Croatia Family Adventure

Croatia Family Adventure

On our Croatia Family Adventure explore untouched nature on foot, paddle along the Istrian coast, swim and snorkel in crystal clear water, bike along the greenway on the old railway Parenizana

The Croatia Family Adventure is a carefree combination of an active or quiet holiday

Should you choose Buje, Buzet, Motovun, Groznjan, you will find privacy and the silence of medieval towns – fortresses and familiarise yourself with the gastronomy and wine making. Motovun is a small town in the interior part of Istria, with a green Istrian landscape and wine roads that also plays host to many film festivals. Buzet is an authentic Istrian town that was settled in ancient history and is known as the town of truffles.

If you come to Istria, you will see for yourself why they refer to Istria as the “Tuscany of Croatia. ” The interior part of the region with its characteristic stone architecture and small towns situated on hills create a peaceful and relaxing environment. The interior part of Green Istria will greet you with a rich agrotourism offer and untouched nature.

Highlights:
Poreč old city
Mountainbiking on Parenzana ex railway road
Caving adventure
Visiting medieval hilltop towns, Grožnjan and Oprtalj
Hiking on the Učka mountain
Pula
Gourmet experience- how to cook typical Istrian meal

DetailDescription
Destination Croatia
Holiday Type Family multi-active adventure
Start/FinishPoreč
Duration8 Days 7 nights
GradeEasy
Season April – September

What we do

We put together the trip for you: reserve the hotels, transfer the luggage and organise your transfers to the start of your itineraries. Each tour includes a complete Road book with detailed itineraries, information for visits along the way, a detailed map and total peace of mind with our 24-hour local support.

We work with local operators through-out each destination that are passionate about their regions.

We can tailor make this tour, if you want to add an extra rest day, spend a few days relaxing before or after the trip just let us know and we will be happy to provide a quotation.

1. DAY – ARRIVAL
Arrival in Pula airport and group transfer to our hotel in Rovinj. Brief orientation meeting with our guide and short stroll through old town of Rovinj followed by a dinner together. Overnight in Rovinj.

Accommodation: Small Family-run Hotel 3*, Rovinj
Meals: dinner
Activity: walking Rovinj
Transfer: not included

2. DAY – SEA KAYAK & SNORKELING ROVINJ ARCHIPEL
After breakfast we’ll have a short paddling introduction and brief excursion on the water. Today we will enjoy paddling around Rovinj’s archipelago which consist of 19 islands, islets and rocks. There, you will also find Banjole Island, the so-called seven-hair island (because of its rare plant covering), which is interesting because of its cave that is in its most part undersea. After heading towards Palud wee will not miss visit to the St. John lighthouse, built in 1853. It is located on the most distant islet of the small archipelago in front of Rovinj.

Accommodation: Small Family-run Hotel 3*, Rovinj
Meals: breakfast, picnic lunch
Activity: sea kayaking with snorkeling 10km / 6 miles
Transfer: local transfers in duration 30 minutes

3. DAY – BIKING ROVINJ RIVIERA & BIRDWATCHING PALUD
After breakfast, we meet our cycling guide and collect bikes for a tour along the coast from Rovinj to Palud. The total distance will be up to 20km and the riding is all on level terrain along the coast and small villages Todays bike adventure we will end in Palud Cove, In the Palud Cove, located eight kilometers southwest of Rovinj, there is the first, and so far, the only ‘special ornithological reserve’ in Istria. Ornithologists have recorded here more than 200 bird species. Since hunters are not allowed into the park, there are also a lot of pheasants, partridges and quails here. Various types of wild duck, water-hens, grebes and common snipes, garden warblers, golden orioles, woodpeckers, tawny pipits and shrieks live and nest here continuously. Besides thick authentic forests with beautiful specimens of pubescent and holm oak, the northern part of the wetlands includes a real rainforest with huge willow trees. Before returning to Rovinj we will stop in one of the best olive oil mill where you will be aquainted with olive oil production and have opportunity to taste one of the best Istrian olive oil. Overnight in Rovinj.

