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 6

Kilometer - KM

 242

Vertical meters

 5

Experience value (1-5)

 5

Difficulty (1-5)

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The described cycle tour to Hochtor on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road starts at the Fuschertörl. From Fuschertörl (2430m) - on the Grossglockner High Alpine Road - there is first a 2 kilometers long downhill to the lake - Fuscherlacke 2268 m.

Near the Fuscherlacke is a original street preserved keeper's house into you can learn about the history of the construction of the Grossglockner High Alpine Road and the working conditions of workers. The leisurely ten minute walk around the Fuscherlacke is highly recommended. Many visitors to the Grossglockner High Alpine Road turn next to the Fuscherlacke the Mankeiwirt.

The increase on this bike - tour to Hochtor is then 4 kilometers long. Between Fuscherlacke and Hochtor there's the short Mittertörl - Tunnel, which is crossed safely despite the lack of lighting, and on the north side is a good vantage point back to Edelweißspitze. In the area of the tunnel, a geologic Mittertörl trail was created, because here is the current route of the Grossglockner Road almost takes the same path as the old way since the Romans and Celts have used. In the 311m-long tunnel at Hochtor is the dividing line between Salzburg and Carinthia. After 6 kilometers and 242 meters height you reach the Hochtor at 2510m. For both ways between Fuschertörl and Hochtor are about 400 meters.

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