Zadar MTB Cross Country Race Apply for this event

Saturday 11.05. 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 this year edition of MTB race Petrčane – Vir. 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.

ZOF crew has prepared for you “ 2019 MTB Cross Country“ race for all MTB race lovers. The race starts from Petrčane to Zaton, Privlaka, Nin and ends at Vir. Route combines asphalt, gravel and pebble trails and paths which makes it interesting for all the MTB fans. Trail goes through picturesque villages along the coast line which enables you to enjoy fantastic scenery.

Zadar and its surroundings is great for cycling so come with your friends and be a part of Zadar Outdoor Festival 2019!



The race starts in Petrčane in the 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 at Zaton, 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 and then it connects to a narrow gravel road. On a few ocassions there are bigger routes 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.

We have prepared prizes for the winners and entertainment for all the participants.


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 Narodni trg, behind the Lovre caffe bar. Info Point is open May 9th from 14:00 until 20:00 h, and in May 10th – 12th from 08:00 until 20:00 h (Sunday until 14:00 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

Please stay tuned for announcement of great prizes in 2019!


Admission fees

Price includes: race organisation, registration number, ZOF T-shirt, emergency team, insurance, awards.

Important notice for participants

Terms and rules of the race

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