Sports events in Istria
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.
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.
Note the dates 18.10. - 20.10. 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.
Aminess Hotels and Campsites will once again be organising a fun race this year. This year's race will be even bigger and better, offering new routes that are longer and more challenging.
Register for our short 5 km/ 10 km race, which is perfect for enthusiasts, or find the ideal partner and run a relay together – because everything is better in twos. If you have a bit more running experience under your belt, register for the half-marathon (21km) and measure off against competitors from various countries.
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.
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.