the biking experience in tyrol
It is considered one of the hardest challenges for racing cyclists in the alpine area. At the end of August of every year, the Ötztal bike marathon attracts 4,000 randomly selected participants to Tyrol. With four passes (Kühtaisattel, Brenner pass, Jaufenpass and Timmelsjoch) they cover a difference in altitude of 5,500 metres on a distance of 238 kilometres only.
the track layout
Sölden (1,377 m) — Längenfeld — Umhausen — Oetz (820 m) — Kühtai (2,020 m) — Kematen in Tyrol — Völs — Innsbruck (600 m) — Sonnenburgerhof — Schönberg im Stubaital —Matrei am Brenner — Steinach am Brenner — Gries am Brenner — Brenner (1,374 m) — Sterzing (948 m) — Jaufenpass (2,090 m) — St. Leonhard in Passeier (689 m) — Timmelsjoch (2,509 m) — Sölden (1,377 m)
The participants are expected seven to 14 hours after the starting signal at the starting and destination point in Sölden.