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  • Member Since : November 20, 2011
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  • Region : Eastern Austria, Austria
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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

Western Austria > 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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Nockalmstrasse : Innerkrems - Ebene Reichenau

Eastern Austria > Austria > Europe
November 14, 2010 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.8

Experience on a drive of 35km, with numerous gentle bends, a unique high-mountain region in the heart of the largest spruce, larch and arolla pine forest in the eastern Alps.
OK thats what the leaflet says about this toll road.
Theres sections of forest that are twisty with no visibility, a couple of car parks where people wander in the roads, and cows and there mess.
But its a cracking road reaching 2042m, several cafe/restaurants, free biker safes to store you helmet.
More at http://www.nockalmstrasse.at/en/


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L267/L19 Pichlern to Nockalmstraße - North Toll Booth.

Western Austria > Austria > Europe
June 12, 2012 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

The L267/L19 from Pichlern to The North Toll Booth on Nockalmstraße.

Anyone travelling from the direction of Tamsweg, Mauterndorf or Sankt Michael Im Lungau and intending to visit Nockalmstraße and the Nockalm National Park from the North Toll Booth could do a lot worse than take this route as an alternative to the A10/B99.

Mostly a mixture of long straights and sweeping bends through forest and open ground with pleasant views on a narrowish road. It is a shade under 20km and passes through very little habitation. Make sure you fill up your tank before you get there because if you are passing through Nockalm National Park you will not find a petrol station for over 60km. On the whole the road surface is very good with the odd cattle grid along the way. However, there is a very bad section of tarmac at Schonfeld where you cross from Steiermark to Corinthia and lasts for several kilometres. No problem on an adventure bike but can be uncomfortable on a sports bike. No other hazards to note but just be aware of tree felling and the associated logging lorries at certain times. I have used this section of road very early in the season when Nockalmstraße has still been been closed and have had no problems. A short video will be attached shortly.


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D58 Descending to Torgir

Coastal Croatia (West) > Croatia > Europe
July 15, 2014 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

The Descent down to the old town of Trogir on the D58 is quite spectacular. A nice road to ride at pace but don't miss out on the views.


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D25 : Karlobag - Korenica

Coastal Croatia (West) > Croatia > Europe
July 8, 2014 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Linking the D8 Coastal Road to Plitvice Lakes the D25 is a treat to ride. Leaving Karlobag you climb up in to the mountains with pleasant views out to sea. After the Velibit Park you lose sight of the sea and head inland winding down through Tree Lined mountain sides to Gospic.

From Gospic to Siroka Kula is a bit bland but then the roads and scenery improve. While we were there major road works were taking place involving little warning before hitting areas under construction with associated machinery. It should be fantastic when done.

The treat at the end is a visit to The Plitvice Lakes, a must do if you are in the area but allow at least half a day to experience it. A full day is better.


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Karlobag - Seline

Coastal Croatia (West) > Croatia > Europe
October 7, 2012 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.8

This amazing route, just beside the sea, you can go fast, slow, average, watching the island, watching the sea, really amezing !!


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164 / 311 / Glemmtaler Landstrasse : St Johan in Tirol - Saalbach Hinterglemm

Western Austria > Austria > Europe
July 24, 2010 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.3

Just a classic Austrian alpine run with picture postcard views and a nice mixture of fast open bends and tight alpine twisties. Once you get to Saalbach Hinterglemm make sure you take the land train up to the highrope course and do the highest & longest zipwire in Europe! Brilliant


B319 : Salzburgstraße / Obersalzbergstraße / Auer Straße

Bayern (Bavaria) > Germany > Europe
September 25, 2012 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

The B319 does a loop from the B305 in the vicinity of Berchtesgaden. Use it to access the Roßfeld Panorama Road and the car parks and buses for The Eagles Nest.

On the whole a very good road surface with some sections of very good bends and curves.

It can get busy during peak times due mainly to visitors for The Eagles Nest and getting stuck behind a bus can be a pain in places.

http://www.pensionhausmaria.com


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L705 Sankt Gallen to Großreifling

Eastern Austria > Austria > Europe
September 19, 2012 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.0

Join the L705 at Sankt Gallen and enjoy a pleasant ride on an open road with nothing to catch you out. Very pleasant scenery of low mountains and woodland. Long straights & curves on a fairly good road surface with traffic a rarity. On the lats few kms of approach to Großreifling the road passes through rocky slopes and the curves tighten and become more frequent just to wake you up.

