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About Terra Magica Adventures
We live in a magical country and we know it well. Our mission is to take you off the beaten path and away from the tourist crowds to show you the real Croatia in all of its beauty and to immerse you in the local way of life.
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Rural Istria is rich with medieval hilltop villages, vineyards, olive groves, meadows and forests – the area is very pleasant for touring on a bike. Our route includes Oprtalj, Groznjan and Motovun charming hillside towns where we will have time for a short walk and exploring. We will also cycle the Parenzana, an old railroad bed now known as a mecca for cyclists. As we travel down to the Mirna River Valley, we will enjoy magnificent views of the countryside from the trail. This is a 42km round trip and ends at the starting point. Most of the route follows paved roads with little traffic, but part is on packed dirt and gravel. The trip is a moderate level of difficulty. There is an option to do an E-bike version of the trip for those who are not avid cyclists and/or for those who want to make this cycling experience more relaxing.
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Tina F wrote a review Jul 2020
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It was a great experience. Organization was perfect. The guide (TJ) was so kind, supportive and patient. The locations were beautiful and a real adventure.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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acoon89 wrote a review Sep 2019
Boston, Massachusetts7 contributions3 helpful votes
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This was my first trip to Croatia and I cannot recommend Terra Magica Adventures enough for anyone who is planning to visit Croatia in the future, whether it is your first time or not. We decided to book a multi-day tour with Terra Magica in order to experience everything that we could during our trip. TJ and Becky were absolutely delightful from the beginning. They took care of EVERYTHING leading up to our trip, including planning our days and activities, equipment, transportation, food, lodging, and anything else we asked. I was amazed at how accommodating they were and willing to personalize our trip for the things we were interested in seeing and doing. Our multi-day tour included so many fun activities in so many amazing places, but I will try to summarize as best I can. Becky and TJ transported us throughout Istria, with stand-up paddle boarding and snorkeling in Porec, wind-surfing and cliff jumping in Pula. We went on the most beautiful, scenic, bike ride through the Istrian countryside starting in picturesque Motovun and hiked to the top of Ucka to see some of the most stunning views that Croatia has to offer. We toured through the famous Plitvice Lakes National Park and explored the city of Zagreb...and SO MUCH MORE, but I will stop before I write a full novel. Overall, Becky and TJ are so knowledgeable about Croatia and Istria in particular. We would not have been able to experience a fraction of everything we did without their expertise. They are super friendly and trustworthy and I would not have done anything different on our family vacation. Thank you, Terra Magica Adventures for the trip of a lifetime!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Laura J wrote a review Aug 2019
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As a family (children aged 9 and 12) we love kayaking but the children have not experienced much sea kayaking before. We booked to go on an ~ 4 hour trip around Porec and its islands, with TJ as our guide. Some other activity centres can be a little lax in safety; Terra Magica took safety seriously, ensuring everyone was kitted with buoyancy aids and had a good safety briefing and padding instruction before we took to the water. Kayaks are 'sit on' double kayaks, which made it easy with the children. TJ staged the tour really well, with two good stops for swimming and lunch. TJ was also an excellent guide, taking us and the children to areas on one island that we would never have found by ourselves, where a small 'fantasy forest' has been built complete with fairy houses. The experience was fantastic; we had great views of Porec and its islands and TJ provided us with lots of information on the way. He also gave us some great recommendations for local restaurants (Pizza Nono was a hit!). Our family agrees it was the best day of our holiday!! Be aware; using Google maps appears to show the office on the main road by the Valamar Diamant hotel; the office is actually in a cabin next to the hotel's tennis courts so cannot be found from the road. Thanks for a great day folks!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Gaynor H wrote a review Aug 2019
Christleton, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
We have just spent a wonderful few hours sea kayaking with Tia. We learned about Porec and St Nickola island, snorkelled and wandered through the forest then headed home whilst the sun was setting. Highly recommend even by the 11 & 14 year olds in the group.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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M0gulman wrote a review Aug 2019
Ottawa4 contributions3 helpful votes
We booked a last minute kayaking tour of the Rovinj area for our family including two boys (8 and 11). TJ was excellent - explaining some of the history of Rovinj, showing us the Old Town (from the water), and offering suggestions for restaurants and other activities for our week. Our boys loved the break to swim, cliff jump and snorkel.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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