Rider - DHC Pamporovo 2019
iXS Downhill Cup #1

Pamporovo Information

Round five of the iXS Downhill Cup 2022 will bring the European downhill scene to Pamporovo in Bulgaria. You need some more information? Here you go.


What do foreign participants need? (Status 2021)

You need one of the following document when entering Bulgaria from May 1st, 2021:

  • A vaccination certificate indicating an approved vaccine schedule has been completed at least 14 days before arrival.
  • A document showing a positive result from a PCR or rapid antigen test for people who have recovered from COVID-19. This must be dated at least 15, but no more than 180 days before arrival.
  • A negative PCR test performed within 72 hours before entry into Bulgaria or a rapid antigen test performed up to 48 hours before entry.

Where is Pamporovo?

  • Located in the south part of Bulgaria
  • 82 km from Plovdiv (Airport available)
  • 220 km from Sofia (Airport available)
  • 451 km from Varna (Airport available)

How to get to Pamporovo by car?

  • 60 minutes from Plovdiv (automotive road – max speed 90 km/h)
  • 165 minutes from Sofia (highway – max speed 140 km/h and automotive road – max speed 90 km/h)
  • 300 minutes from Varna (highway – max speed 140 km/h and automotive road – max speed 90 km/h)
  • If you don’t have your own car, you can rent a car from any airport
  • Gasoline price aprox. – 1.13 EUR, Diesel price – 1.20 EUR
  • You can pay everywhere with credit or debit card
  • Attention: Electronic vignette is mandatory! You can buy it in every gas station! It cost 15 BGN (7,5 EUR) per 1 week

How to get to Pamporovo by flight?

  • Plovdiv is the best option, but there are not so many available flights. The best option then is Sofia airport
  • There will be an organized shuttle for all riders and their bikes. You have to state your place till 15 of June here – contact@conceptcreative.org

Where to sleep?

  • They are a lot of options – from 3 till 5 stars hotels and apartments
  • Our official partner is the beautiful 5 stars hotel Orlovetz, located in the center of Pamporovo resort. The rates for “races” without lift pass can be found here https://pamporovo.bike/en/offers/promo-paketi-lya...
  • Prices – between 15 and 35 EUR per night (including bed, breakfast and dinner) For more info and help don’t be hesitate to contact Pamporovo Tourist Center at tic@pamporovo.me

What I need to know about hotel Orlovetz?

  • Located in the main center of Pamporovo resort, near to stores and restaurants
  • In front of Pamporovo Convention Center – party and movie center
  • In front of the Bowling room
  • 5 star hotel
  • Mountain Wellness Lounge – The biggest and modern spa and recreation center in the resort (included in the price)
  • Fitness room
  • 24 hours guarded bike room (no bikes at rooms allowed)
  • Bike wash
  • Traditional and varied food
  • You can book your stay at www.hotelorlovetz.com

Where to eat?

  • At Pamporovo resort center – all restaurants at the hotels, restaurant Eureka, Restaurant Prespa, Restaurant Danmar
  • At Studenetz MTB Center (final zone) – Restaurant The Black Horse, Orange house, Iva & Elena hotel’s restaurant
  • At Snezhanka Tower – at the tower (150 meters above the ground), Restaurants Golden Eagle, Beryozka, The Lounge
  • At 4X Final zone, near to the new Pamporovo Adventure Park and Snezhanka lake – Restaurant Bohemi

How to get to “Chuck Norris” race track?

  • By car – around 10 minutes form Pamporovo resort center – 3 parking places near to the final
  • By bike – form Pamporovo resort center – 3-5 minutes biking (no uphill) to Pamporovo Tourist Center. From Pamporovo Tourist Center to Studenetz MTB Center with 4-seat chair lift (bike hooks available) - 12 minutes

How to get back from the Chuck Norris race track?

  • By car – around 10 minutes from Studenetz area to Pamporovo resort center
  • By bike – 3-5 minutes biking (no uphill) to Pamporovo Tourist Center using “The single track” MTB trail or the easy MTB route to Pamporovo (both are starting from Studenetz MTB center)

What I need to know about Pamporovo MTB Zone?

  • There are more than 35 km bike trails serviced by 4 lifts
  • There are 2 MTB Zones – Pamporovo and Mechi chal
  • There are three 4-seat chairlifts (bike hooks attached) and one 2-seat chairlift
  • We have 3 downhill tracks – 2 in Pamporovo and 1 in Chepelare
  • We have one 4X Track, where was held 4X Pro Tour in 2014
  • There are more than 20 km of Enduro trails out of the park – you can book your ride at Pamporovo Tourist Center
  • Asphalt road from the finish to the top of the race track (optional)

What I need to know about “Chuck Norris” race track?

  • Starting from the top – in front of Snezhanka Tower and finished at Studenetz MTB Zone
  • The length of the track is 1800 meters with vertical drop of 280 meters
  • There are 4 rock gardens and 2 roots sections, 24 turns and 9 jumps

What a rider needs to know about the race?

  • Registration and race office will be placed in “Final house” at Studenetz MTB Center – in front of the final jump
  • With your number plate you can use all the chairlifts for free
  • With your number plate you can participate in the 4X race for free
  • In Studenetz MTB Center will be placed 2 bike wash locations
  • At the final zone will be placed 3 team zones – one for free, one directly at the finish zone (book at contact@conceptcreative.org) and one VIP zone (terrace view and food – book at contact@conceptcreative.org)
  • 3 medical locations points – Studenetz MTB Zone, Split Time Zone, 4X Final Zone
  • You can see your results live on a big screen at the final zone and online
  • Finals will be broadcasted live in Internet and at the final screen
  • All registered riders have a free ticket for “Return to Earth” movie premiere and free entry for the party at Pamporovo Convention Center

What a media needs to know about the race?

  • Registration and race office will be placed in “Final house” at Studenetz MTB Center
  • With your media badge you can use all chairlifts for free
  • With your media badge you can visit the movie night and the party for free