Arrival in Salzburg
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.
Departure or extension
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.
Category A: Carefully chosen guest houses and hotels ***/****
Category B: Accommodation in guest houses, inns, and hotels with ***-level
- 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.
Where visitor's tax is due, it is not included in the tour price!