Accommodation: Small Family-run Hotel 3*, Rovinj
Meals: breakfast, picnic lunch, olive oil tasting
Activity: biking 20 km / 13 miles walking 1 hours
Transfer: local transfers in duration 30 minutes

4. DAY – SEA KAYAK LIM FJORD & CAVING
After breakfast we will start with our sea kayak adventure along the protected area of Lim fjord. You will enjoy paddling along the bay, with its steep banks, passing beside the cultivation of mollusks and fish to the end of Lim bay. During the trip we will stop on a wild beach for swimming and snorkeling. Hike to the Romuald´s cave, a 105-meter long cave consisting of several impressive halls that have preserved evidence of permanent existence of life since prehistoric times. The entrance to the cave is 47 centimeters high, and the main hall is five to six meters high. Romuald’s Cave is a speleological phenomenon because the cave ornaments are located on the left side only, while the right side is empty. Dinner is on your own tonight, so you’re free to explore town of Rovinj with fantastic selection of local taverns. Overnight in Rovinj.

Accommodation: Small Family-run Hotel 3*, Rovinj
Meals: breakfast, lunch
Activity: sea kayaking 12km / 8 miles walking 1 hour caving 30 minutes
Transfer: local transfers in duration 20 minutes

5. DAY – HIGH ROPE COURSE & PULA
Driving for 30 minutes to Glavani Park where we spend an entertaining morning on a high ropes course.
On way back to Rovinj we are going to visit Pula, the epicenre of Istria. We are going to “walk through time”;’ from ancient times through Roman arches and the Arena, one of the most preserved ampitheatres, through ancient reneissance and finally to modern day. Returning to Rovinj the afternoon is free for swimming or looking around the shops.

Accommodation: Small Family-run Hotel 3*, Rovinj
Meals: breakfast
Activity: high rope course and walking in Pula
Transfer: local transfers in duration 60 minutes

6. DAY – HIKING OPRTALJ TO GROŽNJAN
Breakfast, transfer to Oprtalj – pittoresque medieval town where we will start our 3-4 hours walk across soft hills and through light forest to Grožnjan. Perched on a hill high above the Mirna river valley, Grožnjan is a 14th-century Venetian fortress reborn as the most important arts colony in Istria. Once it was slipping into oblivion, but now Groznjan is ground zero for Istrian artists and musicians. Poor Groznjan was nearly deserted when, in 1965, the first painters and sculptors moved into its crumbling stone buildings and started restoring them. A few years later the International Cultural Centre of Jeunesses Musicales Croatia set up a summer training program for musicians in Grožnjan and the town’s renaissance began. On the way we will stop in small village for a homemade lunch before driving to small village wher we will spend last two nights in rural guesthouse.

Accommodation:Hotel or rural guesthouse 3* near Poreč
Meals: breakfast, lunch
Activity: hiking 3-4 hours
Transfer: local transfers in duration 90 minutes

7. DAY – POREČ FREE TIME & CCOKING COURSE
Breakfast, after short drive we reach Poreč. After walking tour free time to explore Old Town or to relax on the beach. In afternoon hours we will return to our household and together we will learn how to prepare traditional Istrian dinner. We will have a ‘farewell’ dinner at the household.

Accommodation: Hotel or Rural Guesthouse 3* near Poreč
Meals: breakfast, farewell dinner
Activity: walking tour in Poreč cooking course
Transfer: local transfers in duration 60 minutes

8. DAY – DEPARTURE
After brekfast group transfer to Pula airport.

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Children < 14yearsless €100
  • 5 x overnight in guesthouse /hotel 3* in Rovinj
  • 2 x overnight in rural guesthouse near Poreč
  • 7 x breakfasts
  • 5 x lunch (picnic lunch or in local tavern)
  • 2 x dinner (welcome and farewell)
  • luggage transport between accommodations
  • All transportation as per itinerary
  • Group transfer from Pula airport to Rovinj and from Poreč to Pula airport
  • 1 x English speaking tour guide
  • Sea kayak rental with whole equipment
  • Bike and helmet rental
  • Activities on high rope course
  • Caving
  • Cooking course
  • Visit oilve oil mill with tasting
  • 5 x overnight in guesthouse /hotel 3* in Rovinj
  • 2 x overnight in rural guesthouse near Poreč

Your Accommodation

Where you rest your head after an active day is hugely important to us. We go to great lengths to find properties that are unique expressions of the region you are travelling through. Think of them as the charming and intimate garnish atop your trip. 

