The elegantly designed and styled Porsche 911 Carrera is a German masterpiece that begs to be driven on roads as unique and awe inspiring as the car itself. Below are some of the stunning roads you may travel on during your Autobahn Adventure.
The Autobahn is the pinnacle of the German driving experience, perhaps the ultimate in driving altogether. Virtually all of the world's serious drivers have heard of it and longed to drive on it. German cars are known for their precise engineering and craftsmanship, the Autobahn completes the driving equation. The Autobahn offers the transcendent driving experience. The roads are superbly designed, built and maintained for high speed driving. Amenities are numerous, and drivers are well trained and cooperative. It's literally life in the fast lane on an Autobahn Adventure.
Susten Pass at is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps. The road, built from 1938–1945, connects Innertkirchen in the state of Bern with Wassen in the state of Uri. A 300 metres long tunnel crosses the pass at 2,224 metres. The pass is very popular with tourists, especially for the views of the Stein Glacier on the south side. This is one of the most popular passes we drive and is a highlight of any Autobahn Adventure.
Furka Pass links Andermatt in state Uri with Gletsch in the state of Valais and is part of the popular three-passes trip over the Furka, Grimsel and Susten passes. Coming from Central Switzerland and having passed through Andermatt, you begin the climb over the Furka Pass. Here in summer you may see the steam railway ready to puff its way over the pass. A few kilometres further on and you reach the hamlet of Tiefenbach. The road continues around a series of hairpin bends up to the pass head at 2431 metres altitude, with wonderful views of the Gotthard massif and the Ursen Valley.
Grimsel Pass is a high mountain road located in the Swiss alps. The pass ascends through canyons of wild beauty in a sparsely grown mountainous region marked by granite rocks and reservoir lakes. The view from your 911 Carrera is spectacular as you carve your way through the valley.
St Gotthard Pass
The Gotthard Pass or St. Gotthard Pass at 2,106 m (6,909 ft) is a mountain pass in the Swiss Alps traversing the Saint-Gotthard Massif and connecting northern and southern Switzerland. The pass lies at the hearth of the Gotthard, an important north-south axis in Europe, and it is crossed by three major traffic tunnels, each being the world's longest at the time of their construction.
Jaufenpass is a high mountain pass in the Alps of South Tyrol in Italy. It connects Meran and Sterzing on the road to the Brenner Pass. It is the northernmost pass in the Alps that is located completely in Italy. The road is very winding, with many switchbacks. It is a great option when we travel from Austria to Italy during our driving tours.
On entering Klausen Pass you drive a short stretch along the original pass cobblestones then it quickly winds up through a forest section, taking in several high speed sweeping turns, before a series of tight switchbacks. You then continue through through several small tunnels, with another straighter stretch through the forest - a fantastic adrenaline rush. Keep your wits about you though as this stretch is rather tight, and some of the cambers on the old cobbled stretches can catch you out, especially if you a running very low suspension. As the road starts to level, you suddenly burst through the forest and onto a 5 km long Alpine Plateaux. Here to your right are some of the most spectacular sky-scraping granite peaks you are likely to see anywhere in the Alps. Drive this plateaux taking in the sights, but again be mindful of the undulations.
Stelvio Pass is the highest pass in Italy. It is situated in the Alps on the border of Switzerland and Italy. Many consider it scenically the nicest of all the Alpine passes. It is possible to climb the Stelvio from two different sides, from Bormio and from Prato, both in Italy. However, it is also possible to reach the Stelvio from Switzerland, namely from St. Maria, along the Umbrail Pass. The toughest, and to us most spectacular climbing is the one from Prato, with 48 hairpins. Made more famous by the TV show Top Gear, it is regarded as one of the finest continuous hairpin sectors in the Alps. Once at the top, the view of the valley below is breathtaking. What better way to experience this incredible road than from behind the wheel of a 911 Carrera or Audi R8 Spyder. Two of the best sports cars in the world.
The Grossglockner High Alpine Road is a panoramic road in Austria. It connects the state of Salzburg with the state of Carinthia. It is named after the Großglockner, Austria's highest mountain. It leads with numbered hairpin curves to the Kaiser Franz Josefs Höhe Visitors' Centre, with a panoramic view of the Pasterze Glacier and the Großglockner itself.
With a summit at 1,894 meters, Hahntennjoch is a high mountain pass that connects the upper valley of Inn River with Lechtal Valley during the summer months. The high Alpine road is a scenic drive that is particularly popular with motorcyclists and sportscars. Along 29 meandering kilometers and grades up to 18.9 percent, you can catch views of glacier-carved valleys, daunting peak summits and densely wooded areas. The road across Hahntennjoch Pass has two different faces: Coming from Imst, you’ll drive past barren rock, scree and scrub. As the road nears the top, the scenery turns more and more picturesque and lovely and crosses lovely Bschlabs Valley that retains a wild, rugged natural beauty on its way down into Lechtal Valley.
Silvretta High Alpine Road
The Silvretta-Hochalpenstraße (Silvretta High Alpine Road) is considered to be one of the most beautiful and popular panoramic roads in the Alps. It is 22.3 km long and runs from Partenen in the Montafon through a total of 34 bends to the 2,032 m-high Bielerhöhe as far as Galtür in the Paznauntal, Tyrol. It is not surprising that this is called the “dream road of the Alps for connoisseurs” and a perfect place to test the limits of your Porsche 911.