The Istria Peninsula in northern Croatia is relatively unknown, a hidden gem which feels a world away from the well-touristed Adriatic coast to the south.
With spectacular, diverse scenery of lush green forested hills and limestone mountain peaks, vineyards and olive groves, meandering rivers, untouched stone villages and medieval hilltop towns, the region offers rich rewards for those who like to trek away from the crowds.
Following the Istria Mountain Trail across the peninsula, we trek from the wooded hills around Buzet east into Učka National Park, where we crest three mountain peaks, culminating in fabulous views over the entire region from the rocky summit of Mount Učka.
Fly and transfer to Buzet (approx. 2 hour drive)
Buzet to Oprtalj to Buzet (approx. 7 hour trek)
Buzet to Hum to Buzet (approx. 10 hour trek)
Buzet to Učka to Lovran (approx. 8 hour trek)
Transfer to airport
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There are two payment options to choose from:
Fundraising Option – pledge to raise a minimum of £1,900 in sponsorship for young cancer patients and this covers your trip costs too
Part-Payment Option – pledge to raise a minimum of £1,400 in sponsorship for young cancer patients, and fund £250 of the trip costs yourself
Full Payment Option – fund the trip costs yourself by paying the balance of £950 and raise what you can for young cancer patients
We love our trekkers, and we want them to have an awesome experience! Some of the benefits of joining our team are:
Our closed Facebook group where you can meet other Young Lives vs Cancer sporting legends, share fundraising ideas and training tips
A Young Lives vs Cancer t-shirt so you look awesome and stand out in the crowd
We’ll shower you with advice, ideas and materials to get the money rolling in, and if you ever need us we’re only a phone call away.
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At a time when they should be busy being children, enjoying their rollercoaster teenage years or finding their feet at uni, life becomes full of fear. Fear of treatment, but also of families being torn apart, of overwhelming money worries, mental health stretched to breaking point, of having nowhere to turn, no one to talk to.
At Young Lives vs Cancer, we get that. We are the charity that helps children and young people and their families find the strength to face whatever cancer throws at them. But every day 12 more children and young people hear the devastating news they have cancer. We’ll face it all together – but we can’t do it without you.