Twists and turns galore on the Silvretta High Alpine Road
Experience one of the Montafon’s most spectacular Alpine passes
What do mountain bikes, vintage cars and busses have in common? All of them can be seen on the Silvretta High Alpine Road between Partenen and Galtür every summer! Lots of turns, spectacular mountain views and the Vermunt and Silvretta reservoirs – doesn’t this sound enticing? Take a drive along the “dream road of the Alps” – and start your mountain adventure at Sporthotel Silvretta Montafon!
How it all began … The road was built between 1925 and 1930 as a transportation route for materials during the construction of a power plant. In 1938, the construction road between Vermunt reservoir and Bielerhöhe marked the first section of the Alpine pass. On June 23, 1954, the road was opened to the public, in 1961 even for two-lane traffic.
Your drive along the Silvretta High Alpine Road
22.3 kilometres and a maximum incline of twelve per cent. The Silvretta High Alpine Road is quite a handful! From Partenen in the Montafon, the road takes you from 1,051 metres along the Vermunt reservoir up to Silvretta-Bielerhöhe. With an altitude of 2,021 metres, this is the highest point of the scenic road. From there, the alpine pass winds through the Silvretta mountains, ending in Tyrol’s Paznaun valley.
The best thing about it: The Partenen toll station and start of the Silvretta High Alpine Road is only an eight-minute drive from Sporthotel Silvretta Montafon!
Good to know: The famous toll road is part of the Silvretta Road and only open in summer. The toll charge is EUR 15 per car. Trailers are not allowed on the entire road and there is a night parking ban. Additionally, there is a length limit of 13.8 metres for tour buses. The best photo spot of the road can be found between hairpin bends 22 and 23!
High alpine dream route for bikers
Motorcyclists love turns – especially those of the Silvretta High Alpine Road! After all, 32 hairpin bends without potholes offer perfect opportunities to lean into those curves! Also don’t forget to take a break and savour the unique views of the Montafon’s most beautiful landscapes and of Vorarlberg’s highest summit, the Piz Buin.
You’re more of a pedal pusher? Then it’s time for a safari – a Silvretta Bike Safari, one of the region’s highlights for mountain bikers! Tackle this intermediate four-hour tour with a length of 31.5 kilometres and be rewarded by sensational mountain views on 2,000 metres above sea level. Are you ready for the challenge?
Silvretta-Bielerhöhe – a must-see attraction
As they say, the journey is the reward – in this case, the journey along the unique panoramic road to Silvretta-Bielerhöhe! The summit region offers unforgettable views of Vorarlberg’s highest mountains as well as great opportunities for summer adventures.
Silvretta-Bielerhöhe is perfect for …
- … breaks on your drive up the Silvretta High Alpine Road
- … varied mountain bike tours
- … a circular hike around the Silvretta reservoir
- … high alpine fishing trips
- … breathtaking views of the Piz Buin (3,312 metres above sea level)
You’re looking for even more tips and inspiration? The team at Sporthotel Silvretta Montafon will be happy to share some recommendations with you!
Silvretta Classic Rallye in Vorarlberg
What started out in 1998 is now more popular than ever! The Silvretta Classic Rallye, a vintage car race in Vorarlberg’s Montafon region, attracts automotive lovers from all over the world every summer. The vintage cars are not only judged by their speed, but also for their precision.
The classic car race is followed by an e-car race for anything-but-vintage vehicles. State-of-the-art electric cars show off their assets on the challenging and curvy road. Don’t miss this unique event!
Sporthotel Silvretta Montafon as your perfect base
You’re planning to visit the Silvretta High Alpine Road, too? Then you’re one of 400,000 visitors that flock to the famous alpine pass every year! You would like to learn more about the best attractions of the Montafon or simply relax after an eventful day? There’s no better place for that than Sports and Wellness Hotel Silvretta Montafon !