The road cycling tour across 2509 meter high Timmelsjoch, Austria's highest border pass road, leads down to St. Leonhard and is a very special experience. The spectacular high Alpine road travels through Ötztal's mighty glacier world into the vineyards of the South Tyrolean Passeiertal valley and further on to Merano some 2000 meters below. It is a special feeling of freedom when crossing Timmelsjoch Pass. Passionate nature explorers can discover this tranquil north-south road away from the main traffic routes, which is also known as the Alps' "secret gap": It opens up the world of high Alpine mountains from a unique perspective. Striking architectural sculptures in futurist style are shown at five stations along the route, that provide information about the region's nature, history, culture, society and economy. At the road toll station in Hochgurgl there is also the unrivaled Motorcycle Museum, Europe's highest of its kind with some 230 exhibits from more than 100 manufacturers.
Please note that there is an increased risk of accidents and injuries in road cycling sports. Despite accurate tour planning, there is always a basic risk. Appropriate tour preparation including endurance sports, suitable training programs and further education as well as personal circumspection considerably reduce accidents and risks.
All parking is free during the day.
Parking for several days (eg hike tour):
Special tip: Bicycle lighting is advisable for the partially sparsely illuminated tunnels.