Parenzana: Poreč – Vižinada

February 26, 2023

Parenzana was a 123 km long narrow-gauge railway, operating in northwestern Istria between 1902 and 1935 and connecting the ports of Trieste and Poreč. Today it passes through the territory of three countries: Italy – 13 km, Slovenia – 32 km and Croatia – 78 km.

More information about the railway:

The trail starts in Poreč where you can visit lots of historical heritage like the Euphrasian Basilica registered on the list of Unesco World Heritage Sites and lots more


The Parenzana mountain bike trail from Poreč to Vižinada is about 20 km long and passes by ex train stations: Poreč, Nova Vas, Višnjan, Labinci, Baldaši, Vižinada.

Višnjan train station

The mountain bike path passes through olive groves,


through vineyards


and by hunting checks

hunting check_

Nova Vas at about 15km from Poreč – church of Sv. Jerolim

Church of Sv. Jerolim

Close to Nova Vas ex train station is the Baredine Cave.


Along the path, you can admire old stone mile markers

Old stone mile marker

Locomotive model at the entrance to Vižinada


Car parking is possible both at the beginning and at the end of this part of the trail

Distance: 20km

Ascent: 276 m

Descent: 23m


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