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3 Country tour - Day tour

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Styria - Salzburg - Carinthia! Discover a dreamlike combination of curves, free driving feeling and endless freedom.  There is no other route where you are in the high mountains of the Niedere Tauern and you ride through untouched alpine landscape when you cross the Sölkpass into the Ennstal. There we already have a view of the highest mountain of Styria the Dachstein before we reach the Salzburger Land. We cross more passes and come back to Styria and then the southernmost province of Carinthia with its turquoise blue bathing lakes.
The tour leads from Spielberg over the Lachtal valley to Schöder, where we ride the rarely opened Sölkpass with its great mountain curves. We continue to Ramsau where we have a great view of the highest mountain in Styria, the Dachstein. We continue to Filzmoos and Radstadt, where we are now in the Salzburger Land. The Tauernpass and the Twenger Talpass are other fantastic pass roads as well as ski areas in winter.  We pass Tamsweg in Lungau until we come back to Styria in the direction of Murau. There we already see the castle Schwarzenberg and have the possibility to visit the brewery of the senses with the beer pharmacy. At Murau we turn in the direction of the Metnitz valley to the castle town of Friesach. Here we can experience how a castle is built without any tools. The process of building, without the help of modern equipment. Only through the traditional craftsmanship of the people involved, supported by strong Noriker horses, a castle complex with two towers, a palace, curtain walls and a chapel is built in a construction period of about 40 years. On the main square in Friesach is the Cafe Craigher with its high-quality chocolate production, here we have the possibility of a guided tour with tasting. Strengthened we drive over the winding Perchauer Sattel back to the Murtal to the Red Bull Ring, where we can experience a 90-minute sightseeing tour (reservation required), which is normally closed to visitors. 

Characteristics

Technique
Level of fitness
Result
Scenery

Best season

January
February
March
April
May
November
December

The tour in numbers

challenging
Level of difficulty
353,0 km
Route
5:00 h
Duration
4680 hm
Ascent
4680 hm
Descent
1789 m
Highest point
630 m
Lowest point

Map & downloads

More information

Coming from the west:

Take the Spielberg exit and follow the signs to Red Bull Ring.Coming from the east:

Kreuz St. Michael follow the S36 in the direction of Kärnten.Take the Spielberg exit and follow the signs to Red Bull Ring.

Spielberg – Fohnsdorf – Oberkurzheim – Oberzeiring – Gföllgraben – Schönberg – Schiltern – Oberwölz – Winklern – St. Peter – Feistritz – Baierdorf – Schöder – Sölkpass 1.790 m – St.Nikolai – Mößna – Fleiß – Großsölk – Gatschberg – Pruggern – Ruperting – Mauterndorf – Ramsau – Schildlehen – Hochau – Filzmoos – Übermoos – Reitsteg – Schattbach – Eben i. P. – Altenmarkt – Radstadt – Löbenau – Untertauern – Obertauern – Tauernpass 1.738 m – Twenger Talpass 1.383 m – Tweng – Mauterndorf – Mörtelsdorf – Tamsweg – Sauerfeld – Seetal – Seebach – Ratschfeld – Ranten – Murau – Metnitz – Grades – St. Salvator – Friesach – Dürnstein – Wildbad Einöd – Neumarkt – Perchau – Perchauer Sattel 958 m – Scheifling – Unzmarkt – St. Georgen – Wöll – St. Peter – Judenburg – Spielberg
Tip:

The rarely opened Sölkpass with its great mountain curves is always a highlight

Building a castle in Friesach without the help of modern equipment is really an experience.

The starting point can be reached by train from Knittelfeld and Judenburg and by bus. 
Parking is free of charge in the parking lot in front of the Red Bull Ring. During major events, separate parking facilities are provided for motorcycles arriving at the event. 

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What the weather will be like

Neumarkt in der Steiermark (834m)

Morning
16°C
60%
5 km/h
Noon
23°C
20%
10 km/h
Night
18°C
40%
5 km/h
Dry and partly sunny throughout the day, with cloudy periods from time to time.
Morning
12°C
0%
0 km/h
Noon
22°C
10%
5 km/h
Night
18°C
15%
5 km/h
The day starts sunny, but will be partly cloudy in the afternoon.
23.05.2022
11°C 22°C
24.05.2022
12°C 23°C
25.05.2022
11°C 21°C

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