3 days of fantastic MTB racing through magical Istria
Racing dates: 21.09.2023. – 23.09.2023.
Over a decade ago, we’ve started organizing MTB races with a dream of creating a top-tier multi-day stage race in Istria. This stunning peninsula that stretches deep into the Adriatic Sea offers everything a mountain biker could desire, from breathtaking views to exciting trails that push riders to their limits and bring smile on their faces.
To prepare for this epic event, we devoted over 600 hours to crafting 3 stages that showcases Istria’s hidden gems. To uncover the region’s secret single-trails, we had to ask the locals for their “kozje staze”, which means “goat trails”. We asked this question so many times and some of the trails have never been ridden by humans on two wheels.
But our vision was never just to put as many “goat-trails” into the race, the goal was to show you all colors and layers of Istria, mixed with great riding experience, scenery and hospitality.
This is why we proudly declare it as The G.O.A.T. of Istria.
250 km and 4.500 meters of ascent in three days is certainly racing hard.
We are introducing “smart stops” because we believe that the time spent at feed zones shouldn’t be counted and winners should prove themselves on the course.
The race is the race, and there is need for time time to rehydrate, refuel, double-check everything on your bike, make a tactical plan for the next segment, clear your mind for a minute… and then race again.
Smart stops will be at some of the most attractive locations in Istria. Places that are easily accessible to supporters, a meeting place for competitors and their followers.
Join us for Historic first.
Istria MTB stage race is from 21st to 23rd September 2023.