Trophy Newsletter Topics
+ Salzkammergut Trophy July 12, 2008
+ For the first time DNF T-Shirts!
+ Course maps 2008 online - no more jams!
+ Kellys MTB Test Center
+ Bike Park Arikogel in Bad Goisern-Untersee
+ MTB Center Salzkammergut - new catalog 2008
+ Dachstein Track
With more than 3000 participants from 25 nations the Salzkammergut Trophy is Austria's biggest MTB marathon. The big loop leads through the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Region Dachstein-Hallstatt and is regarded as one of the most spectacular marathon tracks in Europe! Besides four courses with various distances the participants may expect a great supporting programme - a Junior Trophy, bike safety course for children, bike expo, pasta party, live concert, film presentation, and for the first time a downhill competition for unicyclists! Visitors may enjoy a helicopter shuttle service to the Hütteneckalm as well as live broadcasting in the finishing area and on the internet.
For further information: www.salzkammergut-trophy.at
The black T-Shirts for the finisher of the 208,7 kilometer extreme distance have already a long tradition at the Salzkammergut Trophy. However this year for the first time we also offer DNF T-Shirts in two different versions!
The stopwatch symbolizes that a participant was either not able to meet one of the three time limits or the time limit of 16 hours was exceeded.
All bikers who have to quite the race due to a defect receive a DNF T-Shirt with a screw wrench. Saving at least their biker's honour.
registration number: [kdnr]
Trophy Homepage 2008
course maps 2008 online
Please see www.trophy.at/strecke for the new course maps in PDF file. In addition all distances are available as GPS-Track in TRK, TXT and TK formats as well as Google Earth data for free downloading.
The course of the shortest distance has been changed completely! On the one hand the downhills were to difficult for beginners and unicyclists, on the other hand the overlapping with the other four distances partially caused a jam around the Ewige Wand - Eternal Wall.
The three other courses remain the same. However there is a change now regarding the starting times which means there will be no more overlapping of the B and C course at the bottleneck of the Ewigen Wand.
Last year between 12.40 and 12.50 324 bikers were counted at this point. 1.600 bikers have passed this point between noon and 1:00 pm! With the new starting times the peak will be reduced to 914 bikers per hour! A further advantage will be that equal strong bikers will enter the single trail to the Ewigen Wand.
No more jams!
For more details how the changing of the starting times will effect the field, please see the two PDF files available for all 2007 participants.
Kellys Test Center - Rent a bike!
Beginning of May the first MTB Test Center opens in Bad Goisern presenting exclusively the US brand "KELLYS-BICYCLES”. Besides the Fullys Toxic, Wandal and Beast the Carbon-Hardtail Mobster as well as the two top bikes Hacker and Raptor in the usual frame sizes are ready to be tested.
The rent for this special weekend is cheaper than the freight chargers of most airlines! There are about 40 bikes available between the frame seizes 17” and 21”.
Kellys EUR 32,- per day (about 23,- GBP)
Merida und KTM EUR 16,- per day (about 12,- GBP)
A-4822 Bad Goisern
Bike Park Arikogel
In Bad Goisern-Untersee there is a small Bike Park! No commercial facility including a lift, but a great exercise area established by the local bikers' scene around and the community. This has been brushed up last year after some major construction work and is now available for any biker.
Those who would like to do a MTB tour are most welcomed to test the area improving one's technical skills. A real special is the so called "foampit" - a 6,50 times 4,50 meter big box filled with foam enabling painless experiments of various tricks! Furthermore there are great North-Shores, Dirts, Doubles and many other obstacles available.
If there is bad weather, the neighbouring town of Gosau offers a indoor technical training park on more than 600 square meters! > More Info
MTB Center Salzkammergut
New Catalogue 2008 - order now for free
The Mountainbike Center Salzkammergut presents the attractions for the new season in the "Mountainbiken 2008" folder.
+ The best tours, bike hotels and lodges
+ New days tours like the Salzkammergut Schmankerltour
+ GPS-facility rental - many GPS-tour offers
+ Indoor Park for bike technique training
+ MTB Test Center
+ Unicyclists lessons
+ Bike technique training for beginners and pros
+ The most important events
order the catalogue in German
order the catalogue in English
For more information:
Oberösterreich Tourismus Information, phone: +43/(0)732/221022, www.biken.at
196 kilometres and 4,900 meters change in altitude
The Dachstein is the "boundary-post" of three federal states which means the course leads you through Styria, Salzburg and Upper Austria. The signposted course around this mountain landmark of the Salzkammergut is for sure one of the most spectacular tour of the Eastern Alps. The course leads from the town center of St. Agatha to Bad Aussee, along the Salza storage lake towards the Viehberg Alp, via Gröbming through the Enns valley to Ramsau, it continues to Filzmoos und Annaberg and via Gosau back to Bad Goisern. Ideal for sporty bikers in a three days leg.
The Tourism Service Salzkammergut offers a package deal including three nights, luggage transfer, a detailed description of the tours and Salzkammergut MTB Ticket starting at Euro 159,-
for bookings via phone: 0043-732/7277-281
For those who want to plan their own tour may order from the Tourismusverband in Bad Goisern a chart (1:50000 scale) with detailed route descriptions, accommodations and a relief map at the price of Euro 5,- incl. shipping and handling.
For further information phone: 0043-6135/8329, E-Mail:
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