Say goodbye to traffic, asphalt and paved roads. We ride mostly on uncategorized/uncharted gravel roads, mountain roads, old shepherd’s trails that used to connect small mountain villages, roads built during the Roman empire and during Napoleon’s reign… These routes are, for the most part, technically challenging. Be prepared for mud, river crossings, sharp limestone and sore muscles!
All three days are loop-stages. Start and finish of the rally are at the same location every day.
550cc and smaller
one or two cylinders, bigger than 550cc and smaller than 900cc
two cylinders or more, 900cc and bigger
classes: 550, 900 and BIG, for female riders
classes: 550, 900 and BIG, for over 60 years old riders
Here You can find the Dinaric Rally General Terms and Conditions.
Cross-Country Motorcycle Rallies are generally dangerous. Participants should not underestimate the high risk of an accident, injuries and even death! It has happened that some people who have participated in a similar cross country rally in the past have been seriously injured, permanently disabled or even lost their lives.
Dinaric Rally is not a tourist trip!
Despite the organization’s efforts to minimize the risks, each participant is expected to be aware of the fact:
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 since nature preservation is our primary motive.
The Dinarides are one of the most untamed and rough mountain ranges in Europe. They extend nearly 645 km across the 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 Dinaric Alps 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 single cylinder bikes, larger motorcycles and quads. 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!
Did you know that the Dinaric people are considered the highest people on the planet?
The Dinaric Rally is a Cross Country type of rally and is open to the following categories: MOTORCYCLE and QUAD
The event will last for a total of 4 days and is scheduled for September 10 – 13, 2020.
The first day, Thursday, September 10, is the scrutineering day. Scrutineering will be in the afternoon.
On the second, third and fourth day, three different stages will be ridden.
Riders using organized accommodation will have the opportunity to settle in camp from 18:00 on Wednesday, September 9th. Riders using organized accommodation outside of the bivouac (hotels, apartments) will have to do their check-in directly on the reception of the chosen accommodation.
Thursday, September 10th
Friday, September 11th
Saturday, September 12th
Sunday, September 13th
The high time to get through the finish line on the first and the second stage is 22:00 o’clock, on the same day. Riders who do not pass the finish line on time will be penalized with the added minutes. The latest arrival time to return to the base on stage three is 16:00 o’clock, on the same day. Riders who do not arrive on time will be penalized with added minutes.
Each stage begins and ends at a temporary camp (bivouac). This will be the bivouac center for all other rally events.
All three stages will be timed.
Time is measured constantly, throughout the stage.
Timekeeping will be executed by using the electronic devices from racebase.pro – our timekeeping partner. The racebase.pro devices allow the organizer to monitor the riders in real time.
One racebase.pro device will be assigned to each rider during the registration. From passing through the start of the stage to the arrival at the finish line of the stage, all necessary riding information, including location and speed, are saved with the help of these devices in the information system.
The stages are divided into special sections and connecting (liaison) sections. The time will be measured on both special and liaison sections.
There is no speed limit on special sections, and the goal is to get the section through as quickly as possible. Time recorded on special sections is taken into account when calculating placements.
There is a speed limit on liaison sections. Speeding will be punished by adding minutes to the total placement time.
The expected time within which the riders must complete each stage is limited. If the rider does not complete the stage within the expected time, he is obliged to leave the track without delay and return to the bivouac using public roads. The expected ending time will vary depending on the category and class of the vehicles.
Control points will be set up at certain parts of the stage. The passing through the control points will be recorded by the information system automatically. There won’t be any officials on the checkpoints, therefore no stopping of the vehicle is required. Some checkpoints will be clearly marked while others will be hidden.
The checkpoints along the route are positioned so that the rider will pass through all checkpoints only if he constantly follows the given route and passes it completely. If the rider does not keep to the given route all the time, he or she will miss one or more checkpoints. For each missed checkpoint, the rider will be penalized with additional penalty minutes.
Leaving the route for any reason (food, fuel, etc.) will not be penalized if the rider returns on the exact spot on the route where he left it and passes all checkpoints.
