GCN Saalbach 22 - 26 August 2019
GCN Saalbach will explore the spectacular roads and climbs in and around the Austrian Alpine resort of Saalbach, famed for its Summer and Winter sport.
Offering 4 days of stunning riding with advice, support, camaraderie and inspiration from the GCN team and fellow fans, this is a cycling holiday that will live long in the memory.Closed
Highlights will include
- 4 days of riding culminating in the GCN KOM/QOM Challenge
- Special events to develop your cycling skills and knowledge
- 4 star accommodation in the in the new AlpenParks Hotel in the heart of Saalbach
- Unique entertainment from the GCN team each evening
Book your place today from £182 per person per night
GCN Saalbach will build on our first event in Mallorca and will follow a similar schedule with 4 days of epic riding and moments that will live long in the memory. We will be publishing more details soon but in the meantime, check out the GCN Mallorca 2019 Roadbook to get a flavour of what our first ever event guests experienced.
Please note: This is a provisional itinerary and may be subject to change
Day 1 (Thursday 22nd August)
Afternoon: Coaching session and orientation ride - option for to join coaching session covering topics such as how to ride in a group, descending safely etc
Evening: Welcome from the GCN team
Day 2 (Friday 23rd August)
Ride day 1: Pillersee Loop
The first day will provide a breathtaking riding experience out and round the Pillersee lake. The 100km route will traverse the superb network of bike paths providing stunning Alpine scenery and over 75km of car free roads.
Afternoon: Workshop 1
Evening: GCN Show Live
Day 3 (Saturday 24th August)
Ride day 2: Grossglockner
Ride day 2 will be the epic climb route taking in the famous Grossglockner (21.4km at 8.3%). The route will be 102km.
Evening: Lloydy Pub Quiz
Day 4 (Sunday 25th August)
GCN KOM/QOM Challenge
The GCN Saalbach KOM/QOM Challenge will tackle a beautiful mountain road on the outskirts of Saalbach.
Afternoon: Workshop 2
Evening: Finish Party and Awards
Day 5 (Monday 26th August)
GCN entertainment and workshops will also be scheduled each afternoon and evening. Further details on this and ride details coming soon
Surrounded by breathtaking mountains and valleys, the stunning resort of Saalbach will be our base for the third GCN event. Famed for its diverse array of both winter and summer sports, Saalbach offers beautiful roads, challenging climbs, sweeping descents and views that will quickly make you forget your tired legs.
Riders will take in some inspiring scenery at a pace that suits them with a variety of groups available including: Pro, Faster, Medium, and Slower! Each ride group will be fully supported with guides and vehicles providing drinks, nutrition and mechanical support. Our GCN presenters will also be out on the road throughout the event, and will join the different groups each day with advice, inspiration and challenges!
On the first day we’ll also host an ‘orientation’ ride option where beginners will be provided with training covering areas such as ride etiquette, safety and top tips on how to ride in a group.
Epic Climb: Grossglockner
At a height of 2,504m above sea level, the 21.4km climb up to Grossglockner takes you to the highest point in Austria. With an average gradient of 8.3% and 36 hairpins that snake their way up the mountain, this is a truly bucket list climb for cycling fans.
The GCN Saalbach package includes:
- 4 nights apartment style accommodation (standard and premium options)
- Half board catering (breakfast and dinner)
- Airport transfers including bikes (at allocated transfer times)
- Fully guided rides with support vehicles
- Feed station on route for the two main ride days
- Meet the GCN presenters and team
- GCN KOM/QOM Challenge on final day
- Access to GCN Workshops
- Access to GCN entertainment
- Finish party and awards
Items NOT included:
- Private airport transfers
- Travel insurance
- Bike hire
- Alcoholic drinks
Flights are not included and guests must book their own flights. Munich and Salzburg are the nearest airports.
Complimentary airport transfers will be provided at the following times from Munich Airport (transfer time approx 2 hours 30 minutes)
Thursday 22nd August - Munich Airport > Saalbach
Transfers will depart from Munich airport at : 14.00 (2pm). Your flight should arrive 1 hour prior to the transfer time to ensure that you and your luggage are ready to leave on time.
Monday 26th August - Saalbach > Munich Airport
Airport transfers will leave Saalbach at: 08.00 (8am) for flights departing Munich after 13.00 (1pm)
If you wish to book a private transfer at separate times please contact us for more information.
For enquiries on transfers please contact email@example.com or (+44) 161 703 8161
GCN Saalbach will be based in the new AlpenParks Hotel located in the heart of Saalbach.
|Type||Pax||Price per person|
|Standard Double||1 person (double bed)||£875|
|Standard Double||2 people (double bed)||£725|
Double rooms are available for single occupancy or couples