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|Tauern Bike Trail|
Following the motto: Mountains, mountains nothing but mountains – but none directly in your path, we've put this cycle tour together. Along the Salzach and Saalach to and from Salzburg. Familiar working villages and towns mark this cycle tour, you'll even acknowledge a taste of the big wide world when approaching the Festspiel- and in Mozart's town – the musical town of Salzburg. A fantastic panorama and impressive view across the surrounding mountainous world of the Hochkönig, Watzmann and Grossglockner is guaranteed. There are many sights worth seeing, which makes this cycle tour of the "Tauern-Cycle-Route" really truly pleasurable.
Conditions: Surrounded by high mountains, the Tauern Bicycle Path in nothing to be afraid of: It follows the Salzach and Saalach rivers which means that the route takes you through predominantly flat or slightly hilly country, going downhill thanks to the 650 m of elevation difference between Krimml and Salzburg. An altitude covering 200 m from Salzburg to Kaprun is to overcome, this however is easy on the well built cycle paths.
Starting town is Salzburg: Arrival day is always Saturday.
In Salzburg, where the "Mozartball rolls" your cycle tour begins! For the first few days the Saalach is your constant companion. Over the "Green Border" to the well known spa town Bad Reichenhall. Worth visiting the "Alte Saline" and the Heimathaus. In your own time through the meadows and pastures along the Saalach towards Lofer.
Leaving Lofer behind you, you make your way towards Lamprechtshöhle towards Saalfelden. A small [but well worth the detour] town, which brings you upon the Steineren Meer mountain range towards Maria Alm. On peaceful and leisurely paths you'll make your way over Zell am See past the pituresque lake and onto Kaprun.
A narrow–gauge-railway takes you along with your bike from Kaprun to Krimml. A definite must is a visit to the well known Krimml waterfalls, your journey through the National Park Hohe Tauern takes you through colourful mountainous countryside with open fields, woods, forests and pastures, passing many places of interest.
In Bruck the highest mountain range in Europe awaits you, the Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse. After Taxenbach [Kitzlochklamm] a 4km long incline awaits you [to reach the "Ausgleichsbecken"] The effort required however is well worth it's while bringing you to a beautiful view and a speedy onward descent towards St. Johann. Hotel in St. Johann/Schwarzach.
From a distance you can see the castle Hohenwerfen over the Saalachtal throne. At the foot of the Hochkönig you come to the atmospherical town of Werfen. Here you have the biggest Ice-Cave in the world [approx. 4 hours]. After that a small climb towards Pass Lueg, before reaching Golling.
Your journey leads past Kuchl into the Celtic town of Hallein [celtic museum, mines]. Passing the well known castle of Hellbrunn, already you've reached the [musical town] The Sound Of Music city of Salzburg. Mozart and Karajan were both born here.
With pleasure we will reserve any extra nights accommodation for you.