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Tours for the connoisseur

In 'Frühstückshotel Birkenhof' you have an ideal starting point for lovely tours in Rauris, in the Hohe Tauern National Park and in the surrounding area.

In Rauris, motorbiking is the perfect way to explore the Kolm Saigurn lateral valley. You can ride here via the toll road to Lenzanger car park and relax and unwind at the rest area.
Highlights in the region undoubtedly include the nearby Großglockner High Alpine Road,  Gerlos-Pass and Nockalmstraße. We are happy to assist with the planning of your day  tour!

We are always happy to welcome motorcycle enthusiasts.

The Birkenhof is the ideal starting point for beautiful tours in Rauris in the Hohe Tauern National Park and in the surrounding area.

With the Nationalpak Sommercard as a holiday gift, the ascent to the toll road Kolm Saigurn, the Gerlos Alpine Road and the Grossglockner High Alpine Road is even free!

Großglockner High Alpine Road – Großglockner 'experience realm'

The most famous road in the Austrian Alps, the Großglockner High Alpine Road, proceeds into the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park to the highest mountains in Austria, the Großglockner (3798m) and the Pasterze. The panorama road spans 48 kilometres and has 36 hairpin bends, taking you right through a unique mountain realm of blossoming Alpine meadows, mountain forests, impressive cliffs and eternal ice, right to the foot of the Großglockner. Open from May to October.

•  Convenient ticket purchase available at the Ferleiten cash desk: to the right of the cash desk is an 'Info Point'. Here you will find detailed information about motorbike tours and the right tour ticket to suit your needs. If there is a lot of traffic, an extra cash point is opened for bikers.

•  Biker Points: Edelweiß-Spitze and Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe. The Edelweiß-Spitze is located at 2571m, accessed via the Kopfsteinpflaster and is the highest point of the Großglockner High Alpine Road. A reserved parking area for bikers guarantees an outstanding view to 30, three-thousand metre mountains. Located there is Edelweisshütte, which is biker-friendly, providing garages and even a repair assistance service.  Another Biker Point is located on Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe, where there is a visitor centre with exhibits, restaurant and much more, as well as an underground parking area. A superb view to the Großglockner, the Pasterze and Johannisberg is assured here!

•  Biker Safes: Storage options for motorbikers - reserved lockers with deposit boxes are also available at the Bikers Points and at the southern end of the Hochtor tunnel. Helmets, jackets and other pieces of equipment can be securely stored in the safes provided.

•  Safe motorcycling on the Großglockner High Alpine Road: The road surface is made of a material that provides maximum grip. Crash barriers are being gradually replaced, with sharp edged barriers and guard rails being removed. Please be aware that in high Alpine terrain, the weather conditions have a direct influence on the road traction. Please ride attentively and anticipate any dangers that may arise.

Gerlos Pass:

The 69 kilometre Alpine road proceeds from Krimml (approx. 70 minutes from Rauris) in the Pinzgau to Gerlos in Tyrol. There are parking areas along the road to stop and take a break at and gaze in wonder at the superb mountain panorama and the Krimml Waterfalls. At Passhöhe at 1630m there is a play area with viewing tower and the Kitzbüheler Alps reveal themselves at their loveliest. On the way down into Zillertal you come to Durlaßboden reservoir, where you can once again relax, enjoy a pedalo ride, swim and even go surfing and sailing! The Gerlos Alpine Road is open year-round.

Nockalm Straße:

The 34 kilometre long adventure road (approx. 2 hours from Rauris) extends between Innerkrems in the north and Ebene Reichenau in the south. Over 52 sharp bends twist their way up and down between the "Nock'n". Enjoy the views to the biggest stone pine forest in the Eastern Alps and take a look at the various exhibits along the road. Open from the start of May until the end of October. Closed for winter thereafter.


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Hotel Birkenhof
Doris Kloiber
Marktstraße 68
5661 Rauris
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