Racing cycletours

Saddle-fast on two wheels into the high Alps.

In the Hohe Tauern National Park Holiday Region, you can reach lofty heights even on the racing bike: The Grossglockner High Alpine Road with individual timekeeping is considered one of the superlatives among racing cyclists. On the 12.9 kilometre long route, 1,283 metres difference in altitude are negotiated from the Ferleiten toll booth toFuscherTörl. The FuscherTörl at 2,428 metres above sea level also offers stunning views of Austria's highest mountain and the surrounding 3,000 metre peaks.On the internet platform roadbike-holidays.com you'll find 23 racing bike routes for Pinzgau http://www.roadbike-holidays.com/rennradtouren-p49.html.

The Tauern (racing) cycleway is the new variant of the famous cycle route for the athletically somewhat more ambitious. If necessary, the route diverts to alternative sections better suited for racing cyclists. For example when the original Tauern cycle trail runs along gravelled roads.Thus now racing cyclists can also enjoy the cultural and optical treats which have for so long been impressing touring cyclists in the Hohe Tauern National Park.

The region was awarded the quality seal "approved bike area" by "Mountain Bike Holidays" for its excellent routes. 

Excellent events in summer 2015:

5th June 2016: King of the Glockner

On June 7st, it will be time once again: The Grossglockner High-Alpine Road is getting itself ready for the next "King of the Glockner", THE biking event and annual highlight for all fans of competitive cycling. Impressive mountain vistas combined with athletic challenges along the car-free High-Alpine Road.

18th June 2015: Top Race - From the lake to the glacier!

Village: Uttendorf/Weißsee, start: north side of the lake Uttendorf/Weißsee, finish: Berghotel Rudolfshütte
600 m swimming at the lake
19 km cycling over to the "Enzingerboden" - 680 meters in height
5,5 km running from the "Enzingerboden" to the "Berghotel Rudolfshütte" - 830 meters in height
More information can be found at www.toprace.at

28th August 2015: IRONMAN 70.3 - The bike event 

Athletes swim 1.9km in the beautiful lake Zell, compete on the bike for 90km along the picturesque region of Zell am See-Kaprun, Maishofen, Bruck, Piesedorf and run 21.1km along the lake to finish in Zell am See. It's called Ironman 70.3 because of the full distance of 113km, which is 70.3 miles.

The event is one of only 12 in Europe. Zell am See-Kaprun is the second venue for an Ironman 70.3 in Austria after St. Pölten. There is another full distance IRONMAN in Klagenfurt. The best of their classes can qualify for the world championship.

 

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