DESCRIPTION OF TRAIL 1, lenght 54 km:
The start of the “PRO trail” is in Vlasici, from where we take a slight uphill towards Ornithological reserve of the Veliko and Malo Blato (at this point the routes are separated). The “PRO” trail turns on the right towards salt basins of the Solana Pag paddling up to the windmills. The first part and the part of the climb is asphalted, later on you will bike on a macadam. Pay attention on the top at the downhill due to scattered macadam. The panoramic views are breathtaking. Velebit on the right and Pag town, Olib and Maun on the left. Later on we descent down to the town of Pag and paddling towards the other side of the salt basins of Solana Pag in the direction of Povljana. From Povljana we continue to Smokvica. On this trail you will admire again beautiful sceneries of the nature and panoramic views. The MTB trail will take you to our final destination Vlašići, where you finish the race.
DESCRIPTION OF TRAIL 2, lenght 28 km:
The start of the”RECREATIONAL trail” is in Vlasici, from where we take a slight uphill towards Ornithological reserve of the Veliko and Malo Blato (at this point the routes are separated). “Recreational” trail turns towards Povljana from where we continue to the Old town of Povljana and later on to Smokvica. On this trail you will admire beautiful sceneries of the nature and panoramic views to the sea. The MTB trail will take you to our final destination Vlašići, where you finish the race.
The route of the race is minimally challenging because the terrain is very clear and there is no forest or shrubs. The whole track is very transparent and very accessible, but some parts may be technically demanding.
The logo of the MTB marathon “Pedaling on the island of Pag” is the Black Pennant dragonfly (Selysiothemisnigra) which is also called Paska Cipkica (Pag Lace). The Black Pennant reproduces in shallow Mediterranean lakes and large ponds that have a substrate of fine silt. Its habitat (on the island of Pag) is at Veliko, Malo and Kolan Blato. Dragonflies can hover, climb and sink rapidly, rush from one place to another, suddenly change direction, or surprisingly after flying swiftly, it stops and remains still. It is a strictly protected and endangered species.
After completing the race, lunch will be served at “Dupin” restuarant in Vlasici starting at 13:00Hrs. At 15:00h, there will be an announcement of the winners. For the first 3 places, from both tracks, male/female categories, prizes are divided into gift packets from the sponsors. The youngest and the oldest contestant who complete the race also the best photo and video from the race will receive an award from the sponsors.
Family, companions and visitors who do not wish to participate in the cycling marathon “Pedaling on the Island of Pag”, have the option to partake in an organized and free tour; birdwatch in the ornithological refuge of Veliko Blato. Lunch for family members, companions and visitors will be provided at the finish of the race.
Participants in the race must organize their own transport, reservations and payment to the private renter(s). Parking for competitors will be organized at the Start.
TRANSPORT: your own arrangement
FERRY TIME TABLE: car ferry PRIZNA- ŽIGLJEN- http://www.jadrolinija.hr/o-nama/brodovi/trajekti