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KITZBÜHEL | ZELL AM SEE

GRAVEL BIKE HUT TOUR EPIC

Four big days riding Epic Austrian Gravel

15-20 June 2020

Contact us for custom dates and Self-Guided Options

If you’re looking to start your cycling season off right, our guided Gravel Bike Hut Tour in Austria’s Salzburg Alps is the place to start. This experience is ideal for ambitious riders who are truly passionate about pushing themselves amidst Europe’s biggest terrain.

With an itinerary tailored to suit the most ambitious gravel fanatics, we’ll tackle passes featured in Trans Alp routes, experiencing the beauty of the Alps firsthand. We’ll warm up the legs in the Mittersill area, before traversing the Kitzbühel Alps and riding stunning climbs in Lofer, Maria Alm, the Saalbach Valley, and Zell am See. In between our bike-friendly accomodations, we’ll stop for refreshments at local farms and scenic huts. With us, you’ll climb mountain passes, refuel at charming mountain huts and enjoy sweeping vistas of Austria’s tallest peaks and jagged glaciers. Don’t worry– the thousands of meters of climbing and descending will have you grinning in pain and yodeling for joy. 

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.

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OVERVIEW

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 4 days of riding incredible gravel riding in the Alps with a local guide
  • 5 nights at one of our cyclist-friendly Partner-Hotels
  • Half-board meals included (breakfast and dinner)
  • Bike maintenance workshop
  • Adjusting of sitting position and cockpit
  • Optional core training each morning
  • Bike Austria tech t-shirt

PRICE

  • € 599 per person
  • € 100 upcharge for single room
  • Based on a tour size of 5 riders and one guide

GRAVEL BIKE ITINERARY 

TOTAL DISTANCE

310 km

TOTAL ELEVATION

8300 m

DAYS

4 Rides / 5 Nights

PINZGAU – MITTERSILL

Monday

  • 18:00 – Meet & Greet
  • Group together to chat logistics and discuss goals & weekly program
  • Accommodation: Alphotel Mittersill

KITZBÜHELER ALPS – KIRCHBERG in TIROL – MITTERSILL

Tuesday | 85km, 1300m

  • 8:00 to 8:30 – Voluntary morning exercise
  • 9:00 – Roll out for Panorama Bahn gondola station– start our tour through the Kitzbüheler Alps high atop the Resterhöhe, offering panoramic views of Central Europe’s largest National Park.
  • Grind gravel through Kirchberg and the Brixental Valley, in Slazburgerland and Tyrol.
  • 19.00 -Dinner together
  • Accommodation: Alphotel Mittersill

SAALBACH – FIEBERBRUNN – LOFER

Wednesday | 88km, 2600m

  • 8:00 to 8:30 – Voluntary morning exercise
  • 9:00 – Roll out for a stunning ride upand over into the Saalbach Valley, through Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Fieberbrunn and Hochfilzen into the charming alpine village of Lofer.
  • 19.00 -Dinner together
  • Accommodation: Schütterbad Bike Hotel in Lofer.

STEINBERGE ALPS – MARIA ALM

Thursday | 61km, 2087m

  • 8:00 to 8:30 – Voluntary morning exercise
  • 9:00 – Roll out for a gorgeous day of riding beneath the Saalfeldner Steinberge Alps into the charming holiday village of Maria Alm.
  • Enjoy fantastic views of the Austrian Steinberge Alps.
  • 19.00 -Dinner together
  • Accommodation: Hotel Edelweiss in Maria Alm.

ZELL AM SEE – KAPRUN – MITTERSILL

Friday | 67km, 1800m

  • 8:00 to 8:30 – Voluntary morning exercise
  • 9:00 – Roll out for a truly epic day of gravel riding connecting the villages of Maria Alm, Zell am See, Kaprun.
  • Enjoy lunch at a mountain hut with stunning views of Austria’s tallest peaks and biggest glaciers in the Hohe Tauern National Park.
  • 19.00 – Celebratory dinner together back in Mittersill.
  • Accommodation: Alphotel Mittersill

Saturday June 20:

  • 8:30: Breakfast, 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 tour is for those who enjoy going long and hard. If you can climb 2000 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.  Save a little room for plenty of nutrition, and a warm/ dry layer. Questions? We love those! Don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our guides. 

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