Epic European Cycle : 2015-09-24 : Day Trip to Novigrad

Type Name Service Provider Origin Destination Cost Notes Actions
Bus Rovinj to Novigrad return AutoTrans Rovinj Novigrad $37.00
Type Name Description Service Provider Cost Kms To Date Total Notes Actions
Sight See Lim Bay $0.00
Sight See Novigrad $0.00
Type Name Service Provider Confirmation Location Cost Notes Actions
Pension Mate & Mira Apartman Booking.com Rovinj $300.00 4 nights
Great property. Very spacious and comfortable. Washing machine in the suite. Welcome drink was very nice. Staff very nice and welcoming. Everything was good.
It's a little distance from center of town.

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Since we aren't going to cycle along the Istria coast anymore, we took the bus to Novigrad today. I wanted to go have a look at it. It's a world heritage site, and a walled city, so it sounded pretty cool. It was ok, but the Stari Grad wasn't as nice as most we've seen. The roads are wider and a lot of the old buildings are gone - replaced by newer, touristy things. The area along the south where the wall still stands is pretty great, though. We had a 2.75 hour time window there (buses run infrequently and that was pretty much the right amount of time for Novigrad.
Riding the bus by the Lim Bay today was quite beautiful. It was very lumpy, though, and I was pretty happy to not have to climb back out on my bicycle. Coming back to Rovinj through the same area, we encountered a bus coming the other direction. Our driver had to stop and wiggle us as close to the rock cliff as possible for the other bus to get past. We had about 4" to spare in between the buses. I was glad I wasn't on my bicycle then too!