Timeline and What’s going on

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 aim

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.

DIAGONALA335 IS A TRADITIONAL CHARITY SPORT EVENT

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 June 20th, 2020 is HERE (is to be updated).

What’s going on at the start

Registration at the start of Diagonale335 on June 19th 2020 is mandatory and will take place from 10:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at location Trdkova 22, 9263 Kuzma in front of fire brigade 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 let’s go direction to Portorose.

Registration at the start of the shorter route Diagonal’ca (133 km) on June 20th, 2020 is mandatory and will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the location Vodovodna cesta 25, 1000 Ljubljana, in front of the Sports Association of Ljubljana. The start is on June 20th, 2020 at 10:30 a.m.

The welcoming speech of the organizer Simon Eržen and the representative of the Sports association of Ljubljana will follow.

What’s going on the road

At promotional points (Vransko, 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 Portorose (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 playing by Rok. He will take care that the atmosphere at the promotional and resting places will be fun.

MICRO LOCATIONS OF PROMOTIONAL POINTS AND ESTIMATED ARRIVAL TIMES

Vransko

after 153km

at approx. 6.30-7.30 a.m.

Vransko

Čeplje 12, 3305 Vransko (Gostilna Grof)

Ljubljana

after 206 km

at approx. 9.45-11.00 a.m.

Ljubljana

ŠZL, Vodovodna cesta 25, 1000 Ljubljana

Koper

after 320 km

at approx. 4.00-4.30 p.m.

Koper

Plato Mandrača next to Semedelska cesta (Hlavatyev park)

Portorose

after 335 km

after 5.00 p.m.

Portorose

Beach next to Hoteli Bernardin, Portorose (near parking place)

What to expect at the pit-stops and promo points and is included in the application fee (the rest is payable):

Start Trdkova: pastries, coffee – donations desired
Pit-stop Sv. Jurij ob Ščavnica: ??, ice cream, water
Pit-stop Ptuj: coffee, water, ice cream, burgers
Promo point Vransko by Grof restaurant: coffee, water,  as per your choice
Pit-stop Trojane: donut, drink, as per your choice
Promo point Ljubljana: hot pot, coffee, water, juices
Pit-stop Belsko: water, hot meals and other drinks
Pit-stop Kozina: ??
Promo point Koper: ??, as per your choice in local restaurants
Finish/ promo point Portorose: hot pot, drink

We will do our best to supply all the outlets and promo points with drinks. The list will be updated.

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.

What’s going at the destination

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. Drinks are also going to be available to be purchased.