Driving the road to Silzer Sattel is not a piece of cake
Silzer Sattel is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.692m (5,551ft) above the sea level, located in the district of Imst in the Austrian state of Tyrol.
Tucked away in the outer Ötztal valley, the road to the summit, also known as Sattele, is totally paved. It’s called L309. Access to the pass is typically open all year round, with the occasional closure in winters due to dangerous weather conditions. There’s a parking lot at the summit. The pass road is 11.5 km (7.14 miles) long, running north-southeast from Haiming to Ochsengarten. The drive is steep, hitting a 13.6 % through some of the ramps.
Starting from Oetz, the ascent is 11.9 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 911 meters. The average percentage is 7.6 %. The maximum slope is 13.1 %. And starting from Haiming, the ascent is 9.7 km long. Over this distance, the elevation gain is 1.010 meters. The average percentage is 10.4 %. The maximum slope is 13.6 %.