Once you’ve discovered the fascination of racing bikes, you’ll never let it go.
In the Ötztal there are many opportunities for training – one of the most challenging is the Timmelsjoch pass!
The Ötztal bike marathon
THE CYCLING EXPERIENCE IN TYROL
It is considered one of the hardest challenges for racing cyclists in the Alps. 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, Jaufen Pass and Timmelsjoch) they cover a difference in altitude of 5,500 metres over a distance of 238 kilometres.
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 racers usually arrive back in Sölden 7 to 14 hours after the starting signal.