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Outdoor Mania

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Outdoor Mania

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Buzet 52420 Croatia
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Truffle hunting Tour- Exclusive from Rijeka! (Top Seller)
4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Truffle hunting Tour- Exclusive from Rijeka! (Top Seller)

A rare Opportunity to hear a story about the tradition of truffle hunting in Istria and other Istrian natural products. The experience is fulfilled by the stunning view on Motovun town and lake Butoniga featured by tasting of the homemade wines, Malvasia and Teran, from the cellar.<br>The most attractive and most interesting part of the tour is real truffle hunting in the nearby forest with specially trained dogs what concludes the whole truffle hunting experience.
$176.00 per adult
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Nat wrote a review Jul 2019
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The owner, Aleš, is a keen mountainbiker - loving the sport, the outdoors and his home region. And it shows through every step of the experience he provides. This "outdoor maniac" is able to physically and mentally adapt his approach and made me feel I could really ride a bike, regardless the fact I haven't done it in a couple of years. I found out a lot about Buzet and the surroundings, the people, other sport possibilities nearby, local specifics etc. while enjoying the pleasant ride on a great bike. My previous experience with rented bicycles is awful, but the bike I got to use for this day trip felt like my own - there was nothing bothering me (for a change). I tried e-bike for the first time, got instructions on how to use it and a perfect ride partner. I would definitely recommend Outdoor mania to anyone opting for a nice outdoor time and a tailor-made service.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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RichardHayes2013 wrote a review Sep 2018
Ipswich, Australia30 contributions18 helpful votes
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After a long and frustrating experience hiring mountain bikes that had been poorly maintained and given little local knowledge and no bike repair equipment, my wife and l felt very disappointed with our first couple of Parenzana /Istria bike riding days. At the end of the day you usually get what you pay for but in this case the little extra was worth it! We were provided with helmets, pump, spare tube, first aid kit, maps, ( backpacks and water bottles we already had with us) Ales fortunately turned our experience around after our previous trial and error.We were disappointed with the Istria bikes website accurately especially at Livade. Nothing at all was “too difficult “for Outdoor- Mania- eu. We rode the latest Cube mountain bikes, which l believe that he replaces each year.His local knowledge and tips were extremely helpful and he was able to pick up and deliver according to our requests. It was a pleasure dealing with a small company passionate in providing an excellent service. I have no hesitation in recommending this business.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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DaniWodi wrote a review May 2018
Ludwigsburg, Germany1 contribution
I spend a fantastic and diversified week with friends near Buzet in a beautiful house with pool and bedrooms with own bathroom each. Some of us came to Istria with the aim to exercise for the upcoming triathlon season, others rather focused on having some relaxed holidays, enjoying the Istrian culture and landscape next to some sportive activities. Ales, our guide, managed perfectly to juggle with the different interests and to satisfy each one of us with his huge repertoire of sportive and non-sportive activity options in Istria. By help of his E-bikes, he managed to balance our different sportive ambitions. Like this, it was possible to experience all together e.g. a beautiful MTB trip on the shut-down train road of Parenzana or a road bike trip over the Mountain Ucka, down to the bay of Rijeka. In Rijeka we went swimming in the Olympic pool installtions. The view from Ucka down to Riejka was impressive and the ride down to the bay compensated more than 10 times the efforts made to reach the highest point of Ucka!  By the way, for some trips we had an accompanying car that enabled us to start biking tours from different locations or moreover to make one way bike tours. For our sportive “rest day”, we visited an impressive grotto before we went to the nice fishing village Novigrad to enjoy some delicious ice cream at the coast! Back to Buzet we had a trail walk in a canyon with some waterfalls near Buzet. Another highlight of the bike holiday was a road bike trip along the protected area at Lake Jezero Butoniga with destination Hum, the smallest city in the world, where we had lunch while watching the runners of the “100 miles of Istria” Trail. Worth of mentioning is also our stop at a nostalgic water mill, where we cooled down our feet in the crystal clear mountain stream. It was the perfect combination of holiday and training camp for me! I had a lot of fun with my sport mates & Ales, challenging cycling training, cultural insights of Istria and enough time to relax!
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Date of experience: April 2018
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maatRe wrote a review Jul 2017
Buzet, Croatia18 contributions1 helpful vote
With service like this you will see Istra in a way that can only be done with a bicycle. The owner Aleš, he is a great guy and will help you with whatever problem you stumble on the road. High recommendation.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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Niklas S wrote a review Jul 2017
Gothenburg, Sweden6 contributions
Went for a "half day" guided trip with Aleš together with my 20-year old son. Aleš is a really great guide, very good at finding the right kind of trip for the group, knows all the roads and paths in the area, excellent at MTB (well, he is Croatian champion!), friendly and great fun! He entertained us with information and stories throughout the day, happy even when he had to fix a puncture. The bikes are of great quality and so much better than the slightly cheaper ones that you can find. Aleš keeps them in perfect condition. I tried the e-MTB and it was magic going up the steep hills! Equipped with the latest Bosch system made for MTB (not the kind you find on city e-bikes). After six hours, Aleš was happy to offer us even more but we were very satisfied with the day. Highly recommend in every way! We will definitely be back!
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Date of experience: June 2017
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