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The Tauernradweg along the Salzach and Saalach River

Scenic beauty, Europe's highest waterfalls, a visit to Salzburg and countless attractions along the way.

This may very well be one of the most exciting cycling tours in Europe. Scenic beauty, Krimml: Europe's highest waterfalls, a visit to Salzburg and countless attractions along the way. The starting point of this bike trip is the small village of Krimml, inmidst the Hohe-Tauern National Park region. With its impressive waterfalls and some great hiking excursions, it might take you an extra day to leave Krimml and get started on your journey.

The bike trail will follow the Salzach River through charming villages to Zell am See, a picturesque summer and winter resort. Here you will have two options for your way to Salzburg, to continue along the Salzach River with a chance to visit the world's largest ice caves in Werfen or the salt mines in Hallein.

Or you can take the (even more scenic) route along the Saalach river, visiting such charming places like Maria Alm and Lofer and taking a short cut through Bavaria into Salzburg. From Salzburg the bike trail will lead north through Oberndorf (with the Silent Night chapel) to the German border town of Passau where you may connect and continue to the Danube bike trail towards Vienna.

  • Distance: 203 miles, 110 miles from Krimml to Salzburg
  • Start: Krimml (can be reached by narrow-gauge train from Zell am See)
  • Finish: Passau
  • Features: slightly downhill only some minor climbs, mostly on paved trails and or minor roads with local traffic. Some gravel or mountain trails are used (not recommended for racing bikes).

Bike the Tauernradweg

  • Salzburg © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH / Bryan Reinhart Salzburg © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH / Bryan Reinhart
  • Krimmler Wasserfälle © Nationalpark Hohe Tauern / Erich Czerny Krimmler Wasserfälle © Nationalpark Hohe Tauern / Erich Czerny
  • Krimmler Wasserfälle © Großglockner Hochalpentrassen AG Krimmler Wasserfälle © Großglockner Hochalpentrassen AG
  • منظر طبيعي جميل في حديقة هوه تاورن الوطنية © Vovan منظر طبيعي جميل في حديقة هوه تاورن الوطنية © Vovan
  • Wandern mit Nationalpark Rangern © Nationalpark Hohe Tauern / Franz Reifmüller Wandern mit Nationalpark Rangern © Nationalpark Hohe Tauern / Franz Reifmüller

For more information contact:

Salzburg State Tourist Board

Wiener Bundesstraße 23
5300 Hallwang

Telephone: +43 662 6688 44

Salzburg State Tourist Board

Wiener Bundesstraße 23
5300 Hallwang

Telephone: +43 662 6688 44

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