Welcome to your new 24-Hour Burgenland Extreme Tour 2019!
Your adventure around Lake Neusiedl continues. The 8th edition of the 24-Hour Burgenland Extreme Tour starts on Friday 25th January 2019! You can choose between 3 trails, and for the first time – in memory of the Fall of the Iron Curtain - you can start your adventure in Hungary.
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
Start location: OGGAU
Start time: 4:30 a.m.
Finish location: OGGAU
For those who do not dare the whole round in wintry conditions.
From Hegykö to Oggau - 80 fine kilometers in the heart of the World Heritage area Fertö-Neusiedler See.
Distance: 80 KM
Start location: HEGYKÖ
Start time: 07:30 a.m.
Finish location: Oggau
For all those who like to join the tour in a half way.
From Apetlon to Oggau – 60 final kilometers with all up and downs of the extreme winter-adventure.
Distance: 60 KM
Start location: APETLON
Start time: 09:30 a.m.
Finish location: OGGAU
"Movement instead of “frenetic standstill*“
* Paul Virilio
Walking or running 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 3500 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 und Josef
You can find all additional information around the 2019 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, Memorial or Final Trail – you walk and you run 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.
All trail distances 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.