Austria

Großglockner-Hochalpenstraße

Driving the legendary Großglockner in the Austrian Alps

The Großglockner-Hochalpenstraße is one of the most scenic and dramatic routes in the Austrian Alps. This panoramic toll road is 48 km long with 36 hairpin bends. It’s one of the scenic Austrian Alpine roads.

Silvretta-Hochalpenstraße

Silvretta-Hochalpenstraße, the Dream Road of the Alps

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 2.032m (6,666ft) above the sea level, providing unique views in a wonderful natural landscape. Expect steep turns and sharp bends, endless serpentines and a superb panorama.

Ötztaler Gletscherstraße

The journey is the destination along the Ötztal Glacier Road in the Alps

Located in the Austrian state of Tyrol, the Ötztal Glacier Road (Ötztaler Gletscherstraße) is one of the most scenic drives in the Alps. Topping out at 2.830m (9,285ft) above the sea level, it’s one of the highest roads of Europe. A sign warns “Mountain Road Only for Experienced Riders.”

Timmelsjoch

Timmelsjoch is the highest pass of the Ötztal Alps

Timmelsjoch Pass (Passo del Rombo) is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.479m (8,133ft) above the sea level, on the border between Austria and Italy, just some meters below the Queen of alpine roads, Passo dello Stelvio.

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.