Welcome to Bale

The little town is dominated by the oversized Church of the Visitation, with its 36m-high belfry. There are various other historic churches scattered about, along with a town hall with a 14th-century loggia. The closest beaches are 6km away on a stretch of coast that rates as the most pristine in Istria.

Bale draws a bohemian crowd for its apparently very powerful energy – a fact you won’t find in the tourist brochures. Come here to meet kindred spirits and spend endless hours talking, drinking, dreaming and scribbling.

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$115.46 Walking & Biking Tours

Rovinj private biking tour by electric powered bike

The journey takes us in the inland cycling on macadame path till the Village of Rovinj, continue on trail through woods along olive groves and vineyards  till Bale. Stop for a drink in the town  entirely made of stone, embodies Istria's tradition and has been in existence, according to archaeological research, since the Roman period. After Bale descend to the coast.  The journey take us along the west coast near by the ornithological nature reserve Palud. Continue on bike trail with changing scenarios; Inland & coastline till we get back to our start point the romantic town of Rovinj   Private bike tour on modern and popular electric bike. A unique tour, mix of modern and ancient sights, with amazing panoramic views of the Adriatic sea; beaches and bays, small islands…

$74.22 Day Trips & Excursions

Istria Day Trip from Pula and Medulin

Your driver will meet you at one of the selected hotels in either Pula or Medulin prior to 8:30am (time to be advised at reconfirmation). After boarding your air-conditioned coach and picking up other guests, your tour will begin as you travel back in time to explore the Istrian peninsula mid-morning. First, you'll visit one of the most delightful hilltops villages in Istria - Bale, with its stoned streets winding around the hill. Then after spending about 45 minutes in Bale, you'll board your coach and head to Rovinj. Upon arrival, you'll discover the small city that is also known as 'Little Venice.' See all the tall townhouses set along cobblestone streets. This tiny seaside town looks like a mirror image of its Italian neighbor, only in miniature. You'll spend about 2.5 hours exploring the town and have some free time as well to explore. Drive to Grizini and see a local donkey who welcomes visitors. Here, you'll savor a tasty Istrian lunch lasting about 1-hour long. Finally, you'll board your coach and travel to Porec - an old town built on a small peninsula. Spend about nearly 2 hours to explore the streets and learning about its history, which began more than 2,000 years ago. With this span of time, it makes this old city a cultural monument in itself. Walk the old streets Decumanus and Cardo Maximus, by the remains of Roman temples of Mars and Neptune. See a more important monument - the Euphrasian basilica, one of the most beautiful preserved monuments of early Byzantine art in the Mediterranean. At the end of the tour at around 6pm, you'll depart Porec for Pula and Medulin with an expected return to your hotel by around 7pm.