Whether you seek a serene retreat in the heart of nature or a lavish urban sanctuary, our carefully selected properties offer the epitome of opulence and tranquility. But today, we want to steer our focus toward a different kind of escape—an escape into the world of cycling, adrenaline, and breathtaking landscapes. Croatia, a land known for its stunning beauty, is transforming into an exhilarating sports arena, and we couldn't be more excited to share this thrilling event with you. The 8th edition of the CRO Race, an international cycling extravaganza, is set to captivate audiences from September 26th to October 1st, 2023.
CRO Race: Cycling Meets Croatia's Beauty
The CRO Race is a superb cycling event comprising six exhilarating stages that weave their way through the heart of Croatia. This event not only showcases the natural wonders of this picturesque nation but also attracts some of the world's best individual cyclists and teams. Participants hail from various categories, including UCI WorldTeams, UCI ProTeams, and UCI Continental Teams, making it a true spectacle of talent and determination.
With a total distance of over a thousand kilometers to cover, cyclists will embark on a breathtaking journey before crossing the finish line. What sets this event apart is its global reach, as it will be broadcasted on six continents and in more than 190 countries. Audiences worldwide will have the privilege of witnessing some of the most beautiful landscapes Croatia has to offer.
The CRO Race has a storied history of drawing cycling's biggest names, with past participants including Mark Cavendish, Vincenzo Nibali, Giacomo Nizzolo, Adam Yates, Matej Mohorič, and many others. In the previous edition, an impressive six UCI World Teams, totaling twenty teams, participated, including the Tour de France winner, Jonas Vingegaard. Notably, the CRO Race holds a special place on the international race calendar, endorsed by the UCI (World Cycling Organization).
What truly sets the CRO Race apart is its choice of starting and finishing locations. The event strategically selects some of Croatia's most representative destinations, including national and nature parks, to connect the north and south while showcasing the unique beauty and contrasts between the coastline and the mainland. This year, there's an exciting addition—the start and finish of one of the stages will take place on the Croatian islands, adding a captivating twist to the competition.
But the CRO Race is not just about cycling; it also promotes a healthy and active lifestyle. It aims to inspire younger generations by offering the Kids CRO Race, a virtual cycling race designed for school-age children. This initiative aligns perfectly with Escapian OTA's commitment to fostering well-rounded, enriching travel experiences.
As we look forward to the 2023 edition of the CRO Race, we can't help but anticipate the thrill, beauty, and sportsmanship it will bring. Stay tuned for more details on the stages, mileage, and participating teams, as we prepare to immerse ourselves in the heart-pounding action of the CRO Race while savoring the elegance and luxury of Escapian OTA's luxury villas. Join us on this unforgettable journey!