Hydra Epic V
Hydra Epic trail - a XIV year product of many searches and adventures. It was created with a help of volunteers and participants.
The trail starts in Lithuania, Druskininkai city, near the border of Poland and Belarus, almost fully repeats the nearby water lines of rivers Nemunas, Neris and partly Žeimena, touching the best of nature parks, crosses the famous Labanoras and Gražutė regional parks, then patrols the Latvian-Lithuanian border for a while.
After leaving the border duty, track quickly reaches Riga and crosses biggest Latvian river Daugava. From there it follows most scenic river Gauja in it’s regional park up until Estonia’s Valga city. The views from the river banks are fascinating and for some might remind of forested canyons.
In Estonia track uses roads of estonian forest service (“RMK”), which go along Latvian-Estonian border, then starts to wind through famous Haanja route and finishes up with Tartu marathon track.
Finish is 30km away from Tartu, second biggest Estonia’s city, in Tartumaa Sports Complex.
In this way the route traverses Baltic countries from south to north.
The route has both technical cross country singletracks and long fast gravel parts, which go through most beautiful lithuanian, latvian and estonian cities, small countryside towns and forests. Along the trail there is an opportunity to visit a handful of big cities in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia: Kaunas, Vilnius, Zarasai, Riga, Sigulda, Cesis, Valmiera, Võru and etc. - for sure you will be surprised how close singletracks and city centers can be and at the same time how beautiful and untouched nature is in Baltic states! You will also have to check yourself in four time limited checkpoints where you will meet our volunteers.
Have some of best times exploring exquisite baltic nature and challenge yourself in endurance at the same time!
Total distance: 300, 700 or full - 1600km
Total ascend: up to 15km
Total participants: up to 100.
Recommended: mountain bike
Type: Single or pair.
Pay registration fee 30eur and register for selection.
First 35 riders registered, upon selection will have to pay discounted price - 120eur in total, rest - 150eur in total.
You will get an email if you were selected to participate in the event and have to pay rest price.
In case you're selected, you will have to pay 90eur or 120eur more (in total 120eur or 150eur)
In case you were not selected, you will have a better chance to join the challenge next year. You will not get back your registration fee (30eur).
When registering as a pair - buy two tickets at once, so we will know you as a pair.
The full track will be sent out to participants several days before the event.
Participants: 18 years and older.
Time limits are available in our web: www.hydraepic.com/plan