Image

SWIM AROUND PAKLINSKI ISLES


Swim up to 25 km over 2 days

8 - 11 OCTOBER 2020

 
Image

SWIM AROUND PAKLINSKI ISLES

Swim up to 25 km over 2 days

8 - 11 OCTOBER 2020

the first organised swim around Hvar's mesmerising Paklinski Isles archipelago

The INCroatia Swim Challenge is a unique chance to end your OW season in a memorable way. Born in 2018, ISC pledges to take swimmers to a different location on the Croatian Adriatic each year, always keeping the distance around 25 km split into four swims over two days. The swims always take place at routes that have never been swum before!

For its third edition, this unique swim challenge takes you to one of Croatia's most breathtaking islands for a one-of-a-kind swimming experience! 75 lucky swimmers will get to be the first ever to swim around the Paklinski Isles archipelago off the coast of the medieval town of Hvar. The sunniest island in Croatia and the clearest water of the Adriatic guarantee the swim of lifetime!
Image
After the success of the inaugural Cres Cross in October 2018, we are now expanding the event into a unique swim challenge that will connect Croatia's biggest islands - Krk and Cres - on the first day and then Cres and Kvarner mainland on the second! The challenge is an ideal way to end the OW season in style and be a part of the group that will be the first ever to swim between Cres and Krk islands. Limited to 100 swimmers that will be divided into pods, the challenge aims to attract adventure seeking swimmers from around the world for an unforgettable weekend on the pristine coast of the Adriatic.
Image
In case of inclement weather we have reserved the right to switch the route to plan B
You can see the route of plan B by clicking here
Image Image
Image
Subject to changes depending on weather conditions and safety.

Friday, 12th Oct.

  • Arrival
  • Pre-race brief
  • Acclimatisation swim
  • Dinner

Saturday, 13th Oct.

  • Cres to mainland swim (6km)
  • Lunch at Brsec beach
  • Coastal swim to M. Draga
    (6km)

Sunday, 14th Oct.

  • Breakfast
  • Departure

Friday, 12th Oct.

  • Arrival
  • Pre-race brief
  • Acclimatisation swim
  • Dinner

Saturday, 13th Oct.

  • Cres to mainland swim (6k)
  • Lunch at Brsec beach
  • Coastal swim to M. Draga
    (6k)

Sunday, 14th Oct.

  • Breakfast
  • Departure

GETTING TO INCROATIA SWIM CHALLENGE

Hvar is the most beautiful island of central Dalmatia and can most easily be reached by flying into Split airport (SPU), which is serviced by many low-budget airlines in early October. The airport is a 40 minutes drive by bus or 30 minutes by taxi to the harbour, where there are four daily fast boat connections to Hvar. It is also possible to fly into Dubrovnik and take either a ferry, a bus or a taxi directly to Split.
Image

THE MAP OF PAKLINSKI ISLES

Image

MEET THE RACE DIRECTORS

Image
Image

Tim Denyer

Matt Duggan

Image

Tim Denyer

Image

Matt Duggan


The event boat (pictured above) can carry 120 passengers and this is where you will be
served lunch on event days.
Image
There will be 8 safety boats in total manned by pilots and a total of 6 lifeguards. There will also be 4 kayaks.
Image

No race or challenge has ever been organised on this archipelago before!


You do the swimming, we'll handle the logistics. The package includes:

Image

8.-11.10.2020.

PRICING:

Regular: £425 / €500
Single room: £490 / €575
Non-swimmer: 
£255/€300 per person in a double room
£320/€375 in a single room
  • three nights accommodation at Pharos Hvar Bayhill*** hotel in Hvar, Croatia;
  • rich buffet breakfast and dinner catered for athletes;
  • lunches on the two race days;
  • a large event boat with snacks and hot drinks;
  • the race (boats, kayaks, personnel, medics)
  • a goodie bag
Image
Hvar
Image Image

The package includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation and breakfast

    In hostel Link, Lovran (en suite bathrooms, single supplement applies)

  • Reception dinner

  • Acclimatisation swim

    Friday

  • 2 escorted swims

  • Lunch between the swims

  • After event reception

  • Goodie bag

    Swim hat and T-shirt

Price:
€300 per person

  • Single room supplement

    €40

  • Non-swimmer price

    €150 includes accommodation based on half board service (breakfast and dinner) and spectator boat tickets

    airports you can fly into

    Lovran is within 2.5 hrs drive from the following airports. Transfers can be arranged.


    Rijeka (RJK) 40 mins
    Pula (PUY) 90 mins
    Trieste (TRS) 105 mins
    Zagreb (ZAG) 120 mins
    Ljubljana (LJU) 120 mins
    Venice (VCE) 150 mins
    Treviso (TSF) 150 mins

    USEFUL INFO:

    - average sea temperature is 18 to 19 degrees centigrade
    - you can swim the event in wetsuit or skins
    - fins, paddles and buoys are allowed
    - minimum swimming speed required is 2.5 km/hr
    - swimmers are allowed to rest on boats at any time they desire
    - email us for a list of airports and convenient flights from the UK
     

    BOOKINGS WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON

    Apply and reserve a spot

    Image
    Rabac
    Image Image

      Getting to KSC


      A comprehensive flight table

      cancellation
      policy


      €50 deposit is non refundable

      From APR 1st to JUL 31st - €150 per person

      From AUG 2st to SEP 15th – €300 per person

      From SEP 16th and No Show – full per person amount