September in Labin and Rabac

Istrian Lifestyle, 2 and 9 September

Enjoy authentic Istrian cuisine and handmade products’ fair in Rabac. This year’s final edition brings the finest award-winning olive oil from the world’s best olive region of Istria. Spoil your palate with the finest Istrian prosciutto, home-made goat cheese, toast with Labin area wines and choose natural juice for your refreshment. Find original souvenirs for your loved ones and choose hand-made ceramics produced in small family-run crafts shop, cosmetics and decorative items made of lavender, and learn the lace making technique. For your dessert, enjoy fresh and dried figs and home-made jams. Feel the hospitality and discover products made by the local people while listening to Istrian and well-known evergreens live.
Rabac waterfront, 8 - 11 PM


Labin-Rabac Vertical Trail, 18 September

Following the tradition, SRK Alba from Labin this year organizes Labin Rabac Vertical trail race. It’s a short trail race, 5.9 km long race, with 290 m cumulative downhill and 290 m cumulative rise. The race starts at Labin Old town main square, leading the contestants to Rabac and back on a spectacular Sentona’s trail going down and up on Divine Springs trail.
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Rabac Regatta, 17 -18 September

The first Rabac Regatta was held in 1973 and it was one of the biggest and most popular regattas for Optimists on the Adriatic. This year races include Optimist, Laser 4.7 and Laser Radial classes. The first race is scheduled on 17 September at 11 AM, with total of five races followed by relax with Pasta party. On Sunday, 18 September after the regatta there's Pizza party and award ceremony. Application form is available from latest on 15 September.
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The 1st Summer Fitness Festival Rabac, 16 -18 September

'Move Me' Studio and Kangoo Club Croatia for the first time in the Istrian County introduce Summer Fitness Festival for all sport, fitness and dance fans. The Festival brings educations for instructors, various workshops, sport and fitness programs' presentations and lots of fun and sports contents promoting healthy lifestyle. Numerous instructors from Croatian and abroad are coming to the festival, presenting their fitness programs, workshops and educations: kangoo jumps, Zumba fitness, piloxing, hard body, flodance, aerobic, aerodance, step aerobics, mini trampolin, freestylepower, holistic workout, yoga and Pilates. Sport associations from Labin, sports clothing, equipment and food for fitness will also be presented.
Festival is held at the waterfront in Rabac. Admission is free of charge.
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New Valamar Girandella Resort 4* Rabac

Valamar Hotels & Resorts proudly presents a new jewel in their offer - Valamar Girandella Resort 4* opening in 2017. New fun amenities are waiting for you in a unique location next to the most beautiful Istrian beach Girandella. Valamar Girandella Resort 4* stretches around the most beautiful beaches on the Istrian east coast. It is surrounded with pine forest rolling down to white pebble beaches which ensures natural shade. Resort is car free, so you and your kids can roam around not worrying about traffic. Rich variety of sports and fun activities available in daytime, followed by several themed restaurants to choose from in the evening make this location a perfect quality holiday destination. Well-designed playgrounds and equipment suitable for all ages provide the perfect vacation for the young ones. Children can have fun with their parents or supervised by trained childcare workers, while teenagers can find their privacy or peers to hang out with.
If you are involved in a romantic relationship with your partner or you're looking for a place to relax and have fun, you'll be happy to find out that Valamar Girandella Resort 4* offers separate adult only areas. We've also provided unique Premium services: from the best views to perfect beaches, finest cuisine and extraordinary experiences.
Come, relax, rest deeply and properly in a completely new way.


Valamar Trail, Rabac, 1 October

Start autumn with an active weekend in Rabac and Labin area at Valamar Trail races. Trails are surrounded with Plomin Bay in the north and Raša Channel in the south. Contestants will enjoy in the spectacular views from Oštro, Skitača, Crna Punta, and Standar, old abandoned villages across the trail and Labin Old town streets. As many as five races offer something for everyone, from top trial racers to amateurs. Three races are aimed for the toughest racers: the longest 71 km trail with 2.400 m ascent and four ITRA qualification points for UTMB, mid 54 km race with 1.650 m ascent and three ITRA points and 44 km race with 1.460 m ascent and two ITRA points. Those of you who don't want to spent the entire day on the track, go for 23 km race with 730 m ascent (One ITRA qualification point), and amateurs can take part in short 13 km trail with 480 m ascent.
Application deadline is 15 September, and the races are limited to 300 contestants for the three longest races, while in the 23 and 13 km races there are no restrictions.