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About Tani (Tanja) Hacker
Without a big adventure race there was definiately something missing here in Austria. All the beautiful mountains and lakes are a perfect playground for adventure racing. So i decided to organize the inaugural Austrian Extrme Bike Race. Here we go. Enjoy!
Tani (Tanja) Hacker
2800 km, 57000 vm. Designed by Austrian adventure racer Tanja Hacker
unsupported or supported
start and finish in Graz, the home of Cycling in Austria
Part 5. Salzkammergut
Part 1: Styria & Korlpe
Part 2 Crossing Carinthia/ Großglockner
Part 3: Gerlospass
Part 4: Obertauern, Hochkönig, Wildschönau
Part 6: Grazer Bergland
Route part 1 highlights: Südsteirische Weinstrasse, Soboth- St. Lorenzen, Koralpe, Weinebene, Hebalm, Gaberl Altes Almhaus, Salzstigel/Hirschegger Sattel ,Pack, Soboth- St. Lorenzen, Koralpe, Weinebene, Hebalm, Gaberl Altes Almhaus, Salzstigel/Hirschegger Sattel ,Pack.
Route part 2 highlights: Klippitztörl, the famous Nockbergen Hochalpenstrasse, Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse with Kaiser Franz-Josefs-Höhe with its beautiful glacier, Hochtor, Fuscherl Törl, finishing at Edelweiss Spitze.
Route part 3 highlights: Großglockner Hochalpenstraße downhill, Hochkrimmel waterfalls, Gerlos Pass
Route part 4 highlights: Wildschönau, the Hochkönig climbs, Obertauern , Turracher Höhe and again Nockberge (a different direction.) Finishing at the picturesque Prebersee.
Route part 5 highlights: Salzkammergut with all the stunning lakes. Postalm, Sölkpass, Pyrnpass, Präbichl, Seeberg,the church in Mariazell.
Route part 6 highlights: Josefberg/Annaberg, the National Park Gesäuse,, Preiner Gescheid, Pfaffensattel, Wenigzell with the Toter Mann myth, Sommeralm, Rechberg, Teichalm, Schöckl. The last hill is Eidexberg.
Route part 7 highlights: Kühtai, Schloß Kronburg Gravel, Arlberg, Flexenpass, Außerfern, Garmisch (Germany), Seefeld, Ganalm, Walder Alm & Hinterhornalm Gravel, Achensee, Steinberg an der Rofan Gravel
Part 7: Kühtai, Arlberg/ Flexenpass, Ganalm Gravel
Registration is open for all cyclists,solo or pair, older than 18 from mid September 2021 to end of July 2022 (If trafel restrictions keep you from coming to Austria, you are in for one of the following years):
350 Euro until 31.7.2022 23:59
250 Euro for those coming back (same cap number)
COVID 19 update coming early this summer. Currently masks are mandatory in Austria in public space.
Halfway Point Wörgel
sponsored by tubolito
Abenteuer und Bergsportklub Graz
Abenteuer und Bergsportklub Graz
Liebenauer Haupstraße 77
8041 Graz; Österreich
Inquiry 2022 starts September 26th! Adventurers interested in racing here may drop us a line with their best cycling stories (experience) and what your expectations are. We´d love hearing from you!
Austria. The heart of Europe.
70 percent of the landscape are mountains, that is why sometimes Austria is being called republic of the alps.
Vienna is the captial, always worth a visit. so are the big cities Salzburg, Innsbruck and Graz.
8,9 milllion inhabitants. Most Austrians have family in other European countries or are coming from somewhere else, multi cultural society is very common in cities, in rural Austria it exactly the opposite.
Language is Austrian German with a variety of accents. English is the first second language.
President is Alexander Van der Bellen, chancellor Sebastian Kurz
Unofficial national anthem: I´m from Austria by Reinhard Fendrich https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO0QmmnuKtQ
Unofficial Styrian anthem: Steiermark by Gert Steinbäcker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMFs5ewlDJc
Austrian road facts:
2.185 km motorways and highways
9.959 km mainroads, Bundesstraßen B (früher Bundesstraßen)
23.680 km rural roads, Landesstraßen L
78.766 km local side roads, Gemeindestraßen
114.590 km Summe
unknown number of gravel and private roads
Südsteirische Weinstraße. From the first highlight of the race you can see the last one (Schöckl) through the green heart that is standing for the state Styria.