Road cyclists can reach for the skies on some scenic mountain roads in the Schladming-Dachstein region of Styria.
Cyclists looking for a sporting challenge can enjoy the views of the Dachstein, Grimming and the Schladminger Tauern on one of three mountain roads: the Dachstein Road, the route up the Sölk Pass or the Stoderzinken Panorama Road.
The tour on the Stoderzinken begins in Irdning and initially it is more or less flat to Öblarn and Gröbming. Then follows the winding ascent on the eleven kilometres of the alpine road to the 2048-metre-high Stoderzinken.
At the top there is a wonderful view over the Hohe Tauern, the Niedere Tauern and up to the Großglockner. Return to the starting point is by the same route.
The Stoderzinken tour is nearly 75 kilometres in length and cyclists conquer almost 1400 metres of altitude difference uphill and downhill. The average riding time for the tour is three hours.
More information: www.schladming-dachstein.at