Lake Bled’s ancient castle and legendary island, home to a historical church, is the ‚jewel’ of Slovenian tourism. Swimming in the drinking quality crystal clear waters of Lake Bled in the heart of the the Julian Alps will be an unforgettable experience. Bled is located at the foot of the Julian Alps in Northeast Slovenia. It’s less than 50km from the Italy-Austria border, in close proximity to the Brnik Airport and 30 minutes from Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, one of the most accessible cities in Europe. Bled is undoubtedly one of Europe‘s most stunning destinations. Bled captivates visitors the whole year round. With more than 1,000 years of history, an exuberance of natural beauty, breathtaking views in every direction, many exceptional products and excellent services, Bled has grown to become a prominent world sport event location. Whether searching for history, uncovering one of the many local legends, or simply seeking a natural tranquil sanctuary to find your inner peace, Bled is ideal for every visitor. It brings together the traditional and the modern, and it’s a hub for executive education and a cradle of many of the world’s greatest sporting champions.
ABOUT THE RACE
ET junior cup race. The swim start will take place at the Mala Zaka Rowing center where athletes will swim to the Lake Bled’s famous island and home to the Church of Mary the Queen. And back to rowing center. Swimming in crystal-clear waters and a temperature of 20 degrees is the perfect warm up for the dynamic bike 2 laps course. The run is composed of one loop along the banks of Lake Bled. An amazing atmosphere with an extraordinary scenic backdrop of the mountains, the castle and the Bled island church.
Swim: 400 m (1 lap)
Bike: 13 km (2 laps)
Run: 3,3 km (1 lap)
Start Mechanism: Deep water start
Expected water temperature: 20 – 22 deg. C
Wetsuit not expected
Bike Course: Dynamic course. On some part of the lap athletes ride bike on left side of the road. 2 times uphill in each lap, approx. 10 %.
Run Course: New asphalt road along the lake. 1 lap – 3,3 km. 2 aid stations.
Because of COVID-19, the briefing will take place online. The presentation will be available here: