HFG Alpine Slovenia Stages Race

Alpine Slovenia Stages Race is a gravel grinding race from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th of May, 2023. Riders will take a three stages in 300 km long, alpine winding route with first-class gravel roads. Designed to be fun and challenging for gravel riders of all levels. In 2023, the HFG stage race will be held for the second time.

 

Lake Bled and Julian Alps

This little and exceptionally beautiful lake Bled can be found in the Julian Alps, in Northwestern Slovenia. Lake Bled is one of the most surprising and beautiful places on Earth. The Julian Alps and pre-alpine hills are considered as one of the best for alpine gravel biking and multi-days bikepacking. For gravel grinders, this beautiful location offers a variety of riding options in a truly preserved nature, full of surpluses and fascinating places.

 

The HF Gravel Stages race will perfectly describe the gravel riding philosophy. We locals, passionate fans of gravel riding, completed three excellent stages with the best gravel roads and views.

Facts:

  • Location: Lake Bled, Slovenia
  • Start and Finish: River Camp Bled
  • Date: May 12th - May 14th,  2023
  • Format: 3 alpine stages from one base.
  • Riding path: Riders must follow the GPX track.
  • Length: 305 km
  • Positive climbing: +6450m
  • Gravel roads: 76-81%/ stages
  • Max. number of riders: 120

Three Stages - One Base - Amazing Alpine Contrast - Challenge 

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HFG Stage One

The HFG stage one is an overture - Warm Up! - to the gravel grinding in Slovenia alpine region and takes place on extraordinary gravel roads on the Jelovica plateau. It continues with the fast descent into the valley of the river Sava and back through the old town of Radovljica to the finish line.

 

Stage 1 facts:

  • Start location: River Camping, Bled 
  • Date: May 12th,  2023
  • Start: 1pm
  • Length: 68 km
  • Feed station: No.
  • Positive climbing: +1480m
  • Gravel roads: 82%
  • Max. total time: 5 hours (average speed – 13.6 km/h)
  • Special: Alpine Gravel riding warm up.

HFG Stage Two

HFG stage two runs from Lake Bled on the western side of the Jelovica plateau and descends to the beautiful and famous Lake Bohinj. From there, the route runs through extraordinary alpine alpine pastures - Uskovnica, Zajamniki and Zajavornik - and across the amazing Pokljuka plateau in the Triglav National Park. From the Pokljuka plateau we descend into the valley of the Radovna river and from there over the Mežakla plateau back to Lake Bled and the finish line along the Sava river.

 

Stage 2 facts:

  • Start location: River Camping, Bled 
  • Date: May 13th, 2023
  • Start: 9am
  • Length: 128.5 km
  • Positive climbing: +2540m
  • Feed station: One (70km) 
  • Gravel roads: 79%
  • Max. total time: 11 hours (average speed – 11.7 km/h)
  • Special: Triglav National Park Ride.
  • Note: You can also register only for the second stage - "King stage"

Gravel is about community, it’s about friendship and our mission is to create an intimate HFG gravel experience. Therefore, we offer riders to choose to participate only on the "King stage"on Saturday, May 13th. The result is not taken into account in the HFG stages race. It’s a one-day gravel race and also the rankings are the same.

 

Only "King stage" facts:

  • Start: 9am
  • Length: 128.5 km
  • Positive climbing: +2540m
  • Feed station: One (70km) 
  • Gravel roads: 79%
  • Max. total time: 11 hours (average speed – 11.7 km/h)
  • Special: Triglav National Park Ride.

HFG Stage Three

The third HFG stage is special. The start is in the morning by the river Sava, and then we ride to Karavanke Mountains on the east side of Upper Carniola valley. This is a serious stage that takes us across the very dynamic middle mountains and high pastures back to Lake Bled and the finish line.

