Sports events in Istria
Another exciting road cycling event Istria Granfondo is just around the corner. Due to a large number of participants, the event will last a day longer this year – from 30 September to 2 October. The cyclists are in for 3 days of amazing bike rides, and those who enjoy cycling as recreation will be able to take part in a new activity – a guided tour City Cycle Tour with a Wine Break scheduled for Friday 30 September.
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 88 km long route of Istria Granfondo Small and 128 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.
Whether you’re a recreational or a professional runner, you simply can't miss these 5km and 10km races along the promenade and through the centre of lively Novigrad!
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.