Retro Car Tours - Around the Glockner

Retro Car Tours - Around the Glockner
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Around the Glockner tour is a dream tour for many drivers and classic cars lovers. This ambitious route offers big mountain passes, green rolling landscapes, stunning surroundings, romantic lake views, local hospitality and cookery. Austria’s stunning, natural environment provides for magnificent touring.

Roads in the mountains are twisty, in the ultra-green lowlands, they are smooth, fast and curvy, but always excellent and well signed. It’s almost impossible not to find your way in Austria. Any time in the spring, summer or autumn is good riding weather in Austria.

After a day of riding the gorgeous mountain roads or green rolling farmland of Austria, you can enjoy the Baroque architecture of Austria’s towns. Even the smallest towns have some of the grandest buildings. Austrians take their cultural events very seriously. Spending time in coffee houses, with the requisite classical music, is another traditional pastime.

The route goes around The Glockner, the highest mountain in the Alps, trough the lands of Austria’s federal regions: Carinthia, Tirol and Salzburg. You’ll visit Linz, Felbertauern and Tauern Tunnel, Mittersill, Zell am See and of course will have the opportunity to ride along The Grossglockner High Alpine Road (Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse), the most famous alpine road.

The Grossglockner High Alpine Road, one of the most beautiful mountain passes in Austria, was opened in 1935 after a construction period of 5 years. Today, more than 900,000 people a year visit the famous road. It begins in Bruck Glocknerstrasse - Austrian province of Salzburg and ends after 48 km and 36 turns in Heiligenblut - Austrian province of Carinthia.

The most famous alpine road passes through all vegetation zones in the Alps. From the beginning beautiful valley near Zell am See, is the species-rich meadows to pass it over the tree line only rock there. The road ends at the highlight of the National Park High Tauern: after just 30 km you have a magnificent view of the highest glacier area of Austria, the Grossglockner (3,798m) and the Pasterze.

The mileage of this route is just 190 km (118 miles). It goes along main comfortable roads. Riding without stopping, you’ll end your riding adventure after three-four hours. In such a case the most beautiful sights will stay in your memory just like a photo collage. So, if you want to extend your adventure for some days, it’s not a problem for us.

Around the Glockner tour will typically include a visit to:

-          Heiligenblut (meaning holy blood), Austrian province of Carinthia, is situated in the high-Alpine region at 1,288 m and located at the foot of the Grossglockner and the Pasterze Glacier. It is also the southern starting point of The Grossglockner High Alpine Road. The symbol of the town is The Gothic pilgrimage church of Saint Vinzenz, which contains a relic of Christ’s Holy Blood. Heiligenblut nowadays chiefly is a tourism and mountaineering resort. The construction of the nearby 1.6-kilometer long railway tunnel to the Fleissalm mountain area is unique in Europe. It’s filled with water during the summer but serves in winter.

-          Linz is the third-largest city of Austria on the Danube River and capital of the state of Upper Austria Tristach. Linz is both a brilliant cultural metropolis and an economic success story. Despite the bustle, there are plenty of green oases and peaceful places in the city. Linz has become a popular stage for theatre and music, contemporary art, history and science in its many museums. With attractive architecture – from sleek modern glass structures to historic stucco facades – there is much to please the eye and palate.

-          Only 3 km in the south east of Lienz, there is the quiet holiday village Tristach, located at the foot of the majestic mountains of the Lienz Dolomites and with the homonymous lake Tristach, the only lake for bathing in East Tyrol. Those who seek relaxation and recreation are at the right place - about 90 km of hiking and walking paths are ready to be explored. Winter in Tristach stands for skiing, ice skating and sledding.

-          The Virgental is a small valley in the shadow of Austria's tallest peak, the Grossglockner, nestled between the Lasorling and Venediger mountain ranges. Because it is not a major downhill skiing destination, this Tirolean valley has retained its rural character and has not been scarred by the commercial development.

-          Mittersill is a city on the Salzack river in the Pizgau region of the Alps. During winter, Mittersill is great for skiing. During the summer, the National Park Hohe Tauern offers innumerable hiking opportunities. Day-trip destinations include Zell am See and various places in Bavaria and Tyrol. Mittersill also has golf course and some spa facilities.

Kaprun was originally a mining village in the district of Zell am See in the state of Salzburg. Nowadays it based mainly around tourism and the massive hydro-electric power plant in the mountains above the village. The Kitzsteinhorn glacier skiing area was the first major project of its kind in Austria and boasts the highest cable car pylon in the world at 113 metres.