Quad biking through exciting trails towards eastern parts of Istria. You will be deliberately looking for natural obstacles

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Sports & adventure trip

Off-road exploration: the best way to discover the beauty of Istria

Set in a beautiful scenery of untouched nature and untouched shores, this program is jam-packed with pure adventure and adrenaline.

Istria is the largest Croatian peninsula located in the northern part of the Adriatic. The crystal clear sea and the mild Mediterranean climate make Istria perfect for outdoor activities and many adventurous undertakings.

The indented coastline and romantic towns irresistibly reminding you of Provence and Tuscany impress the visitors equally as the forested and mountainous inland. The most beautiful parts of Istria can only be discovered with off-road quad biking, on horseback or while kayaking - and we’re taking you to experience all three! This partially self-drive tour features some hard-to-reach places, but only with the trails less taken will you reach the beautiful viewpoints such as the one overlooking the Raša bay. Istria is a place that will delight you with its beauty, stories, spirit and charm, and it offers adventures and experiences you will never forget.

Trip highlights

  • Adventurous quad biking through exciting forest trails and challenging terrain towards the eastern part of Istria
  • Sea kayaking tour of beautiful Istrian coves, visiting old mills, drinking water springs, and the location of an old sunken ship
  • Visit to an adventure park with high rope courses, zip-lines, a Devil's Bridge crossing, rolling downhill in Zorb balls, and a freefall swing
  • Visit to a beautiful ranch with tame horses of noble English and Arabian breed
  • Guided horseback riding tour on forest and meadow trails

Trip availableAPR-OCT
Duration4 days
Suitable for4-18 people
SupportPartially guided
Languagesen
Price per personfrom 279.00 €
Great for
  • Adventurers
  • Outdoor activity lovers
  • Nature lovers
  • Young people
  • Middle aged people
You’ll be accommodated in
  • 4-star hotel
Trip designed by Helena Šarić

True believer that wherever you go, you should go with all your heart

Activities are taking place in Istria

Zorb ball is a transparent plastic orb used in zorbing, adventure sport where you can roll downhill, on grass, water or snow. The trail is 100 meters long with a 12-meter high slope. When it comes to energy consumption, ten minutes of zorbing equals to two hours of cycling. The NASA is even considering using the zorbing principle as the foundation for the manufacture of Mars exploration vehicles.

Devil’s Bridge is an enormous valley-crossing suspension bridge consisting of 4 zip lines, a long skateboard trail, three bridges and a top 35-meter monocycle ride 12 meters above ground. One zip line will make you fly 120 meters in length at 20 meters in height!

Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1

Upon arrival to Peroj, a town located on the southwest coast of Istria, you will be accommodated in a 4-star hotel. Although your Istrian adventure begins tomorrow, you can go ahead and explore the place today on your own. It was a well-known summer resort during the Roman Empire, when it was named Praetoriolum or Casale Petriolo. Today it’s a beautiful town surrounded by Mediterranean plants, and with a beautiful view overlooking the Fažana Channel and the Brijuni Archipelago. Overnight stay.

Food tip

For dinner, we recommend a visit to one of the local Istrian taverns where you will enjoy the specialities of top quality Istrian cuisine. Choose between seafood delights, asparagus meals or truffles delicacies, with rosemary, bay leaf, basil and thyme. Round these with the famous Istrian wines - authentic Malvasia, aromatic Momjan Muskat, or ruby red Terrano. Bon appétit!

Day 2

Make sure you eat well for breakfast as you are about to embark on off-road quad ride, followed by kayaking. Your expedition begins in Draguzeti where an expert guide will be waiting for you. A short introduction to the itinerary is followed by adventurous quad biking through exciting forest trails towards the eastern part of Istria. During the ride you will take on natural obstacles like hills and streams - we’ve carefully picked routes to maximize your enjoyment. Get your cameras ready as the St. Nicholas viewpoint near Rakalj will leave you breathless. The Raša bay and Kvarner will be in the palm of your hand, so enjoy the beautiful panoramic view. This is followed by a sightseeing tour of the old citadel Rakalj and St. Agnes church.

The ride continues to Blaž cove where the quad adventure ends and kayak ride begins. While kayaking in the Adriatic sea, you will tour beautiful Istrian coves and landscapes. You will visit the old mills, drinking water springs, and the location of an old sunken ship visible from the sea surface.

Upon return to Blaž cove, we suggest having lunch in one of the Istrian taverns nearby, where your guide will help you choose food to your liking. After the refreshing and energising local delicacies, you will return to Draguzete by quads. Sweet dreams, tomorrow is a special day, you may expect a new rush of adrenaline!

tip

You can relax at the hotel’s wellness oasis with various saunas, jacuzzi, massages or you can get a solarium tan. Weather permitting, you may relax in the outdoor pool with seawater.

Day 3

After breakfast, meet your guide at the famous adventure park “Glavani” near Barban. Fun starts with high rope training courses, but not before you are fitted with a harness, get a safety briefing and get instructions how to handle the obstacles. The training course comes in three difficulty levels, each one more rewarding with a longer zipline ending. Get ready for a top adrenaline experience that will awaken all of your senses! Afterwards you will take on the Devil’s Bridge, an enormous valley-crossing suspension bridge with ziplines, and roll downhill in a Zorb ball. The final stop is the top attraction in the park, the adrenaline-fuelled 3G swing with freefall.

Take a break for lunch at a local Istrian tavern that serves traditional dishes and drinks.

The next stop is the beautiful ranch in Manjadvorci. Tame and experienced horses of noble English and Arabian breed are waiting to take you on trails through the woods and meadows, during which you will be accompanied by an expert guide. In the company of these animals, you will relax your body and mind, improve your fitness and reduce stress. Return to Peroj in late afternoon. Overnight stay.

tip  

Adventure park “Glavani” was granted many awards, among which are “Certificate of Excellence” by the well-known travel website Tripadvisor, and the certificate of the European Ropes Course Association. Moreover, according to Tripadvisor, the park was elected the best tourist attraction in Istria in 2013. 

The adventure park also has an animal park with goats, sheep, rabbits, and cats and dogs where you can relax and have fun.

Day 4

Breakfast. These days met all of your needs for an active holiday and you got to know the beautiful Istria through interesting and exciting activities. After the check-out, we recommend a visit to some of the beautiful Istrian towns while you travel back home. Rovinj, Motovun or Pula go for a walk and enjoy the amazing Istria just a little bit more, taste the well-known and awarded Istrian olive oils, visit some of the famous Istrian wineries. We hope to see you again as Istria offers so much to see and experience.

tip

Take a real authentic souvenir as something to remember Istria by, and we believe there is no better souvenir than Istrian Malvasia or Istrian olive oil of world-recognised quality.

What's included?

  • Three-night stay in a double room at the 4-star hotel Letan, breakfast included
  • Tourist tax
  • Bike rental - 1h daily
  • Tennis court usage
  • Hotel's fitness centre usage
  • Wi-fi
  • Adrenaline day - quad & kayak tours
  • Entry ticket to the Glavani adventure park
  • Horse riding tour
  • VAT

What's not included?

  • Personal expences
  • Insurance

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