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BOHEMIAN BORDER BASH
 

About BOHEMIAN BORDER BASH

The Bohemian Border Bash Gravel Cycling Adventure will welcome you into Bohemian-Sachsen Switzerland National Park for the third time in 2021. The Camp is a multi-day Gravel Bike Riding Event organized in the heart of one of Central Europe's most beautiful National Parks, on the border between Germany and the Czech Republic. You will be amazed by sandstone pinnacles and rocky gorges, wild streams, and winding roads. You will find real paradise, a cycling destination you will fall in love with. The #BBBC is not a race, but rather a collection of inspiring rides. Yes, this event is not about speed. It is rather about sharing the love of cycling with likeminded people, having fun, making friends, riding bikes of course, and drinking beer of course :-) The #BBBC was created to share the picturesque riding this lesser-known region has to offer and to bring together like-minded gravel bikers for a long weekend packed with camaraderie on & off the bike.

Distance travelled

742 mi

Time in motion

72:04 h

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  1. BOHEMIAN BORDER BASH planned a gravel ride.

    August 30, 2021

    04:56
    34.3 mi
    7.0 mph
    3,475 ft
    3,300 ft
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      CP11 - Finish
      Finish GPS: 50.8557511N, 14.3566189E
      - The race is not over!

      • August 30, 2021

  2. BOHEMIAN BORDER BASH planned a gravel ride.

    August 30, 2021

    05:57
    42.6 mi
    7.2 mph
    2,750 ft
    4,225 ft
    1. BOHEMIAN BORDER BASH

      CP10 - CP11
      - CP11 - Self-validate
      - CP11 GPS: 50.8705703N, 14.8241603E
      - From Jizerske hory, the route will take you to "Three Corners" - the spot where the Czech Republic, Germany, and Poland meet. Then, crossing the smaller Zittau Mountains, you'll finally arrive right back where you started.

      • August 30, 2021

  3. BOHEMIAN BORDER BASH planned a gravel ride.

    August 30, 2021

    03:57
    28.2 mi
    7.1 mph
    3,500 ft
    5,650 ft
    1. BOHEMIAN BORDER BASH

      CP9 - CP10
      - CP10 - Self-validate
      - CP10 GPS: 50.7803742N, 15.3689461E
      - Isergebirge / Góry Izerskie / Jizerské hory (DE, PL, CZ)
      The Jizera Mountains form the last, most northern section of the Czech-Polish border, and will guide you home towards the start of our Bohemian circuit. Named from Celtic-origins of the Jizera/Iser river which rises at the southern base of the highest peak in this shorter range - the 1124m mountain Smrk, itself simply the Czech name of one of many large spruce trees on the mountaintop. This range stretches from the Lusatian Mountains beneath where Germany, Poland & the Czech Republic come together (Lužické hory / Zittau Mountains) in the northwest, to the Krkonoše in the southeast. The weather conditions here are characterized by above-average annual precipitation. You still have your rain jacket, right?

      • August 30, 2021

  4. BOHEMIAN BORDER BASH planned a gravel ride.

    August 30, 2021

    06:22
    34.5 mi
    5.4 mph
    6,450 ft
    3,775 ft
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    1. BOHEMIAN BORDER BASH

      CP8 - CP9
      - CP9 - Self-validate
      - CP9 GPS: 50.7057000N, 15.6748467E
      - Giant Mountains / Riesengebirge / Krkonoše (EN, DE, CZ)
      The northern half of the Czech-Polish border divides the historic regions of Bohemia, and Silesia runs along the main ridge of Krkonose. The highest peak, Sněžka / Schneekoppe, is the tallest mountain in the Czech Republic (1603m). It features an unusually alpine environment above the treeline, thanks to the exposed nature of the mountains to wind & weather blowing in all the way from the Baltic Sea. You are sure to see still a snow-capped Snezka, even this late in spring. The river Elbe springs from this mountainous region, and this section will be very tough to ride, especially on tired legs this late in The Race. You might even still encounter snow on your own crossing here. Be prepared for frequent weather changes. The main ridge is unpredictable - one of the most wind-exposed areas in Europe.

      • August 30, 2021

  5. BOHEMIAN BORDER BASH planned a gravel ride.

    August 30, 2021

    07:41
    55.4 mi
    7.2 mph
    5,500 ft
    6,850 ft
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    1. BOHEMIAN BORDER BASH

      CP7 - CP8
      - CP8 - Focus Service Van
      - Food and accommodation.
      - CP8 GPS: 50.6185075N, 16.1087647E
      - Table Mountains / Heuscheuergebirge / Góry Stołowe (EN, DE, PL)
      Next up, you'll ride along with the 42km sandstone range of the Polish Table Mountains. Uniquely the only such sandstone formation in Poland, you'll see the layered towers we are more familiar with around our basecamp, highlighted by picturesque sheer rock ledges.
      Adersbach-Weckelsdorfer Felsenstadt - Adršpašsko-teplické (DE, CZ)
      Another beautiful region to ride with more unusual clusters of sandstone formations, back on our Czech side of the border. You'll skirt the most touristy parts here, heading west back towards the highest of Czech mountains.

