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Ischgl Ironbike: Race & Tracks

75.8 kilometres and 3,700 metres of difference in altitude. Steep ramps and spectacular single trails. All that combined into one event in front of the stunning backdrop of the Silvretta mountains. What are we talking about? The Ischgl Ironbike, of course! 

Stage Race, Alpenhaus Trophy, Short Track, Marathon, etc.: If you take a look at the race formats, you might guess that this is one of the toughest and most challenging MTB races in Europe. 

Good to know: Celebrate with free entry! For the Ischgl Ironbike’s 25th anniversary, all participants born in 1994 don’t have to pay an entry fee!

Ready, set, go! You’re definitely going to compete in the Ischgl Ironbike? Or you’re, at least, considering it? Then have a look at the races and tracks and become a part of this race classic of the MTB scene! 

Description
Individual Time Trial (Stage Race)

Route: 7,06 km 246 m altitude
Start: Silvretta car park East, Ischgl (1.379m above sea level)
Finish: Silvretta car park East, Ischgl (1.379m above sea level)
Subsurface:  Asphalt, forest trail and track
Route profile: follow soon

Rules:

  • No tyres less than 1.95 inches width
  • No road bikes/drop handlebars
  • ÖRV rules apply 
  • Deadline for the age limit for the minimum age is 31.12.2019

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E-Bikers automatically take part in the E-Bike fox hunt!

Description
Floodlit hillclimb from Ischgl up to the Idalp

Route: 7,33 km 941 m altitude
Start: Silvretta car park East, Ischgl (1.379m above sea level)
Finish: Alpenhaus, Idalp (2.320m above sea level)
Subsurface:  100% asphalt
Route profile: follow soon

Entry fee

Alpenhaus Trophy
until 31.12.2018 € 30,-
until 26.07.2019 € 40,-
from 27.07.2019 until 1 hour before race start € 50,-

Included services

  • Personal starting number with name
  • Event guide
  • Official timekeeping (Datasport)
  • Online certificate
  • 1 food voucher to be redeemed after the race at restaurant Alpenhaus
  • Finisher medal
  • Give away for every starter
  • Drink in the finish area
  • Luggage transport from the start to the finish area

Rules:

  • No tyres less than 1.95 inches width
  • No road bikes/drop handlebars
  • ÖRV rules apply 
  • Deadline for the age limit for the minimum age is 31.12.2019

Register now!

Description
E-Bikers try to overtake an international enduro mountain bike pro on the uphill section to the Idalp. Every participant who overtakes a pro on a road bike, which does not have an E-bike engine, can share the prize money with them.

Route: 7,33 km 941 m altitude
Start: Silvretta car park East, Ischgl (1.379m above sea level)
Finish: Alpenhaus, Idalp (2.320m above sea level)
Subsurface:  100% asphalt
Route profile: follow soon

Entry fee

E-Bike fox hunt
until 31.12.2018 € 30,-
until 26.07.2019 € 40,-
from 27.07.2019 until 1 hour before race start € 50,-

Included services

  • Personal starting number with name
  • Event guide
  • Official timekeeping (Datasport)
  • Online certificate
  • 1 food voucher to be redeemed after the race at restaurant Alpenhaus
  • Finisher medal
  • Give away for every starter
  • Drinks in the finish area
  • Luggage transport from the start to the finish area

Rules

  • No tyres less than 1.95 inches width
  • No road bikes/drop handlebars
  • ÖRV rules apply 
  • Deadline for the age limit for the minimum age is 31.12.2019

Announcement eMTB Race Fox Hunt (PDF-Download)

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Description
Children and teenagers aged between 5 and 16 years show off their skills on Friday afternoon at the Ironbike Kids and Juniors Trophy.

Route:  
Start: Silvretta car park East, Ischgl (1.379 m above sea level)
Finish: Silvretta car park East, Ischgl (1.379 m above sea level)
Subsurface:  Asphalt, forest trail
Route profile: follow soon

Entry fee

Kids & Juniors Trophy
general € 7,-

Included services

  • Personal starting number with name
  • Official timekeeping (Datasport)
  • Online certificate
  • Finisher medal
  • Luggage transport from the start to the finish area
  • Bikewash

Rules

  • Helmet & gloves obligatory!
  • ÖRV rules apply
  • Deadline for the age limit for the minimum age is 31.12.2019

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Description
The Ischgl Short Track is staged as a show event and reserved for participants of the Ischgl Ironbike Stage Race S2. 

Route: 3,14 km 129 m altitude per round
Start: Silvretta car park East, Ischgl (1.379 m above sea level)
Finish: Silvretta car park East, Ischgl (1.379 m above sea level)
Subsurface:  Asphalt, forest trail
Route profile: follow soon

Rules

  • No tyres less than 1.95 inches width
  • No road bikes/drop handlebars
  • ÖRV rules apply 
  • Deadline for the age limit for the minimum age is 31.12.2019

Register now!

