The 100 miles course is the hardest and the most beautiful course offered. It stretches from the eastern part of Istria, over its highest mountain down to the mainland, and ends on the western part of the peninsula in the city of Umag. Along the route you will experience every possible aspect of trail running – really technical terrain, a little bit of coastering, old medieval towns, deep forests, city centres, old train route, muddy valleys, all spiced up with breath taking panoramas.
About 100 Miles of Istria Ultra Trail
100 Miles of Istria is a trail race consisting of 4 courses. The Red is a 100 mile course, undoubtedly the most gruelling yet most rewarding. The Blue course is 108km, Green 69km and lastly the Yellow 42km.
The course starts in the 3000 years old town Labin, climbs the Učka mountain and descends in Buzet where your drop bag will wait for you. After the well-deserved rest, the trail leads you to the smallest town in the world, the town of Hum, then to the medieval pearl Motovun and back to the finish in Umag. 173 km with 6.230 m doesn’t seem so hard but trust us, this course is very demanding and it shouldn’t be taken lightly.
Helpful information about 100 Miles of Istria Ultra Trail
The pre – registration starts August the prevous year and closes on March 1st unless the number of 2100 participants has already been reached.
First, you have to register yourself vis the online system STOTINKA.HR.
Upon registration, you will have to pay 100 euros payment via paypal or by bank transfer.
The finish of all the races and the centre of events will be in Umag where the road race at 5 km and Ledo 1 mile children race will be held.
Where to stay in Istria
There are plenty of hotels in a variety of locations in and around Istria, so whether you are seeking a family room, making a night of it in a luxury hotel or simply looking for somewhere to rest your head, there are lots to choose from nearby to suit all budgets, as well as, bunkhouses, hostels, houses, apartments and villas.
Things to do in Istria
The old town is the hidden gem of Istria so definitely worth a visit. There is also an aquarium several beaches and National Parks as well as Museums Paragliding and Zip line tours to name a few.
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