Tauern Loop Tour with Charm
Bikes, mountains and wonderful hotels.
Fair Weather Cyclist
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Self-guided tour
Arrival in Salzburg
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.
Departure or extension
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.
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.
- Accommodation in your selected category
- Breakfast buffet
- If half board is booked: 3 course meal every day
- 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
- Rental bike insurance
- Service hotline
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 sometimes necessary. Ask for further details.
Where visitor's tax is due, it is not included in the tour price!