Extras for motorcyclists

For motorcyclists the Grossglockner High Alpine road is a real ‘tour de luxe’: 48 km of total mountain pleasure, 36 silky bends, perfect turning radii and lots of extras for bikers make this motorbike route a unique experience. The zero point for this Alpine pass road is located in the centre of Bruck. From here, granite stones on the right edge of the road display the current kilometre reading. Turns and special sights have additional signposting with blue information boards. 

You get to enjoy lots of extras during your motorcycle tour on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road – from preferential check-in at the pay desks, to very well-equipped ‘Biker Points’. You can look forward to a fantastic ride and experiences that are beyond compare! 

Convenient ticket purchase at Fusch/Ferleiten pay point

To the right of the pay points is the ‘Information Point’. There you will get a brochure with detailed descriptions of motorbike tours, as well as suitable tickets. At busy periods an extra pay point is open for bikers.  The latest prices for motorcyclists & E-motorcyclists can be seen here!

Biker Points Edelweiss Spitze and Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe

Taking a detour from the main road to the car park at 2571 m, at Edelweiss Spitze is a special experience. Proceed via cobblestones here to reach the highest point of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road. The Biker Point guarantees a reserved ‘front row’ parking area, with views to 30 three-thousand metre mountains. Edelweisshütte welcomes bikers – so too do many of the other accommodation providers on the Alpine road – offering garages and even a repair service. There is another Biker Point on Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe. From here you get to enjoy an unrestricted view to the Grossglockner, Pasterze and Johannisberg.

Biker Safes: safe storage options for motorcyclists

At the Biker Point on Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe and at the southern end of the Hochtor Tunnel there are reserved closets with lockers for motorcyclists. You can securely store helmets, jackets and other items of equipment in these biker safes, while you head out on and stroll or visit an exhibition. 

Elliptical-shaped road markings for greater safety in the bends

Studies show that many motorcycle accidents on mountain roads occur because bikers also lean in to cut the bends and as a result collide with oncoming traffic, or come off making evasive manoeuvres. For that reason, elliptical-shaped road markings in various sizes are set out in blind left bends on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road. This ought to ensure riders keep attention levels high and therefore ensures greater safety. As well as optimising the line to take, reducing speed in bends is another aim of these elliptical-shaped road markings. 

Additional constructional safety measures on the road

When the surface of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road is renewed, material which provides the maximum grip is used. Sharp-edged crash barriers are being gradually replaced and guide rails removed. In spite of this, please proceed with caution in high Alpine terrain and be aware that the weather conditions have a direct effect on road grip. Attention and caution prevent accidents.

Safety tips for motorcyclists

GROHAG, the operator of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, continually endeavour to increase safety and driving pleasure for motorcyclists. Using targeted measures directly on the road, including underride barriers with guide rails, and ongoing checks of the grip of the asphalt and ensuring an even lateral profile. 

We have compiled a few of the most important tips for safe motorbike riding on mountain roads here: 

  • Only drive when rested and with full concentration – motorcycling is sport. 
  • Have your motorbike annually checked by a professional and ensure it is continually maintained (brake fluid, lights, tyre pressure, smooth chain drive). 
  • Only ride in safety clothing: helmet, trousers and jacket with protectors, boots and gloves. 
  • Practice this viewing technique: keep the road the surroundings in your line of sight and drive with foresight. 
  • Wear clothing which is visible and avoid blind spots behind cars. 
  • Train yourself to master your bike and technique taking the bends – preferably with ride safety training, especially at the start of the season. 
  • Choose a riding style that is suitable and in line with the weather conditions. 
  • Never ride to your limit and always be mindful of obstacles. 
  • Remember: Safety & riding fun are inseparable!


Ticket prices for motorcycle rides and motorcycle tours

Motorcyclists have various ticket options to choose for their journey on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road and on other Alpine roads. Particularly popular - the tour ticket, which includes a day ticket for the Grossglockner-, Nockalm- and Gerlosstrasse and also entitles purchase of a discounted ticket for Villacher Alpine Road. The tour ticket can be purchased at individual road pay desks and in advance for a discounted price at ÖAMTC, ARBÖ and ADAC branch offices.

Prices and opening times