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.
January 1st - a great day for a bicycle ride!
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 pastries. The route also leads through some of the Parenzana bicycle trail, then through the fields, back to Umag.
All guests who find themselves in Istria on January 1st are more than welcome to join this unusual bike ride. The trail is about 30 km long, and depending on your pace, you can finish it in two to three hours.
Start out the New Year on two wheels, breathing in the fresh sea air while enjoying the natural beauty of Northwestern Istria. Let the long year, that is still ahead of you, start out vigorously and full of life, with healthy resolutions you make for yourself and those closest to you.
Do not miss the first regional sports event of the New Year - make it more diverse and better by participating.
Welcome to the New year's bike ride!