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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
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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 2020 at a glance
Place of arrival: Salzburg
  Season 1
25.04.2020 - 07.05.2020
28.09.2020 - 10.10.2020

Arrival daily
Season 2
08.05.2020 - 18.06.2020
07.09.2020 - 27.09.2020

Arrival daily
Season 3
19.06.2020 - 06.09.2020

Arrival daily
Tauern Loop Tour, 8 days, Cat. A, AT-TARTR-08A
Base price
659.00
719.00
769.00
Surcharge single room 215.00 215.00 215.00
Surcharge half board (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 169.00 169.00 169.00
Tauern Loop Tour, 8 days, Cat. B, AT-TARTR-08B
Base price
579.00
639.00
689.00
Surcharge single room 155.00 155.00 155.00
Surcharge half board (evening meal: mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher) 169.00 169.00 169.00
Season 1
25.04.2020 - 07.05.2020
28.09.2020 - 10.10.2020
Arrival daily
Season 2
08.05.2020 - 18.06.2020
07.09.2020 - 27.09.2020
Arrival daily
Season 3
19.06.2020 - 06.09.2020
Arrival 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)
659.00
215.00
169.00
579.00
155.00
169.00
719.00
215.00
169.00
639.00
155.00
169.00
769.00
215.00
169.00
689.00
155.00
169.00
Season 1
Apr 25, 2020 - May 7, 2020
Sep 28, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020
Season 2
May 8, 2020 - Jun 18, 2020
Sep 7, 2020 - Sep 27, 2020
Season 3
Jun 19, 2020 - Sep 6, 2020
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
135.00
85.00
100.00
69.00
89.00
50.00
60.00
80.00
135.00
85.00
100.00
69.00
89.00
50.00
60.00
80.00
135.00
85.00
100.00
69.00
89.00
50.00
60.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Salzburg
  Season 1
Apr 25, 2020 - May 7, 2020
Sep 28, 2020 - Oct 10, 2020

Arrival daily
Season 2
May 8, 2020 - Jun 18, 2020
Sep 7, 2020 - Sep 27, 2020

Arrival daily
Season 3
Jun 19, 2020 - Sep 6, 2020

Arrival daily
Salzburg A comfort
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 80.00 80.00 80.00
Extra night sgl/bb 135.00 135.00 135.00
Kaprun A comfort
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 85.00 85.00 85.00
Extra night sgl/bb 100.00 100.00 100.00
Salzburg B Standard
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 69.00 69.00 69.00
Extra night sgl/bb 89.00 89.00 89.00
Kaprun B Standard
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb 50.00 50.00 50.00
Extra night sgl/bb 60.00 60.00 60.00
Filter
Rental bike 21-gear
Rental bike 7-gear
Rental Bike PLUS
Electric bike
79.00
79.00
129.00
189.00

Services and infos

Services

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)
  • 1 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
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Salzburg central train station
  • Salzburg airport
  • Category A: car park at the hotel costs approx. EUR 10 per day, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible/necessary
    Category B: car park at the hotel costs EUR 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!

 

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Ratings

4.4 of 5 Stars (9 Ratings)
3 stars
Theresia Riedmaier DE | 11.08.2020
Landschaftlich schöne, abwechslungsreiche Rundtour (Tauern)
5 stars
Ulli G. DE | 03.08.2020
Unsere schönste Rad-Tour
Alles war perfekt: die Strecke, die Hotels, die Organisation durch Eurobike, sogar das Wetter:-) Einen Verbesserungsvorschlag: wegen der Sperrung beider Bahnunterführungen bis ca. November 2020 ist der Zugang zum Hotel Hubertusstube in St. Johann sehr schwierig! Es wäre hilfreich, darauf hinzuweisen, dass man die Unterführung im Bahnhofsgebäude nehmen muss, um zum Hotel zu gelangen.
Christine Pölzleitner
Christine Pölzleitner answered:
Herzlichen Dank für Ihre Bewertung! Es freut uns, dass Sie so zufrieden mit unserer Tauernrunde waren. Ihren Hinweis werden wir sofort weiterleiten und den Vermerk für die kommenden Gäste ergänzen.
5 stars
Michael Alleweldt DE | 02.08.2020
Traumhafte Tauernrunde
Sehr gut ausgeschilderter Radweg und prima Tourenbeschreibung. Abwechslungsreiche Landschaft. Tolle Unterkünfte. Tourenhighlights: Salzburg, Fahrt mit der Pinzgauer Lokalbahn zu den Krimmler Wasserfällen, Krimmler Wasserfälle, aufgrund der Mobilitätskarte von Kaprun kostenlose Fahrt auf das Kitzsteinhorn mit fantastischem Ausblick, insbesondere auf den Großglockner. Da wir auch noch Glück mit dem Wetter hatten, war es eine rundum gelungene Radtour.
Christine Pölzleitner
Christine Pölzleitner answered:
Feedbacks wie das Ihre bestätigen uns in unserer Arbeit! Haben Sie vielen Dank! Es freut uns wirklich sehr!
5 stars
Bernhard S. DE | 01.08.2020
Radtour mit vielen Höhepunkten
Es war eine rundum schöne Reise mit vielen Höhepunkten... Salzburg, Wasserfall Golling, Bluntautal, Wasserfälle Krimml, Zell am See, Lofer.... Da die Tagesetappen nicht so weit waren, hatten wir die Möglichkeit neben dem Fahrradfahren auch noch zu wandern. Einige Passagen waren mit einem Tourenrad kaum zu bewältigen, besonders das Teilstück St Veit im Pongau. Es wäre ratsam die Tour als E Bike Tour zu empfehlen. Dies war bereits unsere 3. Fahrt mit Eurobike. Als Erstreisende wären wir am Start sicher enttäuscht gewesen. Im Hotel gab es die Unterlagen, die Fahrräder standen ohne Kommentar in der Garage. Wir kannten zum Glück noch die Zahlenkombination des Fahrradschlosses.
Christine Pölzleitner
Christine Pölzleitner answered:
Vielen Dank für das nette Feedback! Schön zu hören, dass Sie eine tolle Zeit in Österreich hatten. Aufgrund von Covid-19 ist unsere persönliche Toureninformation und Radausgabe in dieser Saison leider nicht möglich. Auf unserer Servicehotline beantworten wir aber sehr gerne alle offenen Fragen.
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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