Stop at the Poststüberl for good food and drink.

www.pensionhausmaria.com


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B999 : Roßfeldhöhenring ( Oberau - Resten )

Bayern (Bavaria) > Germany > Europe
September 15, 2012 - 5 star route rating Motorcycle Road5.0

The Roßfeldhöhenringstraße or Roßfeld Panorama Road is a Toll Road (€3,50 per bike as of 2012) set in the Berchtesgaten Alps with stunning views across the border in to Austria.

When visiting The Eagles Nest and Berchtesgaten then this is really a must do.

A perfect road surface with a mixture of fast, medium and hair pin bends combined with stunning scenery make this a real treat to ride. There are 2 or 3 refreshment stops along the route.

The western end before the Toll Booth is also where you go to get the bus to The Eagles Nest.

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B166 Paß Geschutt

Western Austria > Austria > Europe
September 15, 2012 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.5

The B166 from Niedernfritz to Hallstatt via the Paß Gschütt.

Joining the B166 from the B99 at Niedernfritz you head north passing through the Ski Resorts of Dachstein West. There is some beautiful scenery to admire and although the road surface is good, the road is nothing special in the grand scheme of Austria. There are a couple of nice sections but it is a means to an end.

At the junction with the B162 at Lindenthal you head east and it starts to become interesting. Fast sweeping bends on an excellent wide road surface following the river for much of the way before dropping down to Gossau. Stay on the B166 and after leaving Gossau you hit a very scenic section through woodland following the river on fast flowing roads to Hallstätter See. Turn right for Hallstatt and The Koppen Pass or left For the main B145 and head up to the big lakes around Sankt Wolfgang.

A couple of hundred metres after turning left is a car park on the edge of the lake with an pleasant outdoor cafe.


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L544 Großalm

Eastern Austria > Austria > Europe
August 18, 2012 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Another very good Biking road when travelling around the Lakes. The road surface is good and nothing to intimidating for the uninitiated.

The road passes over rolling hills and forests with a stunning view as Attersee comes in to sight. A good mixture of straights, curves and twisties will keep most interested.


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B153 : Weissenbach am Attersee - Mitterweissenbach

Eastern Austria > Austria > Europe
December 16, 2004 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.3

A short stretch with some really excellent corners, highly recommended


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B25 /B71 Großreifling to Mariazell

Eastern Austria > Austria > Europe
August 18, 2012 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Start or finish at the Poststüberl in Großreifling (Großreifling 41) and enjoy good food with an Italian bias at very good prices. Dont be too keen to order the large portions as they are huge.

Enjoy an excellent road surface with a mixture of fast straights and corners, sweeping twisties and a few tighter curves to keep you on your toes. The terrain varies from valley to small mountain and is a welcome change to the hairpins of the larger mountains.

Approaching Mariazell you can choose to stay on the B71 which actually involves a turn at the junction, or take the L112 to Erlaufsee which is a beautiful lake but very popular for swimming.


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B24 Wildalpen

Eastern Austria > Austria > Europe
August 18, 2012 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

If you are in the area of Mariazell & Admont then this road is a must. It is a valley road basically following the river Salza and winds its way through very picturesque scenery with the white water of the river, towering canyon sides and only a couple of pretty villages to slow you down.

At around 50km in length with a mixture of straights, fast and slow corners and on the whole a very good road surface it is a pleasure to ride whether on a Cruiser, Adventure or Sports bike. Large sections are a brand new surface as of summer 2012. Other sections look bad on first glance but are actually very smooth.

Stop in Wildalpen for fuel and some fantastic ice cream at the hotel next door. The area is very popular with canoeists and there are several camp sites along the river.

Video to follow.


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Postalm : Strobl - Postalm - Oberscheffau

Western Austria > Austria > Europe
July 23, 2012 - 3 star route rating Motorcycle Road3.5

Postalm runs between Pichl on the B162 and Weißenbach on the B158 near to Wolfgansee. The centre section is a Private Toll Road and costs €4,- per motorcycle. The road passes through forests and mountains with a mixture of straights, sweeping kerbs and hair pins. On the whole the road surface is very good but there are a few short sections where it is a bit rough. At Postalm itself is a lovely cafe with another at the Toll booth on the Wolfgansee side.