Description:

The tracks "LIGHT", "MEDIUM" & "HARD" will be available for the marathon on Saturday, 3rd of August 2019 (Stage Race & One day race)

LIGHT – 28,70 km and 849 m altitude

A short circuit via Larein to Galtür and back again to Ischgl, is the perfect option for those new to the marathon. It is not especially challenging with a moderate 849 metres altitude and 28.70 kilometres and is moderate in terms of technical requirements too. By way of a reward, the panorama trail has a fine section of trail in store, which provides fluid riding and genuinely great fun.

Participants who want to complete the ‘LIGHT’ route should register for this route at the registration stage! Those taking part in the short route have their ‘own’ race and therefore a later start time. The short route and the medium route are for leisure-oriented riders, that is, licenced riders will not be rated on the short or the medium route.

The route "LIGHT" and "MEDIUM" should be reserved for hobby bikers, i. License drivers will not be scored on the "LIGHT" and "MEDIUM" routes.

ATTENTION: own starting time for the routes „LIGHT“

Route profile:  follow soon!

Presentation of a photo ID at the start number issue is compulsory for juniors!

MEDIUM – 48,80 km and 2.098 m altitude

After a short circuit across Larein to Galtür and back again to Ischgl, the route goes steeply up to the Idalp, continuing to Vellillscharte. From there via the Velilltrail past the upper Velillalpe and back again to Ischgl – a trail, which is relatively easy to ride, with no major obstacles, but with somewhat elevated bends which yields a real roller coaster feeling. Designed by Hans Rey and further developed by Trail Solutioner Christian Piccolruaz and Ischgl local Marc Freriks, the legendary Velilltrail provides pure riding fun, even for less technically gifted riders.

MEDIUM OR LONG ROUTE - CHOOSE

Participants who are starting out on the medium and the long route can also decide during the race whether they want to do the medium or the long route, and the following TIME LIMITS apply:

  • 10.15 a.m.: Participants who are back in Ischgl after 10.15 a.m. (route splits in the town centre) can no longer do the medium or the long route and have to go straight to the finish. Sports class riders will in this instance be assessed on the short route.
  • 11.00 a.m.: Participants who are at the medium/long route split area after 11.15 a.m. (tall Swiss pines) can no longer do the long route and must finish with the medium route and Sports class riders will be assessed on the medium route.
     

ATTENTION: separate start for the routes „MEDIUM & HARD“

Route profile:  follow soon!

HARD – 75,80 km and 3.700 m altitude

Route splits on the second circuit underneath the Idalp (tall Swiss pines), through the Höllkar to the Salaaser Kopf (2,744 m) – in Switzerland. A fantastic trail section now starts here on the long Ironbike route. From Salaaser Kopf head via the trail across the Zeblaswiese down to Samnaun. Once you get to Samnaun village head to Laret and then proceed via a long ascent up to Alp Trida, back again to Außeres Viderjoch. From there this year proceed via the recently constructed Flimjoch trail to the Idalp. After a short yet punchy climb you come to the well-known Velilltrail and head back to Ischgl again. Steep, challenging, high alpine and super trails – it’s not called Ischgl Ironbike for nothing.

ATTENTION: separate start for the routes „MEDIUM & HARD“

Route profile:  follow soon!

Entry fee

Ironbike Marathon Route „LIGHT“ Route „MEDIUM & HARD“
until 31.12.2018 € 34,- € 44,-
until 31.05.2019 € 44,- € 54,-
until 26.07.2019 € 54,- € 64,-
until 26.07.2019 € 66,- € 76,-

START- AND FINISH AREA AT THE MARATHON (Routes LIGHT, MEDIUM & HARD)

Start: Silvretta car park East, Ischgl (1.379 m above sea level)
Finish: Silvretta car park East, Ischgl (1.379 m above sea level)

Subsurface of the routes

Asphalt, forest track, single trails

Included services

  • Personal starting number with name
  • Event guide
  • Official timekeeping (Datasport)
  • Online certificate
  • 1 food voucher to be redeemed after the race
  • Food and drinks during the race
  • Food and drink in the finisher area
  • Give away for every starter
  • Finisher jersey
  • Bikewash after the race
  • Showers after the race
  • Print of Finisher time on the Finisher jersey in the finisher area

Rules: (Routes LIGHT, MEDIUM & HARD)

  • No tyres less than 1.95 inches width
  • No road bikes/drop handlebars
  • ÖRV rules apply 
  • Deadline for the age limit for the minimum age is 31.12.2019

Register now!

Twice the fun: Silvretta Mountain King and Queen

You would like to become the new Silvretta MTB King or the new Silvretta MTB Queen? Then go ahead and master the Ischgl Ironbike as well as the Montafon Mountain Bike Marathon! The fastest among the ladies and gents are ranked and rewarded with royal prizes … 

New in 2019! Thanks to the new class-ranking of “Pro” and “Amateur”, even amateurs have a fair chance at winning one of the highly sought-after titles within the MTB scene: Silvretta MTB King and Queen. The only prerequisite is competing on the M3 Extreme and Ischgl Ironbike Hard tracks. On the M2 Challenging and Ischgl Ironbike Medium tracks, only one shared class is ranked, as usual.