The Nízkotatranská stíhačka 2016 course goes through the whole main Low Tatras ridge. Starting point is village Telgárt, destination point is Donovaly mountain resort. The NTS course follows the blue marked cyclo-trail from Telgárt to Šumiac, the next passage is the blue-marked trail from Šumiac to Kráľova hoľa and further the red-marked trail to Donovaly (with branching-off to Ďurková chalet following the blue-marked trail and subsequent return to the ridge following the green-marked trail).
Nízkotatranská stíhačka 2016 course parameters:
- Total distance: 100 km
- Total positive altitude change: 5280 m
- Total altitude loss: 5170 m
Checkpoints for NTS 2016 course:
- KS1: Šumiac, square
- KS2: Kráľova hoľa, summit
- KS3: Sedlo Priehyba
- KS4: Sedlo za Lenivou
- KS5: Čertovica, motorest Čertovica
- KS6: Chata M.R.Štefánika pod Ďumbierom (chalet)
- KS7: Kamenná chata pod Chopkom (chalet)
- KS8: Turistická útulňa pod Chabencom (Ďurková chalet)
- KS9: Hiadeľské sedlo, shelter
- Finish: Donovaly, DAMi´sport
Type of terrain: Foothpaths (93%), tracks/drivable tracks (3%) and roads (4% – the longest 2 km passage in Donovaly before finish).
Warning: The course saved on mapy.hiking.sk is for your overview, the total distance and the distance of the checkpoints was measured and certified by ITRA (International Trailrunning Association).