Austria·August 22 - 26 2019

GCN Saalbach 2019

GCN Saalbach explored the spectacular roads and climbs in and around the Austrian Alpine resort of Saalbach.



Surrounded by breathtaking mountains and valleys, the stunning resort of Saalbach was our base for the third GCN event. Famed for its diverse array of both winter and summer sports, Saalbach offered beautiful roads, challenging climbs, sweeping descents and views that quickly made guests forget their tired legs! Riders enjoyed the beautiful scenery at a pace that suited them: Pro, Faster, Medium, and Slower! Each ride group was fully supported with guides and vehicles providing drinks, nutrition and mechanical support. Our GCN presenters were also out on the road throughout the event joining different groups each day with advice, inspiration and challenges!



Epic Climb: Grossglockner

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.






Day 1 (Thursday 22nd August)


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

Evening: Welcome from the GCN team



Day 2 (Friday 23rd August)

Ride Day 1: Pillersee Loop

The first day provided a breathtaking riding experience out and round the Pillersee lake. The 100km route traversed the superb network of bike paths providing stunning Alpine scenery and over 75km of car free roads.

Afternoon: Workshop 1

Evening: GCN Show Live



Day 3 (Saturday 24th August)

Ride Day 2: Grossglockner

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

Afternoon: Rest

Evening: Lloydy Pub Quiz



Day 4 (Sunday 25th August)

GCN KOM/QOM Challenge

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

Afternoon: Workshop 2

Evening: Finish Party and Awards



Day 5 (Monday 26th August)


What's Included

What's Included

 4 nights accommodation in 4 star hotel

 Half board catering (breakfast and dinner) 

 Airport transfers including bikes (at allocated transfer times)

 Fully guided rides with support vehicles

Meet the GCN presenters and team

Access to GCN Entertainment 

Finish party and awards

Access to GCN Workshops

GCN KOM Challenge on final day

Package Options

Austrian Alpine resort of Saalbach

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.

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.

Austrian Alpine resort of Saalbach

You'll Be Staying Here

The AlpenParks Hotel

The AlpenParks Hotel

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


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 or (+44) 161 703 8161

GCN Saalbach 2019

Austria·August 22 - 26 2019·4 nights