Carpathian MTB Epic

Carpathian MTB Epic


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Fundata 507070, Romania


Carpathian MTB Epic returns for the 3rd edition, with new tracks and an authentic MTB experience, between the 1st and 4th of August 2019. Registrations are OPEN for all passionate, professional and amateur cyclists at special prices starting with 28 January 2019, on

The event is featured in the S2 category of the International Cycling Union (UCI), giving performance athletes access to 80 UCI points.

Carpathian MTB Epic delivers 4 days of pure mountain biking with over 173 kilometres of pedalling and 8.050 meters of climbing in the heart of one of the last genuinely wild regions in Europe – the Carpathian mountains in Romania. Participation is complemented by the all-inclusive experience, which covers everything from accommodations in the Olympic level Race Village to nutrition & meal plans, complete race services on site and on course and top it all with a high quality relaxation & entertainment programme. We invite you, between the 1st and 4th of August, in Romania’s Carpathian Mountains for a journey that will reshape your mountain biking foundations.

Amateur participants who are not yet ready to cope with 4 days of racing can opt for the 1-Day Challenge event, being scheduled on the 4th of August, on a shorter route, 43 km long and with 1,800 meters of climbing.

Since its first edition, the Carpathian MTB Epic event has been quickly labelled as one of the most spectacular competitions in Europe, due to the special aura of the lands, the full package of services, the exceptional promotion and the quality of the organization. Athletes from over 22 countries join us each year for an unforgettable journey that is all about pushing your limits to the edge, building character, forging new bonds of friendship with passionate riders and experiencing the most EPIC tracks labelled by participants as iconic and breath-taking.

Entries are open exclusively online, on Special fees are available for cycling clubs affiliated with National Federations and for large groups of riders.

Rediscover the true nature of mountain biking!
Carpathian MTB Epic - Wild. Rugged. EPIC.
1-4 August 2019, Cheile Gradistei Fundata, Romania


Rider Experiences

ARIANE LÜTHI, 2018 CMTBE winner, 5 x Absa Cape Epic winner
"It is actually a very beautiful race and very, very technical, very hard. It was very tough, but absolutely beautiful. It is proper MTB."

FRANS CLAES, UCI Marathon Series Winner 2017
"It’s really wild there, but I wanted these extreme conditions. That’s why I love mountain biking!"

PEETER PRUUS - Carpathian MTB Epic Champion 2018, Estonia
"I didn’t expect this, it was hard! It was so steep and unbelievable. The race was really spectacular."

GUSTAV LARSSON, Olympic Champion
"I think Carpathian MTB Epic is really nice. The stages are so cool because they are so hard. But that’s how mountain bike should be like."

CORY WALLACE, 2 x Canadian Marathon Champion
"The race was wild and rugged. The trail reminded me of Canada, just as wild. It was real mountain biking, rough trails, steep climbs and the descent off the top was amazing. This is one of the best races I’ve done. It was an amazing."

JOVANA CRNOGORAC - National champion cross-country & cyclo-cross, Serbia
"It’s really tough and it’s a really hard race! The nature is beautiful and this place is amazing! The organization is really high level, I have to be honest."

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