10th May 2020

The MTB Slavnik Mountain Bike Marathon offers a challenge suitable for the non-professional cyclist along the rugged terrain of Mount Slavnik, the Čičarija region and the Podgrajsko and Matarsko valley.


Courses: 29-81 km + 7 km for families
Registration fee: 25-40 €
Start: Hrpelje-Kozina, 10th May 2020'


Between the coastline and the Alpine world lies the karst area of Mount Slavnik, which is known for its magnificent bike trails. The MTB Slavnik Marathon offers the choice between three different trails. The starting and finishing point for all three trails is in the vicinity of the town of Hrpelje near Kozina.

Family course Fox

Distance: 7 km
Height difference: 50 m

There is no time keeping on course and it is totaly flat. Great MTB adventure for families with children.

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Short course Lynx

Length: 29 km
Height difference: 510 m

This trail offers a great MTB adventure for less experienced recreational cyclists of all ages.

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Medium course Wolf

Length: 50 km
Height difference: 1.300 m

The medium-length trail offers a challenge for recreational cyclists who prefer a more rugged terrain and riding amid untouched nature.

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Long course Bear

Length: 81 km
Height difference: 2.100 m

The long trail is an excellent choice for more experiences cyclists who want a real MTB challenge.

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The Organizer will provide all the necessary support for the event’s athletic, culinary, cultural and entertainment aspects.

The marathon

Official time-keeping (chip)
Age categories (14-16, 17, 18-39, 40-49, 50+)
Route marking
Cycling ground for children
Changing rooms and showers

Food and beverages

Stands with local food and drinks
Hot meal in the finish area
Refreshment points along the way (water, energy drinks, snacks)

Accompanying program

Presenting the winners with the medals
Prize draw
Pasta party
Evening program

Mount Slavnik

At 1,028 meters high, Slavnik is one of the highest peaks of the Slovenian Istria. It is part of the Čičarija landscape.

The Tuma Hut on Slavnik stands about 10 meters below its peak.

The Slavnik rises south of Kozina and west of Podgorje. At the top of the mountain, hikers are treated to an astonishing view that can be admired from a viewing platform and only a few meters below it, there is the Tuma Hut, which opened in 1957.

The average hiker starting from Kozina can reach the top taking the shortest route in three hours, while the average cyclist can be there in two hours.

When the weather is nice, Slavnik offers a view of the Adriatic Sea, the Italian Dolomites (Marmolada), part of the Carnic and the Julian Alps (Triglav), the Karavanke and the Kamnik Alps. In the distance, one can catch a view of the neighboring mountains - Golaki, Vremščica and Snežnik, which is a little further away. In the second half of May, the trails are decorated with blossoming peonies, daffodils and irises.

The location of the event (Hrpelje below Slavnik) can be accessed by car:
25 km from Koper
80 km from Ljubljana
20 km from Trieste
60 km from Rijeka
40 km from Buzet (CRO)


The MTB Slavnik Marathon is sponsored by several companies and organizations

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