If you are the adventure-seeking type or you want to find a calm corner in the pure bliss of nature, Istria is the perfect getaway from the busy city life!
In Rovinj you can enjoy in the many beaches along the whole coastline of the town, but a real highlight is the natural park Golden Cape (Zlatni Rt/Punta Corrente) perfect for taking a walk or cycling. You can also enjoy in the Basilica track, a 19 km long trail with 12 interesting stops at the old churches and monuments in the area perfect for cycling lovers.
Next on the list is the amazing, breath-taking Kamenjak Cape (in Pula), a beautiful coastline with its imposing cliffs and many wonderful natural bays. The whole nature park is full of hiking and biking trails, perfect to discover the magnificent landscape!
You should also visit the Brijuni National Park, an archipelago consisting of 14 islands perfect for a daily boat trip. Except the untouched beauty of nature and the interesting archaeological sites, there is also a safari park with wild animals and a bird sanctuary!
A visit to the Limski Kanal (also known as the Lim Fjord) is one of the most popular boat tours in the surrounding towns. It’s an 11 km long channel that leads through a picturesque river valley into the sea. Even if traveling by car, the viewpoints from the road overlooking the channel are outstanding.
In the northern part of Istria there is the amazing 7 Waterfalls Trail (Staza 7 slapova) starting from the town of Buzet and going through the village of Kotli, famous for its windmills. The whole trail is about 15.5 km long, perfect for hiking and enjoying in the wonderful waterfalls along the way!
There are a few magnificent caves with stalactites and stalagmites like the Baredine Cave (Poreč), the Marble Cave (Brtonigla) or the Pazin Cave which are worth a visit. And many more waterfalls such as the Pazinski Krov and Zarečki Krov waterfalls or the Sopot Waterfall, all in the Pazin area.
Finally, mountain and hiking lovers shouldn’t miss the mountain Ćićarija and the Nature Park Učka with many hiking trails to the highest peaks in Istria with amazing views on top!
Istria is full of wonders and with each visit you can discover something new, these were just some of the most famous fabulous natural beauties Istria has to offer. We suggest road tripping by car around Istria and stopping along the way to enjoy in the scenery!