Venetian Republic Trail (part)

From Piran to Marano Lagoon

From Piran to Portorož and Koper to Trieste (you can also arrive in Trieste by boat from Muggia). Then you continue along the cycling route through the Rosandra Valley and mount on the Karst, with the marvellous views of the sea. Continue towards Basovizza and descend towards Devino with the stunning steep cliffs above the sea and a magnificent castle. You have another possibility, i.e. taking the train from Trieste to the small town of Monfalcone. You arrive in the area between the Timavo and Isonzo (Soča) Rivers. You cross it on the way to Grado and at some point it seems that you "float" between the earth, sea, lagoon and channels. Cycle in direction towards Aquileia, the pearl of the Roman and Byzantine arts, further on to Marano Lagoon and Lignano Sabbiadoro. Also here you can arrive by boat from Grado. Cycle to Bibione and continue towards archaeological site Concordia Sagittaria and a beautiful centre of Portogruaro, which lies on the banks of the Lemene River.