The start of Terra Albona is in 2015 when the first bike tour was held with 35 enthusiasts, the creators of Terra Albona. With the next year we set out even braver, so on 18 September 2016 the City of Labin, LAG Istočna Istra and BBK Istra bike organize the second recreational Terra Albona bike tour around the family farms of Labin. The response was excellent and more than 200 citizens applied for participation on the 28 kilometres long route. The participants then visited three family farms in Nedešćina, Eržišće and Tomažići where they tasted local delicacies.
In 2017, the partnership expands and apart from the City of Labin, the LAG Istočna Istra and BBK Istra BIKE we are accompanied by the Istrian County – Administrative Department for Tourism, Istrian County Tourist Board, Labin-Rabac Tourist Board, Kršan Tourist Board, Kršan Municipality, Sveta Nedelja Municipality and Raša Municipality.
The third gathering also meant a larger number of registered participants compared to the previous two years, a large number of cyclists and recreational cyclists from the areas of towns and municipalities of the Istrian County and Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, as well as the neighbouring Slovenia. The news is that besides the recreational version we also hosting a mountain bike route this year.
For the first time, the bike tour is aligned with the Wild Plant Festival as the final route.
Due to big interest, apart from the spring bike tour held on 23 April 23 2017, we also decided to organise the autumn tour that was held on 30 September 2017, also with a large number of participants.
Spring edition in 2018. Was held on 29 April 2018 and has had 380 participants from Croatia and Slovenia.
Terra Albona is an incentive for a healthy lifestyle on two wheels through the lively scenery of the Labin area and its surroundings!
RECREATIONAL – A recreational or family route is intended for all ages, it is not demanding and offers a pleasant ride combined with abundance of spring experience through the villages of the Labin area. It leads through settled places, local roads bordered by dense forests, meadows and vineyards.
MOUNTAIN – The route is intended for endurance bicyclists, to provide an adventurous and different experience through vivid landscapes. The track consists of an asphalted substrate, macadam and a forest path, which gives the opportunity to get acquainted with the landscape of the Labin region. The route length is usually about 35 km. For those who get stuck on that route or do not make it to the finish line, a pick up vehicle is be organized.
The registration fee for the event participants is HRK 60.00 (8,5 eur) per personfor payments made until April 22, 2019, and HRK 80.00 (11,00 eur) per person for payments made after April 22, 2019. For children younger than 10 the registration fee is not paid. Registration fee is paid in advance through bank payment, and on the day of the event there will be no possibility to pay the registration fee.
Payment of the start fee is done by bank transfer to the account:
Recipient: BIKE 4 YOU D.O.O., SLOBODE 84, 52221 RABAC
IBAN: HR3423400091110992706, PRIVREDNA BANKA ZAGREB
Payment description: Start fee for the Terra Albona cycling event – Name and surname of the competitor (mandatory!)
Rules and important information
Applications for the spring Terra Albona bike tour are accepted by 25 April 2019.
The start of the bike tour is from Dubrova Sculpture Park at 10.00 am (gathering at the Dubrova parking lot), and registration starts at 9.00 am. After registering, all participants get bracelets to be able to participate in the tasting on refreshment stations.
The number of participants is limited, the start fee is paid while applying bank transfer, and in case of cancellation the start fee shall not be refunded.
For the participants of the bike tour, the organizers shall provide:
Bike tour organization with expert guidance
Start Package: Bottlesfor the first 100 participants
Tasting local delicacies on refreshment stations and lunch
For all those who do not own a bike, BIKE CENTAR RABAC will offer the option of bicycle rental, and there will be an option for the bike tour participants to return to Labin from Kršan with van specialised for bicycle and cyclist transfer, this option must be mentioned when applying for the bike tour.
All Terra Albona bike tour participants ride at their own risk and the organizers do not bear any legal consequences in the event of bodily injury or damage caused to bicycles.
Also, the organizers are not liable for the behaviour of participants to other participants or third persons. Cyclists are obliged to ride only on recommended routes, follow the instructions of the organizers and volunteers, and observe traffic rules on the road.
Refreshment stations for resting stops!
The first station of the recreational bike tour will be the Palace Battiala – Lazzarini in Sveti Martin who will offer typical Istria specialties.
The second station, i.e. lunch, will be hosted by restaurant Stare staze in Kršan.
On the last station after the lunch, we will go to the Amphitheatre of Sculpture park Dubrova, where we sip some wine of the winery Goran Baćac to conclude our bike tour.