Use of GPS device is mandatory in this year’s marathon. Although, you will not have to use it constantly to navigate the route, each individual must have a GPS device in order to start any stage of TransDinara marathon. One GPS device per team also qualifies. For the most of the time, in order to successfully navigate through marathon stages, you’ll be able to rely on 4 kinds of trail markings and signs, including 150 permanent signs like these:
Due to total marathon lenght of 226km, weather conditions, and various kinds of human interferences, marathon track displayed on your GPS device will give a you straight answer in situations where there is confusion or lack in trail markings. Further more, GPS device will come in handy as you approach urban areas, where clear visual marking of the route may become difficult to achieve.
Regarding GPS devices, you are free to use any kind, but we highly recommend that your device is:
– shock resistant
– installed firmly on the bike
– powered by a battery that can last for minimum of 12hrs (or that the battery can be changed on the field)
Most mobile phones are equipped with a GPS module, but do not fit mentioned characteristics, and therefore should not be your primary choice. However, we leave this decision up to you. If you do choose a mobile phone as your primary GPS device, please be sure that it can display marathon route (tracks and waypoints) independently from the mobile provider service (internet connection). Places that you are heading to do not have an internet connection.
WE WILL PROVIDE: – stage tracks for download (available on this site)
– send all the GPS data needed to all registered participants via email 10 day before marathon starts
– tech support with GPS data transfer to your device on-site (at info desk)
– possibility to purchase alkaline AA and AAA batteries (at info desk)
– 220V grid connection to charge your device within joint accommodation
What better day to open registrations than on the April Fool’s day?! We’we got 100 vacant slots at the start line in individual or team combination waiting for you, and we’re throwing 10% discount if you’re quick in planning five months ahead. And you’re free to combine this discount with one you’ve earned fair&square in 2014. Registration starts here.
It is with great pleasure to announce that this year’s circus will be accompanied by at least 2-3 people that actually know what they are doing: Giant of Croatia mobile service team. In their mobile service zone, at the end of Stages One and Two, they will be offering bike maintenance and service, either as a prepaid option (available trough the registration process) at a promo price, or as a standard LBS (pay on the spot). Giant will also follow us around with a bunch of their test models, in case of a major failure on your bike, or in case you get so curious on one of the Giant 2016 models.
GIANT SERVICE PREPAID package (available trough the registration process) at 20,00 EUR/person includes:
– bike check-up, fine-tuning, and chain maintenance/lubing (at Stages One and Two)
– all the labor spent in eliminating failures/breakdowns (parts are excluded)
– priority in the service schedule
– replacement bike in case of inability to fix yours
We are very proud to announce Ivonne Kraft and Peter Vesel as a mixed team at TDM 2016! Stage marathons are Ivonne and Peter’s specialty; the list of their individual achievements is impressive, and as a team they’ve won Absa Cape Epic 2015!
It’s not an easy task to compress 3 adventurous days in less than 3 minutes, but we gave it a shot. Thanks to Andrej and his helmet cam, we are able to bring fragments of Dinara and Kamešnica mountains appeal and beauty to those of you who have never been there….and for the guys and girls who have joined us in 2014, an opportunity to relive some of TDM moments. We hope you like it!
After a long break, TransDinara marathon returns the first weekend of September 2016! We’ll be posting more info in days to come, including stage announcements. Stages 1 and 2 are being completely redesigned, while stage 3 will remain the same. TransDinara marathon starts September 2nd from Trilj, and ends September 4th in Knin. Registrations open April 1st 2016. Stay tuned!