, through Sv. Lucija and Laganiš you arrive to the village of Žnjidarići. Carry on an unpaved trail to the village of Čabrnica and finally to the starting point in Zrenj.

distance (km)

What to visit Along this route you will have the opportunity to fully enjoy in the beautiful hilly landscape, typical villages, and cultural heritage. The most attractive locations are the following: the ruins of the medieval castle Pietra Peloza; the picturesque Oprtalj, a small town that used to be an important medieval centre of this part of Istria, where you should visit the loggia and the collection of stone monuments; the churches of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of St. Rocco decorated with frescoes. The agro-tourism Tončić and Gardina in the village Čabrnica near Zrenj offers great meals in a homey atmosphere.

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turn towards Vrh, and continue downhill through villages of Sv. Ivan, Makovci,

min 10 – max 420 m

Start from the town square in Oprtalj, descend to the small church where you

4,5 - 5 h

Route description

43,4 km

Three Istrian musketeers Oprtalj - Grožnjan - Završje

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Mlin, and Sv. Juraj to Grožnjan. From Grožnjan, carry on along the unpaved road downhill to Porte Ponton. Turn left uphill for Kostanjica and continue to Završje; turn right onto the former railway Parenzana, pass through the two tunnels and over an attractive viaduct to reach Zubini then the valley of the river Mirna. Turn distance (km)

left onto the unpaved road towards Livade, and after 1.5 km take the road on the left towards the village of Balini. Continue uphill to Sv. Jelena and then downhill through Ipše to Gradinje. Continue uphill to Sv. Lucija and Oprtalj.

Not to be missed The starting point of today’s stage is in Oprtalj, a small town that used to be an important medieval centre of the region and where history left its marks at every corner. You should visit the loggia that homes the collection of stone monuments, and the churches of the Blessed Virgin Mary and of St. Rocco decorated with frescoes. In the store “Loggia” you can taste typical Istrian products. Besides Oprtalj, the route takes you Završje, a historic place where time seems to have stopped, and Grožnjan, the picturesque town protected by fortification walls from every side, with its numerous art galleries and ateliers which gave it the name of ‘the city of artists’. On this route you will come across one of the leading Croatian olive oil producers Ipša in the village Ipša, and the wine cellar Zigante in the village Kostanjica with its friendly staff and exceptional food and wines. Another interesting agro-tourism is situated in the village Montižel and it is run by the Pincin family.

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Savudrija, continuing along the coast to Ravna Dolina, trough Borozija RV camp-

min 1 – max 80 m

Start in Gamboc bay (roundabout) in the direction of the nearby lighthouse in

0,45 - 1,30 h

Route description

24,3 km

View from the most western point of Croatia

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ing and reaching the entrance to the ancient Roman port Savudrija. Cross the small bridge and continue uphill pass the St. Ivan church, carry on downhill to the ancient port then continue towards Stancija Grande and Alberi after which take a left turn heading towards the village Riva. The route continues on an distance (km)

unpaved trail to the St. Peter lookout and Kanegra where it briefly goes back on the paved road. Pass Kanegra take the unpaved road towards Riva and Crveni vrh then turn right onto the paved road to the golf course Medigije. Here turn left towards the Horse Centre Jurcanija and then descend to the tourist settlement Sol Polynesia. Pass through the tourist settlement and at its exit carry on an unpaved trail to the main road Umag – Svaudrija in Zambratija. Continue the ride to the Istrian stone aqueduct where you take a left turn and take a road along the coast to the starting point in Gamboc bay.

What to visit The lighthouse in Savudrija is the northernmost part of Croatia, an in the town Savudrija the remains of the Roman port are still visible. The viewpoint St. Peter near Kanegra offers an amazing view on the Piran bay. In Bašanija you can taste the wine produced by Degrassi who is one of the leading Croatian wine producers. Moreover, you can taste the “Pavlović” extra virgin olive oil, while in Frančeskija you can taste the Istrian prosciutto. In Crveni Vrh you can enjoy playing golf, and if you prefer going for a horse back riding excursion the Horse Center in Juricanija is not far. Along the trail you will find numerous fish restaurants: Toni, Vilola, Pergola, Maruzzella, Rosetta, Antonia in Zambratija; Bruno in Bašanija; and Porto in Savudrija.

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and Saint Vid reaching Vilanija. In Vilanija proceed to Vardica and Goli vrh fol-

min 18 – max 158 m

Start from the tourist village Katoro heading towards Murine, through Galici

3 - 3,5 h

Route description

42,13 km

Idyll of the Istrian inland

Umag - Buje

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lowing the directions turning left to the woods. We pass under the high road Istrian epsilon and continue along the fence until the asphalt where we turn left again. After some hundred meters turn right to the macadam path where we will reach Buje close to the Cupiga hill. From Buje the path goes downhill distance (km)

to Vinela and then right to Jurcanija, Volpija, Kastel and Kaldanija until hotel Mulino. Along the Parenzana track proceed to Kanegra then towards Crveni vrh and through Medigija and Kortina back to Katoro.

What to visit This road leads through the green inland of Umag and invites for an authentic experience of Istria once and today, combining together valuable points, interesting for different age groups. A family will therefore gladly have a stop at the Goli vrh ranch and watch the horses, try riding or get an appointment of a riding class whereas for adventure and history lovers the top hill town of Buje will awaken their fantasy. With its two bell towers and the five edge fortress, Buje dominates north-western Istria reaching all the way to the Alps. Strong points of Buje are the old town core with the magnificent church, bell tower and view point along with the Ethnographical Museum hosting the collection of old Istrian cuisine, oil factory and craft factories. Don’t miss visiting the exhibition in the town gallery Orsola and the school of making stained glass. Buje doesn’t stay back in the culinary discipline either – try the specialties of restaurants and konobas situated in the old town but visit wine and olive oil producers that have chosen to start their activities right there between the old town walls. On the way back stop in Volpija and have a rest in the famous rural hotel La Parenzana. This place hosts and reveals the history of the old rail road Parenzana that used to connect Trieste and Porec and whose route has been turned into a walking and cycling path. The road leads along the beautiful casino hotel Mulino and along the left riverside of Dragonja, situated on the very border of Croatia and Slovenia. In the penultimate part, this path offers a spectacular view to the Savudrija bay and Piran saline while on Crveni vrh you can carefully stop and close to the big golf area admire the playground which fits perfectly in the natural surroundings of hills and valleys, already awarded by design recognition. Special events - See on: www.coloursofistria.com 41

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ter Vilanija turn right to Vardica coming soon to Juricani. In Juricani we reach the

min 1 – max 82 m

From Katoro reach Murine and through Galici and Saint Vid arrive to Vilanija. Af-

Umag

Route description

2,5 - 3 h

Road of antique submerged ports

36,5 km

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main road Umag-Buje where we turn left and then soon right in the direction of Sverki. Through Sverki, Fernetici, Lukoni and Radini we reach the seashore next to the entrance of the camping Park Umag. Continue to the right on the main road, then turn left and enter to Lovrecica. We continue to Saint Ivan and distance (km)

Saint Pelegrin and soon reach Umag. Cycle along the seaside until Punta and end up in Katoro.

