With warmer weather, sport and recreation are becoming more and more important and bring new opportunities for exciting and unusual experiences all over Istria’s landscape. Istria is every year becoming more popular as a destination for active vacation.
There are months full of interesting sporting events ahead of us where you can participate as an active sporting amateur or have fun as a viewer rooting for your team. We have singled out a few...
Brtonigla Adventure Trek opens the sporting adventure. It is an orientation race that is taking place in Brtonigla. The race participants enjoy the beautiful landscape around the river Mirna and the surrounding hills, run through the woods, vineyards and olive groves, walk up the hills and visit typical Istrian towns which offer unforgettable views of mountain Učka to the Adriatic Sea!
While some run through marvelous landscapes, others prefer to see the peninsula on two wheels.
There are several interesting, important, international races traditionally taking place in Istria. One of them is the Istrian Spring, which is perhaps hiding future Giro d’Italia and Tour de France winners among its participants!
When nature begins to awaken and first rays of sun after a long winter touch the waves and pine tree tops along the Adriatic coast, Plava Laguna half marathon awaits with new races and tracks! Poreč will host all the runners and their fans who’d like to join in on the half marathon as well as shorter tracks.
April is reserved for the sporting spectacle Istria 100 by UTMB which you can’t miss! This is the most beautiful and most difficult trail race we have to offer. It spreads through the eastern part of Istria and its highest mountain all the way down ending on Istria’s western side in Umag. Enjoy the small medieval towns, deep forests, old train lane and muddy valleys spiced up in gorgeous panoramas along the way.
Limes bike tour is intended for families with children, but you are all invited! A stop above the Pirate’s cave, on the Lim canal slope is a must. There’s a magnificent view from there - an ideal chance for a short break and taking photos.
After tiresome sporting activities or loud cheering, you’ll want to rest and make up for the energy you lost. A diverse wellness offer will help you with that as well as the renowned Istrian gastronomy with its high end ingredients and quality wines.
We invite you to visit Istria’s picturesque towns and we wish you a pleasant active vacation in Istria!