Tauern bike path
- 10 Days / 9 Nights
- self guided
Arrival in Krimml
In Krimml you find the largest European waterfall. On a well-designed trail you can admire this natural spectacle. Your bikes will be available at the booked accommodation.
You start your bike tour alongside the river Krimmler Ache. A breathtaking view over the mountain Großvenediger will attend you on your first cycling kilometers. Through the Obersulzbach-valley you reach your next overnight stop. In Mittersill you should schedule plenty of time for visiting the Nationalparkwelten with its attractions.
Your route runs through the High Tauern National Park and the Oberpinzgau. Snow covered mountains will constantly accompany you. Lush green meadows alternate with lovely small villages and offer fabulous scenery. In Kaprun you have the possibility to view the Alpine reservoirs.
Use the day for a refreshing bath in the lake Zeller See. The sporty bikers can make an extra tour or maybe you want to make an excursion to the Großglockner, Austria´s highest mountain. A shopping tour alongside the promenade make you forget the hardship of your daily working life.
You cycle via “Maria Alm” with its famous pilgrimage church. Another highlight is Saalfelden, which is perfectly suited for lunch break. Further sights on your way to Lofer are the Seisenbergklamm and Lamprechtshöhe near Weißbach.
Also today you cycle through the Saalach valley. Bad Reichenhall, in the “small German corner”, enchants you with Bavarian flair. After a short distance you have reached Salzburg, the city of Mozart. The cultural offer will embrace you. You should plan enough extra time for a walk through the city and a visit of Mozart´s birth house.
You leave Salzburg and its Alps and cycle through the Alpine foothills. The Tauern bike path ends in Tittmoning and from here you have to follow the nature trail along the Lower Inn before you reach today´s destination of Burghausen. Outstanding features are the magnificent historic centre and the largest castle complex of Central Europe.
The route leads you along the river Inn up to Braunau. This gothic town is perfect for having lunch break. On your way you see numerous bird colonies. You can cover the remaining way on the Bavarian or Austrian side. Today´s destination Obernberg has a well-known market square with many baroque buildings.
Soon you reach the abbey „Stift Reichersberg“, which is worth a visit. On your route alongside the river Inn you cycle through small towns like Schärding, where you can make a break at the baroque market square. Not far and you have reached the final destination of this beautiful bike trip: Passau. The city of three rivers has a lot to offer, for example the world´s largest organ in the cathedral. A river-cruise would certainly be the ultimate finish of this wonderful bike ride.
Departure or extension
In Passau there is a lot to discover. If you are interested in we would be pleased to book some extra nights
The Tauern bike path is continuously and detailed signposted. The route leads through quiet and paved paths and country roads. Partly you will have to cycle on more travelled routes. A few short stages you have to manage on unpaved paths. The quality of the trail can be described broadly as very good. An ascending slope is hardly present in this variant and therefore the cycling tour is also suitable for families with children.
Categorie: Accommodation in well selected hotels 3*** and 4****
- Accommodation in your selected category
- Breakfast buffet
- If half board is booked: every day a 3 course meal
- Luggage transfer between the hotels
- Well developed route
- Detailed travel documents (route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
- Entrance fee Krimml Waterfalls
- GPS-data is available
- Rental bike insurance
- Service hotline
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Krimml train station
- Salzburg, Innsbruck or Munich airport
- Public car park close to the hotels in Krimml costs € 5 per day, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible/necessary.
Public multi storage car park in Passau, this costs approx. € 5 per day, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible.
- Return transfer by minibus to Krimml daily, departure 2pm, this costs € 69 per person incl. your bike, to be paid in advance.
Where visitor´s tax is due, it is not included in the tour price.