The Star of South will put you through the hoops. Therefore, it is crucial to have some rest and regenerate your muscles fully before every stage. We highly recommend you the offer of The Paradise of Beskidy. This is not only the highest located (and maybe the most beautifully) located hotel in Poland, but also the center with all luxury conveniences for tired biker.
a lot of intervals throughout trail, combination of forestry and cross roads, as well as classic single tracks
the highest peak – Jalowiec Mountain (1 100 MAMSL)
first uphill road: right after start, 3-kilometer long, 5% gradient
second uphill road: 5-kilometer long, altitude difference280 m
first downhill road: from Solnisko (883 MAMSL), 4-kilometer long, through forest
attention: potential difficulties at the crossroad after 1 km from Przelecz Koledowka where forestry road crosses with gravel one
the most challenging uphill road: after 12 kilometers, 5-kilometer long, altitude difference400 m, ends on Jalowiec peak
the most rewarding moment: on Jalowiec peak, when you see spectacular view on Beskidy
intervals: a lot of them after approaching Jalowiec
attention: first kilometer of downhill road from Lachow Gron (1045 MAMSL), great gradient + bug number of loose rocks under wheels = danger
the last uphill road: 5,3-kilometer long and 270 m altitude difference on wide asphalt road in Koszarawa
attention: everlasting mud at this part of track can seriously slow you down
the most interesting part: the final stage of track, 4 kilometers before finish: first 2-kilometer long single track in forest full of watercourses and breathtaking views followed by 2-kilometer long narrow, rocky, and steep path between woods.
If there is one MTB event in Poland that is worth participating, then it must be Star of South. The most thrilling MTB stage-race will be organized on July 12-15th at the foot of mysterious and unexplored mountains.
From now on you can enroll in the second edition of The Star of South, planned for July 12-15 2018. It is recommended to do it now. The faster you enroll, the faster you will be able to plan your July vacation in Poland. There, among majestic mountains and never-ending woods you will spend your time doing what you like the most: biking.