Sports activities and recreation

Sport UP

ŠportUP promotes health and well-beingwell-being among students as well as academic and administrative staff of the University of Primorska. With activities organized at different locations in Koper throughout the year, there is something for everyone. Whether it’s a team sport like basketball, volleyball, or football, or something more individual like weight lifting, swimming, 24/7 fitness or yoga. Seasonal activities such as running, salsa and climbing are also available, and all activities are free of charge for UP members.

Visit ŠportUP website and apply for your preferred activity. ŠportUP is committed to providing an enjoyable and safe environment for all – whether you’re an experienced athlete or a beginner, you’ll be sure to find something to enjoy.

Sports activities:

  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer
  • Badminton
  • Table tennis
  • The basics of weight lifting
  • Swimming
  • Yoga and Pilates
  • Skiing
  • Hiking


  • Running prep
  • Salsa workshop
  • Climbing workshop
  • Chess

The calender of activies is published at their website > HERE.

Student recreation is free of charge for all UP students. All you need is valid student ID.

UP Fitness

The University of Primorska has opened a new 24/7 Fitness Studio in the city center of Koper, conveniently located at the UP University gym (Izolska vrata 2, Koper) with a separate side entrance.

This facility is open to both students and staff, providing free access to a small but modern fitness gym, with entry controlled by UP e-cards. Furthermore, guided exercises for smaller groups will also be organized as part of the Sport UP activities.

To ensure the efficient use of the fitness, a pilot phase will begin in the coming months and extend through summer 2023. The goal is to develop a fully functioning system by the end of September 2023.

The fitness gym equipment includes:

  • 2x BikeErg by Concept2
  • 2x RowErg by Concept2
  • 2x power rack
  • 2x wall-mounted adjustable pulley system
  • 4x Swedish ladder
  • 1x monkey bars
  • An assortment of free weights (dumbbells, kettlebells, Olympic bars and weights)

Recreational facilities in Koper

Koper has one of the best recreational infrastructures in Slovenia. Main facilities include:

OLD ROAD BETWEEN KOPER AND IZOLA – a 3 km stretch of road by the sea closed for traffic (perfect for running, cycling, rollerblading, walking, swimming, etc.) – free;

BEACHES in all coastal municipalities (swimming, kiting, diving, SUPing, kayaking, etc.) – free;

SPORT GROUND BONIFIKA (52.411 sq m of facilities include  football stadium, 3 additional football courts, 13 tennis courts, athletic stadium, 2 futsal courts, 2 volleyball courts,  2 basketball courts, trim trail and outdoor fitness) – majority of facilities are free, but not all – LINK