To the hell and back
The first half of the extreme distance stays as it was. Instead of doing the first loop twice, the second loop leads over Obertraun, Hallstatt and Gosau, just as it did in the years 1998 - 2003, with hardly any changes. There are some new tracks like the new bike trail on the eastern shore of lake Hallstättersee for instance. There will also be a new trail between Gosau and Hallstatt, so that bikers don't have to carry their bikes. The Trophy B-distance will completely follow the second loop of the 220km trail. The trails of the 27 km and 53km tracks will stay completely as they were. You will already find a plan of the new trails on the trophy website. You can download your registration form starting from the End of February.
For years the Salzkammergut Trophy has been regarded as one of the best-organised marathons in Europe and was recently awarded with the "Bikeboard-Award" by the readers of Austria's biggest mountain-biker magazine, the Mountainbike Revue, and it has been amongst the front runners for years in the international popularity ranks. This is a tribute not only to the town of Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt, the tourism association, locals clubs, the police force, the Austrian Red Cross and the Mountain Rescue Team but also to more than 500 volunteer helpers and many excited spectators all along the perfectly marked route.
Although it will be still quite a while until the next Salzkammergut Trophy on 18th July 2020 – one can register already now! Besides the extreme distance there are 22, 37, 53, 74 and 119 km courses suitable for any performances level, as well as the technically challenging All-Mountain“-Marathon with more than 35 km.
Registration is also possible for Unicycle-Downhill, Unicycle-Marathon, Cyclocross-Marathon, for the SCOTT Junior Trophy as well as for the Bosch eMTB-Challenge. So book your starting slot already now – the best training motivation during a long cold season.