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Two cyclists on cycle paths near Saalfelden with the Steinernes Meer in the background

Tauern Cycle Path sporty, Krimml – Passau

From Krimml to Passau

6 Days / 5 Nights
Two cyclists on cycle paths near Saalfelden with the Steinernes Meer in the background

A sporty cycling adventure awaits you on the Tauern Cycle Path as you cover the route from Krimml to Passau in six days. During this tour, you'll encounter spectacular mountain landscapes as well as the enchanting meadows along the Inn River. The baroque festival city of Salzburg captivates visitors with its numerous attractions, and the three-river city of Passau charms with its blend of Bavarian coziness and Mediterranean architecture. Take on this challenge – the athletic activity is complemented by scenic highlights, urban hotspots, and the finest culinary delights.

Starting from the picturesque Krimml, your first leg takes you through the High Tauern National Park. Treat yourself to a refreshing break by or in Lake Zell and spend the night in the charming Saalfelden. On the next day, you'll pass through the Seisenberg Gorge and have the opportunity to visit the famous Lamprechtshöhle cave. Upon reaching Salzburg, a leisurely stroll through the Old Town and a stop at a traditional Austrian restaurant are highly recommended.

During the third leg, you transition to the considerably flatter but equally charming Innviertel. Before that, take a moment to visit the "Silent Night Chapel" in Oberndorf and make a stop at Central Europe's largest castle complex in Burghausen. Now, the final stage awaits you, where, before reaching Passau, you can relish the views of Reichersberg Castle and the magnificent Silberzeile in Schärding. Upon arriving in Passau, it's advisable to gain a good overview and immerse yourself in Bavarian culture, perhaps at the renowned Scharfrichterhaus.

  • The Mozart city of Salzburg: The Getreidegasse with the famous birthplace of the musical prodigy is an absolute must-visit in Salzburg – the entire Old Town is lined with noteworthy sites. Explore the city's many museums, from the House of Nature to the Rupertinum, the Museum of Modern Art.
  • Cycling along the wild and romantic River Inn: The beautiful mountain scenery of the High Tauern is, of course, a highlight of the journey, but the kilometers along the Inn River also have their own charm. Let the nature of the winding meadows unfold around you, observe the impressive birdlife, and savor the atmosphere in Burghausen, Simbach, or Obernberg.
  • The Three Rivers City Passau: This city is simply magical! From the Fünferlsteg, the beer garden at Veste Oberhaus, or the café in the Tower at Neue Mitte – beautiful views can be enjoyed at many corners of the city. Make sure to explore the winding alleys of the Old Town as well!

Our sports-oriented tours involve a certain amount of kilometers or elevation. On the Tauern Cycle Path, you cover between 70 and 90 kilometers per day. The cycling paths are optimally developed, and the views are delightful. However, a good level of endurance is recommended, allowing you to fully enjoy the magnificent regions around you.

Eurobike's sporty cycling tours combine challenging routes with comprehensive comfort, available in diverse locations such as Austria, Germany, and Italy. Intrigued by the Tauern Cycle Path? Here, you'll find comprehensive information about this special route.



Itinerary at a glance

This tour starts at the Krimml waterfalls and takes you to Passau via Salzburg. Passau is home to the world’s largest church organ. Explore Reichersberg Abbey and the colourful “Schärdinger Silberzeile” - a row of very colourful houses named after sales people who allegedly had their pockets full of silver.

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

Hotel (example): Klockerhaus

Today’s stage takes you through the Hohe Tauern National Park and the Upper Pinzgau region. Stunning views of snow-covered, three-thousand-metre peaks will accompany you the whole way. Your immediate surroundings will alternate between lush green meadows and cute little villages, which offer you a fairytale backdrop. Take the opportunity for a refreshing dip in Lake Zell. Having cycled via the castle village of Maishofen and Maria Alm with its well-known pilgrimage church, you will soon arrive in Saalfelden where you will sleep tonight.

Hotel (example): Ritzenhof

The bike path along the Saalach leads you to the Seisenberg gorge and the Lamprechtshöhle (Europe’s deepest cave) near Weißbach. The well-known chocolate manufacturer “Berger” is located in Lofer. Bad Reichenhall also is not short of sweet treats thanks to its enticing cake shop called “Konditorei Reber”. You are sure to have burnt the extra calories  by the time you arrive in Salzburg. The vast amount of culture there is bound to enchant you. Make sure to leave enough time for a wander around the historic city and to visit Mozart’s birthplace.

Hotel (example): Ganslhof

Today you will meet the Salzach river again. You will follow this out of town until you reach Oberndorf where you can find the “Silent Night Chapel”. The extensive alluvial forests lead you to Tittmoning. From there, you then follow the „Naturerlebnisweg Unterer Inn“ (Lower Inn nature discovery trail) to Burghausen where you will find the largest castle complex within Central Europe. You will leisurely cycle along the Inn cycle path to the gothic town of Braunau or alternatively to Simbach in Bavaria.

Hotel (example): Parkhotel Braunau

In the morning 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. You continue along the Inn river, which the famous Reichersberg abbey lies next to. In Schärding make sure to take a break at the 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): Innsento

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

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Prices per person in EUR

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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, from Passau/Schärding EUR 95 /person, for own bike additional EUR 39; reservation necessary, payable in advance

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Krimml train station
  • Salzburg, Innsbruck or Munich airport
  • Krimml: public parking approx. EUR 5 / day
  • Schärding: free parking at the Eurobike site 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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