Last week I wrote a piece about Dubrovnik, a unique UNESCO town in southern Croatia. Now we go all the way to the north to Umag on the Istrian peninsula. Umag is a very popular tourist destination because Umag has everything to offer for a great holiday. A beautiful tens of kilometres long coastline with a well-kept promenade, ideal for walking or cycling, you can sunbathe there, swim, there are many hotels, resorts, sports facilities (great place for tennis and soccer), green parks shaded by pine trees and parks with accompanying squirrels as entertainment!
Tennis in Umag
The reason to write a piece about Umag this week is the start of the famous Croatian tennis tournament Croatia Open Umag – 15 to July 24, 2016! Croatia Open Umag is one of the oldest and most famous Croatian ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) tournaments and has hosted several excellent tennis players since its beginning. Visitors can participate in diverse activities besides viewing the tennis tournament, such as the Istria Gourmet Festival, concerts and live performances.
For more information about the program you can look at www.croatiaopen.hr
Cycling around Umag
Cycling is very popular in Istria, thanks to the low hilly landscape, the clearly marked trails that are provided for makes it an ideal terrain for recreational and expert cyclists. One of the most popular cycle trail is the ‘Parenzana route’. Forests and streams, restaurants and wine cellars, hidden chapels and ancient ruins are all connected through the 18 cycling routes that cover almost 600 km. Click here for more information.
Walking in Umag
Besides cycling Umag is a perfect city for long walks over the well maintained 45km long beautiful promenade along the blue Adriatic sea and green parks. Furthermore, the Istrian tourism office has more information about many hiking trails in Istria.
Sailing and windsurfing
In addition to the various activities on land, the location of Umag sea is perfect for water sports such as sailing, windsurfing and diving. Visit the tourism office website of Istria for more information.
Walking in beautiful and varied landscape, cycling in Istria or in the interior along a river valley, swimming, sailing or diving in the clear blue Adriatic sea, bird watching in nature parks, playing tennis, relaxation in a natural spa; the opportunities Croatia has to offer are endless.
We from Croatia4me have some great ideas and tips to help you plan a day or more days out in specific regions in Croatia. These are just ideas you can add to your own holiday plans, you can follow the day to day ideas we have written below, or mix it all up or pick one or two items that …