What to visit Bearing in mind that the starting point of this interesting road is the tourist village Katoro, already at the beginning of this bike adventure you can stop a bit and enjoy the rich offer includes a couple of high quality hotels, shops and restaurants as well as sport playgrounds. Special attractions are outside pools and fully equipped pebble, rocky and concrete beaches. From Katoro the road will take you to a completely new world, in the undiscovered inland of Umag inland through fields, olive groves and vineyards where you will still be able to see peasants cultivating their own land. The route goes then back to the sea and through a big part of Umag Riviera, from camping Park Umag to Lovrecica, Finida and Saint Ivan to the centre of the town. Umag, the most western Croatian town with a turbulent history has managed to maintain until nowadays some medieval walls and towers like for example the Bishop tower from the 14th century, gothic and renaissance houses with stems and the monumental town church Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary from the mid 18th century. On the other hand, Umag Riviera is a place of picturesque bays and green woods, cultivated vineyards and olive groves, blue sea and pebble beaches. The seaside in Katoro is very interesting archeologically – in the Roman times it was home to rustic villas and sea ports which are submerged today due to the rise of the sea level in the last two thousand years. During archaeological researches within Katoro area remaining of pottery has been found in the underworld from the times when Umag used to be part of the Roman Empire. On your way back to Katoro visit the ranch and horse riding club where you might be intrigued by jump riding, not such a known type of sport and recreation. Special events - See on: www.coloursofistria.com 43

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ing the directions before the crossroad with the state road to Pula turn right

min 1 – max 293 m

From the center of Buje after the traffic lights ride towards Pula and follow-

3h

Route description

27,92 km

Istrian hills road Buje - Baredine - GroĹžnjan

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to the macadam path. The ride gets to a small bridge where an uphill starts along the left side of Kastanjari hill. We reach a macadam road that leads to the top hill, continue turning left and through vineyards reach the road arriving to Donje Baredine. Along the macadam ride downhill to the Mirna river valley distance (km)

am then until Ponte Porton. A five kilometres long uphill to Groznjan follows. From Groznjan we climb until Peroj and then along the Parenzana trail we come back to Buje.

What to visit Start from Buje, little picturesque town that dominates the whole area of northwestern Istria up on the hill with its two bell towers and five edge fortress. Have a break and visit the cultural and historical sights of the old town core, the ethnographical museum as a treasury of traditional lifestyle as well as the valuable exhibition in the Orsola gallery. You can try the specialties of various restaurants and konobas, as well as top quality home made wines and oil types that have chosen to start their activities right there between the old town walls. We are sure you will enjoy the beautiful scenario starting from the Adriatic Sea all the way to the Alps. After riding through the home of olives we reach Donje Baredine where it is worth to visit one of the many exhibitions parts of the Tigor gallery. The owner will be delighted by your visit and he will host cyclists with pleasure as well as give useful information and advice for the following downhill ride through the valley of the longest Istrian River Mirna. Before going uphill to Groznjan you have to be courageous for the challenging ride downhill which will be a worthy one for sure. It is difficult to explain with words the beauty waiting for you in Groznjan, town of artists, galleries and vivid street life that leaves no one indifferent. In this cute little town a traveller must definitely stop and feel its special atmosphere.

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75 % 25 %

zana trail. Following the directions before Triban turn right and arrive to the main

min 250 – max 468 m

Cycling from the Groznjan square we come up to Peroj and turn right to the Paren-

3,5 h

Route description

36,41 km

From galleries to sculptures Grožnjan - Oprtalj - Završje

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road Buje-Groznjan. Continue left and after 100 meters turn right to the macadam path leading to the Saint Florijan church. Ride left and before coming to the village of Marusici left to the macadam path going uphill to Vrhnjak and Dugo Brdo. Once arrived to Dugo Brdo turn right and then downhill through Kubertoni and Buzleti distance (km)

to Donja Gomila. Here we turn left to the main road Buje-Oprtalj continuing to Sterna. After one kilometre we arrive to the macadam path going to Saint Ivan. Here we turn right and through a beautiful valley we reach Makovci. Continuing towards Zavrsje in the village Mlin turn right and then immediately after 200 m left to the macadam road leading to Groznjan passing Sain Juraj and Kalcin.

What to visit The gallery road starts in Groznjan, town of artists and centre of the International Music Youth centre. Here you will discover numerous art galleries and among them the praised town gallery Fonticus. Apart from resting your soul, in Groznjan you will be able to do so with your body by tasting truffles, wine, rakija (grappa) and honey in one of many agro tourism households. Those who fall in love with Groznjan at first sight, and such are many, can afford a longer stay and rent accommodation in the old town core within one of little streets that enchant positive and vibrant energy. Riding further along the Parenzana road, a bike trail named after the old railway from the Austro-Hungarian times passing through Istria. This road leads us through a tick forest Kornarija all the way to Marusici where you can visit a Sculpture Park with operas made by authors from all around the world. Continue riding through the abandoned village Vrhnjak arriving to Dugo Brdo which can be easily named a lookout due to its beautiful view point stretching to all four sides of the world. On the way to Oprtalj you will have the opportunity to discover sculpture pieces made by Mother Nature that has played a bit with this landscape leading you to Zavrsje and back to arty Groznjan.

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80 % 20 %

min 12 – max 416 m

In the vicinity of the Istrian Spa along with the old quarry we start a 4,5 km long uphill to Znjidarici village. After Znjidarici we turn left and pass Poli, Medici, Vizintini and Laganisi arriving to Saint Lucija and then go downhill to Gradinje. In Gradinje turn right, continue on the main road towards Livade and after a couple of kilometres turn to Ipsi. Here an uphill to Saint Jelena starts and then a downhill to Livade. Already after 1 kilometre right to Krajici, downhill to Balini and Pirelici thus arriving to Livade indirectly. From Livade turn right towards Motovun. After crossing the Mirna river bridge turn right immediately and along the Mirna river continue until the Istrian spa.

3,5 h

Route description

34 km

Aphrodisiac road

Istarske Toplice

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What to visit The aphrodisiac road goes through peaks and hills south and east of Oprtalj where from you can enjoy the beautiful scenery to the Mirna valley, picturesque medieval town Motovun and the greenery of surrounding hills. This land is known as the habitat of the truffle. This expensive bulb with an aphrodisiac reputation is being prepared in numerous ways in local restaurants and konobas. Don’t hesitate and stop for lunch because a plate of home made pasta with truffles is an extraordinary addition to your bike adventure through north-western Istria. Along this route special attention to bike-explorers should be given to Livade, a place called also the world truffle centre. Every October it hosts a big festival dedicated to this delicious king of cookery-especially for the white truffle, the best one among truffle types. Even if it can be found in other parts of Europe too they say the Istrian white truffle from the Motovun woods has something special while it has enchanted not a small number of gourmands so far. Moreover, don’t miss to go and look for the replica of the record truffle weighing more than 1,3 kilos which has been found in 1999 exactly in Livade. This truffle has become part of the Guinness book of records as the heaviest truffle in the world found so far. It is exhibited in the lovely shop of home made specialties on truffle basis. The Guinness record episode only strengthened the reputation of small Livade as the real truffle centre in the world. Istrian spa (where the road begins and ends) is a place for relaxation and peace. Above the village you can see an impressive 85 meters high cliff called Gorostass situated close to a source of healing water while the peak of the rock is home to the Saint Stjepan church after whom the spa resort was named. A longer drive along the Mirna riverbed which follows on the way back to Istrian spa represents a special experience for cyclists and sportsmen of various profiles. Special events - See on: www.coloursofistria.com 49

