We received several question about what is the trip with BKXC to Slovakia (June 25 - July 2) gonna be like? So here is a thorough description.
This trip is both physically as well as technically very demanding, definitely the toughest trip we offer. Slovakian trails are rougher than what you know from BOHEMIAN TOUR: NORTH or MORAVIAN TOUR, they are not that well maintained and often ridden only by a few locals (sometimes it looks more like game trails). These trails are usually super narrow and winding in a steep slope or going directly down, they could be described as "pure enduro". Dirt is flying over your back all the time, you're sitting on the rear wheel and unexpected rocks, logs, slabs, drops and all kinds of surprises are waiting behind each corner. A lot of adrenaline. Even for Radim and Jan a lot of it feels "on the limit".
The physical part is another story. On this trip there will be a lot of steep climbing - very often on gravel/asphalt roads, but also some hike-a-bike sections over rocky scree etc. However, the truth is that the second part of the trip we will also use shuttling for the biggest 1000m. uphills and that will allow us experience 2000-3000 meters of descending / day (= big big downhill days).
If you'll like the dirt behind your back all the time and rough narrow fearful inferno (kidding, but not that much), then this is a good choice for you. It will be definitely a bit different to anything you've ridden with us so far. We at Czech MTB Holidays like the diversity, but if your favorite trails are Trutnov (on the schedule of BOHEMIAN TOUR: NORTH) or Rychleby (end of MORAVIAN TOUR), this is not quite the same. Technically it's similarly hard, maybe even more, but the obstacles are not that neatly shaped and paved (and not that photogenic / iconic), it's more of a steepness and sometimes loose, rutted terrain what makes it tough.
"Jan was a fantastic guide, knew the trails inside and out, and was responsive to whatever I asked."
"Bikes, trails, food, accommodation, people, scenery, beer: all being great without exception."
"Czech MTB-ing was the best vacation!"
"Brilliant trail riding."
"Endless flow vs rocky descents - Love it all!"
"Excellent guided trip."