Men's World Championship Course

... the crowning discipline of the KitzAlpBike-Marathon!


Respect is a must and this is a race only for the toughest of athletes. Highly technical trails, speedy downhill rides and unholy sections of the route are what make the KitzAlpBike-Marathon one of the most extreme mountain bike races in Europe. The 2013 World Champion will be decided on this course!


"Schiebestrecke" - the name of this trail translates as "pushing path"
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Length:94kmAltitude difference:4.400 mStart time:08:00



Start times for the UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships
08:00Elite Men
08:30Elite Women



The direction of the course in brief:

Start in the centre of Kirchberg - cycle path to Brixen (past the swimming pool), then left -climb via the Kandleralm to Choralpe - continue on the official MTB track (route no. 209 and 210) to Brechhornhaus and on to Wiegalm - descend on the single trail to Rettenbach - take the cycle path to Kirchberg as far as Seislboden - turn off to the right - cross the main road and continue via Obwiesen - Grilling - Röhrermoos - Wötzing - refreshments at Hack - from here: climb via the Fleckalm to Ehrenbachhöhe - continuing on the walking path towards the Hahnenkamm - turn off to the right - descent via Melkalm - Ehrenbachtrail to Einsiedelei and from here: climb via von Seidlalmsee - Steilhang - Mausefalle - Hocheck to Hahnenkamm - continuing on: the road via Ehrenbachhöhe - Jufen to the Pengelstein - descend as far as Hiesleggalm - on to: follow the high altitude trail to Rackstattalm and via the Oberen Grundweg to Aschau - follow the cycle path to Skirast - turn right - climb to Ochsalm and on to Ehrenbachhöhe - Hahnenkamm and downhill to Niedere Streifalm - past the Staudachstube towards the finish line at Klausen.

Wiegalm (ca. 20 km)
Hack (ca. 40 km)
Einsiedelei, 1 stop (ca. 55 km), hose to clean bikes
Hahnenkamm (ca. 60 km)
Pengelstein (ca. 65 km)
Skirast (ca. 90 km)
Ochsalm (ca. 93 km), water and gel
finish (95 km)
Warning! Time limits:
Ehrenbachhöhe:    14:30
Rettenbach:          16:00

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