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About Parenzana Parenzana was a narrow-gauge railway operating between 1902 and 1935 between Trieste and Poreč (at that time Parenzo, hence the name Parenzana). It connected Istria to the inland of the Austrian-Hungarian Monarchy, of which Istria was an integral part. The railroad was of extreme importance as it brought economic progress to the most isolated and poorest parts of Istria, therefore it is not surprising that people still remember it with respect and nostalgia. The railway transported wine, olive oil, salt, fruit, vegetables, lime, wood and other goods to the market and it ran through North-western Istria connecting Trieste with Poreč via Koper, Piran, Buje, Grožnjan, Završje, Livade, Motovun, and Vižinada. The last train rode on August 31st 1935. Since it couldn’t compete with the road transportation it was dismantled, carriages and locomotives sold and reallocated, while rails were loaded on a ship for Abyssinia which allegedly ended up sunken somewhere in the Mediterranean. Even though it has been 73 years since Parenzana closed, most railway stations have survived as many were converted into homes. Viaducts and tunnels are preserved as well and are exceptionally attractive. Many passionate hikers, researchers, cyclists and nature lovers have been long aware of the beauty of this magical route emphasizing that it can have huge potential if adequately revitalized. With the financial support of the European Union, vegetation and obstacles have been cleared from the railway route, and the bridges have been restored and equipped with security fences. Being financed by multinational European Union and connecting three states - Italy, Slovenia and Croatia, Parenzana is rightly called The Path of Health and Friendship. On May 10th 2008, on the almost forgotten route of the former railway line, there was a formal opening of the cycling route “Parenzana”. Special events - See on: www.coloursofistria.com 51

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PARENZANA

G.P. Plovanije - Buje- Grožnjan Oprtalj - Motovun - Vižinada

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Route description

the railway station Oprtalj descent in a gentle rightward turn over the viaduct

Even though the route starts near the border crossing Plovanija we recommend

Oprtalj (75.2 m) and there continue further downhill; after a few kilometres you

you start in the tourist settlement Kanegra, from where you should follow yellow

will come to Livade, and its Museum with the Parenzana collection. From Livade,

markings in the direction of Buje. The route twists left at almost 180 degrees

the route takes you along the main road which crosses the bridge over the Mirna

and passes by the former station Savudrija-Salvore; take the tarmac road there

river followed from where it keeps going uphill on the left edge of Motovun hill,

and continue towards the village of Markovac. In Markovac come off the route

passesing through the tunnel Motovun (222 m) and continues toward former

of the railway Parenzana and take the main road; turn left to the crossroads

station of Karojba to the viaduct Krvar (39.9 m). Continuing uphill you will arrive

with the main Istrian road “Y”; cross the crossroads and, following the yellow

to the viaduct of Sabadin (64 m) and then to the former station Vižinada, where

signpost, turn right again onto Parenzana which will take you to Kaldanija; turn

the route of Parenzana reaches its end.

right and along the main road continue to Buje. After 1.5 km turn left then again turn to the unpaved Parenzana route; across Volpija continue to the main road Buje-Kaštel, there turn right towards Buje and after 1 km following the sign

What to visit

Parenzana turn left to a narrow concrete path. Having passed by the building of

Along the Parenzana route lay some of the most unique and precious towns

the former railway station Buje, carry on the left along the main road towards

in Istria, including the “town of artists” Grožnjan, Završje, the most beautiful

Grožnjan; after two sharp turns, turn right and return to the unpaved Parenzana

medieval town in Istria Motovun, and a very important historic town Vižinada.

route. Continue by the station Triban to the very entrance of the closed tunnel

The route abounds in scenic views, stone viaducts some as high as 50m, and

Sv. Vid. Turn right and circumvent in front of the town of Grožnjan, we pass thro-

preserved tunnels with eco friendly lighting. Lush vegetation and the variety

ugh the tunnel Kalcini (178.7 m), and return again to the unpaved road route.

of flora and fauna you will encounter along the route are fascinating and the

Continue through Biloslavi, Kostanjica tunnel (69.9 m) and arrive to the foot of

passages cut in rock and the precipice below some of its parts impressive. From

the hill on top of which is Završje. Take the wide unpaved road and continue

the enogastronomic offer we recommend tavern “La Parenzana” in Volpija, wine

along Parenzana to the tunnel Završje 1 (35 m) and Završje 2 (28m), followed

store “Enoteca Zigante Tartufi” in Livade, agro-tourisms Dešković in Kostanjica and

by the viaduct Završje (61.8 m). Carry on along the route passing the village of

Pincin in Montižel, and wine cellar Zigante Duvilio in Kostanjica.

Vižintini and after a few hundred meters you will arrive to the viaduct Antonci (61.8 m). Shortly after the viaduct you will reach the village of Krti where you continue along the Parenzana route. After a few kilometres the route takes you over the viaduct (68.5 m) and through the tunnel Freski (146 m). Arriving to 52

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Bike hotels of north-western Istria

As a region with a mild Mediterranean climate and a thick net of paths and side roads, north-western Istria is suitable for all kind of cycling sports. Special charm is given by its green hinterland which is distant only around ten kilometres from the seaside. The fantasy of explorers’ and curious people will be enriched within fortresses on hills, woods and picturesque landscapes. The whole experience will be completed with excellent accommodation and cuisine facilities. North-western Istria successfully satisfies standards of hill and road cycling, town and trekking cycling as well as cyclotourism, whether we talk about individuals, families or bigger groups. Apart from ideal natural and infrastructural conditions our region has recently developed a system of licensed bike hotels which satisfy high European criteria of accommodation, reception and other services for cyclists. Bike hotels are equipped for cyclists ensuring various contents for this guest typology. Bearing in mind they are travellers with different needs from other tourists, bike hotels offer high infrastructure, information and services for contemporary cyclists in one place.

In order to be qualified as a bike hotel, a facility must offer other contents such as a bike parking lot, bike wash service, sportswear and a diet adapted to cyclists (standard menus but also lunch and energetic beverages for major physical efforts). The bike hotels offer is fulfilled by swimming pools, fitness and wellness services, perfect for relaxation and additional trainings. Professional masseurs and therapists will gladly help in case of minor muscle injuries or in order to help you relax after a long ride. Bike hotels guarantee comfort during day trip planning and will therefore leave a meeting room free for cyclists as well as any other type of help when needed.

Bike Services: • Bike corner • Secure bike garage

What can a guest expect to find in such a hotel? Bike hotels are situated in the vicinity of bike paths which are more than 18 in this area with a length of around 550 kilometres. They start on the seaside, go through towns, fields and fortresses, they are pervious and maintained and come in different difficulties, altitude and ground. Moreover, bike hotels offer services of bike rental with a safe deposit and storage room. Special rooms are equipped with tools for repairing smaller defects, whereas in case of more complicated breakdowns they offer information about mechanics and spare parts shops.

• Service workshop • Bike rental • Bike cleaning service • Safety check (bicycle control service) • Athletic clothing cleaning service • Organised weekly bike rides • Bike trail routes/maps • Daily weather reports • Cycling events calendar • Meeting centre

A bike hotel has got to have a bike corner, especially arranged part with brochures and information for cyclists. Here you will find our attractive guide book through North-western Istria written in various languages with maps of roads and itineraries, photos and detailed descriptions of all bike routes within the region. There are also available other type of information about bike offers, weather forecast, cultural and natural sights, gourmet offer, organized trips as well as other information important for a two wheel trip. 54

• Cyclist-tailored menus • Special services/discounts • Wellness and fitness centre

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Cycle friendly accomodations of north-western Istria Hotel San Rocco **** Hotel Sol Garden Istra **** Katoro bb, 52470 Umag Tel. +385 (0)52 716 000 www.istraturist.com Luxurious hotel on the crossroad of cycling paths Situated within the Katoro tourist village approximately 3 kilometres from Umag centre and 250 meters from the seaside, hotel Sol Garden Istra brings together modern design and traditional Istrian motifs. A perfect place for cyclists with various types of needs, this facility offers simple access to 18 bike paths within the Umag cluster (area) along with different professional services. A modern wellness centre, delicious food and animation for all generations fulfil the offer.

