Passionate cyclists measure joy in kilometers. Every kilometer along the way is unique. You are exploring the beautiful nature, are cycling through interesting places and can admire many attractions. The diagonal through Slovenia is 335 km long. It starts in Goričko at the tripoint and ends in Portorose. All through the way you can admire the diverse Slovenian landscape.
The main purpose of this project is to encourage Slovenian people, especially the young, to get more active in sports. Becoming more active is key in living a healthy life. Nowadays more and more people are facing stress and a lifestyle where the time of sitting is increasing and the time to get active is very limited. That is the reason why we began with the project #diagonala335. It is a one-day event to encourage people to find joy in becoming more active.
This time we are talking about the Slovenian diagonal and all of us Slovenes, therefore we invite all recreational cyclists to join us on the entire 335 kilometers route, on the shorter route in distance of 133 km or anywhere along the route where you like along the route. Promotional points in Celje, Ljubljana, Koper and Portorose are also possible joining points. The whole route of the Diagonala335 can be seen on Ridewithgps.com.
In case you are joining at your point of choice (application is mandatory anyway), our current location on the route will be refreshed every 5 seconds on the map at the home page Diagonala335 on the day of the event, so you cannot miss us.
For others that will follow us on the screens, our Facebook page will contain update information from the road.
The whole timeline for the day 15th June 2019 is HERE.
Registration at the start of Diagonale335 on June 14th 2019 is mandatory and will take place on June 14th, 2019 at 10:45 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. at the address Trdkova 22, 9263 Kuzma in front of fire station Trdkova. You will get also a power up before the start.
Your backpack (please reduce the size to the smallest possible size) will be at disposal in a special accompanying transportation vehicle, which will only be used for the transport of backpacks. Each beneficiary will receive a bracelet that identifies him with a backpack.
The welcoming speech of the mayor of Mr. Josef Škalič and Simon Eržen, short instructions, total countdown and los gema richtung Portorož.
Registration at the start of the Diagonal’ce (133 km long route) on June 15th, 2019 is mandatory and will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the address Vodovodna cesta 25, 1000 Ljubljana, in front of the Sports Association of Ljubljana. The start is on June 15th, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.
The welcoming speech of the mayor of Mr. Josef Škalič, the organizer Simon Eržen and the representative of the Sports association of Ljubljana will follow.
At promotional points (Čeplje, Ljubljana and Koper), where longer stops are planned, there also might be some meetings with the media and other invitees for the event (majors, presidents of associations and other organizations, media personalities and well-known Slovenian athletes and other persons).
Points for refreshment: Ptuj (at your own expense), Trojane (donuts) and Ljubljana (hot pot) and Portorož (hot pot).
In Ljubljana, Diagonal’ca participants join with Diagonale335 participants and continue to the finish line in Portorose at a common tempo.
In order to make each participant feel at the peak of the event and because we know from the experience that almost every once in a while, along the road the motivation falls, we decided to escort you with the live accordion. He will take care that the atmosphere at the promotional and resting places will be fun.
To deserve a medal at the destination you need to collect stamps from all 4 promotional points along the way. If you cycle a shorter route with us, you need to collect stamps from the promotional points that are on the road till the last one in Portorose.
Each participant who successfully arrives to the destination in Portorose receives deserved medal. This applies to both Diagonale335 and Diagonal’ca participants. If you arrive in Portorose after 20:00 p.m., you can collect the medal from the organizer with a stamped coupon by post.
At the destination, a group photo shooting will take place, people will be able to exchange ideas, feelings followed by a traditional jump into the sea.
Final (second) hot pot (meat / vegetarian) will be provided.