Baška Outdoor Festival – a weekend of activities perfect for adventurers

October 10, 2022 – October has been a dream month in Croatia. Temperatures are still in the 20s and might tempt you to spend time outdoors, doing all the activities. If you’re looking for something unique, fun and challenging this weekend, we’ve got you covered. Head to the island of Krk, visit the Baška Outdoor Festival and choose your favorite category. There is something for every taste.

So far, the seven successfully organized editions have confirmed that Baška is the ideal destination for an event whose ambition, from the start, was to become one of the leading outdoor events in Croatia. Baška Outdoor Festival is an event where professionals and enthusiasts of various sports and outdoor activities come together to enjoy the experience of one of the most exciting events on the island of Krk, which brings together all forces and Baška outdoor resources.

This most popular off-season event attracts many visitors to Baška, which is why the mid-October weekend (October 14 – October 16, 2022) is already traditionally reserved for the autumnal charms of Baška and many activities of outdoors, accompanied by a large gathering of outdoor and recreational athletes from all over Croatia, but also beyond its borders. All lovers of an active and sporty lifestyle will find an activity for themselves in the rich three-day program of this year’s edition of the festival, organized by the Baška Municipality Tourist Board in partnership with Valamar and many organizers of sporting events.

Baška Outdoor Festival offers five attractive outdoor sports programs – running, mountain biking, hiking, climbing and zip-lining – all with special accommodation benefits and numerous accompanying facilities that are richer than ever this year !

The program starts on friday october 14with the zipper and fly adventure, organized in cooperation with Zipline Edison. During Friday, Saturday and Sunday (on advance notice), all adventurers will be able, at a promotional price throughout the duration of the BOF, to try their hand at driving an all-terrain vehicle, walking in nature and descending on cables of more than two kilometers! The journey of a lifetime, with a total duration of about two hours, with views of Baška, the sea and the island of Prvić, and the beautiful rugged landscape, is a unique experience not to be missed!

On Saturday October 15, all Baška Outdoor Festival visitors will be invited to many challenges, perhaps the most important of which will be which activity to choose! In the competitive part for cyclists, Adria Bike organizes the 6th edition of the now legendary Krk’n’Roll MTB Marathon (e-bike and mountain bike), with three carefully prepared tracks of different lengths, 70, 46 and 27 km, intended for women and men. Trail enthusiasts will also be satisfied, the 12e edition of the first Croatian trail race Krk’n’Trail (Krk Island Trail), a competition organized by the Trekking League in three length/difficulty categories: 7, 14 and 24 kilometers. Both amateurs and those looking for greater sporting challenges will be able to enjoy the race. It should be mentioned that the course of the race includes still unknown trails from the southern part of the island of Krk, which cross some of the most beautiful bays around Baška!

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In recent years there has been a significant increase in interest in sport climbing, with Baška counting up to four equipped climbing areas, which will satisfy those who are new to climbing as well as those for whom conquering summits is a way of life. Due to the great interest in natural climbing in the surroundings of Baška, climbing was organized at two places – at the Portafortuna climbing site on Saturday October 15, and at the Beloved Stene climbing area on Sunday October 16. The well named Touch the sky The program is suitable for beginners (from 12 years old), and all lovers of heights will be introduced to climbing by the expert team of Anima Aventures.

On Sunday October 16, for those who prefer hiking, the Rocky Hill Hike Tour was organized along a 12 km route, Baška/Heritage hotel Forza – Batomalj – Bratinac – Gabri – Stanikovica – Vraca – Zarok – Baška, accompanied by a Promotiv Travel Outdoor expert guide . The excursion will allow all mountaineers to discover Baška and its surroundings. Considering the incredible views and untouched nature that awaits you around every corner, we recommend bringing a camera!

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In addition to the sports part of the program, the weekend program of the Baška Outdoor Festival also includes interesting lectures, free workshops and a rich program for children!

On the very first day of the Festival, Friday October 14, don’t miss the interesting travel talk “Everest from yesterday to today“, during which the legendary Stipe Bozic and Mario Celinic will recount their most extraordinary life adventures and share their experience of climbing the highest peak in the world 42 years apart: in 1979 and 2021! Mario Celinić will show in detail the way to the final goal – the summit of Mount Everest, where he decided to go with the mentorship and help of experienced mountaineer Stipe Božić, who conquered this peak twice and s is held on the highest peaks of the seven continents.

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What kind of program would it be without an excellent musical background? DJ performances at Bistro Funtana will complement Baška’s favorite outdoor festival, and the must-have infinity band will ensure a joyful and dancing atmosphere in the post-race area of ​​the Baška Outdoor Festival, Porto Club Baska. The highlight of the party awaits us on Saturday, October 15, at Cubismo concertwhich will bring an avalanche of the excellent energy of Afro-Cuban rhythm.

The concerts are free for all attendees and visitors, so join these fantastic performances and enjoy the great music!

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The youngest participants of the festival will be able to enjoy various free activities in the Outdoor corner for children (October 15 and 16)located on the green spaces of the Hotel Zvonimir Sunny by Valamar. Slackline, artificial rock climbing and mountain biking school will introduce even the youngest to the world of adventure.

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Find the detailed program of the festival here.

Festival partner Valamar Riviera is offering special prices on accommodation for all visitors. You can choose between hotels and campsites, but of course there are other accommodation options available in Baška. Make your reservations quickly because capacities are filling up quickly!

HOTELS
CORINTHIA BAŠKA SUNNY HOTEL BY VALAMAR*** – soon FULL!
The price of a double room with buffet breakfast and dinner with drinks: from 66 EUR
Coupon code: BOFTRAIL / BOFMTB; www.valamar.com
FORZA HERITAGE HOTEL****
10% discount on all accommodation units
Promo code: OUTDOOR 2022; www.hotelforza.hr

CAMPS
BAŠKA BEACH CAMPING RESORT**** – SOLD OUT!
Coupon code: BOFTRAIL / BOFMTB; www.valamar.com
“MALI” CAMP
10% discount on bundles; telephone: +385 51 864 164; This email address is protected from spam. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; www.kamp-mali.hr

OTHER ACCOMMODATION SERVICES
BOARDING “BURIN”
telephone: +385 51 856 697; E-mail: This email address is protected from spam. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; www.pansionburin.hr

PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION
Contact tourist agencies in the Baška region, which will find the best possible accommodation for you:
“ŠILOTURIST” – phone: +385 51 860 171; E-mail: This email address is protected from spam. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
“LPD TOURS” – telephone: +385 51 856 460; E-mail: This email address is protected from spam. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
“POLO LINE” – telephone: +385 51 856 533; E-mail: This email address is protected from spam. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
“PDM-GULLIVER” – telephone: +385 51 864 007; E-mail: This email address is protected from spam. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
“ADRIA SOLE” – telephone: +385 51 293 801; E-mail: This email address is protected from spam. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
“ARA AGENCE” – telephone: +385 51 856 321; E-mail: This email address is protected from spam. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

All photos courtesy of Baska Tourist Board.

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