Ghiacciaio Austria Grossglockner Moto – Why the Grossglockner?
First because it is a goal described always with great enthusiasm by all motorcyclists and not, and second because I have a score to settle with this “mountain”: a few years ago I had to desist from visiting its glacier due bad weather.
Well set goal, now we must think about the itinerary and take some information in order not to go right into the fray; I love going on my adventures not plan everything in detail, it seems to me to remove flavor to the company, but a little preparation is good to have it, and so, with the classic blind faith in San Google, I start looking for information on course better, of how the access road to the Grossglockner, where to sleep and what to visit.
“Bikers Point” on Punta Edelweiss
Shortly before Fuscherl Törl, after a stretch of about 28 km, there is a junction on the left leading to the 2,571 m altitude of Punta Edelweiss. The seven hairpin bends and the cobblestones of the road are still those of the year of construction 1935. The lookout tower was erected instead only in 1955. This is the highest point of the route and allows you to admire for the first time the summit Grossglockner. And ‘the most panoramic place of the northern side of the road, offering a 360 ° of more than 30 (1) peaks above three thousand and here there is the “Bikers Point”.
Bikers will find a car park “at the forefront”, tables and benches on which to rest, information boards on the landscape and the other motorbike routes and also directions on where to find shelter for the night in this environment of extreme high mountain. At the “Bikers Nest” you will also find information on the age of the glorious mountain races.