227 kilometers of route, 5,500 meters in altitude, up to 18 percent gradient, these are the key data of the extremely demanding Ötztal Cycle Marathon.
Anyone who wants to take part in the Ötztal Cycle Marathon should be well trained and tough. It is considered extremely difficult, but leads through a unique mountain landscape in the heart of the Alps.
It is considered one of the sporting highlights for the best amateur cyclists in the world. 4,000 participants from many countries will start in Sölden in September 2022, cheered by thousands of spectators. The route leads north through the Ötztal, up the Kühtai saddle, through Innsbruck, over the Brenner, the Jaufenpass, through St. Leonhard in the Passeier Valley and the strenuous final stage over the 2,474 meter high Timmelsjoch. The participants need about 7 to 14 hours for this route.