The start of the 4th Bike Marathon on Saturday the 2nd of August 2014, is in St. Anton am Arlberg. From there, the route heads west and in doing so into the “Ländle”. But before it goes to Bludenz in Vorarlberg, the racers need to overcome the Arlbergpass at an altitude of 1,804 meters. Even at the start, strength and endurance is required to triumph over this first obstacle.
As a reward for their effort in the ascent, the downhill straight to Bludenz in Vorarlberg has seen bikers reach speeds of up to 100 km/h.
After a long downhill into Bludenz lurks the next climb, the Biehler with an altitude of 2,032 meters. On the route through the Montafon, the riders will ascend nearly 1,000 meters. Whoever reaches the top of Silvretta first, is crowned king or queen of the Mountain—the mountain evaluation of Alberg Giro.
Above the Paznautal and the well-known towns Galtür and Ischgl, the treck back to St. Anton am Arlberg begins. The participants have conquered 148 kilometers of the spectacular Bike Marathon, which despite the challenges offers a wonderfully refreshing Mountain Panorama. For the “lokalmatador” Andreas Traxl, the route is something special, “I travel quite a bit for my races, but the Alberg Giro certainly belongs to the nicest Bike marathons. Where else offers such a panorama?”
2,400 Meters change in Altitude
1,300 Participants (usually)