Your two-wheeled darling has been equipped and serviced and is, just like you, in the best possible shape? Are you impatiently counting the days until the race? October is around the corner, so it won’t be long now… And while you wait for the new edition of this great marathon, it’s time to remind you of what is waiting for you during three exciting days in Umag and Novigrad.
As you already know, the seventh Istria Granfondo will be held on the weekend of October 5th-7th, 2018. Friday is mostly reserved for announcements of participants, division of numbers and chips, and on Saturday it all begins – the main race!
The cyclists can choose between two challenging routes: Granfondo Small (91km) and Granfondo Classic (127km). Both routes start and finish in the Stella Maris Tourist Complex in Umag, near the ATP Stadium “Goran Ivanišević”.
Participants can expect an adrenaline-packed Saturday afternoon, and they can enjoy the ride through the beautiful Istrian landscapes, featuring both sea views and inland landscapes. After the race, a ceremony announcing the winner will be held and a DJ at the after party will ensure that the great atmosphere continues well into the night.
On Sunday a slightly more relaxed ride is on offer: the Istria Granfondo Family & Gourmet Tour in Novigrad. This recreational bicycle tour will take the participants through the town and its surroundings, covering a total of about 25 km. As is is a gourmet tour, there will also be opportunities to taste delicious Istrian delicacies at the rest stops!
The diligent organizers have also prepared a rich program for the entire weekend, including bingo, Expo Zone exhibitions, bicycle shows, a fashion show, numerous tastings, as well as a lot of content intended for children.
Finally, a small reminder of what it looked like last year: