General information about the Glocknerkönig

The Glocknerkönig is a cycling event for everyone. It takes place on the 2. June 2024 on the Großglockner High Alpine Road (from 7 a.m. until 10.30 a.m.) , which is kept traffic-free for the duration of the event. No licence is required to take part; the event is open to all, amateurs, professionals, and hobby athletes. There are joint classes for racing bikes and mountain bikes. The Ultra and Classic races start in the centre of Bruck, and the Light start is at the toll point in Ferleiten. The finish is the same for all and is at the Fuschertörl, 2.445 m above sea level. Only those taking part in the Ultra race have to keep going all the way to the Edelweißspitze at a height of 2.572 m.

Photos & film

At the Glocknerkönig, photos and films are taken. This material is published to present our activities in the online (website, social media) and print areas (press work, folders, etc.) also on TV. Please inform us, if we are not allowed to publish your pictures: 


Photo service

Marathon Photos, experienced photography professionals, are the official Glocknerkönig 2023 photographers, and will be taking photos at several photo points along the route as well as at the finish. All you need to know about this: Smile and display your start number at the photo point. 24 hours after the event, and choose from the huge selection of fantastic photos, with immediate download possible.


The Glocknerkönig should take place in all weather conditions - even if there is possible snowfall on the mountain. Relevant weather information will be given in the start area over the PA system. Participants can then decide themselves whether to take part or not. Weather forecasts are published by many online weather services in advance. In recent years such general weather information services have proved to be completely unreliable. Please take your information about the Glocknerkönig weather exclusively from this website. The forecast is produced by serious weather services and from local people with mountain experience. In extremely foul weather conditions, the race organisers reserve the right to shorten the route, or cancel the event for reasons of safety of the participants. If such a case arises, entry money will not be refunded.

High mountain temperatures

The event takes place in a high mountain environment, so even if the weather is nice, you should expect cold temperatures on the journey down. Windbreakers, a hat under your bike helmet, gloves etc. are recommended. In bad weather, appropriate rain and cold protection are very important. For organisational reasons, it is not possible to offer a shuttle service down to the valley apart from for visitors who have travelled up by bus. The transport of bikes by bus into the valley is not possible.



No e-bikes are permitted at the Glocknerkönig.
There will be random checks in the start and finish area and during the race.
Participants with an e-bike will be disqualified on the spot and taken out of the race.
In this case, the entry fee cannot be returned.


If you are unable to take part in the race due to illness or of an accident, please send us a medical certificate and you will receive a voucher from us to take part in the Glocknerkönig next year (only valid for the upcoming year).


Please send your documents to:


You have received a voucher for a starting place at the 27th Glocknerkönig?

Please send us the voucher including your personal data (name, address, date of birth,...) to

We will send you an access code for registration.

Cyclist without race number

For safety reasons, only registered participants are allowed to use the route [applied for with the authorities (district administration) or the road owner (Großglockner Hochalpenstraße AG)]. route = village square Bruck to Fuschertörl/Edelweißspitze. Cyclists without a start number are not allowed during the event. 

We appeal to your understanding and fairness.

Willy der Großglockner-König

The book about the race

The author Andreas Trautwein is himself a participant of the Glocknerkönig for many years and has created a very special insight with his first book.
The book will be available on site at the merchandise tent on Saturday 3 June and will be sold by Andy himself. 

Willy is fed up with frittering away his precious free time on the sofa. That's when he meets Timo, an enthusiastic racing cyclist. He persuades the couch potato to give racing cycling a try. Willy's enthusiasm for the sport soon becomes so great that he takes part in the "Glocknerkönig" cycle race with Timo out of curiosity. He gets a severe beating, but his ambition is awakened and the idea of rolling through the finish line ahead of Timo is born.

You can find all information about the book >>HERE<<

Nationalpark Hohe Tauern

The Glocknerkönig leads through the middle of the Hohe Tauern National Park.
This is one of the most magnificent high mountain landscapes on earth.
Countless plants and wild animals live here.

The task of a national park is to protect this unique ecosystem.

We also ask you to treat the environment with respect.
Please do not throw garbage (banana peel, packaging of energy gels etc.) on the street or in the nature.
Thank you for your help!