CyclingUP in Austria







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For the time being, the Austria part of this website is restricted to the Ötztal Alps, to the Hahntennjoch located just north of the Ötztal Alps and four climbs in Carinthia. Almost every ascent contains a viciously steep section. Hence, the steepest kilometer always exceeds, with a single exception, 10%. Most roads are wide and of good quality; unfortunately, they are rarely narrow or providing a feeling of loneliness. One of the 17 climbs is the Ötztaler Gletscherstraße, to date (2019) the number 1 on this site's list of the hardest climbs. Near to the Ötztaler Gletscherstraße lies another remarkable climb, the Kaunertaler Gletscherstraße, superior in terms of scenic beauty and the number 4 on the same list.

RANKING of the climbs

         







Rank Name of climb Diffi-
culty
(cep)
Height
(m)
foot-top
(m)
Steepest
km (%)
Mean
slope (%)
Length
(km)
1 Ötztaler Gletscherstrasse 1637 1497 1370-2830 13.4 10.4 14.4
2 Kaunertaler Gletscherstrasse 1568 1962 866-2743 11.7 5.1 38.8
3 Sattele-northwest 1083 1007 683-1690 12.5 10.4 9.7
4 Kühtaisattel-west 1074 1240 785-2017 12.2 7.0 17.8
5 Hahntennjoch-east 1051 1179 725-1894 12.1 7.3 16.1
6 Timmelsjoch-west 1032 1278 1370-2474 11.2 5.7 22.2
7 Malta Hochalmstrasse 855 1015 916-1923 10.5 7.3 13.9
8 Hahntennjoch-west 843 940 977-1894 13.0 6.4 14.8
9 Pillerhöhe-south 756 758 870-1585 14.2 7.2 10.5
10 Eisentalhöhe-northwest 753 1094 957-2042 9.0 6.2 17.7
11 Pillerhöhe-west 708 720 865-1585 11.4 9.6 7.5
12 Vent-Rofen 489 717 1370-2011 10.7 3.9 18.2
13 Niederthai 467 549 1012-1538 10.7 7.2 7.6
14 Eisentalhöhe-southeast 462 514 1533-2042 10.9 8.0 6.4
15 Pillerhöhe-northeast 443 595 1004-1585 10.7 6.4 9.2
16 Schiestlscharte-northwest 402 493 1533-2024 10.0 7.5 6.5
17 Gries 322 389 1180-1569 10.0 6.7 5.8


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