The coastal stretch of Istria is lined with buzzing cities and stunning beaches, but head further in land and you will reach Istria’s breath-taking countryside. Home to leafy forests, rolling hills and river valleys, a visit to the Central Istraia Riveria is certainly worth it. Here you can enjoy hiking, cycling or leisurely walks, taking in panoramic views along the way. Of course, these landscapes are ideal settings for many of the local delicacies like olives, truffles and Croatian wine.
In this region is Ucka Nature Park which sits inside the Cicarija mountain range. From the highest peaks in this mountain range, vast views across the Dalmatian coast, Italy and Slovenia can be seen. Mount Ucka is a great hike for those looking for something more active during their time in Istria. On the leafy slopes, you will be able to see an array of flora and fauna, including the very rare endemic Učka or Tommasini bell-flower.
Enjoy free time to explore the the Istrian countryside on our 12-night Adriatic Delights Cruise & Private Land Tour.