Saturday, 6th August 2022

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.

The Ironbike marathon is the spectacular closing event of the four-day Ischgl Ironbike – and a real highlight for both athletes and spectators. 

The Ironbike marathon at a glance

When? 6 August 2022
Where? Ischgl village
What? Mountain bike marathon in 4 different categories


  • EXTREME: 71,0 km / 3,200 vertical metres
  • HARD: 58,3 km / 2,580 vertical metres
  • MEDIUM: 44,7 km / 1,890 vertical metres
  • LIGHT: 24,9 km / 670 vertical metres

Who? Open to both professionals and amateurs

Good to know: The Ironbike marathon can be completed as an individual race. Alternatively, it can also be done as the last stage of the UCI Stage Race S1.

  • EXTREME: 71,0 km / 3,200 hm
  • HARD: 58,3 km / 2,580 hm
  • MEDIUM: 44,7 km / 1,890 hm
  • LIGHT: 24,9 km / 670 hm
Start: Ischgl (1.379m above sea level)
Finish: Ischgl (1.379m above sea level)
Subsurface:  tarmac, gravel, single trails
Route profiles:
Grade: average: 10 % / max.: 30 % 
  • 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 31.12.2022
  • Presenting a photo ID when being issued a bib number is mandatory 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)
  • Finish area at (75,80 km / 1,400m)
Time limits:
  • 10:15 Ischgl Dorf (27 km / 1,400 m)
  • 11:10 Idalp (36,5 km / 2,294 m)
  • 12:00 Salaaser Kopf (41 km / 2,700 m) 
Important information: The "LIGHT" & "MEDIUM" routes are exclusively reserved for hobby bikers. This means that licensed riders are obliged to participate on the "HARD" & "EXTREME" course.
MEDIUM, HARD or EXTREME?  SELECTION OPTIONS: Participants who are starting out on the medium, hard or extreme route can also decide during the race whether they want to ride the "MEDIUM", "HARD" or "EXTREME" route.

The perfect combination for even more bike action

The Ironbike marathon is not enough for you? Then we’re impressed with your sporting ambition – and have a special tip for you!

The Ischgl bike marathon can also be done in combination with another great race: the M3 Montafon Mountainbike Marathon.

Quick facts on the two races 

  • M3 Montafon Mountainbike Marathon
    30 July 2022
    Where? Montafon region, Austria
    What? Mountain bike marathon with challenging trails

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!