It's your climbing holiday
The region of Karst edge and Istria, a blessed Mediterranean location in the northern corner of Adriatic sea, is often called ‘The New Tuscany’ for its rolling hills, medieval towns and Roman remains, perfect climate and abundance of high quality rocks, which makes it without a doubt one of the best limestone climbing regions in the world.
It has been attracting climbers for decades and is one of the regular stops on the itinerary of Adam Ondra, with over 50 routes graded 8c and above. But of course, most crags are perfect for beginners and intermediate climbers, with huge areas like Crni Kal and Rovinj combining for 400 routes in 3 – 6c+ range. All in all, there are over 40 crags with about 3500 routes of all levels!
You can learn to climb in nice 15-meter vertical routes full of pockets or you can challenge yourself in a 55-meter overhang filled with tufas. What’s common for all the crags are perfectly equipped, top notch routes of all grades and the idyllic locations in countryside full of small villages, hilltop towns, castles and views of the sea.
In a span of 1 week you may taste the crags of three countries: the beautiful seaside locations in Italy, the historical and magnificent crags of Slovenian Karst edge or the fresh and breathtaking climbing all over Croatian Istria – they are all within the 2-hour driving radius. Regardless of your level, we’ll make sure you come home a better climber.
We’ll teach you proper belaying, training, climbing technique, mental aspects of climbing and how to deal with fear of falling. Our expertise, experience and high safety standards will have you focused solely on climbing when in a route. Check out the Crags section for some more information about climbing here.
But we’re sure you didn’t travel across the Europe to only stay at the crag all day. The region has so much more to offer for you to taste and experience. From history to the beaches, from fun ziplines to local cuisine – you’ll be telling stories of this trip for years to come.
Blessed with Mediterranean climate, the region can be visited all year round. Mild winters, fresh summers and little rain allow you to enjoy seaside or long walks in natural parks or through olive groves. You can go underground in one of the famous caves, feel the serenity of small abandoned villages or the hustle and bustle of seaside towns like Pula, Rovinj, Piran, Koper or Trieste.
Check out the Sights section for more info. We're sure you’ll want to return as soon as you get back home!