Whether nestled in the heart of a village or lost in the countryside and surrounded by nature, all accommodations are chosen using a strict criteria of comforthospitality, and authentic charm. We like to use locally run independent small hotels, guest houses and B&Bs instead of the larger “chain” hotels.  All of them are hand-picked, visited, and re-visited by our local partners. On most of our holidays you will be staying in different hotels and their  uniqueness and individual character only adds to the enjoyment of your holiday. You will also benifit with knowledge that your trip is contributing to local economies, and supporting local family run businesses.

You will be welcomed in a double or twin room (2 beds) – based on double occupancy.
All of our rooms have private bathrooms.
Individual rooms are possible upon request when you book; they are subject to availability and incur a supplemental fee.
For biking trips, all of our inns have a safe place to keep bicycles for the night

Flights are not included in the price. Adventure Holidays do not book flights. We will  advise you on best times, dates and airfares to book.

Transfers: Return airport and luggage transfers included.

Arrival point:Pula airport to Rovinj and from Poreč to Pula airport.

Getting there: Aerlingus fly direct from Dublin to Pula.

Duration: 8 Days, 7 nights

Season: April - September

Tour Type: Family multi-active adventure holiday.  Sea Kayak, Cycling, Caving, High Rope Course, Cooking course, Visit olive oil mill.

Accommodation: 5 x overnight in guesthouse /hotel 3* in Rovinj, 2 x overnight in rural guesthouse near Poreč

Level: Easy

Group Size: Minimum of 2 adults and 1 child. Minimum age is 8

Meals: All breakfasts, 5 lunch and 2 dinners

Transfers: Return airport and luggage transfers included.

Arrival point:Pula airport to Rovinj and from Poreč to Pula airport.

Getting there: Aerlingus fly direct from Dublin to Pula on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from May to September.
1. DAY - ARRIVAL
Arrival in Pula airport and group transfer to our hotel in Rovinj. Brief orientation meeting with our guide and short stroll through old town of Rovinj followed by a dinner together. Overnight in Rovinj.

Accommodation: Small Family-run Hotel 3*, Rovinj
Meals: dinner
Activity: walking Rovinj
Transfer: not included

2. DAY - SEA KAYAK & SNORKELING ROVINJ ARCHIPEL
After breakfast we'll have a short paddling introduction and brief excursion on the water. Today we will enjoy paddling around Rovinj's archipelago which consist of 19 islands, islets and rocks. There, you will also find Banjole Island, the so-called seven-hair island (because of its rare plant covering), which is interesting because of its cave that is in its most part undersea. After heading towards Palud wee will not miss visit to the St. John lighthouse, built in 1853. It is located on the most distant islet of the small archipelago in front of Rovinj.

Accommodation: Small Family-run Hotel 3*, Rovinj
Meals: breakfast, picnic lunch
Activity: sea kayaking with snorkeling 10km / 6 miles
Transfer: local transfers in duration 30 minutes

3. DAY - BIKING ROVINJ RIVIERA & BIRDWATCHING PALUD
After breakfast, we meet our cycling guide and collect bikes for a tour along the coast from Rovinj to Palud. The total distance will be up to 20km and the riding is all on level terrain along the coast and small villages Todays bike adventure we will end in Palud Cove, In the Palud Cove, located eight kilometers southwest of Rovinj, there is the first, and so far, the only 'special ornithological reserve' in Istria. Ornithologists have recorded here more than 200 bird species. Since hunters are not allowed into the park, there are also a lot of pheasants, partridges and quails here. Various types of wild duck, water-hens, grebes and common snipes, garden warblers, golden orioles, woodpeckers, tawny pipits and shrieks live and nest here continuously. Besides thick authentic forests with beautiful specimens of pubescent and holm oak, the northern part of the wetlands includes a real rainforest with huge willow trees. Before returning to Rovinj we will stop in one of the best olive oil mill where you will be aquainted with olive oil production and have opportunity to taste one of the best Istrian olive oil. Overnight in Rovinj.

