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Discover the famous Parenzana - ancient railway Trieste - Porec, in a one day MTBike guided Tour
“Parenzana – The Route of Health and Friendship”
What is the " Parenzana" ?
The “Parenzana” was a 123 km long railway line connecting Trieste to Buje and Porec in northwestern Istria, opened after several trouble on 1902 at the time where all the 3 cities were part of the Austro Hungarian Empire and nowadays splittled between italija Slovenia and Croatia. This railway line at first did not have any special name, but it accidentally adopted the name to emphasize the fact that the railway would soon reach Poreč/Parenzo and so it was called the “Parenzaner”, which has been preserved till nowadays, yet in its Italian version of “Parenzana”
Parenzana railway used to ride though the fabulous Istrian landscape,vineyards, ancient villages, olive groves for 33 years, its last ride is dated on 31.08 1935 and ceased to operate.In its short life it was a vital connection of various multicultural values of the territory where it used to run,and a joy for the local inhabitants, for whom Parenzana used to be very often their first train travel in their life.
...the Parenzana today
70 years later thanks to a project which saw involved the Region of Istria and Koper Municipality in Slovenia and the application of Eu funds, the old railway line of Parenzana could be revitalised on the basis of integrated tourist offer and long-term cross border cooperation.
Nevertheless, the Parenzana route is together with its only survived heritage, i.e. nine tunnels, six bridges, viaducts and stations, an inevitable spot on the map for everyone who wants to discover and get to know Istria and a paradise for hikers, mtbikers and everyone who would like to discover this beautiful region nestled in a perfect blend of history and nature.
For whom ?
Parenzana is an ideal excursion for nature lovers, hikers, bikers, families, couples and those who stay in holiday on the Istrian coast
Meeting in Buie or at your hotel or vacation rental. If we are with you, then transfer to the starting point located in Buie , where we find the bikes and begin the tour.
The tour is "tailored" so our guide will offer you some alternatives, depending on the kilometers, the type of terrain you want to deal with, or places you want to see. Usually cycle along the Parenzana from Buje to Grožnjan and Piedmont, then return for other paths to Buie, but depending on your preferences we can also go to Livade and even Visinada, or go and explore the forest roads of the high Buie area.
During the tour lunch break for a hour (not included) or - if you choose paths in non-residential areas - you are bringing a snack (every one has to be independent for their own food and drinks).
In the afternoon return back to Buie ) and then transfer back to your hotel / home (if you have taken advantage of the pickup service).
Pick up services is included in the final price for clients staying in Umag/Novigrad area while for further destination there is an extra charge.