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What do the symbols mean? don't miss scenic route Avoid if at all possible Sweepers Twisties Hairpins Town or Point of Interest Web Cam Available
Gröbming - St-Peter- Sölkpass - Murau Silver medal symbol
2006-07-29

N47?16.249 E14?04.775
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Sparsly populated and mostly traffic-free, don't look for anywhere to get petrol on this road. Between Murau in the south and Stein there's no petrol. A few villages on teh north ramp have hotels though. It's a good ride, especially from the south where the road is a long series of slightly-climbing sweepers. The bottom part has been resurfaced [2003] to get rid of the worst bumps but there is still a 6km stretch which will test your suspension. Don't let that put you off though, the road is worth it.
It's also fairly prone to snow falls, even in July.

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B114 Trieben - Hohen Tauern - Judenburg
Sweeper N47?26.021 E14?28.949
This and the route below are the two major N-S routes over the mountains around here.
Mostly sweepers, but well-made and generally easy to overtake. Not for those who relish hairpins (there are a couple) but a good ride. Avoid during peak holiday weekends.

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B95 Predlitz - Turracher Höhe - Petergassen
don't miss Sweeper N46?55.135 E13?52.423
see above

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B99 Radstadter Tauern
don't miss scenic route N47?14.335 E13?34.271
A main north-south route. Luckily most traffic takes the motorway. Mostly fast sweepers but with something for everyone.

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Ebene Reichenau - Nockalm - Kremsbr?cke Gold medal symbol
2005-06-11

don't miss scenic route Twisty Sweeper N46?53.598 E13?47.371
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Nockalm Website
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This has to be in my top three favourite roads in Austria.
A private toll road (€7 per bike) twisting over two low passes, and some nice scenery, but who cares about that? An ace surface with A1 curves - just watch out for cows (as usual). Buy a ticket and run back-and-forth between toll-boothes all day. I think you can even stay in some of the restaurants up there.

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B90 Rattendorf - Nassfeld Pass - Pontebba
2003-06-01

N46?33.692 E13?16.590
The crossing between Italy and Austria has little to mark it out from the others. It's low, well made and not unlike the Wurzpassa little further to the east, and I always confuse the two. It can be a bit busy at peak times as it's further from the motorway.
Easy.

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B77 Köflach - Weißkirchen
don't miss N47?06.256 E14?57.584
The best way out of Judenburg, or if you've been to the A1-Ring for a race. Seems a lot longer than on the map. Non-stop curves once you start to climb the low pass through trees.

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B70 K?flach - Pack Sattel -Twimberg
N46?58.695 E14?59.006
A major through-route but with those wide long hairpins.... :-)

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B69 Lavamünd - Eibiswald Bronze medal symbol
don't miss Twisty Sweeper N46?40.932 E15?04.423
Ah, a jewel of a road, this one. The west side is steeper and tightish through trees, but nothing a Goldwing couldn't do with a bit of shuffling. The east is less steep but longer and faster; ton-up.

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B82 Sitterdorf - Seeberg
N46?26.526 E14?34.074
Up to the border - twisties in a narrow gorge..... I havn't been past the border here.

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