Asparagus Reign Begins
Whoever met the Green Queen of Istria will forever adore her! The arrival of spring also marks the start of the wild asparagus season that will enrich almost every culinary combination and creation. I strongly recommend that you try creamy asparagus soup at local restaurants (with some cream on top!) and reward your palate with the irresistible taste of nature. And then move on to the traditional fritaja or bacon-wrapped asparagus or… You will discover for yourself!
A New Wine Walks Season
True wine lovers are already counting down the days until the start of the new season of the popular Wine and Walk events that sell out in a blink of an eye. The Sweet Wine and Walk will be held on April 25th in Momjan, while the Istria Wine and Walk, which will be starting in Buje this year, will begin its two-day edition on May 16th. These cheerful hikes feature the tasting of top quality local wines, enjoying Istrian gourmet delicacies as well as plenty of good fun and just a tiny bit of hangover. What else is there left to say but – Cheers!
Time for Sports and Recreation
Many fans of the life on two-wheels will embark on a trip to Northwestern Istria in the spring, which is known for its bike trails but also for organized recreational rides, like the May Oleum Olivarum Bike ride. Prepare your tin pets, study the destination bike guide and embark on a cycling adventure! Those who prefer running will also come into their own because there is no shortage of beautiful running terrains surrounded by nature. And if you love sports challenges, be sure to sign up for the Umag Night RUN, which will bring together numerous runners from Croatia and neighboring countries in early June.
An Ideal Destination for Day Trips
What is spring without a day trip to nature? From visiting the Mirna Valley, through exploring the Motovun Forest to enjoying the water idylls of Škarline, Northwestern Istria offers an abundance of options for spring day trips enabling you to explore hidden corners of its nature. Pack your backpacks, gather some good company and get going!