The 45 km “granfondo” from Kobarid on May 14th. Course details here.
Kras kros in March, Vipava Valley Marathon on April 30th and Soča MTB Marathon on May 14th. The three mass start events in Northern Primorska make for the first half of the season for all who like to test their speed and endurance but prefer not to do lap after lap. To follow in second half: Stojna Marathon in Kočevje in June, Black Hole Marathon in Koroška in July and Erazem Predjamski Marathon near Postojna in September.
Soča MTB Maraton
After the news that the event will be held this year after it was cancelled due to problems with trail permits last year, the organizers have now revealed the course. On May 14th the participants will climb from Kobarid to Sedlo and Stol, descend to Trnovo and return to Kobarid via Magozd to finish in camp Koren.
They guarantee enough fun singletrack but at the same time the course should be less technically demanding than the old one from Tolmin so any recreational rider should be able to ride and finish it.
Elevation chart of the Soča MTB Marathon course. Go to gis.si for the map.
Bikers are usually easy to feed with a simple pasta meal but it doesn’t hurt to mention that chef Ana Roš with her Hiša Franko restaurant will be taking care of the post-race meal.
Registration for Soča MTB Marathon is open on soca-outdoor.com
Cover photo by Matic Obid, Soča MTB marathon 2014