Filzensattel Panoramic Road Itinerary
Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Filzensattel Panoramic Road, a 35km journey from Bischofshofen to Maria Alm in Austria. Along the way, you'll be treated to some of the most stunning views of the Alps, with the best time to take the trip being in the summer months.
The route takes you through the towns of Dientner Sattel and Filzensattel, with plenty of attractions to explore in each. The overall road conditions are excellent, although you should be aware that some of the roads are narrow and curvy in places. It's also important to bear in mind that due to weather conditions, the road may be closed seasonally.
This road trip provides an unforgettable experience, suitable for any driver, and can be managed with a moderate budget. With its breathtaking views and plenty of attractions to explore, the Filzensattel Panoramic Road is sure to provide you with memories that will last a lifetime.
Distance 35 km
Driving time 0.7 h
Bischofshofen is a charming town in the Austrian state of Salzburg. Situated at the foothills of the Alps, it is the perfect starting point for the Filzensattel Panoramic Road, a scenic road trip through the mountains.
Visitors to Bischofshofen can enjoy its picturesque streets, colorful houses, and year-round events. The town has a rich history and is home to several interesting attractions, including the Baroque-style Pfarrkirche church, the Vogtturm Tower, and the Schloss Bischofshofen castle. During the summer months, visitors can join in on the festivities at the Bischofshofen Summer Festival, or take a boat tour of the nearby Salzach River.
For those arriving by air, the closest international airport is Salzburg Airport (SZG). From there, visitors can rent a car and begin their Filzensattel Panoramic Road journey. The car rental desks are located in the arrivals hall and offer a variety of vehicles to choose from.
Bischofshofen is a wonderful place to start any road trip, and the Filzensattel Panoramic Road offers stunning views of the Alps. With its interesting attractions, vibrant culture, and convenient access to the airport, Bischofshofen is a great place to begin a memorable journey.
- Dientner Sattel
Distance 19 km
Driving time 0.4 h
Embark on a 19 km journey from Bischofshofen to Dientner Sattel and enjoy the scenic road in under an hour. As you drive, keep an eye out for seasonal closures in some sections and winding roads in others. The road will also be narrow in some places, so drive safely and enjoy the views. Along the way, you can visit the picturesque villages of Sankt Jakob im Walde and Dienten am Hochkönig. Enjoy the stunning views, take some pictures, and explore the local culture. Keep in mind that this is just one stage of a larger tour, and more information about attractions, accommodations, restaurants, and campsites is available in the itinerary of this stage. So, get your car ready and explore the beautiful Austrian countryside.
Distance 5 km
Driving time 0.1 h
Embark on a 5 km journey from Dientner Sattel in Austria to Filzensattel and be amazed by the scenic views along the way. The drive should take no more than 0 hours, but please be aware that some sections may be closed seasonally. The road is winding in some sections, so drive carefully and cautiously, and be aware of the narrow sections. Enjoy the views of the rolling hills and the lush green meadows. Make sure to stop at the Filzensattel lookout point for a stunning view of the surrounding landscape. Don't forget to explore the nearby areas, such as the Dientner Sattel Nature Reserve, the Dientner Sattel Church, and the Filzensattel Chapel. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the "Itinerary" of this stage.
- Maria Alm
Distance 11 km
Driving time 0.2 h
Embark on an exciting 11km road-trip from Filzensattel to Maria Alm! This scenic route will take you no more than an hour, with stunning views of the Austrian countryside along the way. The winding roads and narrow sections can be a challenge, but the experience is worth it. Keep in mind that some sections may be closed seasonally. Make sure to take your time and enjoy the journey.
Once you arrive in Maria Alm, you can explore the town and its surroundings. Take a stroll through the historic centre and visit the Maria Alm Church, an impressive example of Gothic architecture. If you're an outdoor enthusiast, you can hike the nearby trails and take in the stunning views of the valley.
At the end of the day, relax in one of the many restaurants or cafes in the area. For more information on attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants and campsites along the route, check out the Itinerary of this stage. Enjoy your road-trip!
Located in the beautiful Austrian state of Salzburg, Maria Alm is a destination you won't want to miss if you're on the Filzensattel Panoramic Road. The town is surrounded by striking mountain scenery and is a great place to take a break from the road and explore.
