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Cycling group at Giselakai in Salzburg

Tauern Cycle Path, Krimml – Salzburg

From Krimml to Salzburg

5 Days / 4 Nights
Medium
Cycling group at Giselakai in Salzburg

The five-day cycling journey from Krimml to Salzburg combines athletic challenges with a brief escape from everyday life. The Hohe Tauern not only lends its name to the Tauern Cycle Path but also shape the unique panoramas amidst snow-covered peaks and picturesque valleys. Revel in the splendid views from your bike and take intermittent breaks at the numerous scenic and cultural landmarks along the way.

Visit the famous waterfalls in Krimml, considered the largest in Europe and the fifth-highest in the world. The first stage of your bike journey is adorned with magnificent mountain panoramas and picturesque villages. Upon reaching Kaprun, visiting the high mountain reservoirs is highly recommended.

On day 3, the route takes you through Maishofen, Maria Alm, and Saalfelden to Lofer. With views of the Steinerne Meer, through the impressive Seisenberg Gorge and the fascinating Lamprechtshöhle, you can expect one breathtaking natural backdrop after another. The final stage is dedicated to the beautiful Saalachtal, with the added delight of a detour to the Bavarian town of Bad Reichenhall. Shortly thereafter, you'll reach Salzburg, known for its unique charm that never fails to enchant!

  • Bathing pleasure in Lake Zell: On hot summer days, the sparkling waters of Lake Zell beckon for a refreshing dip. In addition to a revitalizing swim, the lake is also well-known and popular for its water sports activities. How about trying sailing, windsurfing, or a session of stand-up paddling?
  • Lamprechtsofen - The Lamprechtshöhle near Weißbach: Close to Lofer, the Lamprechtshöhle boasts one of the most extensive cave systems in Europe. After the discovery of an additional cave entrance, it is even considered the world's largest connected-cave. At the entrance to the cave, there is a restaurant where you can enjoy excellent refreshments.
  • Cultural enjoyment in the festival city of Salzburg: After your sports activities, indulge in culture and cuisine in Salzburg. Explore the Old Town with its bustling Getreidegasse and magnificent cathedral on a leisurely stroll. Rustic taverns, charming restaurants, and traditional cafes await your visit – don't even try to resist Salzburg's culinary delights!

Despite the towering mountain ranges flanking the Tauern Cycle Path, the route is predominantly flat or gently rolling. Skilled cyclists will navigate the occasional short inclines with ease. Over the course of the three cycling stages, you will traverse a total of 160 kilometers. There's no need to concern yourself with your luggage as the on-site Eurobike team will handle its transport between accommodations.

If you're someone who loves being active, our sporty cycling tours offer an additional challenge with extra miles and inclines. As is the standard with all our tours, you can expect optimal comfort and service. Explore Austria as a premier cycling destination through our carefully tailored cycling tours in Austria.

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. and 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

Day
05
Departure or extension

Route Information

Medium

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 |
51 cm |
60 cm |
63 cm

Services & Information

Further details about this tour

Included

  • 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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