Some believe Bled, in Slovenia, to be one of the most beautiful towns in Europe. Sitting on the shores of Lake Bled, wtih the Church of Ascension on an island in the lake, forests on the shores and alpine peaks on the horizon – it is postcard perfect.
The Bled Bike Festival is the leading Bike Festival in Slovenia and takes place in Bled from 25th to 27th August 2017. The 3 day festival should be a delight for amateur and elite riders alike
You will ride by the beautiful Lake Bled, race between glacial valleys, through the forests and across the high plateaus.
The main event of Bled Bike Festival is the MTB Marathon on the three major alpine plateaus: Pokljuka, Mežakla and Jelovica, underneath Triglav, the highest mountain in the Julian Alps.
The Bled Bike Festival Event venue is the start and finish line of the marathon.
The contestants will have two courses to choose from: a longer, 102,6km Bled Bike Epic and a shorter, 62,6km Bled Bike Marathon. Each contestant will have to overcome 2.904 meters of height difference on the Epic route and 1.710 on the Marathon route.
Both courses mainly run on gravel and forest paths with a few kilometers of apshalt. The real MTB enthusiasts will not miss this unique and gorgeous mountain bike race on the sunny side of the Julian Alps.
The festival starts on Friday, with registration, a round table discussion on mountain biking and a VIP dinner. Saturday has kids rides, a social night ride, culinary event and a party. But on Sunday – you race!