Cycling through our valleys, known for their amazing natural beauty, you will also discover a dark subterranean world as well as the remains of medieval cultures!
The stunning scenery of Plitvice Lakes is known far and wide, but the lesser known surrounding area remains an undiscovered place of breath-taking beauty. Now you can explore it with your two-wheeled companion by taking part in our family bike tour or by chasing a score at our bike race.
The Plitvice area is adored not only by nature lovers, but also by adrenaline addicts, as its geographical characteristics offer the perfect conditions for sports and recreation. Woodland trails, marked walking and cycling routes and village roads cross the Plitvice Valleys and follow the canyon of the turquoise Korana river, up to the Old Town of Drežnik and the mysterious Barać Caves.
Plitvice Valleys Bike Weekend includes a bike tour and a bike race through this area, offering you a one-of-a-kind opportunity to see (and taste) the best of the Plitvice Valleys and the village of Rakovica.
DAY 1 – SATURDAY, 2nd MAY 2020
Barać Caves family bike tour
8 a.m.-10.30 a.m. » registration
9 a.m.-10.30 a.m. » bike expo
11 a.m. » Barać Caves bike tour (30km)
12.30 p.m. » cave picnic
3 p.m. » lunch
4 p.m. » bike expo
5.30 p.m. » raffle
7.30 p.m. » night ride
9 p.m. » afterparty
Visit Barać Caves to experience nature as it once was, in its most pristine and beautiful form. Descend below the surface of the earth and discover the fascinating world of subterranean life.
DAY 2 – SUNDAY, 3rd MAY 2020
Recreational race PLITVICE VALLEYS BIKE MARATHON
9 a.m.-10.30 a.m. » registration and bike expo
11 a.m. » start
2 p.m. » lunch
3 p.m. » race scores
REGISTRATION AND ENTRY FEES
Bike tour entry fee: 70 HRK
Recreational race entry fee: 50 HRK
Combined entry fee for both days: 100 HRK
Registration deadline: 24 April 2020
Entry fees on the day of the bike tour/race: 90/70 HRK
*no fees charged for children under the age of 12 accompanied by their parents
The bike tour entry fee covers: a T-shirt, lunch, admission to Barać Caves*, picnic, medical and other assistance on the trail, organisation costs
The race entry fee covers: the timing system, the costs of the commissaire, medical and other assistance on the trail, a start number, a timing chip, lunch and a T-shirt
*the number of participants is limited
PLITVICE VALLEYS XCM RACE OVERVIEW
Date: 3 May 2020
Place: Grabovac, Municipality of Rakovica
Organiser: Crna kraljica Plitvice Cycling Club and the Rakovica Municipality – Plitvice Valleys Tourist Board
Recreational cross-country marathon
Right to participate:
All licensed and unlicensed competitors with functional MTB bicycles may participate in the race. There are no age restrictions; however, the trail is not appropriate for children under 12 and inexperienced cyclists. All competitors under the age of 18 must bring a written declaration of consent from their parents/guardians.
Start times by participant category:
Recreational race: – men M1: 6 p.m., M2: 6.30 p.m., M3: 6.30-6.40 p.m., M4: 6.40 p.m.
– women: 6 p.m.,
– e-bike – all categories
Recreational race start time:
The planned start time is at 11:00 a.m.
Race number and entry fee:
Recreational race entry fee: 50 HRK
– late registrations: 70 HRK
The price covers: the timing system, the costs of the commissaire, medical and other assistance on the trail, a start number, a timing chip, lunch and a T-shirt
Numbers can be collected from 9 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. at Plitvice Art Farm, Grabovac, Municipality of Rakovica
Electronic timing at the finish line
Winners’ ceremony and lunch:
Winners’ ceremony at 3 p.m., after lunch
Refreshments are available at one point by the trail and at the finish line.
General terms and conditions:
The race is governed by the MTB Ordinance of the Croatian Cycling Federation. By participating in the race, the cyclists accept these provisions and ride under their own responsibility. The organiser shall not be held liable for the cyclists’ actions towards third persons. The organiser reserves the right to change the conditions of the recreational race without prior notification. The use of a protective helmet is mandatory and racing without it shall not be permitted. Minors may participate providing that they bring a written declaration of consent signed by their parent/guardian (and present it upon the collection of their number)
Nearby health services:
Slunj Community Health Centre, address: Plitvička 18 a, phone: 047 777 334
Hospital: Ul. Andrije Štampara 3, 47000 Karlovac, phone: 047 608100
Parking spaces for visitors and competitors are provided on the macadam plateau next to the start and finish line.
Feel free to ask for accommodation recommendations at [email protected]
Check out the photos from the last year’s Plitvice Valleys Bike Weekend below: PLITVICE VALLEYS BIKE WEEKEND 2019
Join us on the first weekend of May at the cycling event
PLITVICE VALLEYS BIKE WEEKEND
2nd and 3rd May 2020
Organised by the Rakovica Municipality Tourist Board and Crna kraljica Plitvice Cycling Club!
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