Which bikes are allowed:
Road cycling-bikes, gravel-bikes and cyclocross racing-bikes (only with curved racing handlebars)
*Due to the high demand, athletes can now storm the fortress with a mountainbike on September 9th.
New concept in cycling
A completely new era in cycling heralds the first staging of the Salzburg City Hill Climbs in autumn. Because with the innovative format, the Hohensalzburg Fortress becomes the scene of what is probably the most spectacular cycling race in Austria. The route from Kapitelplatz up to Fortress Hohensalzburg is 900 meters long and there is an average of 15% to a maximum of 32% gradient on 120 meters of altitude that the participants have to complete. The route up to the Hohensalzburg Fortress has the perfect characteristics for the new format in cycling, the “City Hill Climb”.
With the “City Hill Climb”, cycling is brought closer to spectators and the media through exciting competitions. In these city mountain sprints, cyclists can achieve maximum performance over short distances.