The 3rd edition of 4 Islands MTB stage race in Croatia will take place from 19th to 22nd April 2017 and will is set to be as memorableas the previous two editions – if not more.
When a new race appears and has immediately been sold out 2 times it is obvious it has what it takes to be a race for your bucket list. The 4 Islands MTB stage race has indeed left a remarkable memory for all that attended it and the 3rd edition is expected to do the same.
No single event in the world can compare with the unique opportunity of riding through 4 different islands in a just 4 days, passing by the Mediterranean sea and history captured in small towns and villages. It is the race where riders live and travel with the race organisers, where they change islands with boats taking them directly to the start of a new stage.
The beautiful and picturesque landscapes as well as supreme organisation have placed this race on the bucket list of many MTB stage race enthusiasts and it’s no surprise that the race has been proclaimed as one of the best in Europe.
The best stage races combine trails, terrain, organisation and the competitiveness of the event, and with relatively short but ideal lengths for the beginning of the season, the race organisers have made this race an unavoidable spring adventure.
Each year the race is recording double digit growth in terms of number of participants. 200 teams (400 participants) from 25 countries and 5 continents were participating at the race in 2016.
“Well, the logo “a unique race in the world of mtb”is not a lie, no, by combining the authentic atmosphere of a small race with the professional level of the biggest in an environment that is so strange, well, unique is the least we can say! Great, unforgettable, fantastic,.. , are some other words to describe it too…” said Wouter Cleppe from Belgium.
The organisers are announcing an even more attractive race in 2017. The islands Krk, Rab, Cres and Lošinj will once again host mountain bike adventurers that will enjoy around 270 km of trials, climbing up to 5000 metres and passing by beautiful sceneries of the islands. The race will remain the team model (riding in pairs), however the organiser will introduce the new category, grand master (over 50 years) in order to keep up with the norms of the most developed races in the world. Participation is open to any person above 18 years, no licence needed.
Get yourself ready to conquer the islands and be rewarded with 4 days of adventure in a welcoming atmosphere among ones sharing the same passion you are cherishing too.