Srednja ulica 2, 52474 Brtonigla Tel. +385 (0)52 725 000 www.san-rocco.hr A boutique hotel perfect for the most demanding cyclists For a couple of years San Rocco has had the title of the best small hotel in Croatia. From its opening in 2004 within an adapted complex of old Istrian village houses San Rocco has become an institution, a trendsetter and a leader in excellence. It is famous both for its extraordinary cuisine and culinary philosophy and the effort of the family running this small hotel. Situated in the quiet, green Brtonigla about 10 kilometres from the sea side, this facility is a perfect starting point for a two-wheelexploring, especially for guests who look for a complete service and high comfort of luxurious rooms, wellness, swimming pool and meals prepared exclusively with fresh and home-made ingredients.

Hotel Sol Umag **** Jadranska bb - Punta, 52470 Umag Tel. +385 52 714 000 www.istraturist.com A wide range of contents in the oasis of cycling True refreshment for the cyclists is in Hotel Sol Umag that opens its doors to modern and active guests. The hotel interior is enriched with a modern design that offers comfort in its entire area. The hotel is equipped with a specialized bike corner which offers cycling fans complete technical support in one place. Sol Umag offers unique enjoyment as a combination of unrestrained recreation and a magical wellness centre. The awarded wellness centre in an original adapted Istrian ambient offers a part of the atmosphere of life in Istria, and the offer covers all of the magic of the wellness world.

Hotel Maestral **** Terre 2, 52466 Novigrad Tel. +385 (0)52 858 630 www.laguna-novigrad.hr Novigrad’s eclectic perfect for Istrian cycling tours experiences Situated within a forest park on the very sea side you will find hotel Maestral, a spacious and professionally lead hotel with a long-lasting tradition in tourism management. It is opened throughout the year, situated only few minutes bike ride from Novigrad town centre. It has recently been renovated and thus equipped with a wellness, a fitness centre and an inside pool. Being the first eclectic among hotels, Maestral hosts congresses, sport teams, individual travellers and families. A rich gourmet offer, complete logistic system and a spacious parking lot are there for cyclists. Bike roads are easily accessible from here, not only those of Umag area but as well those towards Tar and Porec.

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Hotel Villa Rosetta **** Crvena uvala 31, 52475 Zambratija Tel. +385 (0)52 725 710 www.villarosetta.hr Scent of the sea and bike-adventure in Savudrian loneliness Villa Rosetta is a small seaside hotel on the very north-western Istrian peak in the vicinity of Savudrija. It offers accommodation along the cycling route and additional services for cyclist which makes it a perfect facility for this type of tourists. The hotel is surrounded by greenery and it pays a lot of attention to the excellent cuisine – specialities of Villa Rosetta are traditional and modern Mediterranean dishes. A more intimate atmosphere is a must here and therefore is this hotel perfect for everyone who wants to avoid summer crowds and enjoy within the blue and green Mediterranean. Excellent wine cellars offering tasting are to be found in the vicinity.

A Casa **** Grupija 13a, Savudrija, Umag Tel. +385 (0)52 737 101 www.restorani-mani.com Rural complex where to experience Istria on two wheels Restaurant A Casa with rooms and a swimming pool has been built as a rural complex with a scent of old times. It is situated in the small village Grupija North-eastern from Umag, not far away from the tourist village Kanegra. Only a few kilometres from the Slovenian border this facility is placed on the very road. The proximity to the railway Parenzana and other bike paths going through the Istrian inland, golf playgrounds and excellent cuisine makes it a desirable place for cyclists in North-western Istria. It offers home-made meals and additional services for cycling tourists.

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Northwestern Istria bike guide

Villa Badi ****

Casa romantica La Parenzana ***

Lovrečica, Umaška ulica 10, 52470 Umag Tel. +385 52 756 402 www.badi.hr

Volpia 3, 52460 Buje Tel. +385 (0)52 777 460 www.parenzana.com.hr

Waking up with a view of the sea

On the traces of the old railway – on a bike!

Lovrečica, a delightful fishing village nearby Umag and Novigrad still moves to that laid-back Mediterranean rhythm which will welcome you every day as you return after adventurous cycling tours across Istria. Stay in one of the superior rooms, apartments or family rooms and enjoy the homey atmosphere of Villa Badi located right by the sea. The puzzle of its amenities is composed of a swimming pool, saunas and additional activities, accompanied by the well-known fish specialties and home-made cuisine. Fun fact - the parish church holds the oldest organs in Istria!

Home-made bread and meals, open-hearted hosts with a long experience in tourism are only a part of what you can expect in La Parenzana, picturesque konoba situated 2 kilometres from Buje. La Parenzana offers accommodation in comfortable rooms whereas its identity and offer is based on the history of the old Austro-Hungarian railway Parenzana which used to connect Trieste and Porec and it passed exactly through North-western Istria. This konoba is an ideal start to explore this old road known nowadays as a bike and walking path. Facility perfect for romantics and cosmopolites that even while cycling yearn for beauty of history epochs.

Pansion Kolo *** Krsin 37, 52466, Novigrad Tel. +385 91 766 9115 kolo.konoba@pu.t-com.hr Where the cycling itineraries cross paths Hidden in the background of the romantic town of Novigrad and Brtonigla, a wine haven, at the crossroad of all cycling paths in a serene location 500 m from the main road and only 2 km from the beach, measured by bike, lies the perfect starting point for daily cycling adventures. This family estate located in the midst of an oak tree forest and bathed in flower and fruit essences has 9 cosy and spacious modern rooms with a balcony, as well as a swimming pool and a private parking lot. Its restaurant with a fireplace is perfect to delight in during the winter and a terrace to soak in the sun in the spring.

B&B al Merlo Olivo *** Gardossi 47, 52460, Krasica (Buje) Tel. +385 98 997 6290 www.olivomerlo.eu For a perfectly fitted bike holiday Antonela, Franz and Olivo from the small village of Grdosi in the Northwest Istria, in-between the towns of Buje and Grožnjan, both standing tall and proud, will welcome you with an open heart whenever you choose to visit them. You will find everything a modern cycling nomad might need here: cosy accommodation, a bike corner, first-rate cuisine and menus for just two or more persons, as well as full agency support. Once you enter the old stone house dating back to the beginning of the 19th century, with only 5 but well-thought-out rooms, you will feel as if you have stepped into your very own fairytale.

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Pansion Komfor Lovac *** Kaldanija 31, 52460 Kaldanija (Buje) Tel. +385 52 777 094 E-mail: palic.muriz@pu.t-com.hr Stimulating retreat by the green cycling trails The Komfor Lovac boarding house is located in Kaldanija, 3 km from Buje and 10 m from amazing cycling trails. Its lovely hosts make the cyclists feel at home here. The spacious and clean rooms overlooking the green side of Istria offer genuine countryside serenity. The restaurant offers Istrian specialties based on fresh ingredients such as truffles and wild asparagus, freshly caught fish and game. The best way to invigorate your body and soul after exciting cycling adventures.

Apartmani Dajla *** Murvi 15, 52466 Novigrad Tel. +385 52 758 700 www.solea.hr Bike friendly holiday by the sea The Daila apartments in the village of Dajla near Novigrad provide their guests with peace and quiet in a relaxing ambiance by the sea. The balconies and terraces of spacious apartments are overlooking the sea or the garden. Cyclists can use the bike storage room and enjoy the bike friendly area and a well-kept cycling trail leading to Novigrad. At the end of the day, both professional and recreational cyclists will surely enjoy a spontaneous barbecue party and cycling stories in the spacious garden (400 m2) with an amazing sunset in the background.

