The Vitosha Summer Fest sports festival awaits mountain lovers on Sunday (July 19th). The event, organized by Sofia – European Capital of Sport, includes competitions in mountain biking, mountain running, hiking, as well as other entertainment, games, raffles and prizes.
The program will be opened at 11 am on the lawn in front of the hotel. “Maiden’s Rock”, and participation in all disciplines is free. Those interested can register online or on the day of the separate points from 9.00 to 10.50.
The use of the alpine trolley stretched over the Boyana River will be free on the day of the festival.
The organizers will provide free public transport for all who wish to join. Buses will leave at 8.00 am from the national stadium “Vasil Levski”, and there will be a special bus to transport the bicycles.
The total prize fund is BGN 4,800. The first three in mountain running and cycling will receive medals and material prizes, and the winners in men and women will earn 300 leva each. The first among the boys, girls and veterans will be awarded 150 leva each.
“Once again we invite the citizens and guests of the city to a real holiday in the mountains, in nature and clean air. The desire of Sofia Municipality is to provide more opportunities for active living in the greenery and coolness of Vitosha,” said Anatoli Iliev, Deputy Chairman of ” Sofia – European Capital of Sport “.
Mountain running competition – start at 11.00 on 14 km of the route “Kumata”.
Mountain biking competition – start at 11.15 am at 7/20 km (one or three laps depending on the age group) route “Kopitoto”.
Tourist hike – start at 11.25 am on the 3.5 km route “I love Vitosha” about 2 hours.
Age groups: For running and cycling: boys and girls (16-18 years), men and women (19-40 years); veteran men and women (40+); About the hike: No restrictions
Route: Following a route proposed by the organizers for the various sports disciplines.