Carpathian MTB Epic 2018 – START for registration! Special offers available


Registrations are now opened for the second edition of the competition Carpathian MTB Epic, organized by MPG Romania! Passionate mountain bikers, both professionals and amateurs, have the chance to book their place for a special price during the launch period starting Wednesday, the 14th of February 2018:

Carpathian MTB Epic was launched in 2017, being quickly appreciated as one of the most spectacular races from Eastern Europe, through the beauty of the landscapes, full service package, exceptional promotion and the quality of organization. Romania gained a well-deserved place on the map claimed by the most important international cycling competitions.

Internationally recognized professional cyclists and amateur athletes from 15 countries have already announced their intention to participate at this event in 2018. Thus, mountain bike enthusiasts from Romania have the opportunity to experience a unique cycling race at the second edition of the Carpathian MTB Epic, which will take place between August 16-19, 2018, at Cheile Gradistei – Fundata, an Olympic level international resort.

Carpathian MTB Epic challenges you to enjoy a unique adventure, offering a top experience during a 4-stage race: with over 180 km of riding and 8,100 meters of climbing in a wild and rugged land. Now, you will have the chance to explore the most picturesque trails of the Southern Carpathians in a special 4-day event: Carpathian MTB Epic! Wild. Rugged. EPIC!

In 2018, Carpathian MTB Epic is included in the calendar of the International Cycling Union (UCI), category S2, offering professional athletes access to 80 UCI points, for the first time in Romania, which are relevant to the eligibility of participants in the 2020 Olympics.

Two race options are available at registration this summer:

  • 4-day EPIC includes a Prologue and 3 stages of daily competition. The Prologue, which will take place on Thursday, August 16, is a XCT (cross-country time trial) race of 10 km. The 3 stages, organized between 17th and 19th August 2018, are XCM format and each will take place on a distinct route, with a distance of 60 km, having the Start/Finish set at Cheile Gradistei – Fundata Resort.
  • 1-day Challenge takes place on August 19. and, as a novelty to the first edition, proposes a shorter route of only 40 km, specially designed to provide amateur riders, who haven’t yet reached the level of training required for the 4-day EPIC, the occasion to enjoy an authentic MTB experience in a top international competition.

Cyclists will benefit from a special registration fee during the launch period. Entries are open exclusively online at, the page being available both in English and Romanian. Special fees are prepared for participants residing in Romania through the Regional Development Program for Mass Sports, but also for cycling clubs affiliated to National Federations and for large groups of riders. Subsequently, the price of entry will gradually increase, the last day available for registration in this event being the 5th of August, 2018.

News regarding new developments and changes brought forward in 2018 are available on the official Blog – click here.

Prepare yourself for the most amazing experience. Conquer the wild Carpathian peaks!