Drive & Shop

Two - Countries - Drive: Tyrol, South Tyrol

3 Passes:

  1. Timmelsjoch Pass (2.509 m)
  2. Jaufenpass (2.099 m)
  3. Brenner Pass (1.370 m)

Saturday 24th June 2017 – from 7.30 am
Meeting place Wörgl Bahnhofstrasse, line-up for the convoy from 8.00 am
Departure 8.30 am
Where Wörgl Bahnhofstrasse

10 day vignette for Austria: € 8.90

(Please attach the vignette in the upper left of the front window in a clearly visible position!)

Timmelsjoch Hochalpenstraße - toll per car simple: € 16, -

Small coffee break in the afternoon in Sterzing/Vipiteno

Lunch at the Sandwirt in the Passeier Valley

Several purchases in Sterzing and the Brenner Outlet

Possibly. Parking fees in Sterzing


Our journey takes us from the Wörgl Bahnhofstraße to the freeway to Innsbruck through the beautiful Inn Valley. We pass Innsbruck and take the exit „Innsbruck Mitte“ and continue towards Bregenz into the Tyrolean Oberland. After the Simmeringgalerie (Attention: Frequent Radar Control!), we take the exit Ötztal/Ötztaler Glacier and drive along the B 186 Ötztaler Bundesstraße throughout Oetz, direction Küthai/Timmelsjoch. At the Ötztal Arena we stop briefly to collect all of us.

Continuing and enjoying a beautiful, magnificent view of the Ötztal Alps on the B 186 through the Ötztal valley. Further we  go on the B 186 until we pass Zwieselstein and reach the Timmelsjochstraße. There we gather again before we start the approximately 45-minute drive on our first common pass. The driveway with several turns guarantees indescribable, picturesque view of the mountain panorama of the Ötztal Alps – high feelings are guaranteed! Small photostops at the driveway (Steg/Hochgurgl directly at the toll station with breathtaking, unique panorama of the back Ötztal and its impressive 3000-peaks, ("Schmuggler" Timmelsbachbrücke which leads you into the adventurous world of smuggling over the Timmelsjoch). We reach the Rasthaus „Schmugglerhaus Timmelsjoch“ on the pass at a height of 2,509 m around 11.15 am after a few "turns". There we locate ourselves shortly for a small coffee break (1 hour until about 12.30) on the inviting, idyllic sun terrace. The Timmelsjoch is situated on the border between the Alpennorth and the southern side of the Alps and is commonly referred to as the "Wetterscheide" and is the deepest unspoiled notch in the main Alpine Ridge between the Reschen and Brenner pass.

As a join between Stubaier and the Ötztaler Alps we enjoy the breathtaking alpine panorama or we follow the trail of the famous „Ötztaler Kraxentrager“ on smuggling trails.

Passmuseum" - Timmelsjoch:

Like a foundling, the new pass museum of Tyrolese on the South Tyrolean side stands out and underscores the cross-border character of the Timmelsjoch experience. The "ice cave" in the interior pays tribute to the pioneers of the Hochalpenstraße and their remarkable achievements.

At 12.30 pm we leave the Timmelsjoch and go downhill direction St. Leonhard in the Passeier Valley - Italy. Now we are in South Tyrol in Italy.


We pass the so-called "telescope" under the disk head, which is a wonderful 180 degree panorama to the natural park of the Texelgruppe. The telescope itself focuses on the grenade shell (3,304 m) and the Hohenfirst (3.403 m) which stands prominently from the eternal glacier ice. On the rocky slope at Stuls, a spectacular view of moss and the rear Passeier Valley opens up.


Two garnets, modeled on the geological formations of the Passeier, serve as an exhibition space and lookout platform on the Passeier Valley.

The Ötztaler Alps in the back we continue direction St. Leonhard and St. Martin in the idyllic Passeiertal, where we arrive at the Sandwirt for lunch at about 1.30 pm. The most famous personality of the Passeier Valley and Tyrol is undoubtedly the Tyrolean freedom fighter, host & horse trader Andreas Hofer. Born in the Sandwirt, he fought on the Bergisel as part of the Tyrolean uprising of 1809 at Innsbruck/Tyrol against Napoleon and the French. After the rebellion he was captured, arrested and finally shot in Mantua. At this historic 400 year old inn, we will arrive for lunch at about 1:30 pm.

At about 2.30 pm we continue towards Jaufenpass, with breathtaking views of the Sarntal Alps in the east, the Stubai Alps in the west and the Ötztal Alps in the north. The Jaufenpass connects the Passau Valley with the Eisacktal and after approx. 31 km, with a varied landscape and a winding tour, we reach Sterzing. There we park our cars at the entrance oft he city (parking fee requested!). Now everyone can enjoy a cup of coffee or shop in the small idyllic, italian town with loads of boutiques and shops (over 70 stores).

At 17.00 pm we continue on the federal road (SS 12) direction Brenner.

There, those who have not had enough of shopping have another opportunity to do so until 19.00 pm in the Brenner Outlet Center (61 shops with over 60 brands). Here our big tour stops.


Mini Style Events // MINI BOWL

When Saturday 24th June 2017 – from 21.00 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 21.00 pm. All MINI lover celebrate the 6th 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.