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EDITION 2022

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21 – 27 AUGUST

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Croatia and Bosnia i Herzegovina

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Bivouac location: Knin, Croatia
Prologue
5 racing days / stages
Loop stages
Marathon Stage (BiH, August 25 and 26)
Scoring for FIM Europe TT Rally Cup
Non – FIM Roadbook Category
ADV Classes

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Dinaric Rally 2022

Beautifully untamed. Small but never to be taken lightly. Warm and lush yet inhospitable and freezing. The Dinaric Alps are a mountain range of contrasts. These mesmerizing mountains have always been a safe haven for outcasts. In ancient times, people escaping from invading barbaric hordes and in modern days, people just trying to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We are locals and deep down we still nurture this pagan spiritual connection with the mountains that surround us and the rivers that flow through the endless meadows.

The more we think about it, the more positive we are, that actually, it’s not such a huge shame that moto rallies haven’t visited these areas till now. Today, when we understand the fragility of our environment and the importance of its protection, is the perfect moment for the Dinaric Rally.

Are you ready to join the pack?

 “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; There were some seriously technical sections, mountain terrain, forest trails…It’s easily one of the best rallies I’ve done in Europe. If I had to compare the Dinaric Rally to other races on the continent, it’d be the Albania Rally in terms of terrain, and the Hellas Rally in terms of organization; The Balkans are the perfect area to organize rally raids.”

Issac Feliu – Twin Trail Racing Team

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The Dinaric Alps

World’s largest karst area

Europe’s deepest canyon (Tara river)

Europe’s last primeval forests (Perućica and Biogradska gora)

The highest mountain peak is Maja Jezercë

The highest mountains are Velebit, Dinara, Maglić, Durmitor, Prokletije

200 mountains
240 peaks over 2000 m
20 national parks
19 UNESCO heritage sites
2000 km of rivers
200 natural lakes
15000 caves
38000 registered animal and plant species
70000 archaeological sites

4 reasons

why we organize the Dinaric Rally

A unique and intense experience

The Dinaric Alps are one of the rawest and largest mountain ranges in Europe. Driving through harsh limestone cliffs, crossing wild mountain rivers, barren wilderness, rough thorny shrubs, serene lush mountain plateaus, deep mud and perfect macadam for speeding. The Dinarides are and area of great diversity and you will experience all of this in just a single day.

The Dinarides have been completely undiscovered… Till now!

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.

No one else can do it

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.

To protect the Dinarides

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.

What is the Dinaric rally?

Event organized for the following reasons:

  • The promotion of the Dinaric alps as the ultimate rally destination
  • Protection and conservation of the natural environment of the Dinarides.
  • Sustainable development.
  • Positive impact on the micro-economy of the area.
  • Raising of environmental awareness among the riders.

Cross Country Rally organized in countries of Dinaric Alps

Moto Cross COuntry Rally in Dinarides mountains

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.

The Dinaric is organized by UNTAMED

Organizer of Dinaric Rally is UNTAMED Sport Club

From 2022, Dinaric is Organized in cooperation with HMS (Croatian Motorcycle Federation) and FIM Europe

General Information

The Rally

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 area

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!

Locals

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!

Ecology

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!

2020 edition

Croatia & BiH

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.

2021edition

Croatia & BiH

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. 

2022 edition

Croatia & BiH

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.

2023 edition

Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro…

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.