Tauern cycle path

HIGH HEIGHTS ON YOUR BIKE!

There is hardly another landscape that leaves us with more goose bumps and lasting impressions than these imposing mountains. The Hohe Tauern in the Salzburg region offers the perfect backdrop for one of the most beautiful cycle paths Europe has to offer. Find out everything about the popular Tauern Cycle Path here, discover interesting tours and mentally start to pack.

Two Eurobike-bikes in front of the waterfalls of Krimml

Brief information about the Tauern cycle path

I love to be in the mountains…what is more beautiful than letting your eyes wander over the majestic mountains, breathing in the fresh mountain air and being happy with yourself and the whole world? One of the most popular cycle paths through the Austrian mountains starts at the foot of Europe’s largest waterfall – the Krimml. From here you cycle over perfectly developed and almost continuous cycle paths through the beautiful Pinzgau to the state capital of Salzburg and from there to Passau in Bavaria. Your constant companions will be the mighty mountains of the Austrian and Bavarian Alps.

The most beautiful stages and cycle tours on the Tauern cycle path

Tauern Cycle Path

What can you expect from the Tauern cycle path? Quiet, relaxation, interesting stage locations, perfect cycle path conditions and a landscape so beautiful it’s almost unreal. Of course, we have also selected the most comfortable accommodation in the area for you, so that you will return home fully satisfied and with the Tauern Cycle Path fixed as one of the best memories.

Tauern Cycle Path with charm

For all of you who want even more comfort, we have added extra charm to the Tauern cycle path. Magical hotels will completely satisfy you due to their unique location, comfortable facilities and perfect service.

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Tour character
Easy
Germany / Austria

Tauern Cycle Path, Krimml - Passau

8 Days | Self-guided tour
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Easy
Germany / Austria

Tauern Cycle Path with Charm

8 Days | Self-guided tour
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Tauern Cycle Path Sporty

Do you fancy taking the tour on in less time? But of course! We also offer this tour in three sporty or simply shortened versions. Of course this does not reduce the cycling fun! Look forward to wonderful days in the Hohe Tauern.

Tauern Cycle Path Comfortable

Would you rather take a little bit longer? After all, there is nothing to push you on holidays and you are not on the run. Enjoy the highlights and the incomparably beautiful landscape along the Tauern cycle path and feel like you have all the time in the world.

Tour character
Athletic
Germany / Austria

Tauern Cycle Path sporty

6 Days | Self-guided tour
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Easy
Germany / Austria

Salzburg - Passau, comfortable

10 Days | Self-guided tour
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Tauern loop tour.

Start this original and authentic cycle tour through the Hohe Tauern from Salzburg. The Salzburg region will welcome you warmly and win you over with its charm. Look forward to relaxing days in the beautiful Austrian mountains.

Tauern Cycle Path for families

Holiday time is family time! Do you agree? So the little ones can also come along, we have developed a family cycle tour through the Hohe Tauern. Easy cycling stages, child-friendly hotels and lots of fun will give your children an enjoyable week of cycling.

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Tour character
Medium
Austria

Tauern Loop Tour

8 Days | Self-guided tour
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Easy
Austria

Tauern-Cycle Path for families

7 Days | Self-guided tour
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Information about the Tauern Cycle Path

Cyclist in front of waterfalls in Krimml

The Tauern cycle path

There are two different versions of the Tauern Cycle Path: one runs along the Salzach and the Inn from the regions of Salzburg and Upper Austria. The second variant leads cyclists further into Berchtesgadener Land. The cycle path through the Hohe Tauern begins in Oberpinzgau and then continues through Pongau and Tennengau to the capital of the state of Salzburg. Here the two variants separate and lead either towards Passau or through the Saalach valley back to the Pinzgau.

Cyclist in the national park "Hohe Tauern"

Height profile

The tour starts at the Krimml waterfalls, which are located about 1100 metres above sea level, and ends in Passau which is only 300 metres above sea level. The cycle tours on the Tauern Cycle Path can be classified as more leisurely – expect less strenuous climbs and look forward to many flat and slightly downhill routes.

The most beautiful places along the Tauern Cycle Path

Cyclists in front of the waterfalls in Krimml

Krimml

The small village of Krimml in the Oberpinzgau has just under 900 inhabitants but has been made famous due to a certain waterfall! After all, the Krimml waterfalls are the largest in Europe! Krimml is one of the municipalities of the Hohe Tauern National Park and will surely amaze you with the charming community and surrounding mountains.

Museum of the national park

Mittersill

The popular winter ski resort of Mittersill is on the edge of the Tauern Cycle Path. The modern but traditional small town is located in the middle of the Hohe Tauern National Park. But it’s not only us cyclists and skiers that that think Mittersill is a worthwhile holiday destination, cross-country skiers and hikers also appreciate the incredibly beautiful mountains around Mittersill. And for anyone interested in the Hohe Tauern National Park, we recommend visiting the National Park World Museum in Mittersill.

Cyclists splashing their legs in the water

Zell am See/ Kaprun

The two neighbouring towns of Zell am See and Kaprun come together to form the popular holiday region of Zell am See – Kaprun. With the beautiful mountains, the picturesque lake and the two pretty towns, the region combines everything a holiday-maker could wish for  in summer and winter.

Cyclists looking from bridge over the river Salzach and the historic centre of Salzburg

Salzburg

The undisputed cultural highlight on the Tauern Cycle Path is the Mozart city of Salzburg. With its many sights, small streets and delightful old town houses, the city on the Salzach is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Austria. And the quality of life is also very high here. The city is extremely clean, well-kept and characterised by green oases. A beautiful city that you should visit at least once in your life.

View over the St. Stephan Dome in Passau

Passau

And the charming Bavarian town of Passau will also capture hearts, we are certain of that. Visit the proud fortress Veste Oberhaus, stroll through the baroque old town, enjoy a real Bavarian beer and feel a bit proud of yourself that you reached your destination by bike.

Did you know,...

  • …that the Hohe Tauern National Park is the oldest in Austria?
  • …that Austria’s highest mountains are in the Hohe Tauern?
  • …that the Krimml waterfalls drop a full 380 metres?
  • …that in no other Austrian city is so much traditional dress worn than in Salzburg?
Eurbike-bike in front of the museum "Tauernmuseum"

Perfectly organised cycle tours on the Tauern Cycle Path

A perfect holiday doesn’t just include great hotels and nice weather, tasty cuisine and beautiful scenery. In order to be able to really describe a holiday as perfect, you need optimal organisation. And that’s where we come in. At Eurobike we specialise in meeting the every wish of our guests. We book comfortable hotels in the right places, send you perfect travel documents before arrival, provide you with expertly maintained rental bikes, deliver your luggage to the next accommodation on time every day and of course always have an open ear and should problems arise, you can reach us on our service hotline 7 days a week. Anyone who has travelled with us will stick with it! Give it a try too!

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