Free Funtana MTB Tours: through forests, vineyards and olive groves

If you are nature lovers and have good will and 3 to 4 hours free, you must try out the free bicycle tours offered by TB Funtana. Cycle along unspoilt paths of asphalted roads with very little traffic, leading through vibrant forests, olive groves and vineyards as well as a long drive by the sea.

There are two free guided MTB tours. You can choose a tour of 35 km or 45 km long. Of course, you can take part in both our cycling tours. Whatever you choose, you will enjoy beautiful landscapes characteristic of the interior Istria, as well as inspirational ride by the sea.

Notes on free MTB tours:

  • Tours are completely free and do not include drinks, food or tickets.
  • Possibility to rent bicycles, helmets and other bicycle equipment (with extra charge).
  • The helmet is mandatory.
  • Not recommended for children under the age of 14.
  • It is necessary to know how to ride a bicycle and have the basic shape to go 50 km a day.
  • Emergency vehicle shall be provided if needed.
  • The guide reserves the right to change the route depending on the weather conditions and the shape of guests.

Free reservations obligatory up to 12 hours before departure.

The northern route (40 km) leads us from the office of TB Funtana towards the interior of Istria. Riding on wide white roads, we pass through small, very attractive Istrian places. St. Bečić, Valkarin, Žbandaj, Filipini and Veleniki are only few of the interesting attractions. On the north of Poreč we descend towards the sea. Short break in one of the Poreč cafes. Afterwards very attractive and easy drive along the sea back to Funtana. We partially ride on the popular PARENZANA bike trail. The first part of the tour is mostly through nature, olive groves, forests and vineyards. Some parts are a bit narrower and it is possible to encounter branches or high grass. The second part of the tour is easy, asphalted and with beautiful views of Istrian coves.

Technical description :

  • Bike trail type: MTB trail
  • Trail length: 40 km
  • Highest point: 140 m n/m
  • Cumulative elevation gain: 350 m
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Trail difficulty: medium challenging

Availability: every Tuesday from 1.5. till 30.6. and from 1.9. till 30.9.

  • Meeting time: gathering at 8:45, start at 9:00
  • Planned return around 12:30
  • Starting and finishing point: Tourist Board of Funtana, Bernarda Borisia 2, Funtana
  • Guide: one guide per 20 bikers
  • Languages: Croatian, English, German  

 


The southern route (40 km) leads us from the office of Tourist Board of Funtana right by the sea, through our most beautiful campsites all the way to Vrsar. The path further leads through the Kontija forest near the Lim canal, which can be seen very well from a couple of places. Kontija is one of the most beautiful and best-preserved forest reserves in Istria. We slowly return towards Funtana through the Istrian hinterland passing throughout vivid vineyards. The return to the starting point is expected around 12:00 – 12:30

Technical description

  • Bike trail type: MTB trail
  • Trail length: 35 km
  • Highest point: 150 m n/m
  • Cumulative elevation gain: 450 m
  • Duration: 4-5 sati
  • Trail difficulty: medium challenging

Availability: every FRIDAY from 1.5. till 30.6. and from 1.9. till 30.9.

  • Meeting time: gathering at 8:45, start at 9:00
  • Planned return around 12:30
  • Starting and finishing point: Tourist Board of Funtana, Bernarda Borisia 2, Funtana
  • Guide: one guide per 20 bikers
  • Languages: Croatian, English, German

 

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