BLACK HOLE MARATON
Unique diverse nature in the area of Geopark Karavanke was a very rich mining area in the past. After the mine was closed the region was left with more than 1000 km of mining tunnels, 1000 km of gravel roads, forest roads and single trails, which were connecting mine entrances, farms, churches and villages.
On different Black Hole Marathon tracks, no matter the distance, you can expect a rich natural diversity, refreshing shade of thick spruce forests, even more refreshing alpine water springs and the most refreshing of them all: unique 6 km long section through the mountain riding old mining tunnels.
BLACK HOLE EXTREME MARATON 80 km
This marathon is designed for mountain biking enthusiasts, who would like to test their physical limits to the fullest. Most of the race takes on gravel and forest roads with some sections of single trails. Steep and demanding climbs will bring your heartbeat to the max, while you enjoy the scenery and catch your breath on descends.
Therefore it is not necessary that your technical skills are super high and that your bike is high end full suspension bike.
Recommended bike: XC, hardtail, ciclokross, all mountain
BLACK HOLE ENDURO MARATHON 50 km
For all the Enduro and AllMountain enthusiast, which are considering of visiting next week (rider or visitor) Enduro World Series, this BH Enduro Marathon is a perfect warm up. Demanding uphill’s followed by long and beautiful single track descends with roots, and rocks gives you a true opportunity to discover the diversity and beauty of Koroška region. High technical and high physical skills are recommended as this marathon checks them all.
Recommended bike: any full suspension
BLACK HOLE ALL MOUNTAIN MARATHON 31 km
If you are a recreational/hobby racer and you enjoy riding your bike on some flowy single trails, tackle the hills and enjoy the nature, this one is for you. All those forst single trails make it still challenging, and can leave you breathless if you push it, but it will also offer you an amazing riding day out in the nature.
Recommended: XC, hardtail, any trail bike
BLACK HOLE »PERKMANDELC« MARATHON 20 km
If you are not as fit and don`t really want to race, but wold still like to join us for a ride, you can bring your partner, friend, mother or father to race “Perkmandelc Marathon”. A guided tour following and meeting some of the sections of the other marathon tracks, where you can cheer for your beloved ones, while still being active and gaining the experience.
Recommended bike: any good mountain bike