Red Bull X-Alps 11 - 23 June 2023

At the Red Bull X-Alps, the toughest adventure race in the world, the 34 participants push themselves to the limit: the extreme athletes cover a distance of 1,223 kilometres across the Alps on foot and by paraglider until they finally land on a platform on Lake Zell. This year, the race starts on 11 June 2023 in Kitzbühel - Kirchberg in Austria, passes 15 turnpoints in Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy and Austria and ends in Zell am See-Kaprun.

This summer, the participants of the Red Bull X-Alps will once again be on the course for 12 days, fighting their way from turning point to turning point in the most difficult alpine terrain. After the start on 11 June 2023 in Kitzbühel, the route continues via Wagrain-Kleinarl, Chiemgau and the Tyrolean Zugspitz Arena to the Piz Buin in Switzerland and France to Mont Blanc. From there the course leads over Italy via three mountain turning points back again to Zell am See-Kaprun: The race finishes here, and the participants have to arrive on a landing platform in Lake Zell after a final flight from the Schmittenhöhe.

Red Bull X-Alps Award Ceremony

Join us for a grand celebration at the prestigious Panorama Restaurant "Franzl" as we honor the remarkable achievements of these skilled 34 pilots with a memorable award ceremony. It's a perfect ending to an adrenaline-filled event that will leave you in awe. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience.

Hard Facts:  

  • Friday, 23 June 2023 at 6 pm
  • Franzl Panorama Restaurant 
  • Ticket price: € 39
  • Gondola rides are included in the price | start: trassXpress 
  • Dinner buffet included

Out and about with a paraglider | © zooom  Felix Wölk

The route at a glance

  • 1,223 km long

  • First ever start in Kitzbühel - Kirchberg

  • The route passes five countries: Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy

  • There are 15 mandatory Turnpoints

  • Principle: “Hike or fly only!" - the route may only be covered on foot or with a paraglider.

  • Anti-clockwise loop course

  • It features a via ferrata climb in the Sexten Dolomites

  • 34 athletes (4 female, 30 male) from 18 nations will compete in the race