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The Grand Jogl Tour – version 1: via Miesenbach

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  • Radtour "Der große Jogl"
    Radtour "Der große Jogl"
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The "Grand Jogl Tour" touring mountain bike route encompasses every municipality of the Joglland-Waldheimat region, showcasing its rich variety and the loveliest spots.
Distance 187.2 km
24:00 h
5,244 m
5,244 m
1,743 m
545 m
"The Grand Jogl Tour" takes the cyclist along a wide variety of paths, roads and trails around the Joglland-Waldheimat region. Many beauty spots, such as the Hochwechsel and the Masenberg peaks, stand out for the wonderful views they offer, while other attractions, such as the Trail Land bike park (version 1), offer that special extra something for bikers. There is also an abundance of welcoming mountain huts and quaint guesthouses; the certified bed & bike accommodation establishments along the route are ideal places to spend the night on this multi-day tour. This tour is ideal for all cyclists as it can be divided into stages (from two to four days), while the seasoned mountain biker may be able to complete the 200-km route with a 5600-metres elevation gain in a day.

Version 2 of "The Grand Jogl Tour" leads from the Toter Mann junction via the Wildwiese pasture to the next connection point, the former Kreuzwirt guesthouse.

Author’s recommendation

Take your time on this tour and discover the stunning vantage points, excursion destinations and welcoming eateries along the way in the Joglland-Waldheimat region!
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Update: November 07, 2022
Highest point
Hochwechsel, 1,743 m
Lowest point
545 m
Best time of year

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Safety information

Emergency rescue: 144

Fair play rules for mountain biking:

  • Pedestrians have the right of way: show consideration for pedestrians and hikers
  • Respect the countryside: do not make noise or leave litter
  • Only ride on paths: do not leave signposted roads and paths
  • Ride attentively: do not ride too fast and be ready to brake
  • Always wear a helmet: even when riding uphill
  • Respect rules: observe the highway code and riding bans
  • Grazing livestock: approach at walking pace and close gates
  • Only use properly maintained mountain bikes: check regularly
  • Carry an emergency kit: including a repair set and first aid materials
  • Correct assessment of own abilities: fitness and riding technique

The route is ridden at the cyclist’s own risk!

Please ensure that opening times are adhered to: from 1 April until 1 November: from 1 hour after sunrise to 1 hour before sunset

Tips and hints

Tourism Association East Styria

Office Joglland - Waldheimat

8255 St. Jakob im Walde

church quarter 24

Tel.: +43 3336 20255






Vorau Abbey car park (691 m)
47.401683, 15.888147
47°24'06.1"N 15°53'17.3"E
33T 567013 5250185
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Vorau Abbey car park

Turn-by-turn directions

Stage 1: Vorau - St. Jakob im Walde   
  • We start at the Augustiner Chorherrenstift in Vorau and drive in the direction of the Makrtzentrum.   
  • We cross the main road and follow the "Dörflweg".   
  • After approx. 2 km we turn into a piece of forest   
  • We follow this path until we reach an asphalt road   
  • The asphalt road leads us to Waldbach-Mönichwald   
  • We continue in the direction of the Hochwechsellifts   
  • We pass the Hotel Schwengerer   
  • We go on and on until we reach the Hochwechsel   
  • Via the Rabl-Kreuz hut we drive to the Arzberg hut


Stage 2: St. Jakob im Walde - Fischbach   

  • We start in St. Jakob im Walde to Rettenegg   
  • We follow the main road for a short distance   
  • Before we turn into Rettenegg, we continue to Ratten.   
  • In Ratten we make a detour to the Pretul mountain   
  • We stay on the main route and drive to St. Kahtrein am Hauenstein   
  • In the mining village we turn right to the Roseggerhof farm.   
  • At Roseggerhof we come to Alpl, where we turn right   
  • At the crossing of the Schlagbauer we drive in the direction of Waldtoni-Alm   
  • From there a path leads to Fischbach


Stage 3: Fischbach - Wenigzell   

  • From Fischbach we drive to Birkfeld   
  • From Birkfeld we ride on the Feistritztalradweg R8 for approx. 4 km and turn right to Strallegg   
  • We pass by the village center to the Skilift   
  • After the snack station Posch we keep to the right and cycle in the direction of Wenigzell.


4th stage: Wenigzell - Vorau

  • We start in Wenigzell and pass the church to the crossing "Toter Mann".
  • Now there are two possibilities:
    • 1. we drive to the wild meadow
    • 2. we drive leisurely through the center of Miesenbach.
  • Now we continue to the schloffereck
  • From the Schloffereck we drive to the Gasthof Kreuzwirt
  • From there we continue to the Masenberg
  • Now we drive via Puchegg back to Vorau


Variant 1: via Miesenbach we have now completed about 180 kilometers and 5200 meters of altitude.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

For comprehensive information visit www.oebb.at or www.busbahnbim.at

Getting there

From Vienna:

Via the A2 Südautobahn motorway to the Friedberg/Pinggau exit. Then travel via Dechantskirchen and Bruck/Lafnitz towards Vorau and the other municipalities in the region.


Via the A2 Südautobahn motorway and the S6 Semmering dual carriageway to Krieglach. From here continue via Alpl into the Joglland-Waldheimat region.


From Graz:

Via the B72 to Weiz and on to Birkfeld in the Joglland-Waldheimat region.


Route planner for your journey


There are parking spaces at the starting point by Vorau Abbey. In Vorau there are also large car parks at the URKRAFT Arena leisure centre and the swimming pool.

There are also plenty of parking facilities if you start your tour in another municipality in the Joglland-Waldheimat region.


47.401683, 15.888147
47°24'06.1"N 15°53'17.3"E
33T 567013 5250185
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

"The Grand Jogl Tour” overview map: available from the Joglland-Waldheimat tourism association: Tel.: +43 3336 20255


The correct cycle for this tour is a mountain bike. Racing cycles are not recommended.

Breakdowns can occur – but rarely by a service station: so it is always a good idea to carry basic tools and accessories! These include a replacement inner tube and/or puncture repair materials, an adjustable spanner, a pump, brake and gear cables and a screwdriver.

Basic equipment includes appropriate footwear, clothing which can be layered and a rucksack.

Take along sufficient food and drink – there aren’t always catering facilities en route.

Questions and answers

Question from chris foehre · January 23, 2023 · Community
Hallo! Wie hoch ist der "Asphalt Anteil " auf der gesamten "Mountainbike" Runde "Großer Jogel"? Vielen Dank im Voraus Christian Wörister
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Answered by Albert Köck · January 23, 2023 · Community
hallo Christian, der Grossteil der Strecke führt über (befestigte) Forststrassen/Wege Asphaltstrecken sind naturgemäss bei den Ortsdurchfahrten bzw. Ortsnähe.
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24:00 h
5,244 m
5,244 m
Highest point
1,743 m
Lowest point
545 m
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