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Taking advantage of the attractive old city centre, of picturesque fishing-boats in the harbour, batanas, and of extremely pleasant climate, members of the Austro-Hungarian nobility laid foundation for the development of tourism in Rovinj already at the end of the 19th century. Although Rovinj, like Venice, is usually represented with charming images of coastline and houses emerging directly from the sea, it is worth knowing that the city is also surrounded with beautiful areas of protected nature.

For all those who are tired of noise in the harbour and urban sensations and would like to enjoy idyllic nature, Rubin trail is the right choice. Begin your ride in Punta and continue to the so called Venetian quarry, a place from which for centuries blocks of Istrian quality stone had been transported to Venice, Vienna or Budapest and used for construction of monumental palaces. Continuing along the trail you will arrive to the Hutterot Museum founded in honour of the family of the baron Hutterot who played an important role in the history of tourism in Rovinj at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century.

The following stop is Zlatni rt - Punta corrente – a protected Forest Park of singular beauty and of high aesthetic and botanic value, one of the most important parks on our coast. If you would like to visit magnificent bays with nice pebbles where you can refresh yourself, continue towards the next stop; the bays of Cuvi and Polari. The tourist village Villas Rubin is situated between them. Continuing along the trail you will arrive to the bay of Veštar, in the times of the Roman Empire known as Vistrum, famous for being the birthplace of an important prelate. Although today Veštar is known only as a campsite the legend has it that in the 16th century in this place Maximilian dug up treasure which helped him to convince King Justinian to appoint him the archbishop of Ravenna.

If you love archaeology and if you like to find traces of the Roman Empire in the area, continue to the bay and you will find there ruins of villa rustica and of a Roman cistern. There is also a surprise for you - the ornithological reserve Palud with rich variety of ornithofauna, a unique place where you can hear the chirping of even 215 different bird species! In the nearby area you will find the church of St Damian from the 11th century where, as the legend tells, Pope Alexander III celebrated a mess on his way to Venice.

If you think that at this point there are no more surprises on the trail Rubin – you are wrong. On the way along the coastline there is another ancient quarry and two churches – that of St Nicholas form the 12th century and that of the Madonna di Campo from the 15th century. The second one is known as a place of pilgrimage where in times of drought people used to pray for the rain. If all this is not enough to satisfy the spirit of Indiana Jones inside you there is another final surprise - if you continue 5 km to the east, you will arrive to the hill Monkodonjo where you will find a wonderful archaeological park called Monkodonjo - a ruin from the high and medium Bronze Age.


  • From Zlatni rt -Punta corrente to Palud (an extraordinary sensation of the protected nature: Forest Park and ornithological reserve)
  • The museum of the family Hutterot: the beginnings of tourism in Rovinj
  • The treasure of St Maximilian ? the bay of Veštar
  • Indiana Jones on Monkodonjo ? the archaeological park

Accommodation - Bike & Bed

Accommodation - Bike hotels

  • Tourist associations:
    Rovinj, Pino Budičin 12, tel. 052 / 811 566
    Bale, Trg Palih boraca 3, tel. 052 / 824 270
    Kanfanar, Trg Marka Zelca 6, tel. 052 / 825 003

  • Police:
    Rovinj, Istarska 13, tel. 052 / 538 222

  • First aid:
    Rovinj, Istarska b.b., tel. 052 / 830 936

  • Pharmacy:
    Rovinj, Matteo Benussi bb, tel. 052 / 813 589

  • Bus station:
    Rovinj, Trg na lokvi 6, tel. 052 / 811 453

  • Taxi:
    Rovinj, Trg na lokvi, tel. 052 / 811 100

  • Post office:
    Rovinj, M.Benussi, tel. 052 / 811 262

Olive oil road

  • Rovinjsko selo, ?Miro Pokrajac?
    Rovinjsko selo 50, tel. 052 / 816 308, 098 441 001


Gastronomic guide

  • Rovinj, ?Al Castaldo?
    Iza kasarne 14, tel. 052 / 814 109
  • Rovinj, ?Angelo d`oro?
    Vladimira Švalbe 38-42, tel. 052 / 840 502
  • Rovinj, ?Giannino?
    A. Ferri 38, tel. 052 / 813 402
  • Rovinj, ?La perla?
    E. Bulešić 2, tel. 052 / 811 801
  • Rovinj, ?Orca?
    Gripole 70, tel. 052 / 816 851
  • Rovinj, ?Toni?
    Driovier 3, tel. 052 / 815 303
  • Rovinj, ?Torkolo?
    Riccardo Da Veggia bb, tel. 052 / 815 654
  • Rovinj, ?Veli Jože?
    Sv. Križa 1, tel. 052 / 816 337
  • Limski kanal, ?Viking?
    Limski kanal, tel. 052 / 448 223
  • Limski kanal, ?Lim fjord?
    Limski kanal 1, tel. 052 / 448 222
  • Kanfanar, ?Matohanci?
    Matohanci 16, tel. 052 / 848 394

Wine roads

  • Rovinj, ?Igor & Viliam Žužić?
    Valderiso, tel. 052 / 848 502, 098 275 901