Make the most of the gifts of spring by visiting Northwestern Istria! But where to start, what to experience? Here are some suggestions on how to spend the most beautiful season in the most beautiful destination! I’m already putting it in my planner, and you?
A bicycle, some good terrain and a scenic landscape – is there any better relaxation? Northwestern Istria is widely known for its bike routes, and spring is an ideal time to explore the destination on two wheels. It is also an ideal time to participate in recreational rides. In May, Oleum Olivarum Bike and Umag Bike are waiting for you, so now is the right time to start preparing and working on fitness!
It was in Northwestern Istria that I first had the chance to try real wild asparagus and it was love at first taste. The green “queen” is ideal in a variety of combinations, from soups and omelettes to risottos and casseroles. Spring signifies the beginning of the asparagus season at the destination so come and visit local restaurants and taverns and enjoy this healthy Istrian superfood. Your palate will be grateful to you.
Day Trips to Nature
For nature lovers, Northwestern Istria is the promised land, and spring and day trips to nature go hand in hand. Explore the Motovun Forest, enjoy the view of the Mirna river valley, relax in the watery oasis of Škarline, experience an underground adventure in the Mramornica Cave … Whatever you choose, you cannot go wrong and you will always want to come back for more, guaranteed.
Wine and Walk Events
True wine lovers are already ready to get going because in spring a new season of the famous Wine and Walk events begins: Sweet Wine and Walk will be held in Momjan on April 13th, while the Istria Wine and Walk is scheduled for May 18th in Buje. Prepare yourself for a walk in a paradise of nature while getting acquainted with the offer of local winemakers and having loads of fun with raised glasses. Cheers!
Sea Star Festival
Umag will also host the Sea Star Festival this spring, a great musical event that brings together top world and regional performers. If you love the modern sound and partying until dawn, you now know where you will be on May 24th and 25th. See you in Stella Maris!