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Free MBT Tours in Poreč
Free Poreč MTB Tours: through Poreč’s forests, vineyards and olive groves
If you love off-road terrain and you’re fit enough to pedal for around 40 km, make sure to try the free MTB tours offered in Poreč. Ride unbeaten trails through the picturesque forests, olive groves and vineyards of Poreč and end your ride by the sea.
Two free guided MTB tours are available. You can choose a northbound 36 km tour with 300 m of elevation gain or a 45 km ride with 450 m of elevation gain that will take you south of Poreč. Whichever you choose, you will enjoy the beautiful landscapes typical of Istria's interior and a beautiful seaside ride back to your starting point – Peškera bay in Poreč.
Notes on the free MTB tours:
- The tours are completely free, and do not include beverages, food or entry tickets.
- Bike, helmet, and bike equipment rental is available (at extra charge).
- Helmets are required.
- Not recommended for children younger than 14 years of age.
- You must know how to ride a mountain bike and be in good enough shape to ride around 50 km per day with technical climbs at up to 10% grade. An ambulance is available in case of emergency.
- The guide has the right to change the route according to weather and guest abilities.
- Book a tour! – Bookings are required at least 24 hours prior to departure
FREE POREČ MTB TOUR – NORTH
This northern route leads from Peškera bay to the exciting Parenzana cycling trail, which was once a narrow gauge railway running from Poreč to Trieste. Along the first part of the tour, discover the interior of Istria and Grabovica forest, which is interwoven with single-track trails just perfect for mountain bikes. We will pass by the village of Nova Vas and continue through vineyards and olive groves, slowly descending towards the sea. Here, we will pedal through Červar Porat resort and continue riding alongside picturesque beaches on a path that will bring us back to our starting point at roughly 1:30 PM.
Technical description: 36 km MBT trail with total elevation gain of 300 m takes 4-5 hours to complete, intermediate difficulty
FREE POREČ MTB TOUR – SOUTH
From Peškera bay, we will begin our ride around the beautiful old town of Poreč and head to Brulo resort. Then we will turn towards the interior, where a narrow, challenging MTB trails through deep shade await us. We will pass by Bečić Estate and, if desired, try out a part of a trail that Poreč Cycling Club uses for their XC races. We will ride on through the village of Dračevac towards Kontija forest on the slopes of Lim bay, the most pristine forest reserve in Istria. We will stop at certain points to take in the beautiful view of the bay. We will then continue our ride towards the coastal town of Vrsar, where the infamous Giacomo Casanova once caroused. After taking in the sea view, we will ride along the coast through Funtana and Zelena Laguna and return to our starting point between 1:00 and 2:00 PM
Technical description: 45 km MBT trail with total elevation gain of 450 m takes 4-5 hours to complete, intermediate difficulty.
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