Your Motorbike Accommodation on the Großglockner High Alpine Road
The Bärenwirt – Tours & Information for Bikers
Motorcycling in the Glockner region means unbeatable fun on the bends! Here "Der Bärenwirt" also plays a key role - our hotel and restaurant is the perfect starting point for many dream routes and ideal for spending a relaxed motorcycling holiday in the Salzburg region. Those who have succumbed to the passion of motorcycling will know about the exhilarating feeling of speeding on two wheels over narrow mountain roads and driving through narrow hairpin bends over high mountain passes – and we’ve got plenty of those ...
- Garage & bike wash facility on site
- Service station in the village centre
- Perfect starting point for many tours
- Tour planner
- Tour guide can be provided on request
Tour 1 – Around the Großglockner
A journey which is characterised by unforgettable impressions and which leads over well-maintained mountain passes and through quiet valleys: the Mölltal valley, Iselsberg, Kalser Glocknerstraße, Felbertauernstraße, the Virgen, Stubach and Kaprun valleys as well as Lake Zell are the high points of this magnificent journey around "King Glockner".
- Length of the tour starting from the "Der Bärenwirt" Hotel and Restaurant including all detours: approx. 337 km
- Length of the tour starting from the "Der Bärenwirt" Hotel and Restaurant excluding detours: approx. 190 km
Occasionally at the cashpoints there are still remaining stocks of the old combination ticket for the Großglockner, Kalser Glocknerstraße and Felbertauernstraße for 24 euros. Otherwise the round trip ticket at 23 euros for the Großglockner High Alpine Road and the Felbertauernstraße is the cheapest.
The detours mean that you can almost double the length of the 190 kilometres of the round trip: it is 17 kilometres (one-way) to the Lucknerhaus, a further 19 kilometres to the Virgental valley, 3.5 kilometres to Lake Hintersee, 17 kilometres to the Stubachtal valley, eleven kilometres to the Kapruner Tal valley and the circuit of Lake Zell "takes up" another 12 kilometres.
Two beautiful hiking tours start at the Matreier Tauernhaus lodge which is situated not far from the south portal of the Felbertauern tunnel: the Glacier circular route (4 hours) or the considerably shorter trail to Innergschlöß (2 hours).
Tour 2 - The Lienz Dolomites and Lake Weißensee
This tour leads from the Großglockner in a southbound direction. The jagged Lienz Dolomites are bordered by the winding Gailbergsattel pass, the romantic Lesachtal valley and the Pustertal valley. As an extra-special treat there is a detour into the unspoilt Villgratental valley and a magnificent high altitude road. A further highpoint is Lake Weißensee.
- Length of the tour starting from the "Der Bärenwirt" Hotel and Restaurant including all detours: approx. 361 km
- Length of the tour starting from the "Der Bärenwirt" Hotel and Restaurant excluding all detours: approx. 302 km
Those daring to enter the Villgratental and its side valleys should factor in at least three hours for the additional stretch of just under 60 kilometres including stops.
A real insider tip: A secluded, winding route from Bannberg on the Hochsteinstraße up to the Hochsteinhütte hut at a height of 2000 metres (3 euros). If required, you can even sleep here for the night.
Tour 3 – South Carinthian Specialities
The most southernly point of South Carinthia between the massifs of the Koschuta and the Petzen ranges, around Bad Eisenkappel, is not exactly an overcrowded area and is therefore ideal for motorcyclists. After visiting Bedi Böhm-Besim’s small motorcycle museum, two further high points follow with the Logartal valley scenic road in the Slovenian border area.
- Length of the tour starting from the "Der Bärenwirt" Hotel and Restaurant including all detours: approx. 251 km
- Length of the tour starting from the "Der Bärenwirt" Hotel and Restaurant excluding detours: approx. 221 km
The Paulitschsattelstraße is only open in the summer months from May to the end of October. Only EU citizens are allowed to cross the border.
Tour 4 – In the heart of the Alps
The view of the highest waterfalls in Europe and in addition the journey over four of the most beautiful pass and mountain sections of the Alps – for this package of Alpine highlights a single tour ticket at a preferential price is available for motorcyclists who plan ahead. For maximum enjoyment at the lowest rate when you explore two national parks and a nature reserve.
- Length of the tour starting from the "Der Bärenwirt" Hotel and Restaurant without detours: approx. 577 km
- Time required at least 2 to 2 ½ days (excluding detours)
The special price tour ticket for the Großglockner High Alpine Road, the Gerlos Alpenstraße and the Nockalmstraße only costs 22 euros and represents a saving of 21 percent compared to buying individual tickets.
The detours mean that a much greater distance with many additional high points can be derived from the 577 kilometres of the above-mentioned route: the Zillertaler Höhenstraße (four euros toll, open May to October) is 35 kilometres longer than the valley route, the detour to the Schlegeis resevoir (six euros toll, open from the middle of May to the end of October) measured from Hippach (one-way) is 26 kilometres. The detours on the Großglockner up to the Edelweißspitze summit with the Biker Point and up to the Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe summit amount to 21 kilometres in total. The Gerlitzen Alpenstraße from Bodensdorf (four euros toll, open from the middle of April to the end of October) is 12 kilometres long in total. And the detour from St. Margarethen over the Sölkpass amounts to 82 kilometres. All together you will be journeying for up to 800 kilometres – the distance is even greater with a return journey over the Großglockner.