The ultimate adventure to conquer the wild Carpathians


The ultimate mountain bike adventure is here and will push everyone’s limits! Three race stages with incredible challenges, 157 kilometers of riding through amazing scenery and 5,750 meters of climbing, all for conquering one of the last genuinely wild regions in Europe in a 4-day event: CARPATHIAN MTB EPIC!

It’s Wild, it’s Rugged and it’s EPIC.

This EPIC adventure, organized by MPG Romania and scheduled for September 21-24, 2017, challenges internationally ranked professional MTB cyclists alongside experienced as well as aspiring, avid community riders to test their skills and satisfy their desire for amazing experiences while pushing their limits to the edge. The competition is all about challenge and experiencing the most EPIC tracks, set in the heart of the Carpathians.

Born from great passion for sport and nature, CARPATHIAN MTB EPIC is set to offer an unforgettable experience to any cyclist who dares to face the wild and untamed region of Romania’s Carpathians. Whether you choose to take on the 4-day EPIC, starting with the Prologue on the 21st of September, or immerse yourself in the authentic 1-day Challenge on the 24th of September, we promise to excite you with limit breaking experiences set in the heart of the last genuinely wild regions in Europe – the Carpathian mountains in Romania.

CARPATHIAN MTB EPIC is supported by Banca Transilvania and Gatorade, as Official Sponsors, and is designed as a SOLO full-service MTB stage race, the only one of this kind in Romania. The event will set camp at Cheile Gradistei – Fundata Resort, in Brasov county, a pleasant three hours drive from Bucharest, the Capital of the country. The MPG team is dedicated to offer to all contestants a seamless and worry-free ride with a high quality „eat, sleep & ride” race pack which covers everything from 3* accommodations in the Olympic level Race Village to nutrition and meal plans, complete race services on site and on course and top it all over with hours of pleasant relaxation and great entertainment programme. The mission is to help riders focus on the competition and enjoy the experience to its fullest.

The 4-day EPIC includes a Prologue, which is an optional qualifying race, and 3 daily stages. The Prologue held on Thursday, the 21st of September, is an XCO-type qualifying race, only 6 km long, 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, the 22nd of September  – 58 km, with 2,140 m of climbing, with Start line in Sinaia city and Finish line in the Race Village, at Cheile Gradistei – Fundata Resort, Brasov County;
  • Stage 2 on Saturday, the 23rd ofSeptember  – 54 km, with 1,830 m of climbing, with Start/Finish line in the Race Village, at Cheile Gradistei – Fundata Resort, Brasov County;
  • Stage 3 on Sunday, the 24th of September – 45 km, with 1,780 m of climbing, with Start/Finish line in the Race Village, at Cheile Gradistei – Fundata Resort, Brasov County.

The 1-day Challenge takes place on the 24th of September on the same course as the 3rd Stage of the 4-day EPIC event. It is a 45 kilometers race offering the chance to all aspiring riders, who are not ready to embrace the EPIC 4-day journey, a great entry point to this amazing experience, in a condensed package.

Registrations will open on the 15th of May 2017 and can be submitted exclusively on the official website. Riders can access a special registration fee during the early bird period available for the first 50 entries.

Book your place and get ready for a truly spectacular experience at CARPATHIAN MTB EPIC!