Ischgl Ironbike Marathon  

Gruelling bike action in the Tyrolean mountains

It’s the top tier of the Ischgl Ironbike festival: the legendary Ischgl Ironbike Marathon. Only the most ambitious of athletes dare to tackle this one-of-a-kind race. After all, the marathon through the impressive Silvretta mountain range is not only one of Europe’s most scenic races – it’s also one of the hardest. 

The race’s most difficult category takes participants across 71 kilometers of asphalt, gravel and single trails with an altitude difference of 3,200 metres through the impressive mountain world of Ischgl via Galtür to Samnaun and back again.

Ironbike Marathon - the facts

Where? Start & finish: Ischgl village
What? Mountain bike marathon in 4 different categories: LIGHT, MEDIUM, HARD, EXTREME

By the way: The race is open to both amateurs and professionals.

Participants who start on the MEDIUM or HARD route respectively on the EXTREME route can still decide during the race whether they want to ride the MEDIUM, HARD or EXTREME route.

The Ironbike Marathon at a glance

  • EXTREME: 71.0 km | 3,200 metres altitude
  • HARD:        58.3 km | 2,580 metres altitude
  • MEDIUM:   44.7 km | 1,890 metres altitude
  • LIGHT:        24.9 km |    670 metres altitude
Start Ischgl village (1,379 m)
Finish Ischgl village (1,379 m)
Ground Asphalt, gravel, single trail
Route profile
Incline Average: 10 % / max.: 30 % 
  • no tyre width under 1.95
  • no road wheels/handlebars
  • the regulations of the ÖRV apply
  • The cut-off date for the age limits for the minimum age is 31.12.2023.
  • The presentation of a photo ID at the start number distribution is obligatory for juniors!
  • Lareintal (10 km | 1,850 m)
  • Ischgl Dorf (27 km | 1,400 m)
  • Idalp (36.5 km | 2,294 m)
  • Salaaser Kopf (41 km | 2,700 m)
  • Samnaun Dorf (49 km | 1,860 m)
  • Alp Trida (55 km | 2,270 m)
  • Äußeres Viderjoch (61 km | 2,750 m)
  • Zielversorgung (75.8 km | 1,400 m)
Time limits
  • 10.15 am: Ischgl Dorf (27 km | 1,400 m)
  • 11.10 am: Idalp (36.5 km | 2,294 m)
  • 12.00 pm: Salaaser Kopf (41 km | 2,700 m)
Important info
  • The LIGHT & MEDIUM routes are reserved exclusively for hobby bikers.
  • This means that licensed riders are obliged to take part in the HARD or EXTREME course.
  • There is a separate start time for the LIGHT course.

Subject to changes!

Ischgl Ironbike Programme & Schedule

Combi rating for even more bike action

M3 Montafon Mountainbike Marathon

The Ironbike Marathon alone is not enough for you? Then we have a lot of respect for your sporting ambition - and an extra tip for you!

The Ischgl Bike Marathon also counts in the combined ranking with another demanding race. With the M3 Montafon Mountain Bike Marathon you get the Ironbike Marathon in a "combination package".

Register for the Ironbike marathon

The Ironbike marathon sounds like the perfect athletic challenge for you? Then secure your spot in the race and look forward to a one-of-a-kind bike adventure!