Ötztal Cycle Marathon
238 kilometres, four Alpine passes, three different climate zones and 5,500 meters difference in altitude: Participants of the Ötztal Cycle Marathon are stretched to their limits!
4,000 ambitious hobby cyclists from all over the world take part in the Ötztal Cycle Marathon in Sölden every year. They line up at the starting line to give it their all: With the different climate zones they need to be prepared for any weather at the end of August, from snowfall to tropical temperatures.
Athletic peak performances
The challenging course across the Alpine passes of Kühtai, Brenner, Jaufenpass and Timmelsjoch push all participants to their limits within just a few hours. The Ötztal Cycle Marathon has been staged since 1982 and is regarded as extremely difficult. Still every year tens of thousands of cyclists apply for one of the 4,000 starting places, which are awarded through a lottery.
The Ötztal Cycle Marathon in Sölden has developed into an important series of events and an integral element of the cycling scene. This year it's held on 31 August – an important date for all those whom want to progress in cycling. Because for many cyclists, taking part in the Ötztal Cycle Marathon is a very special goal.