You decided to spend your holidays in Istria in September and you still don’t know what you can experience during your stay in our region? To begin with, you can have a look at 5 sporting events that will make your holidays in Istria in September even more exciting and entertaining.
Istrian Wine Run
Wine and run enthusiasts will be delighted by finding out that the Istrian Wine Run marathon keeps up with its tradition started a few years ago.
At the first stage of wine marathon get ready for tasting the wines of the most renowned wine cellars of Istria and the exquisite local delicacies, all accompanied by cheerful music. If the creativity is your greatest strength, mask yourself and perhaps you can be a winner of the “best mask” contest!
Enjoy the landscapes of the north-western Istria by running through the vineyards as well as wine cellars!
Valamar Terra Magica
If you are looking for an adventure, Valamar Terra Magica takes you again through the known and less known, but always magical trails of Istria, from the austere stone of Labinština through Učka and Ćićarija to the central Istria.
Besides the physical conditioning, you will need appropriate technical skills to get to the view points where you can enjoy in amazing landscapes of Istrian hinterland and the sea. But do not worry, after climbing there is a descent...
Be part of this unique race through the wilderness of Istria and join the true lovers of cycling!
Pula Marathon: Race through the Antique City
Experience the beauties of the biggest city in Istria in a completely different way: with the Race through the Antique City!
Visit Pula and enjoy shorter races of 5 or 10 kilometres in evening hours that take you to sightseeing the historical cultural sites, contemporary lighting giants and Zerostrasse underground tunnels.
If you are a “serious runner” there are marathon and half-marathon races that will take you to the outskirts of town.
During the final half kilometre of the marathon you will be driven by adrenaline and in the distance you will see Amphitheatre, the unforgettable goal of all races.
Book the last Saturday in September for Valamar Trail, the running race through nature on marked race tracks that consists of three different races. Classified by different grades of difficulty, the races are assigned to everyone, from the exceptional trail players to amateurs who want to spend an exciting day in nature!
All the trails are spread through the beautiful landscape of Eastern coast of Istria. The runners can enjoy in amazing sea viewpoints but also in the charming streets of old town Labin.
Wide spread sails of the cheerful sailboats invite you to visit the beautiful sea surface popular for sailing regattas!
If you are fan of this sport, take a walk at the waterside of Rabac, stop by and enjoy in the experience of white figures at the blue sea expanse.
If the events in September are not enough for you and you would like to know what else will be going on in Istria until the end of the year, there’s Istra Outdoor brochure and sports events calendar.