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Elemental Force Round, Vorau

The Elemental-Force-Round is a challenging circular tour and leads to the Masenberg in Vorau in the Joglland - Waldheimat region. Many refreshment stops and vantage points with magnificent views round off the route.

The Masenberg is the local mountain of the municipality of Vorau. Starting from the URKRAFT Arena, the Urkraftrunde leads via Vornholz to the summit, which lies between Pöllauberg and Vorau. Via Puchegg the tour leads back to the market town of Vorau. A section of it also leads on the tour "Der große Jogl". Both at the Masenberg and at the Erzherzog Johann Höhe, it is recommended to take a short break to enjoy the fantastic view of the surrounding communities.

This tour is only signposted "Urkraftrunde" if it does not follow the tour "The Grand Jogl". Otherwise, follow the signs for "The Grand Jogl".

Characteristics

Skill
Fitness

Best season

January
February
March
November
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
27,1 km
Route
3:15 h
Time
741 hm
Uphill
741 hm
Downhill
1261 m
Highest point

Map & downloads

More information

By car:

  • Via the A2 from Vienna to the Pinggau exit; approx. 23 km via Rohrbach a.d. Lafnitz to the starting point.
  • Via the A2 from Graz to the Hartberg exit; approx. 30 km via Rohrbach a.d. Lafnitz to the starting point.
  • Via the S6 to the Krieglach exit; approx. 40 km via St. Kathrein a.H. and Wenigzell to the starting point.


Detailed information on how to get here can be found here.

  • We ride along the Lindenallee towards the traffic circle and are led into the Vornholz district
  • On roads with little traffic, we reach the main road, which we cross and continue along field and forest paths to the Zissertaverne inn
  • In this section, it is worth stopping for refreshments so that you can tackle the ascent with renewed energy
  • Once you reach the Masenberg, you are rewarded with a fantastic panoramic view
  • The “Der große Jogl” route takes us down the mountain, past the “Erzherzog Johann Höhe” viewpoint (tip: detour to the Joglland E-Trial Park) and back to the starting point

The sports centre, the URKRAFT Arena, offers a wide range of possibilities - from the pump track, to a motor skills park, to the bouldering hall.

Timetables and travel information can be found at Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB) or at Verkehrsauskunft Verbundlinie.
For local transportation we recommend the SAM-Sammeltaxi Oststeiermark.
 
Please note whether you are allowed to take your bike with you if you are traveling by public transport!
Vorau, URKRAFT Arena (free)
You can find information about the region, places to stop and stay overnight, excursion destinations, etc. here:

Eastern Styria Tourism Association

Joglland-Waldheimat office

8255 St. Jakob im Walde

Tel.: 03336/20255

Joglland-Waldheimat

Eastern Styria

current weather

Mobility Eastern Styria with shared taxi SAM

Regio Bus

Radkarte Vorau: erhältlich bei der Tourismusinfo Vorau unter +43 3337 2508

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What the weather will be like

Pöllauberg (751m)

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Night
very sunny
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Some clouds in the morning, lateron much sunshine and hardly any clouds
Morning
very sunny
21°C
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Noon
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25°C
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Night
cloudy
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Mostly sunny throughout the day with a chance of showers towards evening.
23.07.2024
cloudy
17°C 25°C
24.07.2024
sunny
14°C 22°C
25.07.2024
very sunny
13°C 21°C

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