Kufsteinerland cycling marathon
A passion for cycling racing
Lively descents. Expert presentations. Steep ascents. A sprint to the fortress. Views of the Kaiser. For two days, everything in Kufsteinerland revolves around cycling racing. The heart of the event is the fourth Kufsteinerland cycling marathon, sportily framed by a village circuit and a sprint race through the heart of Kufstein.
Cycling marathon with a view
124 kilometres. 1,900 meters of altitude gain. Steep ascents. Gentle hills. On September, the Kufsteinerland cycling marathon starts from the fortress city of Kufstein. The slightly altered route features several challenging ascents in the middle. A race crowned by fabulous views, especially of the Kaiser Mountains. From the upper town square in Kufstein it leads up to the Thiersee Valley with the first, around two kilometre long, steep section. Via Niederbreitenbach and Mariastein the participants then reach Reinthalersee. The second long ascent, of around 3.5 kilometres, leads to Brandenberg and further to Aschau from where you descent quite fast. Who thinks he would have climbed all gradients there, will be surprised at the sunny plateau Bad Häring / Schwoich. This last section can involve all sorts of surprises when it comes to rankings. Here it becomes obvious who has managed their strength well.
Land of lakes
On the 2019 developed new track, you can master the same route as the cycling marathon, but without the slope to Brandenberg. Thus you get past great lakes and picture great lake panoramas on the way through the lower Inn Valley. Altogether you manage 99km and 1400 vertical meters and thus interesting for all cyclists who want to have an extensive tour fully packed with highlights at the end of the season.
Panoramic village circuit
For leisure cyclists, the Kufsteinerland cycling marathon offers a panoramic village circuit, with views of the Zahmer and Wilder Kaiser. With a length of 47,5 kilometres and 450 meters of altitude gain, it leads from Kufstein through a majority of the total eight picturesque villages of Kufsteinerland. The route leads from the upper town square in Kufstein to Unterlangkampfen, Niederbreitenbach and Mariastein. From Breitenbach am Inn it goes upward to Kleinsöll, from where participants cycle via Angerberg, Angath, Oberlangkampfen and Kirchbichl get back to Kufstein.
Conquer the fortress
Lively. Sprint. Lots of fun for everyone and all bikes. On 4th of September the fortress is conquered with a short fortress city sprint. The route leads spectacular directly along the green Inn. 1 kilometer you pedal until you get to the fortress. The start takes place at 18.30 o'clock at the Fischergries. Cyclists can ride whatever bike they want. From e-bike to vintage bike. The oldest bicycle wins a special award. Team rankings are possible from two members. After 19:00 clock there is a free Tyrolean pancake for all participants, so to speak, Carboloading for the big race on Sunday.
Around the races
After-Race-Party. Expo of cycling clothing etc. Childrens course and pumptrack. On Saturday and Sunday there are numerous side events surrounding the three races.
The award ceremonies of the competitions on sunday take place in the afternoon. The prizes are like a journey through Kufsteinerland – from fine Riedel glasses to gift baskets with natural regional products.