Sports events in Istria
ITF GMP CUP Umag, a big open championship for veterans, will be held in the westernmost Croatian town in late May.
This is an elite tournament of the so called grade 1, gathering 380 male and female players from 24 countries. The contests will be organized in several age-categories and the brilliant moves of tennis veterans will fire up the attractive courts of the tourist town of Umag.
ITF GMP CUP is one of the most important grade 1 tournaments worldwide, gaining that status by an extraordinary decision of the ITF in 2010. Last ...
Grožnjan, the ancient Graeciniana - the town of artists, will host the fifth recreational bicycle ride in a row in June! “Artistic Grožnjan” is meant for everyone wishing to enjoy the most spectacular landscapes of north-western Istria on two wheels.
The 27 km-long trail starts in the centre of a picturesque town, is of medium difficulty and ridden on macadam, as well as down enchanting forest paths. The ride begins at 2 p.m. and passes through the villages of Bibali, Marušići, Kornarija and Martinčići. For unobstructed enjoyment, it ...
No. 1 Basketball Lessons in Umag
Let your little athlete take in all the positive basketball energy he can during his 7-day stay in Umag. From 20 to 27 June 2015 the Basketball Camp Umag for youngsters from 10 to 18 years of age will provide your child with the following:
• Education led by a team of experts
• Meeting the biggest names in basketball
• Top training conditions in a safe environment
• Fun time with the peers
Recreational MTB bicycle ride, held in the framework of a local festivity for the last couple of years in early July, will start again this year in Marušići in the vicinity of Buje. The ride starts and finishes in front of the Marušići community centre and all lovers of nature and recreation, locals and tourists alike, are welcome.
The trail is around 35 kilometres long, winding through forest paths, meadows, hillocks and picturesque landscapes of the upper Bujština region. It occasionally overlaps with wine roads, connects springs, ...
In mid-July, on 11 July 2015 to be precise, as part of the manifestation "The Days of Kanegra", a recreational race named XC Kanegra will take place and raise your summer level of adrenaline.
It is an XC or cross country race whose route runs through the hills of Umag's Kanegra Resort, a favourite gathering place of mountain biking lovers. The choice was not accidental because this site, apart from the beautiful beaches, has numerous rocky forest trails ideal for an escape from the summer heat. As well as for some exciting racing.
Held in Umag for more than 25 years, the Summer ATP Tournament is the climax of the tourist season in north-western Istria, and is one of the most important sports and social events in Croatia.
The town is then host to world-ranking tennis players, while the cream of society, journalists and reporters, sports experts and tennis aficionados spend time in and around the luxurious tennis complex Stella Maris.
The incontestable king of this tournament is Carlos Moya. Although he retired from professional tennis in late 2010, it will ...
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 ...
In addition to olive trees and panoramic views, Istrian Krasica is adorned with an exceptional mountain biking setting, which was proved last year when the XC Krono Kavrijana chronometer race took place.
The prepared trail has all the aspects of an XC trail, and is ridden in the surroundings of Krasica with the start and the finish in the village. The route is circular in shape, with a length of about 7 km in one direction, and the same length back. The surface is diverse, there is very little asphalt, some narrow profile forest ...