Großglockner Hochalpenstrasse

Road Cycling Highlight

Recommended by 24 out of 24 road cyclists


  • Stephanie

    A hard but rewarding piece of work is the pass road past the highest mountain in Austria for cyclists. It leads through several vegetation zones - from the mountain meadow to the eternal ice. The classic route leads from Bruck (755 m) in the north to Heiligenblut (1301 m) or Winklern (965 m) in the south. In between you can reach the 2504 m altitude with a great view of the Alps. From here it is only and the collected altitude will be converted directly into speed and joy.

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    • 25/08/2016

  • Reinhold Kalteis-Gamerith

    The best way to start this tour is at 7 o'clock in Ferleiten, so you have the first 1000 meters in the cool shade and almost car-free. The giant flanks of the wiesbachhorn group on the opposite side of the valley are already shining in the bright sunshine and warm the heart! The driveway ends ideally at the Edelweiss hut at 2571m with a (Radler) - beer, a (kaspressknödel-) soup and an overwhelming
    360-degree panorama.
    If you can not get enough, you can go further: to the high gate or even to Franz Joseph's height. From my own experience, I warn but before the return trip: the sun then bangs exactly on the steep slopes, and the car traffic has just reached its peak!

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    • 05/09/2017

  • Matzel

    If you want to see the Grossglockner, then you have to turn on the glacier road and drive to the Kaiser-Franz-Josef Höhe.

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    • 17/12/2016

  • Ciclosofista

    The ascent on the Grossglockner (with road bike and luggage) was the biggest challenge of my tours, together with those of the Stilfserjoch and the Col Agnel

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    • 14/02/2017

  • Martin

    Great view overlooking the Glockner massif

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    • 09/05/2016

  • Markus

    Stunning scenery, great climb and downhill

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    • 18/06/2018

  • Björn

    A fantastic panoama. And cranked almost endless appear.

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    • 15/08/2017

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Best Rides to or Past the Highlight ‘Großglockner Hochalpenstrasse’

Location: around Fusch an der Großglocknerstraße, Zell am See, Salzburg, Austria

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