Adventure Race 2023 – Course description – Short course

Short course

The race starts in Bielsko-Biala, in Poland. Teams will go accros many ranges of Beskidy Mountains

There are two trekking legs on the way. The first one is a typical urban orienteering. The second one, already in a forested mountain terrain, is tough due to navigation difficulties and itinerary section.

MTB legs are very demanding phisically. There are planty of uphills, many technical and rocky trails as well as muddy and step parts. Competitors need to have technical skills in mounatin biking.

The kayak leg is the only one flat stage during the race. It takes place on the lake.

The climbing tasks takes place on the natural rocks with the difficulty of III-IV UIAA.

Furthermore there is orienterring run section and other special tasks.

The total lenght of the race is about 135 km with 3.200 m of elevation gain. It consists of 70 km of MTB with 1.500 m of elevation gain, 50 km of trekking with 1.700 m of elevation gain and 15 km of kayak.

In order to complete all route and CPs, teams are forced to spend almost all the time limit on the way. There is a possibility to cut off some stages for weaker teams.

 

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