- About Radstadt
The popular and tradition-rich Amadé Radmarathon kicks off the bike season on May 26, 2019.
For the 26th time, some 1,000 cyclists will commence the race in Radstadt, along wonderful stretches of either 53 kilometers with 1,040 meters difference in altitude, 96 kilometers distance with a 1,535 meter climb or 147 kilometers with 2,221 meters difference in altitude. The route leads through 8 towns located in the Salzburger Sportwelt, while offering special highlights with breathtaking views, gradients of up to 16 % into the Preuneggtal valley, a 13 kilometer ramp from Schladming to the Dachstein’s Ramsau or a 12 kilometer descent to Filzmoos. Beginners as well as professionals will find this bike marathon to be a personal athletic challenge, accompanied by spectacular vistas of the Dachstein massif, the Bischofsmütze and the Tauern mountains.
All three distances are scored in the following categories: men born 1980 to 2001, men masters born 1970 to 1979, men grand masters born 1960 to 1969, men senior grand masters born 1959 and older; women born 1975 to 2001 as well as women born before 1974. In addition, teams with at least three members can participate in the TOUR team ranking. There is an additional regional score for local residents. The results are published on www.radmarathon.com.
Participation for all, ages 18 and older.
The starting shot for around 1,000 ambitious athletes is fired at 7:30 a.m. from the City Guard’s old canon. The throng rolls out of the small city, encircled by medieval city walls, and starts off on a tour through the magnificent scenery of the Salzburger Sportwelt. The race is on after the first 1.5 km at the turnoff towards Forstau. A 270 meter climb over 4 km is followed by an 8 km descent to Pichl. Up next is the long ascent over Vorberg to Ramsau at the foot of the Dastein mountains, where a matchless vista of the massif compensates for the exertions of a 340 meter climb over 7 kilometers. The “downhillers” among the racers will delight in the 12 kilometer long slope to Filzmoos and experienced Amadé participants look forward to the refreshment stop as soon as the Bischofsmütze comes into view. The recharged racers continue 11 km to Eben im Pongau where the short route turns off direction Altenmarkt-Radstadt. The medium and the long route leads on for another 4 km more to Niedernfritz, where the medium and the long stretches diverge.
The short route
After the junction, the short route through Eben / Pg. and on to Altenmarkt im Pongau, where this place is passed through. Then it is only 4 km to the finish in Radstadt
The medium route
The short route continues straight on for 15 km through the Fritztal valley, past Hüttau to Bischofshofen, known to ski jumping fans as one of the four venues of the Four Hills Tournament. The second refreshment stop is located in St. Johann im Pongau after another 10 km. The “Wagrainer Höhe”, between Wagrain and Flachau, is the last uphill stretch before the imposing vista of the Radstädter Tauern mountains comes into view again - not much farther now! The final 16 km are practically flat and pass through Reitdorf/Flachau, the home of former ski racer Hermann Maier, and Altenmarkt, to the finish line in Radstadt.
The long route
The long route branches off to the right in Niedernfritz, towards the Lammertal valley, with the first 10 km leading uphill to St. Martin am Tennengebirge, followed by a descent into Annaberg, the home of ski racing superstar Marcel Hirscher. After the second refreshment stop in Abtenau, the valley opens up at Golling, where the Tennen and Hagengebirge mountains face off across the Salzach valley. The long and short routes rejoin in Bischofshofen, about 24 km up the valley, with 2 short climbs at Pass Lueg and Werfener Berg, on which the mighty fortress “Hohenwerfen” thrones. The following 11 km stretch ends in St. Johann, at the last refreshment stop before approaching the 12 km climb to Wagrain. After the “Wagrainer Höhe”, between Wagrain and Flachau, the last ascent is left behind and the grand vista of the Radstädter Tauern mountains opens up. The final 16 km are practically flat and pass through Reitdorf/Flachau, the home of former ski racer Hermann Maier, and Altenmarkt, to the finish line in Radstadt.
Elevation profile of short and long route
Map of short route
Map of the medium route
Map of long route
The following services are included in the entry fee:
Entry for the race and mote information HERE