4-day EPIC

The ultimate race for any serious rider. Wild. Rugged. EPIC!

The 4-day EPIC stage race adventure through the wild Carpathian mountains in Romania is set to be an exciting and life changing experience. We welcome both UCI, seasoned and amateur riders to experience the stunning scenery, a challenging race, a friendly & relaxing atmosphere at the end of the day and the high standard services of an Olympic level Race Village.

The 4-day EPIC includes a Prologue and 3 daily stages. The Prologue (Thursday, August 16) is an XCO-type race whose results will be used to determine the competitors order at the Start line for the 1st stage. Each of the 3 stages is run on a distinct cycling route: Stage 1 on Friday (August 17) – 60 km, with 2,700 m of climbing; Stage 2 on Saturday (August 18) – 60 km, with 2,900 m of climbing; Stage 3 on Sunday (August 19) – 60 km, with 2,500 m of climbing.

4 days
of EPIC proportions
180 km
of pure challenge
8,100 m
elevation gain

The whole length of each course will be marked by a highly experienced team led by Romanian multiple mountain bike national champion, Razvan Juganaru. Check points, aid & technical stations and nutrition points are available throughout each course.

PROLOGUE - Thursday, 16 Aug. 2018

Start & finish: Cheile Gradistei Fundata, the Race Village

Set in the vicinity of the Race Village, the XCO-type race will determine the start line positions of the first stage. The race also contributes to the general rankings and is mandatory.

Final track length may vary. Please consult the Ride Guide in the week of the race. Final technical characteristics will also be communicated during the Technical Briefing held before each stage.

Course details

  • Distance: 4 km, traversed multiple times
  • Elevation: 110 m
  • Difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Max. stage time: N/A

Technical characteristics

  • Trails & single track: 60%
  • Gravel & wild mountain roads: 30%
  • Asphalt: 10%

STAGE 1 - QUEEN STAGE | Friday, 17 Aug. 2018

Start & finish: Cheile Gradistei Fundata, the Race Village

Final track length may vary. Please consult the Ride Guide in the week of the race. Final technical characteristics will also be communicated during the Technical Briefing held before each stage.

Course details

  • Distance: 60 km
  • Elevation: 2,700 m
  • Difficulty: 5 out of 5
  • Max. stage time: TBA

Technical characteristics

  • Trails & single track: 50%
  • Gravel & wild mountain roads: 40%
  • Asphalt: 10%

STAGE 2 - Saturday, 18 Aug. 2018

Start & finish: Cheile Gradistei Fundata, the Race Village

Final track length may vary. Please consult the Ride Guide in the week of the race. Final technical characteristics will also be communicated during the Technical Briefing held before each stage.

Course details

  • Distance: 60 km
  • Elevation: 2,900 m
  • Difficulty: 4 out of 5
  • Max. stage time: TBA

Technical characteristics

  • Trails & single track: 40%
  • Gravel & wild mountain roads: 50%
  • Asphalt: 10%

STAGE 3 - Sunday, 19 Aug. 2018

Start & finish: Cheile Gradistei Fundata, the Race Village

Final track length may vary. Please consult the Ride Guide in the week of the race. Final technical characteristics will also be communicated during the Technical Briefing held before each stage.

Course details

  • Distance: 60 km
  • Elevation: 2,500 m
  • Difficulty: 4 out of 5
  • Max. stage time: TBA

Technical characteristics

  • Trails & single track: 50%
  • Gravel & wild mountain roads: 40%
  • Asphalt: 10%