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A fantastic fall colors and astonished vies

The time of the year (mid October) brings a nice bonus for this road. The colors of the milions... read more

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Great drive up, inspiring viewpoints and walks, but not free

Drive this tourist drive with the family, whilst it's 18.50 euros to go up ( so get there early... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Villach, Austria
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Reviewed yesterday

The time of the year (mid October) brings a nice bonus for this road. The colors of the milions trees around you, are changing in every corner as climbing up the road. It is a very uniqe expirience !

Thank nitzan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Drive this tourist drive with the family, whilst it's 18.50 euros to go up ( so get there early ) its a really nice drive, there's lots of viewpoints with car parks and details about the fascinating history of the area, places to eat, and...More

Thank globetrotter4989
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

This road offers the visitors the opportunity to enjoy scenic views of Villach and the surrounding areas. Slightly expensive at 17.5 euros per car. It offers adequate parking facilities.

Thank Christian F
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This 16km road has lots of nice views over the Gailtal (Valley of the Gail). It costs 17,50 euro's per car and I recommend to go early. I also recommend to bring your hiking boots and warm clothing because it's cold at the summit in...More

1  Thank Erreippie
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Villacher Alpenstrasse offers a splendid drive to the top, where the vast parking lot P11 is awaiting you to leave the car and continue on foot into the Dobratch Nature Reserve. On the Villacher Alpenstrasse are several interesting stopping places with spacious parking, where the...More

Thank Hendrik_NL
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

This is one of the most scenic drives that we have ever taken: mountains and green everywhere. Unlike many mountain drives, the road is very good and safe.

Thank ColinT43
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Wonderful driving experience with multiple stops on the road to enjoy the views around. Viewing platforms are nicely chosen to see the majestic beauty of the area. Great fun for adults and children. Enjoy the feeling of being away from everyday problems. There is a...More

Thank Qamer_Zia
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I was blown away with the views driving up this road, I spent about three hours there but you could esily spend a full day. Loads to see, pleanty of info, some eateries and some fantastic walks and photo opportunities.

1  Thank Malcolm S
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Carinthia is one of the federal states of Austria (9 in number), a region located in the south of the country, Villach being the second largest in the area, an important traffic junction in the Alps-Adriatic area. Atractions : Gailtal Alps with Mt. Dobratsch (2166...More

2  Thank Viocalatorul
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Alpenestrasse is verry well kept as it should be for 17 Euros fee you are obliged to pay. But it is worth every penny. All along it's 16 km in lenght, there are 11 spots with big and well equiped parking places. Each of that...More

3  Thank Borut B
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Christian F
26 July 2018|
Response from ColinT43 | Reviewed this property |
You need to buy an Austrian toll sticker for your car. The service stations have them.