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A cycling group rides along the banks of the Danube, with the village of Persenbeug in the background

Innsbruck – Salzburg – Vienna

Austria's river cycle paths

13 Days / 12 Nights
A cycling group rides along the banks of the Danube, with the village of Persenbeug in the background

From Innsbruck to Salzburg to Vienna, Eurobike sends you on your bike straight through Austria. You can experience three of Austria’s best-known river cycle paths up close on the cycle holiday. The Inn Cycle Path, the Tauern Cycle Path and Danube Cycle Path take you on a journey through beautiful Austrian nature, culture and cuisine – a cycle holiday could not be more diverse. The Golden Roof, Mozart, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and many other highlights not only leave goosebumps, but also lasting impressions.

Start leisurely on the Inn Cycle Path and admire the steep towering Nordkette mountains. You only make a short stop in the Ziller valley, because the largest waterfalls in Europe are already waiting for you located in Salzburg’s Pinzgau region. The popular Tauern Cycle Path takes you via Lake Zellersee to the world-famous city of Salzburg and then onwards to Passau. Here you come across the rivers Inn and Danube again. You then cycle along the Danube Cycle Path to the capital Vienna.

  • Krimml Waterfalls: Europe’s largest waterfalls located in Krimml await you on this tour. During a short hike along the high-altitude path, you can also admire the roaring masses of water live. But beware, at one point or another it could get a little wet.
  • Lake Zeller See: To cool off during your bike tour, dive into Lake Zeller See. If you prefer to get to know the lake from the shore, you can also do an extra lap here and cycle around it once.
  • Salzburg: Take enough time to explore the world-famous Mozart city of Salzburg and all its sights such as the cathedral and the fortress. We highly recommend a stroll through the old town along Getreidegasse road.
  • Silent Night Chapel: Every year, millions of people sing the world-renowned Christmas carol ‚Silent Night‘ under the Chrismas tree. In 1818 the premier took place in the St. Nikolaus church in Oberndorf, better known today as the Silent Night Chapel.  
  • Vienna: There is probably no better destination than the capital Vienna for this tour across Austria. Enjoy the last few hours in imperial Vienna and visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Hofburg or Schönbrunn Palace.

In 13 days you cycle from one federal state to the next and experience wonderful landscapes, culinary delicacies, rustic customs and high culture. The route runs on well-developed cycle paths and side roads with little traffic. Thanks to the ‚easy‘ level of difficulty, enjoyment and relaxation come first.

Itinerary at a glance

Tauern Cycle Trail, Inn Cycle Trail and Danube Cycle Trail - three first-class cycle routes with breathtaking landscapes await you on your way to Vienna. The Krimml Falls and the "Silent Night" Chapel are just as enchanting as Schärding and the Wachau.

Welcome meeting and distribution of rental bikes. The renowned historic centre, the ‚Golden Roof‘ or the Bergisel ski jump are world-famous tourist attractions.

Hotel (example): Congress Innsbruck

Accompanied by the towering Nordkette mountains situated above the saltworks town of Hall with its historic Münzerturm tower to Wattens. Here you can visit the enchanting Swarovski World of Crystals. Along the Inn cycle path past Schwaz (Silver tourist mine) to the ‚cyclists‘ village‘ of Strass situated at the entrance of the Zillertal-valley.

Hotel (example): Cafe Zillertal

With a view onto the fascinating mountain backdrop of the Zillertaler Hauptkamm with its mountain giants featuring altitudes of more than 3000 metres it is very enjoyable to cycle along the Zillertal cycle path all the way to Zell, or even a bit further into the renowned Mayrhofen. In the early afternoon you take the transfer bus via the Gerlospass to Krimml. Already during this transfer you get to marvel at Europe’s largest waterfalls, which you can afterwards also admire ‚live‘ along a high-altitude path.

Hotel (example): Klockerhaus

Today’s route leads you through the Hohe Tauern national park and the Oberpinzgau region. En route you are constantly accompanied by snow-covered three thousand metre high peaks. Lush green meadows and cosy little villages take turns and offer a fairy-tale backdrop. In Kaprun you can then visit the high-mountain reservoirs.

Hotel (example): Martini

We highly recommend you go for a refreshing swim in Lake Zeller See, athletic cyclists can add on an extra loop. Via Maria Alm featuring the renowned pilgrimage church you quickly reach Saalfelden, where you enjoy your lunch break. Other highlights en route to Lofer are the Seisenberg-ravine and the Lamprechtshöhe-peak near Weißbach.

