Once you arrive at the crossroad, often called the ‘head of the pass’ you can choose to turn left, which takes you to the tollbooth and finishes your ride, OR you can keep going straight on (this is what I would recommend). Going straight takes you to the GlocknerHaus mountain hut at the Kaiser-Franz-Josef-Hohe lookout point, named after the Austrian prince, who used to take his consort Elizabeth there when the were courting in the mid 1800s.
This little piece of idyllic scenery is appealingly linked to romantic history, and again offers an amazing view over the Pasterze glacier. Then all you have to do is carry on south to the third toll booth.. head back to your hotel and reminisce over the view with a cold beer in hand and a group of ‘hairy bikers’ to laugh with.
Does this look like something you would be up for? Then you should check out our tours that ride down this impeccable road. Why not try a guided tour?
or if you fancy going solo, what about our self-guided tours?