DAY 1 AUSCHWITZ – The tour starts off with a somber commemoration at the most profound sight of Jewish history. Participants can pay their respects to victims of the Holocaust in a short commemoration. There’s no competition held on this day. Opening ceremonies will take place in the evening in Krakow.
DAY 2,3 – The adventure kicks off and the race begins in the charming , medieval city of Krakow. Teams will ride through former shtetls and quaint Polish villages to Nowy Sacz, seat of the Sanzer chassidic dinasty.
Day 4,5,6 – On the 4th day the tour bids farewell to Poland and climbs the Beskid mountains, part of the Carpathian mountain range in Eastern Slovakia during 3 short, but demanding days. During the final leg of the Slovakian stages an 800meter descent awaits riders.
DAY 7 – Shabbat in Bodrogkeresztúr –This small rural Hungarian village was once home to the influential 19th century chassidic rabbi, Yeshaya Steiner. His followers operate the largest kosher kitchen in Hungary outside of Budapest and a guest house. It’s the perfect place to relax and recharge by the Bodrog river.
DAY 8,9,10 – After a well deserved breaks teams get back in the saddle to ride through the wine region of Tokaj to the Hungarian planes and make a final dash to the finish line in Budapest’s Jewish district in the 7th district. Finish line is expected in front of Europe’s largest synagogue.