A bicyclist’s dream come true. It cuts through some of the world's most mountainous terrain, yet it’s almost all downhill. It passes through dozens of picturesque towns and villages, yet it stays almost totally clear of traffic.
Instead it meanders through alpine meadows and woodland and along the banks of the Salzach River. And it’s clearly marked, signs at every turn, for worry-free riding.
The path starts in Krimml, elevation 3,400 feet, and ends 100 miles and 2,000 vertical feet later in Salzburg.
Although it’s one of Europe's most popular touring routes, the Tauern Bike Path never feels crowded. The route is almost entirely on an asphalt bike path or small side roads and runs through a deep, wide mountain valley in the Alps. Much of the route travels through farmland and small Alpine towns and villages. The path carries you through tiny hamlets – some no more than a few farmhouses and a chapel.
The bicycle tour passes along the foothills of majestic mountains and the rivers Salzach and Saalach. The Tauern Bike Path runs along the northern boundary of the Hohe Tauern National Park, Europe’s largest, complete with 246 glaciers and 304 mountains over 9,000 feet. Ibex and other alpine creatures run wild. Discover the numerous cultural sights and untouched nature of one of Austria’s most beautiful regions.
At tour’s end, you see the Hohensalzburg Fortress towering over the baroque spires of the city. You’ve made it!
Then enjoy the flair of Salzburg and be impressed by the charm of its surroundings.
• luggage transfers
• rental bikes
• route maps and descriptions
Biking: Relaxed cycling with occasional hills. Average physical condition required.
Duration: 7 nights
Note: There are two versions of this tour available: Salzburg - Salzburg and Krimml - Passau