Motorbike tours & Motorbike Hotel along the Gerlos Pass

Motorcycle hotel on the Gerlos Pass in Austria

Fans of motorcycle tours get their money's worth in Austria. Here you can experience the perfect biker vacation, as numerous Alpine passes invite you to enjoy scenic tours on the most beautiful motorcycle routes in the Alps. Stay at the motorcycle-friendly Alpengasthof Filzstein and start on a motorcycle tour between Salzburg and Tyrol to enjoy a panorama of a special kind.

Our tip: Guests of the Alpengasthof Filzstein save on tolls in summer: the National Park Summer Card includes an 8-day ticket for the Gerlos Alpine Road and a day ticket for the Grossglockner High Alpine Road!


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Motorcycle tours between Salzburg and Tyrol

On a motorbike tour between Salzburg and Tyrol, you can finally take off again and enjoy a panorama of a special kind. The holiday for bikers in the Hohe Tauern is packed with very special tours, for example on the Gerlos Pass. The Hohe Tauern offers attractive motorcycle tours for bikers, which are also very popular with locals. The Gerlos Alpine Road promises a unique motorbike experience. With many curves and a great panoramic view of the Alps and the Krimml Waterfalls, this route between Salzburg and Tyrol adapts to the impressive landscape of the Austrian Alps. Alternatively, the old Gerlos road can be taken. The vantage points here are considerably less, but the tour is challenging and is very suitable as a change from the main route.

Another popular and versatile motorcycle tour is offered by the surrounding main mountain ridge of the Hohe Tauern. Bikers enjoy an impressive panorama on the surrounding routes. The Gerlos, which can be reached in two ways and the alpine village "Königsleiten" are the highlights of this route.

Motorcycle tour: Gerlos alpine road

The toll Gerlos Alpine Road connects the Tyrolean Zillertal with the Salzburg Pinzgau. The route from Zell am Ziller to Mittersill is 69 km long. The most beautiful stretch is the 12 km long, winding Gerlos Pass road. Whether motorcyclists, racing bikers or GS fans, they will all love the two-lane, top-quality road! There is a great panoramic view of the Alpine peaks, the Krimml Achental and the Krimml waterfalls.

Start: Gerlos Pass
Destination: Krimml
Route length: 12 km
Gradient: 9 % maximum
Tracks: two lanes throughout
Toll: subject to toll (current tolls)
Open: all year round
Highest point: 1.630 m above sea level

Motorcycle tour: Old Gerlos road

Parallel to the Gerlos pass road runs the old Gerlos road, which leads through forests and with considerably fewer viewpoints to Krimml. It is a bit more challenging, rather narrow and bumpy, but still bikers get action on a 17% gradient and several hairpin bends. In addition, the old Gerlosstrasse or Ronachstrasse offers motorcyclists the opportunity to save on tolls. Slow motorhomes and vehicles over 2.5 tons are banned from driving on the old Gerlosstraße, so that they don't get in your way. Caution is required, because the road is partly single-lane and unclear at some curves. In winter the track is closed due to avalanche danger.

Start: Forest in Pinzgau
Destination: Gerlos
Route length: approx. 20 km
Gradient: 17 % maximum
Tracks: partly single-track only
Toll: no toll
Open: Closed in winter due to avalanche danger
Highest point: 1.630 m above sea level

Numerous other motorcycle routes

The Alpgengasthof Filzstein in the Krimml and Hochkrimml region is the perfect starting point for numerous other motorcycle routes across Austria's Alpine passes and panoramic routes. We have put together a small selection for you here:

  • Krimml - Zillertaler Höhenstrasse (partly circular route): the Zillertaler Höhenstrasse with a length of around 35 km is one of the most beautiful Alpine roads in Austria. With a maximum gradient of 14%, you can reach an altitude of 2,020 m by motorcycle and enjoy breathtaking views.
  • Krimml - Mittersill - Pass Thurn - Zillertal (circular route): Pass Thurn in the Kitzbühel Alps connects the towns of Mittersill and Kitzbühel. The road is very busy, but offers a magnificent view of the Hohe Tauern. The route is passable throughout. Circular route: Krimml - Kitzbühel: approx. 55 km, Kitzbühel Fügen im Zillertal: approx. 62 km, Fügen - Krimml: approx. 52 km. If you like, take a detour from Hopfgarten to the Kurzen Grund - an extensive alpine pasture area with beautiful nature - to the Alpengasthof Wegscheid (approx. 15 km one way).
  • Krimml - Zell am See - Grossglockner - Felbertauern (circular route): On the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, every kilometer and every one of the 36 hairpin bends is a real treat. The 48 km long alpine road (incl. 70 km of junctions and branch roads) offers maximum driving pleasure in the Hohe Tauern National Park and a view of the 3,798 m high Grossglockner with the largest glacier in the Eastern Alps. The Felbertauern Road connects the towns of Mittersill in the province of Salzburg and Lienz in East Tirol over a distance of around 70 km.
  • Krimml - Bischofshofen - Dienten - Maria Alm - Kitzbühel (circular route): the approx. 240 km long circular route to the Hochkönig region leads over the two winding passes Dientner Sattel at 1,370 m and Filzen Sattel at 1,291 m and past the impressive Hochkönig massif.


