12 Scenic Alpine Roads in Austria

Top 12 Scenic Alpine Roads in Austria

Austria has some of the most exciting mountain roads and exhilarating driving experiences of the world. With incredible views, narrow tunnels, countless hairpins, steep inclines and twisty turns, the country offers some fantastic scenic drives.

These 12 roads have all the elements to feed your wanderlust. The drives provide majestic views climbing beyond the normal. An incredible journey, an unforgettable experience. These Alpine roads offer visitors the chance to admire this region from a new perspective. These scenic winding drives offer some of the most amazing views winding their way up to over 2,000m altitude. 

Großglockner-Hochalpenstraße    

State: Salzburg - Carinthia
Length: 48km
Highest elevation: 2.504m
Built: 1935
Opening time: May-October 
Turns: 36
Hairpins 
Max. gradient:.12% 
Toll: Yes

 

Villacher Alpenstraße

Villach Alpine Road  

State: Carinthia
Length: 16km
Highest elevation: 1.732m
Built: 1965
Opening time: Year round
Turns: 116
Hairpins: 7 
Max. gradient: 10% 
Toll: Yes

 

Gerlos Alpine Road

Gerlos Alpine Road

State: Salzburg
Length: 12km
Highest elevation: 1.628m
Built: 1962
Opening time: Year round
Turns:
Hairpins: 8
Max. gradient: 9%
Toll: Yes

 

Nockalm Road

Nockalm Road

State: Carinthia
Length: 34km
Highest elevation: 2.042m
Built: 1979
Opening time: May-October
Turns: 52
Hairpins:
Max. gradient:
Toll: Yes

           

Goldeck-Panoramastraße

Goldeck Panorama Road

State: Carinthia
Length: 14km
Highest elevation: 1.895m
Built:  
Opening time: May-October 
Turns:
Hairpins: 10
Max. gradient: 10%
Toll: Yes

 

Silvretta-Hochalpenstraße

Silvretta Hochalpenstraße

State: Tyrol-Vorarl
Length: 22km
Highest elevation: 2.032m
Built: 1961
Opening time: June-October
Turns:
Hairpins: 34
Max. gradient: 12%
Toll: Yes

         

Kaunertal glacier road

Kaunertal Glacier Road

State: Tyrol
Length: 26km
Highest elevation: 2.750m
Built: 1980
Opening time: Year round
Turns:
Hairpins: 29
Max. gradient: 12%
Toll: Yes

           

Timmelsjoch

Timmelsjoch Alpine Road

State: Tyrol
Length: 12km
Highest elevation: 2.479m
Built: 1959
Opening time: June-October
Turns: 60
Hairpins: 30
Max. gradient: 13%
Toll: Yes

 

Schlegeis Alpenstraße

Schlegeis Alpenstraße

State: Tyrol
Length: 13km
Highest elevation: 1.806m
Built: 1907
Opening time: May-October
Turns:
Hairpins: 8
Max. gradient: 12%
Toll: Yes

 

Kalser Glocknerstraße

Kals Glockner Road

State: Tyrol
Length: 7km
Highest elevation: 1.920m
Built:  
Opening time: Year round
Turns:
Hairpins:
Max. gradient:
Toll: Yes

          

Pustertaler Höhenstrasse

Pustertal High Alpine Road

State: Tyrol
Length: 32km
Highest elevation: 1.441m
Built: 1923
Opening time: Year round
Turns:
Hairpins:
Max. gradient: 17%
Toll: No

           

Zillertaler Höhenstraße

Zillertaler Höhenstraße

State: Tyrol
Length: 48km
Highest elevation: 2.020m
Built: 1963
Opening time: May-October
Turns:
Hairpins:
Max. gradient:
Toll: Yes

Pic: https://www.grossglockner.at

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