Sports events in Austria: dates to mark on your calendar
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07.06.2024 Austria   16
Sports events in Austria: dates to mark on your calendar

From Ironbike to Ironman, these are the most exciting sporting events in Austria this summer.


Austria is a sporting country all year round, so once our skis are reliable packed for next winter, we switch gears and get right back to competing in the next outdoor discipline - or watching professionals from around the world do it up close.


Summer brings some of the best The year's sporting events you won't want to miss, including exciting competitions for walkers, bikers and Ironman enthusiasts. Take a look at some highlights below.


MOUNTAIN SPORTS FESTIVAL: ONE EVENT, COUNTLESS SUMMER ACTIVITIES


Mountain Sports Festival in < a href="https://austria.tury.club/resort/3698-st-_anton_am_arlberg">St. Anton am Arlberg (June 28–30) allows beginners and professionals to try their hand at mountain sports such as e-biking, hiking, mountaineering, rock climbing, trail running, road biking, kayaking, paragliding or yoga and master the skill with the experts. Other attractions include an exhibition area (where you can test out the latest equipment from various brands outdoors), live music, food stalls, a movie night and children's activities.


BIKE: FROM IRONBIKE TO MTB BEGINNER-FRIENDLY


From long-distance cycling to extreme mountain biking, cycling competitions in Austria are as varied as the sports themselves.


Crankworx Innsbruck (12–16 June) returns for the eighth time and is once again the only European stop on the Crankworx World Tour, the world's largest mountain bike competition. It brings together the best legends of downhill, slopestyle, speed and style, double slalom, Whip Off and Pump Track Challenge along with fans, industry innovators and the next generation of mountain bikers to compete, perform and celebrate MTB culture.


The Tour of Austria (2–7 July) is the country's most prestigious cycling event, where professionals from the world's best teams compete over five days. The 73rd edition starts in St. Pölten, Lower Austria, and ends in the Tyrolean Küthai at 2,000 meters above sea level. Spectators can cheer on the athletes the entire way.


The Ironbike in Ischgl (2–3 August) is considered one of the toughest mountain bike races in Europe. However, you don't have to be a pro to join in the fun: participants can choose different routes depending on their skill level. The most extreme version covers 70 km and a vertical drop of 3391 meters, while the easiest version is only 25 km long and allows beginners to experience a new sport. Interesting fact: all routes run along former smugglers' trails.


TRAIL RUNNING: COMPETITION FOR PROS AND AMATEURS


Fifth KAT100 race by UTMB® (1-3 August), designed for maximum length and endurance, is a 173.2 km ultra-marathon in the Kitzbühel Alps and features a challenging 10,000 meter climb. However, this event is not just for top athletes. Participants can choose between five disciplines: from the speed course (24.2 km) to the full distance, beginners course and children's course.


PIUT Paznaun Ischgl Ultra Trail running competition (2-3 July ) include running routes ranging from 20 to 85 km around Ischl, Kappl, See and Galtür, as well as special routes for beginners and children. Additional activities include an exhibition area where runners can check out the latest equipment and trends, as well as culinary delights from nearby local restaurants.


IRONMAN: THE WORLD'S TOUGHEST CHALLENGE


Swim (3.8 km), bike (180 km) and run (42.2 km)! The Ironman triathlon is without a doubt one of the most challenging sporting events in the world.


Austria's most famous Ironman in Klagenfurt (Carinthia) celebrates its 25th anniversary16 June, and some of the world's best athletes will once again head to the country's southernmost province. The route takes in postcard-perfect scenery, along some of Carinthia's most famous lakes, including Wörthersee, and right through Klagenfurt city center.

Source: austria.info

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