Motorcycle touring tips
Großglockner High Alpine Road
The ride to Austria‘s highest mountain, the Großglockner (3,798 m), offers 48 km of pure enjoyment. Combo tickets are especially appealing. They enable you to drive not only on the Großglockner High Alpine Road, but also on the Nockalm Pass, the Gerlosstraße,
and the Villach Alpine Road. There is also a ticket for a return via the Felbertauernstraße.
Tour: Radstadt Tauern – Mühlbach – Dienten – Großglockner – Iselsberg – Gailberg Saddle – Plöcken Pass – Nassfeld – Kreuzberg Saddle – Katschberg – Lungau
The tour begins in Tamsweg, taking you over the Preber towards Krakautal at the foot of Sölktäler Nature Park. You will eventually leave the Sölk Pass road in Grosssölk, riding the kilometers that follow through Ennstal valley. In Assach/Aich, you will turn onto a side road, taking you onto an impressive high plateau south of the Dachstein. And at the end of the tour you will be greeted by one more highlight – a ride over the Radstädter Tauern.
Three-Country tour (Austria, Italy and slovenia)
Right at the outset you will encounter the Katschberg, a beautiful alpine pass, one which even beginners can handle. Via the Nassfeld, you finally leave Austria and, after the pass, ride for a while through the Val Canale in Italy. Crossing Wurzen Pass – a scenic road popular with motorcyclists – you finally return to Austria, at which point you travel through the spa town of Bad Kleinkirchheim or Flattnitz and Tamsweg and back to the Lungau region.
Alternative: Turracher Höhe – Bad Kleinkirchheim – Villach – Wurzen Pass – Kranska Gora – Vrsic – Povec – Predil – Sella Nevea – Nassfeld – Windische Höhe – Katschberg – Lungau
From St. Margarethen im Lungau, this tour leads via Schönfeld to Innerkrems. Here you will find the turn-off for the “Nockalmstraße” – a 34 km-long road leading you via a series of 52 hairpin turns and countless bends through Nockberge National Park.
Tour: Schönfeld – Innerkrems – Eisentratten Höhe – Schiestlscharte – Hochrindl – Flattnitz – Metnitz – Murau – Sölk Pass – Ramsau – Filzmoos – Radstadt Tauern – Lungau
Red Bull Ring in Spielfeld
Spielberg is now leading the Red Bull Ring into a whole new era of motorsports. Since April 2011, history is once again being written here.
Tour: Tamsweg – Preberstraße – Krakautal (Styria) – Triebner Tal – Pack – St. Leonhard im Lavanttal (Carinthia) – Görtschitztal – St. Marein, Mariahof – Teufenbach im Murtal – along the River Mur via Murau and Seetal – Lungau
Tour: Prebersee – Lachtal – Judenburg – Red Bull Ring – Gaberl – Packsattel – Klippitztörl – Scheifling – Lungau
Millstätter See - Turracher Höhe
You will cross the Katschberg into Carinthia. The tour then continues through the Liesertal valley to the shores of the Millstätter See, Feldsee, Afritzer See and to Afritz. Over the Himmelberg into Gurktal valley, Reichenau plateau and, an absolute highlight, up to the Turracher Höhe – a great, winding route.
Motorcycle Service & Repair (no rental)
- Reinhold Rotschopf, Tamsweg, T +43 (0)6474 7049
- Zweiradcenter Krug, Tamsweg, T +43 (0)6474 6780
- BMW Fritz Köchl GmbH, Ramingstein, T +43 (0)6475 345
- Grizzly Sport & Familien Resort****, St. Margarethen, T +43 (0)6476 205880