Riders who spend time helping others in situations involving life threats or substantial material damage will be compensated.
The placement of the riders, their current time and location, as well as other relevant riding data, will be publicly available in the bivouac and the Dinaric Rally public websites. In the bivouac, the data will be displayed graphically, on a screen. The organizer will receive those information from the racebase.pro system.
The Dinaric Rally is open to amateurs over the age of 18 with a valid riding license and a valid vehicle with permission to move on public roads, vehicle insurance, accident insurance and health insurance.
Everyone who wants to participate in the Dinaric Rally 2020 is obliged before closing the entries:
If on the day of registration it is found that the registered vehicle does not fit the class/category for which it was registered, the rider will be instructed to change the category. Only a limited number of vehicles will be able to be transferred to another category, so riders are advised to take great care in applying to which class they are applying.
At registration, the day before the start of the rally, each rider will receive a start/identification tag.
Throughout the rally, these markings must be prominently displayed on the front and both sides of the vehicle.
Riders are required to ensure that the original number plate of the vehicle, throughout the rally, is also displayed at the designated location.
No other markings that may affect the recognition of the Dinaric Rally markings may be displayed on vehicles during the rally
All the vehicles that take part in the rally must be registered. The technical road worthiness of the bike will be checked at the registration. The headlight, tail light and brake light needs to be in function. Riders will be unable to participate if their vehicle fails to meet the required standards.
Each vehicle requires to have:
Each rider must have:
Tires are free of choice, but we highly recommend the use of OFF-ROAD tires due to technically demanding sections and (yet) unknown weather conditions. Tools, spare parts and tire repair kits are advisable to carry. It is also useful to have some money (in the local currency) in the pocket.
No participant will be permitted to start the rally if he/she does not satisfy the mentioned criteria and present all the documents to the Administration Scrutineering. If a participant fails to meet the required criteria, the entry Fee will not be refunded.
* The GPS/Smartphone holder needs to match the navigation device that the rider intends to use
** It is recommended that all the riders have a GPS device. It is acceptable to use a tested and reliable mobile device with a dependable navigation app instead.
For further information please do feel free to contact us.
Regular Briefings will be held every night before the stage.
Additional briefings will be held as needed. Information regarding the briefings will be distributed to riders through official Dinaric Rally channels and means of communication.
At the 2020 edition of the rally, navigation through the ROADBOOK will NOT be possible!
For the navigation at the 2020 edition of the Dinaric Rally, GPS technology is used exclusively.
For navigation, the riders will use their personal devices (GPS or Smartphone) of their choice.
The Organizer undertakes that the exact route of the rally will remain secret until it is made available to all the riders.
The route information will be saved as GPS data and will be available to the riders in this form.
All the riders will receive all GPS data as well as directions for the installation of the data on the navigation devices (GPS/Smartphone), one week before the scrutineering on their e-mail addresses.
On the day of the scrutineering, the organizer will, for those riders who want to, transfer all the GPS data to their private SD cards. All the riders are obligated to familiarize themselves with their own GPS device/Smartphone which means:
All relevant route information will be stored in the GPS track, including:
All riders are obliged to familiarize themselves on time with all the received information and follow all the rules, instructions and warnings provided in them. It is recommended that, before the start of the stage, the riders test their devices and the received GPS information. In case of any technical difficulties, the riders are obligated to inform the organizer immediately!
The organizer undertakes, that the night before each stage, there will be a briefing held, in which the riders will be familiarized with the stage of the next day.
All riders are strictly forbidden to ride in the opposite direction. Any unjustified exit from the route is also prohibited.
The timing will be run by racebase.pro – Dinaric Rally Timing Partner.
All the riders and all teams, will be assigned with personalized racebase.pro timekeeping and check-in devices on the day of the scrutineering and the registration.
The devices, based on the GPS/GPRS technology, enable:
The devices register, record and report the riding information to the organizer. The report includes:
Throughout the whole ride, riders must have a device with them, and at the end of the day they are required to hand over the devices to the organizer.
