The camp

The Camp 2021

Ignoring Borders Since 2019

Three Day Camp, Two Days of Riding; 9. - 12. September 2021

The Bohemian Border Bash Gravel Cycling Adventure will welcome you into Bohemian-Sachsen Switzerland National Park for the third time in 2021. The Camp is a multi-day Gravel Bike Riding Event organized in the heart of one of Central Europe's most beautiful National Parks, on the border between Germany and the Czech Republic. You will be amazed by sandstone pinnacles and rocky gorges, wild streams, and winding roads. You will find real paradise, a cycling destination you will fall in love with. The #BBBC is not a race, but rather a collection of inspiring rides. Yes, this event is not about speed. It is rather about sharing the love of cycling with likeminded people, having fun, making friends, riding bikes of course, and drinking beer of course :-) The #BBBC was created to share the picturesque riding this lesser-known region has to offer and to bring together like-minded gravel bikers for a long weekend packed with camaraderie on & off the bike.

What is provided?

  • Three nights in a small wooden cabin. Register early. 

  • Meals: All You Can Eat Meals beginning with Thursday dinner and ending with Sunday breakfast.

  • All rides and events:

  • 80km long Blind Bash on Friday 

  • 160/120/80km long mixed surface-road ride on Saturday

  • Refreshments along the routes 

  • Komoot complete map package included for the participants as well - €30 value

  • The route (a .GPX track to follow)

  • Nutrition package provided by Chimpanzee Nutrition 

  • Friday campfire and entertainment 

  • Saturday bonfire and "Medieval Party"

  • Woven roundel

  • Some beer

  • Two riding days - Friday + Saturday

What to bring?

  • A bike suitable for mixed-surface road & gravel event

  • Helmet (mandatory)

  • Sleeping bag

  • Clothes to ride in

  • Clothes to party in

  • A GPS device (so you don't get too lost)

  • Spoon, fork, bowl (This is very important. We will not provide plastic utensils.)

  • All necessary items to be self-sufficient on the route. Stuff like tools & spares, a pump, tubes, patches, chain link, etc. This is a self-supported ride!

  • Lights with plenty of juice. Sunset is 7:20 PM. So just to be safe. 

 

 

The plan

Thursday, September 9

  • Arrival from 4 PM

  • 6 - 10 PM Dinner, first beers

​Friday, September 10

  • 7:30 AM Breakfast buffet 

  • 9:00 AM Start of 80km long Blind Bash​; You will ride in the most beautiful parts of the park this day.

  • 6 - 10 PM All You Can Eat Dinner 

  • 8 PM Campfire, music, beer, good times with friends.

Saturday, September 11

  • 7:00 AM Breakfast buffet 

  • 8:00 AM Start of 159km long mixed terrain ride - 120km/80km long/short version.

  • 6 - 10 PM All You Can Eat Dinner

  • 9:00 PM Bonfire and Medieval Party

Sunday, September 13

  • 8 AM Breakfast buffet 

  • 9 AM Games and challenges 

 The Bash 2021

 

One Day of Riding; 10.-12. September 2021

The Bash is just one day of riding, but you still will hit the gravel highlights. No time to come for the longer weekend but still want to ride with us? The Bash lets you drop into the Camp on Friday evening, ride together Saturday & party through the night, then head back home after breakfast on Sunday. Camping and meals still provided.

What is provided?

  • Two nights tent camping

  • Friday & Saturday all you can eat dinners, Saturday & Sunday Buffet Breakfast

  • Nutrition from Chimpanzee Nutrition 

  • The route (a .GPX track to follow)

  • Refreshments along the route 

  • Komoot complete map package, €30 value

  • Stay in CAMPZ.de tent-city

  • Saturday Medieval Party

  • Woven roundel

  • Some beer

What to bring?

  • A bike suitable for the mixed-surface road & gravel event

  • Helmet (mandatory)

  • A GPS device. You will need it to follow the route

  • Powerbank or additional battery backup

  • Spoon, fork, bowl (This is very important. We will not provide plastic utensils.)

  • All necessary items to be self-sufficient on the route. Stuff like tools & spares, a pump, tubes, patches, chain link, etc. This is a self-supported ride!

  • Lights with plenty of juice. Sunset is 7:25 PM

  • Tent and sleeping bag, sleeping mat

  • Personal items

 

The plan

  • 159km / 120km / 80km long rides to choose from

  • 159km; 2840m up, 2840m down; highest point 710m; lowest 120m; 2x ferry crossing. 

  • There is a shortcut just before the ferry crossing. The short version is120km long.

Friday, September 11

 

  • Arrival set up your camp

  • Join the gang for a pre-ride party​

Saturday, September 12

  • 7 AM Breakfast Buffet 

  • 8 AM Start  

  • 8 PM Party Time!​

Sunday, September 13

  • 8 AM Breakfast

  • 9 AM Games and challenges 

  

Location:  Bohemian - Saxony Switzerland National Park;  50.8547019N, 14.3579331E (Germany 🇩🇪 / Czech Republic 🇨🇿 )

Airports:  Berlin, Dresden, Prague 

Arriving by train:

Trains from Dresden (Germany) or Decin (Czechia) stop at Schöna station. Take the ferry (50m from the station, €2.50) across the river Elbe/Labe. You will find yourself in Hrensko. Follow the road into the woods. It is only 11.6km long ride.

 

International trains from Berlin or Prague stop in Bad Schandau. You can cycle from the train station to the event. It is 22km long ride. There is a ferry service from Bad Schandau to Hrensko as well. More information here: http://www.ovps.de/Verkehrsmittel/Schiff/Fahrplan-und-Tarife/4193/

From Berlin

By car - 2:45h

By train - 2:20h

From Dresden

By car - 0:50h

By train - 0:44h

From Prague

By car - 1:43h

By train - 1:47h

From Munich

By car - 4:30h

By train - 6:30h

From Bonn

By car - 6:00h

By train - 7:40h

Thank you to Martin Rak Photography @martinrakphoto for the beautiful landscape pictures,  
Jesper Jonsson @jeppemedkniven for the roundel illustration.
Picture gallery bellow from Dan Zoubek @dan_zoubek