Balaton Bike Derby 2022

Balaton loop with extras: this is the Balaton Bike Derby!

Wonderful panoramas, endless vineyards, brilliant forest roads. Real fun cycling all weekend. It is an alternative Balaton loop, without the crowd of tourists, full of experiences.

Between 25 and 28 August 2022, in addition to the traditional and individual categories, the biggest adventure of cycling at Lake Balaton in the summer will return with the possibility of E-bike and team participation.

  • ​Egy általunk fejlesztett és engedélyeztetett útvonalat, amin garantáljuk, hogy óriási élményben lesz részed

  • Egy GPS trackert, amin keresztül a szeretteid, barátaid 0-24 követni tudnak, és ahol te is láthatod, hogy ki van a közeledben. A tavalyi tracker minta ide kattintva érhető el

  • Folyamatos szervezői felügyeletet

  • Indulói csősálat

  • Egy szponzorok által összeállított rajtcsomagot

  • Egyedi befutó emléktárgyat

  • Meghívást az élőzenés, tábortüzes bulira a start/cél helyszínen (0. nap – szerda este)

  • Camping szállást (saját sátor vagy jurta saját matraccal és hálózsákkal)

    • Minden indulónak kedvezményesen 2.000 Ft per fő/éj sátorban, 5.000 Ft per fő/éj Jurtában

    • Vendégeknek 4.000 Ft per fő/éj sátorban, 10.000 Ft per fő per éj Jurtában

    • A helyek száma limitált (100 sátor és 50 jurta hely) a foglalás nem automatikus! Azt minden esetben kérjük jelezni névvel, pontos dátummal, éjszakák megjelölésével a címre!

  • Zuhanyzót a célban

  • Bringamosót a célban

  • Frissítőt és buli hangulatot 2 csekkponton

  • Melegételt és egy italt a célban

  • Az esemény ingyenes és professzionális fotóanyagát

  • A nevezési díj teljes egészében levásárolható új Merida bringára a Merida Concept Storban, Budapesten  ( 2023. március 31-ig)

  • 20% kedvezmény 30e Ft felett a Merida Concept Store-ban. A kedvezmény csak kerékpárra nem érvényes, minden más kiegészítőre, eszközre igen.



Club members of Kalandbringás Sportegyesület (Bikepacking Hungary) receive a 30% discount on the individual entry fee for each of our events . Visit their website for details.


The terrain: The Balaton Bike Derby route leads mainly on terrain, mainly on wide, relatively easy roads. The proportion of sections where advanced technical skills are required shall not exceed 2% of the total length. Since this is not a race, many people get off in these parts with safety in mind and push the bike with noble simplicity.
Ascenders: There are about 10 short, steep ascents on the route that assume a lot of effort, with cyclists starting there having to push the bike. These sections are marked in advance in the route file so that you can prepare individually / as a team.

In a team: a basic level of training is required, it can be accomplished with peers by anyone who has the right bike. You can read about recommended bicycle choices in another question.
Individual: advanced cycling training is required, approx. You need to be able to cover 90 km per day.

At the Balaton Bike Derby, we recommend starting with a bike with at least 35-40 mm wide tires. The wider the tire, the better the comfort. The most comfortable solution is a mountain bike with 2 “(50mm) tires. The gravel bike is also very popular and is also suitable. We also recommend 40-45 mm tires.

The team category is simple: you get a tracking device (GPS tracker) that you have to take along the track. You can switch at any point, anyone can go as far as they can, even together. You will appear as a team on the GPS tracking page of the event. There is only one rule: only approach the track on public roads, do not attempt to go to private/protected areas to change riders. The event is only allowed on the designated route, access to the route is only allowed on the road.

The preliminary manual of the Balaton Bike Derby is available here .

Yes, however, teams in which at least one pedelec E-Bike participant will qualify as an E-Bike team.

In the case of a team start, it is necessary to appoint a team captain who will handle the entry-related administration, including the payment, for the entire team. After a successful team entry, the team captain will receive an email with instructions on what other team members need to do. You can find a more detailed description in the team tickets.

This year will be no separate categories for racing. We will start as 1 big peloton, and drafting is allowed. Participants who handle the event as a competition can ride with others this year. Drafting is allowed.

This year’s start and finish will be announced in the spring. The route is still being planned, but we can tell you that it will largely cover the route of the 2021 Derby. Final route, downloadable gpx file is expected at the end of the licensing process, early August.

If you are unable to attend the event, please indicate this in writing to with a reference to your order ID.

– We will refund 100% of the ticket price within 14 days of purchasing the ticket
– After that, we can no longer refund, but tickets can be transferred to another rider.

We will only do this by email confirmation, please do not initiate this by phone / in person.

We are waiting for your question to the e-mail address, we will try to answer it as soon as possible.