Adventure Race 2023 – Course description – Long course

Long course

The race starts in Bielsko-Biala, in Poland. Then it goes to Slovakia and Czech Republic and finally returns to Poland. Teams will discover several mountain ranges of Beskidy Mountains and Little Fatra.

There are four trekking legs on the way and each one is different. 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. The next one is easy to navigate but very demanding phisically – 40 km long with 2500 m elevation gain. The last one is via ferrata B/C.

The physical condition is the most importand during MTB legs. There are planty of uphills,  many technical and rocky trails as well as muddy and step parts. Competitors need to have technical skills in mountain biking.

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

The rafting leg has the difficulty level of WWI with one short section of WWII, but it can be changed depending on the water level.

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

Furthermore Organizers prepared orienterring run and bike orienteering sections and other special tasks.

The total lenght of the race is about 610 km with 16.000 m of elevation gain. It consists of 450 km of MTB with 10.000 m of elevation gain, 130 km of trekking with 6.000 m of elevation gain, 15 km of kayak and 15 km of rafting.

The Organizers expect that the winning team will cross the finish line on Friday evening (after 105-110 hours).

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