The Parenzana Railway, which used to connect Trieste and Poreč, passing at the foot of the Motovun hill, was opened in 1902. Its 123 kilometre long route went over 11 bridges, six viaducts and through nine tunnels. The introduction of cheaper bus transport closed down the railway and all its tracks were soon removed. Today MTB races and cycling tours are organised along the Parenzana route.