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Tauern-cycle-path with charm

Round trip from Salzburg with a special flair

Bike tour
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
Velociped-Partner-Tour
easy to moderate
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Fantastic views in a magnificent landscape await you: discover the most scenic region in Salzburger Land on cycle paths and roads with little traffic. Rustic farming villages and beautiful towns, colorful flower meadows and wild nature await you, as well as the festival and Mozart city of Salzburg. In addition to a multitude of sights, this tour also offers the wonderful nature of the Alps and its fascinating phenomena (e.g. the thundering Krimml Waterfalls and the world's largest ice caves). Overnight stays are in accommodations with a special flair, making your vacation an unforgettable experience that you will remember for a long time to come. enjoy a fantastic panorama and fascinating views of the imposing mountain world around the Watzmann, Großglockner and the Kitzbühel Alps on your relaxed daily stages.

Highlights

Fortress Hohensalzburg Salzburg
The 900-year-old fortress Hohensalzburg, the landmark of the city, is Europe's largest and best preserved castle. The fortress built by Archbishop Gebhard during the investiture period in 1077 served to protect the clergy and the population.

Fortress Hohensalzburg

Keltenstadt Hallein
The dreamy alleyways, the romantic corners and the lovingly renovated houses make Hallein, the historic town center as a whole, a jewel of medieval architecture. A walk through the old town is a journey on the trail of the time when salt was still called "white gold". This was the basis for the development of the townscape, its inhabitants, as well as trade, crafts and trade for many centuries.

Keltenstadt Hallein

Ice world Werfen
The Eisriesenwelthöhle is a cave labyrinth of over 40 kilometers total length. The formation took place as in all caves over a very long period of time. The first crevices and clefts in the limestone rock originated already in the course of the mountain heights before approx. 100 million years ago and was enlarged and developed by chemical dissolution procedures and water erosion over a thousand years. The caves in the Alps are still undergoing a development process, although many cave systems - including large parts of the ice giant world - are not significantly further developed by dehydration.

Eisriesenwelt Werfen

Castle Hohenwerfen
For more than 900 years, the mighty castle of Hohenwerfen has been perched on its steep, 155-meter-high rocky cliff above the Salzach Valley. The powerful defense system was built at the same time as the fortress Hohensalzburg and is considered one of the best preserved buildings of the late Middle Ages. Over the centuries it was the site of attacks and sieges. Great rulers and landlords such as Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau were prisoners in the castle.

Burg Hohenwerfen

Kitzlochklamm
The name comes from the young goat folk, who in the summer liked to see the cooling gorge and the stollen. In the gorge, the Rauriser Ache has drilled through the limestone slate and carved in vertical walls. The tunnel you pass is called the Ritzstollen, because it was attacked by Bergknappen in 1553 for ore mining and gold mining.

Kitzlochklam

 

Tauern-cycle-path with charm

easy to moderate
Bike tour
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
from
1,349.00 €
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Tour

Individual arrival in the festival, Mozart and cultural city of Salzburg. You should arrive early, because Salzburg has a lot to offer: Discover the delightful alleyways and squares, charming, cozy cafés with Austrian coffee specialties and the many sights. Breathe in historical culture and history at every turn. Explore Salzburg, stroll through the Getreidegasse, discover Mozart's birthplace, Mirabel Castle or Hohensalzburg Fortress. Salzburg also offers many opportunities for shopping fans. Even outside of the festival season, a wide range of concerts, theater performances and exhibitions await you.

If you can tear yourself away from Salzburg and its sights, hop on a bike and set off on a relaxed ride through the shady Salzach floodplains to Hallein, a Celtic town that was once rich in salt mining. Here you should take some time to explore the romantic old town with its narrow alleyways and magnificent house facades. The world-famous Celtic Museum and the Hallein Salt Worlds are also well worth a visit. You then cycle past the Gollinger waterfall and through delightful meadows. If you would like to cycle a few more kilometers, we recommend a loop (approx. 8 km) through the romantic Bluntau valley that is well worth seeing. Your destination for today is the picturesque town of Golling with its pretty market square. In the evening you still have time to discover the town and end the day relaxing in one of the many restaurants.

After a relaxed breakfast, you get on your bikes and ride over the Pass Lueg-Höhe to the "Salzachöfen", a very impressive gorge created by the Salzach. From there you pass the Hochkönig and reach the atmospheric village of Werfen, where Hohenwerfen Castle towers high above the Salzach. The famous Eisriesenwelt is also worth a visit. There you have the opportunity to take a tour of the world's largest ice cave and immerse yourself in a fairytale world of glittering ice (duration approx. 4 hours). The tour continues through the picturesque Salzach Valley and into the district town of Bischofshofen. There, the ski jump, where the final of the Four Hills Tournament takes place every year, invites you to take another break. With a magnificent view of the Tennengebirge mountains, you continue along the Salzach dam and soon the towers of the Pongau Cathedral appear in your field of vision and greet you. In St. Johann you will find the well-known Liechtensteinklamm gorge, a huge natural spectacle with a 50 m high waterfall at the end of the gorge.

First you cycle through the Gastein Valley and then reach the spectacular Kitzlochklamm gorge near Taxenbach, an impressive natural spectacle. You will soon spot Austria's highest mountain, the Grossglockner, in the distance and pass it and the Grossglockner High Alpine Road. If you would like to extend your tour a little further, we recommend cycling around Lake Zell (approx. 18 km). It's not far now and from Bruck you can reach the former mountain guide village of Kaprun in just a few kilometers. From here you have excellent bus connections to the high mountain reservoirs.

