The IMBA Summit in Kranjska Gora or why Slovenia is one of the hottest cycling destinations

Published: 12.4.2018

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The IMBA Summit in Kranjska Gora or why Slovenia is one of the hottest cycling destinations

This weekend, (20-22 April), Kranjska Gora is hosting the International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) summit, which proves that Slovenia is one of the world’s hottest cycling destinations. The fact that the event takes places in the scenic alpine town of Kranjska Gora is mainly the result of the award received by the Slovenian Mountain Bike Community in 2017, when it was awarded as the best MTB community.

The IMBA Summit in Kranjska Gora or why Slovenia is one of the hottest cycling destinations

The IMBA Europe Summit brings together European mountain bike advocacy and trail building groups, the bicycle industry, land management agencies, public authorities, guiding companies and other stakeholders, to share good practices, network, get new insights and build relationships for future MTB projects or programs. The 3-day event will this year take place in Kranjska Gora, from 20 to 22 April.

This event represents one of the milestones for the development of mountain bike trails and the development of cycling in Slovenia in general. A number of destinations has already recognized the potential of mountain biking and thus already developed numerous products, among them also Kranjska Gora, the town which hosts the event. Set amid the Julian Alps, this alpine fairy-tale town represents a perfect destination for active holidays. More than 150 km of biking trails, make the area suitable for beginners or experienced cyclists, for families, young people and for anyone who likes to bike in the green Alpine environment. In addition to cycling trails, bike park offers adrenaline-fueled ride across tables, jumps, swings, and other obstacles.

The partners in the IMBA Summit project are also Ljubljana and the Slovenian Tourist Board, which actively encourages the development of sustainable and green oriented holidays.

Diverse landscapes, countless natural beauties and a number of trails, make Slovenia a perfect destination for cycling holidays, be it for beginners or world-class cyclists. Thanks to mesmerizing natural beauties and ever-changing landscapes, Slovenia has been in the spotlight also with regards to numerous cycling competitions, among them the Tour of Slovenia Race, which will this year for the second time be broadcast by Eurosport Channel.

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