17.-19. September 2021
17 September 2021
Sprint / super sprint triathlon
19 September 2021
Middle distance triathlon
Welcome to Korčula – the island of Marco Polo, that will enchant you with its natural beauty and cultural heritage. There are five administrative centres on the island: the town of Korčula and municipalities Lumbarda, Smokvica, Blato and Vela Luka. Discover each of them; enjoy wandering around streets shaded by old stone houses, the most romantic sunrises, the most beautiful beaches, the events, unique sword dances, the tasting of top-quality local wine and the extra virgin olive oil from Korčula!
The old town of Korčula is one of the best-preserved medieval island towns in the Mediterranean. The walls and fortresses protected its strategic location in the past. The Town's streets are laid out in a fish-bone pattern, providing the inhabitants with safety and comfort. The Statute of the Town and the Island from 1214 has regulated the life of the people of Korčula for over 700 years.
Korčula is an ideal year-round holiday destination. You can explore the island on foot or by bike, or climb on its hill tops and refresh yourself walking through pine forests, enjoying the beautiful panoramic views of the countryside from the lookouts, watch some of the most beautiful sunsets. Korčula is ideal for cycling, running and swimming, as you will see for yourself during the competition.
Owing to the top-quality local seasonal food, the abundance of seafood and top-quality wine, Korčula attracts all those in search of gastronomic delights.
We wish you a pleasant stay!
Nika Silić Maroević
Korčula Town Mayor
Marco Polo Challenge is jointly organized by Triathlon club Split, Korčula Tourist Board and Town of Korčula in co-operation with Vela Luka and Smokvica municipalities and their tourist boards.
Marco Polo Challenge will include the entire island of Korčula. Korčula has ideal conditions for all types of active tourism and outdoor sports.
The Island of Korčula with numerous cycling and walking routes and ideal conditions for all the water sports is an ideal destination for all lovers of active tourism and outdoor sports.
Therefore, start your triathlon season on the most beautiful island on the Adriatic.
K3 MARCO POLO CHALLENGE
The scale of the competition
"Izazov Marka Pola" - poziv volonterima
Turistička zajednica Grada Korčule, Grad Korčula i Triatlon klub Split pozivaju volontere koji će pomoći pri pripremi i provedbi natjecanja “Izazov Marka Pola”, koji se održava na otoku Korčuli 24.-26. travnja 2020. Ukoliko si ljubitelj sportskih događanja, a imaš nekoliko sati slobodnog vremena ovo je prava prilika da volontiraš i upoznaš nove ljude. Rok za prijavu je 20. travnja 2020.
Volonterima će biti osigurane majice i torbe natjecanja te osvježenje.
Opisni tekst uz galeriju
Photography: Damir Pačić