142THE ST.MAURO TRAIL

This varied tour takes us through the hilly landscapes to Vrsar, the southernmost part of Poreč countryside, returning to Poreč along the scenic coastal paths.  Due to its favorable profile and good surface, this tour is well suited for the increasingly popular gravel bikes.

We start our ride on the Maximus Agri MTB trail and turn south towards Sv. Lovreč.  On the way, we pass through Rušnjak, village famous as the symbol of Antifascist resistance of Istria. Passing through a few smaller villages, we arrive to Kloštar where we enter the Kontija Park Forest. This is probably the most beautiful forest in the area, spreading its treetops all the way to the slopes of Lim bay.

The trail partially leads along the forest borderline, offering spectacular views of this geological phenomenon. When passing through Kontija make sure to make a stop at the legendary Pirate cave. Today the cave is a themed bar and a great spot for a break and refreshment.

From Kontija we continue on forest roads to romantic town Vrsar. It is famous as the hiding spot of the legendary lover Giacomo Casanova who used it to hide from the jealous husbands of his dames. Vrsar and its archipelago is one of the prettiest sites of Croatian coast; we suggest visiting Montraker, deserted stone pit that with a spectacular viewpoint.

The trail continues to Dušan Džamonja Sculpture Park; here it turns into the countryside, winding through vineyards and forest to Zelena Laguna and further back to Poreč.

Villages on the tour:

-        St. Bečić, Dračevac, Montižana, Gradina, Kloštar, Vrsar, Funtana

POI:

-        Vrsar, Kontija, St. Bečić, Funtana, pirate cave, Dušan Džamonja sculpture park

Highlights

Accommodation - Bike & Bed

Accommodation - Bike hotels

Bike shops

Assistance

Transport service

Note: Map and trails on the website are informative and are to be used at one's own risk.