Each rider is responsible for his/her device. If the rider loses the device, his time will be calculated by other means and half an hour will be added to his/her total time of that stage.
The organizer may provide another device with the payment of the full price of the device.
A late arrival to the start will be penalized by one minute added time to the total time for the stage. For each minute that a competitor is late, one minute will be added to the total time.
If a rider does not appear before the next category begins, he/she will be disqualified from the track.
The starting time for the special stages is not defined! Riders have the freedom to enter the special sections at any time. The start of each special section will be clearly marked on the rout and will also indicated in the GPS track.
The rider’s racebase.pro device will record the entry and exit of each special section.
There is no speed limit on the special sections.
On all special stages, time is measured and the aim is to complete the special as fast as possible within the maximum allowed time.
The stage begins with the first liaison section and the start time for the first liaison section is defined. The start time of the other liaison sections is not defined! The rider has the freedom to enter all liaison sections except the first, whenever he likes.
The riders’s racebase.pro device will record the entry and exit of each liaison section.
All the details regarding the timing will be further explainer to the riders at the briefing. Riders will have the opportunity to ask questions at the briefing so any arising uncertainties will be resolved.
Passage controls will be set up along the route at selected positions. The location of non-hidden passage controls info will be in the GPS route data.
Non-hidden/public controls will be clearly marked on the route with the official rally graphic symbols.
On multiple positions of each route, secret pass controls will be placed. The riders won’t be notified about the hidden passage controls by the GPS route data.
All passage controls will be opened the whole time until the time, predicted for the last rider to enter the stage to finishing the ride, has passed.
Stage marks and their frequency will be announced on these web pages shortly before the start of the stage(s) and will be re-explained at the briefing.
Assisting a participant to get to the bivouac by a non-participant rider – fixed time penalties.
Not passing through at a hidden checkpoint – 30 minutes will be added for each missed checkpoint.
Missed public checkpoint or arriving to the checkpoint from the opposite direction – 60 minutes will be added.
Stage cancellation – the sum of all penalty minutes for all the missed checkpoints + 90 minutes will be added.
The rider did not start the stage – the sum of all penalty minutes for all the missed checkpoints + 180 minutes will be added.
Riding without a helmet – 60 minutes will be added. At the next repetition, the rider will be disqualified from the rally.
Off-route riding so that nature is destroyed and/or the law is violated – 60 minutes will be added. If the case recurs, the rider will pay a fine. If the rider refuses to pay the penalty, he will be disqualified from the rally. If the rider, despite the warnings, continues to violate the law and destroy nature, the organizer will report the case to the competent authorities.
In summing up the results, the number of the passed hidden and public checkpoints takes precedence over the total time. Riders who have the same number of passed checkpoints will be ranked according to their total time.
Medical assistance provided by one rider to another rider, will be counted as a negative time. In doing so, it is necessary to gather evidence of assistance and submit it to the organizer.
The Special Commission for Fair Play will validate the evidence and decide the scoring for the assistance provided.
Rider assistance will be available on the entire route, throughout the whole rally.
Due to safety issues, any vehicle requesting assistance must be moved 15 meters away from the route where other participants are passing. If this is not possible, the rider who has requested assistance is obliged to mark the area, thereby alerting other riders who will come.
The support vehicle, recognizable by the clearly marked graphic symbols of the rally, will start 10 minutes after the last rider and follow the route exclusively in the specified route direction. The riders have the responsibility of calling for assistance on time, before being passed by the support vehicle.
Vehicles that have requested assistance will, if possible, be transported to the nearest asphalt road.
Motorcycles that cannot continue riding due to malfunction will be transported to the bivouac by the assistance vehicle.
Quads that cannot continue riding due to malfunction can be moved to the bivouac only if they are towed by another rally participant with a quad.
The maximum time of the stage in which the malfunction occurred will be added to the time of those riders whose vehicles are disabled for the stage of the next day.
During the entire rally, the following will be available to all riders and participants:
The devices that all riders will be given on the scrutineering day, provide live monitoring of all participants. To the organizer and the security team, these devices provide the ability of a quick response and early arrival at the site, when needed.
