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Author Král Šumavy, Klatovy (CZE)

Endless forests and unspoiled nature as far as the eye can reach: The National Park Sumava is together with the Bavarian Forest not only the biggest continues forest in Europe, but also the venue of the oldest mountain bike marathon on the continent. The Author Král Šumavy (King of the Bohemian Forest) - meanwhile celebrating its 23nd anniversary - has become iconic in the Czech Republic attracting 2500 mountain bikers every year tackling the three distances 100, 70 and 45 km. 

Again in 2017, the start will take place on the most picturesque market place of the historic town of Klatovy leading towards the breathtaking Bohemian Forest Trails. A spectacular course offering several service points, numerous visitors and great side events - enjoy a fascinating marathon experience. Already legendary the goulash and beer for all participants in the finishing are, as well as the three bands which will rock the audience during an open air concert - what more could a biker heart wish for?


Course length (hm) Cup points Start time Entry fee*
 49 km (984 hm)**  8.000 Points  10:00 am 25 Euro
 70 km (1694 hm)  9.000 Points    9:00 am 25 Euro
 105 km (2674 hm) 10.000 Points    7:30 am 25 Euro

* from 20.05.2017 + 4 Euro
** Junior-Rating (age group 1999 and younger)