The district of Bale, located near Rovinj,Vodnjan, Kanfanar and Svetvincenat is a preserved area of Istria that has avoided all forms of devastation and today the locals can say with great pride that their home is an area of pristine beauty featuring abundance in natural wealth, untouched nature and rich cultural and architectural heritage. The district of Bale spreads over 81, 65 square kilometres and has a population of 1295 people.
Bale's (Bale webcam) surroundings are paradise on Earth for all connoisseurs and lovers of olive oil and excellent wines. In its immediate vicinity, olive groves and vineyards are intertwined together providing beautiful scenic views, whilst their fruits give the whole area a special charm. You will often encounter kažuni here, which are interesting, historical stone drywall buildings.
Lovers of active and adventure holidays will not be left empty-handed. The entire region, including the Bale surroundings, is crisscrossed with cycling and hiking trails that will delight both beginners in poorer shape and avid cyclists and trekking enthusiasts.
On the other hand, for those with a little less energy, close to Bale are towns that preserve historical monuments and sights such as the Church of St. Fosca, the Roman well, and a number of fortresses.
Close to Bale itself, everyone can find a hobby, even bird lovers. In fact, the interesting Palud wetland area is a special ornithological reserve, which has become the habitat for extremely rare species of wetland animals.
ourists wanting to relax by the sea can head towards the coast where they will remain astonished by the beauty of the open, blue sea. Just a few minutes from Bale, the Istrian coast is splashed by the crystal clear sea. A number of hidden beaches and coves as well as pristine nature are a veritable shelter for tourists in search of a complete holiday far from the city crowds. Furthermore, a series of coastal restaurants offer a bond of local ingredients skilfully prepared by local chefs, which are a unique challenge for all gourmands.
Regardless of whether you find yourself on a secluded beach, resting in the shade of pine trees, enjoying the delights of the local restaurants or spending time on one of the islands in the Istrian waters, be sure not to miss the beautiful sunsets. Discover that lost serenity and carelessly indulge in the wilderness of its colours.