Enjoy the highest mountain of Austria: Grossglockner and its glacier and the High Alpine Road on this Tour
Come and see the tallest peak of Austria!
This tour will begin in Salzburg, unless another starting point is agreed upon prior. We offer this tour described below; however we focus on tailor-made tours so we can adapt the tour to your specific interests.
We will pick you up in our glass-roof vehicle and whist you away to the famous Grossglockner, the highest mountain in Austria and the highest mountain in the east Alps (east of Switzerland), which rises approximately 12,461 feet above the Adriatic Sea. On this tour, we will travel along the High Alpine Road, one of the highest pass roads of the Alps. The mountain and the pass road are part of the national park of the Hohe Tauern where you will enjoy breathtaking views of nature and enjoy many rare species.
Opened in 1935, the Grossglockner High Alpine Road is a 47km (29.7miles) stretch of road offering breathtaking views of the Austrian Alps. The road holds a special fascination for bicyclists, motorcyclists, car enthusiast and others, and also is used for the testing of new cars before they go into production. As one of the most challenging roads in the Alps, it was the perfect tryout for Ferdinand Porsche’s new developments.
During the drive we will share many interesting facts of the High Alpine Pass and about the engineering challenges its presented, as well as information on the Grossglockner glacier and the interesting wildlife in this area!
This private tour includes:
- Nearby Saalach valley
- Fascinating mountains of the Alps
- Village of Zell am See
- Grossglockner high-alpine mountain road
- the Fuscher Törl (one of the highest points of the road)
- Kaiser Franz Joseph height (stop with viewpoint, some freetime and museum of the glacier and a walk on the glacier)
- Sport’s world Amadé
- Salzach Valley
Following the tour, you will be returned to the pick-up location, unless you wish to be dropped off at another location in the Salzburg area.
We look forward welcoming you to Salzburg and the surrounding area, where the mountains are fascinating and easy to explore!