The Experience

The premier full-service mountain bike stage race in Eastern Europe

Accomodation, food & nutrition

Included in the entry fee

  • Standard accommodation for 3 nights is included with each 4-day EPIC entry fee – bed in Twin room, shared with another rider, starting (check-in) on Thursday 16th of August (Prologue day) and ending on Sunday 19th August. Breakfast is included.
  • Full 4-day EPIC meal plan, including recovery meals for each race day starting on Friday, dinner themed parties from Thursday to Saturday and one final farewell buffet set during the Awards Ceremony after the final stage, on Sunday. The 1-day Challenge race option includes the recovery meal and farewell buffet on Sunday.
  • Fully stocked water & nutrition points on course, including isotonic carbohydrate drinks, fruits and other energy boosting nutrients.
  • Parking space for all registered riders.

Available upgrades

  • The Standard accommodation included in the 4-day EPIC entry fee can be extended to the 15th of August, the 19th of August, or both days. Each extra day of accommodation has a cost of 54 EUR (breakfast included) and covers the whole room.
  • An upgrade to a single occupancy accommodation option is also available, at the price of 80 EUR for the whole duration (3 nights). Any extra nights will be charged at the cost of 54 EUR. Breakfast is included.
  • Further accommodation options are available on demand and can be personalized for both individuals or groups. Please get in touch with us through the Contact page.

Race Village & race services

Included in the entry fee

  • Trained medical staff / mountain rescue teams on-course and in the Race Village.
  • Technical aid points on-course, covering basic tools & repairs.
  • Basic insurance for each race day & bike insurance, only when parked in the official Day Bike Park.
  • Bike Wash with included handling, for each race day, for all 4-day EPIC participants. 1-day Challenge participants will have access to a separate Bike Wash zone, without handling.
  • Dedicated mechanical team at the Race Village, covering basic adjustments for free and further minor repairs, based on availability; on-course tool kits for self-made running repairs.
  • All riders registered for the 4-day EPIC race will be given special GPS tracking devices, fitted with SOS buttons. The devices enable live tracking and swift response in case of emergency. The service is offered by the leader in the field, the Swiss company Tractalis.
  • Substantial prize money pool & special prizes for all race categories.
  • Timing services for all stages, implemented with MyLaps, the global leader in digital timing technology.

Available upgrades

  • Bike storage facilities with 24h security, at the official Night Bike Park on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The cost of the service is 27 EUR.
  • A premium mechanical service, covering guaranteed post-race checks, superior adjustments and repairs, from Thursday to Saturday. Additional costs besides the included services are agreed upon and charged depending on what is required for the repairs. The service is offered at a price of 62 EUR.
  • Massage packs covered by dedicated personnel. The 4-day EPIC pack consists of 2 x 25 minutes time slots for Friday and Saturday and 2 x 15 minutes time slot for Thursday and Sunday. The price of the massage pack is 52 EUR.
  • For the 1-day Challenge race, the massage pack provides a 15 minutes session of Sunday and is offered for 7 EUR.
  • Two-way transport from Bucharest Int. Airport for one person and one bike is available for purchase at a cost of 50 EUR.
  • Clothes wash service is offered daily and is available for purchase directly at the Race Village main reception.

Entertainment & relaxation

  • Riders’ Lounge & Chillout Zone for after race recovery.
  • Themed dinner parties and farewell buffet, open also to supporters as part of the supporters’ pack available for purchase separately.
  • Wireless access covering the Race Village.
  • Tee house & restaurant overlooking the mountains.
  • Pool, sauna, pub & an array of relaxation games & activities are available at the Race Village.
  • A family friendly environment & a relaxing atmosphere.

An EPIC race pack

4-day EPIC

  • Official CARPATHIAN MTB EPIC pro cycle jersey.
  • Premium Finisher medal.
  • Basic nutrition / energy pack powered by GoldNutrition.
  • Event photos, free-of-cost.
  • Rider guides, nutritional advice, strategic approaches to each stage.
  • Sponsor give-aways & merchandise.

1-day Challenge

  • Official CARPATHIAN MTB EPIC cotton T-shirt. Riders can opt for the pro cycle jersey for an additional cost of 25 EUR.
  • Standard Finisher medal.
  • Basic nutrition / energy pack powered by GoldNutrition.
  • Event photos, free-of-cost.
  • Rider guides, nutritional advice, strategic approaches to the stage.
  • Sponsor give-aways & merchandise.

Enter the wild Carpathians