How to Reach Bale
The district of Bale is located in the south-western part of the Istrian peninsula, between the towns of Rovinj and Vodnjan. The centre of the district is the town of Bale, 13 kilometres away from Rovinj, 20 kilometres from Pula and in the immediate vicinity of the Y road network and the main roads connecting Istria with Italy and Slovenia. That also means that Bale is well connected with the rest of Croatia.
Main places in the District of Bale are the town of Bale and villages of Golas and Krmed. The town of Bale is located seven kilometres from the shore. Bale boasts a large network of unpaved roads, called ‘white roads’. These roads are very common in Istria. Apart from being significant in the sense that they lead to important historical points of interest, these picturesque roads also connect towns, villages and interesting places in the whole area. ‘White roads’ lead along beautiful, pristine forests, olive groves, fields and vineyards and the scenery will leave many a visitor breathless.
The coast of Croatia stretches along a distance of 5835 kilometres. The coast of Istria constitutes only 10 per cent of the total length of the country’s coast. Bale’s shoreline is nine kilometres long, and it stretches from the bird sanctuary on Palud to cape Barbariga. The magnificent Brijun archipelago sprawls out in front of Bale’s shoreline.