The Grossglockner is the highest mountain in Austria and not far from the Kaprunerhof. It is found in the beautiful Hohe Tauern National Park and is a popular destination for nature lovers, motorsports enthusiasts and active holidaymakers. And if you are looking for an athletic challenge, you can use the Grossglockner for a racing cycling tour starting directly from the Kaprunerhof. Conditioned athletes can take on an additional stage that will reward you with one-of-a-kind 360° mountain views.
Distance: 120 km
Duration: 6 hours
Ascent: 5,609 m
Descent: 5,609 m
Description of the Kaisertour – in two stages
Kaprun – Bruck – Fusch – past Ferleiten – follow the Alpenstrasse street for 12.9 km – to Fuscher Törl – detour to the Edelweissspitze peak (additional 143 m in altitude) possible.
Fuscher Törl – via Schöneck to Kaiser-Franz-Josefs-Höhe.
I recommend the ascent to the Franz-Josefs-Höhe for all cyclists with very good physical fitness – the view there is truly amazing.