• SELF-GUIDED
  • 8 DAYS
PRICE FROM $ 1,300 per person
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT $ 365 per person

OVERVIEW

Croatia's Istrian Peninsula has a variety of historical influences that perfectly meld into the beautiful present, but it's the Italian heritage that's still reflected in the regional's culture in particular with respect to the food and wine. Istria has been touted as the new Tuscany among  wine connoisseurs.  Wander through steep cobbled streets toward the ramparts that lined the edges of Motovun, a fortified medieval hill town and via Hum, the self-declared smallest town in Croatia.

Istria is a feast for the senses: idyllic streams flow to the sea through deep valleys and gullies, with vantage points overlooking wheat fields, vineyards, olive groves and delightful medieval towns perched above the valleys.  This walk is broad and varied – you'll find yourself walking through vineyards, via tunnels and over old railway bridges, through lush forest, into valleys, and up to the summit of Ucka mountain. 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The best 6 walks over the Istrian Peninsula
  • Walk via Motovun, Hum, Buje and Lovran
  • Enjoy Croatian cuisine with its Italian influence
  • Opportunities for wine-tasting and truffle sampling
  • Escape from the crowds into the Croatian countryside
  • Stay in authentic boutique Croatian accommodations or upgrade to very special 4-star plus hotels

AT A GLANCE

TRIP LENGTH
8 DAYS
PRICE FROM
$ 1300 per person twin/double share
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 365 per person

ITINERARY

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 7 nights accommodation in handpicked 3-star authentic Croatian accommodations rooms with ensuites
  • Upgrade available to 4 star plus accommodations
  • 7 breakfasts
  • All transport on and off the track and luggage transfers
  • Our comprehensive set of notes with detailed walking itineraries, maps and Insider tips (where to get the freshest bread, where to taste olive oil or wine)

ACCOMMODATION & DINING DESKTOP

All the accommodations have been handpicked to reflect the character and history of the region. From elegant hotels and guesthouses, small charming hotels, or 4.5 star hotels on the upgraded walk. You can be assured that wherever you stay you will be warmly welcomed.  On the walk prepare to be completely spoilt as the region’s Croatina heritage in concert with the Italian influence makes for a very special stay (Istria was part of Italy before World War 2). Breakfasts are continental or buffets with all the standard accompaniments.

It is often better for you to choose what and where you eat when you are in villages where there are many restaurant choices. In the walk notes, we will include a dossier with handpicked real local recommendations for evening meals in restaurants where even the locals like to eat.  Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

THE PREMIUM ACCOMMODATION IS DISPLAYED:

GENERAL INFO

WALKING

The walk is moderate with only some small ascents. Full-day walks average about 14 km with 5 to 6 hours walking each day. There is plenty of opportunities to add more or even reduce the walking if you wish. The walking is over well maintained sometimes ancient paths via the most scenic route possible.

This is a beautiful area with many fabulous historic attractions in addition to the fabulous wineries.

For what to bring please refer to our Gear Advice section on our FAQ section.

AVAILABILITY

All year

ACCESS

Travelling to the Start of the walk

Getting to Buje
NOTE: accommodation on the first 2 nights in Buje area are not in the centre of Buje. Accommodations are 3.5 km from the centre of Buje (village Volpija) and 5.3 km from centre of Buje (village Kaldanija).

By Air- Pula is the regional airport and flights from the UK are available via Zagreb. Trieste Airport is the closest airport serviced by direct flights from the UK with Ryan Air and Alitalia offering services.

Home


https://triesteairport.it/en/

From Pula Airport to Buje – There is a shuttle bus from the airport to Pula bus station. Buses are available from Pula to Buje with local bus companies such as Brioni and FILS, but we recommend an earlier check of the bus lines to Buje beflore arriving to make sure the times align
https://www.brioni.hr/en-gb/
https://www.arriva.com.hr/en-us/home
http://www.fils.hr/en

From the bus station in Buje you can take a local taxi driver to the first hotel.

