“Lap of the Grossglockner, detour into Italy” is a motorcycle ride through Tyrol, Carinthia and Salzburg, Austria.
May 27, 2010
ride visits Amlach, Lienz, Tristach, Reinthal, Winklern, Heiligenblut and 9 other places.
  • Amlach

    at 1km
  • Lienz, Ost-Tirol

    at 1km
  • Tristach

    at 3km
  • Entering Carinthia

  • Reinthal

    at 18km
  • Winklern

    at 18km
  • Heiligenblut

    at 40km
  • Commence the famous Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse, pay toll.

  • Winkl

    at 48km
  • Franz-Josefshöhe

    at 62km
  • Take the detour, not to bother if the weather is bad.

  • Hochtor

    at 67km
  • Enjoy the view. All the way downhill from here.

  • Entering Salzburg

  • Fusch an der Glocknerstraße

    at 79km
  • Bruck

    at 84km
  • Loads of interesting options to the East and North, but lets stick to the plan and head West.

  • Mittersill

    at 118km
  • Hook a left South towards the Felbertauern.

  • Tauer

    at 140km
  • Fast sweepers on this leg.

  • Entering Tyrol

  • Matrei

    at 152km
  • Worth a stop, coffee or whatever

  • Huben

    at 164km
  • Either continue to Liezen to complete the lap of the Grossglockner or, if you still feel strong, hook a right into the Defereggen.

  • Hopfgarten in Defereggen

    at 164km
  • Hopfgarten

    at 170km
  • STOP immediately at the TownLimits and buy excellent honey at Schneider's. The beehives are right behind the house and the bees roam in the forest up the hill. Local produce does not come more local than that.

  • Grosslerch

    at 170km
  • Sankt Veit in Defereggen

    at 174km
  • St Jakob

    at 184km
  • Mariahilf

    at 187km
  • Erlsbach

    at 192km
  • up the Stallersattel. Requires a bit of planning. The pass is a one way from the top, open from Austria South into Italy from the full hour till quarter past and the other way from Antholz in Italy north up into Austria from the half hour till quarter to.

  • Border

    at 199km
  • If you've missed your timing, stop for a coffee and the view. the shack next to the road will do. The lodge at the lake not worth the walk in biking gear.

  • Lake Antholz

    at 204km
  • Restaurant by the lake a good spot to have a coffe or lunch, specially the terrace in good weather. Mind the timing if you are heading back. Bit further on the Biathlon Stadium is worth a cursory look. Site of the annual world cup.

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