Austria·August 22 - 26 2019
GCN Saalbach explored the spectacular roads and climbs in and around the Austrian Alpine resort of Saalbach.COMING SOON
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!
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.
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
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
Ride day 2 was the epic climb route taking in the famous Grossglockner (21.4km at 8.3%). The route was 102km.
Evening: Lloydy Pub Quiz
The GCN Saalbach KOM/QOM Challenge tackled a beautiful mountain road on the outskirts of Saalbach.
Afternoon: Workshop 2
Evening: Finish Party and Awards
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
Austrian Alpine resort of Saalbach
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.
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)
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (+44) 161 703 8161