Sports events in Istria
Run for your weight in wine!
Register for the 2nd edition of the hilarious marathon Istrian Wine Run on 6 September 2015 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.
The 29th Istraturist Cup for Juniors will be gathering young tennis players eager to win new points again this year. 250 players from 25 countries (both boys and girls) will try to win as many valuable Tennis Europe (3rd category) points taking part in a series of matches.
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.
Reserve your place at the most popular Cro Cup cycling race, Parenzana Cube, and truly enjoy cycling through Istria . Participate in the marathon race scheduled for 27 September 2015 alongside the best cyclists in the region, on the renovated section of the legendary Parenzana railroad .
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!
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.
Momian MTB marathon will take place in Momian, at 13 a.m. on November 8, 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.
MTB club Grožnjan will make sure your winter holidays in Istria don’t turn into mere enjoyment of fine food and wine. The Christmas Bike Tour , organized by the club, will start from the main town square at midday on 19 December 2015. Spiced up with the winter feel and relaxed holiday atmosphere, this friendly race will shake up the dormant rhythm of winter and rouse excellent mood.