The Trans Balkan Race is a 1300km off-road unsupported bikepacking race across the Balkans…

When

Date: June 2, 2023

Time: 8:00 am

Details

Cost: €290

Event Website

Organizer: Exploro.cc

Email: hello@transbalkanrace.com

Where

Prostovoljno gasilsko društvo

Bazoviška cesta 13 Sežana 6210 Slovenia

This event proposes a fascinating race in a region that is still perceived as remote and inaccessible. The simultaneous proximity and distance of the Balkans depict an unfamiliar “other” Europe. It’s an unforgettable journey across karstic landscapes and thick forests through the history of the Ex-Yugoslavia. The 2023 edition introduces a new route, ready to be explored.

The race develops across the Dinaric Alps through some of the most remarkable National Parks in Europe. The karstic environment is prevalent along the route, creating a lunar landscape where temperatures can vary by 20 ºC in just a couple of hours. Here, also water availability is a serious concern. These moonscapes are discontinued by flourishing forests, where paths are often muddy and slippery. Briefly, the Balkan nature doesn’t do half-measures.