Austria’s stunning, natural environment provides for magnificent touring. Motorcycling Austria offers big mountain passes, green rolling landscape and quaint Baroque towns. Austria’s big cities are some of the major cultural centers of Europe. After a day of riding, you can enjoy some of the best art and music anywhere on the continent.
Roads and Riding
Roads in Austria are excellent and well signed. You may get two to three signs for each turn off. Indeed, it is almost impossible not to find your way in Austria. You will meet many Austrian motorcyclists enjoying their own roads. Roads in the mountains are twisty. In the ultra-green lowlands, they are smooth, fast and curvy.
Climate and Environment, When to Go
Austrian summers are very mild, with the temperature never reaching much above 25 degrees Celsius. Snow may linger in the Alps until April and start early in October. The mountains may attract rain any time of year, which may last a few days, so rain gear is essential. Any time in the spring, summer or fall is good riding weather in Austria.
Sights, People, Food and Drink
After a day of riding the gorgeous mountain roads or green rolling farmland of Austria, you can enjoy the Baroque architecture of Austria’s towns. Even the smallest towns have some of the grandest buildings. Austria’s big cities, like Salzburg and Vienna, boast some of the best musical events in the world. Austrians take their cultural events very seriously. Spending time in coffee houses, with the requisite classical music (sometimes live), is another traditional pastime. You can eat at a Stuberl, which will serve all the Austrian favorites like Wurst and Schnitzel, great with any of Austria’s excellent beers.
Facts For The Traveler
|Land area:||83,855 sq km|
|Religion:||Catholic 80%, remaining Protestant, and a large Jewish population|
|Time zone:||Central European Time (GMT+1)|
|International dialing number:||country code: 43, international access code: 00|
|Visa:||Tourists from most countries (EU, USA, etc) do not need visa. A valid passport is required only. .|
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