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Saturday 12.05. 10:30 h Petrčane › Vir

Add a little bit of competitive excitement to your sightseeing experience and join recreational bikers from all over the world in the second edition of MTB race Petrčane - Vir . We have some new features for this year - you liked the race in 2017, but for some it was too the ZOF team decided that the MTB race 2018 will be longerand will combine various terrains.
Spend a fun day with your friends and family and enjoy spectacular scenaries of Zadar and its surroundings from a whole new perspective. Feel the joy of cycling while pedaling along the seaside with the sun on your face and the wind in your hair. See  you in  2018.



The race starts in Petrčane in the near vicinity of Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences Punta Skala. The gravel road begins only a few meters after the start. The route also passes through the ex military barracks Šepurine and after approximately 5 kilometers the competitors arrive in Zaton, a famous tourist village where the beautiful beach is a proud holder of the Blue flag for cleanliness and water quality. Following the gravel road parallel with the main road the route leads competitors to Nin, one of the most important cities in the history of Croatia. In this part, the route follows a walking path by the seaside, but only for a short period, when it connects back to a narrow gravel road. On a few ocassions there are bigger ruts which need to be carefully crossed over. The route also passes over a sandy beach. Around the 15th kilometer the route exits on the main road where competitors need to be cautious and aware of the traffic. The main road takes us over the Vir bridge after which the route connects to a gravel road. Competitors are then off to a narrow rocky trail which brings them to the seaside. The last few kilometers takes the competitors on both asphalt and gravel road. The end of the race is in Vir, a village on the island with the same name.


Competition takes place in the categories:

  • men
  • women

For each category award goes to first three places with best time.


Race is of a recreational nature and the route is suitable for recrenational cyclists.


Competition lasts around 1,5 hour, depending on the physical abilities of competitors.


  • MTB
  • Bottle of water
  • Suncream
  • Helmet
  • Windproof jacket (depending on weather)



The start is scheduled for 10:30 am from Petrčane


During the festival, there will be a variety of workshops in which you can participate, additional parties and interesting lectures.

Info Point

Our Info Point is located on Main People's Square, behind the Caffe bar Lovre. Info Point is open 10.05. from 14:00 until 20:00 h, and in period 11.-13.05. from 08:00 until 20:00 h.
At Info Point you can pick up your starting packages, as well as get any additional info you may need.


Male & Female, 3 places

First place, women – Villa Dalmacija, Preko, 2 nights for two in bed&breakfast apartment, available until 15.06. and 15.09.-30.10.
Second place, women – Kayak tour for two
Third place, women Heineken surprise gift
First place, men – Villa Plat, Kožino, 3 nights for two (breakfast included), available 15.09.2018.- 01.06.2018.
Second place, men Kayak tour for two
Third place, men Heineken surprise gift


Admission fees

Price includes: Race organisation, Registration number, Zadaroutdoor T-shirt, Emergency team, Insurance, Award..

Important notice for participants

Terms and rules of the race

Heineken 0.0
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