Enzian power - triple Tyrolean pass enjoyment

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Enzian power - triple Tyrolean pass enjoyment

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Hahntennjoch

The Hahntennjoch is an ancient Alpine crossing that was already in active use in the early Middle Ages. Around 1930, old mule tracks began to be paved and made passable for vehicles. To this day, the road, with gradients of up to 19% leading up into the mountains, is only of regional importance. Long-distance and through traffic rushes down into the Inn Valley via the Fernpass. This makes the Hahntennjoch even more popular for motorcyclists. The meeting point at the summit, complete with snack bar, is often firmly in our hands at weekends, although the pass ramp, which is also prone to avalanches, is a real treat for riders. 

DATA AND ROUTE
Length: 30 km
Highest point: 1.894 m
Difficulty: medium
Toll: no
Winter closure: November till April

From Hotel Enzian to the highest point:
Kurviger Route ›››››

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Timmelsjoch Hochalpenstraße

Speaking of delicacies: Just west of our partner hotel Enzian, the idyllic Ötztal valley awaits us not only with a magnificent glacier road, but also with the legendary Timmelsjoch, perhaps the most beautiful border post between Austria and Italy.

Situated just over 2,500 meters above sea level, the legendary motorcycle museum awaits near the top of the pass. After a devastating fire, the newly rebuilt motorcycle adventure world is even bigger and more worth seeing and is a must-see in the entire region.

Both ramps have a lot to offer us in terms of riding. Our tour tip: early in the morning for a flying visit to the Ötztal Glacier Road, then scurry over the Timmelsjoch including a visit to the Motorcycle Adventure World, down into the Passeier Valley for a stop in picturesque St. Leonhard at lunchtime and in the afternoon we choose the Timmelsjoch from south to north back to the hotel, freshly refreshed. This is guaranteed to be an unforgettable day of touring.  

DATA AND ROUTE
Length: 54 km
Highest point: 2.474 m
Difficulty: medium
Toll: yes
Winter closure: mid-October to June and at night between 8 pm and 7 am

From the Hotel Enzian to the highest point:
Kurviger Route ›››››

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Kühtaisattel

Kühtai, on the other hand, is different. The village of Kühtai, which gives the elongated high valley its common name, is one of Austria's highest ski resorts and a very popular biking destination outside of the white season from spring to fall.

The high valley, which can be reached from the Hotel Enzian with nine genuine hairpin bends, not only boasts a well-developed piste, but also magnificent views of the alpine panoramas of the Stubai Alps. Garnished with countless rest and picnic areas as well as many places to stop for refreshments, the Kühtai is a delight for all the senses that can fill almost an entire day of touring despite its manageable length. Especially if we "spice it up" with extensive gasoline conversations at the meeting points along the Scheitelhöh

DATA AND ROUTE
Length: 30 km
Highest point: 2.017 m
Difficulty: easy to medium
Toll: None
Winter closure: None

From Hotel Mondschein to the highest point:
Kurviger Route ›››››


Text: Heinz Studt
Photos: Heinz Studt, Peter Wahl