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SAALBACH, AUSTRIA
18-21 june 2020

THE RIDING

We have created the ultimate bike playground with miles of routes and trails designed to exhilarate all abilities both on- and off-road. You can ride for fun with friends, join group rides with our presenters or sign up to coaching sessions to improve your riding skills. Challenge yourself with epic climbs and descents, or sign up to one of the races across the weekend. Bring your bike of choice, or try something new with hire and demo bikes available.

RIDE EXPERIENCE

All routes are clearly marked and designed so you can explore and ride at your own pace. Scheduled rides with the presenters, coaches and special guests will also be available to join and will be available to register for closer to the event. Bike hire, unlimited uplift mountain bike passes and coaching sessions will also be available and can be purchased as an optional extra. 

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MOUNTAIN
BIKING

Gravity, trail and cross country riders alike will all find trail nirvana in Saalbach, with over 400km of downhill, cross-country and all-mountain routes for all abilities, including Saalbach-Hinterglemm’s bike park and the BIG-5 Bike Challenge. The stunning Austrian mountains can be easily explored on marked trails with a linked lift network, including the neighbouring region of Leogang and it's bike park and World Cup downhill run. Some of the trails are listed below but for full details visit the Saalbach website.

TRAILS INCLUDE
Hacklberg Trail
5.4 km
Pro-Line
2.2 km
X-Line
6.5 km
BIG 5 CHALLENGE
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ROAD
CYCLING

Saalbach-Hinterglemm and the valleys surrounding the Zell-am-See region offer some real hidden gems for road riders. A superb network of purpose built bike paths provide a closed road experience to explore the forests, lakes and rivers through the valleys. For more of a challenge riders can tackle epic climbs including Dietner Saddle or the world famous Grossglockner – the highest paved road in Austria.

ROUTES INCLUDE
Pillersee Loop
100km (+350m)
Saalbach KOM
10km at 11%
Dietner Saddle
125km (+2500m)
Grossglockner
120km (+4000m)
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GRAVEL
RIDING

With hundreds of miles of gravel roads and trails across the resort, Saalbach-Hinterglemm is a paradise for gravel and adventure riders. Our routes will give you the chance to explore the hidden beauty of the Austrian Alps providing fun and challenging courses to suit all abilities. Gravel routes coming soon.

CHOOSE YOUR BIKE
A gravel bike is the go-to bike for the gravel rides. However there are no limitations. A ‘cross bike, mountain bike or a road bike with gravel-proof 32mm+ tires (with tread!) will also do the job. Not got a gravel bike? No problem: we’ll have a fleet of gravel bikes available that you can hire.

THE TRAILS
Gravel routes coming soon...
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RACING
COMPS

As well as epic riding, the Global Bike Festival will also offer epic racing. Whether you are a mountain goat or live for the downhills there will be a competition made for your skills. Race for glory against friends and the GCN/GMBN/EMBN team with prizes and bragging rights up for grabs.

RACES INCLUDE
KOM Challenge
MTB Dual Salom
Car Park Criterium
Epic Challenge