Gerlitzen Alpine Road is 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.
The toll road is 12km (7.45 miles) long. It’s totally paved (not in the best condition) and quite narrow (5 m wide) but you'll surely get a nice view of the Ossiacher sea. The name Gerlitzen comes from the old Slavonic “Gorelice” (goreti = to burn) and refers to a region that was plagued by fires.
The drive offers breathtaking views of central Carinthia. Starting from Bodensdorf (near Ossiacher sea), the road is 12km long, climbing up to the panorama car park at an altitude of 1.773m (5,816ft) above the sea level, near the Mountain Resort Feuerberg. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.258 meters. The average gradient is 10.48%, hitting a 13% through some of the ramps.