Crikvenica-Vinodol Riviera

The best active holidays are waiting for you on the Crikvenica-Vinodol Riviera

Crikvenica-Vinodol Riviera is one of the most picturesque parts of the Adriatic coast. We combine the marine landscape, green hinterland and continental forest areas with a perfect climate that brings refreshment in summer. The rich offer of sports facilities on the Crikvenica-Vinodol Riviera allows you to actively engage in sports in all seasons. In the summer months, you can perfectly balance your beach holiday by enjoying sports activities. Recreation will help you stay in shape in the colder months.


A large number of outdoor activities are held on the Crikvenica Riviera throughout the year. Special experiences in Crikvenica during spring and autumn, the Crikvenica Tourist Board has transformed into the Experience Crikvenica (Outdoor-Gastro-Wellness) program. The project includes outdoor activities and recreation, relaxing wellness programs in hotels and health institutions in the Riviera area and special gastronomic offers in selected catering facilities on the Crikvenica Riviera.

Regardless of whether you are a lover of walking, running, cycling or some other sport, whether you are a recreational or athlete, Riviera naturally imposes itself as a beautiful backdrop for your activities (outdoor), as an oasis of harmony in which you can carelessly relax (wellness) and as a top hostess who will serve you tradition on a plate (gastro). This year's spring edition of Experience Crikvenica will last from April 20 to May 18, and autumn from October 26 to November 24.

In March, a pickleball tournament was held for the first time in Crikvenica, which hosted domestic and foreign players. It is a sport that can be played on outdoor and indoor courts. April will be brightened by the Spring Bike Tour (April 20) and hiking (April 21). For several years in a row, we have been delighted by gymnasts from Denmark, whose performance is a real attraction. This will be the case again this year – in Crikvenica on June 4, and in Selce on June 6. Join them!

For years, Rivijera has been one of the hosts of the Crikvenica Cup (June 7-9), the international children's football tournament, as well as the Basket Crikvenica Cup (June 14-16)." Open-air tennis and table tennis tournaments are also held, and we would like to single out the picigin tournament that will be held for the first time in Crikvenica on June 28-29 in Crni Molo bay at the Main City Beach. This year will be held the 114th Swimming Marathon Šilo – Crikvenica, traditionally on August 15, the Feast of the Assumption.



Sports event Fit4Novi will be held this year for a longer period (April 20 – June 2) and through April and May will have 4 organized Nordic walking on newly marked trails and two storytelling cycling tours that will accompany the gastronomic offer and getting to know the destination (May 5 and 12). The grand finale of the event will be marked by Children's Day on May 30, with an all-day program for the youngest and numerous tournaments in the period from May 30 to June 2. It is an event involving numerous clubs and associations from the city area, and many activities are open to the public and visitors and citizens are happy to get involved. The event aims to promote a healthy lifestyle and introduce visitors to the beauty of our region – both by the sea and the spacious green hinterland. Caterers will also be included in everything by offering special menus for this period of the year with seasonal ingredients.

For the first time, this year on May 4, the Novi Trail will be held with two 6 and 10.5 km races and children's 100 m and 200 m races by age. Running tours will pass along the hinterland in the direction of the Vineyards of the Pavlomir Winery, while the children's race will be held on korzo of Croatian defenders. There are numerous project partners who, through special offers for runners and rich prizes, have joined the realization of this outdoor story, which is organized in cooperation with the Run Croatia team.

Throughout the year, several sailing regattas and Sails of Vinodol will be organized, a one-day event on August 9th that gives the opportunity to all visitors to feel the magic of sailing with a professional crew. Sailing requires prior registration and fish specialties are prepared for all registered after sailing, on the waterfront.

Especially cheerful and already traditional futsal tournaments that are held in Donji Zagon from 10 to 13 June and in the center of Novi Vinodolski on the playground of small sports through two weekends of July, namely on July 19-21 and 26-28. Novi Vinodolski is also one of the hosts of the Crikvenica Cup children's football tournament (June 7-9).



During the spring in four terms: March 24, April 20, May 19 and May 26, interpretation walks will be held through the Vinodol Valley and the forest area of the Vinodol Municipality – Hodeć puten naših star. Hiking activities will overcome the demanding karst terrain, but also visit numerous cultural and historical sights of the Vinodol Valley such as castles, towers, Vinodol springs and perila...

From 24 to 26 May in Vinodol will be celebrated World Sports Day through a series of events – Weekend of Sports in Vinodol. The program begins on Friday, May 24th with a culinary workshop at hostel Mali Pariz in Grižane where healthy menus based on Mediterranean and local dietwill be presented. In the atrium of the hostel there will be a fitness workshop through fitness exercises. On Saturday, May 25, Vinodol will be ridden by a cycling tour with a finish at the Hotel Village Balatura, where the Pilates and Zumba program will be held at the same time. Upon completion of the sports part of the program, participants will be able to participate in the culinary workshop of vegan and vegetarian cuisine of Hotel Village Balatura. The event ends on Sunday, May 26 at Tribalj Lake with psychophysical breathing exercises, a meditation preceded by an interpretive walk around Tribalj Lake.

For the third year in a row in the autumn term, more precisely on September 28th, on the occasion of marking the World Tourism Day, a cycling tour with Vinodol will be held under the name Od kaštela do kaštela. The project will be realized in cooperation with the members of the Crikvenica Cycling Club. In addition to mastering the demanding terrain, participants of the cycling tour will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the natural beauty of the Vinodol Valley and the historical heritage of the people of Vinodol. Refreshments and transportation will be provided for participants and for the purpose of promoting T-shirts and caps.

Program of activities


Hodeć puten naših star – March 24, April 20, May 19 and May 26

Fit4Novi – April 20 to June 2

Experience Crikvenica – April 20 to 18 May

Novi trail – May 4

Sports weekend in Vinodol – May 24 to May 26

Children's Day and tournaments in Novi Vinodolski – May 30 to June 2

Crikvenica Cup – 7 June to 9 June

Futsal tournament in Mali Zagon – 10 – 13 June

Basketball Crikvenica Cup – June 14th to 16th June



Picigin tournament – 28–29 June

Futsal tournament in Novi Vinodolski – 19-21 and 26-28 July

Sails of Vinodol – August 9

  1. Swimming marathon Šilo – Crikvenica – August 15


Vinodol Cycling Tour – Od kaštela do kaštela – September 28

Experience Crikvenica – 26 October to 24 November

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