The Ponitrianska stovka course with total distance of 106 km starts in Handlová, the finish place is located in Nitra.
The organizers recommend personal course survey (especially course passage Skýcov – Nitra) before the event.
- Total distance: 106 km
- Total postive altitude change: +3900 m
COURSE DESCRIPTION (SEE THE ONLINE MAP ON MAPY.HIKING.SK):
Handlová => Tri studničky => own P100 marking to the signpost on yellow tourist mark => Krížkovce => Veľký Grič => Dierovce => Pod Bielym kameňom => Jarabá skala => Tri chotáre => Kanie studne => Malá Homôľka => Vtáčnik => Kláštorská skala => Rúbaný vrch => Tatra => Suchá hora => Sedlo pod Rajtokom => Veľké Pole => (partially with own P100 marking) Penhýbel => (partially with own P100 marking) Brezov štál => Lukáčov štál => Jedľové Kostoľany => Skýcovský mlyn => Štál Javor (Lúky pod Kruhom) => Skýcov => Sedlo Rakyta => Javorový vrch => Medvedí vrch => Sedlo pod Veľkým Tribečom => Veľký Tribeč => Babova dolina => Kostoľany pod Tribečom => Sedlo pod Gýmešom => Remitáž => Žirany => Pod Dlhou skalou => Pod Žibricou => Sedlo pod Žibricou => Trojchotár => Zobor => Sedlo pod Zoborom => Podhájska cesta => Nitra
(sedlo = saddle, dolina = valley, hora/vrch = mountain, skala = rock, studne = well springs)
TYPE OD TERRAIN:
Very diverse – mostly forest or meadow foothpaths, stony paths (in Vtáčnik mountains), metalled roads, tracks/drivable tracks, tarmac paths and roads. Longer tarmac passages are between Veľké Pole and Penhýbel, at Krížne cesty,between Brezov štál and Jedľové Kostoľany and between Jedliny and Kostoľany pod Tribečom.
LIVE CHECKPOINTS POSITIONING AND TIME LIMITS:
In the table you will find the positioning and time limits for the live checkpoints, which will be the aid stations at the same time (with exception of K1 Veľký Grič and K9 Zobor). There will be also at least one unannounced live checkpoint. There will be no unstaffed checkpoints (like passwords, punches or similar). One missing checkpoint results in disqualification of the participant.
Live checkpoints will be marked with labels including checkpoint number, name of the place, distance, time limit and distance toand elevation to the next checkpoint including it’s time limit.
K1 Veľký Grič: Checkpoint only with manual timekeeping (no electronic timekeeping at K1).
K5 Skýcov: The checkpoint and aid station will be in front of the local house of culture in Skýcov. The participants are not allowed to enter the building.
K8 Remitáž: The checkpoint and aid station will be at "Hostinec Remitáž" (in the car camping Remitáž area).
K9 Zobor: Checkpoint only (including electronic timekeeping).
- Veľký Grič (972 m)
- Vtáčnik (1346 m)
- Veľký Tribeč (827 m)
- Zobor (587 m)
COURSE MARKING – STANDARD TOURIST MARKING:
The whole course of Ponitrianska (with exemption of 4 short passages) is following paths with standard tourist marking:
1. Tourist marks (red/amber/green/blue marks at tree trunks, rocks, stakes etc.)
2. Tourist marks – arrows
3. Tourist signposts
COURSE MARKING – SPECIAL MARKING:
In addition to the tourist marking there will be also special Ponitrianska stovka marking used:
1. Red-white plastic ribbons – mostly where needed (long dostance between tourist marks, difficult orientation, important turning points)
2. Reflective marking (small pieces of silver reflective band at trees or masts)
3. Labers with black arrows
4. Arrows sprayed on asphalt (bright yellow or light green color)