A good route when doing a circular tour taking in Hallstat and The Lakes around Wolfgansee, Traunsee, Attersee and Mondsee.

When using Paß Geschutt (B166) you can cut the corner between Lammerer and Pichl taking in a pleasant narrow rural road.

Video to follow.


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BGL14 / St2099 : Hintersee

Bayern (Bavaria) > Germany > Europe
July 21, 2012 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

A very scenic diversion for those taking the B305 to Berchtesgaden. With most of the tourists going to Königsee, Hintersee is a nice little diversion off of the B305 with very pleasant roads and a beautiful lake to sit by drinking coffee. Follow the road round the lake and re join the B305 at Ramsau Bei Berchtesgaden. Video to follow.


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Stoderzinken

Eastern Austria > Austria > Europe
July 20, 2012 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

Stoderzinken Alpine Road starts in Gröbming and runs for 12km up to Stoderzinken, the peak of which is a little over 2000m.

A narrow twisting road with tight curves lower down changing to hairpins proper as you climb. Traffic is usually very light but you can meet a coach.

It is one way up and one way down but worth the trip. The views are stunning. There is a lovely little Alm at the top serving good food and drink.

A short stroll at the top brings you to http://www.kleinezeitung.at/steiermark/liezen/3041364/gleich-fuenf-jubilaeen-dem-stoderzinken.story


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B95 : Predlitz - Bad Kleinkirchheim ( Turracher Hohe )

Eastern Austria > Austria > Europe
December 6, 2005 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.3

From Predlitz head south on the B95 over the Turracher Hohe (1763m above sea level), through the tollgate and up to the cafe at the top for a warm. I have been over it twice in early June and the snow has been piled at the side and it has been cold at the top and once it started snowing. Excellent road all the way, a little bumpy in places. On the south side of the Col it's rough down hill into Carinthia and the right turn to the finish


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L267/L19 Pichlern to Nockalmstraße - North Toll Booth.

Western Austria > Austria > Europe
June 12, 2012 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

The L267/L19 from Pichlern to The North Toll Booth on Nockalmstraße.

Anyone travelling from the direction of Tamsweg, Mauterndorf or Sankt Michael Im Lungau and intending to visit Nockalmstraße and the Nockalm National Park from the North Toll Booth could do a lot worse than take this route as an alternative to the A10/B99.

Mostly a mixture of long straights and sweeping bends through forest and open ground with pleasant views on a narrowish road. It is a shade under 20km and passes through very little habitation. Make sure you fill up your tank before you get there because if you are passing through Nockalm National Park you will not find a petrol station for over 60km. On the whole the road surface is very good with the odd cattle grid along the way. However, there is a very bad section of tarmac at Schonfeld where you cross from Steiermark to Corinthia and lasts for several kilometres. No problem on an adventure bike but can be uncomfortable on a sports bike. No other hazards to note but just be aware of tree felling and the associated logging lorries at certain times. I have used this section of road very early in the season when Nockalmstraße has still been been closed and have had no problems. A short video will be attached shortly.


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Koppen Pass - Hallstatt to Bad Aussee.

Eastern Austria > Austria > Europe
April 6, 2012 - 4 star route rating Motorcycle Road4.0

The Koppen Pass is on the L547 - L701 between Hallstatt and Bad Aussee and basically runs West / East. Hallstatt itself is a very scenic village on the lake of Hallstatter See which can get very busy during the summer. The Pass a short cut to Bad Aussee but most of the heavy traffic uses the major road around the other side of the lake. It is open most of the year.

Expect traffic approaching Hallstatt from the west during the summer months, including many coaches. It is a nice sweeping road slightly above the lake with plenty of room to overtake or filter. Hallstatt itself is worth a stop and bikes can usually park very close to the village centre. On reaching Hallstatt from the west you will enter a very narrow one way tunnel which takes you around most of the village. Emerging from the other side you will leave the village and follow the shore. Then it is typical Austrian Valley scenery until the start of the Koppen Pass. The pass itself is fast flowing bends with nothing really to catch the inexperienced rider out. There are no habitats along the way and just a couple of small parking areas so Hazards are minimal. The road surface is good for almost all the route but there is a dodgy surface for about 1km as you drop down to Bad Aussee.

See the attached video.


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