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Cycle break with a view of Burghausen

Tauern Cycle Path, Krimml – Passau

From Krimml via Salzburg to Passau

10 Days / 9 Nights
Cycle break with a view of Burghausen

The Tauern Cycle Path is one of the most popular cycle tours in Austria – and there’s good reason. There are so many great things about the 315km-long cycle path. There is the consistent and very detailed signage that will guide you from Krimml to Passau. The first-class path quality without noticeable hills also makes the Tauern Cycle Path so popular. Last but not least, the supporting actors that crown the cycling holiday. Nature, culture and cuisine offer exciting hours off the cycle paths.

There are 750 vertical metres between Krimml and Passau – but gently down! The slight downhill always gives a bit of a tailwind and makes the cycle path easy to ride. After the daily stages there is still enough time for sightseeing and discovery tours along the way. Ten days of pure cycling enjoyment without luggage – that’s the service from Eurobike!

  • A cycle path for the whole family: In the gentle valleys of the Salzach, the Saalach and the Inn it is mostly downhill and on well-signposted cycle paths. Therefore, this cycling holiday is also suitable for beginners and families with children.
  • Natural spectacles: Whether it’s the Krimml waterfalls, the mighty three-thousand metre peaks in the background or the Seisenberg gorge – nature shows off along the Tauern Cycle Path!
  • Small cities and great history: Salzburg, the city of Mozart, Burghausen with the longest castle in Europe and the three-river city of Passau offer culture and culinary delights for every taste.

You start at the official start of the Tauern Cycle Path and your own journey to Krimml. A visit to the Krimml waterfalls, the largest in Europe, should definitely be on your excursion list! For the next nine days you head northeast, pedal by pedal. You cover between 40 and 60 kilometres a day until you finally reach your destination, the charming border town of Passau.

Tip: This cycle tour from Eurobike can also be booked as a ‘cycling with charm’ variant. The hotels are selected with special care and impress with a top location and a certain flair.

Itinerary at a glance

Fantastic views of the snow-covered mountains accompany you along the Tauern Cycle Path. Take a stroll through Salzburg’s old town and visit Schärding, a baroque town. In Burghausen, you will visit the largest castle complex in Central Europe

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

Hotel (example):

Cat. A.: Hotel Krimml
Cat. B.: Klockerhaus

From the Krimml Waterfalls you go down to the Salzach River. From the bike path you marvel at the snow-covered mountains. The valley gets wider and wider and so you roll comfortably over green meadows to Mittersill. Since you are in the middle of the national park, you can also visit the museum Nationalparkwelten here.

Hotel (example):

Cat. A.: Bräurup 
Cat. B.: Flatscher

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

Hotel (example):

Cat. A.: Zum Hirschen
Cat. B.: Martini

The glacier of the Kitzsteinhorn is reflected in the Zeller See. But the crystal-clear water also invites you to swim. Austria's highest mountain, the Großglockner is also not far and can be reached by public transport. Or you can take the cable car to the Schmittenhöhe and enjoy the view far into the valley.

Hotel (example):

Cat. A.: Zum Hirschen
Cat. B.: 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. Maria Alm is a great place to take a lunch break. Other highlights along the way to Lofer include the Seisenberg gorge and Lamprechtshöhle (Europe’s deepest cave) near Weißbach.

Hotel (example):

Cat. A.: Zum Schweizer
Cat. B.: Bad Hochmoos

On today’s bike ride, you will be cycling along the tranquil Saalach valley. Bad Reichenhall tucked away in a little corner of Germany is bound to enchant you. Just a little bit further left to go before you will arrive in Salzburg, the city of Mozart. The vast amount of culture there will enthral you for sure. Make sure to leave enough time for a wander around the historic city and to visit Mozart’s birthplace.

Hotel (example):

Cat. A.: Arcotel Castellani
Cat. B.: Ganslhof

In Oberndorf you can visit the „Silent Night Chapel". Obendorf’s extensive alluvial forests will then lead you to Tittmoning. From there you then follow the „Naturerlebnisweg Unterer Inn“ (Lower Inn nature discovery trail) to Burghausen. A magnificent old town and the largest castle complex in Central Europe are the two most noteworthy features of the town.

Hotel (example):

Cat. A.: Glöcklhofer
Cat. B.: Bayerischer Hof

You will leisurely cycle along the Inn cycle path to the gothic town of Braunau. Along the way you will see many bird colonies nesting close to the river banks. You continuously follow the German-Austrian border until you get to Obernberg where you will be staying tonight. Check out its well-known marketplace and its baroque architecture. Some guests will stay in Bad Füssing, which is a spa town.

Hotel (example):

Cat. A.: Garni Bellevue
Cat. B.: Gasthof Post

You continue along the Inn river, which the famous Reichersberg abbey lies next to. In Schärding make sure to take a break at baroque market square before reaching Passau, today’s destination. In Passau a three rivers cruise would most certainly be a fitting end to your cycle tour.

Hotel (example):

Cat. A.: Passauer Wolf 
Cat. B.: Hotel Spitzberg

Departure or extension

Route Information


The Tauern Cycle Path is mostly signposted and mainly on quiet, asphalted cycle paths and country roads. The route is mainly flat or slightly hilly with some short ascents..

Prices & Dates

Category A: 3***- und 4****-hotels

Category B: 3***-hotels and inns

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 in your selected category
  • 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, this costs EUR 95/person from Passau/Schärding and EUR 79/person from Salzburg, EUR 39 extra for your own bike, to be paid for in advance, reservation necessary.

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Krimml train station
  • Salzburg, Innsbruck or München airport
  • Krimml: public parking approx. EUR 5/day
  • Schärding: Free public car park on the Eurobike premises directly on the cycle path
  • Passau: Public garage approx. EUR 45/week, no reservation possible/necessary

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!

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