All riders are obligated to follow the GPS track, which means that they are obligated to use their own device of choice (GPS device or mobile phone).
All riders are obligated to report promptly all incidents they have witnessed and that require the assistance of the organizer.
All riders are obliged to have a functional mobile phone throughout the entire ride, on which they can be reached.
If necessary, for safety reasons, the organizer will try to establish contact with the riders via their mobile phone.
Throughout the event, participants are required to follow the organizer’s and staff’s instructions.
The organizer explicitly requests that the participants accept and follow all given instructions.
Excessive consumption of alcohol and any use of drugs and other illicit substances is prohibited throughout the whole event.
It is in the personal interest of the rider as well as the interest of other participants that everyone adheres to these instructions. In case of violation of the safety regulations, the organizer reserves the right to exclude any rider from further participation in the rally.
Mental fitness is essential for attending this meeting.
The participant is obligated to inform the organizer about any health issues.
It is forbidden to start a rally under the influence of alcohol, drugs and other narcotic and/or illicit substances.
Each participant must be aware of and accept the following facts:
The organizer kindly asks all participants to pay maximum attention to their own safety and security, the safety of the participants of the rally and everyone present!
We especially ask all participants to pay attention to the safety of young children, observers, domestic animals and all other living creatures and nature of the Dinarides!!!
The organizer also emphasizes that there is a risk of LANDMINES in certain areas of Croatia (and in the Balkans). Participants will be promptly informed and alerted to any suspected mined areas near the route.
Riders must be aware of the situation on the terrain before starting the section and are personally responsible for requesting all information if they feel they have not been provided with them a the regular briefing.
Participants must note that they are NOT fully insured by the organizer!
Rally Collective Insurance covers third-party insurance for all participants, first aid, transport to the hospital and medical intervention.
Basic medical insurance, prescribed by law in the country of origine of rhe riders, is compulsory.
Private health insurance is also recommended as well as insurance against motorcycle and equipment damage and theft.
Despite our efforts to organize the Dinaric perfectly and despite all experience and knowledge of the riders, accidents are always a possibility at events such as Cross Country Rallies.
It is assumed that all participants are aware of all the risks involved in participating in the rally. To participate in Dinaric Rally means to participate in a moto sport in which speed is an important factor.
In most cases, general health insurance policies do not cover any services concerning injuries in such events. It is strongly recommended that all participants have additional insurance that covers emergency treatment to participants in cross country rallies.
Riders are strongly advised to check whether and to what extent their insurance covers the risk of such accidents, medical care and liability. If necessary, riders should obtain additional insurance.
All riders, throughout the whole rally, are required to abide by the Croatian “Road Traffic Safety Act.”
The GPS documents that all riders will be given at the scrutineering will contain all the necessary instructions and information about speed limits on the sections where there are no regular traffic signs.
The organizer provided two accommodation options:
If interested in an organized accommodation offer, the rider should note this during the registration.
Whatever accommodation the rider choses, he/she will have a chance to safely store his/her bike and all the equipment in a safe spot in the bivouac.
The food is not included in the participation fee, but all participants will be able to buy food in the bivouac at preferential prices. Each day, after the ride and within the estimated return time, one traditional cooked meal will be served.
In addition to the organized food in the bivouac, there will be a variety of shops and restaurants near the bivouac, so riders will be able to easily organize their own food.
Riders are solely responsible for their fuel. The GPS data will contain the locations of all available gas stations.
The minimum vehicle independence is 130 km, but the independence of 160 km is strongly recommended.
Advertising on motorcycles and the rider’s clothing is allowed as long as it:
All suggestions, complaints and appeals have to be submitted to the organizer.
All complaints and appeals related to the ride on a stage must be submitted no later than 30 minutes after the stage results are published.
The Appeal and Complaints Commissioners will consider all the reports and make a decision. The decision will be made at the latest, before the beginning of the next stage, or, if the objection regards the last stage, before the announcement of the total results.