You can’t really go wrong here. Any week you chose will be filled with nice people, knowledgeable guides, good food, exceptional wine and quality roads. Active holiday has never been more attractive.
That’s it. You’ve secured yourself a space (and a double en-suite room/cabin) at one of the best proper cycling tours in Mediterranean. Be fast though, 20 is a maximum number of cyclists per tour.
If you’re travelling in a group of 3* or more, we’re happy to book a whole villa just for you and your group.
*For Istrian Magic tours only: three guests or more, based on single occupancy (supplement) rate. Villas accommodate between 6 and 8 people.
Be woken by the birds to a proper hearty healthy breakfast to keep you going all day. After a brief, by 10 o’clock everyone should be in full gear on their bikes ready to hit the roads. You’ll be cycling along with your guide, who is equipped with tools, knowledge and motivation to help you have an amazing day.
Between noon and 1 pm we stop for a light lunch break with a local winemaker, olive oil producer, truffle hunter, cheese or Istrian prosciutto maker to sample some of their goodies and show you why they are the best in what they do.
After a deserved break, we continue cycling to our destination. Breaks and snacks along the way are welcomed if required. By 4:30 pm we should have everyone reach the destination. The van with things you prepared earlier in the morning (spare clothing, walking shoes, huge chocolate bar, etc.) will be waiting for you.
Between 6 pm and 7 pm we’ll pack our bikes on the van trailer. Buckle up and a short drive away, we’re arriving back at the villas to enjoy a well spent day with a glass of wine and cheese or just take advantage of the pool and large garden.
We’re taking a trip with a van to a well deserved dinner in a family owned taverns/restaurants for some authentic Istrian gastronomic magic. We promise to take you back so you can have a good rest for tomorrow’s ride.
With the motor yacht, an authentic Mediterranean boat we’re docking on another islands, our destination for the day. you’re waking up to a proper hearty and healthy breakfast to keep you going all day. After a brief, by 9:30 everyone should be in full gear on their bikes ready to hit the roads.
Cycling along with your guide, equipped with tools, knowledge and motivation to help you have an amazing day, between noon and 1 pm we stop for a light lunch break in a konoba (tavern). There we’ll have some of the finest Mediterranean cheese, herb artisan bread, olive oil, prosciutto or wine.
After a deserved break, we continue cycling to our destination. Breaks and snacks along the way are welcomed if required. Depending on the day, between 3:30 and 4:30 pm we should have everyone reach the destination; our yacht docked on the other side of the island.
Now back on the yacht at the other side of the island, we’re enjoying an easy stroll, a swim or just some chill-out time with a glass of wine and cheese to relax from a day of cycling.
We’re heading for a well deserved dinner in a family owned tavern/restaurant for some authentic, Mediterranean gastronomic magic.
The package price includes everything a cycling group needs. Therefore here is what we are offering, included in the price.
Subject to the guide’s discretion, routes are negotiable and if agreed by the group, can be altered by extending or shortening their length.
It’s the most important meal of the day. Everyone knows that. But when you’re cycling most of that day, having a nutritious and healthy breakfast really makes a difference. That’s why we are supplying only fine ingredients for a proper breakfast, each of the seven mornings of your holiday. We believe that’s the key for a successful day of riding.
As we cycle through the day, half-way through we will stop for a break. During the break, depending on a route, we will have a chance to sample the best cheese, prosciutto, wine or olive oil goodies in taverns or at the locations of the producers. The food will be light while providing us with enough energy to continue riding towards our destination.
We are taking you to local, family owned restaurants to feed your muscles and overwhelm your taste buds. Delicious, traditionally cooked food, authentic Mediterranean herbal based spirits (rakija) or glass of world famous Croatian wine is a well-known solution for tired legs and minds.
Large swimming pool
Secured parking space
Address of the villa:
52207, Barban Croatia
Large swimming pool
Secured parking space
Address of the villa:
52207, Barban Croatia
Kitchen & lounge area
Spacious sun deck
In an unlikely event of limited availability of motor yacht Linda for the booked week, we guarantee to provide a substitute yacht of the same category and featured amenities.
SIZE S, M, L
FRAME ALUXX SLGrade Aluminum
FORK CompositeGrade Composite
SHIFTERS Shimano 105 22 speed
GROUPSET Shimano 105
BRAKES Tektro TKR540, Dual Pivot
With a slightly longer head tube and longer wheelbase than Giant’s full race TCR bikes, the Giant Defy 1 falls very much into the ‘endurance’ or ‘comfort’ road bike category, perfect for sportive riding. Sure the Giant Defy 1 is as fast as any similarly priced road bike out there but, for most people, it’s more comfortable than a pure race geometry road bike.
Not only do Giant uniquely make their own Aluxx frames from the smelting process to the paint shop, they also make their own forks. The Giant Defy 1 has carbon composite for light weight and pinpoint steering accuracy, matched with their Overdrive aluminium steerer which is tapered to further firm up the front end. This tapered steerer design is a great antidote to brake judder that can afflict less robustly built bikes.
