Trail du Balkan - 12 September 2020 (Saturday), 9 AM

19k race with serious climbs and drops, and part of the bulgarian SkyRunning Championship.


What is it?


The middle distance is with 1600+ m climb, start from the centre of Pirdop Village, Climb to the top of Balkan Mountain, and vicious climb at the “Morgue” with drop to the Elensko fest finish area.

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Total distance: 19.48 km
Max elevation: 1974 m
Min elevation: 678 m
Total climbing: 1804 m
Total descent: -1620 m
Download file: TrailDuBalkan19k.gpx

Route description


Start from Pirdop, going north up to Pascal Hut. Note: you have to cross train tracks!

First checkpoint at 6 KM, make sure you have water tanks filled in.

Start up following the winter marks to checkpoint 2, turn left on the top of the mountain, going right.

Reach checkpoint 4 making an almost 180 degree turn back to the top on the “morgue” climb. 

Follow the pilons back to Pascal hut, turn right and finish in Elensko Area.

What else:

Transport to the start

There will be transport from the tent camp to the starting zone in the center of Pirdop.

Tent camp

You can set a tent in the tent camp, which wil be next to the fest zone and the finish.

Fest zone

There will be fun activities which will be announced soon.

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