Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road in the Ötztal Valley, © Timmelsjoch Hochalpenstraßen AG
Timmelsjoch High Alpine Road in the Ötztal Valley, © Timmelsjoch Hochalpenstraßen AG

Roads with a view: the best Alpine drives in Tirol

With their countless hairpins, narrow tunnels carved into the rock and breathtaking views, Tirol’s high mountain roads offer visitors the chance to admire this beautiful region from a new perspective.

Those in search of driving heaven could do worse than to pay a visit to one of the many high alpine roads in Tirol. Taking in mountain peaks, vertiginous passes and even icy glaciers, these thin strips of tarmac winding their way up to over 2,000m altitude provide majestic views not often seen from a car window. While motorbike enthusiasts are drawn to the region by the many tight corners and hairpin bends, others come to simply enjoy the fabulous panoramas normally only enjoyed by those with sturdy hiking boots and a head for heights. At the top of the roads there are often attractions such as a boat trip on a high mountain reservoir, a cable car ride to a 3,000m peak, or a hike to one of the nearby huts.

 

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