Biking the Parenzana Trail
Spend your day biking down one of the most scenic trails in all of Slovene Istria. This Koper tour offers a glimpse into the area's unspoiled landscapes far from city life. Join us today on a bike ride you won't soon forget.
The biking trail on this tour was once home to the famous Parenzana Railroad. At one point during its operation, this railway connected over 30 different towns from Italy all the way to Croatia. Today, the trail is used mainly for recreational purposes such as biking. The railway route features eight tunnels, two of which you'll get to explore on this Koper biking tour; one tunnel connects the towns of Izola and Strunjan, while the other connects Strunjan and Portoro.
Your tour starts in Koper, where you and your group will meet and then proceed to the charming fishing town of Izola. While here, you'll listen to your guide share historical anecdotes while you check out curious attractions like a salt evaporation pond. Along the way, you'll also ride past olive plantations, vineyards, valleys, and other noteworthy sights. A final stop for wine and food will help you recharge before the Koper sightseeing tour comes to an end. Make your reservation today for this fun biking expedition.
Reviewer: Rick Barnes
Tour guide, Maurizio, met me at the Kopor cruise dock and we rode the narrow streets and alleys of the historic city centre, giving commentary in excellent English on the rich history of Slovenia from back before Roman rule, to the days of the great Venetian traders, through its days as part of Austria –Hungary, Italy, and Yugoslavia. We headed out of town on a series of busy bicycle lanes, stopping briefly at the tiny port of Izola, then following the route of a 1902 railbed - now a paved bikeway. We breezed along in the cool fresh air through fig and olive groves and a series of narrow tunnels to the medieval town of Piran, where we sipped wine and sampled olives at an outdoor café. We took a different route back to Koper, climbing past a popular spa to a ridge offering spectacular views of the Adriatic. We were back in Koper with time left before boarding to climb the 200 odd steps to the ancient bell tower. Spectacular day – one of the highlights of the cruise!