Accommodation: Small Family-run Hotel 3*, Rovinj
Meals: breakfast, picnic lunch, olive oil tasting
Activity: biking 20 km / 13 miles walking 1 hours
Transfer: local transfers in duration 30 minutes

4. DAY - SEA KAYAK LIM FJORD & CAVING
After breakfast we will start with our sea kayak adventure along the protected area of Lim fjord. You will enjoy paddling along the bay, with its steep banks, passing beside the cultivation of mollusks and fish to the end of Lim bay. During the trip we will stop on a wild beach for swimming and snorkeling. Hike to the Romuald´s cave, a 105-meter long cave consisting of several impressive halls that have preserved evidence of permanent existence of life since prehistoric times. The entrance to the cave is 47 centimeters high, and the main hall is five to six meters high. Romuald's Cave is a speleological phenomenon because the cave ornaments are located on the left side only, while the right side is empty. Dinner is on your own tonight, so you’re free to explore town of Rovinj with fantastic selection of local taverns. Overnight in Rovinj.

Accommodation: Small Family-run Hotel 3*, Rovinj
Meals: breakfast, lunch
Activity: sea kayaking 12km / 8 miles walking 1 hour caving 30 minutes
Transfer: local transfers in duration 20 minutes

5. DAY - HIGH ROPE COURSE & PULA
Driving for 30 minutes to Glavani Park where we spend an entertaining morning on a high ropes course.
On way back to Rovinj we are going to visit Pula, the epicenre of Istria. We are going to "walk through time";' from ancient times through Roman arches and the Arena, one of the most preserved ampitheatres, through ancient reneissance and finally to modern day. Returning to Rovinj the afternoon is free for swimming or looking around the shops.

Accommodation: Small Family-run Hotel 3*, Rovinj
Meals: breakfast
Activity: high rope course and walking in Pula
Transfer: local transfers in duration 60 minutes

6. DAY - HIKING OPRTALJ TO GROŽNJAN
Breakfast, transfer to Oprtalj - pittoresque medieval town where we will start our 3-4 hours walk across soft hills and through light forest to Grožnjan. Perched on a hill high above the Mirna river valley, Grožnjan is a 14th-century Venetian fortress reborn as the most important arts colony in Istria. Once it was slipping into oblivion, but now Groznjan is ground zero for Istrian artists and musicians. Poor Groznjan was nearly deserted when, in 1965, the first painters and sculptors moved into its crumbling stone buildings and started restoring them. A few years later the International Cultural Centre of Jeunesses Musicales Croatia set up a summer training program for musicians in Grožnjan and the town's renaissance began. On the way we will stop in small village for a homemade lunch before driving to small village wher we will spend last two nights in rural guesthouse.

Accommodation:Hotel or rural guesthouse 3* near Poreč
Meals: breakfast, lunch
Activity: hiking 3-4 hours
Transfer: local transfers in duration 90 minutes

7. DAY - POREČ FREE TIME & CCOKING COURSE
Breakfast, after short drive we reach Poreč. After walking tour free time to explore Old Town or to relax on the beach. In afternoon hours we will return to our household and together we will learn how to prepare traditional Istrian dinner. We will have a 'farewell' dinner at the household.

Accommodation: Hotel or Rural Guesthouse 3* near Poreč
Meals: breakfast, farewell dinner
Activity: walking tour in Poreč cooking course
Transfer: local transfers in duration 60 minutes

8. DAY - DEPARTURE
After brekfast group transfer to Pula airport.
See price table abouve

  • 5 x overnight in guesthouse /hotel 3* in Rovinj

  • 2 x overnight in rural guesthouse near Poreč

  • 7 x breakfasts

  • 5 x lunch (picnic lunch or in local tavern)

  • 2 x dinner (welcome and farewell)

  • luggage transport between accommodations

  • All transportation as per itinerary

  • Group transfer from Pula airport to Rovinj and from Poreč to Pula airport

  • 1 x English speaking tour guide

  • Sea kayak rental with whole equipment

  • Bike and helmet rental

  • Activities on high rope course

  • Caving

  • Cooking course

  • Visit oilve oil mill with tasting

From Price pp

€950

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