The very famous Grimselpass, a stunning combination of breathtaking mountain drop-offs and wonderful super tight corners. This road tops out at over 2000 metres and so can experience some snow. Simply terrific, highly recommended, even though it is very popular with other bikers.
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
This is a fast winding route that takes you through the heart of the Black forest. Voted one of the best routes by The Ducati Sporting Club of UK the B500 is a fast, wide road with good visibility and beautiful scenery. For the less discerning amongst you, there are a number of other narrower "B" roads leading off the route that are packed with twists and turns plus even more stunning scenery. Starting from Freudenstadt head for Strasbourg on the B28. About 1 Km out of the town there is a sharp right hander and then it's throttle open all the way to the top. About 1.5Km over the ridge at the top of the Kniebis Mountain there is a Right turn you need to take, direction Baden Baden. Straight on if you want to go to Strasbourg. You are now on the B500. Open the throttle full and hang on (if your that way inclined). There is one very sharp corner before the bridge (you will see the wall of the bridge) but apart from that the road is very wide and the corners are long and sweeping. Once you have reached the Hotel at the highest point of the route (you will know your there, lots of cars) take a break and enjoy the view. The second part of the route is slightly narrower and the curves are a little sharper, beware!!! You are also going downhill so braking needs to be harder. If the police are going to be anywhere then this is it. The last 5 Km's of the route, before you hit the small town of Lichtental, the curves can be quiet tight. After the town follow the signs to Baden Baden. Once through the tunnel follow the signs too "Stadtmitte" or "Centrum". You are now in Baden Baden On the whole of the route there are some very good restaurants and a number of biker friendly hotels. Once in Baden Baden take the time to do some sight-seeing. The Spa town is famous for it Casino, Theatre and good food. Enjoy the ride it's well worth the doing