Cycling surprises in Istria
Rich with its natural and cultural beauties, Istria is a true cycling oasis to enjoy all year long and bike trails are an ideal way to discover natural beauty of the peninsula.
As the arrival of warmer weather and summer is getting closer and most of the people go to a well-deserved vacation, make sure to find out more about several events that you cannot miss ...
Kamenjak rocky trails is a festival dedicated to cycling in Premantura - the southernmost of Istria which is held on the first weekend in April. The beauty of nature with its possibilities will certainly impress you.
If you plan to visit South Istria, make sure to participate in the South on two wheels cycling races which will be held in Pula, Medulin, Fažana, Vodnjan, Ližnjan and Marčana. Races are suitable for all age groups and its intention is to bring the whole families together. The tracks are not demanding so therefore are suitable for recreational riders and their length is between 20 and 25 km.
3rd Tour of Croatia is the International professional cycling race that it's ridden across the attractive routes in Croatia. 4th stage of the race brings the competitors to Istria, in Umag, well - known for it's cycling tradition, as well as for the oldest tennis tournament in Croatia while the 5th race stage start will be held one day later in Poreč.
Participate in the Recreational Parenzana sports event! Take your family and friends to choose between different activities which the Parenzana route offers such as cycling, running or walking. You will be pleasantly surprised by the parts of its route which offers tunnels, bridges and viaducts and there is an opportunity to try gastronomical specialties of Istria while visiting small towns on the hills.
Don't miss the tourist - family cycling race Limes Slow Bike, which will be held at the start of May. It's a recreational MTB bike ride through the woods Kontija and the acrobatic bike show at the end, the Vrsar waterfront.
For the bravest, Lim Bay Challenge is an adventure race which includes mtb riding, orienteering skills, trekking, kayaking, absailing, rowing and swimming.The competition will be held in Vrsar and Rovinj archipelago, as well as in the Lim Channel.
Attractions, fun, adrenaline and socializing are waiting for you among numerous activities which you can experience in the air, on and under the sea, in aquaparks, historical staging and interesting places. Do not miss the panoramic ride across Istria and getting to know more about the dinosaurs.
After these demanding sport activities you will definitely enjoy taking a break in one of numerous accommodation options which Istria offers. Choose hotel rooms, apartments in tourist resorts, pitches or mobile homes in the campsites, as well as private accommodation with friendly hosts.
Istrian cuisine is widely known for its top-quality ingredients and dishes which will complete the good impression you made of your stay in our region.
We wish you a pleasant active holiday in Istria!