|Type of tour:||Self-guided|
|Distance:||31 Miles/day average|
|Dates:||Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays: May 23-Sep 21, 2014 (minimum 2 participants)|
|Start city:||Innsbruck, Austria|
|End city:||Salzburg, Austria|
You will cycle along the Alps from Innsbruck to Salzburg. In Innsbruck you will follow the wide valley of the Inn river passing little historical cities like Wattens, Hall or Schwarz. On both sides you will see huge, impressive mountain ranges and sometimes you will even see a glacier.
Cycling into the Zillertal valley along the little mountain river will be pleasant and easy. The mountain landscape changes a bit and you begin to see farm houses high up on the mountain.
At the end of the valley you will see the glacier of the Alps where you can ski all year round. A transport will drive you over the mountain pass into the state of Salzburg where you will see one of the most impressive nature attractions in Austria, the Krimmler Waterfalls!
On the right side you see the high mountains of the national park with many side valleys and on the left side the smooth mountains where you find wonderful alpine pastures. You will pass a farming region and will come to a lovely lake called Zellersee. As you follow the Saalach river you'll pass gorges and caves, which of course you may visit, then you come to the village Lofer and its old fashioned village center. Following the river further, you will come to Bavaria where you can visit the city of Bad Reichenhall. The end and perhaps the highlight of the tour will be the festival city of Salzburg.
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Day 1: Innsbruck
Upon your arrival in Innsbruck, take some time to enjoy the city with some of the attractions like the castle, old town and the ski jumping station.
Overnight in Innsbruck
Day 2: Innsbruck – Zillertal valley (28 mi/45 km)
You will follow the cycle trail along the Inn river out of the city. You will pass well marked historical sites you can visit, such as the famous Swarovski crystal world in Wattens, or take a rest along the old streets of the little cities. On one side you will see the Alps and on the other side the Karwendel mountain range. Your accommodations are at the entrance of the Zillertal valley.
Overnight in Zillertal Valley
Day 3: Zillertal – Krimml (15-24 mi/25 -40 km)
You path turns gently upward as you cycle into the Zillertal valley, which is famous for its skiing at the glacier, where conditions are favorable all year. The route has wonderful scenery, with alpine pastures and quaint villages where you can explore the fantastic restaurants. You decide whether to bike deep into the valley or to the meeting point of the transport in Zell am Ziller to Krimml, where you still have time to walk to the waterfalls.
Overnight in Krimml
Day 4: Krimml – Zell am See(40 mi/65 km)
Today you will follow the Salzach river valley almost from the source. Again, you'll have views of the astounding mountain ranges on both sides of the wide valley. You'll ride through a side valley, into the National Park of Hohe Tauern, where the information center is well worth a visit. The day's route ends in Zell am See by a beautiful lake, with a view of the highest mountain in Austria, the Großglockner.
Overnight in Zell am See
Day 5: Rest day Zell am See
Today you can choose to take a rest day, or you can take a train up to Hochfilzen where you gentle cycle downwards the Leogang valley to Saalfelden and Zell am See.
Overnight in Zell am See
Day 6: Zell am See – Lofer (28-37 mi/45-60 km)
You will bike around the lake and then past little hamlets with old farm houses. Today there will be some up and down in the morning and a sensational view of what's called Stony Sea Mountain range. In the afternoon you will pass some fascinating gorges as well as a huge cave, both of which you can stop to visit. ￼￼￼
Overnight in Lofer
Day 7: Lofer – Salzburg (31 mi/50 km)
Today you'll follow the river Saalach, passing a part of Bavaria. The mountains are are part of the National Park of Berchtesgaden. You will cycle through the spa city of Bad Reichenhall where you can visit the old salt mine, have a break in the old town, or taste the beer in the brewery. Afterwards you'll be approaching Salzburg, where you can visit the open air museum, Großgmain, with its old farm houses. If you're a fan of the movie The Sound of Music, you'll will pass the castle and lake where part of the filming of the original movie took place.
Overnight in Salzburg
Day 8: Salzburg
Today marks the end of your tour. You may either depart or arrange for an extended stay.
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays: May 23-Sep 21, 2014 (minimum 2 participants)
|This tour requires a minimum of 2 participants.|
These are sample hotels and may vary based on availability.
Day 1: Central Hotel, Innsbruck
Day 2: Hotel Post, Strass im Zillertal
Day 3: Klockerhaus, Krimml
Days 4 & 5: Steinerwirt, Zell am See
Day 6: Hotel St. Hubertus, Lofer
Day 7: Goldenes Theater, Salzburg
Interested in visiting other areas before or after your tour? Visit our hotels page to learn more about lodging options.
Bikes available for rent on this tour (reserved in advance at the time of booking):
Bikes come equipped with the following at no extra cost:
The bikes will have FLAT pedals. If you want to bring your own pedals, please bring your own shoes and also the necessary equipment to change the pedals.
If you plan to bring your own seat, please ensure that it has a universal seat post.
Helmet rental is not available on this tour. We recommend that you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene purposes.
You mainly follow river cycle trails and there are only short up and downs. There will be a transfer for the only mountain pass on the tour so a good basic fitness in enough for this tour.
This tour is recommended for cyclists in average physical condition.
Tour start: Innsbruck, Austria
Nearest airport and train station: Innsbruck
Tour end: Salzburg, Austria
Nearest airport and train station: Salzburg
You can reach Innsbruck or Salzburg by airplane or train from many cities in Europe. From the airport just take the city bus to the centre where the hotels are close by the train station.
From Salzburg to Innsbruck are direct trains running each second hour. If you arrive by car the parking will be around Euro 10,- per day in a parking garage.
Please note that transfer to/from the airport or train station and your hotels is not included in the tour package.
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