Alternatively, we can arrange airport transfers (supplement applicable) and take you directly to your accommodation in Buje.
From Trieste to Buje – We recommend you pre-book airport transfers as public transport is very limited.

Travelling at the end of the walk

Getting back to airport
From Lovran to Pula (End of Trip) – There are local buses from Lovran to Rijeka and then a different bus to Pula.

We can arrange airport transfers. From Lovran to Trieste – We recommend you pre-book airport transfers as public transport is very limited.
https://www.brioni.hr/en-gb/
https://www.arriva.com.hr/en-us/home
http://www.fils.hr/en

WEATHER

From March the temperature begins to rise so be prepared for warmer days if you walk in summer. Shoulder season, spring and autumn are by far the best time as the weather is perfect for walking and the added advantage of having fewer people around in the villages and on the coast (we walk away from the populated areas on the walk so crowds are not an issue.)

See the weather average temperatures at different times of the year.

INSURANCE

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance for all of our trips. However, we do require that for all travel overseas that you purchase a travel insurance policy. We have to charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it as we also incur costs no matter what with some of the accommodations if we cancel. See booking conditions. It is also important in the event of an accident or loss of property.  See FAQ’s for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants. You can get in touch with us via our contact form or email us at info@Stroll.com

MAP

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    Details
  • 15 Mar 2024 - 19 Jun 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from $ 1300

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 365

    Low Season

  • 15 Mar 2024 - 19 Jun 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from $ 1755

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 680

    Premium Accommodations Low Season

  • 20 Jun 2024 - 19 Sep 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from $ 1360

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 395

    High Season

  • 20 Jun 2024 - 19 Sep 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from $ 1925

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 735

    Premium Accommodations High Season

  • 20 Sep 2024 - 15 Nov 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from $ 1300

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 365

    Low Season

  • 20 Sep 2024 - 15 Nov 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from $ 1755

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 680

    Premium Accommodations Low Season

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Overview

Croatia's Istrian Peninsula has a variety of historical influences that perfectly meld into the beautiful present, but it's the Italian heritage that's still reflected in the regional's culture in particular with respect to the food and wine. Istria has been touted as the new Tuscany among  wine connoisseurs.  Wander through steep cobbled streets toward the ramparts that lined the edges of Motovun, a fortified medieval hill town and via Hum, the self-declared smallest town in Croatia.

Istria is a feast for the senses: idyllic streams flow to the sea through deep valleys and gullies, with vantage points overlooking wheat fields, vineyards, olive groves and delightful medieval towns perched above the valleys.  This walk is broad and varied – you'll find yourself walking through vineyards, via tunnels and over old railway bridges, through lush forest, into valleys, and up to the summit of Ucka mountain. 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The best 6 walks over the Istrian Peninsula
  • Walk via Motovun, Hum, Buje and Lovran
  • Enjoy Croatian cuisine with its Italian influence
  • Opportunities for wine-tasting and truffle sampling
  • Escape from the crowds into the Croatian countryside
  • Stay in authentic boutique Croatian accommodations or upgrade to very special 4-star plus hotels
Itinerary
What’s Included
  • 7 nights accommodation in handpicked 3-star authentic Croatian accommodations rooms with ensuites
  • Upgrade available to 4 star plus accommodations
  • 7 breakfasts
  • All transport on and off the track and luggage transfers
  • Our comprehensive set of notes with detailed walking itineraries, maps and Insider tips (where to get the freshest bread, where to taste olive oil or wine)
Accommodation & Dining

All the accommodations have been handpicked to reflect the character and history of the region. From elegant hotels and guesthouses, small charming hotels, or 4.5 star hotels on the upgraded walk. You can be assured that wherever you stay you will be warmly welcomed.  On the walk prepare to be completely spoilt as the region’s Croatina heritage in concert with the Italian influence makes for a very special stay (Istria was part of Italy before World War 2). Breakfasts are continental or buffets with all the standard accompaniments.

