Koper & Izola Biking Tour

Koper & Izola Biking Tour
Price: $73.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeStandard
Shore Excursion TypeCultural, Scenic, Active
Shore Excursion Duration5 Hours
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromCruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage ProvidedFood and wine samples will be provided at the end of the tour.
Recommended DressComfortable light clothing for bicycle riding, a cap, sunglasses, walking shoes and sunscreen.
RestrictionsMust be capable of riding a bicycle. This tour is not handicap accessible.
Tour Details

Koper & Izola Biking Tour

Take a bike ride down the Mediterranean coast to explore two notable towns, Koper and Izola. During your biking excursion, you'll see how the towns have evolved since the Middle Ages; these ports now serve as important fishing and tourism centers for the area. Book your biking tour now and take a trip back in time.

Your bike tour starts at the passenger terminal. From there, you'll pass by the famous cultural center, Taverna, which was once a salt warehouse. As you cycle toward the largest brackish wetland in Slovenia - kocjanski Zatok Nature Reserve - you'll be treated to the sight of some colorful flora and notable wildlife. One of the most impressive attractions on this tour is the Rex shipwreck. En route to Izola, you'll get to see the remains of this vessel that was sunk during World War II; it was the biggest Italian passenger ship at the time.

Upon your arrival at Izola, you'll enjoy more attractions, like the historic Parenzana Trail, which was once home to a railway that connected 33 different towns. By the end of this biking expedition, you're bound to be hungry. Don't worry: there is a final stop at a traditional Istrian village for some refreshments, including some delicious wine. Prefer an electric bike? You can rent one for an additional 10 euro.

Forgo the usual walking tours and hop on a bike instead. Ready to ride through history? Make your reservation today.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic, Active
Shore Excursion Duration
5 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Food and wine samples will be provided at the end of the tour.
Recommended Dress
Comfortable light clothing for bicycle riding, a cap, sunglasses, walking shoes and sunscreen.
Restrictions
Must be capable of riding a bicycle. This tour is not handicap accessible.
4.5 Stars4.7 / 5  |  6 ReviewsReview This Tour
Fun bike ride
November 14, 2019
There was 24 riders on this trip we met up with guide at dockside then short walk to bike racks . the ride was along coastal bike path for about 90% of the time it was about 12 miles round trip.We had time for rest /sightseeing/visit to old church.The trip ended with snacks and samples of local wines. Normally 15 riders is max. therefore our group was stretching the line as we tried to keep to-gether. The bikes were in good condition and E bikes are available if you book ahead .Overall it was nice tour.
Reviewer: Stan Boyle
5 Stars
Great tour
October 31, 2019
Nice tour along a safe bike path. The highlight of the tour was an additional route added for 1/2 of our group which went to the tunnel and mountain lookout. This part was amazing and I would recommend asking for a private tour of this area if you are a good biker. The wine, cheese, and olives were a nice addition as well.
Reviewer: Kat
4 Stars
Biking tour
October 01, 2019
A bit disorganized at the beginning but the tour was really nice. Loved the peacefulness of biking without cars around
Reviewer: Dina Droppo
5 Stars
Exceptional
May 17, 2019
A highlight of our 3 week European vacation. The team at Koper Izola Biking Tour were fabulous, setting us up with new bikes, our young guide Marko,was intuitive, allowing us space and time to savor the sights and find our own pace, while also giving us plenty of details on the history and nature of Slovenia. Following our ride we were delighted with tastings of local wines, olive oils and a platter of local olives and breads. Thoroughly recommend.
Reviewer: Lynda Cassidy
5 Stars
good
November 09, 2018
Really enjoyed biking. Spent quite long time at the coffee shop. Great bikes
Reviewer: Annie Scholton
4 Stars
fun for couples
August 27, 2018
this was a fun tour for my husband and I, we met the boat in a small park, where our ship docked, we went on a boat ride along the sea to the lady of the rock, stopped for a brief visit and met at the bike shop and they sent us on our away along a rode/path along the water back to the park, it was very enjoyable and left us plenty of time to explore the walled city
Reviewer: pam
5 Stars