The royal stage of your bicycle tourThe Grossglockner High Alpine Road is a dream tour for many bicyclists and mountain bikers. The ambitious route combines the athletic challenge with stunning views of the surrounding mountains and of course the Grossglockner. It’s best to plan two tours: one to cycle and one to take in the scenery, otherwise you may overlook a number of wayfarers such as the alpine roses or marmots.
A number of different routes lead up the Grossglockner High Alpine Road. The most popular stretches include:
- The timed “King of the Glockner Route” from Ferleiten (1,145 m) to the Fuscher Törl (Fusch Gate) (2,428 m) – before 9:00 a.m. and after 3:00 p.m. only (1,283 m difference in altitude over a length of 12.9 kilometers)
- A side trip to the Fuscher Törl on the Edelweiss Peak (2,571 m) - (another 143 m difference in altitude)
- The route from Ferleiten (1,145 m) to Kaiser Franz Josef Höhe (2,369 m) - (2,035 m difference in altitude on a total length of 34.2 kilometers)
- The route from Heiligenblut (1,301 m) to Kaiser Franz Josef Höhe (2,369 m) - (1,068 m difference in altitude on a length of 16.5 kilometers).
Keep in mind that weather conditions can change rapidly in the mountains. Be sure to dress appropriately: snow is not uncommon during the summer months. It is also recommended to take safety equipment and wear a helmet.