Diverse Istria offers outstanding opportunities for all lovers of adventure, sport and recreation because here “something for everyone” is not just a cliché, and “boredom” is a word we simply do not know about

Istria is the chosen destination of many who like sport because it offers many opportunities for an active vacation in any of the year’s seasons. In the summer it is most often the sea sports like swimming, diving and sailing, but during the rest of the year this also includes horse riding, golf, hiking…

One of the most popular year-round activities in Istria is definitely cycling, as witnessed by more than 3000 kilometers of designated bicycle paths across hills and roads. The most attractive among them is a furnished track 78 kilometers long, which was once a railway named Parezana with tunnels, bridges and views that provide perfect opportunities for unforgettable experiences.

Apart from the many sports that everyone can participate in, Istria is also knows for its tennis tournament ATP Croatia Open in Umag, in which some of the best tennis players in the world have been participating for years. This competition turned Umag into one of the most attractive summer destinations.

The sport offering in Istria

Exercise is good for the body and mind, as well as the mood. So utilize your vacation time to have fun doing sport. The possibilities are endless and include, among other things:

  • classic sport like football, basketball, handball, table tennis or golf

  • cycling along the many paths across the hills and the coastline

  • embrace the magic of the endless blue sea swimming or exploring its depths through diving, and be active at a beach playing sand handball

  • try local sports like boćanje

  • horse ride by the seaside or through mainland Istria

  • have fun at the sea sailing, surfboarding or kayaking

  • feel the adrenaline ziplining, windsurfing, paragliding or kiting

  • connect with nature through nordic walking or free climbing