Let me begin by saying:
1) Hahntennjoch is a big, beautiful climb.
2) I have never been passed by so many motorcycles in a single day. Never. Miserable.
I made the mistake of riding this on an Austrian national holiday, “Corpus Christi” day, with perfect weather. So motorcycles kept getting in the way of photos:
Unlike most of the big roads I’ve cycled on this Austria trip, there was no toll booth. Although these guys did make me stop:
There are definitely some steep stretches on the climb, and plenty of nice mountain views.
I was grouchy due to all the motorcyclists and when I reached the top, it was worse, as they all seemed to be smokers too. Oh, well.
I decided to hang in there and descended several kilometres down the other side to the flat stretch in the middle of the profile below. Lots of hairpins and some very steep slopes climbing back.
And hundreds of motorcycles:
Sorry. I am usually a very cheerful cyclist (and blogger), but this was not my favourite ride.
A 3D video of ride: