20 – 26 August
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Dinaric Rally Raid
Rev up your engines and join the ride with Dinaric Rally Raid, Europe’s fastest growing rally!
Welcome to Dinaric Rally, the ultimate off-road adventure racing event in the Balkans. Our rally takes participants through some of the most challenging terrain in the region, with a focus on navigation, endurance, and the thrill of the race.
Our rally scores for FIM Europe TT Rally Cup and is open to motorcycles, quads and SSVs, and features a variety of stages and time trials. With its combination of high-speed racing, technical challenges, and breathtaking scenery, Dinaric Rally is the perfect destination for seasoned rally riders but also for motorsport enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike.
Join us for the ultimate adrenaline rush from 20-26 August at the Dinaric Rally – the most challenging Cross-Country Rally in the Dinaric Alps.
The Dinaric Rally has quickly established its name as a challenging Cross-Country Rally where like-minded rally addicts 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.
Our racing teams come from all over the world to compete in this extreme sports competition. Whether you’re an experienced rally racer or a first-time participant, you’ll find plenty of challenges and opportunities to push your skills to the limit.
Join us for the ultimate off-road adventure racing experience and see why Dinaric Rally is quickly becoming one of the most exciting and challenging events in the rally racing world.
The ultimate rally challenge awaits: Are you ready for the Dinaric Rally?
The Dinaric Rally is a rally addict’s dream, where like-minded individuals from all over the world come together to test their riding skills on tough terrains. The special stages are grueling, where you will ride through endless fields, razor-sharp rocks, hills, mountains, rivers, ancient bridges, and more. With the scorching sun, unforgiving wind Bura, deep blue sea, green meadows, and wild horses, navigating this mesmerizing terrain is a challenge.
At Dinaric Rally, we pride ourselves on our commitment to sustainability and the local communities we visit. Our rally is not just about the competition, but also about fostering a sense of community and respect for the environment.
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!
Issac Feliu (SPAIN)
I’m thrilled to cross the finish line of the Dinaric!; I loved the navigation – the Dinaric Rally roadbook was one of the best ones I’ve had; It’s easily one of the best rallies I’ve done in Europe.
Vanessa Ruck (UK) – aka The Girl on a BikeThe terrain constantly changes. Pure epicness. We’ve had rocks and meadows, flats and highs, mountains and forests… It has been absolutely fantastic!
Serkan Özdemir (Türkiye)
Great tracks. Great scenery. Seeing different cultures. Great atmosphere in paddock. I will come back again!
Libor Podmol (Czech Republic)I’m tired. It’s a tough rally. Yesterday seven and a half hours. Today seven and a half hours of racing. Yeah, it’s tough.
Thomas Dance (UK)The tracks are the perfect mix of fast, technical and super scenery. Just brilliant!
Shakir Merali (Kenya)I am completely knackered. I have ridden through mountains, over stones and under bridges and over railway tracks. It’s been absolutely crazy and absolutely fun. It’s been an absolute blast!
Jack Scarborough (UK)Honestly, this has been the best day of my life!
Alan Jenkins (UK)One minute I was on the track looking at the view, the next I was in the view looking at the track
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:
- mountains, and rocky terrain
- rivers, dry riverbeds, muddy paths
- open public roads
- natural vegetation, shrubs, tall grass, forests
- asphalt roads and offroad
- terrain with snow conditions
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 support local organizations dedicated to nature preservation and protection.
- All waste, used oil, used / broken motorcycle parts and similar, will be disposed of by the organizer according to modern principles and available disposal methods.
- Compliance with legal provisions, related to the conservation and protection of nature is strongly recommended.
- Participants are required to adhere to a defined route as wheels can damage and destroy grass and crops.
- All participants must absolutely respect nature and all living creatures that they encounter during the rally!
We are passionate about riding, but we are first and foremost passionate about nature!