Getting here and around

We love the spirit of adventure shown by those travelling by train, bike, bus and boat, – and we’re easily accessible from the marvellous Parenzana bike trail – however, public transport can be scarce away from the main towns in Istria (with none going to/from our village), and the rural, hide-away location of Bolara 60 means travel by car makes life a lot easier and really allows you to make the most of this beautiful part of Croatia.

So, we’d strongly suggest you hire a car for your stay with us – many car hire companies now allow you to pick up in one location and drop off at another so you can fly in and out of different airports if you wish, useful for finding the best times and prices and good for extending your trip to explore the region.

Travelling here:

Getting to Bolara 60 is easy. We’re less than two hours drive from four airports:

  • Pula (Croatia) – 1 hour
  • Trieste (Italy) – 1½ hours (or slightly longer if you avoid the Slovenian motorway by taking the very scenic route along the coastline or through the hilly interior)
  • Rijeka (Croatia) – 1½ hours
  • Ljubljana (Slovenia) – 1¾ hours

Or if you are combining a stay with us with a longer holiday in the area (see some popular route suggestions below), you may wish to travel to or from Venice or Zagreb (both less than 3 hours), or Split, Zadar or Dubrovnik, all a bit further south. All of these airports have frequent flights to and from the UK and other international destinations.

If you’re on a cycling holiday, we’re easily accessible from the Parenzana bike trail from Koper to Poreč, with our nearest town Grožnjan being a handy one day’s ride from Koper for fast mountain-bikers, or perhaps two short days for more sedate travellers.

Directions: Our house is located in the village of Bolara, which sits in a small valley under the hilltop town Grožnjan, both of which can be found on Google Maps. We send full directions to all our guests before their arrival date.

Bolara 60 as part of a longer holiday:

We are perfectly located for anyone looking to extend their stay in Croatia, Slovenia or Italy, and there are many amazing routes you could follow to, from or by way of, Bolara 60. Here are just a few of the most popular:

– The Veneto: Verona, Vicenza and Venice

– Adriatic Coast: Trieste, Koper, Piran and Rovinj

– Slovenian Mountains: Lake Bled/Bohinj, Ljubljana and Postojna cave

– Kvarner Bay: Opatija, Rijeka, Krk and Cres

– Inland Croatia: Zagreb, Karlovac, Slunj and Ogulin

– Northern Dalmatia: Velebit mountains, Zadar, Šibenik, Trogir and Split

– Plitvice Lakes (…Banja Luka and Sarajevo)

– Southern Dalmatia: Dubrovnik, Mljet and Korčula

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