Discover 80 hiking trails in Istria
Istria’s numerous hiking trails don’t just offer an opportunity to get some exercise – they are a true source of information and tourist attractions. So don’t be surprised if, along your hike, you happen upon a waterfall, some caves, or a mysterious chapel. Most trails are marked, and one of the most appealing, the Parenzana, also features info boards that will teach you about the rail line’s fascinating history.
For tours of Istria’s interior (which we highly recommend, as they are not to be missed), you will need a car. However, the ride to the nearest trails in Brtonigla, Buje or Grožnjan takes just 15-20 minutes from Novigrad, and when you arrive, you won’t regret the time spent. All of the trails in Istria’s interior offer fantastic landscapes woven out of olive groves, vineyards, and bell towers in hilltop towns. Make sure to plan a visit to a local farm restaurant on a break from your walk to try some of the local delicacies.
Take Aminess’ suggestion: grab your poles and start hiking!
HIKING IN NOVIGRAD
Leave your car behind
Our campsites are an excellent starting point for long or short hiking tours that don’t require any driving whatsoever. You can head out of Aminess Sirena Campsite along the landscaped promenade to the centre of Novigrad, and continue through the marina along a lit hiking and cycling trail that winds along Karpinjan beach. It will take you all the way to Mareda and further on to Dajla and its abandoned Benedictine monastery. Along the way, you can stop for a swim or a bite in one of the local restaurants or bars with a sea view. This is one of the best trails for walking with children, who can bring their scooters, roller skates or skateboards with them, as most of the trail is paved.
If you love hiking, Novigrad will become your favourite recreational destination, because you can walk it lengthwise and crosswise. And this is actually the best way to explore it – at your own pace, without a care in the world.
Hiking trails near Novigrad and in Istria
- around 80 hiking trails throughout Istria
- easy, intermediate and difficult trails
- detailed trail descriptions and GPS database
Trail overview with detailed route descriptions
GPS trail overview