Austria and Germany Travel Route by Car

Jul 11th, 2019, 02:21 AM
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Cowboy.......thanks for all the info on the High Alpine Road. For curiosity sake, instead of driving to Zell am See can you start from Heiligenblut which is closer to Lienz..........other than the fact one may want to visit Zell am See anyway?
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Jul 11th, 2019, 04:46 AM
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Originally Posted by BarbaraAllison7911 View Post
Cowboy.......thanks for all the info on the High Alpine Road. For curiosity sake, instead of driving to Zell am See can you start from Heiligenblut which is closer to Lienz..........other than the fact one may want to visit Zell am See anyway?
I'm not quite sure I understand.
The tolled section of the Grossglocker Road is between Heiligenblut and a bit South of the village Fusch.

As a base, Heiligenblut would be a bit too small for me. The advantage of Lienz is its location at the crossroads. And being a small town already with more to offer re. restaurants, accomodation, cafes etc.
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Jul 13th, 2019, 03:44 AM
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We will definitely be located in Lienz for the time spent in the south! Hopefully will manage to spend at least an afternoon in Graz in route! Thanks.
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A beautiful day trip (weather permitting) from Lienz would take you in less than an hour via B100/SS49 to Innichen/ San Candido in South Tyrol.
The Drei Zinnen/ Tre Cime Natural Park starts south of this cute town. And has many kms of trails, easy or hard.

For a full day trip circling the Tre Cime NP, this loop drive will take you through some great scenery.
https://goo.gl/maps/HP9D6ZibByoNVWgQ9
Most of the route follows the valleys of rivers and creeks, so you don't have to expect any serious "mountain pass road driving".
Just that spur road from SP49 to the Tre Cime NP viewpoint / parking lot (at Refugio Auronzo) is somewhat narrow and will end at an elevation of more than 6K feet (If you see low-hanging clouds, I wouldn't bother to drive there).

I think the full loop drive requires a full day, and does not offer much extra time for any serious hiking.. just many photo stops and some walking in Innichen, lunch somewhere on the road, etc.. so definitely more a road trip than a hiking experience, IMO.
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