Arguably the most famous offroad motorcycle race in the world, Erzbergrodeo Red Bull Hare Scramble attracts up to 1,800 competitors annually to the historic mining town of Eisenerz in Austria. For two days riders blast their way up gravely fire roads of the Erzberg mine hoping to be among the 500 fastest qualifiers for Sunday’s Red Bull Hare Scramble. Known as the world’s toughest single day enduro, 35 kilometres of treacherous terrain of boulder gardens and forestry climbs await the riders with only the bravest few reaching the finish line.
Eisenerz is a market place and old mining town in the Austrian state of Styria, 68 mi. N.W. of Graz by rail. Pop. 6,400. It is situated in the deep Erzbach Valley, dominated on the east by the Pfaffenstein 1871m, on the west by the Kaiserschild 2084m, and on the south by the Erzberg 1465m. It has an interesting example of a medieval fortified church, a Gothic edifice founded by Rudolph of Habsburg in the 13th century and rebuilt in the 16th. At the turn of the past century the Erzberg furnished such rich ore that it was quarried in the open air like stone, in the summer months. There is documentary evidence of the mines having been worked as far back as the 12th century. They afforded employment to two or three thousand hands in summer and about half as many in winter, and yielded some 800,000 tons of iron per annum.
Visitor arrival is only possible trough the “Schaubergwerk” entry (follow the signs from the main road through Eisenerz).
Address: Erzberg 1, A-8790 Eisenerz
Each visitor (aged 14 years and up) has to purchase a visitor entry ticket (prices according to pricelist).
Visitors who visit the Erzbergrodeo on their motorcycle have to park their motorcycle at the respective parking area. Motorcycle parking at the Erzbergrodeo is free of charge.
To enter the Erzbergrodeo with your car, you have to purchase a separate car parking ticket (prices see below). Car parking is only permitted at the respective spectator parking area according to the official signposting.
Opening hours box office: Thursday – Saturday 7am – 10pm
Sunday 7 – 12 pm
Car parking is available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.
Car parking ticket prices:
1 day parking EUR 10,-
4 days parking EUR 25,-
Camping at the Erzberg
To camp or to park your car over night, you need to purchase a seperate overnight parking ticket (prices see below). Overnight parking is only permitted at the respective overnight parking area according to the official signposting.
The Overnight Parking Ticket is available at the Cash Desk to purchase and is valid for 4 days.
Overnight parking ticket price
Overnight parking fee per vehicle ( max. 4 Pax) EUR 60,-
Parking tickets have to be displayed visibly inside your car’s front window.
The Erzbergrodeo offers a free shuttle-bus service for all spectators to get from the spectator parking areas directly into the Erzbergrodeo-Arena.
IMPORTANT NOTES FOR VISITORS:
To take your motorcycle inside the Erzbergrodeo area is strictly prohibited.
Cars/trucks which carry motorcycles are not allowed to enter the Erzbergrodeo area
To enter/exit the Erzbergrodeo area is only permitted at the respective roads according to the official signposting
Maximum driving speed for all vehicles is 15 km/h at the whole Erzbergrodeo area
Vehicles parked outside the respective parking areas and/or vehicles without a valid parking ticket will be towed away at license holder’s costs.
PLEASE NOTE that you are entering an active mining area! Please observe the Erzbergrodeo Safety Rules for your own safety. You can find the Safety Rules inside the official program brochure and on the info screens inside the Erzbergrodeo Arena
Due to heavy traffic on Sunday – please expect delays during arrival and departure