September in Labin and Rabac
For the sixth time in a row, Bio Market – eco products fair brings the best of Istrian and Croatian eco products to the waterfront in Rabac. The fair gathers certified eco producers presenting their produce made in accordance with the local traditional way of production. Environment friendly agriculture reduces the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and protective agents, thereby respecting natural cycles and faming rules, and the goal of Bio Market is to encourage eco-friendly production. Enjoy healthy food from certified eco-friendly producers from various parts of Croatia and LAG Eastern Istria members, and healthy food preparation workshops.
Rabac waterfront, 5 - 10 PM
For years, the attractive MTB trails in Labin, Rabac and the surrounding area have attracted both professional and recreational MTB riders. This year brings a real adventure – MTB marathon class UCI C3, which is also XCP/XCM Croatian Cup class A and UCI C3 with three available races: 20, 40 and 80 km. Experience the joys of local macadam roads and lonely paths wandering along the sea and enjoy stunning panoramas of Istria and Kvarner. After a demanding race, treat yourself and dive into the sea which will regain your strength. Swim along the most beautiful Istrian beaches nestled in crystal clear sea water. Where the hills meet the sea, Valamar Terra Magica invites you!
Welcome autumn arrival at bike & gastro event Terra Albona Autunno. Spring edition of this popular bike race gathered 380 people from Croatia and abroad, so join this large group in the autumn edition of the bike race which runs through the most beautiful Labin area landscapes, and includes stops at local family farms, wine makers and restaurants offering indigenous Istrian food and beverages. Use the ideal opportunity for a whole family gathering and a trip with your friends and book your place from:
Run into autumn at the most famous Istrian trail race Valamar Trail. Choose one of three trail lengths- RED (56,5km) – coasteering, deep woods, the highest peaks, the steepest rises, the medieval town of Labin with the stunning panorama. BLUE (30,6km)- a trail along the sea, aimed for everyone. GREEN (11,8km) – for trail beginners, leading from Rabac to Standar hilltop and back. This year Valamar Trail offers extra special experience – three-day Trail running camp at Valamar Resort in Rabac, from 26 – 30 September, for beginners, as well as experienced trail runners who want to learn more about trail running, techniques, equipment and better preparation for training and races in general. The camp program includes Valamar Trail race fee.
The tradition of Rabac Regatta dates back to 1973 when it was one of the biggest and most popular regattas for Optimists on the Adriatic. This September experience the joy of sailing in OPT, L 4.7 and LRD classes in the waters of Rabac Bay. Discover the tradition of sailing in Rabac and relax with other autumn recreational activities in Rabac, trail and MTB races and the sea still warm enough to go swimming.
Visit this year's last handmade and gourmet fair called Istrian Lifestyle. Taste and choose from world-award -winning olive oil and local wines, meat delicacies- Istrian prosciutto, sausages, smoked pork loin, goat and cow cheese, home-made juices, jams, honey and olive-oil spreads. Immerse into the enchanting scents of natural cosmetics made of lavender and immortelle, and discover hemp products, including creams, oil and seeds. Listen to music evergreens and choose top-quality souvenirs made of olive tree and glass, or hand-made Istrian chocolate with biska (grappa) and juniper.
Rabac waterfront, from 7:00 - 10:00 PM