Čiker MTB Marathon
For nine years in a row, MTBC "Čiker" from Kraljevo, in cooperation with more than 20 other tourism organizations, has organized "Čiker MTB marathon" from Kraljevo to Montenegro/Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the first year the marathon was part of the IPA Project "Cycling through Serbia and Montenegro", which was proclaimed the best cross-border project in 2012, financed by the EU.
The goal that lies behind the organization of this marathon is sports-touristic, i.e. apart from representing cycling as a sport of healthy lifestyle, the marathon also promotes tourism and cultural potentials of the countries it goes through. The marathon lasts for 10 (ten) days and passes through the mountainous regions of the countries of Western Balkans, visiting the tourist centers on its way, as well as cultural and other landmarks of these territories.
In the last years, the marathon path went through the mountains: Goč, Radočelo, Čemerno, Javor, Golija, Zlatibor, Mučanj, Zlatar, Jadovnik, Kamena Gora, Jabuka, Lisa, Ljubišnja, Pivske planine and Durmitor, going through Čačak, Požegu, Ivanjicu, Novu Varoš, Sjenicu, Prijepolje, Pljevlja, Bijelo Polje, Žabljak, Plužine, Nikšić and Kotor.
The route is changing by the year, and for the following years it is expected to encompass (apart from already included territories) the following municipalities: Arilje, Užice, Priboj, Raška, Novi Pazar, Tutin, Rožaje, Berane, Mojkovac, Kolašin, Šavnik, Podgorica, Cetinje, Ulcinj, Bar, Tivat and Herceg Novi.
Up to now the marathon has welcomed cyclists from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Austria, Chile and the USA, and the number of countries the participants are coming from is on the rise.