RIDE REVIEWS by Liz: Grossglockner, Heiligenblut, Hochkönig, 26-27 September 2018

26.9.2018 – Left from home and rode via Bischofshofen to the beginning of the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse (High Alpine Road). We had a voucher from the ÖAMTC for the toll fee. Lots of photo stops on the way up. Then we got to Fuschertörl on the top and stopped for a snack. We shared an ‘Almjause’. Then we rode carefully up the cobbledsteep road to Bikers Point and Edelweißspitze at 2571 m. Down to Heiligenblut and overnight at Pension Lagler. We paid Euro 80.00 including tourist tax. Dinner at Kirchenwirt – very good.

27.9.2018 – Another beautiful day. Breakfast was OK. Mrs. Lagler was big into giant slalom and has lots of trophies. It was very quiet at night. After an early breakfast we were at 09:25 already on the way to Kaiser Franz Josefs Höhe (11 degrees). Toll fee today only Euro 12.00 each instead of Euro 26.00 (discount for second day). It was icy in the tunnels. I almost ran out of fuel coming down, but made it with 0.5 litres to the petrol station. Route home was via Zell am See, Saalfelden am Steinernen Meer, Maria Alm, Dienten. We stopped for lunch at Mittereggalm (1400m) Then home via Eben, St. Michael, Annaberg and Gosau. This was our first ride to Grossglockner, but surely not the last one. Great road – I love the bends !

Author: Liz Tompkinson

 

Coffee break in Bischofshofen
On the way along the Grossglockner High Alpine Road
viewpoint along the Grossglockner High Alpine Road
viewpoint along the Grossglockner High Alpine Road
The wonderful mountain panorama
Geoff an his tiger
Liz and her Honda
Restaurant Fuschertörl 2430 m high
Liz at Fuschertörl
Panoramic view from Fuschertörl towards the Carinthian side of Grossglockner
One of the sweeping bends on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Parkplatz Fuschertörl
Parkplatz at Fuschertörl
Almjause at Fuschertörl
Geoff and his Tiger on Bikers Point
Edelweißspitze Parkplatz – Bikers Point – 2571 m high
Liz and Geoff at Bikers Point – Edelweißspitze
Hairpin bends on Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Edelweiß Hütte
Liz and her Honda at Bikers Point
Fuschertörl
Liz and Geoff on parkplatz Fuschertörl
Liz on parkplatz Fuschertörl
Evening meal at Kirchenwirt, Heiligenblut
Kärntner Kasnudeln
Grillteller
Kaiser Franz Josefs Höhe und Pasterze glacier
free biker safe at Kaiser Franz Josefs Höhe
Map Grossglockner High Alpine Road
Parkplatz at Kaiser Franz Josefs Höhe
At 3798 m Grossglockner is Austrias highest mountain
Geoff and Liz at Kaiser Franz Josefs Höhe with Grossglockner in the background
Overview map
Grossglockner and Pasterze
Geoff and his Tiger on the Hochkönig Strasse
Liz and her Honda on the Hochkönig Strasse
Mittereggalm (1400 m), Hochkönig Strasse
Tiroler Knödel mit Sauerkraut
Lunch stop at Mittereggalm
Lizzie’s Honda outside Mittereggalm
Liz on the outside terrace of the cafe at Kaiser Franz Josefs Höhe
Geoff on the outside terrace of the cafe at Kaiser Franz Josefs Höhe
Grossglockner and Pasterze
Shopping Cart