Unfortunately, the current pandemic rules prohibit organizing an event of this size.
Currently (as of 21.9.2020), private events are permitted in Austria up to a maximum of 10 people indoors and up to 50 people outdoors. From 50/100 persons on, you need an officially approved concept, a COVID-19 commissioner etc.
Of course we support the pandemic measures!
By the way, even an appointment for a private gathering can be interpreted as "organizing an event".
Should such an illegal "event" then go wrong and to the media, it would be a great damage for the whole region.
Resulting from travel restrictions and quarantine rules there would be many cancellations at short notice.
Therefore we have to cancel the Tauerntreffen 2021.
No date, no invitations
No camping permit (camping is then illegal)
No mobile toilet
No open toll gate
No stickers, patches etc.
No access to the Edelrautehütte except for guests
Nevertheless, the Edelrautehütte is looking forward to your visit, after all it is a public place and offers accomodation and meals and drinks anyway. Overnight stays are also possible within the framework of the regulations. You only have to make your own room/bed reservation.
You can also drive around, cook outside etc., just not everybody at the same time, and without the camping aspect.
For those who don't want to stay in the Edelrautehütte inn, the workshop dormitory is available for you all winter.
It is unheated and well ventilated. Reservations, occupancy are organized by the Edelrautehütte.
Stay safe, take care, we hope to be back for a Tauerntreffen 2022.
In normal times we are be pleased to invite a fine selection of winter motorcycling
enthusiasts to our meeting.
For taking part, you technically have to do the following:
By end of January, drive to the middle of the Austrian province Styria.
Then handle a mountain pass with a 16% maximum uphill grade, plus the following private toll road up to the inn - this is another 5 km mountain road, being a popular sledging track for local people.
Depending on the weather the track may be icy, full of tyre tracks or some deep snow sections.
In our experience, snow chains or a powered side car will help. Some people did it with good winter tires only - but they definitely knew how to drive :)
Please do not expect a perfectly prepared snow road - this only may be there on Thursday or maybe Friday. We had people riding home because they could not make it up the toll road - despite they had studs and winter tyres. Others have burned their clutch - they had new Staudacher chains but not enough riding skills to get into first gear full speed.
The toll road is long and steep, and not for first-timers - even if some people make it look very easy to ride up.
Without proper tried and tested winter equipment and some practise your long trip to the Steiermark may end in disaster. We even had people break their shoulder or ribs when falling over.
Improvised snow chains or traction aids are just that. They may keep up a few hundert meters, then slip around your tyres and damage something. Ropes do not grip on ice.
We may be able to give you and your luggage a ride up, your vehicle will have to stay down there.
It is all about winter riding, talking motorbike stuff, and enjoying the great landscape around. There is no extra entertainment, music, fireworks or such. But there will be lots of breathtaking surroundings..
All participants are required to behave as guests (we are, really) in a civilized way.
Our meeting place is right in the Austrian Central Alps region, close to the tree line. There is a fair chance of having snowy conditions.
It is possible to camp, if you do choose not to sleep indoors. But due to the alpine setting this is only for experienced winter campers with the right equipment and spirit.
There should be trips on Friday and Saturday. Details are provided on site.
This is a private meeting, and we assume no liability for whatsoever. Participation is at one's own risk. No drunk driving
The Organization Team wants to have fun too. So we will take part in our own meeting, and try to reduce additional duties as much as possible.
On top of the page, earlier Tauerntreffen rallyes are linked by their year. Reload the page (on a Windows Computer, press F5) if you can not see all years.
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