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Accommodation with starting place package

Get your starting place - this is how it works!

Those who didn’t get a starting place in the official drawing of the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon still have the opportunity to secure their participation. By booking a package, the accommodation can be chosen freely (minimum stay of 4 - 7 nights), a starting place is guaranteed for registered cyclists. But you have to be fairly quick as the staggered packages can only be booked for two days in January, depending on the length of stay.

There is no entitlement to get a starting place for bookings already made in advance.


Due to huge demand, 500 starting places will be offered in combination with accommodation to registered cyclists who have not received a starting place in the official drawing.

The package can be booked online on the website of www.oetztaler-radmarathon.com on fixed dates, between 8:00 am and 12:00 noon - while stocks last.

The starting place allotment will be offered for booking on the following dates. If the allotment is not used up, the remaining starting places will be released for sale again on the following dates:

16 & 17 January 2023: 7 nights (or longer)
18 & 19 January 2023: 6 nights (or longer)
23 & 24 January 2023: 5 nights (or longer)
25 & 26 January 2023: 4 nights (or longer)

But don't wait too long because experience has shown that the starting places are quickly taken!

Important information regarding the package booking

We recommend reading the following information carefully before finalizing your booking!


In general

The package offer "I have a dream - Ötztaler" is valid during the period of the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon (09.07.2023). Bookings can only be made online via the website of www.oetztaler-radmarathon.com.

A minimum stay of 4 to 7 nights is required. The package price does not include the resort tax of 3.50 Euro per person/night – payable on site, directly to the accommodation provider.

Apart from that, the package offer is available as participant's package with or without accompanying person(s) who don't take part in the cycle marathon.

Furthermore, the package offer also includes a guaranteed starting place (2nd starting group) for registered cyclists, "subsequently called participants". This starting place cannot be transferred to another person. And it is not possible to transfer it to the following year.

In case of cancellation, which must be made in writing to the booking office, the following flat-rate cancellation fees must be paid:

until 03 May 2023
no cancellation fee
from 04 May 2023
50 % of the total package price
from 03 June 2023
70 % of the total package price
from 25 June 2023
85 % of the total package price
No Show
100 % of the total package price

No additional processing fee will be retained.

If the package booking is cancelled, the right to a starting place expires and the registration becomes inactive at the same time. We strongly recommend taking out insurance – see link to insurance provider in the booking confirmation.


What is the “Ötztal Inside Summer Card” exactly?

The package can be booked either with or without Ötztal Inside Summer Card (in short: “Summer Card”) - depending on the accommodation you choose:

  • Package with Summer Card
    When choosing a "Summer Card partner accommodation" the booking already includes the Summer Card as a premium upgrade to your lodging. In addition to basic services, this ultimate Card includes the valley’s complete infrastructure, for example summer mountain lifts, public bus lines, museums, swimming pools, guided hiking programs, AREA 47 and a lot more.
  • Package without Summer Card
    If no "Summer Card partner accommodation" is selected, you will not receive a Summer Card at check-in. However, it is possible to purchase the Card either in the Online Card Shop or at some 60 selling points spread across the valley.

More detailed information


Where and when can I book this package?

The package deal is available online on the website of www.oetztaler-radmarathon.com under the menu item "Accommodation & Resort / Package incl. starting place". The website’s booking link will be activated only on fixed dates between 8:00 am and 12:00 noon - while stock lasts!

A total of 500 starting places are available, which will be distributed among the dates listed below. If the allotment is not exhausted, the remaining starting places will be released for sale again on the following dates:

16 & 17 January 2023: 7 nights (or longer)
18 & 19 January 2023: 6 nights (or longer)
23 & 24 January 2023: 5 nights (or longer)
25 & 26 January 2023: 4 nights (or longer)

Full address as well as first name, last name and date of birth of all fellow travelers need to be registered.


How can I make a booking for more than 6 people?

Due to limited number of starting places the package can be booked for a maximum of 6 people. For a larger number of people, it is therefore necessary to complete two or more bookings.

What happens if a participant does not arrive or cannot participate in the marathon?
There is no entitlement to reimbursement of the accommodation or the starting place. The booking remains valid so that the remaining participants do not lose their right to the starting places.


Which accommodation categories can be booked?

There are various accommodation categories to choose from throughout Ötztal, ranging from holiday apartments to B&B’s or hotels.


What should be considered when selecting a starting place?

It is important to ensure that the number of starting places (max. 6) is selected according to the registered participants, which means that one starting place is permitted per registered participant. If the number of starting places does not correspond to the number of people (e.g. apartment for 6 people and 2 starting places), the "MESSAGE" field must be filled in as follows: First and last name of the people taking part in the race.
The participant(s) with a starting place must be part of the completed package booking.

The starting place is tied to the package booking. The booking cannot be changed afterwards. In the event of cancellation, the right to a starting place will be forfeited. The registration becomes inactive - a starting place transfer is therefore impossible!


When is the package booking binding?

The package booking is binding after completion. However, only after receipt of the booking confirmation (incl. booking number) the booking is considered successfully completed. The contract is concluded between the two contractual partners "Guest" and "Ötztal Tourismus Incoming GmbH" (in short: ÖTZTAL INCOMING). The package booking is only 100 % guaranteed in case of successful advance payment by credit card or bank transfer to ÖTZTAL INCOMING's bank account within 10 days of booking. After receipt of payment the name of the participant will be shown in the start list. If payment is made by credit card, a transaction time of 14 days must be taken into account.

Note: If several bookings are completed at the same time by credit card, this can lead to a congestion in the authorization process and thus to the abandonment of a booking.


How does advanced payment work?

The amount must be paid in full and in only one transaction by bank transfer or by credit card (MasterCard, VISA). The contract partner has to bear all costs incurred (e.g. bank transfer fees). Detailed information will follow in the booking confirmation sent to the contract partner after the booking is completed.


What needs to be considered when cancelling?

If the package booking is to be cancelled, a written notification with reference to the reason for cancellation must be sent to the booking office immediately. The cancellation is only valid upon receipt of the cancellation confirmation.

In case of cancellation the registration becomes inactive at the same time. A transfer of the starting place is therefore excluded!


What are the reasons which cause a cancellation?

The following circumstances will result in a cancellation of the package booking:

  • Incorrect home address and e-mail address
  • Incorrect arrival and/or departure date: subsequent changes are excluded
  • Personal data such as first and last name and date of birth of the participant(s) do not match the registration
  • Participant is not registered
  • Starting place booked for a participant which is not part of the package booking
  • The same participant(s) has/have been entered in several bookings
  • Despite an already existing booking, a booking is made again - this time with a shorter length of stay: both bookings will be cancelled

Note: Once a booking has been made, no changes are possible - such as arrival and departure dates or subsequent bookings of additional people. If there are vacancies in the same accommodation, an additional booking (without starting place) will be made by the booking office.

Contact booking center:

Achweg 5 I 6450 Sölden I Austria
T + 43 57200 916
incoming@oetztal.com | www.incoming.oetztal.com

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