Driving Austria’s Silvretta Hochalpenstrasse

The Silvretta Hochalpenstrasse in south west Austria is a road of distinct halves: a series of vertiginous hairpins in the west; gentle, winding, long valley road in the east.

14%, 2032m. West to east in pictures, inc. anatomy of a hairpin, sort of. Map + video below.

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MAUT:

MAUT: like most of Austria’s blue chip mountain passes, Silvretta is a toll road: €15 per car, €12 per bike, €21.50 motorhome. It’s open from early June until October.

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Photo via en.silvretta-bielerhoehe.at

Thirty four individually numbered hairpins in three distinct groups in the west. Photo via en.silvretta-bielerhoehe.at

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