      • August 30, 2021

  6. BOHEMIAN BORDER BASH planned a gravel ride.

    August 30, 2021

    05:37
    36.3 mi
    6.5 mph
    4,075 ft
    1,950 ft
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    1. BOHEMIAN BORDER BASH

      CP6 - CP7
      - CP7 - Self-validate
      - CP7 GPS: 50.2235028N, 16.5015392E
      - From CP6, the route follows the river valley before climbing up into the Eagle Mountains at the start of the Bohemian-Silesian border.
      Eagle Mountains / Adlergebirge / Góry Orlickie / Orlické hory (EN, DE, PL, CZ)
      This mountain range located mainly in northeastern Bohemia now marks the natural Czech border with Poland. This entire region has maintained its original natural character over the centuries... with gently rolling hills, dense forests, and meandering rivers winding through valleys.

      • August 30, 2021

  7. BOHEMIAN BORDER BASH planned a gravel ride.

    August 30, 2021

    18:33
    143 mi
    7.7 mph
    10,125 ft
    10,800 ft
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    1. BOHEMIAN BORDER BASH

      CP5 - CP6
      - CP6 - Chimpanzee Nutrition | Train
      - CP6 GPS: 50.0009456N, 16.2063767E
      - You can take a train from CP6 back to the Start / Finish.
      - Showers
      - You can sleep here, under a roof or in your tent. Basic, quick, convinient.
      - Shops and restaurants in the town.
      - DO NOT SWIM IN THE SWIMMING POOL
      - Cycling northeast from here (CP5), our route will generally follow the border between Bohemia and Moravia - the two largest historical Czech lands that make up the modern Czech Republic. First, crossing a natural region called Czech Canada, named for its climate extremes of hot summers and cold, snowy winters. Next, you'll roll through another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the town of Telč, renowned for its Italian Renaissance architecture. Then, more than 130 kilometers of Bohemian forests & fields later, you'll find CP6 in the small 13th century King's market town of Chocen.

      • August 30, 2021

  8. BOHEMIAN BORDER BASH planned a gravel ride.

    August 30, 2021

    09:09
    71.0 mi
    7.8 mph
    5,450 ft
    5,500 ft
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    1. BOHEMIAN BORDER BASH

      CP4 - CP5
      - CP5 - Self-validate
      - CP5 GPS: 49.0221286N, 15.0228200E
      - The route from CP4 will be relatively flat for the first 80 kilometers after you leave behind the city of Český Krumlov and the Vltava river. Enjoy the respite.
      You'll then be heading towards the Třeboňsko region, itself designated a UNESCO MAB biosphere reserve in 1977. This area has been shaped by humans since the 12th century. By resculpting & adjusting the natural water system into hundreds of individual ponds - 460 in total - the region evolved a distinct character, becoming an important source of farmed fish. Alongside one of those ponds that you pass, you can find an Iron-curtain memorial and the northernmost point of Austria at the same time.

      • August 30, 2021

  9. BOHEMIAN BORDER BASH planned a gravel ride.

    August 30, 2021

    08:48
    72.4 mi
    8.2 mph
    5,100 ft
    6,400 ft
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    1. BOHEMIAN BORDER BASH

      CP3 - CP4
      - CP4 - Focus Service Truck, accommodation, shops, restaurants.
      - CP4 GPS: 48.8016319N, 14.3150225E
      - Bohemian Forest / Bayerischer Wald / Šumava (EN, DE, CZ)
      As a border region, the Bohemian Forest has had a complicated history, as well. In the 20th century, it was also part of the Iron Curtain, and large areas were stripped of human settlement, leaving scars on the landscape that remain today. But even before that, the settlement had already been sparse. For centuries thick forests dominated over human dwellings and pathways. These unique circumstances led to the preservation of plenty of unspoiled nature and several forest ecosystems relatively unaffected by human activity on both sides of the current border, now dotted with natural tourism hot spots both in winter & summer. Sumava is made up of heavily forested mountains (and some major recent invasive bark beetle devastation) with average heights of 800-1400 meters.
      This section ends in the beautiful medieval town of Český Krumlov, where you'll find CP4, at the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992.

      • August 30, 2021

  10. BOHEMIAN BORDER BASH planned a gravel ride.

    August 30, 2021

    16:46
    112 mi
    6.7 mph
    12,550 ft
    12,350 ft
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    1. BOHEMIAN BORDER BASH

      CP2 - CP3
      - CP3: Self-validate
      - CP3 GPS: 49.1029683N, 13.3947589E

      • August 30, 2021

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