14-16 October 2022
We proudly announce the 8th Baška Outdoor Festival! Its seven successful editions to date have confirmed that Baška is the perfect location for an event whose ambition, from the very beginning, has been to become one of the leading outdoor events in Croatia.
The Baška Outdoor Festival is a weekend-long event that showcases all the outdoor resources of Baška and brings together professionals and enthusiasts of various sports and outdoor activities, who wish to enjoy one of the most exciting experiences on the island of Krk!
This most popular off-season event attracts numerous visitors to Baška: the mid-October weekend (14-16/10/2022) is traditionally reserved for enjoying both Baška’s autumn atmosphere and its numerous outdoor activities, in the company of professional and recreational outdoor athletes from all over Croatia and the wider region. Those who pursue an active and sporty lifestyle will find an activity for themselves in the packed three-day programme of this year’s edition of the festival, which is organised by the Baška Tourist Board in partnership with Valamar and numerous sports event organisers.
The programme begins on Friday 14 October with the Zip & Fly adventure, organised in cooperation with Zipline Edison. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday during BOF (with prior notice), all adventurers will have the opportunity to ride in an off-road vehicle, walk in natural surroundings, and zipline down a cable longer than two kilometres at a promotional price! The ride of a lifetime, which lasts approximately two hours and offers stunning views of Baška, the sea, the island of Prvić and the beautiful karst landscape, is a unique experience that you won’t want to miss!
On Saturday 15 October, there will be many challenges for Baška Outdoor Festival visitors, the biggest being maybe the question of which activity to choose. For those interested in a cycling competition, Adria Bike is organising the 6th edition of the now legendary Krk'n'Roll MTB Marathon (e-bike and MTB) with three courses of different lengths (70, 46 and 27 km) for both women and men.Trail runners can look forward to the 12th edition of Krk'n'Trail (Krk Island Trail), the first Croatian trail race organised by the Trekking League in three categories: 7, 14 and 24 kilometres, which makes it suitable for both recreational athletes and those looking for greater sporting challenges. It should be mentioned that the route passes along some of the lesser-known trails in the southern part of the island of Krk and through some of the most beautiful coves in the surroundings of Baška!
Baška is also ideal for sports climbing, an increasingly popular discipline in recent years, as it boasts as many as four well-equipped climbing areas suitable for both beginners and those for whom rock climbing is a way of life. Because of the great interest in climbing on natural rocks in the surroundings of Baška, we have organised climbing at two sites: Portafortuna on Saturday 15 October and Belove Stene on Sunday 16 October. The Touch the Sky programme is also suitable for beginners (aged 12 or over) under the supervision of the Anima Adventures expert team.
On Sunday 16 October, for those who prefer hiking, there will be the Rocky Hill Hike Tour along a 12 km route (Baška/Heritage Hotel Forza – Batomalj – Bratinac – Gabri – Stanikovica – Vraca – Zarok – Baška) in the company of an expert guide from Promotiv Travel Outdoor that will acquaint you with Baška and its surroundings. Given the incredible views and untouched nature along the way, we recommend that you bring your camera!
In addition to the sporting activities and competitions, the weekend programme of the Baška Outdoor Festival also includes interesting lectures, free workshops and great entertainment options for children!
On the first day of the Festival, Friday 14 October, don’t miss the interesting travelogue ‘Everest then and now’ with the legendary climbers Stipe Božić and Mario Celinić, who will share with us their greatest life adventures and the experience of climbing the highest peak in the world first in 1979 and then 42 years later, in 2021! Mario Celinić will show in detail the path to the ultimate goal – the peak of Mount Everest, which he decided to climb under the mentorship and with the help of experienced alpinist Stipe Božić, who has conquered that summit twice and climbed the highest peaks of all seven continents.
What kind of programme would it be without good music? The Baška Outdoor Festival will include DJ performances in Bistro Funtana and the Infinity Band, who will take care of the dancing atmosphere at Porto Club Baška, the Baška Outdoor Festival after-race zone. The main act on Saturday 15 October will be a concert by the band Cubismo, who bring lots of good energy with their Afro-Cuban rhythms.
The concerts are free for all participants, as well as other visitors, so join us at these fantastic shows and enjoy good music!
In this year’s festival, we haven’t forgotten our youngest participants either, for whom we have prepared various free activities (on 15 and 16 October) in the Outdoor Children’s Corner on the green areas of the Zvonimir Sunny Hotel by Valamar. A slackline, climbing on an artificial rock and a mountain bike school will introduce the youngest participants to the world of adventure.