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Small white chapel and old farm on the roadside, with mountains and forest in the background

Tauern cycle path for families

From Krimml to Salzburg

7 Days / 6 Nights
Small white chapel and old farm on the roadside, with mountains and forest in the background

Five leisurely cycling stages guide you through the province of Salzburg, from Krimml to the city of Mozart. As you ride along the Salzach and Saalach rivers, take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Indulge in the delightful culinary offerings at the traditional restaurants and patisseries along the way. Our experts have not only tailored the route to suit the needs of families but have also ensured that the experiences during this cycling adventure bring joy to both the young and the old.

Your cycling vacation begins in the picturesque village of Krimml, where, upon arrival, a visit to the waterfalls is recommended. The first stage takes you to Stuhlfelden in the heart of the Hohe Tauern National Park. Along the way, you'll pass through Mittersill with the National Park Worlds Museum.

Passing through Kaprun, you'll discover Lake Zell and the picturesque village of Maria Alm. The iconic village church, set against the backdrop of the Steinernes Meer, offers an ideal photo opportunity. Meanwhile, the summer toboggan run at Biberg is not only for kids. Between Saalfelden and Unken, the scenic Seisenbergklamm awaits you before you wrap up the final kilometers of your cycling adventure in the festival city of Salzburg.

  • The Krimml Waterfalls: With a thunderous roar, the water plunges 380 meters, establishing the Krimml Falls as the largest in Europe. The natural spectacle at your starting point is equally awe-inspiring and not to be missed. A roughly four-kilometer hiking trail runs along the waterfalls, providing excellent perspectives.
  • Attractions for young and old: In addition to the stunning natural landscape, this route has plenty of fun and action in store. Take a dip in Lake Zell, experience the summer toboggan run at Biberg, or visit the Berger chocolate factory – there's something for everyone. Make a stop at the outskirts of Salzburg at Hellbrunn Palace and delight in the 400-year-old water features.
  • The Mozart city of Salzburg: At your destination, you‘ll have well and truly earned a delicious Austrian specialty, be it Salzburger Nockerl or apple strudel. Afterwards, you will still have enough energy to explore the world-famous old town, visit the House of Nature or climb up to Hohensalzburg Fortress.

The Tauern Cycle Path spans 300 kilometers from Krimml to Passau. During this Eurobike cycling tour, you'll cover about 150 kilometers of this route. The segment from Krimml to Salzburg is well-suited for both families and recreational cyclists seeking to savor not just the physical activity but also the scenery, culture, and culinary experiences. The Tauern Cycle Path, with its picturesque valleys, primarily features a flat route. The individual stages range from 25 to 35 kilometers in length.

A cycling vacation provides families with unparalleled experiences and a wonderful break from everyday life! Explore the entire repertoire of our family cycling tours and forge plans together for the next adventure.

Itinerary at a glance

The Krimml waterfalls, a true natural spectacle, await you. Jump into Lake Zell and explore the mystical Seisenbergklamm gorge. To end the week, visit the House of Nature in Salzburg.

Take a walk today to see Europe’s highest waterfalls.

Hotel (example): Klockerhaus

Leaving the Krimml waterfalls behind you, you will cycle along the Salzach river. From the bike path, you can see the snow-capped mountains. The valley gets wider and wider allowing you to comfortably ride over green meadow to Mittersill and Stuhlfelden. As you are in the National Park, you can also visit the “Nationalparkwelten” (National Park Worlds) museum.

Hotel (example): Flatscher

From Oberpinzgau we continue towards Mittelpinzgau. The region here knows how to impress with its particularly lush flora and fauna. Authentic cuisine and unadulterated customs make this region particularly lovable. Once in Kaprun, a visit to the high mountain reservoirs is a special experience.

Hotel (example): Martini

Take the opportunity for a refreshing dip in Lake Zell. You will soon arrive in Saalfelden having cycled via the castle village of Maishofen and Maria Alm with its well-known pilgrimage church. The summer toboggan run is great fun for kids and adults.

Hotel (example): Ritzenhof 

The cycle path along the Saalach river leads you to the impressive Seisenbergklamm gorge and the Lamprechtshöhle (Europe’s deepest cave). The well-known chocolate manufacturer “Berger” is located in Lofer. Re-energised, you cycle a little further to the tranquil village of Unken.

Hotel (example): Kirchenwirt

You continue on the bike path running along the Saalach into the little German corner. Here, the next sweet temptation awaits - Konditorei Reber, a cake shop. You are sure to have burnt the extra calories by the time you arrive in Salzburg.  Your children will love the water games at Hellbrunn Palace. Plan time for a visit to Mozart’s birthplace too.

Hotel (example): Ganslhof

Departure or extension

Route Information


The Tauern Cycle Path is mostly signposted and runs on quiet, asphalted cycle paths and country roads. Route is very flat with some slight hills that are never long.

Prices & Dates

Category: Hotels, inns and guesthouses in 3*** level

* 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.

Prices per person in EUR

Our rental bikes

Eurobike unisex rental bike with 21 gears
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
Eurobike e-bike rental from KTM
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
Eurobike children's rental bike 24
Children's bike
Dereilleur gears with freewheel

High-quality children's bike whose number of gears is determined by the size of the bike

Body size approx. 115 cm - 150 cm

20 inch |
24 inch |
26 inch
Eurobike Follow-Me
Children's bike + Follow-Me

For children who are already able to ride the bike on their own, but would also like to be pulled along the route by their parents, we offer a Follow-Me always in combination with an Eurobike 20 inch children's bike (body size approx. 115 cm - 150 cm) and a rental bike for the parents.

Eurobike Men's Rental Bike with 21 gears
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
Eurobike unisex rental bike with 7 gears
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

Services & Information

Further details about this tour


  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data 
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
  • Return transfer by minibus to Krimml, daily in the afternoon, costs EUR 79/person from Salzburg for your own bike
    Additional EUR 39 reservation is necessary, to be paid for in advance.

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Krimml train station
  • Salzburg airport
  • Krimml: Public Parking approx. EUR 5/day
  • Salzburg Parking approx. EUR 10 to EUR 20/day
    Public garage approx.. EUR 95/week

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!

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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