Istria is considered to be the Croatian’s cycle capital owing to its fine roads, mild climate, refreshment facilities, exceptional cuisine and much more. While enjoying your time in Istria, don’t be surprised to find international groups of professional cyclists training for the next Giro, Tour or Tirreno. The superb network of small roads connecting numerous villages and towns create a perfect playground for any cyclist. Add your friends, Mediterranean food, friendly people and mild climate, and you get a perfect combination for your cycle holiday.
Located in the heart of the Istrian peninsula, between Pula, Rovinj and Rabac, Villas Adagio are in the centre of its natural beauties, cultural and historical heritage. Being located outside the city in a small village of Rojnići, one can enjoy Mediterranean natural tranquillity, surrounded by forest, birds and clear blue sky. Villas are well connected by road whether you’re arriving from Italy, Slovenia or through continental Croatia. If you are arriving by plane the closest airport is Pula International with numerous direct flights from most of Europe.
There are more than a thousand islands in Croatia, with most of them in Dalmatia. Surrounded by a crystal clear Mediterranean sea, a mild climate, stunning scenery and exceptional cuisine, Dalmatia has a lot to offer. Quiet and winding islands’ roads, connecting small villages and towns will help you discover the Mediterranean as it once was. Add your friends, authentic food, and friendly people, and you get a perfect combination for your cycle holiday.
On Saturday, your yacht will be waiting for you in ACI marina in Split. This is the same marina where your yacht will return, a week later. In addition to an international airport, Split is well connected by car, via a highway through continental Croatia.
If you’re landing at Pula International Airport, we’ll happily transfer you to your villa free of charge.
Trieste international airport in Italy might be a convenient landing point to reach your villa as it hosts a number of direct flights from many European airports. We will organise a transfer to your villa from Trieste airport from £30 per person.
A couple of hours drive away from your villa, Rijeka International airport is a convenient airport port to get to Istria. Transfers from Rijeka international airport is from £22 per person.
Transfer from Zagreb international Airport is from £50 per person. The car will take you to your villa, almost 300 km / 190 mi deep into Istria peninsula.
If you’re landing in Split, we’ll happily transfer you to your yacht free of charge.
Zadar international airport, caters a number of short haul flights from European airports. We will organise a transfer to your yacht from Zadar airport from £30 per person.
We’re happy to transfer you from Dubrovnik international airport from £50 per person.
There are a number of reasons to choose Adriactive as your partner for a perfect active holiday. Our unique concept allows you to enjoy your holiday the way you want it. We are combining luxury of leisure holidays offering first class amenities and services paired with experienced and knowledgeable guides to access unique places giving you a winning holiday combination.
We are always using local, skilled and knowledgeable guides to work with you and make your holiday the one to remember. We are partnering only with carefully selected, small, family owned businesses so you can experience, do, see and taste the best of the Mediterranean. And we mean that.
At Adriactive, we understand the value of our environment and the need to protect it enhancing sustainability of both our business and nature. That’s why we have developed a Responsible Travel Policy to manage and reduce our impact on the environment. A clear set of sustainable values has been set up to guide our business principle and operations.
Our Responsible Travel Policy aims to ensure that the positive impacts of our operations and your holiday outweigh any possible negative effects doing business may have. We are constantly working to improve our operations and enhance our Responsible Travel Policy.
As a UK Limited Company, we are fully insured and are operating according to the UK Package Holiday Regulations and European Law.
You can stay assured a holiday with Adriactive Croatia complies with regulations and standards regarding health and safety, cancellations, booking and banking.
Adriactive Croatia is a proud member of Trust My Travel, a payment protection and insurance provider for holiday makers.
Please meet Ivan. Hi Ivan! Born in Croatia, he spent a good part of his life being surrounded by tourists and bicycles. After cycling most of Asia and Europe, we decided he’s good enough cyclist and tour leader to show you the beauty lying in front of his doorstep – Mediterranean Croatia. Fluent in English, understands German, he and his cycling-devoted team will make sure things work perfectly during your stay.
We think there’s mud flowing through Marko’s veins. He’s a natural Adriactiver, feeling most at home when there’s a bike in his sight. Preferably with off-road tires and suspensions. Born in Istria, local off-road trails are Marko’s playground. Fluent in English, Italian and German, he claims to be an expert on Istrian wine and cheese. He rides and fixes bikes pretty well, too.
Our newest team member, Nina is our marketing and sales guru with an outrageous love for Croatia and the outdoors. She possess extraordinary ability to multitask; for example eating olives while finalising an email proposal during a phone conversation on new tour specifications. Anyhow, without Nina, Adriactive would be an uninspiring and pretty disorganised place to deliver the finest treats to you. A degree in tourism management makes Nina pretty smart as well.
Being in the saddle most of the day, having fine food and discovering Mediterranean sounds like well spent time? Do you feel more comfortable on a bicycle than on foot? Do you fell like home when being surrounded by people? Do you speak several languages? If you answered yes to most of the above, you just might be a good candidate to join us at Adriactive Croatia. Why don’t you send us an email introducing yourself?
-15% season start discount
-15% season start discount