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AlpineMan Xtreme Triathlon Bike Course

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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

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

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Highest point
1,618 m
Lowest point
163 m
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Start

Parking lot at Kramar caffee (536 m)
Coordinates:
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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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Coordinates

DD
46.281723, 13.881663
DMS
46°16'54.2"N 13°52'54.0"E
UTM
33T 413845 5125957
w3w 
///settle.delivering.grafting
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
180.6 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
2,700 m
Descent
2,985 m
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