Some athletes during competition: Red Bull X-Alps | © Red Bull X-Alps, Felix Woelk
Some athletes during competition: Red Bull X-Alps | © Red Bull X-Alps, Felix Woelk
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Red Bull X-Alps 

20 June - 2 July 2021

Just in time for the 10th anniversary of the racing series, the new destination of the Red Bull X-Alps, the toughest paragliding competition in the world, is Zell am See-Kaprun! After the last turning point on the Schmittenhöhe, the athletes take a paraglider directly to the target platform on Lake Zell.

Start in Salzburg

For 33 athletes from 17 countries, the 10th Red Bull X-Alps will start on 20 June 2021 at Gaisberg in Salzburg. From there , the athletes have to cross the entire length of the Alpine arc non-stop, only on foot or with a paraglider.

Along the route, they have to pass certain turning points, until they finally reach their destination in Zell am See-Kaprun. This is an innovation because the destination has always been Monaco up to now.

Target platform on Lake Zell

For several days, with only the most necessary breaks and recovery phases for the athletes, the route takes them via Bavaria, Vorarlberg, Switzerland and South Tyrol to the last turnpoint on the Schmittenhöhe. The turning point is located there by the famous Sisi Chapel at 2,000 m above sea level.

With the new target area on Lake Zell already in view, the participants then steer their paraglider to the target platform on the Lake Zell behind the Casino Zell am See.

At least one team must have achieved the goal by 2 July 2021.

For more information, please visit the official website of the Red Bull X-Alps event:

There is a live tracking of the atheletes available from 20 June here.

Live Tracking