Glocknerkönig ULTRA

The Glocknerkönig Ultra race is the 4th and at the same time hardest of the Glocknerkönig races. The route leads to the highest peak in the Alps officially reachable by bike, the Edelweißspitze at 2,572 m above sea level. The additional 7 hairpin bends and 143 vertical metres together with the average gradient of 14% push participants to the limits. At this altitude the air is thinner, and the cobbled road surface doesn’t help!


As the road closure of this section too finishes at 10.30 a.m., the turning at the Fuschertörl restaurant car park must be reached by 10.15 a.m. So, any rider registered for the Ultra event who doesn’t reach this deadline must continue to the Classic finish and will be ranked as such. Any Ultra competitor changing to Classic before the deadline of 10.15 a.m. will be registered as pulling out.


The road closure from the Ferleiten toll point to the Gasthof Fuscherlacke and Edelweißspitze is in place between 7 a.m. and 10.30 a.m. . For the descent, the road is closed from 6.30 a.m.. For the course of the whole event, Austrian road regulations apply.


  • Start: 7 a.m. Dorfplatz Bruck
  • Distance: 28.9 km. Maximum gradient: 15%.  Vertical metres: 1.814
  • Route: Bruck 757m, Fusch 780m, Ferleiten 1.115m, turning to the Fuschertörl carpark at 2.394m, ascent to the summit through 7 more hairpins and on cobbles.
  • Finish: Edelweißspitze at 2.572m above sea level. The highest peak in the Alps officially reachable by bike.
  • Total height difference = 1.815 vertical metres
  • Refreshment point with tea and water at the Piffkar restaurant at 1.620m (approx. 20 km)

Ultra categories

  • Youth M/F born in or after 2004
  • Adult M/F born 1983 to 2003
  • Master M/F born in or before 1982

There is no separate classification for road bikes and mountain bikes! Participation is possible for everyone. Participation is possible for athletes with or without a licence.

Included in the entry fee

  • Organisation
  • Start gift
  • Road closure for the Großglockner Hochalpenstraße to all traffic
  • Voucher for pasta party
  • Fresh “Kaiserschmarrn” and tea at the finish
  • Great prizes
  • Start number as a souvenir
  • Massage
  • Kitbag transport to the finish



Computer chip timing provided by Fa. Datasport - Switzerland

N.B. New: the chip is moulded into your start number. Chip rental: 5 EUR, chip activation: 40 EUR (refunded after the event). If the chip is returned by post after the race, 20 EUR will be refunded (processing fee).


Rankings: Men’s classic: for the first 20 finishers, the gross time is taken. The first 20 riders are taken in the order they cross the finish line. From the 21st finisher, the net time is taken, and from then on the actual time ridden is measured.


Ladies’ classic: The same applies as for the men, the gross time applies for the first 20 finishers.

Course record Ultra

The course record in the men's classic classification has been held since 2018 by Thomas Frauenschuh with an incredible time of 1:25:59h.

In the women's classic classification, Esther Fennel has held it since 2018 with a top time of 1:41:28h.