Top 3 sport events in Hvar this spring
Booking a spring holiday in Hvar? At this time of year, you can enjoy sunny weather without the hordes of visitors who visit Hvar city during the summer. In addition, you are more likely to see and do all the things you want without having to wait in crowded queues. Moreover, it is still not as hot, so many seize this opportunity to organize sporting events on the island.
Sunčani Hvar is more than pleased to work with fantastic partners Ötillö, Run Croatia with Mountain Madness and Meridien Ten who see the advantage of the island during off season and see a fantastic opportunity for sports!
MERIDIEN TEN BIKE CAMP | March 31 - April 5
Discover Hvar by bike! Considered the newest cycling getaway destination in Europe, explore the island’s inland trails, mountains and coastline. Join Meridien Ten’s cycling training camp, together with Mijo Bebić, who is a nutrition adviser and one of Croatia’s top cyclists and triathletes. Get your legs ready for the cycling season, work on your cycling technique and get the latest nutrition advices.
You can also bring your (non-cycling) partner with you, who can enjoy the sun, easy walking/hiking as well as all the perks of hotel Adriana.
All biking is completely supported; mechanical assistance as well as a support vehicle, offering daily refreshments, snacks, water and carrying your clothes, are included. Leave Croatia stronger and re-charged, with a clear vision how to continue training and stretching and optimize your nutrition.
ÖTILLÖ HVAR | April 6 - 7
Ötillö is back on Hvar for the 3rd year in a row! The official world series Swimrun starts on Sunday, April 7th, 2019 at 9:15 am on the Hvar main square. There is also a possibility to take part in the Sprint Hvar or Experience Hvar race, which covers distances of 11,800 m (10,200 m running and 1,600 m swimming) and 6,300 m (5,300 m running and 1,000 m swimming) in total. These are the two races that you can participate in without a partner.
The Swimrun in Hvar is considered the “season opener”. The total race distance is 40,425 m, with 31,590 m of running and 8,835 m of swimming. This sport is one of the fastest growing endurance sports in the world and one of the toughest adventure races. The world’s best teams come back to the Ötillö every year, many competing in a series of swimruns in a total of 7 different countries. Each year, there is a World Series winner in Men, Women and mixed category.
The weather in this period on the island of Hvar is perfect for Swimrun with temperatures of over 20 degrees and sea between 15 – 17 degrees.
This is a very unique race in a very unique place! So hope to see you there!
MOUNTAIN MADNESS HVAR | April 27
Mountain Madness Hvar together with Run Croatia returns to the island for its second consecutive year! Mountain Madness is an obstacle race designed to challenge your strength and endurance, but also elevate your skill, speed and ability to overcome the various obstacles awaiting you on the 7-km long track, regardless of weather conditions.
The first Mountain Madness took place in Ravna Gora, Gorski Kotar where it was a great success. Mountain Madness is more than just a fitness challenge; something that you can't experience every day and it cannot be compared to trail running or cross-country. The point of the race is not to be fast but to tackle every obstacle. We are looking forward to welcoming Mountain Madness back to Hvar – with more sea obstacles!
So, mark your calendar with the list of the top three sporting events this spring on island Hvar.