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philofax 08-25-2009 12:10 AM

Grossglockner High Alpine Street .. Austria
 
A day off. I had to work on the weekend, so i got free days this week. Living 39
years in Bavaria, so i have been a few hundred times in Austria but never have
been to the famous "Grossglockner" and the "Hochalpenstrasse" going through
this wonderful Landscape. So i decided to spent a day and 18.- EUR. Yes, it's
18.- EUR to use the road. Till today i was not sure if this could be worth it.

http://www.kradblog.de/wp-content/up...cc8ko4.th.jpeg

Now i got my Sticker. In other words, i've been there, rode the street 2 times
and i would do it again.

Starting yesterday morning at 0800h and it was foggy on my way to the alps.

http://www.kradblog.de/wp-content/up...8/DSC_2340.JPG

but after a few kilometers, when reaching Bayrischzell, it clears up and i was
sure, this will be a fine, sunny day.

http://www.kradblog.de/wp-content/up...8/DSC_2345.JPG

long story short ... rode through the "Wilder Kaiser" Region (Wild Emperor) to
the Toll Boothes of the Grossglockner, paid my 18.- EUR (second ride in the
same year for 4.- EUR) and started to see the Grossglockner and the dead
end at "Franz-Josef-Haus".

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http://www.kradblog.de/wp-content/up...8/DSC_2362.JPG

note the ADV Patch on the Sleeve ... ;) ok .. thank you.
http://www.kradblog.de/wp-content/up...8/DSC_2372.JPG
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...

philofax 08-25-2009 02:36 AM

High Alpine Street .. whats that about? Just a road over a mountain?

Yes. But to ride from the Tollbooth (where i payed my 18.- EUR) to
Franz-Josef-Haus and to the exit in "Heiligenblut" (something like
Holy Blood) and then back to the start, is 100 km of winding roads,
hairpins, great scenery and pure fun.

http://www.kradblog.de/wp-content/up...8/DSC_2382.JPG

http://www.kradblog.de/wp-content/up...8/DSC_2393.JPG

http://www.kradblog.de/wp-content/up...8/DSC_2401.JPG

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ok, less cars would be more fun. i have no idea what kind
of traffic jam there will be on a sunny sunday afternoon.

.....

philofax 08-25-2009 03:15 AM

ok, i'm boring you .. i don't care...
 
you can see two small lakes where the road goes. now follow the road and you
can see a small dark spot on the picture. a real tiny black hole .. (not this kind
of, dude). this is a tunnel (fuschertoerl) and not the end of the street. when
passing the tunnel u are getting to the south side of the grossglockner street
and to the franz-josef-haus.

http://www.kradblog.de/wp-content/up...8/DSC_2406.JPG

on the southside more wonderful winding roads and you can go to the mentioned
franz-josef-haus with the glacier (or whats left of it)

http://www.kradblog.de/wp-content/up...8/DSC_2416.JPG
http://www.kradblog.de/wp-content/up...8/DSC_2425.JPG

zadok 08-25-2009 05:27 AM

Awesome riding roads.:D

KTM_Duke-Of-Hazards 08-25-2009 05:48 AM

Wow
 
Wow, great pics, and thats an understatement.

Absolutely incredible!! keep em coming :)

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philofax 08-25-2009 05:57 AM

where am i and which altitude?
 
as i reached the exit point at Heiligenblut, i decided not to go to another pass
near grossglockner, it wanted to ride it again. the ticket allows riding untill last
in at 18:00h and spending 18,- EUR for oneway is stupid.

http://www.kradblog.de/wp-content/up...8/DSC_2435.JPG

of course bought a souvenir at the "bikers nest". a sticker saying "CAUTION
MARMOTS Grossglockner 3798 m" (12460 feet).

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This is the gps showing at the resting area "bikers nest" (8448 feet)

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and after a day of riding i headed home ...

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odometer check when arriving in munich


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the end... ;)

on2wheels52 08-25-2009 05:58 AM

Looks different with cows and no snow, thanks for the photos. I don't remember a toll both on the north side but I wouldn't have stopped since I paid at the south side.
Jim

Hair 08-25-2009 06:00 AM

A ride with a view. :thumb

juan74 08-25-2009 06:58 AM

That's fantastic. We rode it last summer and it was fantastic. There was a little too much car and bus traffic, but still, great. Great pictures.

Wolfgang55 02-04-2011 10:12 AM

Well done w/ the pix.

Wish the bridge was finished so I could ride my GS over & so those great riding areas.

Flying dutch 02-04-2011 01:45 PM

Touring in Karnten / Grossglockner
 
The Grossglockner is a great place and you can find many other nice roads in Kartnen. Have a look at this site:deal: http://www.motorrad.kaernten.at/

kopeli 02-06-2011 11:43 AM

Very nice pictures,thank you for sharing.
This June I am planing to visit the Grossglockner place and I hope to engoy it like you did.

Keep on riding.


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