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2024 will be the 2nd edition of the SALT&LAKE Trail
We try to to offer you again a well-organized event and provide you with all the information you need for it.
If you miss any information, just get in touch with us, we are happy to help you.

Routes

Route A ~400 Km ~8000 Hm

Route B ~250 Km ~5000 Hm

To provide the right distance to all of you we are working on two different routes that separate after 170 km.

You can decide on tour whether you will follow the longer distance or turn right to enjoy the paths back to Sankt Gilgen. For both routes the official time limit is 7 days.

The routes lead over public asphalt-, gravel and forest roads and the roads will not be closed for traffic. You have to obey the laws of the road traffic act (StVO).

We try to find the best roads for you and to create a route with high percentage of gravel- and forest roads.
The basic route is fixed but we will work till summer to present you with the final track.

Time planning (tentatively)

Thursday, 26/09

From 01:00 to 05:00 p.m. – Hand out of starters package and start number
From 06:00 p.m.  – Short route briefing followed by a welcome drink

Friday, 27/09

Possibility of an early pick-up of the starters package
At 08:00 a.m.  – official start time at the “Schiffsanlegestelle”

Wedneday, 03/10

At 04:00 p.m. – Finish at the Sankt Gilgen beach

Every day

From 07:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m. (or by notification) – You will be welcomed by us with a finisher photo and a cold beer

There is no official ranking but you will be mentioned in the finisher’s list

Guidelines

Besides our terms of participation, which you will have to accept with the registration, we want to underline our event’s guidelines.

Respect the environment

Avoid and leave no trace, leave nothing behind.

Consider times of nature protection zones (marked in our provided maps), meaning in some areas cycling before/after a defined time (in September between 07:00 p.m. – 08:00 a.m.) is forbidden!
Try to organize your arrival by public transport or form car pools.

Save plastic and re-use bottles. Tap water in Austria is drinkable but always make sure to pay attention to any kind of sign before drinking from a spring.

Take care of the paths, try to ride carefully. No shortcuts!

Take care of yourself and others

Prepare yourself accordingly for this bikepacking event. You can ride smoothly but it is a challenging track!

Be well equipped for all possible weather conditions. You are in Austria,the weather is unpredictable and can vary from very warm to very cold in the fall.

If you are in danger or in a serious situation don’t hesitate to call for help. A contact number of us will be sent out to the participants. The official number for international emergency calls is 112.

If needed, help others. Ride fair and respect others, don’t take useless risks.

Take care of local people using the paths and obey to local hints (e.g. to push the bike).

Respect the idea of unsupported bikepacking event

It is not a competition.

You can leave the track wherever you want but the rules say you should return on the same point to continue.

There is no control along the trail.

Outside support is allowed from third parties (e.g. to repair the bicycle, to re-supply something in a shop, to sleep in a hotel, etc.), but not from dedicated support vehicles.

You have to carry your luggage by yourself.

Use the tracking app or the tracker

Consider at the time of registration that you have to choose whether you want to use the provided app (without additional costs) or a tracker device (rental costs and deposit).

Check the tracking app or the tracker regularly during the event.

Insurance

Take care of adequate insurance in time. Please note, among other things, that in Austria a rescue by helicopter is subject to a fee and should therefore be included in an insurance.

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…this is the time you have left to get some training in but don’t wait too long and sign up now!

Our Partners

Do you also want to become a partner of the SALT & LAKE Trail?

Send an email to info@saltandlaketrail.at