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DURATION

4 days/4 nights

TOTAL DISTANCE

185km

LONGEST DAY

67km

TOTAL ELEVATION

5900m

BIGGEST DAY

1800m

PRICE

from €550 pP

AUSTRIAN ALPS GRAVEL BIKE HUT TOUR

Kitzbühel – Zell am See – Pinzgau

28 May – 1  June 2020

2-6 September 2020

Contact us for custom dates and Self-Guided Options

Hut to hut gravel biking with guides from Bike Austria is the ultimate experience  for those who are passionate about riding big terrain.

When you picture the Austrian Alps, you probably think of towering granite peaks, gentle meadows, mountain huts, and jagged glaciers. You may not think of the stunning gravel roads that connect all of these beautiful landmarks, but that’s fine. With gravel biking in our hearts, the guides at Bike Austria have done all the thinking for you. Prepare to enjoy Gravel, Austrian style.

With an itinerary tailored to suit your group’s goals and riding style, we’ll tackle passes featured in Trans Alp routes, experiencing the beauty of the Alps firsthand. In between, we’ll stop for refreshments at local farms and scenic huts. We’ll spend nights in quality mountain inns or huts, tucked on mountainsides or in charming Alpine villages. Our route will meander through the mighty Kitzbühel Alps, beside the imposing Wilder Kaiser massif, through the Steinberge, Berschtesgadener Alps and Saalbach Hinterglemm, before tackling challenging climbing through Zell am See and back to Mittersill.

That’s the Bike Austria gravel experience—a civilized adventure amidst terrain guaranteed to challenge, inspire, and leave you begging for more. The hills are truly alive.

OVERVIEW

PRICING

(Based on 5 riders)

  • 550 € per person / double room
  • 50% deposit required to reserve dates
  • Full payment due 60 days prior to trip

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Four days of riding incredible gravel riding in the Alps with a local guide
  • Four nights at one of our partner-hotels or mountain huts with half-board (breakfast and dinner)
  • Adjustment of sitting position and cockpit, if necessary 
  • Optional core training each morning
  • Bike Austria T-shirt

    WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?

    • Flights / travel to / from Mittersill
    • Bike rental
    • Travel insurance
    • Lunch & snacks
    • Drinks with meals

    GRAVEL BIKE ITINERARY

    PINZGAU – MITTERSILL

    Thursday

    • 17:30 – Meet & greet in lobby: Alphotel Mittersill
    • Group dinner, discuss the weekly itinerary
    • Accommodation: Alphotel Mittersill in Mittersill, Austria

    KITZBÜHELER ALPS – KIRCHBERG in TIROL

    Friday | 38km, 1600m

    • 8:00 to 8:30 – Voluntary morning core workout and dynamic stretch
    • 9:00 – Roll out for a day of low to moderate elevation rolling gravel with stages winding through quaint mountain villages in the Kitzbühel Alps
    • 16:00 – Arrive at accommodation, relax
    • 19.00 -Group dinner
    • Accommodation: Brixental — precise accommodation TBD

    KITZBÜHELER HORN – SAALBACH

    Saturday | 46km, 1700m

    • 8:00 to 8:30 – Voluntary morning core workout and dynamic stretch
    • 9:00 – Roll out for a day of higher elevation rolling gravel with stages winding through quaint mountain villages in the Kitzbühel Alps, Saalbach, Fieberbrunn
    • 15:30- Arrive at Spielberghaus (1311m)
    • 19.00 -Group dinner
    • Accommodation: Spielberghaus in Saalbach, Austria

    LEOGANG – MARIA ALM

    Sunday | 35km, 900m

    • 8:00 to 8:30 – Voluntary morning core workout and dynamic stretch
    • 9:00 – Roll out for a day of moderate elevation rolling gravel, winding through quaint mountain villages in the Leogang- Saalfelden Alps
    • 15:30- Arrive at Hotel Edelweiss in Maria Alm, Salzburgerland, Austria
    • 19.00 -Group dinner
    • Accommodation: Hotel Edelweiss in Maria Alm, Austria

    ZELL AM SEE – MITTERSILL

    Monday | 67km, 1800m

    • 8:00 to 8:30 – Voluntary morning core workout and dynamic stretch
    • 9:00 – Roll out for a day of higher elevation rolling gravel with stages winding through quaint mountain villages in the Salzburger Schiefer Alps, coffee stop high atop the Schiefer Alps with views of the Grossglockner, Kitzsteinhorn and Hohe Tauern glacial basin
    • 13:00 – Lunch on the lake in Zell am See
    • 15:30- Arrive in Mittersill
    • Individual departure

     

    REQUIREMENTS

    ABILITY

    Experience riding gravel and dirt is important.  However, if you are primarily used to the road, come a day early for a prep course with us to make sure you have the time of your life.  We will not be riding anything technical, but solid braking technique is critical with CX tires moving fast down gravel.

    FITNESS

    This camp is for those that enjoy going long and hard.  If you can climb 1000 meters on a gravel bike, you are going to have a blast.

    EQUIPMENT

    CX/Gravel bikes are best suited for this camp.  Although slower on the flatter sections, light hardtail mountain bikes can also work well.  Additionally, plenty of energy nutrition, helmet, gloves, and rainwear, … Just ask if you’re not sure!

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