Umag/Novigrad

Northwestern Istria is a destination that with its characteristics meets the interests and needs of all types of cyclists. This part of Istria, with its 19 maintained and marked trails which include the towns of Umag, Novigrad, Buje and Brtonigla is suitable for all mountain and road specialists, as well as for cycle-tourists. It will successfully host not only competitors in preparations for sport events, but also tourists and recreational cyclists.

This  part of Istria offers variety of mountain and road cycling routes including the brightest  jewel which is the cycling route Parenzana,  it's situated along the old narrow-gauge railway which used to connect 33 places in Istria (from Trieste to Porec).
Vineyards and olive groves, forests and streams, medieval towns on the hills are all part of the cycling story in which you can enjoy in Northwestern Istria.

There are numerous cycling events which are organized every year. Professional or recreational cycling competitions (more than 15 recreational events are organized per year) can be proud of great organization, top and unforgettable experiences.

The licensed bike hotels can follow high standards of accommodation for cyclists. Situated near bike trails, bike hotels offer sports nutrition, spa facilities, bicycle repair workshops, detailed information on routes and many other tailor-made services for cyclists.

» More information can be found in brochures
» List of all bike trails in the region
» Accommodation and services

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Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016, 2017 and 2018


  • Istria 52 Places To Go In 2017

  • 10 Best European
    Wine Destinations 2016

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.

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