Our tips on tolls and viewpoints

Tip on toll fees

  • The current prices can be found at
  • Reduced tickets for the Gerlos Alpine Road and other toll roads in Austria are available from the motorist clubs in Austria and Germany.


Tipp: View

"Bikers Point Gerlos Alpine Road" above the Schönmoosalm: From here you can enjoy a fantastic view of the Krimml Waterfalls.
Waterfalls: Stop at car park P4. From here it is only a few minutes' walk to the Krimml Water Wonders and the world-famous Krimml Waterfalls.

Wonderful view of the Krimml mountains in the restaurant of the Alpengasthof Filzstein

Cuisine at the hotel in Hochkrimml: Culinary delights for young and old

It is the heart of our house: the kitchen in the Hotel Filzstein in Hochkrimml. This is where delicacies are created that taste even better thanks to the breathtaking view of the Krimml Waterfalls and Hohe Tauern. Take a seat in the cosy dining room or on the panorama sun terrace with its unique view and enjoy yourself!

Close to nature on holiday at Alpengasthof Filzstein

Alpengasthof Filzstein: Hotel in Krimml

The Alpengasthof Filzstein has been renovated since 2014, with even more comfort and spacious rooms & suites.
Look forward to a summer and winter holiday in the Zillertal Arena: hiking and skiing pleasure directly from the front door at 1.640 m above sea level!

Nationalpark Hohe Tauern Sommercard

National Park Sommercard

The Hohe Tauern National Park with its impressive Krimml Waterfalls or embark on a cultural journey in the Salzburger Land. Make use of more than 60 services of the Hohe Tauern National Park Sommercard!

Beautiful view of the Krimml mountains © Zillertal Arena

Zillertal Arena: Summer and winter sports paradise

The village of Hochkrimml is located in the Zillertal Arena, which has made an international name for itself as a hiking and skiing area. We offer 400 km of hiking trails, 136 km of Nordic walking trails, more than 40 huts, snack stations and mountain inns, 143 km of pistes, 52 lifts, snow and fun parks, cross-country skiing trails, ski & winter sports schools, ski rental, free ski bus and much more!

Mountainbiken at the Zillertal Arena © Domenico Galizia

Summer resort: Holiday on the sunny side of life

In the Alpengasthof Filzstein you will experience everything you could dream of on a summer holiday in Austria. Slip into your hiking boots, climb mountain peaks on foot or by bike or relax at the clear mountain lake. Also for motorcyclists the surroundings with the directly adjacent Gerlosstraße is a dream.
Discover the many possibilities that you have with us in Krimml!

Close to nature in Krimml / Hochkrimml on the Gerlos Platte

Close to nature in Krimml / Hochkrimml on the Gerlos Platte

We were inspired by the materials felt & stone during the reconstruction, renovation and redesign of our alpine guesthouse. Everywhere in the hotel you will find the connection with the alpine and mountain world of Hochkrimml and Gerlosplatte - the windows close to the ground in the new suites, the winter garden and the sun terrace will bring you very close to nature.

Biker meeting Alpengasthof Filzstein

The Alps are the highest mountain range in our region and are known for their impressive motorcycle routes in Austria. The Alpengasthof Filzstein is just a few minutes away from the High Tauern National Park and the Krimml Waterfalls and offers the perfect accommodation for your motorcycle tours through Tyrol and Salzburg. You can reach the Gerlos Alpine Road directly from the Filzstein via a branch road. This central location means you can start your motorcycling adventure straight away in the morning.

In the Alpengasthof Filzstein you can really enjoy yourself. Enjoy down-to-earth international dishes in the cozy dining room of our restaurant and meet like-minded bikers. Or relax in the hotel's wellness area. In our Finnish sauna, brine steam bath or infrared cabin, you can truly reheat after a long day. Afterwards, our experience shower and relaxation area with waterbeds, heated loungers and conservatory as well as a sun terrace await you. If you are interested in a tour through the Alps, send us a no-obligation inquiry now!


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That is what the Alpengasthof Filzstein offers for bikers

  • Gerlospass toll station with an 8-day ticket included
  • Motorcycle parking lot
  • Drying room for biker clothing
  • Shoe dryer
  • Wellness and relaxation after the tours
  • Day ticket for Gloßglockner High Alpine Road included
  • Best starting position for one-day and round tours