The countryside

The productive countryside of Bibione unveils the long tradition of the white asparagus.

A route winding through the productive countryside of Bibione, known as the "Istrians’ area", includes about ten farms producing zero footprint fruit and vegetables, on sale at the Farmers' Cooperative just outside the town. This is an ideal itinerary for everyone to discover the history of a typical local produce: the white asparagus. Bibione’s special, mild climate, its gentle breeze and its sandy, salt-rich soil provide excellent conditions to grow “white” asparagus, which has become a specialty of excellence in the area.
This traditional crop dates back to 1959, when 14 Istrian exiles settled in Bibione for a new life and founded Bibione’s agricultural cooperative. For thirty years, the Asparagus Festival has been held in April and May and is the best opportunity to taste Bibione’s specialty.

Length: 7 km;
Duration: about 1 hour;
Difficulty: low, on asphalt and dirt roads.

 

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