Welcome to the mountainous borderlands of Slovenia and Austria, and the first ROAMER TRAIL Rendezvous – a new nomadic riding series that invites you to discover new destinations, connect with people and place, and act accordingly.
ROAMER is a journey, not a race. Ride, seek, shred, and socialise with pro-riders, ambassadors, trail-builders, and likeminded roamers amongst nature, with the support of our event organisation. No need to bivvy in a bus stop, drink a warm shaken-up framebag can, or carry all your kit if you don’t want to. However you choose to ride, everyone arrives at the same hosted camp each evening.
ROAMER TRAIL / THE JOURNEY
Over three glorious days, you’ll earn your turns on hand-built singletrack, through abandoned mines and lush green forests, before railing the berms of the Austrian flow country – a multi-day mountain bike ride exploring the natural landscapes further, and connecting with fellow riders and the locals that created a story of synergy between conservation and recreation in this piece of the Alps.
ROAMER TRAIL / THE LOCAL STORY
Nestled in the rural heartland of Koroška-Kärnten is a special village – Jamnica – where a group of local mountain bikers and guides have developed a trail network that has connected valleys, communities, and countries; ways of life. Jamnica is not just a tool for socio-economic benefit in a lesser-discovered piece of the European Alps, but a super story for the synergy between conservation and recreation; a place that you need to visit, and enjoy.
ROAMER TRAIL also includes a full morning’s uplift at MTB ZONE PETZEN, so you can experience EWS runs and the longest flow-trail in the EU.
ROAMER TRAIL / PURPOSE PARTNERS
As well as discovering and connecting with people and place, a third pillar of ROAMER is acting. We need to act, for our magical riding playgrounds and the communities at the heart of building and maintaining them. Each edition of ROAMER will see us partner with organisations that are working within this world of mountain biking – global purposes, local action. IMBA Europe is exited to be involved in this new event concept as purpose partner, together with our friend of Trash Free Trails.
Nomadic by name, nomadic by nature: ROAMER TRAIL will visit various alternative and lesser-discovered locations as the series rides on. One thing’s for sure – local community and a combination of natural and purpose built trails will feature strong. Choose your level of support: roam with all your own kit, or have us transfer your bags to each overnight camp; even hire a bike and whatever camping kit you need once you get to the ROAMER Hub.
ROAMER TRAIL 01 bookings are open from 19 July 2023, with entries limited to 100. Join the herd! We hope to see you amongst these special Slovenian mountains. Apéro on us…