Gravel Adventure

Saturday 20.07.2024
64 - 118 km
Szklarska Poreba - Jakuszyce

Gravel Adventure is a scenic event which counted for the first time as UCI Gravel race in 2022. The event relocates to Jakuszyce for its third edition with a route leading along gravel roads in the scenic Izerskie Mountains.


For the 2024 edition of the event, the start and finish will move to Jakuszyce on the other side of the ski mountain where the course was set in 2022 and 2023.

After the start on a parking lot in front of Hotel Biathlon Sport and Spa in Jakuszyce, riders enter a 10km start loop with a first part on the road, followed by a first gravel section with the first 2.6km climb at 6.6% average before passing over the start line again to enter a big 54km loop which needs to be done once or twice depending on the age category.

The main Gran Fondo course takes place over two laps (118km and 2124 of elevation), the Medio Fondo finishes after one big loop (64km and 1149m).  Both courses are designed on the same ski-mountain that was used in the past two editions.

74% of the course is off-road, 26% is on paved surface, mainly on the longest climb of the day.

Granfondo 118km

official qualifier distance for men 19-59 and women 19-49

Medio Fondo 64 km

official qualifier distance for men 60+ and women 50+


The start loop has a first 2.6km climb with an average gradient of 6.6% starting after 5.5km in the race, but the major challenge on each lap is located after 25 km when a 7.7km paved climb at 5.7% average brings riders from the lowest point on the course at 550m above sea level to the highest point on the course at 1050m.

For most riders in the younger age groups this climb needs to be done a second time starting after 77km in the race during the second loop.

GRAN FONDO (112 km, 1950m)

MEDIO FONDO (65 km, 1320m)


Jakuszyce is a village in southwestern Poland, situated in the Lower Silesian Voivodeship, within the Jelenia Góra County. While it is a relatively small village, it is notable for being a popular destination for cross-country skiing enthusiasts. The village is located in the Jizera Mountains, near the border with the Czech Republic.

  1. Geography: Jakuszyce is situated in a picturesque mountainous region, providing beautiful natural scenery. The Jizera Mountains are known for their forests, trails, and outdoor recreational opportunities.
  2. Tourist Attraction: The village is particularly known for its cross-country skiing trails. The Jakuszyce Ski Arena offers a network of well-maintained trails, making it a popular destination for both beginners and experienced skiers. The trails are part of the Jizera Cross-Country Skiing Center, which covers a larger area in the Jizera Mountains.
  3. Nature Reserves: The surrounding area may also feature nature reserves or protected areas, showing the biodiversity of the Jizera Mountains.
  4. Accommodations: There are accommodations available in and around Jakuszyce to cater to the needs of tourists, including hotels, guesthouses, and other lodging options.

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