April in Labin and Rabac
Treat yourself with a unique spring gastronomic rhapsody available from fourteen restaurants in Labin area. Each restaurant offers two menus with asparagus and two menus with cuttlefish. Asparagus (called šparuge in the Istrian dialect) are known as the queen of Istrian forests and covert and the main ingredient of spring menu: from classic scrambled eggs (fritaja), traditional meat delicacies such as Istrian prosciutto with homemade pasta -pljukanci or fuži , to modern snacks - muffins with asparagus. Adriatic cuttlefish is caught in late winter and early spring, near a rocky coast, and the most famous specialty is the black cuttlefish risotto. Two-course menu is available from 80 kn, and the three course menu is 120 kn. Each menu includes a glass of wine. Days of Asparagus and Cuttlefish are jointly organized by Labin-Rabac Tourist Board and the Craftsmen Association of Labin.
This spring enjoy the biggest international trail race in Croatia ‘100 Miles of Istria’. From Labin, through Lovran, Buzet, Motovun and Umag, more than one thousand contestants will show their endurance in five different races: 173 km, 110km, 69 km, 42 km and 5 km road race. Kids’ 1.6 km trail race is traditionally held in the end of this competition. Medieval stone towns, mystic forests, red soil and glades with spectacular views overlooking the Adriatic will seduce you with their beauty.
+385 (0)98 98 31 255
As part of Earth Day celebration, for the 13th year in a row you can enjoy trekking on one of the most beautiful mountaineering paths in Croatia- Labin mountaineering path from Brseč to Skitača. East coast of the Istrian peninsula will delight you with its beauty. Spectacular views over the blue waters of Kvarner Bay and the islands of Cres and Lošinj stretch from Sisol hill top, southern end of Mount Učka ridge above Brseč, up to Skitača in the south of Labin peninsula. Take part in the exciting whole day trekking and the party held afterwards in a relaxing atmosphere of the mountaineering house on Skitača, led by the trekking organizer, mountaineering association Skitaci from Labin.
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Water is the source of life, and the springs were once the source of life for people in Labin. So walk down the Divine Springs trail which starts in Maslinica bay in Rabac. Climb up the old town of Labin runs through the most beautiful protected natural landscape in Labin area. The springs Vrućak and Blažićevo are located in next to the large waterfall, and streams will follow you on your way up. Waterfalls of the Pećina stream waterfalls overflow through the winding tuff barriers, and the mysterious Negri cave hides a well. In just a few minutes from the trail, on an old path that once connecting Labin and Rabac stand the ruins of the Romanesque church of St. Hadrian (12th / 13th century).The Šćurak well in Podvinje under the city walls served as the main town, while its surroundings was a large urban garden to which women wore water in heavy buckets (brente in the local dialect).Wealthy noble families had their wells for collecting rainwater (šterne in the local dialect) built in the courtyards of their palaces. Country houses used ponds (kalić in the local dialect) and grabbed water using a large dressed stone next to the pond which would help them take out the bucket. The water supply network was brought to Labin in 1937 when the town fountain was built on the San Marco promenade.
Trail length: 3.4 km
Duration: 1.30 h
Enjoy the most beautiful moments with your family on spring holiday at Valamar Hotels & Resorts in Rabac. Relax at the picturesque family hotel and apartments Albona Hotel & Residence 3* just a few steps away from the white pebble beach with natural tree shade. Dynamic family holiday fans will find numerous sports activities including scuba diving at diving centre, as well as plenty of fun at kids’ Maro Club and the nearby Teens Lounge. Additionally, the whole family will enjoy a wide selection of delicacies from the show-cooking restaurant. For special discounts for stays in May and June, visit: