UNIQUE RACE IN THE WORLD OF MTB
Welcome to Mitas 4 Islands 2019 – race in which islands are the stages, goat paths are trails and the sea plays hide and seek! Original music soundtrack by the clicking shifters, original coreography by the rolling stones. Race is the place.
The trails are waiting!
ABOUT THE RACE
Mitas 4 Islands is a team MTB stage race with 4 stages and prologue
It’s an amateurs side-by-side with professionals kinda race. Generally, the race stays the same. All that makes a real MTB is all still there. You need endurance combined with skill in every pedal of the way – from hard core climbs to technical descends. The terrain didn’t change either. It still provides overall blend of diverse riding with sharpened limestone rocks waiting to puncture your day.
Each team consists of 2 riders. In 5 days of the race participants will make around 300 km and 5 500 vertical meters. Also, they will pass through the most beautiful locations on the island Krk, island Rab, island Cres and island Lošinj. Participation is open to any person older than 18 years.
The race is limited to 600 participants (300 teams).
Prologue - Short and Salty
09. April 2019. Island Krk
The prologue will be a relatively short stage (13 kilometers with a couple hundred meters of climbing) where all racers will get their first taste of what awaits them. This “short sprint stage” we will used for measuring your times which in turn will determine your starting block positions in the race itself.
- steep uphill
- tehnical single trail
Stage 1 -I'm a rock-it man
10. April 2019 Island Krk
Nowadays, everyone is shooting rockets into outer space. Who knows, humanity just might come back to the golden age of space exploration and landing on the moon again! Well, we will definitely try with you, our own bikeonauts!
At the start, you will be climbing a narrow single trail to reach 12 long km infamous Krk Moon Surface using only the jet fuel in your legs. No Elon Musk is gonna help you here but our volunteers will be cheering all the way.
- 2 feed zones
- moon surface
- new trails
Stage 2 - Shades of Rab
11. April 2019 Island Rab
Remember that movie “Die Hard”? This year you’re gonna need to “Ride Harder” and faster than ever.
The fastest of four stages of the race will require more endurance than technical finesse. It will take you through 15 km of shady forests, plateauing with magnificent views from the rocky Premužić trail (a masterpiece of dry stone architecture – over a hundred years old) and culminating in an unforgettable finish among the sands of Paradise beach – the longest sand beach in Croatia.
- 2 feed zones
- Premužić trail
- Rajska plaža (paradise beach)
Stage 3 - Shepherd's paradise
12. April 2019 Island Cres
The island Cres is known for its sheep farming tradition and you get a chance to be wolves in sheep’s clothing for a day as you ride your bikes through the “the shepherd’s paradise” – a bike restricted area full of narrow lanes, trails and seaside views that will leave you breathless and hungry for more.
Don’t let its beauty pull wool over your eyes this is technically challenging and physically demanding stage.
As you race through unspoiled nature of the island toward the finish line, woods and pastures will give way to dirt and rocks, revealing a completely different side of Cres.
- 2 feed zones
- Start from ferry
- Shepherd's paradise trail
Stage 4 - push your limits
13. April. 2019 Island Lošinj
Before you will take a deep breath, enjoying a beautiful sea view while deep in your thoughts…
Before you drink a relaxing beer with your partner…
Before you will take a moment to congratulate yourself on a tremendous effort you delivered…
Before all of that, you need to push more in the last stage – the shortest but most intense, 40 unforgettable kilometres – a stage for winners who always give their best.
Push to the limits and leave no stone unturned at the final stage of Mitas 4 Islands.
- 2 feed zones
- push your limits uphill
- Napoleon's trail
Race is exclusively for teams which are made up of two participants:
Men (18 – 39 years)
Woman (from 18 years)
Masters (40 – 49 years)
Grand Masters (over 50 years)
Mix (woman + man, over 18 years)
UCI ELITE MEN – men, over 18 years old with valid UCI licence
UCI ELITE WOMAN – woman, over 18 years old with valid UCI licence
All participants of the race need to be at least 18 years old on the day of the race (date of birth not older than April 9th 2001.)