Get Outdoors & Head To Cape Kamenjak Nature Park

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Get Outdoors & Head To Cape Kamenjak Nature Park

Here at Chasing the Donkey, we love Croatia! And while we would love to see travel return to ‘normal,’ realistically, we know that the ‘new normal’ is going to look very different. So, we’re on a mission to share places and sights for you to go to be socially distanced – avoid large crowds, but still, get to experience the beauty of Croatia.

So, yesterday we told you to go east to escape the crowded well-known cities in Croatia. But, today, we are telling you to head to the westernmost county of Croatia – to the Istrian peninsula.

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Istria is a place in Croatia we visit at least twice a year – more if we can – we love the food and the way the county is spread out. It makes for easy driving (great for kids) and has no end of choices of things to keep you busy – especially so in spring and fall when we usually go.
Istria has glorious beaches and cultural sites, like the very popular Dalmatian coast. Though, Istria boasts a few unique qualities that we don’t find in Dalmatia. Like truffle hunting, for example, or the close proximity of wine producers, where you can reach several in one day with ease, and of course, the most famous of them all – the cute-as hilltop towns like Motovun and Oprtalj.
 

The other thing you can find in Istria – is space – oh-so-much-space, perfect for getting out on the great outdoors away from the crowds. One such place is Cape Kamenjak.

Cape Kamenjak

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Cape Kamenjak is a nature park located at the very southern tip of the Istrian peninsula. Due to its extraordinary natural values, the peninsula has since 1996 been a protected area

It’s not that far from Pula – which is home to the Arena. The Pula Arena is a Roman amphitheater, which one of the world’s six largest surviving Roman arenas (and the best-preserved!).

Cape Kamenjak in just 10 km from Pula, and is a part of a little picturesque village called Premantura. You’ve no doubt seen photos of Cape Kamenjak – it has beaches, sea caves, and jaw-dropping cliffs.

One very popular activity in Istria is to go biking – and in Cape Kamenjak, you can enjoy the rugged coastline on two wheels. You can also kayak along those cliffs, or make a day an combine the two.

One highly recommended (and local) company to choose to see the sights with is www.jistra.com.

Jistra offers bike, SUP, and kayak rentals so you can go it alone, but they also offer small group tours so you can be shown the way from an experienced and professional guide.

 

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Best Cape Kamenjak Tours With Jistra

Their website has loads of tour options, but these ones are the ones that jumped out at me!

Fun E-Bike Ride At Cape Kamenjak

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Hope on an electric bike and peddle your way to a magical Istrian adventure. Beautiful beaches with turquoise waters and rich flora and fauna await. After your 3-hour e-bike tour, you’ll stop at the unique Safari Bar, located in the southern part of the Cape Kamenjak, for a refreshing cold drink!

E-Bike Gastro Tour Istria

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Picnics are so much fun – am I right? Well, ask Jistra about their tour on an electric bike tour where they combine cycling and food! Before you get to eat, you’ll be shown an orchid species native to the area, as well as some 530 other plant species!With no hotel or tourist attractions anywhere in sight, you’ll be one with nature.
Your guide will take you to a local farm to sample Istrian delicacies, including local wine and olive oil – plus you’ll get to take a dip into Adriatic to cool off!
 

Full Cave & Safari Experience By Kayak

This is a special 5-hour kayak tour, where you’ll see unforgettable scenery of two caves, known as Big and Small Kolombarica, as well as ending the day for lunch & a drink!

Sup & Kayak Wine Sunset Tour

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The name says it all. Witness the brilliant days end – sunset while paddling with wine in the Medulin archipelago… um, hello! Sign me up for this one straight away!

Equipment Rental

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If you do not want to do a tour, contact Andrea and his team, they will help you to arrange kayak and bike rentals for as little as one day, all the way up to 3 weeks. They can arrange delivery in Pula, Medulin, Vodnjan, Fa┼żana, and other cities in Istria if you can’t reach them.

Or email [email protected]

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