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Granfondo Nevio Valčić
GRANFONDO NEVIO VALCIC
The GFNV 2018 race, will begin at the southern tip of picturesque Istria, or the Land of Magic - Terra Magica as it is often called.
From Medulin cyclists will ride on the local roads going through its picturesque surrounding areas, before reaching the ancient city of Pula with its extraordinary cultural heritage. Next on the GFNV route is Loborika – iconic village where some of the greatest Croatian cyclists were born, including Nevio Valcic. From Loborika, participants will go through the small medieval town Gračišće known for its Wine festival.
Next on the route is a small historical village Barban situated on the plateau separating the Labin from Pula area. This village developed into the fortified castle with round and square towers, defensive walls and big and small town gates as well as the citadel. Participants will ride through the town’s gates and turn west onto D66 state road, an old major road connecting eastern coast of Istrian peninsula with Pula, towards Krnica yet another Istrian jewel with evocative marine landscapes. From Krnica GFNV race continues towards Medulin Riviera where it will finish in a beautiful fishing village of Medulin.
This year’s edition of GFNV race is part of the prestigious Cup Inbici Top Challenge, which brings together the most important and most beautiful cycling events of this type in Europe. The organizer of this Cup is a ‘Sports Society Inbici Cycling Team’ from Italy.
There will be 2 GFNV courses:
Granfondo - 140km / Mediofondo - 60km
GRANFONDO 140KM, Difference of elevation 1600m
9.00 h STARTING TIME
MEDULIN - PULA - LOBORIKA - MARČANA - KRNICA - STANCIJA SVETI ANTON - BRATULIĆI - DOBRANI - HRBOKI - BARBAN - JURIĆEV KAL - SALAMUNIŠĆE - SVETA KATARINA - PIĆAN - GRAČIŠĆE - BAZGALJE - ŽMINJ - CERE - MELNICA - INDUSTRIJSKA ZONA BARBAN - GLAVANI - DIVŠIĆI - STANCIJA CELIJA - PINEŽIĆI - MARČANA - LOBORIKA - RADEKI POLJE - VALTURA - ŠIŠAN - ŠIKIĆI - PUT FORTICE - MEDULIN
ca 14.00 h - ARRIVAL
MEDIOFONDO 60KM, Difference of elevation 800m
9.00 h STARTING TIME
MEDULIN - PULA - LOBORIKA - MARČANA - KRNICA - PRODOL - FILIPANA - DIVŠIĆI - STANCIJA CELIJA - PINEŽIĆI - MARČANA - LOBORIKA - RADEKI POLJE - VALTURA - ŠIŠAN - ŠIKIĆI - PUT FORTICE - MEDULIN
12.00 ca h - ARRIVAL
Get to Croatia by flying to Venice. Venezia Lines departs daily from Venice to all major resorts in Istria. Day trip tickets available to Venice, to make your Istrian holiday even more memorable.
Ready to feel some adrenaline? Try something fun and new – visit the best adventure park in Istria – Glavani Park. All those who are brave enough, (or feel like they want to be brave ), regardless of their age, will enjoy themselves swinging about amongst the trees.
Istra Inspirit is a series of events that revive history, Istrian myths and legends at authentic locations. Take an opportunity to experience extraordinary magical adventures possible only in Istria!
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