ACTIVITIES //FIFTH HIGH-ALTITUDE MOUNTAIN MINI TOUR
Four - Countries - Drive: Tyrol, Salzburg, East Tyrol, South Tyrol
- Pass Thurn (1.273 m)
- Felbertauern Tunnel (1.632 m)
- Cruciferous Saddle (1.636 m)
- Brenner Pass (1.370 m)
||Saturday 15th June 2019 – from 7.00 am|
|Meeting place||Wörgl Bahnhofstrasse, line-up for the convoy from 7.00 am|
|Costs in Brief||
10 day vignette for Austria: €9,--
(please affix the vignette in the upper left corner of the windscreen!)
Felbertauernstreet toll: € 11,-- per car
Small morning coffee break in Lienz
Lienz parking at the tourist board office in front of the old town: 45 minutes - € 0,50, another 9 minutes - € 0,10
Brenner motorway (A 13) toll at Schoenberg € 9,-- one way
Tolls in Italy: per 100 km - €5 (until Bolzano plan € 7,-- toll fee)
Lunch in Auronzo di Cadore
Various parking fees
PLEASE START WITH FULL TANK!
Our route leads us from the Wörgler Bahnhofstraße into the beautiful Brixental (B 171 Tiroler Straße) in the middle of the Kitzbühel Alps and with a view of the Kitzbüheler Horn and the Wilder Kaiser. Continuing via Kitzbühel (Loferer Straße B 178) to Pass Thurn (1,273 m, Pass Thurn Strasse B 161),
we reach our first shared pass with picturesque views of the Kitzbühel Alps. At 1,273 m above sea level and after a short photo stop with a phenomenal view of the Hohe Tauern National Park, we head back down the valley (B 161), passing Schloss Mittersill (16th century) and continue towards Mittersill in the Pinzgau valley. Looking towards the Hohe Tauern, we cross Mittersill (B 108 Felbertauernstraße) in the direction of Matrei in Osttirol.
We cross the main ridge of the Hohe Tauern via the Felbertauernstrasse (B 108 Felbertauernstraße) and the Felbertauerntunnel. At the exit of the north portal of the Felbertauern tunnel (1.605 m) we drive to Felbertal. The distance from Mittersill (B 100) to Matrei is 36.3 km.
We drive through Matrei in Osttirol - a formerly secluded mountain village and today's tourist center, due to the opening of the Felbertauern tunnel in 1967, we reach after 30-minute travel time and several turns at about 10.00 clock, Lienz in East Tyrol. There we park at the tourist board office in front of the old town (payment obliged). Now everyone can enjoy a coffee or go shopping in the idyllic old town in the small boutiques.
Lienz in East Tyrol
We are already at the beginning of the fabulous Dolomite country. Due to the quite southern climate,
the flora and fauna thrive especially in the summer months.
Lienz is first documented in 1242 as a residence of the Counts of Gorizia. From 1500, the barons from Wolkenstein - Rodecke ruled until 1783, when it came under the rule of the Royal Ladies' Foundation Hall in Tyrol. The commissioning of the Southern Railway in 1871 was the beginning of s major economic boom.
Leisach / Sillian
At 11.00 am we drive from Lienz (Tiroler Straße B 100 & Pustertaler Str.) in direction of Leisach, where shortly before the ruins of the "Lienzer Klause", an old dam from the 13th century, are still visible. The plant was often fought over, most recently in the Tyrolean freedom fights 1809. We pass Mittenwald, Abfaltersbach with the peculiarity of the radioactive sulfur spas - founded by the Romans - we reach the market town of Sillian near the Italian border. Nestled in the picturesque backdrop of the Lienz and Sexten Dolomites, we can imagine for the first time the fantastic world of the Dolomites.
San Candido and Passo Sella (1.636 m)
We drive over San Candido to Sexten (SS 52), passing the Dreischusterspitze - the highest mountain of the Sextener Dolomites. In Sesto, we treat ourselves to a breathtaking photo stop and enjoy the famous view of the "Herrgott's dial" with the "nine", "ten", "eleven", "twelve" and "one" summits.
