Tauern round trip

Originally beautiful and exciting!

This route is named after a breathtaking mountain range. But you don´t have to worry: you cycle through the valleys along the rivers “Salzach” and “Saalach”. The trail is mostly flat, but nevertheless you should have some base condition. We have chosen Salzburg as an ideal starting and ending point for your trip. The city of Mozart is culturally rich and can easily be reached by train or plane. Every day you will see many scenic highlights of landscape and culture like the snow-covered mountains with a highness of 3.000 metres and the largest waterfall in Europe. You will be impressed from this magical landscape. Your cultural expectations will absolutely be satisfied. The magnificent and breathtaking bike trip will make you forget the daily routine of your everyday life. Recovery effect is promised.

Classic

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • self guided

Itinerary

Arrival to Salzburg - the culturally rich city of Mozart. Take enough time for a stroll through the old part of the city and visit the Mozart´s Birthplace. Your bikes are available in the booked hotel.

Follow the course of the river Salzach. Soon you will reach Hallein. There you can visit the salt mines, which are disused since 1989. The romantic “Bluntautal” is worth a visit, too. In today´s destination Gollling you should allow plenty of time to visit the remarkable waterfall.

Today you cycle first to Werfen. There you will see the castle “Hohenwerfen”. The well-known ice caves are worth a visit. In Bischofshofen you can admire the ski jump, where every year the final of the Four Hills Tournament is held. In St. Johann you will see the well-known “Lichtensteinklamm”, a huge spectacle with 50 m high waterfall at the end of the gorge.

You will soon reach Bruck and the entrance to the „Großglocknerstraße“ (High Alpine Road). From the beginning of July there are buses to the 3.797 m high Großglockner, Austria´s highest mountain, which stops at “Franz-Josephs-Höhe”. The sportive bikers have the opportunity to cycle around Lake Zeller (Zeller See) and the cozy cyclists can use it as a refreshing dip. You just have to ride a short distance and then you will have reached Kaprun, the today´s destination. There you have excellent bus connections to the high mountain reservoirs.

After breakfast take the „Pinzgaubahn“ to Krimml and visit the largest waterfalls in Europe. On a well-designed trail you can admire this natural spectacle. While cycling back through the “Nationalpark Hohe Tauern” and the so-called “Oberpinzgau”, you will see the snow-capped 3.000 m high mountains all the time.

Very quickly you will be back at Lake Zeller where you can take again a relaxing bath. After cycling through “Maria Alm” with its famous pilgrimage church you will reach Saalfelden, where you can enjoy your lunch break. Other highlights on your way to Lofer are the “Seisenbergklamm” and “Lamprechtshöhe” near Weißbach.

On your last day you will cycle through the quiet „Saalachtal“ back to Salzburg. The Bavarian Bad Reichenhall in the small German Angle will enchant you with a Bavarian flair. After cycling a short distance you will have reached Salzburg, the starting point of your tour, again. In the evening you can enjoy a culinary dinner and review the impressions and experiences you had on your bike trip.

Tour character

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, mostly on paved paths. The quality of the trail can be described broadly as very good. An ascending slope is sometimes present in this variant and therefore you should have some base condition.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 27, 2019 - May 10, 2019
Sep 24, 2019 - Oct 6, 2019
daily
Season 2
May 11, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019
Sep 1, 2019 - Sep 23, 2019
daily
Season 3
Jun 22, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
daily
Tauern round trip standard 8 days, cat: A, arrival Salzburg, AT-TARTR-08A
Base price
Surcharge half board
Surcharge single room
Tauern round trip standard 8 days, cat: B, arrival Salzburg, AT-TARTR-08B
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board
645,00
165,00
210,00
565,00
145,00
165,00
699,00
165,00
210,00
620,00
145,00
165,00
755,00
165,00
210,00
675,00
145,00
165,00

Category A: Carefully chosen guest houses and hotels ***/****

Category B: Accommodation in guest houses, inns, and hotels with ***-level

Season 1
Apr 27, 2019 - May 10, 2019
Sep 24, 2019 - Oct 6, 2019
Season 2
May 11, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019
Sep 1, 2019 - Sep 23, 2019
Season 3
Jun 22, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
Salzburg A Komfort
extra night p.p. dbl/bb
extra night sgl/bb
Kaprun A Komfort
extra night p.p. dbl/bb
extra night sgl/bb
Salzburg B Standard
extra night p.p. dbl/bb
extra night sgl/bb
Kaprun B Standard
extra night p.p. dbl/bb
extra night sgl/bb
80,00
130,00
85,00
100,00
65,00
85,00
50,00
60,00
80,00
130,00
85,00
100,00
65,00
85,00
50,00
60,00
80,00
130,00
85,00
100,00
65,00
85,00
50,00
60,00
Price
21-gear unisex
21-gear gents
7-gear unisex with back pedal brake
7-gear gents with back pedal brake
Electric bike
Child bike
75,00
75,00
75,00
75,00
180,00
75,00
Price
credit card fee
15,00

Our rental bikes

Services and infos

  • 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)
  • Train Journey „Pinzgaubahn“ Kaprun – Krimml incl. your bike
  • GPS-data is available
  • Rental bike insurance
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Salzburg central train station
  • Salzburg airport
  • Category A: car park at the hotel costs approx. € 10 per day, payable on spot, no reservation possible/necessary
  • Category B: car park directly at the hotel € 9  per day, payable on spot, no reservation possible/necessary
  • Please inform us how you arrive, the hotels will be booked accordingly.

Please note!
Where visitor's tax is due, it is not included in the tour price!

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