Großglockner-Hochalpenstraße

Driving the Großglockner High Alpine Road

The Großglockner-Hochalpenstraße is one of the most scenic and dramatic routes in the Alps. This panoramic road is located in Austria, in the state of Salzburg and connects the state of Salzburg with the state of Carinthia. It’s one of the scenic Austrian Alpine roads.

Kitzbüheler Horn

Kitzbüheler Horn, a brutal road with ramps up to 22% in Austria

Kitzbüheler Horn is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.996m (6,549ft) above the sea level, located in the Kitzbühel Alps in Tyrol, Austria. It’s one of the toughest climbs in international cycling.

Fernpass

A steep road to the top of Fern Pass

Fernpass is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.212m (3,976ft) above the sea level, located in the Tyrolean Alps in Austria.

Silvretta-Hochalpenstraße

Silvretta-Hochalpenstraße, the Dream Road of the Alps

The Silvretta Hochalpenstraße High Alpine Road is considered one of the most beautiful and popular panoramic roads in the Austrian Alps. The 'Dream road of the Alps' is 22.3 km long and leads in 34 curves up to the 2.032m (6,666ft) high, providing unique views in a wonderful natural landscape. Expect steep turns and sharp bends, endless serpentines and a superb panorama.

Radstädter Tauern Pass

Radstädter Tauern Pass, a classic road trip

Radstädter Tauern Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.738m (5,702ft) above the sea level, located in the Radstädter Tauern range, in the Austrian Central Alps, in the Salzburger Land of Austria.

Gerlitzen Alpine road

Gerlitzen Alpine road, a sensational drive south of the Alps

Gerlitzen Alpe Panoramastraße is a very scenic toll road located on the north shore of Lake Ossiach in the heart of Carinthia, Austria.

Timmelsjoch

Timmelsjoch, the highest pass of the eastern Alps

The Timmelsjoch pass (Passo del Rombo) is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.509m (8,231ft) above the sea level that creates a link through the Ötztal Alps along the border between Austria and Italy, just some meters below the Queen of alpine roads, the Passo dello StelvioIt's one of the highest asphalted roads of the Alps.

Zillertaler Höhenstraße

Zillertaler Höhenstraße, one of the best mountain roads in Austria

Zillertaler Höhenstraße is a high mountain road located in the Zillertal Alps, in Austria. This toll road is 48km long, and climbs up from 550 to 2.020 metres above sea level. It is known as one of the most beautiful mountain roads in Austria.

Großer Oscheniksee

Großer Oscheniksee, a brutal climb (20%) in Austria

Großer Oscheniksee is a high mountain reservoir at an elevation of 2.390m (7,841ft) above the sea level, located in Carinthia in Austria. It’s an epic, monster, killer climb with a gradient of 20% in parts.

Ötztaler Gletscherstraße

Ötztaler Gletscherstraße, a road to drive

The 15km-long Panoramic Glacier Road, also known as Ötztal Glacier Road (Ötztaler Gletscherstraße in German), reaching an elevation of 2.830m (9,285ft) above the sea level, ranks among the highest mountain roads in the Eastern Alps, connecting the village of Sölden with the glacier ski areas. It's one of the highest mountain roads of Europe.  A sign warns “Mountain Road Only for Experienced Riders.”

Sölk Pass

Sölk Pass, an unforgettable drive in Austria

Sölk Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.793m (5,882ft) above the sea level, located in the Austrian state of Styria.

Brennerpass

Brenner Pass, a road through the Alps

Brennerpass-Passo del Brennero is an international mountain pass at an elevation of 1.370m (4,495ft) above the sea level, through the Alps, located on the Italian-Austrian border.

Plöckenpass

Plöcken Pass, a classic road trip

Plöckenpass (Passo di Monte Croce Carnico) is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.357m (4,452ft) above the sea level, located in the Carnic Alps mountain range at the border between the Austrian state of Carinthia and the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy.

Kühtai Saddle

Kühtai Saddle, an absolute must for road lovers

Kühtai Saddle is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.017m (6,617ft) above the sea level, located in the Austrian Alps in the Bundesland of Tyrol.

Bielerhöhe Pass

Bielerhöhe Pass, a paved road in the Austrian Alps

Bielerhöhe Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.071m (6,794ft) above the sea level, located in the Austrian Alps between the Bundesländer of Vorarlberg and Tyrol. The pass connects Montafon (in Vorarlberg) and the Paznaun valley (in Tyrol). The pass is traversed by the Silvretta Hochalpenstraße High Alpine Road.

Malta-Hochalm-Straße

Malta-Hochalm-Straße: rock tunnels and hairpin turns in Austria

Malta High Alpine Road is one of the most spectacular roads in the Alps. It’s a challenging mountain road with a length of 14 km characterised by rock tunnels and hairpin turns located in the Hohe Tauern range within Carinthia, Austria. The maximum slope is 13% .

Turracher Höhe

Turracher Höhe: a brutally steep (23%) road in Austria

Turracher Höhe is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.795m (5,889ft) above the sea level, located in the Gurktal Alps in Austria. The road to the pass has a maximum gradient of 23%.

Viderjoch pass

Viderjoch Pass: pure adventure road

Viderjoch is a high mountain pass, located in the Alps, at an elevation of 2.737m (8,979ft) above the sea level in the Paznaun Valley in Tyrol, on the border of Switzerland and Austria. 

Arlberg Pass

Arlberg Pass, a 5 stars road in Austria

Arlberg Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.793m (5,883ft) above the sea level, located between Vorarlberg and Tyrol in Austria.

Großsee

The road to Großsee, a chillout in high mountains

Großsee is a high mountain dam, at an elevation of 2.481m (8,139ft) above the sea level, located in the district of Spittal an der Drau in the Austrian state of Carinthia.

Klippitztörl Pass

Klippitztörl Pass, a paved mountain road in Austria

Klippitztörl is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.642m (5,387ft) above the sea level, located in the Bundesland of Carinthia, in Austria.

Goldeck-Panoramastraße

Goldeck-Panoramastraße, a 5 stars road in Austria

Goldeck Panorama Road is a high mountain road located in Zlan-Stockenboi, in Carinthia, Austria. The road climbs up to 1.895m (6,217ft) above the sea level. It offers breathtaking views of the Carinthian mountains and valleys. It’s one of the scenic Austrian Alpine roads.

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.

Flexen Pass

Flexen Pass, a paved road in the Austrian Alps

Flexen Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.773m (5,817ft) above the sea level, located in the Austrian Alps in the Bundesland of Vorarlberg.

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