Parenzana: Guided Old Railway Bike Tour with Lunch


Parenzana: Guided Old Railway Bike Tour with Lunch

From US$ 238.91 per person

Ride along Grožnjan’s narrow and cobbled streets and continue on Parenzana, old railway tracks with a beautiful view to the Mirna valley. Through tunnels and bridges, the road will take you to the medieval town of Motovun. Enjoy a typical lunch here.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Italian
Pickup included
Hotels in Pula, Rovinj, Poreč, Balle area
Small group
Limited to 5 participants


  • Visit the beautiful medieval towns of Motovun and Groznjan
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Enjoy tipical Istrian cuisine for lunch
Full description

Parenzana was a narrow gauge railway which connected Trieste with Porec, operating from 1902 until 1935. It was eliminated due to not being profitable and because cheaper and faster road transportation existed. 

Today the Parenzana route attracts many visitors during the year. With its nine tunnels, six bridges, viaducts and stations the route is ideal for everyone who wants to discover and get to know Istria. Enjoy a hotel pick-up, and then head to Groznjan, a small Istrian town of great cultural heritage, in more recent history known as the “Town of Artists”. Then start your ride along Grožnjan’s narrow and cobbled streets. Continue your route on Parenzana with a beautiful view over the Mirna valley. Through tunnels and bridges, the road will take you to Livade.

Then cross the Mirna River to reach the other side of the valley and climb towards Motovun, one of the most popular Istrian medieval towns. Here you will enjoy lunch in a beautiful local tavern. Then enjoy a return transfer to your hotel.

  • Use of bicycle (MTB)
  • Small-group tour
  • Water 0,5 l
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pick-up (selected hotels only)
  • Lunch
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 12 years
    • Pregnant women
    • People who can't ride a bike

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Know before you go

    • Difficulty: medium
    • Distance: 40 kilometers
    • Total ascent: 400 meters
    • Minimum age: 12 years
    • The duration of the tour is approximately 7-8 hours
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

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    This is the perfect way to explore green Istria. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with our guide. The route was breathtaking. We visited all the places we wanted to see - Groznjan and Motovun, before stopping for a lovely lunch on top of Motovun. The ebikes make this journey so much more enjoyable. I highly recommend it for anyone who loves nature, outdoors and adventure.

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    October 8, 2022

    Itinéraire très bien conçu parce qu'il nous amène directement dans les villages et les zones les plus intéressantes de la Parenzana. Ce que nous n'aurions pas su faire par nous-mêmes. Excellente idée de fournir les vélos électriques. Finir la randonnée à Motovun par un bon repas sur une belle terrasse avec une vue magnifique est top. Transport aller-retour directement de notre hébergement facilite beaucoup les choses. Daniel, notre guide, connaissait très bien la région. Nous avons beaucoup aimé échanger avec lui. Je crois que c'est la meilleure façon de découvrir la Parenzana.

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    June 2, 2022


    Product ID: 114898