The start is set from Sežana, Slovenia, on September 29th. The first section leads to the bold hills of Čičarija: this region symbolically represents the doorstep of Istria. A long traverse connects Učka Nature Park to the route, and the most challenging part of the route is already behind! We’re off to ride on smooth gravel, and then in a zig-zag of narrow streets in the coastal villages, we finally reach the rocky cliffs on the seaside. The salty tang of the sea and the warm sun will lead to Pula, and further: we’ll make the acquaintance of the domesticated side of Istria. Say hello to bathing establishments, tarmac promenades, restaurants, campsites, and discos! On our way back, we’ll still have time to visit Motovun and Grožnjan, savoring the countryside life and the endless vineyards as we ride on the old Austrian railway tracks leading back to Sežana.