Sports events in Istria
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.
Is there a healthier way to start out the New Year than participating in the afternoon MTB Ride, an event that Northwestern Istria has hosted for the past 1O years, on the first day of January? Probably not, if you ask recreation and nature lovers who regularly take part in this festive sports event. The New Year’s MTB ride sets off from the main town square in Umag at 12:00 am. The trail leads along the Adriatic Coast on the north, all the way to the tourist settlement of Kanegra. Cyclists stop here to toast the occasion and enjoy some ...
The fabulous days of winter, as these typically experienced in Istria in January along its shore facing the Adriatic Sea, are perfect for practicing recreational activities, especially cycling. After the New Year's holidays and the Befana (an Italian tradition which celebrates Epiphany using the character of an old witch, the Befana, who brings gifts to children) the northwestern part of Istria will host the Befana’s bicycle ride!
On Sunday, the 8th of January, the recreational Befana's bicycle ride will take place in the Bujština area. ...
The fifth edition of the football tournament, Istria Winter Cup, will be held in Novigrad and Umag on January 27 until February 5th.
Premier league teams from many countries have confirmed their participation, thanks to the reputation of this tournament that has been distinguished by quality and achievements from its very start. Its trump-cards are top quality accommodations and sports grounds, a favourable climate, quality food and many other services geared to athletes.
This March in Umag, the Istrian Riviera, an ITF Futures tournament will be gathering 120 players from 12 countries. The matches will be played between 28 February and 08 March in the attractive Umag Tennis Academy Centre in Umag, with a 10 thousand Dollar prize fund.
The Men's Tennis Tournament is just one of several taking place each year in the towns on the western Istrian coast under the common name of Istrian Riviera.
With a tradition of 28 years, the international tennis tournament Croatia Open Umag is the oldest tennis tournament in Croatia and undoubtedly one of the most prominent and prestigious tournaments in the whole region.
Since the very beginning in 1990, the tournament has hosted numerous excellent tennis players every year. Along with great tennis matches, visitors can enjoy a diverse entertainment and gourmet program, featuring a wide variety of food and beverages, as well as, concerts and live performances, all coming together to create ...
Note the dates 06.10. - 8.10. 2017. 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 88 km long route of Istria Granfondo Small and 128 km long route of Istria Granfondo Classic.