The mountain landscape of East Tyrol with its high alpine characteristics is particularly suitable as a starting point for breathtaking mountain tours.
Below you will find a selection of some of the best alpine scenic driving routes in the area surrounding Lienz in Southern Austria.
The Grandhotel Lienz, in East Tyrol, is a unique starting point and holiday destination for Convertible and Oldtimer Tours. Panoramic streets like the Pustertaler Höhenstrasse with numerous places of interest; mountain roads in the Kals or Virgental Valley; the close Dolomites streets all around Cortina and the known holiday routes like Großglockner Hochalpenstrasse or Nockalmstrasse in neighbouring Carinthia are perfectly accessible from here. If you are a nature lover, you will enjoy the natural experiences in the Hohe Tauern National Park. The hospitality of the inhabitants with her natural friendliness, several excellent restaurants with East Tyrolean "Schmankerln" (typical tyrolean dishes) or the perceptible influence of the close Mediterranean kitchen lets hearts beat faster.
Beauty spots and cultural facilities are brought here in harmony, something hard to be found anywhere else. Through the gate to the South, the Felbertauerntunnel you will reach East Tyrol. As you travel to the north you will arrive mountaineer's village of Kals in the Großglockner Mountain. At the foot of the highest mountain of Austria one can enjoy the untouched flora and fauna. A visit of the Glocknermuseum is also very recommendable. Kalserglocknerstrasse brings you in the picturesque Ködnitztal which is one of the nicest mountain valleys in Tyrol. The view of the 3.798-metre-high Großglockner will remain in your mind as a wonderful and unbelievable experience.