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GCN Saalbach 22 - 26 August 2019

GCN Saalbach will explore the spectacular roads and climbs in and around the Austrian Alpine resort of Saalbach, famed for its Summer and Winter sport.

Offering 4 days of stunning riding with advice, support, camaraderie and inspiration from the GCN team and fellow fans, this is a cycling holiday that will live long in the memory.

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Highlights will include
  • 4 days of riding culminating in the GCN KOM/QOM Challenge
  • Special events to develop your cycling skills and knowledge
  • 4 star accommodation in the in the new AlpenParks Hotel in the heart of Saalbach
  • Unique entertainment from the GCN team each evening

Book your place today from £182 per person per night

Saalbach Itinerary

GCN Saalbach will build on our first event in Mallorca and will follow a similar schedule with 4 days of epic riding and moments that will live long in the memory. We will be publishing more details soon but in the meantime, check out the GCN Mallorca 2019 Roadbook to get a flavour of what our first ever event guests experienced.

Please note: This is a provisional itinerary and may be subject to change

Riding
Day 1 (Thursday 22nd August)
Arrival

Afternoon: Coaching session and orientation ride - option for to join coaching session covering topics such as how to ride in a group, descending safely etc

Evening: Welcome from the GCN team

Riding
Day 2 (Friday 23rd August)
Ride day 1: Dienten Saddle Route

Ride day 1 will explore stunning alpine roads including the beautiful valley climb to the Dienten Saddle Col (15.6km at 4.6%). The route will be 100km.

Afternoon: Workshop 1

Evening: GCN Show Live

Riding
Day 3 (Saturday 24th August)
Ride day 2: Grossglockner

Ride day 2 will be the epic climb route taking in the famous Grossglockner (21.4km at 8.3%). The route will be 102km.

Afternoon: Rest

Evening: Lloydy Pub Quiz

Hill Climb
Day 4 (Sunday 25th August)
GCN KOM/QOM Challenge

The GCN Saalbach KOM/QOM Challenge will tackle a beautiful mountain road on the outskirts of Saalbach.

Afternoon: Workshop 2

Evening: Finish Party and Awards

Departure
Day 5 (Monday 5th August)

Departure

GCN entertainment and workshops will also be scheduled each afternoon and evening. Further details on this and ride details coming soon

Ride Experience

Surrounded by breathtaking mountains and valleys, the stunning resort of Saalbach will be our base for the third GCN event. Famed for its diverse array of both winter and summer sports, Saalbach offers beautiful roads, challenging climbs, sweeping descents and views that will quickly make you forget your tired legs.

Riders will take in some inspiring scenery at a pace that suits them with a variety of groups available including: Pro, Faster, Medium, and Slower! Each ride group will be fully supported with guides and vehicles providing drinks, nutrition and mechanical support. Our GCN presenters will also be out on the road throughout the event, and will join the different groups each day with advice, inspiration and challenges!

On the first day we’ll also host an ‘orientation’ ride option where beginners will be provided with training covering areas such as ride etiquette, safety and top tips on how to ride in a group.

Großglockner Climb
Epic Climb: Grossglockner

At a height of 2,504m above sea level, the 21.4km climb up to Grossglockner takes you to the highest point in Austria. With an average gradient of 8.3% and 36 hairpins that snake their way up the mountain, this is a truly bucket list climb for cycling fans.

What's Included

The GCN Saalbach package includes:

  • 4 nights apartment style accommodation (standard and premium options)
  • Half board catering (breakfast and dinner)
  • Airport transfers including bikes (at allocated transfer times)
  • Fully guided rides with support vehicles
  • Feed station on route for the two main ride days
  • Meet the GCN presenters and team
  • GCN KOM/QOM Challenge on final day
  • Access to GCN Workshops
  • Access to GCN entertainment
  • Finish party and awards

Items NOT included:

  • Flights
  • Private airport transfers
  • Lunch
  • Travel insurance
  • Bike hire
  • Alcoholic drinks

Travel Info

Flights are not included and guests must book their own flights. Munich and Salzburg are the nearest airports.

Complimentary airport transfers will be provided at the following times from Munich Airport (transfer time approx 2 hours 30 minutes)

Thursday 22nd August - Munich Airport > Saalbach

Transfers will depart from Munich airport at : 14.00 (2pm). Your flight should arrive 1 hour prior to the transfer time to ensure that you and your luggage are ready to leave on time.

Monday 26th August - Saalbach > Munich Airport

Airport transfers will leave Saalbach at: 08.00 (8am) for flights departing Munich after 13.00 (1pm)

If you wish to book a private transfer at separate times please contact us for more information.

For enquiries on transfers please contact gcn@sportstoursinternational.co.uk or (+44) 161 703 8161

Package Options

GCN Saalbach will be based in the new AlpenParks Hotel located in the heart of Saalbach.

Booking options
Type Pax Price per person
Standard Double 1 person (double bed) £875
Standard Double 2 people (double bed) £725

Double rooms are available for single occupancy or couples

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