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Ali_at_Pension_Haus_Maria

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  • Member Since : November 20, 2011
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  • Region : Eastern Austria, Austria
  • Motorcycle : Suzuki DL1000, Can Am Spyder
  • Best Route Ever Ridden : Far to many to pick one from

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Somewhere south of Murau

Eastern Austria > Austria > Europe
June 25, 2020 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

A southern loop from Murau to Stadl an der Mur which can be used as part of a much longer route when travelling The Sölk Pass or heading across to Nockalmstrasse for example.

The roads are a mixture of sweeping curves and long fairly straight sections passing through a few villages along the way. Basically valley roads passing around the smaller mountains at the eastern end of the Alps.

Being the valleys you can expect farm traffic at times but generally the roads are fairly quiet. At the time writing the road surface varies considerably from very good to poor. So poor in places that I would expect remedial work to be taking place any time soon.

You should also be aware that some sections have some serious undulations which when rounding curves at speed can test your suspension somewhat.

Beautiful scenery adds to the experience.

* Stay on the L62 a bit further rather than turn off on the L63 and you can find an interesting route on small mountain roads that will take you across to teh southern end of Nockalmstrasse.

I have attached a video of the route which is cut short a little due to Bug Splatter on the camera lens.


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Spicier Landstraße : Gande - Noggels

Switzerland > Austria > Europe
March 17, 2016 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

The Spisser Landstraße is the main route up to Samnaun. Predominantly in Austria it does come to the Swiss Border near Samnaun. On the whole the road is a joy to ride with a good surface. Samnaun is a duty free area and Petrol is cheaper than in Austria. Unfortunately some people overfill their tanks and deposit any savings they have made on the road surface under braking on the way down so you have to be aware. The attached video is as bad as I have ever seen it. Also being Duty Free and in Switzerland, Duty Free allowances apply as you enter Austria as Switzerland is not in the EU. Often the Border Crossing is unmanned but that doesn't mean you are safe as there are frequent mobile custom checks further down the mountain so don't be tempted to overdo the cigarettes.


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Umbrail Pass : Santa Maria Val Müstair - Terza Cantoniera

Switzerland > Switzerland > Europe
February 2, 2008 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.6

Another Famous and spectacular alpine pass joining Switzerland to Italy.


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Vinadi to Samnaun

Switzerland > Switzerland > Europe
November 1, 2015 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Samnaun is a duty free area in Switzerland and the more popular, main route up is from the B180 Reschenstraße in Austria.

There is a pleasant winding mountain road from Vinadi on the 27 in Switzerland that winds its way up and joins the main route near the Swiss Border Crossing. This is not a fast road. It is narrow, with very few straights and some interesting old tunnels carved through the living rock. Most of them have tight bends inside, are very dark and motorcycle headlights tend to do little to illuminate your way. Several are also single track and you have to look across the mountain side to see if traffic is entering from the other end. First come, first served but it doesn't always work out that way. The last time I was there, October 2015, there were some major road repairs taking place and on the whole the road is looked after. This is a classic small mountain road and fun to ride.

Just before it joins the major route there is a Petrol Station where cheap fuel is available and also a Duty Free Shop and Cafe. Travel on up to Samnaun itself and you will find a typical Swiss Ski Resort with several petrol stations offering cheap fuel and many shops claiming to be duty free. You decide if they are cheap but be mindful that Switzerland is not in the EU and Duty Free Allowances apply when crossing back in to Austria. You can be checked at the border or subject to a mobile customs check travelling down the main route. 200 cigarettes over the limit attracted a €200,- fine or €100,- if you surrender the excess a couple of years back. Guess which idiot forgot the EU Status.


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B185 Nauders to Martina

Western Austria > Austria > Europe
November 1, 2015 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

The B185 from Nauders in Austria to Martina literally just over the Swiss Border.

A little under 8km of nice scenery and a mixture of straights, curves and hairpins. All in all the road surface is very good. Often overlooked by travellers who continue on the B180 in Austria or the Swiss 27 in the valley below. For that reason traffic is normally light.


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