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Activities


Enjoy every minute of your holiday

With the heavenly beaches just 6 km away and plenty of incredible walks in the surrounding hillsides, this beautiful place offers you a fabulous oasis for your luxury Istrian holiday.
Activities for your interesting and comfortable holiday are at arm’s reach at Villas Merula.
Should you feel like playing tennis, renting a boat, discovering rich cycling routes with a bicycle or learn to sail or surf, than just mention your wishes to your host, she will more thean perfectly explain about all those possibilities.

For guests that need and want more, the towns around Mali Kosi offer sports and adrenaline activities, gastronomic delights, day trips and interesting adventures. For those seeking relaxation, spa treatments are only a short drive away.

Trekking

Trekking

The western coast of Istria is rocky and high, known for its beautiful views and nature that brings together the sea and mountains. This area offers something for all visitors, including those who want to discover the local area on foot through forest paths, easy trekking paths all the way to activities for experienced hikers – Učka Mountain and the Ćićarija are waitng for you north of Labin.

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Cycling

Cycling

The Istrian peninsula is criss-crossed by marked cycling trails easy or challenging enough to satisfy all lovers of this two-wheeled sport. Road trails take you through picturesque hamlets and towns and on interesting trips, while mountain paths are for nature lovers who want to discover Istria’s wild side. Discover why sections of the Giro d’Italia are driven in Istria and why thousands of visitors come here every year with only a bike and a backpack.

 

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Tennis

Tennis

Croatia has a long tennis history and is home to many tennis aces. Tennis courts can be found in Rabac, and in other places it is possible to organise short trainings and tennis workshops for young and old. Spend an active morning or afternoon on the tennis court, strengthen your body and leave your stresses behind.

 

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Zip Line
Off-Road Jeep Trips

Zip Line 

Pazin, a city located a half hours’ drive from Mali Kosi, offers a new zip line crossing the famous Pazin Abyss, far above the gurgling Pazinčica River. The zip line is located next to Pazin’s centuries-old castle, and with a length of 220 metres sends you speeding to the other side of the abyss in only a few minutes. This can be an activity for younger and older family members, if you are ready for a high dose of adrenaline, that is!

 

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 Off-Road Jeep Trips

There are a few companies in Istria that offer visitors an off-road jeep or quad adventures through hills and forests, alongside the sea and rivers. Discover nature and the environment through carefully planned trips on four wheels with your adrenaline pumping. Trips often include getting to know local inhabitants and trying local food. A day to remember awaits!

 

 

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Otok Cres

Mornings at Villa Merula begin with a view of the beautiful island of Cres, and you can easily drive to Brestova and take the ferry over to visit Cres in person. Known for its cuisine, Cres offers guests fresh, local fish, vegetables and cheeses made from the milk of the thousands of sheep that graze on the island. Discover the many hidden gems Cres offers, and drive over the bridge connecting it to the neighbouring island of Mali Lošinj to discover even more of Croatia’s coast and islands.

Wine and Olive Oil Roads

Istria is an ideal region for growing grape vines and olive trees and in this comparatively small area you can find many internationally-renowned wine and olive oil producers. Head out along the well-marked Wine Roads and Olive Oil Roads to experience first hand how these products are made, from growing the fruits all the way to processing them and getting them to your table.

Cooking Classes

Istrian gastronomy is well known and a coking class taught by an experienced chef can give you first hand knowledge on how to prepare true, local food. Create a menu together, choose the freshest ingredients and treat your palette to that season’s Istrian harvest and learn to prepare those same ingredients at home.

Opatija

The city in which Austrian nobles introduced torurism to the Adriatic, Opatija has remained a charming city with amazing restaurants, cafes, clubs and bars where you can enjoy a hot summer evening. During the day you can rest at an Austrian-styled cafe after strolling along Opatija’s promenade, the Lungomare, discover other pieces of Austrian heritage or visit international high-fashion shops in Opatija’s city centre.

Wellness in Rabac

Saunas, Jacuzzi and baths wait you in Hotel Valamar’s Sanfior Wellness Centre in Rabac. Try treatments such as reflexotherapy, sports massage, hot stone massage, energy exercises, crystal and reiki therapies or beauty treatments such as manicures and pedicures, waxing and facials. Valamar Wellness has something for both men and women, located only a ten minute drive from Mali Kosi.

A holiday to remember awaits you in our elegantly-decorated villas with a view of Kvarner Bay and islands. Fall in love with Villas Merula and return again and again...
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  Ripenda, Mali Kosi 1
52220 Labin
Istria, Croatia
  +49 (0)172 856 5657
  info@villas-merula.com

Ripenda, Mali Kosi 1
52220 Labin
Istria, Croatia
+49 (0)172 856 5657
info@villas-merula.com

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