When we visited Istria in Croatia this summer, the joys of lying by the pool were wearing abit thin after the first day (for me anyway) so we decided to hire some bikes.

I’d picked up a map showing all the marked cycle trails that would be ideal for a day out - I imagined myself cycling through the olive groves and vineyards and perhaps stopping at the odd winery for a tasting. The children, however, imagined themselves enjoying the pool and the shade of the sun-umbrella at our hotel for a just a little longer.


In the event we were short of time and our proposed day out turned into an afternoon bike ride. We picked up the bikes after lunch and decided to follow the path that ran beside the sea, past the many different rocky coves and swimming places. We could have gone towards the town of Poreč where many of the trails begin, but decided to go in the opposite direction, hoping to find some interesting places to swim in the sea.


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