Kufstein

The town of Kufstein is situated in the east of Tirol and is the region’s second-largest agglomeration after the capital Innsbruck. As such, it is the ideal place to host events as part of the 2018 UCI Road World Championships.

Kufstein has long been a popular location for cycling events. In September 2016 it hosted the first ever edition of the Kufstein Bike Marathon and in 2018 this charming region promises to provide the perfect setting for the 2018 UCI Road World Championships.

The undoubted highlight of the 2018 UCI Road World Championships – the Men’s Elite Road Race – will take place on the second weekend of the World Championships in September 2018. The course starts in Kufstein and leads through the stunning mountains of Tirol, covering more vertical metres of climbing than any previous UCI Road World Championships, before finishing in the regional capital Innsbruck.

Situated in the Tirolean Unterland at the foot of the mighty Kaiser Mountains, the town of Kufstein combines urban flair and alpine landscape. It is dominated by the Kufstein Fortress, its most iconic landmark, which watches over the town from a rocky outcrop high above. The pretty oldtown with its cobblestone streets and cosy cafés is the perfect place to soak up the atmosphere. Kufstein is easy to reach by car and using public transport (bus and train).

This town with a long and fascinating history is set against an impressive backdrop, with the nearby Zahmer Kaiser and Wilder Kaiser Mountains making Kufstein the gateway to the Tirolean Alps. Cyclists can look forward to 220km of signposted cycle paths and 19 well-maintained roadbike routes offering something for everyone, from easy cruising in the alpine foothills to tough climbs in the high mountains.

 

For more information visit www.kufstein.com

 

 

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