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Škverska 8, 52466 Novigrad Tel. +385 (0)52 858 600 www. laguna-novigrad.hr E-mail: reservations@laguna-novigrad.hr

Laguna Novigrad d.d.

Jadranska 66, 52470 Umag Tel. +385 (0)52 700 700 www.istraturist.com E-mail: booking@istraturist.com

Murine Prva ulica 3A, 52470 Umag GSM. +385 (0)98 532 427

UMAG - Davor Bike

Fahrradgeschäfte und Dienstleistungen

Bike shop and repair service

Terre 2, 52466 Novigrad GSM: +385(0)52 858 645

NOVIGRAD - Hotel Maestral sport centar

Jadranska bb, 52470 Umag gsm +385(0)95 544 2040

UMAG - Hotel Sol Umag AURUM SPORT d.o.o. (Bike point)

Hotel Makin *** Istarska 1, Novigrad Tel. +385 (0)52 757 714 www.hotelmakin.hr

Hotel Meliá Coral ***** Katoro bb, Umag Tel. +385 (0)52 701 000 www.istraturist.com

NOVIGRAD - Extremus Ulica Murvi 15, 52466 Novigrad (bus station / Bushaltestelle) Tel. +385 (0)52 759 488 Mon-Fri / Mon - Fre 09:00 – 16:00 h Saturday / Samstag 09:00 – 13:00 h

Adrenalin Park Stella Maris - Umag

Stella Maris, 52470 Umag GSM. +385 (0)98 217 265 June, September / Juni, September 17:00 – 21:00 h July, August / Juli, August 17:00 – 23:00 h E-mail: info@umag-adrenalin-park.com www. umag-adrenalin-park.com

Terre 4, Novigrad Tel. +385 (0)52 858 660 www.laguna-novigrad.hr

Sv. Antona 15, Novigrad Tel. +385 (0)52 600 400 www.nauticahotels.com

Hotel Nautica ****

Hotel Laguna ***

VERTENEGLIO

Istraturist Umag d.d.

(Bikeurlaub vom Spezialisten)

Bike Spezialisten

(Organizers of the bike packages)

Bike specialists

Obala J.B. Tita 9, Umag Tel. +385 (0)52 700 000 www.hotel-kristal.com Žrtava fašizma 9 c Tel. +385 (0)52 721 303 GSM: +385 (0)98 188 01 09 E-mail: ivanka.matijasic@gmail.com Mon-Fri / Mon - Fre 8:00-12:00h; 17:00–20:00h Saturday / Samstag 8:00 - 13:00h

UMAG - Trgoauto I Bike shop

Hotel Kristal ***

Prolaz Venecija 1, Novigrad Tel. +385 (0)52 757 737 www.cittar.hr

Hotel Cittar ***

Škrile 75/a, Buje Tel. +385 (0)52 725 300 www.mulino.hr

Hotel Casino Mulino ****

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Accommodations facilities in north-western Istria

NOVIGRAD

Katoro bb, 52470 Umag GSM: +385(0)98 36 88 16

UMAG - Touristra

Katoro bb, 52470 Umag GSM: +385 (0)91 2020 500

Jadranska bb, 52470 Umag gsm +385(0)95 544 2040 09:00 - 13:00 h / 16:00 - 20.00 h

UMAG - Hotel Sol Umag AURUM SPORT d.o.o. (Bike point)

Katoro bb, 52470 Umag gsm +385(0)91 2020 500 09:00 - 13:00 h / 16:00 - 20.00 h

UMAG - Hotel Sol Garden Istra B.A.H. d.o.o. (Bike point)

Pon–Pet / Lun–Ven 09:00 – 20:00 h Subota / Sabato: 09:00 – 13:00 h Appointmenst are possible outside working hours upon arrangement. Nach Vereinbarung möglich auch außserhalb der Arbeitstzeit.

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Bike rental Fahrradverleih

Ulica Mira 9, 52474 Brtonigla Tel. +385 (0)52 725 100 www.alternativna-istra.com E-mail: guidina@pu.htnet.hr

Guidina destination managment d.o.o.

Montrin 31, 52460 Buje Tel. +385 (0)52 721 007 GSM. +385 (0)98 434 748 www.sitnica.hr, E-mail: sitnica@sitnica.hr

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Savudrijska cesta bb, Umag Tel. +385 (0)52 710 000 www.istraturist.com

Naselje / Villaggio Turistico Sol Stella Maris ***

Katoro bb, Umag Tel. +385 (0)52 718 000 www.istraturist.com

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1,2,3,4,5,6,7 12:00 – 01:00 I, D, E

Šetalište V. Gortana 74, Umag Gsm: +385 (0)91 175 1098

Da Lorenzo

1,2,4,5,6,7 12:00 - 15:00 18:00 - 23:00 I, D, E

Sv. Antona 2, Novigrad Tel. +385 (0)52 757 643

Čok

Karpinjanska bb, Novigrad Tel. +385 (0)52 649 331 Gsm. +385 (0)98 527 804 www.cittar.hr 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 12:00 - 23:00 I, D, E

Lungomare

Vladimira Gortana 7, Umag Tel. +385 (0)52 741 382 Gsm. +385 (0)91 796 0571 www.restaurant-lido.hr 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 (I)  8:00 - 23:00 I, D, E

Lido

VERTENEGLIO

Naselje / Villaggio Turistico Sol Polynesia ***

Savudrijska cesta bb, Umag Tel. +385 (0)52 710 550 www.istraturist.com

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1,2,4,5,6,7 10:00 - 24:00 I, D, E

Bašanija 6, Savudrija Tel. +385 (0)52 759 592

Bruno

Kaštel 120 e, Buje Tel. +385 (0)52 777 131 www.restaurant-igor.com 1,2,4,5,6,7 11:00 - 23:00 I, D, SLO

Igor

Srednja ulica, Brtonigla Tel. +385 (0)52 725 000 www.san-rocco.hr 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 13:00 - 22:00 I, D, E

Hotel – Restaurant San Rocco

18:00 - 23:00 I, D, E

St. Rosello 30, 5 Novigrad Tel. +385 (0)52 757 122 1,3,4,5,6,7 11:00 - 15:00

NOVIGRAD

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Karigador 51, Novigrad Tel. +385 (0)52 735 199 1,3,4,5,6,7 11:00 - 23:00 I, D, E

Belveder

Kaštel 125, Buje Tel. +385 (0)52 777 280 www.ristorante-bassanese.com 1,2,4,5,6,7 12:00 - 24:00 I, D, SLO

Bassanese

I, E, D

Umaška 12, Lovrečica, Umag Tel. +385 (0)52 756 293 GSM. +385 (0)98 903 5535 www.restaurant-badi.com 1,2,4,5,6,7 12:00 – 23:00

Badi

Giovanni

Volparija 23c, Savudrija Tel. +385 (0)52 759 666 GSM. +385 (0)98 270 270 1,3,4,5,6,7 (I) 12:00 - 23:00 I, D, E

I, D, E

Edda

Crvene Uvale 11, Zambratija, Umag Tel. +385 (0)52 759 565

Ungarija 2, Zambratija Tel. +385 (0)52 759 147 1,2,3,5,6,7 12:00 - 23:00 I, D, E

Da Paolo&Susanna

Antonia

11:00-23:00 I, D, E

Savudrijska18, Bašanija, Umag Tel. +385 (0)52 759 574 www.restaurant-savudrija.eu 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