 

Stage 3 facts:

  • Start location: River Camping, Bled 
  • Date: May 14th, 2023
  • Start: 8am
  • Length: 105 km
  • Positive climbing: +2900m
  • Feed station: One (62km)
  • Gravel roads: 75%
  • Max. total time: 9 hours (average speed – 11.6 km/h)
  • Special: Beautiful Karavanke Mountain Ride.

Venue place

The event venue place is beautiful River Camping Bled. It is also the start and finish line of the HFG Stages race.

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Regulation

Every gravel riders has high expectations and Human Fish Gravel Stages Race is a great choice.

Please, see race regulation here >> 

Registration

Welcome to the online registration of Human Fish Gravel Stages Race 2022. Choose between HFG basic package, HFG medium package and HFG full package.

 

  • Registration via online form.
  • Payment options: PayPal
  • Bank cards options: Stripe
  • Don't have PayPal or card?  Please, contact us on info@humanfishgravel.com

Price

HF Gravel Basic Package

140€ for Early Bird until February 15th 2023 | 160€ for Regular price until April 30th 2023 | 180€ for for Last minute price until May 10th 2023.

 

Full organisation of the HF Gravel stages Race | Right to start on the race for 3 stages | Registration services | Electronic timing | Start number | Official T-shirt | Snacks and beverages in the feed zones: stage1 (0), stage 2 (1), Stage 3 (1) | Pasta or pizza lunch in the finish zone (3) | Organised and protected bike depo | Parking | Bicycle washing area | Event Service area | Written instructions for navigation with map and attitude profile until May 5th, 2023, 2023 | GPX track for navigation | 

 

HF Gravel Medium Package

190€ for Early Bird until February 15th 2023 | 210€ for Regular price until April 30th 2023 | 250€ for for Last minute price until May 8th 2023.

 

Full organisation of the HF Gravel stages Race | Right to start on the race for 3 stages | Registration services | Electronic timing | Start number | Official T-shirt | Welcome morning coffee on Friday | Snacks and beverages in the feed zones: stage1 (0), stage 2 (1), Stage 3 (1) | Pasta or Pizza lunch in the finish zone (3) | Organised and protected bike depo | Parking | Bicycle washing area | Event Service area | Written instructions for navigation with map and attitude profile until May 5th, 2023 | GPX track for navigation | Two nights Camping Premium parcel accommodation.

 

HF Gravel Full Package

430€ for Early Bird until February 15th 2023 | 450€ for Regular price until April 30th 2023 | 500€ for for Last minute price until May 8th 2023.

 

Full organisation of the HF Gravel stages Race | Right to start on the race for 3 stages | Registration services | Electronic timing | Start number | Official T-shirt | Snacks and beverages in the feed zones: stage1 (0), stage 2 (1), Stage 3 (1) | Pasta or pizza lunch in the finish zone (3) | Organised and protected bike depo | Parking | Bicycle washing area | Event Service area | Written instructions for navigation with map and attitude profile until May 5th, 2023 | GPX track for navigation |  Two nights Glamping Alpine House accommodation just for you - 32m2  - SINGLE USE! *

 

  • NOTE: The price for accommodation for additional persons - partners, friends ... - in the cabin is 20€ per person for two nights. 
  • NOTE: The Glamping Alpine house can also be shared by other cyclists in a group by paying a registration fee of €140€ for each additional rider (max. 4 riders in a cabin).

 

SPECIAL OPTION:

 

HF Gravel only Stage 2 | May 13th, 2023

45€ for Early Bird until February 15th 2023 | 55€ Regular price until April 30th 2023 | 65€ for for Last minute price until May 8th 2023.

Full organisation of the HF Gravel stages Race | Right to start on the race for 1 stage | Registration services | Electronic timing | Start number |  Snacks and beverages in the feed zones (1) | Pasta or Pizza lunch in the finish zone | Organised and protected bike depo | Parking | Bicycle washing area | Event Service area | Written instructions for navigation with map and attitude profile until May 5th, 2023 | GPX track for navigation | 

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