International bicycle marathon
Note the dates 05. - 07. October 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 90 km long route of Istria Granfondo Small and 136 km long route of Istria Granfondo Classic. Granfondo Classic passes through the central part of the Istrian peninsula, through Oprtalj, Motovun and returns to Northwest Istria. Both races start and finish in the beautiful Stella Maris Resort, just next to the ATP stadium in Umag. In order to catch your breath on the way, we have prepared a total of 6 refreshment stops.
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 will enjoy the views and tastings of Istrian dishes at the refreshment stops.
The marathon that brought together as many as 800 cyclists from 16 different countries, more than 300 members in the organization team, 150 volunteers as well as members of various cycling teams, this year has 120 prizes in store for the best cyclists and 20 prizes for the most numerous teams.
The rich accompanying program of 2018 offers well-known bicycle brands in the Expo zone, a children's program, Zumba kids, a bike balance competition, Wine & Bike Sea Tour, a fashion show, rich gourmet offer and most importantly - great atmosphere.