Activities in Istria and Novigrad
From its futhest points on the Istrian peninsula, Novigrad is only one hour's drive. Should you wish for a more active or more animated holiday, the whole of Istria will be in the palm of your hand.
All seasons in Istria are ideal for bicycle rides in Istrian green landscape. At our hotel and camp receptions, or in the tourist office, you will find all the data about iteneraries, paths and landmarks. Exciting mountain rides will take you to the inland part of Istria and reveal to you the fortified small towns on hilltops – Motovun, Grožnjan and Sveti Lovreč – each with its own story and rich history.
The Mirna river goes into the sea near Novigrad and forms a unique ambience in which the Adriatic, the largest Istrian river, green nature and Istrian stone join together. You can explore the Mirna river by kayak or by car, driving inland, towards its source.
Boat excursions southward, towards Poreč, Vrsar and Rovinj will unveil all the magic of the indented Istrian coast, so-called Blue Istria – numerous bays and islets and the Lim fjord, a natural phnomenon, a bay which worked its way 12 kilometres into the land. Among the attractions of the nerby Poreč, the complex of the Euphrasius basilica with well-preserved mosaics should be mentioned, which was enlisted as world heritage by UNESCO, while more southern Rovinj, with its picturesque central part, is reputed to be one of the most beautiful towns in Croatia.
The island National Park Brijuni used to be Yugoslav President Tito’s residence, in which he welcomed many then famous people and today it attracts many travellers. The largest Istrian town Pula boasts the Arena, a well-preserved amphitheatre from Roman times. Rt Kamenjak is the magic southern cape of Istria.