BLACK HOLE MARATON
Unique diverse nature in the area of Geopark Karavanke around Mt.Peca / Petzen 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 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.

 

EXTREME BLACK HOLE MARATON – 53KM, 2100M EVELATION GAIN

 

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. 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: best is to have a full suspension XC/AM bike.

Part of the track is going into old mining tunnels and through the mountain, where head lamp for each individual is obligatory. Every rider needs his own bike light.

 

CLASSIC BLACK HOLE MARATON – 43KM, 1500M ELEVATION GAIN

If you are a recreational/hobby racer and you enjoy riding your bike on some nice cross country roads, tackle the hills and enjoy the nature, this one is for you. All up and downs make it Classic BH Marathon 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: best is to have a full suspension XC/AM bike.

Part of the track is going into old mining tunnels and through the mountain, where head lamp for each individual is obligatory. Every rider needs his own bike light.