Sports events in Istria
With a tradition of 28 years, the international tennis tournament Plava laguna 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 ...
This year, Novigrad will once again host the preparations of the young selections of the English Premiere League club Manchester City, one of the most famous football clubs in the world. From 17-27 July some eighty members of the Manchester City football academy, or more precisely, the U-21, U-19 and U-18 teams, will stay in the Aminess Maestral Hotel and train on the football pitches of Aminess Hotels & Campsites and Laco stadium.
The folk festivity of Our Lady of Lourdes in the village of Radini nearby Brtonigla has been commemorating the appearance of the Virgin Mary for over eighty years. Our Lady of Lourdes allegedly appeared in 1922 to a local woman Marina Pirovich, who communicated to the pastor the wish to build a church in Mary’s honour. Although her story invoked religious fervour in the hearts of other inhabitants who supported the idea, the priest remained unconvinced until the pleas were finally granted by the next pastor Roberto Galetti.
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The village of Radini in the vicinity of Brtonigla will host the summer bicycle ride in a row, which apart from recreation and sport also provides an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the beauties of the Istrian nature and rural architecture.
The route winds through the surroundings of Brtonigla and the coastal part of Northwest Istria; it is around 35 kilometres long and conceived so as to acquaint the participants with all the variety of the local area - from the hinterland hamlets to the Adriatic coast and its tourist ...
You are an adventurer at heart. You like Istrian climate, people, culture and traditional food. You own a mountain bike, a helmet and a spare tyre tube. You don't know what to do on 15 August?
Look no further because we have a bike tour tailored to your taste!
San Rocco Bike Tour, paying homage to St. Roch, the patron saint of Brtonigla, offers you an opportunity to cycle in the capital of wine and Istrian gastronomy.
Run for your weight in wine!
Register for the 4th edition of the hilarious marathon Istrian Wine Run from 01. - 03. September 2017 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. 02.09. 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 06.10. - 8.10. 2017. and sign up for the international cycling marathon Istria Granfondo. The sixth 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.
Momian MTB marathon will take place in Momian, at 11 a.m. on November 12, 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.