SLOVAKIA to POLAND

Trip date:
09.09.20 – 15.09.20 

Price from £1680
No. of riders: 6

No. of ride days: 5
Total KM’s: 490 : 8880M 

Accommodation style
Small Hotels

SLOVAKIA

Trip date:
09.09.20 – 15.09.20

 

Price from £1160
No. of riders: 6

No. of ride days: 5
Total KM’s: 490km : 8880m

Accommodation style
Small Hotels

SLOVAKIA to POLAND

We’re not going to beat about the bush with this one. This is a hard trip. In return, it is beautiful, proper beautiful, but you have to earn it. There is a wonderful sense of space and remoteness in Slovakia and it doesn’t take long riding away from town to feel right in the middle of nowhere. There is also a constant sense of travelling through time, history and culture as you pass through modern cities, old towns, past socialist-era housing and skirt Romany villages. It’s Europe, but different.

Whilst the trip is ideally suited to riding something in the ‘Gravel Bike’ genre the variety of surfaces you’ll roll over is ever-changing and endless, from the smoothest blackest road bike dream tarmac to something you might prefer to take a mountain bike down and everything you could imagine in-between. Have you ever ridden concrete slab tank track before?

We’ll be ‘soft’ bike-packing on this trip so forgoing camping in the woods and eating something half warmed over a fire for staying indoors in hotels overnight for the chance to get clean and having some proper stout well cooked food, with a beer. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Carrying all the kit you need for a few days cycling brings with it challenges, making the climbs a struggle and the descents just as strenuous, especially on off-road tracks where total concentration is required. It’s incredibly tough on both bikes and bodies, but the rewards are immense.

ITINERARY

 RIDE STYLE: BIKEPACK : ADVENTURE BIKE / MTB

 RIDE DIFFICULTY: 5/5

 DATES : Wednesday 9th September – Tuesday 15th September

 RIDE DAYS : 5

Wednesday 9th September : ARRIVE VIENNA AIRPORT AUSTRIA. Transfer 2 Hrs to Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia

Thursday 10th September : Ride 100KM : 1900m Ascent : Towards Banska Bystrica

Friday 11th September : Ride 105KM : 1900m Ascent : Towards Pohronska Polhora

Saturday 12th September : Ride 92km : 2500m Ascent : Towards Stratena

Sunday 13th September : Ride 110KM : 1600m Ascent : Towards Levocska Dolina

Monday 14th September : Ride 82KM ; 980m Ascent : To Polish Border

Tuesday 15th September : Transfer to DEPART KRAKOW AIRPORT POLAND

TOTAL KILOMETRES: 475 with 8880m Ascent

We personally speak to all our clients to discuss their suitability for the trip. We specialise in small group cycling trips to achieve a high-quality rider experience. We aim to ride all of our trips as 1 group and our experienced ride leaders can mix up the pace, split the group for a while and bring things back together when we need too. On some trips, we split down to two groups for the afternoon allowing those that want to really stretch their legs to do so. Our ride leaders will always be able to suggest a route back to base if at any time you prefer some time to take in the scenery and ride at your own pace.

All riders are required to bring their own bike and will recieve a full itinerary with GPX files 6 weeks prior to the ride. Sometimes we change the route depending on weather conditions / route closures. 

KIT REQUIRED

Adventure Bike / MTB with a minimum of 42mm gravel / off road tyres

Bikepacking bags*

Spares specialist to your bike e.g rear mech hanger, your size inner tube (there are no cycle shops on route)

Overnight clothing

Wet weather clothing and spare dry kit ( A full recommended kit list will be included with your full itinerary.)

Headtorch, Portable power bank and cables for your devices

*APIDURA rental Bikepacking bags are available from Rpm90

KIT NOT REQUIRED

Bivvy Bag / Sleeping Bag

Sleeping Mat

Towels

Cooking Equipment

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 6 nights shared accommodation with Breakfast 
  • 6 nights Dinner 
  • Airport transfers at specified times 
  • Transfer of Bike Bag and 1 x Kit bag to final Hotel in Poland
  • 2 x Rpm90 Ride leaders
  • Deposit required = 25% of the total amount payable

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel to/from your town or country of origin
  • Ride snacks and lunches
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Rider Personal Insurance
  • Cost of a transfer to a bike shop in the case of complete bike failure or your choice to withdraw from the Trip. Cost of onward transfer to an airport or return home if you chose to leave the Trip

Interested in this trip?

Who is RPM90?

Rpm90 Cycling Adventures specialise in Road Cycling Tours, Bikepacking Adventures, Gravelbiking trips, Bespoke Cycling Tours, Corporate Cycling events and Cycling Event Consultancy. We work with MASON Cycles. HUNT Wheels, Morvelo clothing and RAWVELO nutrition. We offer Apidura Bag Rental. We are a pioneering cycling Travel company based in the UK.

 
Contact

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Bridgers Mill
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 1TF

+44 (0)1444 413512

info@rpm90.com

 
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