Kaunertaler Gletscher

Prutz, Austria

The Kaunertaler Gletscher is a col with a length of 38.8 kilometer. This is a highest category (HC) col. It is located in Prutz, Tirol, Austria. The average grade of this col is 5.1% with a maximum of 9.8%. The Kaunertaler Gletscher ascents from 905 meter at the start, to 2.751 meter at the top, with a total of 1.848 ascending meters.


Kaunertaler Gletscher Profile


Distance 38.8 km
Elevation gain 1848 m
Average grade 5.1 %
Maximum grade 9.8 %
Climb category HC
Minimum elevation 905 m
Maximum elevation 2751 m

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Taking cyclists from the valley floor all the way to the edge of the glacier, the Kaunertal Gletscherstraße is a real highlight for road bike riders and one of the most spectacular climbs in the Alps. From the village of Prutz it winds its way up 29 corners and 1,937 vertical metres to an altitude of 2,750m metres. It has featured several times in the Tour of Austria and hosts the annual "Kaunertaler Gletscherkaiser" race to determine who is fastest rider from bottom to top.