Official Training Hotel

Only 200 metres from the shore of Lake Fuschl, the team of the Hotel Jakob around the Schmidlechner family warmly welcomes you!

Special service for cyclists and triathletes meets a wide range of leisure activities for the whole family. Host Jakob Schmidlechner is an enthusiastic road cyclist and triathlete himself and will share his experience and knowledge about the training opportunities in the beautiful Fuschlseeregion with you at any time.

"I am an enthusiastic road cyclist, triathlete and multiple Challenge Roth finisher. Since 2010, I have set myself the goal of being the optimal starting point for road cyclists and triathletes. My competent staff and I are on hand to help our guests with advice and assistance with tour planning, bike maintenance and more. Together with the Hotel Jakob team, we ensure perfect holidays in the Salzkammergut."
Jakob Schmidlechner

Even without sports, you or your family will not get bored at Hotel Jakob. Delicious culinary delights made from regional products, pure relaxation in our own wellness area or on the private beach and many other advantages, such as free wifi in the entire hotel area, make your holiday at Lake Fuschl perfect!


Our sport-inclusive service Highlights

  • Free hire of Garmin GPS devices with the best cycle routes
  • Lockable bike garage with CCTV and Canyon bike rental
  • Free Laundry service for sports clothes
  • Private beach on the shores of Lake
  • Swimming lanes reserved for Hotel Jakob guests every day at the Fuschlseebad leisure centre (heated 25m outdoor pool open from May until September)


Prepare yourself optimally for your participation at the Challenge Roth with our special offer. As a participant of DATEV Challenge Roth powered by hep you will receive the following discounts on a room reservation including our triathlon package:

  • April -15%
  • May - 10%
  • June -5%
  • Triathlon Opening (23.04.-30.04.) -10%


The offer is valid for all participants of DATEV Challenge Roth powered by hep 2022. The discount refers to the room rate incl. our triathlon package. Training camps are excluded. Only redeemable according to availability.

Request now at Hotel Jakob with the keyword Challenge Roth 22! –

Aid stations

Aid stations
At the aid stations products will always be offered in the same order:

Bike course – aid stations are located approx. every 17.5 km:
water – bananas – ISO – energy bars – gels – water

On the second bike lap, cola will additionally be offered at the last aid station.

Run course – aid stations are located every 1,5 km:
ISO – water – cola – gels – energy bars – bread – dried fruit – rice cake – bananas – apples – melons - lemons – water – warm soup – red bull-water-mix

Possibility to bring one’s own food and drinks:
Competitors have the opportunity to ask accompanying persons to provide them with their own food and drinks up to 100m after every aid station on the bike as well as on the run course.
Athletes have to arrange themselves for a person to hand them their food and drinks. The race organizer does not assume any responsibility for such privately organized services.

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Challenge Training Camps and Events

Join the DATEV Challenge Roth powered by hep accompanying events in co-operation with Professional Endurance Team, and get into the mood fort he „best old race“, practice with experts, get the best tips and feel the famous Challenge spirit together with fellow athletes!


Current training and seminar opportunities


Our official training camps will be in German language

Training Camp and Official Kick-Off 18-22 May 2022

After a two year break, the traditional Challenge season Kick-Off is finally back.

From 18 to 22 May, it's all about swimming, cycling and running!


Triathlon Camp

On our triathlon camp, together with Pro.TrainingTours and Matthias Fritsch, you will get to know the character of the largest long distance triathlon in the world, recce the courses past and present and experience that pure Challenge feeling! More information about the camp and registration can be found here.


The camp is complimented by our official Kick-Off Day, which is open to all Challenge fans.

Official Kick-Off on 22 May with Get-Together on Saturday Evening (21 May):

The Kick-Off is open to all Challenge fans and is free of charge.

The Kick-Off begins on the evening of 21 May at Rothsee. From 6:00pm you have the chance to test wetsuits from our partner, blueseventy, and round off the evening with a casual get-together.

As a highlight of the evening, sports scientist Eike Zywietz will give a talk on adapting your technique to open water and how you can best prepare yourself for this challenge in the pool. A wetsuit can make many things easier and more comfortable. You will find out what you should look for when buying and what advantages - in addition to protection against the cold - a wetsuit offers you.

On Sunday 22 May the traditional bike course recce takes place. We will ride a lap together on the original 2022 bike course. As in the past, the trip is organised by Matthias Fritsch and the Professional Endurance Team. Even though the recce is free, we ask that you register in order to enable us to plan for the right amount of people. Please register here.

The ride starts at 9:00am. The meeting point is at Transition Zone 2 (Park and Ride-Parpklatz exit B2, Hilpoltsteiner Straße, Roth).

Afterwards you have the opportunity to run about 12 km of the marathon course together. Our running partner, Newton Running, will be there with a stand so you can trial the right long distance shoe for you.

We are happy to finally be able to welcome you again and hope you enjoy the Training Camp and our Kick-Off.



Download the GPS-File of the bike course of DATEV Challenge Roth powered by hep 2022

Bike course DATEV Challenge Roth powered by hep 2022 (66.7 KiB)

Download the GPS-File of the run course of DATEV Challenge Roth powered by hep. (11.8 KiB)