Road biking Racing Cycling tours in Zell am See-Kaprun

Winding mountain passes, every ascent a new challenge and you pedal steadily upwards, metre by metre: If road biking is your passion, Zell am See-Kaprun is the right place for you. Here you have the choice between flat cycle tracks in the valley, low-traffic side roads and legendary classics among the road bike tours, from the IRONMAN circuit to the Grossglockner High Alpine Road.

Racing Cycling in Zell am See-Kaprun: The top tours

Racing Cycling tours for beginners and pros

The roads and asphalted cycle tracks around Kaprun, Zell am See, Bruck and Maishofen are ideally suited for road biking beginners or for training at the beginning of the season. Here you are out and about on side roads and enjoy the view of the surrounding mountains. The most popular routes also include the road bike tours to neighbouring Tyrol, to Kitzbühel or the Pillersee Valley circuit. And for those who want to test their limits, the route of the original IRONMAN 70.3 course (from Zell am See via Saalfelden to the Hochkönig and back) invites you to the ultimate trial of strength. 


 Training course in Zell am See-Kaprun | © Christian Mairitsch
The Glocknerkönig (Glockner King)

The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is the undisputed king of road bike tours: there is a good reason why the "Glocknerkönig" is crowned here every year at the event of the same name, when several hundred cyclists from all over the world compete in an energy-sapping ride over the 36 hairpin bends of the pass road. 1,700 metres in altitude are covered on the way uphill to the Fuscher Törl. Of course, the most famous pass road in the Alps can also be taken outside a competition. Here it is advisable to set off early so that you can avoid the heavy traffic of day-trippers. 

Racing bike tour on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road | © Großglockner Hochalpenstraßen AG
From the Kitzbüheler Horn to the Hochkönig

Numerous famous names await road bikers with strong legs around Zell am See-Kaprun: On the Kitzbühel Tour, you can take a detour to the Kitzbüheler Horn. This route is the decisive stage of the Tour of Austria and requires a lot of ambition and muscle power even from pros. On the Dienten Tour, you cycle from Saalfelden via Maria Alm to the Filzen Saddle. There you have the majestic Hochkönig in view and enjoy the descent to Lend. If you still have some energy left, you can cycle back to Zell am See via the Rauriser Höhe.


 Road cycling on summer vacation | © Christian Mairitsch
Muscles of steel

90 kilometres of road biking is only part of the task at the legendary IRONMAN 70.3 in Zell am See-Kaprun: in addition, the participants have to swim 1.9 kilometres and run 21.1 kilometres. International participants have rated the bike course as one of the most beautiful IRONMAN tours. It largely coincides with the Dienten Tour and combines top athletic performance with the beauty of a high alpine backdrop.  


Exciting IRONMAN race | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus

The TriZell in Zell am See-Kaprun is an event for all triathlon and racing bike enthusiasts. The cycle route leads through the picturesque landscape in Pinzgau, past Lake Zell to the Kaprun Valley and back.

TriZell cycling | © EXPA, Jürgen Feichter