Grossglockner by motorbike: guide and information

Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse : the splendid road between the peaks of the Alti Tauri and the Grossglockner mountain. Itinerary, guide and useful information.

Hochalpenstrasse Grossglockner road motorcycle tour Austria information guide video
Grossglockner High Alpine Road

The Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse is the motorcycle itinerary among the highest peaks of Austria, between soft curves, hairpin bends and dreamy panoramas.

Traveling along one of the most famous alpine roads in the world, with its 48 kilometers of perfect road surface, we will have fun among the Austrian peaks up to the foot of Mount Grossglockner with its 3.798 meters, between the peaks of the Alti Tauri, admiring the glacier pasterze.

Altitude (meters above sea level) 2.571 metres.
Length 142 Km
connection Lienz–Kitzbühel (Austria)
Number of hairpin bends 56
What to see in the surroundings Pasterze Glacier, museums thematic.
Typical dishes of the area Cider, asparagus from the Lavant Valley, Carinthian Käsnudel, traditional dish of potatoes and curds filled with cheese.
Winter closure from November to April
Road conditions and notes Good conditions - difficulty: easy - toll road.

Content index:

  1. Historical and touristic notes
  2. Toll information
  3. Itinerary
  4. Data Room

Visit Austria along one of the most popular roads for us motorcyclists, in the beautiful Carinthia

Historical and touristic notes:

The road was inaugurated in 1935 and has always been the subject of close scrutiny ever since maintenance and improvements, to the point of making it one of the most sought-after destinations for motorcyclists. We find 12 stops of tourist attractions along the way: exhibitions dedicated to ecology at the Haus Alpine Naturschau Museum, including the Murmi Show, or the Fuscher Törl, from where the Grossglockner can be seen for the first time coming from Salzburgerland, the exhibition on construction of the road to the Fuscher Lacke and the “Passheiligtum Hochtor” al Hochtor pass. You can also visit the exhibitions “Gletscher.Leben” and “Alpenliebe” as well as the highest automobile and motorcycle exhibition in the world.

Toll information:

the toll varies depending on the means of transport but the day ticket allows you to enter and exit the road several times. There are discounts for those wishing to return the next day or for season tickets, for info consult the official website Prices Grossglockner Hochalpenstraße (

  • Daily motorcycle: 28 €
  • Daily pass for electric motorcycles: 22 €
  • Extension to the 2nd day: 13,50 €
  • 3 week ticket: 54 €
  • Season ticket: 108 €
  • Circuit: 34,50 €
  • Tours ticket: 43 €
  • Daily car: 38 €
  • Daily hybrid and electric cars: 22 €


We choose to start from Lienz direction Heiligenblut am Grossglockner, along a pleasant stretch for driving and views of the beautiful Austrian landscapes. From this small Carinthian town starts one of the musts of European motorcycling, the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse. 

Being a toll road, we stop at the toll booth where we are given a sticker for our motorbike and a detailed map. Having paid the toll, we are ready to tackle the 36 curves of pure pleasure that this road can offer. There is no shortage of points of interest, so we recommend a gentle pace in order to appreciate the entire motorcycling and cultural experience. Difficult to choose, but some of the stages are obligatory: the first detour is the one for Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe, lookout point on the Grossglockner, from which you can also observe the pasterze, still the largest glacier in the Eastern Alps.

After a dutiful stop at the highest car and motorcycle exhibition in Europe, we head towards Kitzbühel, a popular ski resort east of Innsbruck, in Tyrol. Parked the bikes, we get lost in the picturesque streets of the medieval center full of cafes and luxury shops. You don't pay, we also visit the Museum Kitzbühel which traces the history of the city and the winter sports of the area, with paintings by the local artist Alfons Walde. We conclude this splendid day from the panoramic terrace of the museum which offers a complete view of the city.


Grossglockner from Lienz to Kitzbuhel. Watch or navigate this route on the WHIP LIVE app.