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AlpineMan Xtreme Triathlon Bike Course

Road biking · Upper Carniola
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  • The bike leg starts with a nice climb to the Pokljuka plateau.
    / The bike leg starts with a nice climb to the Pokljuka plateau.
    Photo: Maruša Ravnik, Community
  • A wonderful view from Vršič pass with the Russian Road seen below and the surrounding Julian Alps.
    / A wonderful view from Vršič pass with the Russian Road seen below and the surrounding Julian Alps.
    Photo: Urban Pompe, Community
  • / The Russian road leading to Vršič Pass with 24 cobblestone paved hairpin turns.
    Photo: Klemen Žbontar, Community
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This is the official bike course of the beautiful AlpineMan Xtreme Triathlon, a long distance triathlon event in the heart of the Slovenia Julian Alps, taking place for the first time in end of September 2017.
difficult
Distance 180.6 km
6:00 h
2,700 m
2,985 m
1,618 m
163 m

Athletes will start the 173.8 km bike section with 2645 m of ascent from the small village Stara Fužina and ride along the Sava Bohinjka River before entering the first climb to the Pokljuka plateau (720 m elevation gain). The road slowly zig-zags its way through the vast spruce tree forests before descending towards the home of Slovenian mining and iron making industries, Jesenice. The athletes will pass through the touristy town of Kranjska Gora where the annual Alpine Skiing World Cup takes place. A gentle ascent from Jesenice to Kranjska Gora is followed by an intense push towards the top of the 1611 m high Vršič mountain pass (820 m elevation gain), which connects the Sava and Soča valleys by a road build by Russian prisoners during World War 1 (Russian Road). The steep ascent is followed by a long descent through the Soča valley, right next to the rejuvenating fresh Soča River through the towns Trenta and Bovec, and finishing in Kobarid.

Section length: 173.8 km, Altitude gain: 2645 m

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
1,618 m
Lowest point
163 m
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Start

Parking lot at Kramar caffee (536 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.281723, 13.881663
DMS
46°16'54.2"N 13°52'54.0"E
UTM
33T 413845 5125957
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Destination

Sport park in Kobarid

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all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
46.281723, 13.881663
DMS
46°16'54.2"N 13°52'54.0"E
UTM
33T 413845 5125957
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Road Cycling

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Cycling shoes
  • Padded shorts and jersey
  • Sunglasses

roadCyclingTechnical

  • Water bottle and cage
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
180.6 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
2,700 m
Descent
2,985 m
Highest point
1,618 m
Lowest point
163 m
Scenic Linear route Refreshment stops available

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