Arlberg Pass

Arlberg Pass is a 5 stars road in Austria

Arlberg Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.804m (5,918ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of Vorarlberg and Tyrol in Austria.

Set high in the Tyrolean Alps, the road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called Federal Highway B 197. The condition of the road is excellent. It is a wide road with moderate curves and just fun to ride, with hairpin turns on the western side. The first road traversing the pass was built in 1787. At that time it was called "Josephinische Straße". In 1824 the road was surfaced. The pass was bypassed by the Arlberg Road Tunnel in 1978. 

The pass is 13.2 km (8.20 miles) long, running west-east from Stuben am Arlberg to St. Anton am Arlberg. The road is usually passable all year round. The drive is steep in parts, hitting a 13% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. The summit hosts a café-bar and a big parking lot.



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