Things to do

Trieste by bike

Cycle routes to discover the beauties of Trieste, the Karst and the surrounding area!
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Set between the Adriatic Sea and the green of the Karst that connects it to the Slovenian hinterland, Trieste gives you the luxury of passing in a few minutes from the central Piazza Unità d'Italia, overlooking the sea, to the karst plateau surrounded by unspoiled nature.

This is the place where bicycle or trekking enthusiasts can indulge themselves by exploring countless CAI paths, encountering small villages with typical karst architecture, refreshing themselves in farmhouses and osmize between vineyards, farms, fields and courtyards that offer excellent "0 km products" such as wine, oil, meats, cheeses, vegetables and wild herbs, honey.
Pedaling while breathing the wind, basking in the sun with the glare of the sea or searching for your own identity in the midst of the many cultures that meet among sinkholes, ancient villages and borders.

Just get on your mountain bike or rent an e-bike to easily reach the Karst from the city, perhaps after having explored the historic center using the bike sharing service that allows you to discover the whole city from Porto Vecchio to the banks, reaching the most beautiful places of culture and art.
  • The Giordano Cottur walking/cycling path The Giordano Cottur walking/cycling path Opened in October 2010, part of the path traces the old Pula- Divača railway line, which connected the Trieste/Campo Marzio Station with the Hrpelje Station from 1887 to 1959. read more >
  • Parenzana Parenzana It runs along the old Austrian railroad crossing the wonderful Istrian countryside and connecting two sea cities: Trieste and Poreč.
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  • Downtown Downtown The start is in the most elegant area of the city, Unità d'Italia square, the most important square of the city which opens onto the sea.
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  • Panorama Panorama Part of the itinerary is an historical stop at the Museum of the sinkhole "Foiba di Basovizza". The tour continues toward the lookout-post San Lorenzo, overlooking the beautiful Rosandra valley and then passes through S. Antonio in Bosco, where ... read more >
  • The way of the legends The way of the legends The ring route starts in Duino and will lead you uphill to the hamlet of Ceroglie and the Ermada mount, two places that staged some of the most important battles of the First World War.
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  • From biking in the Karst and Istria to a boat trip in the gulf From biking in the Karst and Istria to a boat trip in the gulf This route starts at the village of Basovizza, home to pastry shops, osmize (small farms that offer food and drink), trattorias and controversial memorials to the tragic events of the l... read more >
  • On the hills of the gulf of Trieste On the hills of the gulf of Trieste This tour passes through various villages of the Trieste Karst, where the sea views are particularly spectacular. read more >
  • The Gorizian Karst - A blend of nature and history The Gorizian Karst - A blend of nature and history A tour of an area of unspoilt Karst where the flora and fauna are protected by the European Union's Natura 2000 legislation. read more >
  • Where to hire your bike in the Karst Where to hire your bike in the Karst Hire points and official guides to the Karst bike network read more >