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you should always stay at campsites. Camping in the wild is not allowed. And keep your speedometer in view, especially in tyrol there are many permanent speed traps (tech-grey boxes, hardly to identify in time). And the highlights for driving: Google for Hahntennjoch, Namlos-Tal, Kühtai, Großglockner, Gerlos, Zillertaler Höhenstrasse, Furka-Joch, Arlbergpass, Flexenpass and much more. (OMG, while writing that, I think I must do a ride tomorrow...)
In this year i had very similiar trip on my Tiger! ;D. If You want to geat around Austria dont forget about Grossglockner HochalpenStrasse(23 Euro for entry for all day long;/ ), Silvretta HochalpenStrasse between Bludenz and Landeck, also very nice road near to the border with Italy and it is called Passo di Stale (road number L25 in Austria) and photo below were taken in this place. There is no problem with campsite in Austria, also there is a lot of "free rooms" in a reasonable price.
P.S If You would be there - watch out the cows on the street
Here's a hotel I stayed at earlier this year. Great roads right on the doorstep - including the fantastic Nochalmstrasse ; a toll road (but free with tourist card from hotel if you stay 3 nights AFAIR). John, the hotel owner was very helpful with sat-nav routes to download and weather advice. Garage and tools available gratis too.
Here's a possible route for the journey down on the fantastic 99 - a road that deserves an ode. Avoid the A10 'cos there are two tolled tunnels - and well, it's a motorway!
There seemed to be lots of campsites in Austria but I didn't use any. As mentioned, be cautious camping at altitude. Also, it may be the case that some campsites close at the end of the summer season. Certainly some were slow to open at the beginning of the Summer.
If you want any more route suggestions in Austria let me know. e.g. a day trip to Slovenia Triglav National Park returning through Italy was worth doing twice! I should have some GPS tracks too.
I can agree with 'two wheels good', Austria has many fabulous 'biking roads!
Here's a possible route for the journey down on the fantastic 99 - a road that deserves an ode.
I travelled down the 99 road only a few days ago from Salzburg and recommended to some others I was travelling with. Beautiful road and scenery.
I found the camp sites in Austria a bit more than a touch on the expensive side. Especially around the lakes area near Villach and Klagenfurt. It seems they think that because they have a lake they can take more money from you. I also found that in Austria, they are half a century behind with making Wi-Fi a easy to use and free component of your camping stay.
Right now, am back in Slovenia at 'Camping Kamne, Mojstrana', just over the boarder with Triglav as my view outside my tent and Wi-Fi available in my tent at a cost half that of what I had in Austria, and super friendly people.
The holiday season is ending and camp fees for many sites will be lower from now on.
Austria has great roads in top condition and fantastic mountains, but I try to avoid camping here unfortunately for the moment.
As 'two wheels good' mentions:
A day trip to Slovenia Triglav National Park returning through Italy was worth doing twice!
Am aiming to do the Vršiška cesta loop today or tomorrow myself.
You lucky devil , Paul! That's the loop I had in mind - through the Vrisic Pass - going uphill on the cobbled corners ideally.
A few detours I can recommend:
- The Mangart road up to stunning views.
- A coffee on Lago do Predil then the road going west through Sella Nevea, resurfaced this year for the Giro d'Italia
The "main road" along the Soca River , Bovec - Kobarid - Tolmin is great too. Lots of river sports available. Lots of WW1 history too; great little museum in Kobarid.
Lake Bohinj is even closer to you. Stunning unspoilt scenery. (I'm coming over all nostalgic now)
I can claim this is not off-topic because I rode these routes as day trips from Austria.
Thanks for the map links, its all looking like fun.
Was looking at going into Slovenia too if you have any routes on that too Two Wheels?
Just noticed your reply, sorry for delay
Yeah, happy to reminisce about my trip - but later tonight when I have more time. Do you want a google map or a .gpx file?
Edit. Just read the first post again. You might have already departed. I'll pm you
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