Grossglockner (North Side)

 Grossglockner (North Side)   

The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is like an ornament of ribbons located between green mountain pastures, colourful flower meadows, rocky rubble, ice and show. The mountain pass road with a total of 48 km and 36 turns leads deep into the centre of Austria’s largest national park with an area of 1,800 km² that extends across the provinces of Salzburg, Tyrol and Carinthia. The highest point of the mountain road is the Edelweissspitze located at just above 2,500 m. Several 3,000 m peaks open up to the wandering gaze, but the largest of them all is the Grossglockner. The striking mountain towers above the entire region at 3,798 m, and is at the same time the highest summit of the Alpine Republic. This north side of the Hochtor (as is the official name of the climb) starts just after the mautstelle (toll booth) in Ferleiten. Prepare for 13 very hard kilometers to Fuscher Törl. After a short descent the remaining kilometers to the Hochtor tunnel at the top seem easier in theory, but the altitude and first part of the climb doesn't make it feel like that.

Region: Salzburg
City: Fusch an der Großglocknerstraße

Distance: 23.33 km
Elevation Gain: 1513 m
Elevation Loss: 554 m
Difficulty: 1541 (Extreme)
FIETS Index: 9.63 FIETS
Avg Grade: 7.05 %
Max cat climb: HC
Min elevation: 1157 m
Max elevation: 2523 m
Ride Category: Epic Climb

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