I, E

1,2,3,5,6,7 11:00 - 23:00

1,2,3,4,5,6,7 11:00 - 24:00

Ancora

Kaštel 120 c, Buje Tel. +385 (0)52 777 090 www.gostionadavid.hr

David

2,3,4,5,6,7 12:00 - 15:30 18:30 - 23:00 I, D, E

Zidine 5, Novigrad Tel. +385 (0)52 758 134 www.damirornella.com

Damir i Ornella

Ribarnička 10, Novigrad Tel. +385 (0)52 726 298

Amfora

1,2,3,4,5,6,7 10:00 – 23:00 I, E, D, SI

Grupija 13a, Savudrija Tel. +385 (0)52 737 101 www.restorani-mani.com

A Casa

Restaurants / Restaurants

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Naselje / Villaggio Turistico Istrian Villas ****

Gradska vrata 37, Novigrad Tel. +385 (0)52 757 444 www.santa-marija.hr

Pansion Santa Marija

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Sv. Mauro 157, Momjan Tel. +385 (0)52 779 033 www.sinkovic.hr

Agroturizam/Agriturismo San Mauro

Istarska 2, Savudrija Tel. +385 (0)52 759 544

Pansion Gisella

Svjetioničarska 18, Savudrija Tel. +385 (0)52 759 904 www.valdepian.com

Villa Valdepian

Alberi 300, Savudrija Tel. +385 (0)52 708 000 www.skiper.net

Rezidencija / Residence Skiper ****

www.istraturist.com

Kanegra bb, Umag Tel. +385 (0)52 709 000

Naselje / Villaggio Turistico Kanegra ***

www.istraturist.com

Mojmirska bb, Savudrija Tel. +385 (0)52 709 500

Naselje / Villaggio Turistico Savudrija **

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Šetalište V. Gortana 24, Umag GSM. +385 (0)91 20 60 475 www.punta-umag.com

Villa Punta ***

Umaška 2/a, Zambratija Tel. +385 (0)52 759 940 www.villa-vilola.hr

Villa Vilola ***

Alberi 300 A, Savudrija Tel. +385 (0)52 707 000; Fax. +385 (0)52 707 011 E-mail: reservations.adriatic@kempinski.com www.kempinski-adriatic.com

Kempinski Hotel Adriatic*****

Terre 2, Novigrad Tel. +385 (0)52 858 630 www.laguna-novigrad.hr

Hotel Maestral ****

www.zlatna-vala.hr

Sv. Ivan 45, Umag Telefon: +385 (0)52 756 – 060

Hotel Zlatna Vala***

Sv. Antona, Novigrad Tel. +385 (0)52 758 780 www.cittar.hr

Hotel Villa Cittar ***

www.istraturist.com

Jadranska bb, Umag Tel. +385 (0)52 714 000

Hotel Sol Umag ****

www.istraturist.com

Katoro bb, Umag Tel. +385 (0)52 716 000

Hotel Sol Garden Istra ****

www.istraturist.com

Katoro bb, Umag Tel. +385 (0)52 717 000

Hotel Sol Aurora ****

Jadranska bb, Umag Tel. +385 (0)52 741 233 www.istraturist.com

Hotel Sipar ***

Portoroška 3, Plovanija, Buje Tel. +385 (0)52 752 222

Hotel Plovanija ***

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Luka 4c, Savudrija, Umag

Sant Andrea

1,2,3,4,5,6,7 08:00 – 23:00 I, E

Trg J.B. Tita 6, Buje Tel. +385 (0)52 772 898 www.frankovic-rondo.hr

Digitronska 14, Buje Tel. +385 (0)52 773 417 GSM. +385 (0)91 446 03 55 11:00 – 23:00 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Aquarius

Mojmirska 3, Bašanija, Umag Tel. +385(0)52 759 834 GSM. +385(0)98 334 651 www.pizzeria-andi.hr 12:00 – 23:00 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 I, D, E

Momjan 49, Momjan Tel. +385 (0)52 779 170

Rino

Kremenje 99, Momjan Tel. +385 (0)52 779 200 2,3,4,5,6,7 12:00 - 22:00 I

Pjero

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I, D, E

Alberi 300a, Crveni vrh, Savudrija Tel. +385 (0)52 707 362

Kanova (Hotel Kempinski Adriatic)

1,2,3,4,5,6,7 12:00 - 22:00

Katoro 00, Umag Tel. +385(0)52 716 000 GSM.+385(0)98 485 928

Istarski restoran (Sol Garden)

1,2,3,4,5,6,7 12:30 - 15:00 18:30 - 22:30

VERTENEGLIO

Rondo

1,3,4,5,6,7 08:00 - 23:00 I, D, E

Taverns / Tavernen Andi

Umaška 36, Petrovija Tel. +385 (0)52 740 160 www.konoba-nono.com 2,3,4,5,6,7 11:00 - 23:00 I, D, E

Nono

Alberi 300a, Crveni vrh, Savudrija Tel. +385 (0)52 707 152 www.kempinski.com/istria

Dijana (Hotel Kempinski Adriatic)

A la carte hotel restaurants  / A la carte Hotelrestaurants

NOVIGRAD

Luka, Savudrija Tel. +385 (0)52 759 213 www.porto-salvore.com

Bracanija, Buje Tel. +385 (0)52 774 520 www.konoba-morgan.eu 1,3,4,5,6,7 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00 I

Morgan

Bolnička 8, Novigrad GSM. +385 (0)98 420 314 1,3,4,5,6,7 12:00 - 15:00 18:00 - 23:00 I, D, E

Tabasco

Most 52, Momjan Tel. +385 (0)52 779 152 GSM. +385 (0)98 580 166 www.staripodrum.info 1,2,4,5,6,7 12:00 - 22:00 I, E, SLO

Stari podrum

Sošići 58, Umag Tel. +385 (0)52 730 123 GSM. +385 (0)91 516 94 16 www.konoba-sole.com 10:30 – 24:00 1,3,4,5,6,7 I, D

Sole

Markoni 10, Brtonigla Tel/Fax. +385 (0)52 774 491 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 10:00 - 22:00 I, D, E

Silvano

Trg Slobode 6a, Buje Tel. +385 (0)52 773 292 GSM. +385 (0)95 900 90 77 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 10:00 - 23:00

San Leonardo

Dajla 35, Dajla Tel. +385 (0)52 735 484 www.san-benedetto.net 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 12:00 - 24:00 I, D, E

San Benedetto

Sv.Marija na Krasu 41 Tel. +385(0)52 732 053 GSM.+385(0)91 151 8645 www.konoba-rustica.com 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 12:00 - 23:00 I, D, E

Rustica

www.prelac.com 1,3,4,5,6,7 12:00 - 22:00 I

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Porto Salvore

Sv. Ivan 45, Umag Tel. +385 (0)52 756 060 GSM. +385 (0)98 403 874 www.zlatna-vala.hr 09:00 – 24:00 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 I, D

Zlatna vala

Pergola

Sv. Marija na Krasu 41 Tel. +385 (0)52 732 053 12:00 - 23:00 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 I

Marinero

Fratrija bb, Buje Tel. +385 (0)52 777 332 1,2,4,5,6,7 12:00 - 22:00 I

Malo Selo

1,2,3,4,5,6,7 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 24:00 Weekend 12:00 - 24:00 I, E

Fiorini 13, Fiorini Tel. +385 (0)52 774 455 GSM. +385 (0)99 401 08 75

La Quercia

Volpija 3, Buje Tel. +385 (0)52 777 460 www.parenzana.com.hr 1,3,4,5,6,7 07:00 - 23:00 I, D, E