It is often better for you to choose what and where you eat when you are in villages where there are many restaurant choices. In the walk notes, we will include a dossier with handpicked real local recommendations for evening meals in restaurants where even the locals like to eat.  Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

THE PREMIUM ACCOMMODATION IS DISPLAYED:

General Info

WALKING

The walk is moderate with only some small ascents. Full-day walks average about 14 km with 5 to 6 hours walking each day. There is plenty of opportunities to add more or even reduce the walking if you wish. The walking is over well maintained sometimes ancient paths via the most scenic route possible.

This is a beautiful area with many fabulous historic attractions in addition to the fabulous wineries.

For what to bring please refer to our Gear Advice section on our FAQ section.

AVAILABILITY

All year

ACCESS

Travelling to the Start of the walk

Getting to Buje
NOTE: accommodation on the first 2 nights in Buje area are not in the centre of Buje. Accommodations are 3.5 km from the centre of Buje (village Volpija) and 5.3 km from centre of Buje (village Kaldanija).

By Air- Pula is the regional airport and flights from the UK are available via Zagreb. Trieste Airport is the closest airport serviced by direct flights from the UK with Ryan Air and Alitalia offering services.

Home


https://triesteairport.it/en/

From Pula Airport to Buje – There is a shuttle bus from the airport to Pula bus station. Buses are available from Pula to Buje with local bus companies such as Brioni and FILS, but we recommend an earlier check of the bus lines to Buje beflore arriving to make sure the times align
https://www.brioni.hr/en-gb/
https://www.arriva.com.hr/en-us/home
http://www.fils.hr/en

From the bus station in Buje you can take a local taxi driver to the first hotel.

Alternatively, we can arrange airport transfers (supplement applicable) and take you directly to your accommodation in Buje.
From Trieste to Buje – We recommend you pre-book airport transfers as public transport is very limited.

Travelling at the end of the walk

Getting back to airport
From Lovran to Pula (End of Trip) – There are local buses from Lovran to Rijeka and then a different bus to Pula.

We can arrange airport transfers. From Lovran to Trieste – We recommend you pre-book airport transfers as public transport is very limited.
https://www.brioni.hr/en-gb/
https://www.arriva.com.hr/en-us/home
http://www.fils.hr/en

WEATHER

From March the temperature begins to rise so be prepared for warmer days if you walk in summer. Shoulder season, spring and autumn are by far the best time as the weather is perfect for walking and the added advantage of having fewer people around in the villages and on the coast (we walk away from the populated areas on the walk so crowds are not an issue.)

See the weather average temperatures at different times of the year.

INSURANCE

We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance for all of our trips. However, we do require that for all travel overseas that you purchase a travel insurance policy. We have to charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it as we also incur costs no matter what with some of the accommodations if we cancel. See booking conditions. It is also important in the event of an accident or loss of property.  See FAQ’s for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants. You can get in touch with us via our contact form or email us at info@Stroll.com

Map
Departure Dates
  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • Date
    15 Mar 2024 - 19 Jun 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from $ 1300
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 365
    DETAILS

    Low Season

  • Date
    15 Mar 2024 - 19 Jun 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from $ 1755
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 680
    DETAILS

    Premium Accommodations Low Season

  • Date
    20 Jun 2024 - 19 Sep 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from $ 1360
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 395
    DETAILS

    High Season

  • Date
    20 Jun 2024 - 19 Sep 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from $ 1925
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 735
    DETAILS

    Premium Accommodations High Season

  • Date
    20 Sep 2024 - 15 Nov 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from $ 1300
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 365
    DETAILS

    Low Season

  • Date
    20 Sep 2024 - 15 Nov 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from $ 1755
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $ 680
    DETAILS

    Premium Accommodations Low Season

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