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Tauern-Cycle Path for families

Cycling through Alpine scenery to Salzburg.

The Salzach and the Saalach run their course through the flat valley between the impressive Hohen Tauern mountains and the district of Salzburg. The river is a great place for families to cycle and it is also very diverse. You can visit the Krimmler waterfalls (the highest in Europe) and can go along the Salzach and Saalach past lush green meadows and snow covered mountains until you reach Salzburg, the festival city. The pleasant stages are ideal for families, who would like to go on a cycling holiday for the first time but also offer more experienced cyclists time to explore other things in addition to doing the cycling tour. It is good to have excess time though because in almost every place you go past there is a natural lake, a pool or a free time park to play and splash around in. A bit of time should also be used to explore the nature along the way on route or to go to the ‘Hohe Tauern’ national park centre. Stop off along the way at some of the excellent guest houses and enjoy the Austrian food like ‘Pinzgauer Kasnocken’, ‘Kaspressknödel’ and ‘Salzburger Nockerl’. Whether it be the food, the culture or the nature: you are bound to be charmed by this cycle tour along the Tauern cycle path!

Easy
Easy
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
  • No minimum age
  • Approx. 165 km
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Itinerary

Arrive in Krimml and move into your accommodation. The rental bikes (if booked) are in your hotel. From afar, you can spot them and marvel: the Krimml waterfalls! But don’t let that suffice, make sure you go and pay a visit to the largest waterfalls in Europe. Water crashes down about 400m. Walk along the path and admire the natural spectacle.

Take a last look at the roaring waterfalls and then get on your bike. You cycle along lush green meadows down to Pinzgau, a little village with traditional charm. You can jump into the warm crystal clear water here at ‘Kristallbad’. You then continue on easy cycle paths to Neukirchen am Großvenediger. You always stay close to the River Salzach. If you haven’t done so already, you should have a swim here in the large lake. Afterwards, you cycle to Mittersill, today’s destination, via Hollersbach where there is an activity centre.

Plan for a trip to the Hohe Tauern national park centre because you can discover so much about the region and the fauna in the 3D cinema there. Then you cycle through the bright green valleys that are surrounded by snow covered mountains, which are over 3000m tall. In Stuhlfelden, ‘ an archery village’ you can either grab a bow and arrow or jump into the swimming pool at the leisure centre. In Niedernsill you also have the opportunity to have fun in the water. Go past the ‘Fun-Park’ in  Piesendorf and then head to Kaprun. Those who like spas should take a detour to the Tauern spa. Afterwards you cycle leisurely to Zell am See.

The crystal clear Lake Zell is really close. Head quickly to one of the lidos and jump into the refreshing water. How does renting a surfboard sound to do some paddling? Once you are ready to move on, you cycle along the lake’s edge to Maishofen. Maybe you will have time for a round of bike golf, which is scattered around Maishofen. You cycle on well-built paths past grazing cows in lush meadows to Saalfelden.  If the weather is hot, you should take another break by Lake Ritzen. Saalfelden itself has plenty to offer including a climbing hall.

On the way to Unken you will always be accompanied by impressive and unspoilt nature. The view of the so-called stone sea and the surrounding mountains will delight you. Take time to visit the Seisenbergklamm and the Lamprechtshöhle, which you will find in Weißbach bei Lofer. From there it is only a short distance to Unken.

Even today you always cycle in the tranquil Saalachtal. Bad Reichenhall in the small German corner will enchant you with Bavarian flair. Surely there is also some time to let your tired legs dangle in the thermal water of the Rupertus Therme. Just a short stretch and you have reached the end point of your bike tour with the city of Mozart Salzburg. The culturally rich offer will delight you. You should plan enough time for a stroll through the old town and a visit to Mozart’s birthplace.

Your cycle tour ends today in the wonderful city of Salzburg. There is a lot to see: the famous water games, the large zoo or the great cafes in the centre of town. Why not spend a few more days here in Salzburg?

Tour character

The Tauern cycle path is well-signed and runs along quiet, tarmac cycle paths and small roads. Only rarely do you go on slightly busier roads. Very good quality paths and hardly any hills.

 

Prices and events

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Krimml
  Season 1
23.04.2022 - 05.05.2022
26.09.2022 - 08.10.2022

daily
Season 2
06.05.2022 - 16.05.2022
05.09.2022 - 25.09.2022

daily
Season 3
17.05.2022 - 04.09.2022

daily
Tauern-Cycle Path for families, 7 days, AT-TARKS-07X
Base price
679.00
749.00
799.00
Surcharge half board 6x (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 149.00 149.00 149.00
Extra bed 0-5 years 0.00 0.00 0.00
Extra bed 6-11 years 339.00 379.00 399.00
Extra bed 12-14 years 529.00 569.00 599.00
Extra bed from 15 years 679.00 749.00 799.00
Surcharge single room 159.00 159.00 159.00

Category: 3*** and 4**** Hotels and lovely guest houses

Child prices valid if they are staying in same room as 2 full price adults. Charges for children under 6 (for example Child bed) to be paid for at the time.