The main attraction in Maria Alm is the Hochkönig ski resort. There are over 100 kilometers of slopes, ideal for skiing and snowboarding, plus a number of other activities to enjoy. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced skier, the resort has something for everyone.
Once the snow melts, the resort still has plenty to offer. Hiking, mountain biking, and even paragliding are all popular activities in the area. The mountains are also home to a number of breathtaking lakes and waterfalls, giving you the perfect opportunity to take in the views.
If you’re looking for something a bit more cultural, Maria Alm also has a number of interesting attractions. The Maria Alm Church, for example, is a beautiful Baroque building that dates back to the 16th century. There’s also the Maria Alm Museum, which houses a range of artifacts from the area’s history.
No matter what type of traveler you are, you’re sure to find something to love in Maria Alm. And for those traveling by car, it’s the perfect end point for the Filzensattel Panoramic Road. The nearest international airport is Salzburg Airport (SZG).
Filzensattel Panoramic Road at a glance
Salzburg Airport (SZG)
When to drive:
May, June, July, August, September, October
More info you can find in the "Itinerary" section at each stage.
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It is a ready-made idea that can be conveniently expanded into a complete tour – you can do virtually anything you’d like.
If car travel is a travel option you prefer, there are a number of essential traffic regulations to follow and a list of elements to be mindful of to make your road trip smooth.
The following road rules will surely become useful for all holidayers considering renting a vehicle or camper hire.
There are a number of road regulations to be mindful of while travelling around Alps.
To be on the safe side, try to avoid alcohol at any expense.
Holidaymakers should remember that the permitted level of alcohol in blood is low and equals only 0.5‰.
The maximum speed in build-up areas is 50km/h.
When travelling in rural areas, you should stick to the maximum speed of 100km/h.
You can travel at the maximum car speed of 130km/h on motorways in Alps.
It is best to equip your car with a fire extinguisher and first aid kit and drive with your headlights on at daytime to ensure proper safety.
You’re probably wondering about the costs of the whole trip.
Well, depending on the needs of the tourists, the cost will vary.
A wide range of budget possibilities is described below.
If you’d like to benefit from the cheapest option to cover the planned 35km across Alps, it can equal as much as 0 EUR.
Economy accommodation options will cost you approximately 77 EUR.
The travel expenses connected with restaurants and food within this option may cost up to around 72 EUR.
Travellers will have to pay around 54 EUR if they go for the budget rental car offer as well.
Thus, you can expect the travel expenses to be roughly 149 EUR without car rental and 203 EUR with car rental.
Travellers who seek greater comfort and the standard option will pay approximately 13 EUR for the fuel needed to cover the itinerary.
Those who are looking for standard accommodation options should be ready to pay approximately 143 EUR.
Food and restaurants from the standard range will cost approximately 108 EUR.
Travellers who want to cover the tour in a standard hire vehicle can expect a cost of approximately 72 EUR.
Summing up the standard offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total roughly 336 EUR for drivers who would like to try vehicle rental and 264 EUR for those who are not interested in renting.
Holidaymakers who would like to benefit from the highest level of convenience will be pleased with the premium option.
When it comes to this offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total about 530 EUR for holidaymakers who are considering vehicle rental and 264 EUR for those who will not be renting.
The premium car rental will be a cost of approximately 153 EUR.
If you are interested in the highest comfort of the trip, the cost of the gasoline needed to cover all stages around Alps is around 13 EUR.
You should expect to pay roughly 144 EUR for restaurants and food and roughly 220 EUR for hotels if you are interested in the top standard of services during your road trip.
Our trip will also become interesting for all camper enthusiasts, as it can be easily adjusted to their requirements.
Holidaymakers who would like to rent a camper will pay approximately 225 EUR for the service.
Travel costs connected with camper travel will be roughly 13 EUR – especially if you wish to cover all the stages around Alps.
Travellers who are considering camper rental should expect to pay more or less 55 EUR for overnight stays and around 72 EUR for expenses connected with food.
The section Road Trip Costs presents all the above-mentioned details in an easy to follow manner.
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