20 – 26 August
#dinaricrally #dinaric2023 #abeautybutabeast
The Dinaric Rally has quickly established its name as a challenging Cross-Country Rally where like-minded maniacs from all over the globe come to race and test all of their riding skills as they tackle tough terrain through the most spectacular outback of the Dinaric Alps.
The stages are grueling. The terrain changes constantly. A typical special stage of the Dinaric will take you through endless fields, over razor sharp rocks, up hills, over mountains, through rivers, past ancient bridges …The scorching sun, the unforgiving wind Bura, the deep blue sea, green meadows, wild horses… It will be difficult to keep your eye on the path ahead as you navigate this mesmerizing terrain.
And finally, the rally Bivouac. The heart of the rally. The place where everyone gathers after a hard day of riding to lick their wounds, fix their weary bikes, share their experiences from the special stages and wash the dust from their throats with a cold beer.
This is the Dinaric Rally.
Unlike their super trendy cousins the European Alps, the Dinaric Alps have remained untouched and yet to be discovered. This is one of the last places in Europe where you can still find that true, primeval wilderness, both in nature that surrounds you and if you stare deep into the souls of the local community.
Europeans have traditionally polished their rally riding skills on other continents and this whole part of Europe, The Dinarides especially, have been completely forgotten. Till now!
There have been attempts to organize rallies in the last couple of years by people who aren’t locals. They do not understand the alchemy of the Dinarides. They do not understand the history, tradition, mythology, mentality of the Dinarides. They do not have this spiritual and occult connection with these mountains.
To organize the rally in the way in which we intend to, one truly must ”breathe” the mountains.
We have incorporated high standards of environmental protection and nature conservation into our rally rules. All riders, organization staff, spectators and all others related with the rally will have to abide by the rules.
We donate part of the proceeds of the Rally to local wildlife and nature conservation organizations.
We are passionate about riding, otherwise we wouldn’t be doing this at all. But, above everything else, we worship nature! The protection and preservation of nature is our primary motive for organizing this rally.
Dinarides are a mountain range in Southern and Southeastern Europe. They are spread over nearly 646 kilometers, from Italy, through Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Albania.
Organizer of Dinaric Rally is UNTAMED Sport Club
From 2022, Dinaric is Organized in cooperation with HMS (Croatian Motorcycle Federation) and FIM Europe
Dinaric Rally is a sporting event that takes place on a variety of grounds and is designed to demonstrate the skills, endurance of competitors and reliability of their machines. In addition, as one of the most important distinguishing factors, in this discipline competitors prove themselves in the skill of navigation.
The rally takes place on different terrains in natural landscapes. The organizer carefully chooses the terrain but usually does not change the terrain in any way and does not affect its appearance.
Some common landscapes are:
The Dinaric Alps (also known as Dinarides) are one of the most untamed and rough mountain ranges in Europe. They extend across whole western Balkan Peninsula, from the Julian Alps in Italy to the Šar and Korab Mountains in Albania and are the largest karst area in the world. The Dinarides are mainly formed of Dolomite, Limestone, Sandstone and Conglomerates. The whole area is sparsely populated. One of the most prominent features of the Dinarides are the numerous karst rivers of exceptional beauty. As you might have already guessed, riding through this terrain is a unique and memorable experience.
The rally caters to all riders! It is a challenging adventure for small and big motorcycles, quads and SSVs. The dynamic tempo of the rally and the constant change in scenery will surely quench your thirst for adventure. It all happens so quickly! At one moment you are destroying your tires on razor sharp limestone and the next you are riding through lush meadows. Then, you are drowning in deep mud and around the corner you are bathing and drinking water from crystal clear karst rivers. And the views? You guessed it; the views are breathtaking!
For thousands of years, the Dinarides have served as a shelter for people running from all sorts of troubles – from rampaging conquering armies to unbearable life in civilization. Here, high in the harsh mountains, cut by limestone blades, spiked by bramble and wind-blown by powerful Bura wind strikes, the Balkan mentality was shaped. The locals, just like the extraordinary natural beauty of the Dinarides, are what make this adventure unique!
Absolute and a priori respect for the local population, tradition, culture, customs and way of life is expected and will be strictly required from every rally participant!
We have incorporated high standards of environmental protection into the rules of the rally. All riders and participants will be required to adhere to the environmental protection code that has also been implemented in the scoring system.
We love nature! Riding a motorcycle off paved roads is a passion that builds on our biggest and primary passion, which is to be out in nature, to travel and to explore.
The organization of the rally allows us to rise awareness, within a controlled environment, and encourage the conservation and protection of nature among the motorcycle riders as, de facto one of the largest subcultures in the Western world!
Ecological aspects embedded in the principles and rules of the Dinaric Rally:
We are passionate about riding, but we are first and foremost passionate about nature!
Even though it was our first, 2020 will allways remain the most important edition od the Dinaric. We showed to the all riders, forein but also local, what a beautifull mountains Dinarides are and we proved, to the others but to ourselves too that the area has a huge possibilities. It will stay remembered that we managed to organize beautifull little rally under quite unpleasent Corona pandemic.
Dinaric Rally 2021 edition happened 24. – 29. 8. 2021. Rally was undoubtly very successul. All the hard work paid of and we (again) proved that Dinarides are beautiful mountains with a huge rally potential.
Initially, we planned to organize the third edition of the Dinaric in Croatia, B&H and Montenegro but after really successful 2021 edition and also because of Covid-19 related reasons, we decided to stay in Croatia and B&H.
In the forth edition of the Dinaric, we intend to finally connect more than two Dinaric Mountains countries. Although far more demanding for the organization, the forth season of the Dinaric will cover much wider region and be even more beautifull but also more challenging for the riders.