Today, Rabac is a well-known tourist resort. By the middle of the 19th century, it was a small fishermen village with hardly ten houses. Due to the beautiful bay and splendid, tame surroundings, it soon attracted first visitors. In 1876, Richard Francis Burton, an English writer, and a passionate traveler, was among the first tourists who stayed in Rabac. Having seen Rabac and other places on the Istrian coast, he wrote a book of the same title ‘The Istrian coast’, describing, among other things, the beauties and charm of Rabac.
But Rabac offers much more than that. The breathtaking trails located in the vicinity will simply amaze you with their beauty but don’t be fooled, the course is technical and hard. Valamar Trail has captivated runners locally and internationally and It has quickly grown to become one of the best trail races in Croatia.
And of course, we do care about each trail runner, so we offer three different courses, from the short GREEN trail to the prestigious RED. With the start/finish line situated next to the sealine, this is probably one of the most beautiful places to start your adventure.
VALAMAR TRAIL RED
43,9 km | D+ 1.520 m | D- 1.520 m
Oh, yeah! Our longest course will give you everything you came for and more. Narrow single trails, a little bit of coasteering, deep forests, highest hills, steepest uphills, rocky hell, medieval town, and the greatest panoramas you can buy 🙂.
VALAMAR TRAIL BLUE
24,7 km | D+ 1.000 m | D- 1.000 m
A course for everyone. You will enjoy running over single trails by the sea, 24,7 km long course will give you enough to prepare yourself for the next year’s RED course.
VALAMAR TRAIL GREEN
14,5 km | D+ 580 m | D- 580 m
Our shortest course, for beginners only. 14,5 km long, or should we say short, the course will lead you from Rabac to the Standar summit and back, following the best single trails you can imagine.