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As many of you are already familiar with, Hvar is one of the sunniest Croatian islands and one of the most popular destinations on the Adriatic coast. The island’s beauty has often found its way onto various lists of The world’s most beautiful island destinations and it’s 150-year long tradition of organized tourism had contributed to the quality of this popular island destination. Over the years, the destination had invested a lot of effort in branding itself as an active holiday destination and it is a perfect choice for lovers of activities such as cycling, kayaking, hiking, climbing and many others.
The natural predispositions have already been there and the following infrastructure is something that is being invested in every year.
Particularly this is one of the reasons why this year Hvar was chosen by one of the most successful cycling teams in the world – Merida Bahrain, as a destination where they will have their last training camp in the 2017 and finalize the team’s strategy before the new competition season begins.
The last couple of years Hvar has put a lot of effort into branding itself as a cycling destination. The natural predispositions and the associated infrastructure that is being invested into every year have contributed to the fact the Merida team decided to choose precisely Hvar as their training destination.
According to information on their official web pages, the training camp will be attended by the whole team and staff of Bahrain Merida. Top management, sports directors, masseurs, mechanics, PR managers, medical team, nutritionist, osteopath and other staff members will be there to support the athletes and to make sure that everything in the team runs smoothly before the beginning of the new season.
During their stay in Hvar from the 6th to 19th of December, the team will be staying at the bike hotel – Pharos bayhill, a part of Sunčani Hvar Hotel group. The hotel has been completely renovated in 2016, and according to information presented on their web pages is equipped with a bike room, repair equipment and offers complete support and vibe for active holidays.
The whole event received great support from the City of Hvar, Hvar tourism board, Sunčani Hvar Hotels and the whole local community as this is a great promotion for the island itself. Merida team is one of the best in the industry and many important newspapers from all over the world have already scheduled their visit to the island. We are happy that Hvar will once more get the opportunity to share its rich history and natural beauties to the world and also show that it has a lot to offer to visitors even outside the high summer season.
We are sure that Merida team will have a great time in Hvar, cycling and training all that while enjoying the wonderful landscape of the islands picturesque villages and fields. We also hope they will manage to find opportunities to relax and taste some of the islands world-renowned wines, olive oils and other Dalmatian delicacies.
Welcome Merida team, enjoy your stay and be sure to come back again!