Tour information: 570 km / 7.5 hours driving time
Travelling from Bludenz via Kufstein to Radstadt and Wolfsberg, fascinating sights open up around every curve to make your spirits soar ever higher as you ride up and down yet more spectacular mountains and valleys. Starting point is Bludenz, the centre of a five-valley alpine region. The route immediately takes you up to the Arlberg Pass with its magnificent view of the Vorarlberg and Tyrolese alpine regions, then down into the Inntal Valley. Forgo the motorway (A12) and enjoy instead a leisurely drive through Tyrolese villages and small towns such as Hall or Schwarz to the fortress city of Kufstein in the Tyrolese lowlands. Kufstein is a town full of superlatives, among many other attractions it boasts the world’s largest gin collection as well as the world’s largest outdoor organ. Interesting museums, the large fortress and big festivities are proof that the town truly values its traditions.
Continue on by driving from Kufstein past the Kaisergebirge Mountain range to St. Johann in Tyrol and Saalfelden am Steinernen Meer, with a breathtaking alpine panorama opening up around every curve. Then, passing along the B99, the route continues on through the Salzburg skiing region to Radstadt and up to the top of the Rossbrand Mountain (1,768 m). From its summit you can enjoy a breathtaking 360° panoramic view over 150 peaks of the Eastern Alps. An ideal starting point for hiking and biking tours. Driving on to Wolfsberg, you pass Obertauern where you can ski until May and, on your way towards Carinthia, you also cross the Nockberge Biosphere Reserve up on the Turracher Höhe. The route continues past Feldkirchen, St. Veit / Glan and Völkermarkt, to Wolfsberg the last stage of this beautiful trip through four provinces. Wolfsberg in the Lavanttal Valley is an enchanting little town with a charming historic city centre. It offers numerous hiking trails and is Austria’s 1st certified Hiking Town.
Don’t miss along the route:
- Natursprünge Path Brandnertal – interactive knowledge hike learn more
- With the “Kaiserlift” chairlift up into the natural paradise www.naturerlebnis-kaisergebirge.at
- Pongauer Dom learn more
- Kitzsteinhorn – nature experience at 3,000 metres www.kitzsteinhorn.at
- Wolfsberg Castle www.schloss-wolfsberg.at
- Benedictine Monastery of St. Paul in the Lavanttal Valley www.stift-stpaul.at