Welcome to your new 24-Hour Burgenland Extreme Tour 2017!
Your adventure around Lake Neusiedl continues.
The 6th edition of the 24-Hour Burgenland Extreme Tour starts on Friday
27th January 2017 – with three start locations and in a new form. You can choose between 3 trails, and for the first time this year, you can also experience the adventure with your bike.
The whole round, which is also the 24-Hour Extreme Tour’s legendary original route. Crossing borders for border crossers, its 120 wintry kilometers make this trail a borderline experience and a pure adventure. From Oggau to Oggau – all the way to pleasant exhaustion.
Distance: 120 KM WALKING / RUNNING
Start location: OGGAU
Start time: 4:30 a.m.
Finish location: OGGAU
From the old end to a new beginning. During the Tours of the last years, many participants unfortunately had to end their adventure in Apetlon. In 2017, it is now possible to start in Apetlon or continue last year’s trail from here. From Apetlon to Oggau – 60 nice final kilometers that many of last year's participants have been eagerly waiting for.
Distance: 60 KM WALKING / RUNNING
Start location: APETLON
Start time: 11:00 a.m.
Finish location: OGGAU
224 MEILEN LAKEMANIA TRAIL
With the 224-Mile Lakemania in Podersdorf, we are opening a new chapter in the extreme history of 24-H. 224 miles, 360 kilometers – or simply three times around Lake Neusiedl. All we are saying is: Lake – Like – Bike. For everyone who wants to make their spokes glow in the winter too!
Distance: 360 KM (224 miles) CYCLING
Start location: Podersdorf
Start time: 6:30 a.m.
Finish location: Podersdorf
"Movement instead of “frenetic standstill*“
* Paul Virilio
Walking, running or cycling around Lake Neusiedl in the winter is a long, far and real adventure journey that requires genuine courage and genuine strength. The route through the unique UNESCO World Heritage Site Fertö-Lake Neusiedl consists of authentic pictures with an endless number of tactile and acoustic impressions. The grounds are hard and sometimes soft and mushy; at night, you can hear things you would rather hear than see; when it is cold, you are really freezing, and it can really snow as well, or hail. And rain. Sometimes – like during the 2015 Tour – all of this happens at the same time. The Tour is no video game with ten lives. There’s no intervention by superheroes who will lift you to the next level. The last Tour saw 1800 people hit the trail. Not all of them made it to the finishing line – but all of them reached their goal and talked about magical moments.
The 24-Hour Burgenland Extreme Tour can be a way for you to take the first step – towards a more active life of movement. Starting to move again is a far greater challenge than the Tour itself. It is up to you to dare a new beginning.
And if you go all this distance to be close to yourself again, then please
only do this for yourself. Make the trail your own path!
Remember your strengths and believe in your abilities. All the while, take good care of yourself and everyone else who shares the trail with you.
We are extremely looking forward to the adventure ahead with you, you, and especially with you.
LIVE LOVE MOVE
Michael, Tobias and Josef
You can find all additional information around the 2017 Tour – provisions, packing list, shuttle services, etc. – on the FAQ pages.
The following notice can also be found there. But we are also posting it here, because it is doubly important to us!
No matter which trail you choose – Original Trail, Final Trail or 224-Mile Lakemania – you walk, you run and you cycle at your own speed and as long as your legs will carry you and your head is willing – and, of course, no further than the distance that is specified for the respective trail. You don't “have to” walk from Oggau to Oggau, you don’t “have to” cycle around the lake three times... These are just commonly set goals that provide you with the security of being on a supervised route and that help us take good and safe care of you.