Upcoming Events in Istria
As the hot summer ends, it is necessary to prepare your body and mind for the long, cold winter that lies ahead. And the Well Days, during the month of October, provide the perfect way to achieve that.
Organized by Istraturist, Umag Welldays will take place during the October. With three superior wellness centres among its properties, Istraturist has helped transform Umag into one of the best places in Croatia to come for relaxation and peace.
This popular road cycling event is an inspiration to all bicycle owners, amateur cyclists, families with children and competitors to take their positions in Umag and Novigrad for the second time, where a big marathon full of surprises awaits! Last autumn during a wonderful weekend, over 500 cyclists from ten countries enjoyed rides, family programs and fearless BMX stunts and the race was also participated in by professional Croatian cyclists Robert Kišerlovski and Vladimir Miholjević!
On Saturday, Istria Granfondo Family & Gourmet Tour will take you on a 25 km long recreational ride around Novigrad and its surroundings, along the shore, through olive groves and vineyards. Cyclists over the age of 10 will enjoy the views and tastings of Istrian dishes at the refreshment stops.
If you are a mountain bike fanatic, Enduro Grozni is a race you mustn’t miss. For the second time, from 17 - 18 October 2015, Grožnjan will offer you a competition rated in the framework of the Croatian State Championship and the SloEnduro Cup. In the enviable company of a total of 8 SloEnduro races in Slovenia, Italy and Croatia, Enduro Grozni will try to meet all your expectations.
Repeatedly, north-western Istria captivates guests with its intoxicating tastes and scents, hidden places and events.
If you are spending time here during the autumn, take the opportunity of trying our wide range of dishes based on sole. This high quality white fish is locally called "švoj", hence the name of the event.
Known as a supreme delicacy ever since the times of the Mesopotamian rulers, Roman emperors, the French court and the Austro-Hungarian monarchs, the truffle has always been and remains a prestigious gastronomic ingredient worldwide.
The truffle grows only in a few places in Europe - parts of France and Italy and in Istria, the mild climate, small temperature differences and grey clay earth of which are favourable for its development. The truffles grow 10-15 cm under the surface, and are detected by specially trained dogs. White and ...
This year, following the end of a successful mushroom picking season, the eleventh manifestation dedicated to the autumn forest delicacy - mushroom will be held in Brtonigla.
The traditional celebration of mushrooms "Mushroom days" will be organized by the Buje area mushroom pickers' association "Boletus" - Brtonigla branch, in cooperation with the Brtonigla Tourist Board and the Municipality of Brtonigla.
Interesting and educational workshops and lectures will be held to familiarize the visitors with the world of mushrooms and ...
Autumn brings plenty of gourmet manifestations in Northwest Istria. One of them will take place in Momjan on the occasion of St. Martin's Day (locally known as Martinje). Local winemakers and caterers will offer menus combining white truffle and Momjan Muscat as the Momjan Muscat and Truffle Days take place from 1 - 11 November 2015.