Your day today starts with a ride on the loalen Pinzgaubahn (currently under reconstruction after a storm, there may be rail replacement services in the 2024 season) to Krimml (included in the tour price). In Krimmel, you must not miss a visit to the famous Krimml Waterfalls, which plunge a thunderous 400 meters into the depths. Your route runs through the beautiful Hohe Tauern National Park with its magnificent high mountain nature and colorful mountain farmland with meadows, forests and alpine pastures. It always goes down the valley and past many beautiful sights and small villages and hamlets of the Oberpinzgau (the Kammerlandstall in Neukirchen, the emerald sites in the Habachtal, the local history museum in Mittersill, Kaprun with its glacier ski area, ...) and then back to Kaprun.

You cycle quickly from Kaprun to Zell am See and should take the cable car from there to the Schmittenhöhe and enjoy the fantastic view of the magnificent mountain world and Lake Zell. Back in Zell am See, you cycle through lush green meadows and alpine pastures and Maria Alm with its famous pilgrimage church to Saalfelden. You should plan your lunch break there and visit Ritzen Castle and the Ritzensee lake. Not far from your destination today, Lofer, the Lamprechtshöhle, the deepest water-bearing cave in Austria, awaits you. Lofer welcomes you in an atmospheric setting surrounded by the imposing mountain ranges of the Loferer and Reither Steinberge. You should pay a visit to the beautiful center of Lofer with its Gothic parish church from the 15th century before relaxing in the evening.

You leave Lofer with its magnificent town center behind you and cycle on disused paths through the beautiful meadow landscape of the Pinzgauer Saalachtal valley to Unken. Unken lies between the Knie Pass and Stein Pass in the middle of beautiful mountain forests. The route continues to the Bavarian spa town of Bad Reichenhall, with a short detour to Germany and from there through the mighty mountain scenery of the Berchtesgaden and Chiemgau Alps, always following the Saalach back to Salzburg. Once again you have time to enjoy the many sights and indulge in culinary delights. Review the wonderful impressions and experiences of your cycle tour and find a relaxing end to your cycling vacation.

Unfortunately, you have already reached the end of your cycle tour through the Tauern. But one thing is certain: full of new impressions and experiences, you start your journey home today. If you would like to spend more time in Salzburg, this is no problem, we will be happy to book extra nights for you.

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Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Info

All-carefree service:
  • Accommodation incl. breakfast
  • Room with shower/bath/WC
  • Luggage transport
  • Map of bike trails with marked route
  • Digital route guidance via smartphone app 
  • Tips for tour preparation
  • Touristic information
  • 7 days hotline service
Other included services:
  • Trip Kaprun - Krimml incl. bike (train or rail replacement service)
  • Zell am See-Kaprun summer card
Worth knowing about your Tauern Bike Trail with charming hotels

Below please find more information about your Tauern Bike Trail with charming hotels. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421-886890.

Arrival by train

Salzburg is easily accessible from all major cities in Germany by train. We recommend to take a taxi from the station to get to our partner hotels in Salzburg. Current schedule information and price information can be found at:

Train schedule Deutsche Bahn

Train schedule OÖB

Parking at the hotel

You can park your car at the hotels in Salzburg for the duration of the trip.

Costs € 15.00 per day. A reservation i is required. Parking costs are payable on site. You will receive detailed information on parking at the hotel booked for you with the detailed travel documents two weeks before the start of your journey.

Conditions of cycle paths

The Tauern Cycle Path is signposted continuously and in great detail. The route runs on quiet, paved bike paths and country roads, only partially on more heavily traveled routes. Some short parts also have to be mastered on unpaved bike paths. Overall, the quality of the paths can be described as very good. In some cases you have to reckon with slight inclines, so some basic fitness is recommended for this tour.

Available rental bikes

You can choose between a 7-speed unisex tour bike with hub shifting and a foot brake or a 21-speed unisex tour bike with chain shift and freewheel. The standard equipment includes a pannier, a handlebar bag with a map holder, a bicycle lock, an air pump, a spare hose and a small repair kit. Electric bicycles (without back-pedal) are bookable on request, as they are only available in limited numbers. You simply specify your wishes at time of booking.

Helmet duty in Austria

In Austria applies a helmet duty for children up to an age of 12 years.
Helmet obligation worldwide

Your accommodations

Overnight stays in hotels with a special flair and mostly wellness options, 4 **** superior.

Example hotels: Hotel & Villa Auersperg or Hotel Villa Carlton in Salzburg, Genießerhotel Döllerer in Golling, Hotel Brückenwirt St. Johann in Pongau, Alpen-Wellnesshotel Barbarahof in Kaprun, Juniorsuite at the Hotel-Gasthof Bad Hochmoos or Hotel Das Bräu in Lofer.

Extra costs which are not included in the price

A possibly applicable city tax is not part of the travel price and therefore has to be paid at the hotel locally.

7 day hotline service

Just in case the bike chain breaks, flooding makes it impossible to continue your tour or any other nasty surprise: You can reach us seven days a week and we will do anything to help you as fast as possible.

Passport and visa requirements

For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.

Travel insurance

The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.

Your travel expert for this tour

I am happy to provide you with advice and assistance

Steffi Groß

Travel Expert

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