Masiv MTB Race Tour

Masiv MTB Race Tour

Date: 11th – 19th September 2018

Destination: Czech Republic

Itinerary

11th September – Set up of bikes, registration, optionally easy bike ride

12th – 15th September – Masiv MTB Race

16th September – Prague Sightseeing, break - relaxation, optionally bike ride close to Prague

17th September – Morning transfer to Singltrek pod Smrkem and riding the oldest trails in the Czech Republic and Poland

18th September – Singltrek Pod Smrkem - All Day Extasy MTB Riding, barbecue

19th September – Transfer to Prague, optionally Singltrek pod Smrkem – morning ride

Notice
Program of your Tour is depending on many factors – natural, human, technical and very often unexpected. We promise we will do our best not to change the plan. However, there might be a situation which makes us to do some adjustments. We will keep you updated!

Transportation

Transportation between the spots takes up to 3 hours, but usually less. The Czech Republic is not that large so it does not make sence to spend too much time in a car… our motto is Let´s Bike Czech not Let´s Drive Czech ))) During your Tour you can expect 3 – 4 transfers.

Level of Difficulty

The overall difficulty rate of the Masiv MTB Race Tour is easy to medium. There are no extreme distances or extreme trail sections so bikers with average biking skills will manage it.  The magic of the Masive MTB Race is in the train, friendly atmosphere, different stages, beatifull nature and scenery.

“Trail difficulty is increasing proportionately to speed and increasing exhaustion.” This is the methodology according to which most of the Czech trails are built. And this the reason why any biker can enjoy it! Extreme sections are always announced upfront, if needed an alternative way is offered.

Every biker should be able to ride his/her bike several hours a day, several days in a row and feel safely on mountain bike. Fear? Don´t worry, the group will help you!

If you want to skip any part of the Tour for any reason, we will offer you an individual program or you can you can choose our Taylor Made Tour. Ideal participant? MTB enthusiast, friendly, open-minded. We are looking forward to evening chatting.

Tour Fee Includes

Race package
Entry fee for the race, starting number, finisher T-shirt, refreshments on the track and in the finish, energy bars and gels, medical service, service areas (spare parts cost not included), bike wash area, shower and changing rooms, online results system after each stage.

Race additional package
Accommodation with half board in partner hotels, transfer by train and bike transportation, full day guide services.

Pre/After race package
Pick up at the airport or any other place in Prague, transportation, Accommodation in **** hotels (***hotels only exceptionally) in double bed rooms, half board, bike rental, bike service, bike washing, secure bike storing, full day guide services, Let´s bike jersey.

(guaranteed price per person provided the group has 9 – 12 riders)

Additional services not included in the package
Sport Massage/Physio Therapy, Spa and Wellness, laundry, entry fees to special zones, etc.

More about Masiv MTB Race (official)

4 STAGES
Here comes Masiv – the most adventurous and spectacular XC MTB race of all time! There are four unique stages and four group transfers waiting for you. In one single race, you will explore the diversity of the Czech landscape.

TAKE A TRAIN TO THE NEXT STAGE
Both you and your partner will have the opportunity to transfer to the next location by train, which has been specially dispatched for us. Each rider will have their own seat and there is also the opportunity to sleep directly on the train in your personal compartment. The train will also contain two social cars, where briefing for the next stage will take place. Tea and coffee as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase. For those who prefer more comfort, accommodation is also available in our partner hotels.

However, it is not mandatory to take the train. You can take your own car and join us at our partner hotels, or you can arrange everything yourself and only pay the basic entry fee.

250 KM in 4 DAYS!
Local riders have revealed the best of their secret trails, and we have prepared four 50-75 km stages. You will ride appx. 250 km in which you will climb over 7,000 altitude meters.

ALWAYS WITH YOUR PARTNER
The four full-day race will not only prove your physical condition, but also your ability to work together. Both riders must cross the finish line at the same time!

www.masivmtbrace.cz

More about Singltrek pod Smrkem

Singltrek pod Smrkem near Nové Město pod Smrkem is one of the best domestic MTB centers, this unique network of trails also belongs to the best in Central Europe. One of the oldest centers in our country is located in the Jizerských Mountains on the border between the Czech Republic and Poland. The first planning phase took place at the end of autumn in 2008 and continued into the spring of 2009. In the autumn of 2009, the oldest, approximately 20-kilometer-long circuit was built, going over Hubertka, Obří sud (Giant Barrel), Spálena hospoda (Burned Pub) and Lomnický Bridge.

