Bled Tourism Board
“Tourism Bled recognizes the opportunities that the area with the background of Triglav National Park could offer to the cyclists. Cyclists are known to be superb guests in ways of spending, searching for beautiful nature, friendly accommodation, hospitality and culinary delights. They are excellent promoters and their season is hardly ever completed. Extending the main tourist season into the late autumn and starting it in the early spring are also high on the agenda of the providers of tourist accommodation in Bled.”
Maribor Tourism Board
Everything I do in life, I do it with passion! I love nature and I feel it most by being outdoors/being active…hiking, cycling, kayaking… These activities fill me with positive energy which I then channel into my daily challenges. As a consultant for projects and development at the Institute of Tourism Maribor – Pohorje, I look after the development of cycling and hiking in the region. Coming from Prlekija, I have fallen in love with Maribor – Pohorje, Drava river and the wine region with the world’s oldest vine. I am very much aware of the growing potential that this region has for the cyclists (www.bikemaribor.si) .Being a cycling tour guide myself, I take enormous pleasure in extending these experiences to other cyclists. (A member of IO KTK at PZS, department of promotion and communication, an organiser of cycling tours…)
Representative of Association Odprimopoti.si
From 2016 Peter has been a representative of Odprimopoti.si., a Slovenian Association, which is seeking legalization of the offer in one of the most beautiful mtb destinations in Europe and on behalf of which he got the award for the Best Mountain Biking Community in Europe in 2017. Peter is a member of the Institute GoodPlace and a lobbyist who will not sleep well until the moment the legislation in the field of cycling tourism and other sports is not regulated in favor of green tourism providers and tourists. In the field of mtb tourism events he has experience as a co-organizer of the Soča Outdoor Festival, within which he organized a mountain bike marathon. He is an informal product manager for the development of cycling in the Soča valley and the Goriška region and the head of KTK section at PD Tolmin. Peter works with Peter Immich and Uli Stanciu on the German mtb tourism market.
Kurt Ploner was born in Villabassa in 1961, where he has still been living today. He is one of the first in South Tyrol in Italy who was experienced mountain biker already in 1985.
After some mtb races , he has decided (in 1994) to take part in mtb marathons in Switzerland (Swiss Bike Masters and Verbier – Grimmenz).
Since 1995, Kurt has been organizing the Dolomiti Superbike mtb marathon. From the beginning, he is the Chairman of the Organizing Committee. Dolomiti Superbike is a race at the highest level. The center of the event attention is always and only a cyclist. After 23 years, the organizers are still trying to optimize and improve the race and the event.
Uli Stanciu, founder of Bike Magazine Germany (biggest bicycle magazine in Europe), founder of Bike Festivals Riva del Garda an Willingen (more than 40.000 visitors each), founder of Bike and Tour Transalp races, since 20 years consultant in bicycle tourism for many regions in the alps, member of „Mountainbike Hall of Fame“.
opinion maker, mountain biker, visionary
Mountain cycling enthusiast, guide and activist who works with concrete actions to improve the reputation of mountain bikers in the general public. He participated in the preparation of a market strategy for the development of cycling tourism in Tržič Community and is now also among those who transfer the paper strategy into practice.
Uroš Pivk is former alpine ski racer, now ski instructor, enthusiastic sportsman adoring sport in general, however still dedicated to alpine skiing, lately also standup paddling. He loves also mountain and road biking, mountaineering, nordic walking and all kind of extreme sports whenever time allows. With 20 years of professional experiences in international sales and marketing, purchasing, project management, brand management and different business consulting he’s today very experienced professional in sport business, sports law and project management. Previously working at Intersport, Porsche Inter Auto, Elan Bikes, etc. joined in autumn 2016 start-up company GOR kolesa, producers of urban bicycles Rog Bikes where he’s on position of Sales & Purchasing Manager. Working primarily on international markets he disposes with exceptional knowledge and working experiences how to do business on foreign markets.
Bled Bike Festival
The Bled Bike Festival is the leading Bike Festival in Slovenia and takes place in Bled from 25th to 27th August 2017.
Bled Bike Festival
Železniška cesta 5, Lesce
P: +386 4 20 14 875