Breath-taking views for motorcyclists Do things get restless in your garage in the spring? Then head to Villach Alpine Road! Motorcyclists of all standards appreciate this pleasure-filled route – the 16.5 km mountain route has a leisurely ten percent gradient, seven elegant bends and numerous gently sweeping turns. From the starting point in Villach-Möltschach up the end point, the Rosstratte parking lot, riders take in 1200 metres of ascent on this motorbike tour, which features inviting view-packed stops at several sections. Extra service for bikers included.

Villach Alpine Road is not open to motorcyclists between 20:00 and 7:00. 

Safety & Services: only the best for our bikers!

Motorbike riding on Villach Alpine Road is not only a total joy, it is also really safe and there are additional services available for bikers.

The roadway is six metres wide throughout, providing a perfect overview and opportunity for better side-by-side riding.

Particular attention is paid to the road surface. If upgrades are made to the road, only material which provides maximum grip is used, in particular when repairing any cracks on the bends.

The existing guard rails on bends have been equipped with additional crash barriers close to the ground. These cover the guard rail posts which can be dangerous for motorcyclists.

The Biker’s Safes at the Alpengarten and Rosstratte car parks provide additional safety features. You can store items of equipment, such as your helmet, jacket and gloves, mostly free of charge while you visit one of the experience worlds or enjoy a refreshment stop in one of the inns. All the Alpine inns and guesthouse are ‘biker-friendly’ after all!

Fantastic views open up from each of the 11 rest points in total. We have compiled some highlights for your motorbike tour here.

The loveliest viewing points for your Dobratsch motorbike tour

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Aerial photograph of the road with forest and mountains and Villach in the background | ©

Enjoy the wonderful view to the town of Villach and the Carithian lake district area, which is at your feet

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Villacher Alpine Road at sunrise | © Stabentheiner

The ideal place to enjoy a view-packed picnic, or some refreshments, while taking in the views to Austria, Italy and Slovenia.

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Villach Alpine Road, Skywalk Rote Wand | © Stabentheiner

Store your helmet and gloves the in free Biker Safe and discover two highlights on the Villach Alpine Road – the views from the free-floating Skywalk to the impressive Rote Wand and more than 800 plant species, in the wonderfully designed and well-tended Alpengarten ‘Villacher Alpe’.

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Aerial photograph Aichinger Lodge | ©

From here, a dreamy panoramic view to countless lakes opens up. You also get to sample the delicious Carinthian specialities which are served on the sun terrace at Aichingerhütte!  


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Restaurant Rosstrattenstueberl | ©

Rosstratte is the high point and the end point of your motorbike tour on Villach Alpine Road! Not only is there a Biker’s Point here, with separate motorbike parking areas and Biker’s Safes, with Berggasthof Rosstratte there is also a superb refreshment stop option, complete with sun terrace. Enjoy the incomparably lovely panoramic views, explore the educational geology path or enjoy a leisurely hike to the Gams- und Gipfelblick viewing platform (approx. 20 minute walking time). 


More safety for motorcyclists

GROHAG, the operator of Villach Alpine Road and other Austrian experience roads, continually endeavour to increase safety and driving pleasure for motorcyclists. On the one hand, using targeted measures directly on the road, including underride barriers with guide rails, and ongoing checks of the grip of the asphalt and ensuring an even lateral profile. 

And on the other, with training and information on how to ride properly in the mountains provided by ÖAMTC. 

We have compiled a few of the most important tips for safe motorbike riding on mountain roads here:  

  • Only drive when rested and with full concentration – motorcycling is sport. 
  • Have your motorbike annually checked by a professional and ensure it is continually maintained (brake fluid, lights, tyre pressure, smooth chain drive). 
  • Only ride in safety clothing: helmet, trousers and jacket with protectors, boots and gloves. 
  • Practice this viewing technique: keep the road the surroundings in your line of sight and drive with foresight. 
  • Wear clothing which is visible and avoid blind spots behind cars. 
  • Train yourself to master your bike and technique taking the bends – preferably with ride safety training, especially at the start of the season. 
  • Choose a riding style that is suitable and in line with the weather conditions. 
  • Never ride to your limit and always be mindful of obstacles. 
  • Remember: Safety & riding fun are inseparable! 

Motorbike tours for connoisseurs

through Carinthia & Salzburg

Are you planning your next motorbike tour? Then make the most of the discounts available for motorcyclists on the mountain roads operated by GROHAG. Use your tour ticket for the Grossglockner High Alpine Road, for Gerlos Alpine Road or the Nockalm Road; discounted rate is available at the pay desk in Villach-Möltschach. Tips for putting together your motorbike tour can be found in the ‘Tours for Epicures’ brochure: several tour suggestions link five fantastic Alpine roads in Austria! 

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