Parenzana or, in abbreviated form, TPC was a 123,1 km long narrow-gauge Railway line, connecting 33 places in Istria between 1902 and 1935, from Trieste to Poreč.
Today it would therefore pass the territories of three countries: Italy (13 km), Slovenia (32 km) and Croatia (78 km).
Today, Parenzana is the most famous and the most visited cycling and hiking trail in Istria.
The trail is jointly maintained by the County of Istria and the towns and municipalities along its route.
The County of Istria continually develops, equips and promotes the Croatian part of Parenzana. Along the route, there are 20 Bike&Bed facilities, 7 specialized bicycle repair shops and about 15 bike rental agencies (some of which also offer transportation services). Its rough terrain makes it suitable for mountain bikes, but not for road or trekking bikes.
More info at: https://www.parenzana.net/en
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