believe that the Slovene coastline is formed by a single straight line with
pleasant swimming spots, and that cycling along the coast will be boring and
monotonous. That's far from the truth. Anybody with the desire to explore the
surroundings can open up a map of Slovene
Istria and discover new horizons.
myriad of cycling trails extends all the way from the Karst edge to the national borders of the two neighbouring
countries, Croatia and Italy. Bringing together the three nations is the famous
and highly popular Trail of Health and
Friendship, known also as Parenzana,
which starts at Trieste and crosses the entire length of the Slovene coastline
and concludes in Poreč in neighbouring Croatia. Parenzana
could be dubbed the queen of blazed cycling trails in the Istria region.
and recreational cyclists are certain to find their paradise on Earth in the
exquisite Slovene Istria. Countless
trails and picturesque landscapes, and stops at local inns with authentic
home-made Istrian cuisine will undoubtedly make for the most beautiful holiday
or excursion. The sights will forever be engraved in your memories, but don't
forget to bring along your camera and take that perfect shot. Because of the
many ascends and descends, cycling in Slovene
Istria is quite diverse and attractive to both beginners as well as serious
cyclists, who might spend an additional hour or two to explore every last
hidden corner of Slovene Istria.
of the favourable climate, cycling in Slovene Istria is possible regardless of
the season while individual seasons make for a distinct cycling experience.
Those looking to test their strength and endurance can attend the already
traditional Istrian Cycling Marathon held at the official conclusion of the
cycling season. For years, the cycling marathon has been held on the last
weekend in September and attracts cycling enthusiasts from Slovenia as well as
neighbouring countries. Cycling enthusiasts, who have been attending the event
in increasing numbers, can participate in competitions of various difficulties