What to do in Istria in Autumn?
Istria is magical during all seasons, but when the leaves change into their autumn colours, staying in Istria gets even more special. Autumn months in Istria bring numerous possibilities for outdoor activities, enjoying autumn delicacies or simply relaxing and visiting the now not so crowded cities.
Well, first you need a place to stay.
And we have the perfect one: B&B Artegnana 1798 in Grožnjan. Grožnjan is known as “the town of artists” full of art galleries and beautiful viewpoints looking at the Mirna valley and the sea between Novigrad and Umag. Things that make this medieval hill town even more special are the quiet streets giving the place a special charm. The ideal escape from everyday life can be found in Grožnjan and its surroundings.
Now that we settled your accomodation, here is what you can enjoy.
From flat and easy coastal trails to the hilly hinterland, cycling in Istria is perfect for both, beginner and experienced cyclists. Istria is a beloved destinations for bike enthusiasts. For the ultimate cycling experience in Istria, take on the Parenzana trail.
B&B Artegnana is located on the trail so you just need to have a good brekfast and some coffee, and you are ready to go!
2. Olive oil tastings
We all know that Istria is famous for its wine and wine tastings but how about an Olive oil tasting? It gives the right excuse to learn about the process of how olive oil is made, to taste some excellent one and also to discover some hidden Istrien landscapes. One of the best amoung many others is Chiavalon in Vodnjan.
Visit Učka, the highest Istrian mountain separating the peninsula from the rest of Croatia. It is a protected area and a nature park. Choose one of the marked hiking trails and get up to the Vojak, the highest peak (1396 m). You’ll enjoy nice views over Istria, the sea, and islands.
4. Enjoy the truffle days
Well you most certainly heard that the largest white truffle in the world was found in Istrian forests but you maybe didn’t know is that now is the perfect time to enjoy them! Wether you prefer to simply sit and enjoy a home-cooked traditional meal with truffles or to go truffle hunting yourself, the experience will most certainly be amazing!
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