Sports events in Istria
The second International ISTRIA Istria Open Black Belt Cup will be held in the Novigrad Sports Arena from 24-26 May 2019.
These two days of international competitions are organized by the Sports Karate Centre (CZSK). In cooperation with Andromake communications agency, the centre will provide for the participation of at least 350 athletes from all over Europe.
CZSK is affiliated with IKU (the International Karate Union). For the second time, CZSK-IKU will be cooperating in Croatia to host the ISTRIA KARATE OPEN 2019, offering all karate ...
Transadriatica, the traditional Venetian regatta, will sail again into the port of Novigrad to connect the two shores of the Adriatic.
The start of the enjoyably warm season, the participation of numerous crews (some pursuing sporting ambitions, some more socially oriented), the eye-catching futsal and bocce competitions between the crews and their hosts in Novigrad, all imbued with great hospitality and a sincere welcome from both the local population and the local government, have proved to be a winning combination for the success of ...
Mark the date 8 June 2019 and take part in the Umag Night RUN, a seaside night race. Run beneath the stars on a 2.5K, 5K or 10 K course and experience a fantastic atmosphere and fun well into the late evening. The race starts at 9:00 PM at Stella Maris Resort, and the finish line is at the same spot with food, a pasta party and an entertainment programme.
As a part of the evening programme, we will also be preparing mini Kid's RUN 400 and 800m races, starting at 8:30PM. After the race, there will be a pizza party and an extensive, ...
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, ...
Let your little athlete take in all the positive basketball energy he can during his 7-day stay in Umag. From 7 to 20 July 2019 the Basketball Camp Umag for youngsters from 9 to 16 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.
With a thirty-year tradition, the international Plava Laguna Croatia Open Umag is the oldest tennis tournament in Croatia, and is undoubtedly one of the most esteemed and prestigious tournaments in the region.
It always stands out in the ATP calendar as a place of world-class tennis peppered with a rich side programme of tourist, gourmet and entertainment events.
The celebratory 30th edition of the tournament, held from 12 to 21 July 2019, will once again make Umag the center of one of the most important social events in Croatia, ...
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.
The entire ...
The village of Radini in the vicinity of Brtonigla will host the 20th 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 & Wine 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.
A 25 kilometre long trail will give you sufficient time to enjoy the beauty and energy selflessly offered by the ...
Register for the 5th edition of the hilarious marathon Istrian Wine Run from 07. September 2019. 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.
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 04.10. - 6.10. 2019. and sign up for the international cycling marathon Istria Granfondo. The eighth 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 Sunday, 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.
This year, for the fourth time, Novigrad will host the Istria Youth Cup, an exceptional international youth football tournament for boys up to 15 years of age.
As in previous editions, this year’s tournament will bring together the youth teams of some of the best known and highly renowned football clubs from Europe and other continents.
Momian MTB marathon will take place in Momian, at 11 a.m. on November 10, 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.