Parenzana in Vižinada

27th September 2020

Parenzana in Vižinada – the most popular bike race of Istria

The Parenzana race in Vižinada is not only Istria’s most popular race but also the closing race of the biking season for all cycling enthusiasts in the region. Whether professional or recreational, everyone is welcome.

Though the Parenzana was once a railway line leading from Poreč to Trieste, actively used for trade and transport between 1902 and 1935, it is now a long-distance hiking and cycling trail. This trail is particularly appealing for anyone wishing to discover the beauty and nature of Istria while remaining active.

Every year numerous Croatians and foreign amateurs and professionals compete in this race, beginning at 10 am in Vižinada’s main square. The atmosphere, green landscape, spectacular view, secret nature trails and interesting extra programmes all contribute to the success of this unique gathering for cycling lovers of all ages year after year.

For more information about the Parenzana in Vižinada and registration please email: