Cycling TIWAG - World #86
Ride 11.7 kilometers gaining 1222 meters at 10.5% average grade.
Summary by PJAMM ambassador Ard Oostra, Montreux, Switzerland.
The road is paved, apart from two short stretches of gravel. It is not a through road and only authorized for permit holders. At the start there is a sign noting that the road is prohibited for all traffic including cyclists. That being said, cyclists still use this road. I came across some e-bikers on my climb.
The road stays on the north side of the mountain range. It is continuously steep and only in some of the curves one can recover somewhat. The whole climb goes through forest (a welcome cooling effect during hot weather) with an opening in the canopy every once in awhile that gives the opportunity to enjoy the views down on and across the valley. Only at the end of the road the forest gets more sparse since the altitude of 1900 m is close to the treeline.
This is definitely a tough climb and ideal for the cyclist who wants to test their performance in a quiet natural environment. The south side of Silz village has some public parking opportunities.