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"Dorna Xtrem" Contest

Aug 2017

The “Dorna Xtrem” contest first took place in 2006 and has been organized ever since on a yearly basis, in August, on the peak of Dealul Negru (Black Hill) Mountain, in the town of Vatra Dornei. The event is very popular among the fans of two wheel sports, bringing together riders from all over the country and abroad.

Dorna XtremIn the last summer month, the 1300 m altitude stop of the chairlift becomes the goal of bikers looking for a thrill. On a rough terrain fitted with obstacles, the participants prove their courage and abilities. The contestants are rewarded with the amazing landscapes of the area, and the best among them receive prizes consisting in money and sports gear. On this occasion, mountain bike competitions are held, as well as downhill and enduro contests, rope games, archery, horseback riding, classes of mountain orientation and climbing techniques. Those who love extreme sports can also practice paragliding and flying ultra light aircraft.

The competition is arbitrated in cooperation with the Romanian Cycling and Triathlon Federation and the prizes are split between several categories: juniors (for those under the age of 18), elite (between 19 and 30 years old), masters (over 30), girls and hard tail. Before the contest, the track is available for training, and the admission fee includes free access to the chairlift.

The contestants can find lodgings in the set up camping area or at the partner accommodation units. The menu abounds in traditional dishes cooked in cast iron kettles or skewered on a spit. Evenings end with live concerts, as the event promises not only adventure, but also a great deal of fun. Therefore, accept the challenge and sign in for “Dorna Xtrem” !

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* In 2017, the contest will take place in August.

[An article written by Andreea Bertea]