Micky on Tour in Austria

As it is located right next to my place, just diveded trough the border, I often be in Austria. Here some photos of my trips

Arlberg Pass

Arlberg is a mountain range or massif between Vorarlberg and Tyrol in Austria.

The highest peak is the "Valluga" at 2,811 metres (9,222 ft). The name Arlberg derives from the tradition of the "Arlenburg", who are said to have once established themselves on the Tyrolean side of the Arlberg passes (1,793 m above sea level)

Arlberg

The old pass route was known since the 14th century in the form of a narrow mule track when people began to trade salt in this region. However, because the Arlberg was very poorly developed, for centuries people avoided the route and took detours over the Fern Pass or Immenstadt for trading. The development of the textile industry and of the postal service, however, led to the roads being surfaced in 1824.

Flexenpass

Flexen Pass (el. 1773 m / 5816 ft.) is a high mountain pass in the Austrian Alps in the Bundesland of Vorarlberg. It connects the upper Lech River valley between Warth, Lech, and Zürs with the Klostertal near Stuben. The pass road was built in 1940 and leads to the road over the Arlberg pass. It became a necessity when the Arlberg railroad was opened in 1884. Before that, traffic mostly went over the Tannberg by way of Oberstdorf.

Arlberg Pass

The Arlberg connects the Klostertal valley in the west with the Stanzer valley in the east. Together with the Flexenpass, the Arlberg forms the border between the mountain groups: Verwall in the south, Lechquellen mountains in the north-west and the Lechtal Alps in the north and north-east. The Valluga, the highest mountain on the Arlberg and the Trittkopf south-west of the Lechtal Alps, dominates the pass.

Flexenpass

The first stretch of road was opened in October 1897 up to the pass. At first, the road was shielded from the danger of avalanche by protective covers, but eventually a tunnel was built, and then a bridge over the Hölltobel. The road was only 3 meters wide. In 1909 the road was finished into the Lech Valley in Tyrol. Since 1936 the pass has been open in winter.

Hahntenjoch

It is a much shorter route than the Fern Pass or the Flexen Pass over the Arlberg. The road is winding and steep, with grades up to 18.9 percent and is closed to traffic over 14 metric tons. The road is generally closed from November to April.

The pass is prone to avalanches, falling rocks, and mudslides. In 2004, an automatic system was installed that closes the road in case of blockage.

Hahntenjoch

Hahntennjoch (el. 1894 m / 6213 ft.) is a high mountain pass in the Austrian Alps in the Bundesland of Tyrol.

It connects the upper valley of the Inn River with the Lech River valley. The road leads from Imst to Elmen, a distance of 29 km. It is popular with motorcyclists and cyclists.

Kaisers

Elevation 1,518 m (4,980 ft). An Austrian village with a popolation of aprox. 75 inhabitants

Kaisers - Tyrol

Me and my bike in the little village of Kaisers.

Kaunertal Glacier

The Kaunertal Glacier Road continues up to the Weißenseeferner glacier. This toll road is one of the highest paved roads in the Alps and reaches an elevation of 2750 m (9025 ft). With 29 180 degree turns, the road leads all the way to the base of the ski area at 2,750 m (9,022 ft).

Kaunertal Glacier

Elevation 2.750 m / 9025 ft.

No road for beginners, but worth every single mile you drive.

Kaunertal Glacier

At the end of the road. We met the highest point possible to reach with this kind of bike. May be with a off road bike you can go even higher.

Kaunertal Glacier Road

Checking the amount of toll we have to pay for the bike and two persons to use the glacier road

Water reservoir Finstertal

Elev. 2300m / 7545 ft.

Marlstein

on the way through the Kühtai you get to the intersection where you can go up to the the traditional sports and family hotel Marlstein. It is located in the Nedertal and is 1,800 m (5,900 ft) above sea level in an idyllic side valley at the entrance of the Tyrolean Ötztal in Tyrol, Austria.

Silzer Sattel

Elev. 1690 m / 5544 ft

Tyrolian pass road which connects the Oberinntal ( Upper Inn Valley) with the Nedertal.

Namloser Tal

Elev. 1360 m / 4461 ft A small valley with beautiful curves. A real El Dorado for bikers.

Plansee

The Plansee Street leads along the northern banks of the Plansee. From there it goes to the Ammersattel (elev. 1083 m / 3553 ft) and then to Ettal / Germany

Vent - Ötztal

a rather wild creek is crossing the borders of Vent and we could read about a couple of people who fell in the creek and died. The old church books are very intressting and open to the public.

Vent

Vent is at around 1900 m / 6233 ft above the sea level and it is accessible by car following a rather good road from Soelden.

Hochsölden - Ötztal Glacier Road

The village of Hochsölden is located at 2,090 m (6,857 ft)
The Ötztal Glacier Road is the second highest paved road in Europe. It is the access road from Sölden to the Rettenbach glacier and Tiefenbachferner glaciers in the Ötztal Alps