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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

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!

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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): Die Hindenburg

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

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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 and 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-Leihrad mit 21 Gängen
Unisex bike 21/24-speed
with freewheel

With this high quality touring bike, you are well-equipped for all our tours.

Body size approx. 148 cm - 190 cm

43 cm |
46 cm |
51 cm |
56 cm
Eurobike E-Bike-Leihrad von KTM
Unisex Electro bike 8-speed
with hub gears

With our electric bikes you are fully mobile and can really enjoy every cycling tour.

Body size approx. 148 cm - 195 cm

46 cm "xs" |
46 cm |
51 cm |
56 cm
Eurobike Kinder-Leihrad 24
Children's bike
The Children's bike with 9, 12 or 18-speed with freewheel

Body size approx. 115 cm - 150 cm

Note: The number of gears is determined by the size of the bike.

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 Herren-Leihrad mit 21 Gängen
Men's bike 21-speed
with freewheel and diamond frame

The rental bike with the classic men's frame.

Body size approx. 165 cm - 205 cm

Note: Due to limited availability, reservation is required.

56-51 "sloping" cm |
60 cm |
64 cm
Eurobike Unisex-Leihrad mit 7 Gängen
Unisex bike 7-speed
with coaster brake

For all those guests who prefer a coaster brake at 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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