The Kühtai saddleback is the very first and steepest climb of the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon. With a gradient of up to 18% it strains your lungs, thighs and calves. A very special challenge for racing cyclists (as you know they like to suffer) is the Kühtai Rodeo, where everyone can take part independently. You have to climb the saddle three times on one day, from different starting points: Kematen, Oetz and Haiming. After 120 kilometers and 4300 altitude meters, the cowboy title is well deserved!