In 2022, the small but magical mountains of Hungary will once again serve as the venue for Hungary’s longest cycling challenge, the Hungarian Divide. The ultra distance challenge provides an opportunity for determined riders to learn about their mental and physical limitations as they wander through beautiful landscapes.
Despite the fact that Hungarian Divide has a short history, the past two editions so far have provided countless dramas. During physical and mental ordeals, riders often push the limits of their own and their equipment’s performance with a shield, all while being exposed to the whims of the weather.
Who wouldn’t remember the “sprint finish” of Levente Bagoly and Zoltán Zóka-Újhelyi in 2020, or the confident victory of Zsolt Boruzs in 2021 after his dramatic bonk in 2020.
It was a very fast and intense challenge. This route served everything that is possible in Hungary. All I missed was snow. We got a very good mix of challenges typical of Divide-type events.
This is a task that needs to be done.
Maybe it’s not the result, it’s the successful finish that’s really important.
If you ride in groups, it can help your morale. If you ride alone, you can ride your own pace better.
The Hungarian Divide is the perfect way to discover the beautiful countryside of Hungary and meet nice people.
This year I turn 66. . That’s how I celebrate the double six.
I came to see how Hungary is changing from west to east.
I signed up for the adventure. The freedom I experience during the tour is the best part of the event.
I did not hesitate to enter. This is because of the community and the party atmosphere.
This is a soulful event. You can feel the organizers put their hearts into it.
On June 24, 2022, the adventurous cyclists will start off from the Center of Szentgotthárd, to try to complete their chosen distance. In the usual way, it will be possible to complete half-distance or full-distance this year too. The half-distance will end in Budapest after overcoming roughly 700 kilometers and more than 10,000 meters of elevation. Those who take on the full distance will be able to experience 1,400 kilometers and 24,000 meters of elevation when they reach their destination in Smaragdvölgy.
A new feature for 2022 is that it is also possible to enter as a Team. Team entry is an opportunity for those who want to learn more about the world of bikepacking challenges, but do not yet feel ready for a stand-alone competition.
Hungarian Divide is a special event on the colorful palette of Hungarian cycling. This is the only cycling challenge that takes a rider completely across Hungary, thus allowing a deep dive into the natural and cultural beauties of the country, while getting to know one’s own physical and mental borders.
We are proud that the Hungarian Divide has become popular not only because of its route and challenge across borders and beyond, but also for the fun and atmosphere of the event.