Friday, 9 October 2020

Istria300 Demo Bike Race Tomorrow, Competitors Choose Between 155 And 235 Km

October 9, 2020 – Even though the official races are rescheduled for 2021, since it's impossible to organize a competition for more than a thousand participants, Istria will still be a favorite destination for cyclists this weekend as the Istria300 demo bike race starts tomorrow.

As reports, a joint demo ride for recreationists in Poreč will be organized tomorrow, October 10, 2020, by the Istria300 organizing team on the originally planned competition tracks of 155, 235, and 300 kilometers around the whole of Istria.

The program begins today with a welcome program at the Valamar Diamant Hotel in Poreč, and ends on Sunday, October 11, 2020. Due to great interest, the Valamar Diamant Hotel has opened additional accommodation capacities.

Valamar Riviera, together with the local community, is actively involved in the development of bike tourism in its Istrian destinations of Poreč and Rabac, so they also supported this new project Istria300, which takes place under the slogan "Ride your Limits!"

The organizers of this cycling event are Vladimir Miholjević, a former Croatian cyclist, and Julius Rupitsch, the organizer of the prestigious Großglockner Berglauf mountain race in Austria.

The organizers explain that the route will be closed to traffic during the ride and that all participants start and end the ride at the same place, in beautiful Poreč. Routes of 155 and 235 kilometers are offered, and participants decide which one to choose during the ride itself.

Istria offers ideal conditions for cycling, which makes it a desirable destination for many professional cycling teams who regularly come to races or winter training camps. And in addition to the world's cycling stars, many recreationists come to Istria who, through such events, have the opportunity to measure their strength and readiness on the same roads on which their sports idols rode before them.

The organizers of the Istria300 say that the impressive cycling routes on some of Istria's most beautiful roads and the most spectacular locations will provide the best cycling experience in the life of every motivated and ambitious cyclist.

The Istria300 race will be accompanied by the four-day Istria300 Expo from October 8 to 11 in Poreč. The participation for the race is free.



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Thursday, 5 December 2019

New Istria300 Cycling Race to Bring 1,000 Professional and Recreational Cyclists to Istria

December 5, 2019 - With the start and finish line in Porec, a new cycling event titled Istria300 will launch in October next year, which will bring as many as 1,000 professional and recreational cyclists to Istria, announced the Valamar Diamant Hotel.

Glas Istre writes that the specialty, and therefore the uniqueness of this cycling event, is behind its motto ”Ride your limits". Specifically, participants will be able to choose their desired distance from the three offered during the ride. Istria300 will ride on trails of 155, 235, and 300 kilometers maximum.

In addition to the race, as part of the event, the Istria300 Expo will be held in Porec from October 8th to October 11th, offering visitors and participants a handful of innovations from the cycling industry. In addition to sports facilities, many interesting lectures by renowned cycling coaches and nutritionists from World Tour cycling teams will be organized.

This international cycling event is organized by Vladimir Miholjevic, former Croatian cyclist and Julius Rupitsch, organizer of the prestigious Großglockner Berglauf mountain race in Austria.

“We chose Istria because it offers ideal cycling conditions. The routes include beautiful places, excellent infrastructure, as well as facilities for cyclists. In addition, the destination itself is made up of its people, and the overall impression will provide participants an unforgettable cycling experience,” said race director Vladimir Miholjevic, adding that Istria is rich in natural beauty, and even these routes do not cover everything, which leaves room for new plans. He also points out that there are not many places in the world where 300 kilometers can be driven on closed roads.

The organizers have set themselves the highest standards in organizing cycling events, and their desire is for athletes and cycling to profit as much as possible.

The mayor of the host city, Loris Persuric, said that he believed that October next year would be a truly active month as another motive for arrivals was created, thus prolonging the tourist season.

The director of the Tourist Board of Porec, Nenad Velenik, agreed, adding that Porec certainly wants to become a base for different profiles of athletes and various sports, such as handball, football, and cycling.

Valamar Riviera and its Istrian destinations Porec and Rabac are actively involved in the development of cycling tourism.

“We believe that the main levers for the development of bike tourism are content creation and offers for cycling tourists. The terrain configuration in Istria, the excellent infrastructure and facilities of our hotels, adapted to active guests and professional athletes, are the basis for the development of a great cycling tourism offer. At Valamar Riviera, we strategically develop the destinations where we do business using our resources and their full potential to offer our guests exactly what they are looking for,” said Davor Brenko, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Valamar Riviera, who supports this major project.

Brenko adds that the fully equipped bike center currently in Rabac is planned to open in Porec next year. Furthermore, the official partner of this event is the world-famous Israel Cycling Academy cycling team from Tel Aviv, which has as many as 29 wins this year, and is specific in that it brings together members of different nationalities.

"You have a great track configuration, beautiful sea, and a great climate, which is why we are a proud partner of the event. But we are especially looking forward to our stay in Istria and the excellent treatment at Valamar Diamant Hotel as a base for our training camp in Israel, given the beautiful destination, excellent service and organizational references we have seen in four appearances at the Tour of Croatia and this year's CRO Race,” said Kjell Carlström, Israel Cycling Academy team director.

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