Cyclist in front of small wooden cot
Cyclist in the national park "Hohe Tauern"
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Tauern Loop Tour

Naturally beautiful and exciting.

This bike tour begins in Salzburg cycling along the river Salzach.  

In Hallein you can follow the traces of the "White Gold" to the salt mine in Bad Dürnberg. Climb down into the world's oldest exhibition mine and gain an insight into the tiring underground life. 

In Golling you should visit the impressive waterfall, which is situated close to St. Nikolaus' pilgrimage church that is built in late gothic style. We also recommend a detour into the romantic Bluntau valley. 

This cycle tour also has a lot of cultural attractions on offer. Visit the over 900-year-old Hohenwerden castle, which sits enthroned on a steep rock above the Salzach valley. 

Those who like the cold should make sure to visit the "Eisriesenwelt", the world's largest ice caves. 

Impressive waterfalls and mystical castles

The tour continues by bike via Bischofshofen where there is a famous ski jump. 

The next stage takes you to Kaprun and from there you will find good bus connections to the high-mountain reservoirs. Enjoy a tour of the impressive dam wall,  the 'experience' exhibition where you can learn about the ice and the glaciers or simply the breathtaking scenery at an altitude of 2,000m above sea level. If that doesn't take your fancy, you could visit the Krimmler waterfalls - with a drop of 380m they are the 5th tallest waterfalls worldwide. 

Your bike tour continues through the Hohe Tauern national park and the so-called Oberpinzgau region. Highlights along the way to Lofer are the Seisenbergklamm gorge and the Lamprechtshöhle caves near Weißbach. 

The last stage on this tour leads you back to Salzburg. You get there by cycling through the tranquil Saalach valley. Once you arrive in Bad Reichenhall you haven't got much further to go until you arrive back in Salzburg, the City of Mozart.  

 

Medium

Medium
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
Christine Pölzleitner
Christine Pölzleitner
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Itinerary

Arrival in Salzburg, the city of Mozart that is rich in culture. Make sure to leave enough time for a stroll through the old part of the city and to visit Mozart´s birthplace. Your rental bikes (if booked) can be found in your hotel.

You cycle along the river Salzach. Soon you reach Hallein where you can visit the salt mines, which have been disused since 1989. The romantic “Bluntautal” valley is worth a visit too. Golling is today's destination and you should allow plenty of time to visit its remarkable waterfall! 

The first destination for today is Werfen where you will see the castle “Hohenwerfen”. The well-known ice caves are definitely worth a visit. In Bischofshofen you can admire the ski jump, where the final of the Four Hills Tournament is held every year. In St. Johann you will see the well-known “Lichtensteinklamm”, a huge spectacle with a 50m high waterfall at the end of the gorge.

You will soon reach Bruck and the point where the "Großglocknerstraße“ (High Alpine Road) begins. In July buses start running up Austria's highest mountain, the 3,797m high Großglockner. The buses stop at “Franz-Josephs-Höhe”. Sporty cyclists have the opportunity to cycle around Lake Zell (Zeller See) and the leisurely cyclists can go for a refreshing swim. You just have a short cycle before arriving in Kaprun, today´s destination. From there you have excellent bus connections to the high mountain reservoirs.

After breakfast you take the "Pinzgaubahn“ to Krimml where you can visit the largest waterfalls in Europe. On a well-designed trail you can admire this natural spectacle. Whilst cycling back through the “Nationalpark Hohe Tauern” and the so-called “Oberpinzgau”. You will see the snow-capped 3,000 m high mountains the whole way. 

You will be back at Lake Zell very quickly where you go for another relaxing swim. After cycling through “Maria Alm” with its famous pilgrimage church you will reach Saalfelden where you can enjoy your lunch break. Other highlights on your way to Lofer are the Seisenbergklamm gorge and the Lamprechtshöhle caves near Weißbach.

Today is the last day of your bike tour and you will cycle through the quiet Saalachtal valley to get back to Salzburg.  Bad Reichenhall located in the small German corner will enchant you with its Bavarian flair. After a short cycle, you will be back in Salzburg again - where your cycle tour first started. In the evening you can enjoy a culinary dinner and review the impressions and experiences that you have got from your bike trip.

In Salzburg there´s a lot to see and do. If you would like to spend more time there, we will happily book extra nights for you. 

