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Driving experience Gerlos Alpine Road

Gorgeous pass road for motorcyclists, car drivers and vintage car fans

The Gerlos Alpine Road might not be the highest or the most spectacular, but it certainly is one of the pass roads in the Eastern Alps that is most enjoyable to drive on. With a maximum gradient of 9% and eight elegant turns, you won’t even take vintage cars to their limit on the 12 km core section from Krimml up to the pass summit. Motorcyclists love the smooth route, and even drivers who have less skill in the mountains experience this alpine road without stress. Open all year round, the mountain road has led from Salzburg to Tyrol and vice versa since the 1960s. Receive various tickets for your driving pleasure at the pay desk at the Gerlos pass – from day tickets to affordable tour tickets for bikers.

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 Return with 4 cars Gerlos Alpine Road
 Car down the Gerlos Alpine Road

Best facilities for bikers and aficionados of noble automobiles

Several stop options make driving on the Gerlos Alpine Road even more fun! Five smaller rest spots, car parks on the most beautiful lookout points, the pass summit with lookout tower and the bikers’ point ensure lots of variety and an intense experience of nature. Drivers also interested in road technology will be impressed by the mountain road site: five bridges, six suspension bridges, seven apertures and a tunnel make this unique driving experience possible. Tip: the car parks at km 6 and 6.20 from where you can enjoy the most beautiful views of the Krimml Waterfalls and the Krimmler Achental!

•    Suggested tours and tips for vintage car drivers
•    Heaven for motorcyclists: facilities and tour ticket
•    Information and regulars’ discount for bus tour operators



If you’ve always wanted to find out more about the most beautiful tours incorporating the Gerlos Alpine Road, then use the free download of the brochure “Touren für Geniesser” (German only)“. Have fun and a great driving experience!