La Parenzana

Bunarska 2, Brtonigla Tel. +385 (0)52 774 704 www.san-rocco.hr 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 07:00 - 23:00 I, D, E

Food & wine Primizia

Bušćina 18, Marija na Krasu Tel. +385 (0)52 732 088 www.konoba-buscina.hr 1,3,4,5,6,7 12:00 - 24:00 I

Buščina

Marušići 30, Buje Tel. +385 (0)52 731 055 12:00 – 22:00 2,3,4,5,6,7 I

Atelier

1,2,3,4,5,6,7 11:00 - 23:00 I, D

Ronkova 6, Brtonigla Tel. +385 (0)52 774 384 GSM. +385 (0)91 539 68 89 www.konoba-astarea-brtonigla.com

Astarea

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Sunčana 2, Zambratija Tel. +385 (0)52 759 685 2,3,4,5,6,7 11:00 - 23:00 I, D, E

Umaška 2/a, Zambratija Tel. +385 (0)52 759 940 www.villa-vilola.hr 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 11:00 - 24:00 I, D, E

Villa Vilola

Sv. Antona 4, Novigrad Tel. +385 (0)52 757 706 www.pepenero.hr 1,3,4,5,6,7 12:00 - 15:00 18:00 - 23:00 I, D, E, RUS

Pepenero

Crvena uvala 31, Zambratija Tel. +385 (0)52 725 710 www.villarosetta.hr 1,2,4,5,6,7 12:00 - 22:00 I, D, E

Villa Rosetta Restaurant Maruzza

Nino Bužinija 21, Bužinija, Novigrad Tel. +385 (0)52 758 051 Gsm. + 385 (0)98 174 7542 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 13:00 - 22:00 I, D, E

Zambratija bb, Zambratija Tel. +385 (0)52 759 570 www.restaurant-toni.eu 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 11:00 - 23:00 I, D, E

Toni

Kaštel 85, Buje Tel. +385 (0)52 777 011 Gsm. +385 (0)99 345 9570 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 07:00 - 23:00 I, D, E, SLO

Stari Kaštel

Mandrač 5, Novigrad Tel. +385 (0)52 757 601 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 11:00 - 23:00 I, D, E

Sidro - All’ Ancora

Šaini 2a, Novigrad Tel. +385 (0)52 757 714 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 12:00 - 15:00 18:00 - 23:00 I, D, E

Sergio

Digitronska 21, Buje Tel. +385 (0)52 772 005 1,2,3,5,6,7 08:00 - 23:00 I, D, SLO

Sergio

Tel. +385 (0)98 334 651 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 08:00 -23:00 I, D, SLO

Sv.Anton 15, Novigrad Tel. +385 (0)52 600 400 www.nauticahotels.com 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 07:00 - 24:00 I, D, E

Navigare (Hotel Nautica)

Bujska 11, Pertovija, Umag Tel. +385 (0)52 720 843 GSM. +385 (0)91 546 5521 www.kantina–melon.hr 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 10:00 – 23:00 I, D

Melon

Marino Bembo 3, Umag Tel. +385 (0)52 751 222 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 09:00 - 24:00 I, D, E, RUS

Ma-Ni

Kremenje 96 b, Momjan Tel. +385 (0)52 770 047 www.konoba-marino-kremenje.hr 1,3,4,5,6,7 12:00 - 22:00 I, D, E

Marino

Sv. Anton 38, Novigrad Tel. +385 (0)52 726 691 GSM. +385 (0)98 96 90 492, (0)99 8121 267 1,3,4,5,6,7 12:00 - 15:00 / 18.30 - 23.00 I, D, E

Marina

UMAG

BRTONIGLA BUJE

BUIE


BRTONIGLA BUJE

BUIE VERTENEGLIO

NOVIGRAD

CITTÀNOVA

UMAG

UMAGO

I, D, E

12:00 - 23:00

08:00-01:00

12:00 - 23:00

13:00 - 22:00

6, 7

Nova Vas 94, Brtonigla

Cattunar

I, E

Oskuruš 48, Momjan Tel. +385 (0)52 779 077 GSM. +385 (0)98 965 7686

1,2,3,4,5,6

Istarska 18, Bašanija

Jakac Korado

10:00 - 19:00

I, D, E

Domovinskih žrtava 20, Novigrad GSM. +385 (0)98 976 8005; (0)99 228 0044 1,2,3,4,5,6

10:00 - 20:00

IBM Vina Ivančić

I, E, D

11:00 - 15:00

I, E, D

1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Sveti Servul 7c, Novigrad Tel. +385 (0)52 757 416 GSM. +385 (0)98 434 269

Vino P&P

09:00 - 20:00

I, E

17:00 - 23:00 Weekend 11:00 - 23:00

2,3,4,5,6,7

I, E, D

08:00 - 18:00

Druškovićeva 8, Brtonigla Tel. +385 (0)52 774 417

Vinerino

I, D, E

1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Kršin 3, Brtonigla Tel. +385 (0)52 774 111 GSM. +385 (0)98 205 507 www.veralda.hr

Veralda

I, D, E

1,3,5

Sv. Mauro 107, Momjan Tel. +385 (0)52 779 033 www.sinkovic.hr

Sinković

Dolinja vas 23, Momjan Tel. +385 (0)52 779 003 GSM. +385 (0)98 175 8279 www.prelac.hr

18:00 - 16:00

Armando e Rino Prelac

I

1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Bašanija bb, Savudrija Tel. +385 (0)52 759 250 GSM. +385 (0)98 259 144 www.degrassi.hr

8:00-15:00

Moreno Degrassi

I, E

1,2,3,4,5,6

Koreniki 86, Umag Tel. +385 (0)52 730 357 GSM. +385 (0)98 334 378 www.coronica.eu

Moreno Coronica

I

Srednja ulica 16, Brtonigla Tel. +385 (0)99 807 1515

11:00 - 15:00

Marino Kraljević

I, E

1,3,5

Vale 78, Momjan Tel. +385 (0)52 779 177 www.kozlovic.hr

Kozlović

10:00 - 15:00

11:00 - 15:00

I

;

I, D, E

1,3,5

08:00 - 20:00

Nova Vas, Brtonigla Tel. +385 (0)52 774 102 GSM. +385 (0)91 540 29 60 www.bursic.net

11:00 - 15:00

Marija Buršić

I

1,3,5

Ipši 10, Livade Tel. +385 (0)52 664 010 GSM. +385 (0)98 219 538 www.ipsa-maslinovaulja.hr

Klaudio Ipša

I, E, SLO

A. Manzoni 13, Buje Tel. +385 (0)52 773 405 GSM. +385 (0)98 334 075

Franco Basiaco

09:00 - 17:00

I, D, E

D, E, PL

09:00 - 18:00

Frančeskija bb, Savudrija Tel. +385 (0)52 737 045 www.omajolas.com 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Farma Jola

I

1,2,3,4,5,6

Nova Vas 101, Nova Vas TeL. +385 (0)52 774 152 GSM. +385 (0)98 421 678 www.ravalico.com

F & F Ravalico

09:00 – 14:00

Babić Extra Virgin Olive Oil St. Vinjeri 27J, Novigrad Tel. +385 (0)52 758 701 GSM. +385 (0)98 335 460 www.oilofistria.com 1,2,3,4,5,6

Antonio Cecco

Nova Vas 22, Nova Vas Tel. +385 (0)52 774 132 GSM. +385 (0)91 911 198

I, D

08:00 - 11:00; 15:00 - 19:00

Strada Contessa 22a, Novigrad Tel. +385 (0)52 758 093 GSM. +385 (0)98 929 28 73 www.altorcio.hr 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Al Torcio

