Furkajoch

Furkajoch, an iconic road in the Austrian Alps

Furkajoch is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.761m (5,778ft) above the sea level, located in the Austrian Alps in the Bundesland of Vorarlberg.

The road to the summit is paved and links the valley of the Bregenzer Ach and the Frutz River valley. The road is closed in winter. There are 2 routes to reach the summit. Starting from Rankweil, the ascent is 22 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.259 meters. The average percentage is 5.7 %. And starting from Au, the ascent is 18 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 970 meters. The average percentage is 5.4 %. 
Pic: thomas walter

 

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