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The great Jogl - Stage 2: St. Jakob im Walde - Fischbach

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  • "Der große Jogl" in St. Jakob im Walde
    "Der große Jogl" in St. Jakob im Walde
    Photo: Bernhard Bergmann, Oststeiermark Tourismus
The second stage of the touring mountain bike route "Der große Jogl" in the Joglland - Waldheimat region leads from St. Jakob im walde to the northernmost municipality of eastern Styria, Fischbach.
Distance 57.5 km
6:00 h
1,619 m
1,765 m
1,588 m
744 m
The stage starting point St. Jakob im Walde is also a flower road community and winter sports resort. The family ski mountain and the Joglland cross-country ski trail offer the best training opportunities in winter. Via Rettenegg and Ratten the tour continues to the Pretul, the second highest peak of the "Großer Jogl". The tour continues to Peter Rosegger's forest home, more precisely to St. Kathrein am Hauenstein with his favorite church. You then drive over the Alpl to the stage destination Fischbach. Fischbach is also a Flower Road community, but also a high altitude health resort and Easter bunny village.

A special service along the tour "Der große Jogl" is the luggage transport - just cycle carefree, without annoying extra luggage. While you are on the way, your luggage will be brought to your next stage destination (by 17:00 at the latest).

Author’s recommendation

Particularly worth seeing is the summit of the Pretul with the Peter-Bergner Warte and the view of the numerous impressive wind turbines in the region.
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Update: June 06, 2023
Highest point
Roseggerhaus auf der Pretul, 1,588 m
Lowest point
744 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 59.14%Dirt road 13.12%Forested/wild trail 12.92%Path 0.18%Road 13.57%Unknown 1.04%
34 km
Dirt road
7.5 km
Forested/wild trail
7.4 km
0.1 km
7.8 km
0.6 km
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Rest stops

Wiaz´Haus Orthofer
Forellengasthof Joglland
Gasthof - Pension Roseggerhof
Gasthof Zum Forsthaus
Fischbacherhof, Fam. Zink
Kirchenwirt Fischbach
Dorfhotel Fasching

Safety information

Emergency call: 144

Fair Play Rules for Mountain Biking:   

  • Pedestrians have priority: show consideration for pedestrians and hikers   
  • Respect for nature: Avoid noise and garbage   
  • Ride only on trails: Never ride off marked roads and trails.   
  • Ride on sight: Control speed and ride ready to brake   
  • Never ride without a helmet: even uphill   
  • Observe rules: Observe road traffic regulations and driving bans   
  • Pasture cattle: approach at walking pace and close pasture gates   
  • Use only technically perfect mountain bikes: check them regularly   
  • Take an emergency kit with you: Take a repair kit and bandages with you   
  • Correct self-assessment: condition and riding technique

The use of the trail is at your own risk!

Please respect the opening hours: From 01 April to 01 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



Sankt jakob im Walde (1,138 m)
47.479492, 15.750300
47°28'46.2"N 15°45'01.1"E
33T 556529 5258723



Turn-by-turn directions

  • We start in St. Jakob im Walde
  • We drive along the cross-country trail to Gasthof Orthofer
  • At the Orthofer Inn we drive downhill for a while until we reach the next hairpin bend.
  • Here we turn right onto a gravel road
  • Follow the road until you reach the L407 in the direction of Rettenegg.
  • There we cross the Feistritz river and follow it on the left side
  • After about 4,5 km we are in the district Wasserstatt, where we turn right
  • We turn back into the center of Rettenegg and turn right into a small street after the Gasthaus Simml.
  • After about 100 m we turn right again
  • We follow this road until we reach Ratten
  • At the crossroad to the toll road we drive up to the Pretul mountain
  • From the top we take the toll road back down to the Eichtinger snack station.
  • We follow the road downhill for about 2 km
  • At the next crossing we turn right in the direction of St. Kathrein am Hauenstein
  • We follow this road until we reach the mining area
  • At the second crossing we turn right into Zeiler Weg
  • We continue until we reach the Roseggerhof inn
  • We turn right onto the federal road B72
  • We follow the road for about 1 km, where we then turn off in the direction of Schlagobersbauer
  • Then we turn left twice onto the gravel road
  • We follow the road until we reach the Waldtoni hut
  • Here we go downhill to Fischbach
  • We pass the Dissauer chapel as well as the Ägydius chapel
  • Now we are again at the village square of Fischbach

Public transport

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By road

Von Wien:

Über die A2 – Südautobahn bis zur Abfahrt Friedberg/Pinggau. Danach über Dechantskirchen und Bruck/Lafnitz nach St. Jakob im Walde


Über die A2 - Südautobahn und die S6 Semmering Schnellstraße nach Krieglach. Von dort über das Alpl in die Region Joglland - Waldheimat.

Von Graz:

Über die B72 nach Weiz und weiter nach Birkfeld in die Region Joglland - Waldheimat

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47.479492, 15.750300
47°28'46.2"N 15°45'01.1"E
33T 556529 5258723
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Übersichtskarte "Der große Jogl": Beim Tourismusverband Joglland - Waldheimat unter oder unter +43 33336 20255 anfordern


The right bike for this tour is a mountain bike. Road bikes are not recommended.

Breakdowns can happen - but rarely at the door of a service station: a basic equipment of tools and accessories therefore never hurts! Spare tube and/or repair kit, universal wrench, air pump, brake and shift cable and a screwdriver can never hurt.

Suitable footwear, clothing in the "onion principle" and a backpack belong to the basic equipment.

Take enough to drink and eat with you - not everywhere there are refreshment stops.

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57.5 km
6:00 h
1,619 m
1,765 m
Highest point
1,588 m
Lowest point
744 m
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