The Slovenian part of the EuroVelo8 follows the Parenzana or Porečanka, The health and friendship route goes along the old narrow gauge Parenzana railway, which used to connect Trieste and Poreč and has become a symbol of friendship between the Slovenian, Italian and Croatian municipalities. The Slovenian part of Parenzana is fully paved and included in the national network of cycle routes. It takes you through old cities and villages, along the sea, among vineyards and olive plantations, through short tunnels and across valleys and hills. Many visitors and tourists take this route, either as a sports and recreation activity or just for relaxation. It is suitable for everyone and there are also many resting points along the way where you will be able to take a break, get interesting information and learn about the history of the railway.

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Development status
  • Certified Section of at least 300 km that has successfully undergone the certification process in line with ECF’s European Certification Standard. It is the highest quality level on the EuroVelo network
  • Developed with EuroVelo signs Developed route (see category below) with continuous signing along the route, incorporating EuroVelo route information panels.
  • Developed Route developed for cyclists and signed in line with the respective national standard (i.e. it is part of a local, regional or national cycle network). There must also be a website providing information to users. Developed route can be heterogeneous in terms of infrastructure: type of cycling infrastructure, surface, width, gradients, etc
  • Under development Route containing sections that require further development (e.g. stretches on public highways with high levels of traffic). Cyclists are advised to use public transportation to skip these non-developed stretches.
  • Planning Undeveloped route with no detailed information publicly available on the Internet. The itinerary communicated is a proposal for the best possible option currently available. It may also contain dangerous sections. Cyclists are advised to use public transportation to skip these non-developed stretches.
  • Public transport link

Markers

  • Natural Heritage
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Culinary Delights
  • Maritime Heritage / The Rhine / The Meuse
  • Other Point of Interest
  • Bus station
  • Train station
  • Mobility info center

National & Regional Information

EuroVelo Slovenija

National EuroVelo Coordination Centre

Led by the Ministry of Infrastructure, the Slovenian consortium consists of 10 organisations, among which are public bodies, NGOs and a public transport company. It constitutes a Coordination Centre.

+386 1 478 8145

Slovenian Cycling Network

The Slovenian cycling network is a voluntary and non-profit association of organizations, who joined in faith of encouraging cycling in Slovenia, to influence a permanent development of pedestrian, cyclist and public transport friendly traffic, to coordinate the movement of the organisations, and to represent them in a dialog with the national administration and international movements.

(+386) 031 329 586

Tourist Information Centers (TIC)

If you’re looking for more information on a town, accommodation, landmarks and events, there are more than 100 tourist information centres across Slovenia that can provide you with the most up-to-date information. Local experts will provide all the information you need to make the most of your stay in Slovenia.

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