Tour character

The Tauern bike path runs from start to finish with no breaks in it. The route is also fully signposted. The route runs through quiet areas on paved paths and country roads. At times you will have to cycle along busier routes. There are a few short sections of the route where the cycling surface is bumpy. Overall the quality of the cycle route can be described as very good. There are some hills in this variant and therefore you need to be in good shape.

 

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 27, 2019 - May 9, 2019
Sep 23, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019
daily
Season 2
May 10, 2019 - Jun 20, 2019
Sep 2, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019
daily
Season 3
Jun 21, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019
daily
Tauern Loop Tour, 8 days, Cat. A, AT-TARTR-08A
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Tauern Loop Tour, 8 days, Cat. B, AT-TARTR-08B
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
645,00
210,00
165,00
565,00
145,00
165,00
699,00
210,00
165,00
620,00
145,00
165,00
755,00
210,00
165,00
675,00
145,00
165,00
Season 1
Apr 27, 2019 - May 9, 2019
Sep 23, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019
Season 2
May 10, 2019 - Jun 20, 2019
Sep 2, 2019 - Sep 22, 2019
Season 3
Jun 21, 2019 - Sep 1, 2019
Salzburg A comfort
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Kaprun A comfort
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Salzburg B Standard
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Kaprun B Standard
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
80,00
130,00
85,00
100,00
65,00
85,00
50,00
60,00
80,00
130,00
85,00
100,00
65,00
85,00
50,00
60,00
80,00
130,00
85,00
100,00
65,00
85,00
50,00
60,00
Price
Rental bike 21-gear
Rental bike 18-gear
Rental bike 7-gear
Electric bike
75,00
75,00
75,00
180,00

Services and infos

Included

  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Well developed route
  • Detailed travel documents (route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • Train Journey „Pinzgaubahn“ Kaprun – Krimml incl. your bike
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optinal extras

  • Half board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Salzburg central train station
  • Salzburg airport
  • Category Charm: car park at the hotel costs approx. € 13 per day, to be paid for at the time, reservation partly necessary
    Category A: car park at the hotel costs approx. € 10 per day, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible/necessary
    Category B: car park at the hotel costs €9 per day, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible/necessary
    Please inform us how you arrive, the hotels will be booked accordingly.

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!

 

This tour has 1 more variation

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Ratings

4.4 of 5 Stars (5 Ratings)
4 stars
Karin M. DE | 23.09.2018
Landschaftlich sehr schöne Runde
Trotz kleiner Anstiege war die Runde auch mit normalen Rädern gut zu fahren. Bei stärkeren Anstiegen war eben mal ein kurzes Schieben dran. Dies war aber gut zu verkraften.
Semiramis Feitler
Semiramis Feitler answered:
Schön, dass Sie so schöne Erinnerungen von der Tour mit nach Hause genommen haben! Hoffentlich dürfen wir Sie auch nächstes Jahr wieder von unserem Service überzeugen!
4 stars
Martin Schiller DE | 23.08.2018
Schöne abwechslungsreiche Radtour
4 stars
Ulrike S. DE | 08.08.2018
Landschaftlich tolle Tour
5 stars
Martina H. DE | 08.06.2018
Sehr schöne Tour auf guten Radwegen
5 stars
Kerstin K. DE | 17.10.2017
Schöne Tour mit beeindruckendem Bergpanorama
An den Ufern von Salzach und Saalach radelt man in großer Runde von Salzburg Richtung Hohe Tauern und zurück. Nach zwei kürzeren Etappen zu Beginn wird es am dritten Tag zwischen St. Johann und Zell am See mit zum Teil größeren Steigungen anstrengender. Dafür wird man mit tollen Bergausblicken und am Ziel mit dem idyllischen Zeller See belohnt. Besonders die Etappen von Zell nach Krimml durch ein großzügiges Alpental und von Zell nach Lofer durchs Saalfeldener Becken bieten fast durchgängig asphaltierte Wege abseits vom Verkehr in superschöner Berglandschaft. Salzburg mit seinen geschichtsträchtigen Bauten und dem kulturellen Angebot ist ein attraktiver Start- und Endpunkt der Reise, wenn auch das Radfahren abseits der Stadt am meisten Spaß macht. Wir können die Tour uneingeschränkt empfehlen.

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