The ‘A’ route is 3540 km long with 36000 m elevation gain!
The ‘B’ route around Czechia is 1950 km long with approx. 25000 m elevation gain!
The race route leads as close to the state borders as possible and forms a continuous path but doesn’t cross the borders anywhere. In most cases, the route leads mainly on B-roads except for a few A-roads in cases where necessary. The full route is built on asphalt, which quality varies across the country making the race more difficult at some parts. It is vital to choose your bike wheels with extra care, or to choose a gravel type of bike if possible.
Every competitor gets a route book before the start, with the detailed compositions of each segment including the road surfaces and various traps.
The race is held under a regular traffic with the possibility of certain traffic restrictions or redirections that need to be respected. Short reroutes can be done by each racer with their own directions, it is possible to go around the obstacle by a support team car (see race rules for more information).
The environment of the Czech and Slovak borderline varies from the tall peaks in the north to the windy flatlands in the south. Some passages offer amazing panoramic views, some can lead you into deep forests.
Prior to the start, every racer will receive:
gpx file with the full route
route book with the detailed description of the roads, elevations, traffic conditions etc.
GPS trackers to be received at the race roll call, for monitoring the location during the race, which will be shared on the website