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Vorau – Masenberg Mountainbike Tour

On the MTB trail "The Grand Jogl" you can also complete a short tour up the Masenberg. The starting point is the URKRAFT Arena in Vorau in the Joglland - Waldheimat region.

Starting from the URKRAFT Arena, the route leads to the local mountain of Vorau, the 1261-metre-high Masenberg. Along the route there are also great viewing opportunities, such as the Erzherzog Johann Höhe, and places to stop for refreshments. The panorama at the summit is also well worth seeing.

On this tour you follow the signs of the cycle route "The Grand Jogl", which covers the entire Joglland - Waldheimat region over 187 kilometres. Here you are on a section of it. This is a stretch tour, so the way back from the Masenberg to the starting point is via the same route as the ascent.


Characteristics

Skill
Fitness

Best season

January
February
March
November
December

The tour in numbers

medium
Level of difficulty
18,4 km
Route
2:45 h
Time
693 hm
Uphill
713 hm
Downhill
1261 m
Highest point

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More information

About Vienna: Take the A2 – Südautobahn to the Friedberg/Pinggau exit. Then via Dechantskirchen and Bruck/Lafnitz to Vorau or: Via the A2 - Südautobahn and the S6 Semmering expressway to Krieglach. From there via the Alpl to the Joglland - Waldheimat region. From Graz: Via the B72 to Weiz and further to Birkfeld in the Joglland - Waldheimat region Route planner for your journey

We start the tour at the URKRAFT Arena - the leisure & sports centre in Vorau. There is a large car park, public toilets, a café and you can test your balance in the movement park. From the Urkraft Arena we drive along Lindenallee towards the monastery and turn right before the monastery gate down towards Schafleiten and Brühl. We drive over the Brühl and turn right and drive up Amtmannweg to the Erzherzog Johann Höhe. The Erzherzog Johann Höhe is a viewing platform with binoculars where we enjoy a wonderful all-round view of the region. We take the turnoff to the Erzherzog Johann Höhe and turn left off the main trail. The main path leads us past the Gasthof Erzherzog Johann Höhe - Kagerwirt to the main road, which we follow uphill. The next turn is to the right and we are directly in front of the forest road that leads us up to the Masenberg. Once we reach the top, a fantastic view awaits us, as well as the Olmstoll and the Kernstockhütte for food and drink.

Also take time at the URKRAFT Arena to try out the Pump Track or the Movement Park!

Timetables and travel information can be found at Österreichische Bundesbahnen (ÖBB) or at Verkehrsauskunft Verbundlinie. For local transportation we recommend the SAM-Sammeltaxi Oststeiermark.
Parking spaces are available at the stated starting point, the URKRAFT Arena.
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

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What the weather will be like

Vorau (675m)

Morning
very sunny
20°C
5%
5 km/h
Noon
cloudy
25°C
40%
5 km/h
Night
cloudy
23°C
50%
5 km/h
Fair in the early morning, later variable with frequent showers.
Morning
sunny
21°C
5%
5 km/h
Noon
sunny
29°C
5%
10 km/h
Night
very sunny
26°C
5%
5 km/h
Early clouds will clear to leave the region with a dry and sunny day.
16.07.2024
very sunny
17°C 31°C
17.07.2024
very sunny
16°C 29°C
18.07.2024
sunny
16°C 30°C

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