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    Grossglockner Pass
    on: March 24, 2022, 11:24:00 am
    March 24, 2022, 11:24:00 am
    Need some info on the Grossglockner Pass please.

    Anyone done it or know how it works at the top? Might sound like an odd question but we're staying about 70 miles from the pass in June and I'm trying to plot a round trip route from our digs, over the Pass and back to the digs but there seems to be a bit of road at the very top that I can't plan in to the route. If I drag my point over the top, (Google Maps) it re-routes to the other side of the mountain. Making it a one way up and back again. It does the same in REVER Route planner.

    Or am I missing something?  :187:



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    Re: Grossglockner Pass
    Reply #1 on: March 24, 2022, 11:39:36 am
    March 24, 2022, 11:39:36 am
    I seem to remember "Biker Point" is at the top of this route, a little bumpy track up to the highest point with great views. Maybe that is confusing it?   :190:

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    Re: Grossglockner Pass
    Reply #2 on: March 24, 2022, 11:45:41 am
    March 24, 2022, 11:45:41 am
    Yes, there is a sketchy bit at the top, which is cobbled, and also a loop beyond the restaurants at the top.

    I think I ventured up the cobbled section on the bike, and thought - "Looks like I got away with that "

    So many bikes up and down it, that you struggle to maintain a decent gap from the bike in front in case they falter/fall off.

    Google images will show you (or even streetview)

    Also - if the road is closed with snow (likely), Google re-routes until it opens.
    Last Edit: March 24, 2022, 11:46:52 am by Mareng1

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    Re: Grossglockner Pass
    Reply #3 on: March 24, 2022, 01:04:29 pm
    March 24, 2022, 01:04:29 pm
    Thanks chaps.. Think I'll plan a route the longest way up and if we get across, I'll just plan a route back to the digs from that point..  :169:

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    Re: Grossglockner Pass
    Reply #4 on: March 24, 2022, 01:19:03 pm
    March 24, 2022, 01:19:03 pm
    *Originally Posted by af1-windy [+]
    Thanks chaps.. Think I'll plan a route the longest way up and if we get across, I'll just plan a route back to the digs from that point..  :169:

     :821: windy

    Sorry - I meant blocked right now, and can affect routing-apps which take into account closed roads. 

    May?   I think traditionally - the passes are still blocked, and they usually barrier quite far down I think.   

    I think there is a website with current and historical snow reports/closures, a google would find it.


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    Re: Grossglockner Pass
    Reply #5 on: March 24, 2022, 01:34:56 pm
    March 24, 2022, 01:34:56 pm
    No worries, I'll keep trying, we're heading out there mid-June. I don't usually plan this far ahead but trying to get my head around some proper route planning, set up in my Nav6 with dates, start times and lunch stops.. not that we have to stick to them but thought I'd have a play with todays tech...  :012: I'm used to a map, cheap watch and crib sheet fixed to the tank.. fun but having the tech working for me means I can relax a little, seeing as I do all the planning and leading..  :013:

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    Re: Grossglockner Pass
    Reply #6 on: March 24, 2022, 03:26:30 pm
    March 24, 2022, 03:26:30 pm
    use www.kurviger.de - it will let you plot the route but warn you of a potential closure - you can select the amount of kurviness and export the route to formats to suit satnavs etc.

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    Re: Grossglockner Pass
    Reply #7 on: March 24, 2022, 04:05:30 pm
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    I’d be more concerned about a Plan B if one of you turns up pos for Covid than the route.

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    Re: Grossglockner Pass
    Reply #8 on: March 24, 2022, 04:16:59 pm
    March 24, 2022, 04:16:59 pm
    *Originally Posted by Winger [+]
    I’d be more concerned about a Plan B if one of you turns up pos for Covid than the route.

    But we'll only know IF! we test :084: which we won't..  :007:
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    Re: Grossglockner Pass
    Reply #9 on: March 24, 2022, 04:18:53 pm
    March 24, 2022, 04:18:53 pm
    *Originally Posted by wessie [+]
    use www.kurviger.de - it will let you plot the route but warn you of a potential closure - you can select the amount of kurviness and export the route to formats to suit satnavs etc.

    Thanks for the link, I'll have a play..  :028:
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