Michiel 2005

Michiel 2005

Posted on 06/16/2007


Photo taken on June  7, 2007



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Holiday day 5: Großglockner Hochalpenstraße

Holiday day 5: Großglockner Hochalpenstraße
At the top (Hochtor) 2504 meters.

This pass is quite impressive: 2504 meter at his highest point and about 40 turns; about 12 kilometers climbing at 12% and then about 12 kilometers of descent at the same percentage. I climbed it in second gear and I could really feel the heat coming from the engine and gear box. Engine temperature wasn't raised during the climb, low outside temperature and high circulation and cooling from the high revs kept it down. The Großglockner people seem to think this pass is ideal for oldtimers. They speak of "gentle gradients". I wonder if they are talking about the same pass.
You have to pay toll for using this road: € 26 for a car.

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