The Nockalmstrasse is a road built for the pleasure of riding and adding the wondeful B99 into the circuit is icing on the cake!
This is a dead-end road heading up the Maltatal from the main road. The first part is unexceptional with good scenry. After the toll booth,the road gets better and the icy and wet tunnels that have bends in them are quite spectacular and traffic light controlled during peak hours.
Experience on a drive of 35km, with numerous gentle bends, a unique high-mountain region in the heart of the largest spruce, larch and arolla pine forest in the eastern Alps.
OK thats what the leaflet says about this toll road.
Theres sections of forest that are twisty with no visibility, a couple of car parks where people wander in the roads, and cows and there mess.
But its a cracking road reaching 2042m, several cafe/restaurants, free biker safes to store you helmet.
More at http://www.nockalmstrasse.at/en/
Fantastic scenery, and the highest pass in Austria. Open May to November. Can be busy - so probably best to avoid at weekends. Very popular with bikers, but cars too. You need a head for heights and have to like hairpins too. Some nice fast stretches too. Very few hazards except the road itself: the 29 hairpin bends. Visibility is good though, and there are hardly any side roads. Jusat watch out for people gawping at the scenery. 360 views from the Edelweissspitze - stop for food and a beer there as well. It is a toll road though. Euro 17 for a day/ Euro 30 for a 30 day pass. Their stated aim is to be the most biker friendly pass in the Alps! More info here www.grossglockner.at