Rugged Alpine terrain, jagged crags and cliffs, rushing waterfalls and loads of fresh mountain air: Tirol’s amazing scenery hosts an exciting range of spectacular sporting events every summer.
Kufstein, Reith im Alpbachtal, 19.04. - 23.04.2021
With spring in full swing, the world's best roadbike riders head to Tirol for the Tour of the Alps. This early-season race has become popular in recent years as a way to warm up for the Giro d'Italia. The five-stage race sets off in Bressanone, South Tyrol and takes riders across the EuroRegion Tirol-SouthTirol-Trentino. Stage one crosses the border on its way north over Brenner Pass and Axams to Tirol’s capital Innsbruck. The second stage is the longest and arguably the toughest of this year’s Tour of the Alps. Starting in Innsbruck, the route follows Inntal Valley up to end in Feichten, Kaunertal Valley—including a nasty 2,500 vertical meters. The third stage travels from Imst across the border over Reschen Pass to Naturns in South Tyrol. 2020 Tour of the Alps riders have to tackle almost 13,000 meters of climbing in five days of racing, with a total distance of 718 kilometers.
Innsbruck, 16.06. - 20.06.2021
For the fourth year in a row, Crankworx is coming to Innsbruck! In 2020, the world's top freestyle mountain bike event will once again see the international elite go up against each other at Bikepark Innsbruck in the disciplines Slopestyle, Downhill, Dual Speed & Style, Whip-Off and Pumptrack – cheered on by thousands of fans and in front of a breathtaking mountain panorama.
Billed as ‘the world's toughest team relay race’, the annual Red Bull Dolomitenmann in East Tirol is an endurance race unlike any other—and a guaranteed adrenalin rush for both competitors and spectators. Like a relay race, it’s divided into legs – but they’re not what you’d expect: mountain running, paragliding, whitewater kayaking, and mountain biking. Every year, about 100 four-man teams enter the race, hungry to be the first to cross the finish line after covering a combined struggle of mountainous terrain across the Austrian Dolomite Mountains.
At the heart of Tirol’s biking event calendar for 40 years has been the Ötztal Cycling Marathon. There is a fine line between genius and insanity. The Ötztal Cycling Marathon might well have stepped over it. This terrific road cycling race features a 238-kilometre route with a gruelling 5,500 metres of elevation gain. Cycling enthusiasts from all corners of the world will come together in Sölden in late August 2020. Thousands of spectators will cheer up contestants along the course in this spectacular event.
Kitzbühel, 24.07. - 31.07.2021
For more than 70 years, the village of Kitzbühel has been inextricably linked with tennis: Watch world-class tennis at the Generali Open as at the beginning of September the world’s best tennis players gather in the Kitzbühel Alps to showcase their skills and to win the cash trophy. This major international tournament attracts over 40,000 spectators each year. Apart from the thrilling matches on the center court, the entertainment and incentive program at the Generali Open in Kitzbühel will be top-notch as well, all surrounded by a glorious mountain scenery.
The International Golden Roof Challenge is a highly acclaimed athletics event that takes place in early June at the historic Old Town district of Innsbruck. Top athletes will come to Innsbruck to compete for their chance at glory in the pole vault and long jump, towered by the iconic landmark of Tirol’s capital and cheered on by thousands of spectators. The unique Golden Roof Challenge is part of the Golden Fly Series. All the competitions during this outstanding summer sports event will be carried out on the largest mobile athletics facility in the world, the ‘FlySwat’.
The Dolomites Cycling Marathon in Lienz is the perfect cycling adventure through the stunning East Tirol mountain scenery. This classic race has historical roots and has so much to offer in addition to perfect organisation and a sporting challenge. It has been held every year in June for more than 60 years. Gaining 1,870 meters of elevation, the Dolomites Cycling Marathon is a 112k cycling race for body, mind and soul that takes avid cyclists through idyllic Alpine villages and along the jagged and rugged mountain peaks of the Lienz Dolomites. Keen road cyclists are being encouraged to enter a new endurance event, the 232K SuperGiroDolomiti – are you up for the challenge?
Brixen im Thale, 26.06. - 03.07.2021
KitzAlpBike is a revolutionary, second-to-none bike event that brings all that is great about mountain biking to spectacular Brixental Valley for a massive week of riding each year in June. Beginners to mountain biking and top-class professionals alike will find something to suit their exact taste on the different courses on offer. The KitzAlpBike Festival presents an enormous sporting challenge for competitors and thrilling races to watch for spectators.
The annual “Dreiländergiro” Three Countries Tour in Nauders is one of the largest public cycling events in Europe with competitors coming from all corners of the globe. A feat of endurance, the race course winds across the corner where the three countries of Austria, Italy and Switzerland meet. The customary route leads through a very demanding 168 kilometers with a nasty 3,300 vertical meters and an incline of up to 15 percent. Consisting of 120 kilometers and 2,900 meters of elevation gain, the second option is a great challenge as well.
Tannheim, July 04, 2021 (CANCELLED)
The annual Cycling Marathon in amazingly beautiful Tannheimer Tal Valley is held every year in early July. More than 1,600 cycling enthusiasts gravitate to the picturesque village of Tannheim to be a part of this highly acclaimed summer sports event. This is the perfect cycling adventure in Tirol, incorporating some of the most celebrated unique routes, challenging climbs, and exhilarating descents along its 224-K route with a nasty 2,940 vertical meters to tackle.
Söll, 08. - 10.10.2021
The Tour de Tirol in early October is a worthy conclusion to a long summer of sports in the Tirolean Alps. Unique in the world, the grand Tour de Tirol navigates an Alpine three-day route in Söll, surrounded by the iconic peaks of rugged Wilder Kaiser Range. The Tour de Tirol is an extremely difficult and highly competitive race. All in all, the race course covers 75 kilometers and an elevation gain of 3,500 meters, and curves through some of the most stunning mountain scenery for three days. Upcoming runners can take the challenge of the Tour de Tirol Kids’ & Youth Run.