From the Kreuzberg Pass (1,636 m) to Auronzo di Cadore - Lunch
The Three Peaks - the symbol of the Dolomites & UNESCO World Heritage Site
and a symbol of the beauty of a unique natural landscape. The Three Peaks in Alta Pusteria is the most striking mountain massif in the Sesto Dolomites and is located on the border to the Italian province of Belluno in the south and south Tyrol in the north and is a magical attraction for all sports enthusiasts in the world. All the splendor with green meadows, a band of dark forests and above it the incomparably beautiful, bizarre and best known of all dolomite pines, the Three Battlements open up to the visitor at any time of the day and, depending on the sunshine, differently. Who has seen the Three Peaks from close,
he will never forget the image of the mighty giants again. In the middle of the impressive Triassic is the Great Pinnacle (2.999 m) - the highest point in the group. It stands between the other two peaks, the Western Pinnacle (2.973 m) and the Small Pinnacle (2.657 m). In addition to these striking rock towers, there are several more summits to the massif, including the Punta di Frida (2.792 m) and the Preußturm (2.700 m) - also known as the Smallest Pinnacle. Since the first ascent of the Great Pinnacle in 1869, the Three Peaks among climbers are the most sought-after summit destinations in the Alps. The nature park Drei Zinnen has been part of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage since 2009.
The Val Pusteria
is one of the most beautiful valleys in South Tyrol and is often referred to as the green valley of the country. It stretches from Sesto in Alta Pusteria to the adjacent Eisack Valley in the west of Bruneck. Extensive meadows and pastures, secluded lakes and especially the impressive mountain peaks of the Dolomites are the absolute highlights.
Misurinalake (1.756 m)
We now drive in a northerly direction through the Höhlensteintal valley with the Toblacher See and reach Dobbiaco (SR 48 Strada Provinciale and right on the Strada Statale SS 51 in the direction of Dobbiaco in the Puster Valley).
At about 15.30 we reach Dobbiaco. Here at the Dobbiaco field is the watershed between the Rienz flowing to the Adriatic and the Drava flowing to the Black Sea. We continue on the SS 51 and the Pustertaler state road E66 direction Neustift and take the exit Natz - Schabs (Via Abbazia) to the monastery Neustift and the castle of the Holy Angel.
Neustift Monastery, Bressanone - Augustiner Chorherrenstift
is one of the oldest monasteries in Tyrol. At about 4.15 pm we reach the monastery of Neustift, where we take a little coffee break in the garden of the Neustift monastery (Parking allowed in the courtyard of the monastery for free). The Neustift Monastery was founded in 1142 as an Augustinian Monastery and became one of the main centers of education and art. Unique is the rotunda of the Castel Sant'Angelo, formerly a hospice and defense complex. In the Gothic cloister are valuable frescoes, while in the courtyard on the fountain the wonders of the world are represented - the 8th wonder of the world should be the monastery Neustift. Of unique beauty in the monastery Neustift is the library in Rococo style, in the Pinakothek we can find medieval pictures of excellent masters. The Turkish wall dates from turbulent times. Around Neustift monastery lies the northernmost wine-growing region in South Tyrol with the well-known white wines Sylvaner, Müller Thurgau and Kerner.
At about 5:15 pm we finish our tour this year from where it goes back on the A 22/E 45 direction Tirol/ Brenner/Innsbruck (A 13) and back to Wörgl (A12 Inntal motorway). Here we finish our big tour and everyone can determine their own motorway speed (from Neustift to Wörgl return are about 1.5 hours
BE STYLISH. BE MINI. GO NATURE.
Mini Style Events // MINI BOWL
|When||Saturday 15th June 2019 – from 9.00 pm|
|Where||CHECK IN at PLUS Wörgl|
|Costs||None – will be paid from the Austrian MINI Weekend Organization|
During the MINI Party, you can put your skills to the test with a top class bowling contest from 9.00 pm. All MINI lover celebrate the 8th Austrian MINI Weekend bowling in CHECK IN in PLUS and compete in a bowling tournament of the highest order! Rental shoes are of course included.