A mountain bike sprint race of a very special kind ...
... as described by some participants of the Windautaler Radlrallye, and not without reason: 14.21 kilometers and with 321 vertical meters, it is more or less, continuous uphill. Countless curves and different terrain call for demanding mountain biking. The highlight of this race remains the dreamlike route through the natural jewel of the Windauta Valley.
The Windautaler Radlrallye 2019
For the 7th time there was a special cycling highlight for all mountain bike fans in Westendorf: the Windautaler bike rally.
Last year winner Georg Unterrainer prevailed among men. He relegated his opponents Benjamin Schweinester and Dominik Schwaiger to the places with a time of 28 minutes, 41.55 seconds and thus secured the overall victory of the Windautaler bike rally - and therefore a prize money of € 300. In the end, last year's winner also shone again from the highest place on the podium for the women. Manuela Hartl had an exciting race with Tina Kindlhofer and Sarah Gogl for a long time. In the end she reached the finish line with a lead of 26 seconds in a time of 31 minutes, 7.85 seconds and thus secured the overall victory for the women.
The Route ...
"Down along the stream, in the direction of Windau, a leisurely route takes you through the valley, inclucing, naturally, a few inclines,"mentions Peter (the Gamskogel hut owner- at the finish line). After all, the hut is located at around 1.100 meters above sea level.
After the start, which leads through the village center of Westendorf and past the golf course, begins the countless bends. The mountain bikers race through., and spectators at the side have brief moment in which to cheer them on. At the Rettenbach, shortly after the guest house Jägerhäusl, the route branches sharply left. From there, the really challenging part of the route begins. At the beginning, the route is slow. However the further you go in the direction of Gamskogelhütte, the steeper the route becomes.
In terms of scenery, the race is an absolute dream: Great views of the valley with lush alpine pastures, along the rushing Windauer river and past a thunderous waterfall. Even the rustic alpine buildings give the route its charm. The racers are thrilled every year by the unique backdrop of the Windautaler Radlrallye!
Comfort und tradition are key
What would the Windautaler Radlrallye be without regional delicacies, without a cozy atmosphere and without good music? Each year participants and spectators look forward to the finish line. The hut owners Peter and Babs conjure up local delicacies with their team, atzer which the award ceremony takes place directly in the finish area.