Next Race: 3 September 2017
Spectacular alpine scenery of the Tyrol, crystal clear lake and the outstanding hospitality of the Austrians – no wonder it’s the fastest growing race in Austria!
Five reasons to race:
1) Takes place in one of Austria’s most scenic regions – the Tyrol
2) Spectacular but testing cycle course
3) Kaiserschmarrn! (local pancake delicacy)
4) Easy to reach
5) Fun family festival for all ages
Half distance triathlon, Tyrol Challenge Walchsee-Kaiserwinkl is situated in one of the most scenic places in the Austrian Tyrol with its spectacular mountain views and crystal clear lake. The resort town of Walchsee is set on the shores of the lake at the foot of the imposing Kaiser mountain range close to the German and Italian borders. The area is not only famous for its scenery, but also for the warm-hearted and welcoming locals. No wonder, that in the last few years Challenge athletes are not only guests, but also have become friends.
The swim in Walchsee is 1.9km long and the water is so clear you can drink it, but it may be a little bit fresh! The 90km bike course leads two loops (each 45km) through the beautiful region of Kaiserwinkl with spectacular mountain views. Altogether the 90km loop covers 1,100 m of altitude difference.
Athletes will be relieved the four lap run is much flatter, although still has a few hills to keep things interesting! The 21km course heads around the lake along the promenade, past farmhouses with their colourful window boxes and through alpine meadows, always with a stunning view of the Kaiser Massif and Lake Walchsee. The finish line is situated in the heart of Walchsee, next to the transition area with beautiful view on the lake and on the Kaiser Massif and with an enthusiastic crowd celebrating the athletes crossing the finish line.