Top 6 events in Hvar this spring
This spring witness or take part in six exciting events on island Hvar. In addition to completely refurbishing Amfora and Adriana, the preparation for TOP World Events is already under way and Sunčani Hvar brings you the selected six that you shouldn’t miss out on!
Over the past decade this regatta has become one of the most famous Adriatic business regatta and one of the best boat gatherings there is. It has been held in Hvar for a number of consecutive of years and each year there a considerable number of participants, but also spectators who arrive to Hvar in order to witness some great sailing on one of the most beautiful islands in the Adriatic. Witness the difference in the way the crews steer depending on the weather conditions and winds – our famous Dalmatian winds “bura” and “tramontana”. After announcing the winners, stay tuned for lively entertainment to celebrate yet another Easter Regatta on the island!
Hvar Wine Run
Do you love running? Do you love wine? Then this is the perfect spring event for you. For the first time this year, we are introducing Wine Run, powered by Run Croatia. The start is at the main Hvar square, leading you through the fortress, up to the Observatory and down towards Pokojni dol. While running you can enjoy excellent wine from Zlatan Otok at every refreshment point next to the water provided. The winners will receive one of the prizes from this top quality wine producer. During the weekend, Sunčani Hvar Hotels offers the participants of Wine Run accommodation at a very friendly price point at hotel Amfora. When booking, use code RUNHVAR2018 to book during the weekend of 20.04.-22.04. Rates for Amfora are EUR 45 for a single room and EUR 55 for a double room, breakfast included!
ÖTILLÖ Swim and Run
We are pleased to announce that ÖTILLÖ will once again take place on our stunning island Hvar. This particular race, which was declared by CNN in 2012 as one of the toughest endurance races in the world is held in the most beautiful places in Europe. Therefore, it is no surprise that Hvar is once again one of the selected destinations. Hundreds of individuals will be running and swimming in pairs, hooked by a rope during the entire race, whose endurance and strength will be tested on a total of 9 km of swimming and more than 30 km of running. Others that would like an introduction to the sport of Swimrun may take part in the Sprint that totals to 10 km of running and 2.5 km of swimming. Take a look at the event from last year and be sure to come and witness the start of the race at the main square in Hvar at 11:00 on April 7th for the ÖTILLÖ Sprint and at 9:00 on April 8th for the ÖTILLÖ Swimrun.
Bike Spring Training Camp
Introducing our NEW Spring bike training camp, April 22nd - 29th at hotel Amfora! BOOK NOW (Choose: Hotel Amfora and enter the set dates) and explore the very best of Hvar by bike! Over the years the island has become the new European cycling getaway; so book your holiday in Croatia and get your legs ready for the cycling season with Pro Cyclist Franco Pellizotti from Team Bahrein Merida. The team held their training camp last December in hotel Pharos so Mr. Pelizotti is very well acquainted with our island roads. The one-week long training camp includes sport massages, personalized diet plans from pro nutritionists, personalized training plans, sport food supplements and most importantly training with a Pro Cyclist from Team Bahrain Merida! Explore the entire island of Hvar and its perks, including the beautiful Stari Grad Plain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that will make you feel like part of its history!
150 years of Organized Tourism in Hvar
As we all know 2018 is a very big year for the town of Hvar, as it celebrates 150 years of organized tourism. Preparations are ongoing since the beginning of the year to celebrate this historic event through a series of minor cultural, sports and music events. Namely, on the 15th of May 2018 the town will mark a century and a half of tourist tradition, so there will be a big celebration to mark this special date. Undoubtedly the beauty and rich cultural heritage of island Hvar have influenced the beginning of organized tourism since 1868, when the first organized group of tourists arrived in Hvar, today one of the world's most famous tourist destinations.
FOR (HVAR) Trail Running
For the very first time, this type of event is organized in Hvar. The difference between this type of running and Hvar half-marathon is that it includes trail and trekking, with three different trail lengths which are organized by the Trail and trekking club STRKA. The tracks are marked as Small (6 km), Medium (10 km) and Long (22 km), with the Long track being the one for more experienced runners. Accommodation can be booked for EUR 37 bed and breakfast per person at hotel Pharos for all participants of FOR Trail, just use code FORTRAIL when booking. If you are participating and would like to stay in another hotel, you can stay with any Sunčani Hvar Hotels on dates 25th-27th May and receive a 20% off when paying at the hotel.