Top Austrian Summer Sporting Events

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Save the date for Austrian Summer Sports

After a dramatic race at yesterday’s Grand Prix, Austrian summer sport is not showing any sign of slowing down. Here we list the numerous sporting events taking place in one of Europe’s top sporting destinations this summer…



2018 IFSC Climbing world championships – Innsbruck

Innsbruck, 06.09.2018 – 16.09.2018

For the first time since 1993, the Climbing World Championships are returning to Austria. Innsbruck is gearing up to host the world’s most hotly anticipated climbing event and we cannot wait. It’s been 25 years since the first ever ‘Worlds’ was held in Innsbruck and the city is doing everything they can to specially mark the occasion. A brand new climbing centre will host over 750 athletes from 70 different nations, whilst Innsbruck’s main square will host numerous side events for all the family to try! If climbing is your thing, check out our ski property for sale in Innsbruck here.


Ischgl Iron bike festival – ischgl 

Ischgl, 02.08.2018 – 04.08.2018

Europe’s toughest mountain bike marathon returns to Ischgl in August! Iron Bike takes mountain bike enthusiasts on a marathon ride through the Paznaun Valley. Spectators will enjoy a three day festival, including numerous races. One such race is the ‘Ischgl Alpenhaus Trophy’ where daredevil riders will be expected to climb a monstrous 1,000 metres up a vertical track! If you’re a bike enthusiast, check out our ski property for sale in Ischgl.

Austrian summer sport - biking



Otzal Glacier flea walk – obergurgl 

Obergurgl, 05.08.2018

With 8 glaciers, it’s no surprise that one of Austria’s frozen wonderlands feature in this post. The Otztal Glacier Flea Walk is an Alpine walk which shows off some of Austria’s best frozen features – even if it is the beginning of August! Each year, avid hikers walk the 16km route from Obergrugl to Vent, stopping off at the village’s historic Ramolhaus Lodge for refreshments. This is one for those who love snow year round – check out our ski property for sale in Obergurgl here.


Austrian summer sport - hiking


Ironman 70.3 – Zell am See 

Zell am See, 26.08.2018

If you fancy yourself as a sporting family, the Ironman 70.3 event in Zell am See is for you. This famous event consists of three races: IRONGIRL Run for women, IRONMAN for the gents and IRONKIDS for the little ones. The World Champion race course takes competitors around (and in) Zell am See’s sparkling lake, whilst the Hohe Tauern National Park provides the perfect mountainous backdrop. Think you’re family would cut it? Check out our ski property for sale in Zell am See here.


Want More Austrian summer Sport? 

Check out the Austrian Tourist Board’s website for a full breakdown of what’s in store this summer: click here.

Emma Rice