Sports September in Istria!

September is approaching fast with interesting sport events in which you can participate as active recreationist or as a spectator.   

This September continues the series of races Run.Eat.Drink which brings in a lot of fans and offers a unique experience of tasting indigenous Istrian products while running in natural environment.

There are a lot of sporting events in Poreč and surroundings. The most entertaining swimming marathon - Poreč Dolphin starts on 02.09, in the morning. You can choose between 3 sections, individual or group start, swim slow or fast and choose swimming style. The day before, just few kilometres away in Tar, a 10 km cross race will be held.

The wine and running fans will be delighted with the fact that the Istrian wine run wine marathon will continue with its tradition which started three years ago. Enjoy running across the landscapes, through vineyards and wine cellars of north-western Istria!

Recreational cycling race Subotina will be held on September 09th in Buzet. It starts at 3pm in front of the Buzet brewery. The race is organized as part of Subotina - a traditional folk festival. This year again, PulaX - night town race will take place in Pula taking participants through the town centre and the spectacular Zerostrasse tunnel.

If you plan to visit Labin and the surrounding area, make sure not to miss Labin Rabac Vertical event. It's an interesting trail race which starts on the old town square in Labin and leads the participants to Rabac and back  - downhill through the shining Sentona trail and uphill on the Divine springs trail. Maritime zone of Rabac, known for its sailing regattas, with widely stretched sails of the sailing boats invites you to visit the unavoidable Rabac regatta.

Join the true cycling fans and make sure not to miss Valamar Terra Magica cycling weekend race.
The participants will have the possibility to decide which trail length they would like to ride: 70, 50 or 30 km or simply to enjoy in MTB Trial competition show.
If you don't like to compete and prefer a more careless ride, join the cycling fans on the attractive trails of Barban area and South on two wheels!

The middle of September is reserved for Ironman 70.3, a triathlon endurance race. The finish line of this extremely demanding race will be in the magnificent Amphitheatre of Pula. The race requires physical and psychological strength (real superheroes participate) and support of numerous visitors.

Many cycling fans eagerly wait for the last weekend of the month when the traditional Parenzana Cube race, the largest International cycling meeting in Istria is being held. It is popular among all road and MTB cycling fans.

The last Saturday of the month is reserved for Valamar Trail, a trail running race taking place in the middle of the countryside along marked trails and made up of five different races. Classified by different difficulties, the races are suitable for everyone, from the top trail runners to trail amateurs.

For more information on September events and other manifestations throughout the year, check out the Istra Outdoor brochure and our events calendar.

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Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016 and 2017

  • 10 Best European
    Wine Destinations 2016

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

  • Best Wine Regions for Winter and Spring Travel 2014

Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.

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