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Cycling group on the Tauern Cycle Path

Tauern Cycle Path, Krimml – Passau

From Krimml via Salzburg to Passau

8 Days / 7 Nights
Cycling group on the Tauern Cycle Path

In eight days, you'll cycle the entire length of the picturesque Tauern Cycle Path. Starting from Krimml, your journey begins in the Mozart city of Salzburg, providing a magnificent contrast to the wildly beautiful nature of the Hohe Tauern National Park. The transformation of the landscape from the mountainous region to the pre-Alpine region becomes particularly evident on the stages towards Passau. Enjoy the diverse nature, the warmth of the people, and the numerous attractions that make this vacation a truly special experience.

A visit to the largest waterfalls in Europe should definitely be on your itinerary – admission to the Krimml Falls is included in the travel price. You'll cycle through the Hohe Tauern National Park to your first stage destination near Kaprun. Your cycling journey continues through Saalfelden and Lofer, leading you to the Mozart city of Salzburg.

Make sure to stop by the "Silent Night Chapel" in Oberndorf before continuing your cycling journey to Burghausen, home to the largest castle complex in Central Europe. As you travel through Upper Austria, trace the Inn River route, passing through Braunau, Obernberg, and Schärding. Take a leisurely stroll along the vibrant Silberzeile in the Baroque town and indulge in some ice cream or enjoy coffee and cake at the numerous cafes. You're now just a few kilometers away from the charming three-river city of Passau.

  • The Hohe Tauern National Park: The largest national park in the Alps spans over 1,800 square kilometers, featuring the highest mountains in Austria, a fascinating flora and fauna, and spectacular panoramas. The National Park Worlds Museum near Mittersill provides interesting insights into the formation and history of the protected area. Above all, savor the magnificent views and fantastic mountain landscapes!
  • The Festival City of Salzburg: Immerse yourself in the magic of Mozart's birthplace! Walking through the Mirabell Gardens will transport you to bygone eras, and savoring one of Salzburg's signature pastries will add sweetness to the moment. The Old Town, featuring the charming Getreidegasse, the Cathedral, and numerous other attractions, is truly a visual delight!
  • The Three-River City of Passau: The green Inn and the black Ilz converge into the blue Danube – a spectacle best experienced from above, perhaps at the Veste Oberhaus in Passau. The cathedral houses the world's largest Catholic church organ, and the narrow streets of the Old Town exude a southern European flair. The city owes this charm to Italian architects who reconstructed Passau after a devastating fire in the 17th century.

Six cycling stages span 50 to 60 kilometers each, guiding you from Krimml to Passau and completing the entire Tauern Cycle Path, covering approximately 300 kilometers. Each day, you'll kick off from your accommodation with a hearty breakfast, ensuring you approach the day's athletic endeavors with abundant energy. Our local partners will take care of the daily transportation of your luggage.

A wealth of information and intriguing facts can be found on our information page dedicated to cycling tours along the Tauern Cycle Path. In Passau, you also have the option to commence your journey along the Danube Cycle Path, which is among the most popular cycling routes in Europe. Additionally, this cycling tour is also available as a charm tour variation.

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

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. In Kaprun you can also take a trip to see the high mountain reservoirs.

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

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 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 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
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 Rental Bike PLUS
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!

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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