Sports events in Istria
Note the dates 05.10. - 7.10. 2018. and sign up for the international cycling marathon Istria Granfondo. The sevnth 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 3 km/ 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
relay-half-marathon 10.5km + 10.5km 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.
From 09 to 13 October, the 3rd Istria Football Youth Cup international youth football tournament (U-15, boys born after 2001) will be held.
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.