I, D, E

1,3,5

Crveni Vrh, Savudrija Tel. +385 (0)52 737 097

Alojzije Pavlović

08:00 - 15:00

VERTENEGLIO

Anđelo Brajko

Winemakers / Winzer

11:00 - 15:00

Trg J.B. Tita 6, Buje Tel. +385 (0)52 772 898

Franković

I

1,3,5

Brajki 103, Krasica Tel. +385 (0)52 776 293 GSM. +385 (0)91 591 8707 www.gambaletto.com

Gambaletto

I, D, E, SLO

I

2,3,4,5,6 I, E

I, D, E, F

1,2,3,4,5,6

Romanija 60a, Savudrija Tel/Fax. +385 (0)52 759 281 www.mateoliveoil.com

Agrofin

Olive growers / Olivenbauern

NOVIGRAD

I

9:00-18:00

Sarabarica bb, Umag Tel. +385 (0)52 732 118 GSM. +385 (0)95 501 1555 www.fiore-vino.hr 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 9:00-13:00 16:00-20.00

Fiore Vina

1,2,3,4,5,6

Nova Vas 101, Nova Vas Tel.+385 (0)52 774 152 GSM. +385 (0)98 366 929; +385 (0)98 224 447; +385 (0)98 421 678

I

08:00 - 20:00

Kremenje bb, Momjan Tel. +385 (0)52 779 047, 779 208 www.kabola.hr

Kabola

I, E

1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Tel. +385 (0)52 759 127 GSM. +385 (0)98 1331 376

CITTÀNOVA

Čabarnica 42, Zrenj Tel. +385 (0)52 644 146

Tončić

I

11:00 - 15:00

F & F Ravalico

I

1,3,5

Kostanjica 66, Kostanjica Tel. +385 (0)52 776 320 GSM. +385 (0)91 253 53 92 www.vina-zigante.hr

Duvilio Zigante

I, D, E, ESP

09:00 - 15:00

Farnežine 5, Marija na Krasu Tel. +385 (0)52 732 385 GSM. +385 (0)98 219 277 www.cuj.hr 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

11:00 - 15:00

CUJ - Kraljević

I, D

1,3,5

Brajki 104, Krasica Tel. +385 (0)52 776 175 GSM. +385 (0)91 577 6364

Clai Bijele Zemlje

11:00 - 15:00

Garibaldi 43, Buje Tel. +385 (0)52 772 726 GSM. +385 (0)91 511 5157 1,3,5

Celega

I, D

08:00 - 17:00

Tel. +385 (0)52 720 496 GSM. +385 (0)98 327 441 www.vina-cattunar.hr 1,2,3,4,5,6

UMAGO

12:00 - 22:00

San Mauro 157, Momjan Tel. +385 (0)52 779 033 www.sinkovic.hr 6, 7

San Mauro

I, E

12:00 - 22:00

Punta 80 a, Krasica Tel. +385 (0)52 776 001 2,3,4,5,6,7

Radešić

I

www.pincin-monticello.hr

Montižel 59, Završje Tel. +385 (0)52 776 212

Montižel

I

6, 7

Kostanjica 58, Kostanjica Tel. +385 (0)52 776 315

Dešković

Agritourism Erlebnisbauernhof

I, D, E

1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Katoro bb, Umag Tel. +385 (0)52 701 000 www.istraturist.com

Taverna Mediteran (Hotel Meliá Coral)

1,2,3,4,5,6,7 I, D, E, SLO

Škrile 75a, Buje Tel. +385 (0)52 725 300 www.mulino.hr

Mulino (Casino Hotel Mulino)

1,2,3,4,5,6,7 I, D, E

Naselje Istrian Villas, Umag Tel. +385 (0)52 710 984 www.istraturist.com

Mare & Monti

1,2,3,4,5,6,7 18:30 - 23:00

www.kempinski.com/istria

UMAG

BRTONIGLA BUJE

BUIE


BRTONIGLA BUJE

BUIE VERTENEGLIO

NOVIGRAD

CITTÀNOVA

UMAG

UMAGO

14:00 – 20:00

11:00 - 15:00

Rožac 5, Umag Tel. +385(0)52 743 593

Olive Charm

I

1,3,5

Krasica 40, Buje Tel. +385 (0)52 776 164 GSM. +385 (0)91 529 55 21

Nino Ćinić

I, E

17:00 - 23:00 Weekend 11:00 - 23:00

Druškovićeva 8, Brtonigla Tel. +385 (0)52 774 417 2,3,4,5,6,7

Nerino Visintin

I

Srednja ulica 16, Brtonigla Tel. +385 (0)99 807 1515

Marino Kraljević

I, E

Kremenje 99/c, Momjan Tel. +385 (0)52 779 215

Marino Civitan

I, E, ESP

5,6,7

Krasica 38, Buje Tel. +385 (0)52 776 184 GSM. 385 (0)98 901 267

Marijan Cossetto

I, E, ESP

D. Serbani 133, Brtonigla Tel. +385 (0)52 774 556 GSM. +385 (0)91 533 30 60 www.uljara-sinozic.com

Gardoši 58, Krasica, Buje

Uljara Benvegnu

I, E, RUS

1,2,3,4,5,6,7

00:00 - 24:00

Baredine 16, Buje Tel: +385 (0)52 774 256 GSM: +385 (0)98 224 023 www. agro-millo.hr

Uljara Agro Millo

I

Poljoprivredni obrt Sinožić

I, E, D

12:00 – 19:00

Portoroška 15, Plovanija, Buje Tel. +385 (0)52 777 409 www.zigantetartufi.com

OPG Zigante

I, E

1,2,3,4,5,6

Bibali 83/A, Buje Tel. +385 (0)52 773 189 GSM. +385 (0)91 25 35 286

OPG Maglica

Krasica 38, Buje Tel. +385 (0)52 776 184 GSM. 385 (0)98 901 267

OPG Cossetto

GSM. +385(0)91 531 5698 www.olivecharm.com 12:00 – 20:00

St. Drušković 20, Brtonigla Tel. +385 (0)52 774 313 GSM. +385 (0)99 250 29 58 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 Ljeto/Estate 10:00 - 18:00 Zima/Inverno 10:00 – 17:00 I, D, E

Špilja/Grotta Mramornica

Other / Sonstiges

I, D, E

08:00 - 18:00

Kršin 3, Brtonigla Tel. +385 (0)52 774 111 GSM. +385 (0)98 205 507 www.veralda.hr 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Veralda

I, D, E, ESP

09:00 - 15:00

Farnežine 5, Marija na Krasu Tel. +385 (0)52 735 347 GSM. +385 (0)98 219 277 www.cuj.hr 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

Uljara CUJ

I, E

1,2,3,4,5,6

Tel. +385 (0)52 776 400 GSM. +385 (0)98 846 605 www.uljara-benvegnu.hr

www.coloursofistria.com

Tourist Board Buje Tourismusverband Buje Istarske 2, 52460 Buje, HR t. +385 (0)52 773 353 f. +385 (0)52 773 353 info@istria-buje-buie.com

Brtonigla Tourist Board Tourismusverband Brtonigla Mlinska 2, 52474 Brtonigla , HR t. +385 (0)52 774-307 f. +385 (0)52 720-860 info@istria-brtonigla.com

Tourist Board Novigrad-Cittanova Tourismusverband Novigrad-Cittanova Mandrač 29a, 52466 Novigrad, HR t. +385 (0)52 757 075 t. +385 (0)52 758 011 f. +385 (0)52 758 011 info@novigrad-cittanova.hr

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