Season 1
Apr 23, 2022 - May 5, 2022
Sep 26, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022
daily
Season 2
May 6, 2022 - May 16, 2022
Sep 5, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022
daily
Season 3
May 17, 2022 - Sep 4, 2022
daily
Tauern-Cycle Path for families, 7 days, AT-TARKS-07X
Base price
Surcharge half board 6x (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Extra bed 0-5 years
Extra bed 6-11 years
Extra bed 12-14 years
Extra bed from 15 years
Surcharge single room
679.00
149.00
0.00
339.00
529.00
679.00
159.00
749.00
149.00
0.00
379.00
569.00
749.00
159.00
799.00
149.00
0.00
399.00
599.00
799.00
159.00

Category: 3*** and 4**** Hotels and lovely guest houses

Child prices valid if they are staying in same room as 2 full price adults. Charges for children under 6 (for example Child bed) to be paid for at the time.

Season 1
Apr 23, 2022 - May 5, 2022
Sep 26, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022
Season 2
May 6, 2022 - May 16, 2022
Sep 5, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022
Season 3
May 17, 2022 - Sep 4, 2022
Krimml
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Extra bed 0-5 years
Extra bed 6-11 years
Extra bed 12-14 years
Extra bed from 15 years
Salzburg
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
Extra bed 0-5 years
Extra bed 6-11 years
Extra bed 12-14 years
Extra bed from 15 years
79.00
10.00
0.00
39.00
59.00
79.00
89.00
50.00
0.00
45.00
69.00
89.00
79.00
10.00
0.00
39.00
59.00
79.00
89.00
50.00
0.00
45.00
69.00
89.00
79.00
10.00
0.00
39.00
59.00
79.00
89.00
50.00
0.00
45.00
69.00
89.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Krimml
  Season 1
Apr 23, 2022 - May 5, 2022
Sep 26, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022

daily
Season 2
May 6, 2022 - May 16, 2022
Sep 5, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022

daily
Season 3
May 17, 2022 - Sep 4, 2022

daily
Krimml
Double room p. P. 79.00 79.00 79.00
Surcharge single room 10.00 10.00 10.00
Extra bed 0-5 years 0.00 0.00 0.00
Extra bed 6-11 years 39.00 39.00 39.00
Extra bed 12-14 years 59.00 59.00 59.00
Extra bed from 15 years 79.00 79.00 79.00
Salzburg
Double room p. P. 89.00 89.00 89.00
Surcharge single room 50.00 50.00 50.00
Extra bed 0-5 years 0.00 0.00 0.00
Extra bed 6-11 years 45.00 45.00 45.00
Extra bed 12-14 years 69.00 69.00 69.00
Extra bed from 15 years 89.00 89.00 89.00
Filter
21-gear unisex
21-gear gents
7-gear unisex
7-gear gents
Rental Bike PLUS
Electric bike
Child Bike
Tag-along
Child bike Trailer
Follow-Me with child bike
Childseat
89.00
89.00
89.00
89.00
139.00
199.00
79.00
79.00
79.00
119.00
89.00
Prices per person in EUR

Our rental bikes

Services and infos

Services

Included

  • Accomodation as already mention
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Detailed travel information 1 x per room
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Half-board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
  • Return transfer from Salzburg to Krimml possible daily at 4 pm, costs about € 54 per person and bike. Reservation necessary. To be paid for at the time. The transfer is also possible at the beginning of the tour
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Fly to Salzburg or to Munich.
  • Take the train to Krimml and then a taxi to the hotel for about EUR 5. To be paid for at the time.
  • Parking: free public parking, no reservation necessary.
  • Return by train via Zell am See. Takes about 3 hours to Krimml. Costs about EUR 20 per person. To be paid for at the time.

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
Detailinfo
  • No minimum age.
  • Requirements: Basic fitness and cycle skills. A very easy route ideal for families. Perfect for beginners!
  • The Tauern cycle path is well-signed and runs along quiet, tarmac cycle paths and small roads. Only rarely do you go on slightly busier roads. Very good quality paths and hardly any hills.
  • Short stages and a lot of time for other activities.
  • The route can be shortened by taking the train.
Contact & booking
Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.
Christine Pölzleitner
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Christine Pölzleitner, Travel specialist
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