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Panoramic Bike Tour

Parenzana & Piran

The Trail of Health & Friendship

Parenzana is an old narrow-gauge railway between Trieste (Italy) and Poreč (Croatia), nowadays converted into a recreational pathway. The name Parenzana derives from the word Parenzo, the Italian name for Poreč and the pathway has become a symbol of friendship between Slovenian, Italian and Croatian coastal municipalities.

The biking tour takes you through old towns and villages, along the sea, among vineyards and olive plantations, through tunnels and across valleys. It is suitable for everyone. There are also many resting points along the way where you will be able to take a break and get interesting information about the history of the Istrian region.

You will start the tour together with a guide at the cruise terminal in the port of Koper. You will cycle along the coast towards the fishing town of Izola. Then you will continue towards the valley of Strunjan, where you can admire the salt pains. Your guide will explain about the importance of salt for the Istrian region. After a short stop you will pass the Valeta tunnel and reach Portorož, one of the biggest tourist resorts in Slovenia with a beautiful sandy beach. Your final destination will be the spectacular village of Piran. It’s the oldest Slovenian town and one of the best preserved in the country. With its rich cultural heritage, narrow streets and charming Venetian architecture, Piran is considered a museum town, which makes it worth seeing. You’ll enjoy some free time to explore the town on your own. Afterwards we will take you back to Koper.



Tour Size:



Price per Person:

(Quoted in Euros)



(Cruise Terminal)




Shared Group Tour

(Min. 4 booked persons)


79 EUR / person


Usually in 1 hour

 after ship arrival 






Approx. 5 hours





Private Tour

(2 – 3 persons)


284 EUR / group





Usually in the morning


By Agreement


Private Tour

(4 – 5 persons)


79 EUR / person


 Private Tour

(6 – 8 persons)


64 EUR / person


 Private Tour

(Larger Groups)


On Request


Price Includes:

Bike & Safety Helmet rental,

Licensed Local Guide/Escort,

Transfer from Piran back to the cruise terminal in Koper,

Basic Accident Insurance, Organization and VAT.



Child (Ages: 7–15): -20%

(Min. 2 adults Required)


Meeting point:

Tourist Agency “Istranka” has the representative rights of the Koper city municipality

for offering Shore Excursions and Private Tours in the Port of Koper. 

Our booking kiosk at the cruise terminal is located only 10 yards from security zone.  

Look for the following sign:


Shore Excursions & Private Tours

HO-HO Panoramic Tour


Would you like to make a reservation?

Easy, just let us know the date of your arrival and

also full regular names of participants in your party/group on e-mail:

Your requested reservation will be confirmed within 2 working days.   


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General Information:

For all the facts not listed in the program, the General conditions of the Istranka apply.

Organizer reserves the right to cancel the tour or change the price and program

in case of unforeseen events or too small a number of participants.