Cycling Hochtor Pockhorn

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Hochtor - Pockhorn


Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 8 %

Length: 17.4 km

Height start: 1103 m

Height top: 2503 m

Ascent: 1400 m

Maximum: %

Hochtor rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 236 (all)
Ranking Austria: 26 (all)
Ranking Alps: 74 (all)
Difficulty score: 161.07 what?

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Description

The Hochtor is situated in Carinthia and belongs to the Alps . Starting from Pockhorn, the Hochtor ascent is 17.4 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1400 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 8 %.

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Stories, information and comments from Hochtor climbers
Story by Roger Bolden from London, United Kingdom, submitted on 07/09/2014
I did this on my final leg of a round the world tour in 1998.



I started early, carrying front and rear panniers, which weighed 14 kg on a steel bike. There were a few cars parked along the roadside, their occupants waving and cheering me on. I thought that was nice but soon, I found out why. I was inadvertently riding a mountain time trial and young riders on light weight bikes passed me easily as I trundled up on my granny gears.



Hochtor Pass divided in two; one goes over the pass into Germany which was where I wanted to go, but the race finishes at a dead end which I presumed would be food and refreshments. I continued up, pass the turn-off and above the snow line, chatting to a middle aged rider who was having a tough time.



By this time, every cyclist had finished and I rolled in to cheers and applause from spectators and my fellow cyclists. They were amazed at my effort and asked questions about my tour. I was invited to tuck in to wursts which was my main reason to have come this way. As all cyclists know, you shouldn''t ignore free food! I came second to last, an ambulance bringing the middle aged cyclist across the line. Fortunately he was ok.



I rode down and crossed over the pass, into Germany.
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Story by Jiri Koblizek from Pardubice, Czech Republic, submitted on 24/06/2008
Hi there,we were under the Glockner for the weekend and on the second day i planned clinb to Hochtor.There are two main parts of the climb i believe.First to Heiligenblut where you can breath and heal easily.Second part from Heiligenblut is more interesting, ofr torture at least;) Climb is endless, hairpins are countless and you feel every pedal spins above 2000m above see level.Snow could calm you dawn even during the summer so let´s go there!:)
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