The entire network of trails, which now extends into Poland, they were built in three stages and now they offer almost 80 km of fun riding for all bikers. Singltrek's paths are playful, your speed decides the level of difficulty. They are oneway trails, (except Nástupní (Starter Trail) and Lázeňské in Libverda) and the difficulty level is divided by colors, just like ski slopes. Depending on your current performance, you can choose different lengths and complexity of a chosen circuit.

The tracks are designed so that a complete beginner can ride here, as well as experienced and demanding bikers. This area is generally not so technical, the surface is smoother, so you can easily ride a hardtail bike or ride with children. Dafydd Davis, one of the most experienced trail designers in the world, was also invited to design this network of trails.  He is considered the "granddad" of off-road biking centers in the UK. Singltrek pod Smrkem is a very popular mountain bike destination and you should definitely visit it. It has won several awards not only in the Czech Republic but also in the world.

The trails of Singltrek pod Smrkem were created thanks to the investments of the State Administration of Forests of the Czech Republic (Lesy ČR) as part of their commitment to the fulfillment of public interests in the forests.

Trails

Starter (Nástupní)- Green route, easy and with two-way traffic, so you need to be a bit more cautious. It will be appreciated especially by beginners and children, for whom it is a good, fun path to learn on and test new things. For others, it is suitable for warming up and getting started.

Hřebenáč (Ridge) – blue trail, easy; this trail is suitable for parents with children and for less able bikers and beginners. It's easily pedaled, simple, but also fun. It will lead you to deciduous and coniferous forests, to the footpaths around the wetlands and between beautiful boulders.

Obora (Game-park) – red circuit, medium difficult; it connects to the blue circuit Hřebenáč and includes a favorite downhill named  Dafyddova radost (Dafydd's Joy), where you can enjoy a bit of speed. Downhill on Obora is "redeemed" by a climb on a trail run with serpentines and switchbacks, so it is pleasant ride. When you combine Hřebenáč with Obora, you will get a full ride.

Rapický Circuit – this is a "circular junction" in the center of the Singltrek pod Smrkem network, situated on the slopes of Rapické Mountains on both sides of the state border.

Asphalt Traverse – consists of three sections of forest asphalt roads. The first section called Asphalt Agony is the longest and most challenging climb in Singltrek pod Smrkem. However, the difficulty of climbing is then rewarded by great trails and downhill runs.

Libverdská strana – red tracks, medium difficult, part of Singltrek's first circuit built in 2009. Most of the Libverdské tracks are long, fun downhills that riders will really enjoy. The second part of the Libverdské strany (sides)  is a climb, in the middle of which you will experience beautiful views.

Ludvíkovský Traverse – red trails, medium difficult; This section will lead bikers from the vicinity of Libverda Spa back to New Town pod Smrkem. In the first third, the trail slowly rises, so you can feel more of the climb, but again, the effort is rewarded by a fun downhill.

New Town Side (Novoměstská strana) – red trails, medium difficult; They are formed by a rapid dynamic downhill above Kyselka.

Around the Copper (Okolo Měděnce) – black trails, difficult; The circuit offers a long, fast, and in places a relatively narrow and close downhill, beautiful views and a climb through a magnificent beech forest.

Nad Czerniawą – the section is characterized mainly by beautiful nature, mainly thanks to the scenes of the Czerniawski Valley and Malá Gora in Poland.

Zajęcznik – red trails, medium difficult; This is the most remote circuit of the Singltrek pod Smrkem network. But it is definitely worth going here and enjoying a smooth six-kilometer downhill.

Hejnický (hřeben) Ridge – black trails, difficult; The rugged rocky terrain in this area offers a really beautiful loop along the rocks – the climbs gets you warmed up, but the downhill really moves.

Area services

Center U Kyselka – a starting point with a test center and bicycle rentals. There is also a service shop and bike shop with clothing and nutrition, also refreshment stands, bathrooms (toilets) and parking.

Singltrek Center – starting point with a bike shop, bike rentals and test bikes,  bike service, refreshment stands and camping, bathrooms (toilets), bike wash, and the like. For those interested there are organized training camps, during selected days there is the opportunity to use an instructor  for one day or to arrange individual courses. ww.singltrekpodsmkem.cz

Bikecentrum Libverda – a starting point for those who are closer to the Libverda Spa or want to focus on the popular tracks of the Forest Circuit. You will find here bike rentals with basic service, refreshment stands, bathrooms (toilets), and parking.