Sports events in Istria
Run for your weight in wine!
Register for the 3rd edition of the hilarious marathon Istrian Wine Run from 03. - 04 September 2016 and win a supply of Istrian wine in your total weight. The finish line is in Umag or, more precisely in Stella Maris resort (ATP zone), where the race party for the entire family will take place and the winner will be declared. 03.09. parents can register their child on the children's race whose route will be carried out around the lagoon resort Stella Maris.
On 22nd September at 16:00, Umag will host a bike tour to celebrate the European Car-Free Day.
Numerous cities throughout Europe and the world celebrate this day in different ways, all with the goal of raising the awareness of their citizens of health, quality of life and benefit to the environment.
The tour will start at the Sloboda Square; the path will follow the track of the Umag tourist train up to the tourist village of Katoro, continuing to the old port in Savudrija, and back to Umag.
Note the dates 30 September, 1 and 2 October 2016 and sign up for the international cycling marathon Istria Granfondo. The fifth edition of the marathon with the start and finish line in Umag and Novigrad will offer an even richer program this year.
The real challenge comes on Saturday, in Umag, on the routes for the bold and physically fit. Choose between the 95 km long route of Istria Granfondo Small and 141 km long route of Istria Granfondo Classic.
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.
Momian MTB marathon will take place in Momian, at 11 a.m. on November 13, to celebrate the day of the patron saint of Momian, St. Martin.
Since St. Martin is the patron saint of wine makers and wine growers, young wine is baptised on this day in many countries and regions.
The bicycle ride will start at the entrance to Momian, and participation fee is 40 kuna.
Participants will have lunch in a tent in Momjan, and refreshment will be available throughout the trail. A lottery is scheduled after lunch.
On December 15, 1902, a train covered the route between Buje and Poreč for the first time, driving along the at the time new narrow gauge railroad Parenzana. It was thus that the second section of the railroad previously connecting Trieste and Poreč was put into operation. With the total length of 123 kilometres, it wound through the green landscapes of northwestern Istria, connecting 33 Istrian settlements.