I have a dream

Ötztal Cycle Marathon

Ötztaler Cycle Marathon

The epic Ötztaler. Every year some 4000 racing cyclists have a dream: to conquer the Alps' probably most demanding cycle marathon in the Alps. The race course covers 238 kilometers, leading from Sölden over 4 Alpine passes (Kühtai saddle, Brenner pass, Jaufen pass and Timmelsjoch) to South Tyrol and back again. The participants master incredible 5500 altitude meters, the fastest cyclists reach the finish line in a record time of just over seven hours. Do you have this dream, too?


We are not the only ones preparing intensively for the #ÖtztalerRadmarathon2021 but you are as well already in the middle of preparation programs.

Should I register at all? Do I really have enough time for training, job & family? In the course of the next 40 weeks we will take a closer look at the world of thoughts of an Ötztaler participant! #ÖRMDIARY

#21 "Checkpoints and time limits."

Leaving Sölden in the early morning and returning to Sölden only in the late afternoon or early evening...


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#20 "For the sake of the environment."

The cyclist is an intelligent human being. An environmentally-conscious individual. A person with ideals and values. At least that's how I see myself...


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#19 "Snow melt - finally real mountains."

Flat is boring. Mountainous is much more exciting. When the snow melts, the mountain training units finally begin. I've been waiting for a long time...


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#18 "Eating and drinking."

How much can a person eat? And how much do you have to eat? On your way from Sölden to Sölden. But also before that. From now on until 29 August 2021...


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#17 "5500 altitude meters."

The countdown has started. Cancellation 2020 makes everything new. Which doesn't make things easier, but longer. The fascination of the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon remains just the same...


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#16 "The longest preparation."

29 August 2021. It's still a few weeks until then. It looks like a pretty long preparation phase. But I will be there. I have a starting place. It's all mine...


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#15 "20 + 21 = 40."

That's just between us. There are really worse things in the world. But that's definitely the worst. The Ötztaler Cycle Marathon 2020 will not take place...


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#14 "Just 238 kilometers."

Sometimes it's very helpful to be good at math. This is not only an advantage when it comes to easy or more complicated arithmetic tasks, but also when you sugarcoat your situation...


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#13 "Training deficit."

Indoors or out in the open? That's the question. Am I allowed or rather not? Should I or rather not? Only one thing is for sure: I must. Oh my god, it's incredibly complicated this year...


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Canceled - Ötztaler Cycle Marathon

Dear participants in the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon,
Unfortunately, measures against Covid 19 force us to our knees and with a heavy heart we have to cancel the Ötztal Cycle Marathon planned for 30 August 2020.
Large events with crowds of people are prohibited throughout Austria until 31 August 2020. But also due to the current uncertainty for the subsequent weeks, we are forced to make this far-reaching decision.
Therefore we will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon together with you on 29 August 2021.
We offer all participants, who have already submitted the entry fee or who still have to pay it by 28 April, to transfer their starting place automatically to next year.
If you are not interested in this offer, the starting place can be canceled free of charge until 28.02.2021 and the full entry fee will be refunded.
 All those participants who have booked a starting place through our "Package Deals" will be informed in detail at the beginning of next week.
We kindly ask all participants who have reserved their starting place via the Preparatory Camps to contact their accommodation provider directly.
Please contact your host directly about the room reservation so that you can find a solution together.
Thank you for working together, we hope that all of our dreams will come true on Sunday, 29 August 2021.
Stay healthy and use the remaining time for perfect preparation and training.

the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon Team

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