Exciting autumn adventures

With the arrival of autumn, recreation and sports are bringing new opportunities for exciting and unusual experiences in Istrian landscapes.

All participants look forward to this year’s edition of the Novigrad-Cittanova Run race. This year's race offers a half marathon, a relay or a 6 km race while the youngest ones can participate in the run & fun race.

The exciting Kamenjak Trek race is held on Kamenjak - the southernmost part of the Istrian coast. Accept the challenge to find all the checkpoints on the southernmost part of Istria, with help of topographic maps and compasses.

This year’s novelty is Štriga - the rogaining race. Rogaining is a long distance orienteering sport; it includes movement strategies and navigation between checkpoints. Therefore, if you haven't tried it yet - don't miss to experience it in Žminj!

While some people run through beautiful landscapes of Istria, others prefer to take a tour on two wheels around the peninsula or combine running and cycling.
Therefore, don’t miss the Poreč Triathlon! Swimming next to the old town core, cycling through Istrian vineyards on the undemanding cycling track, running nearby the sea and a finish line in the town centre provide a memorable experience for each competitor.

The November adventure race Truffle hunt race will take you on a treasure hunt - in this case to the famous Istrian truffle! Come and check this race which combines orienteering and cycling and find the truffle!

Istria Granfondo, great autumn marathon starting and ending in coastal Istrian towns of Umag and Novigrad is an opportunity for a fun weekend of sports and recreation.
Granfondo has recently become a very popular road cycling event. The race implies a spontaneous ride of many participants, ranging from contestants in excellent shape to families and casual recreational cyclists.

Also, people who prefer recreational races can also find interesting events for themselves. The Momjan MTB marathon is being held on St.Martin's Day, the patron saint of Momjan. Make sure you visit the Momjan and surroundings vine roads and enjoy in top vine tasting, after the cycling tour. A winner in this race is everyone who reaches the finish line!

After demanding sport activities you will definitely enjoy taking a break, recovering all your lost energy. You can relax in diverse offer of Spa centres on the peninsula which offer a variety of possibilities.
Istrian cuisine is widely known for its top-quality ingredients and dishes which will complete the total impression you made of your stay in our region.

We wish you a pleasant active holiday in Istria!


Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016, 2017 and 2018

  • Istria 52 Places To Go In 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

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.