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Fascination Salzkammergut Trophy - 13th of July 2024

The Salzkammergut is the toughest mountain bike marathon in Austria. Since 1998, cyclists from all over Europe act out their sporty ambitions amidst most fascinating mountain scenery of the Salzkammergut. So no matter what your performance level may be, there will be a perfect distance for every participant!
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The Salzkammergut is the toughest mountain bike marathon in Austria. Since 1998, cyclists from all over Europe act out their sporty ambitions amidst most fascinating mountain scenery of the Salzkammergut. So no matter what your performance level may be, there will be a perfect distance for every participant! Chill out during the 22 kilometers or challenge 37, 55, 80, 127 or even the infernal 210 kilometers as well as the technically challenging "All-Mountain" competition over 58 kilometers with start in Bad Ischl.
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Salzkammergut Trophy - Teufel am Anstieg zum Hallstätter Salzberg (Foto: Christoph Gütl)

The Extreme Course

#rideAmythos! The Salzkammergut dedicates the extreme course to all "Adrenalin Junkies"! 209,0 kilometres and an incredible 7.008 meters altitude difference!
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#rideAmythos! The Salzkammergut dedicates the extreme course to all "Adrenalin Junkies"! 209,0 kilometres and an incredible 7.008 meters altitude difference - welcome to the Salzkammergut extreme challenge and Europe's toughest Mountain Bike Marathon!

With a drop-out rate up to 50 %, this course is even daunting for die-hards like Roberto Heras, Wolfgang Fasching, Stefan Danowski, Ondrej Fojtik or Tinker Juarez. Besides an immense physical condition, it also demands great technical skills and mental strength.
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Sieger Slowmotion Wertung 2023 (Foto: Marc Schwarz)

Slow Motion Rating

Last come, first served! The Slow Motion Prize adds up the times of all bikers of a team. The ten teams with the highest time scoring in total win the prizes.
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Last come, first served! The Slow Motion Prize adds up the times of all bikers of a team. The ten teams with the highest time scoring in total win the prizes. This is an advantage to those teams who have lots of participants in the race, who ride the longest courses and reach the finishing line just before the time limit is in effect. 

Prizes worth more than Euro 10,000 are waiting for the winners!
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Salzkammergut Trophy 2023 - Hallstätter Salzberg (Foto: Marc Schwarz)

Everyone can join and win!

For us, the organization team, it is particularly important to motivate rookies for the mountain bike sport. Therefore, besides a broad range of distances, ...
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For us, the organization team, it is particularly important to motivate rookies for the mountain bike sport. Therefore, besides a broad range of distances, the time limits on the shorter tracks are set in such a way that even bikers with an average of less than 10 km per hour still complete the race. Furthermore numerous of service station along the course invite to take a break and in the finish area a team of masseurs provide for a quick regeneration. 

No matter if you tackle the 21,8 km Rookie's marathon (567 m altitude difference), 37,3 km (1.044 m altitude difference), 54,9 km (1.719 m altitude difference), 59,1 km (2.107 m altitude difference), 79,9 km (2.428 m altitude difference) or the 126,8 km distance (3.758 m altitude difference) - every finisher will be cheered like a winner at the finishing line and all bikers have the same chance of winning first prize! After the winners' ceremony, all present bikers take part in a raffle with prizes worth more than € 3.000!
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