The Rockland Bicycling Club Presents: "Giro dell'Adriatico"

In September 2023, the Club is goinig to go to Italy to ride the Adriatic coast from Venice, Italy to Pula, Croatia.  This route will take us through the peidmont of Italy up to the Dolomites, across to the Prosecco region and into Trieste. From Trieste, we'll cycle our way down and across the Istrian penninsula through Slovenia and Croatia.  Ending at the ancient Roman city of Pula, Croatia, we'll ferry back to Venice.

By Rockland standards, this route will be moderatly hilly overall (50ft/mi) with no segment out of reach for the average Rockland rider.  We will vary segment length and elevation to get us where we need to go,provide plenty of rest and time to stop and enjoy the scenery and points of interest.

This is a tour not a race! Average pace will be determined by the riders and those that want to go slower/faster will be able to do so as everyone will have the route and we'll not lose anyone.  We will be 100% supported with a SAG van to carry our luggage and equipment from point-to-point. 

Fast Facts

  • Venice, Italy to Pula, Croatia
  • Start and Finish:   Venice, Italy
  • 05 September 2023 to 15 September 2023
  • 10 days : 336 miles, 17,088 feet of elevation (51ft/mi)
  • RWGPS Route Collection
  • To sign-up for more information visit the Ride Schedule and find the ride (Sept. 5th) and follow the directions. The ride schedule and these pages will be updated regularly as we solidify more details of this trip.

Daily Itinerary  

(Click the links to learn more about each day)

Day 1:  Treviso – Belluno

  68.2 mi, 3,843 ft

Day 2:  Belluno – Pordenone

  46.1 mi, 1,539 ft

Day 3:  Pordenone – Udine

  37.5 mi, 967 ft

Day 4:  Udine – Trieste

  55.2 mi, 2,175 ft

Day 5:  Trieste – Koper

  18.9 mi, 983 ft

Day 6:  Koper – Buzet                   

  48.4 mi, 3,980 ft 

Day 7:  Buzet – Rovinj                   

  39.8 mi, 2,640 ft 

Day 8:  Rovinj – Pula

   22.1 mi, 961 ft

Day 9:  Ferry back to Venice, Italy (More to come on this leg...)

Approximate Total Cost:
    • $2,450 (4 people)
    • $1,910 (8 People)
    • +Meals 
  • Flights are calculated to/from NYC - Venice, Italy
  • Costs are based on double occupancy
  • Each participant pays for a portion of the SAG Van
  • Everyone is responsible for getting to the start point and for thier own lodging bookings. 
    • RBC will provide suggestions on hotels to book in the cities we stop at.
Cost Breakdown

(all values approximate as of 12/15/22)

  • Flight into and out of Venice   ~$650 JFK;  ~$710 EWR
    • Recommended:  Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE)
  • Hotel (Day 0-9) $100/day for couple or $50/day for shared room (Total ~$500/person)
    • Recommend to book hotels using Booking.com
  • Van Rental (max. 9 people)   $3,700 / # people traveling 
  • Van Gas Cost   $650 / # of people traveling (assume $10/L and ~30 mpg for 500 miles)
  • Ferry from Puni to Venice   $65 (Sept runs Tuesday only)
  • Optional Bike Case Rental  $150 for 2 weeks
    • TOGA! Bikes, 110 West End Avenue, NY, NY 10023;  (212) 799-9625
    • Echelon Cycles,  151 West 19th Street, NY, NY 10011 (212) 206-7656 


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