Hotel (example): Bad Hochmoos

During today’s tour you always cycle in the tranquil Saalachtal-valley. Bad Reichenhall situated in the small ‚deutsches Eck‘ will enchant you with Bavarian flair. Now only a short while and you have reached the Mozart city of Salzburg. The culture-rich offerings will amaze you. Please leave plenty of time for a stroll through the historic centre and plan a visit to Mozart’s birthplace.

Hotel (example): Goldenes Theater

Oberndorf with its ‚Silent Night Chapel‘ and extensive alluvial forests lead you to Tittmoning. From here you follow the ‚Nature Adventure Trail Unterer Inn‘ until Burghausen. A splendid historic centre and the largest castle complex in Central Europe are the most significant attractions of the town.

Hotel (example): Bayerischer Hof

The Gothic town of Braunau and numerous bird colonies show the way to Obernberg. Reichersberg Abbey invites for a visit. The little towns along the river Inn appear just like pearls and without doubt one of them is the Baroque town of Schärding with its renowned row of colourful houses called ‚Silberzeile‘.

Hotel (example): Stadthotel

Along the river Inn into the city of three rivers Passau. We recommend a city tour including a visit to the cathedral, home of the largest church organ in the world. Along the river Danube you cycle via Obernzell and Engelhartszell featuring the only Trappists-monastery in Austria through the Donauleiten nature reserve to the ‚Schlögener Schlinge‘-river loop. A short ferry ride takes you across the Danube to the hotel.

Hotel (example): Donauschlinge

The renowned Danube river loop is one of the many highlights of this cycle holiday. The market towns along the river Danube Aschach, Ottensheim and Wilhering lead you into the provincial capital Linz. Along the lines of: ‚In Linz it all beginz‘ numerous venues in the historic centre invite you for a break. You continue to Enns, into Austria’s oldest town featuring the town square and tower and the town museum ‚Lauriacum‘).

Hotel (example): Zum goldenen Schiff

Again today you cycle along the river Danube into the glorious little Baroque town of Grein. Here you need to visit the theatre, the maritime museum and Greinburg castle. Through the once feared Strudengau you cycle into the Weinviertel area to Marbach or Maria Taferl featuring the pilrimage church situated high above the Danube.

Hotel (example): Hotel Rose

Melk Abbey greets you and makes a big impression before the marvellous Wachau region with the romantic little wine towns Weißenkirchen, Dürnstein and Krems enchants you. By train you continue into the capital Vienna offering a multitude of sights.

Hotel (example): Arcotel Kaiserwasser

Departure or extension

Route information


Mainly cycle paths in the river valleys of Inn, Ziller, Salzach, Saalach and Danube. Occasionally gently hilly route with short ascents, also on nature paths. You cycle on wonderful cycle paths and small side roads, main roads only on short sections.

Prices & Dates

Category: 3***- and 4****-hotels

Prices per person in EUR

Our rental bikes

Men's bike 21-speed
Dereilleur gears with freewheel

High-quality men's touring bike with classic diamond frame

Body size approx. 165 cm - 205 cm

56-51 "sloping" cm |
60 cm |
64 cm
Unisex bike 21/24-speed
Dereilleur gears with freewheel

High-quality unisex touring bike with comfortable low entry

Body size approx. 148 cm - 190 cm

43 cm |
46 cm |
51 cm |
56 cm
Unisex bike 7-speed
Hub gears with coaster brake

High-quality unisex touring bike with coaster brake on the rear wheel

Body size approx. 155 cm - 190 cm

46 cm |
51 cm |
56 cm
Unisex Electro bike 8-speed
Hub gears with freewheel

High-quality unisex electric bike with comfortable low entry

Body size approx. 148 cm - 195 cm

46 cm "xs" |
46 cm |
51 cm |
56 cm
Rental Bike PLUS 20/27-speed
Dereilleur gears with freewheel

Sportier, lighter and more precise premium rental bike with diamond frame

Body size approx. 155 cm - 205 cm

46 cm |
50 cm |
51 cm |
55 cm |
60 cm |
63 cm

Services & Information

Further details about this tour


  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel information 1 x per room (German, English, French)
  • 1 bus transfer Zell am Ziller – Krimml incl. your bike
  • 1 train ride Krems – Wien incl. your bike
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Innsbruck train station
  • Innsbruck, Salzburg or Vienna airport
  • Underground car park, cost approx. EUR 17/day
  • Good train connections from Vienna to Innsbruck

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Ferry ride Schlögener Schlinge approx. EUR 5/person incl. your bike
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • Special dates on request

Join us in achieving greater sustainability by choosing our digital route book, rather than the printed version. As a small thank you we will give you a discount of €20 per room.

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