The seventh edition of the unique MTB race in Kvarner, which has so far been attended by almost 3,000 fans and lovers of MTB, returns to the island of Krk, more precisely - to Baška!
For the seventh year in a row, Baška is hosting the prologue (April 19) and the first stage (April 20) of the 4 Islands MTB Stage Race, this year with even stronger support from all other municipalities and tourist boards of Krk, connected through the joint Krk Outdoor project. This year, from 19 to 23 April 2022, the race will once again run along all four Kvarner islands: Krk, Rab, Cres and Lošinj!
Beautiful scenic landscapes and great organization putted this race on the calendar of many MTB professionals and enthusiasts, which is not surprising since the race was declared one of the best in Europe in 2021 and from this year is held under the prestigious license Epic Series MTB IRONMAN Group as a LEGEND race!
Thus, Croatia and Kvarner will stand alongside Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Wales, Andorra and South Africa. The additional value of this event is the promotion of the Croatian islands of Krk, Rab, Cres and Lošinj as cycling destinations and a more advanced cycle of tourism as a growing selective form of tourism in the Republic of Croatia.
Competitors will cover a total of 270 kilometers of trails through these four stages and achieve over 5,000 meters of altitude ascent. The race takes place every day on a different island, which requires demanding logistics, but also provides an unforgettable experience of competitors and companions. It is intended for all mountain bikers, especially those who are looking forward to an early opening of the season and the beginning of collecting points - UCI scoring in the SSR category, which means that racers collect points for their national teams for World Ranking and Olympic Games in the Olympic Year!
Immediately after the Easter weekend, about 600 competitors from more than thirty countries along with their families and friends, who will support them, will arrive on the island of Krk and Baška. A challenge that will once again encourages us to justify the trust of the organizers and prove to be excellent hosts. The benefits that will result from this event we will invest in further development and in raising the quality of the destination.
The race is held at the beginning of the cycling season, so it is conceptually arranged to extend the tourist season, but also to open the cycling season of training and outdoor racing after winter. Racing side by side with the professionals of this sport is something that makes this race, and cycling itself, really special!
Join us in Baška on days filled with adrenaline and adventurous spirit, a good atmosphere is guaranteed!
Date and time: 19.04.2022.
Duration: 19.04.2022. - 23.04.2022.
www: 4 ISLANDS MTB STAGE RACE