|Type of tour:||Self-guided|
|Distance:||32 Miles/day average|
|Dates:||Daily: May 3 - Oct 5, 2014|
|Start city:||Krimml, Austria|
|End city:||Passau, Germany|
From the Salzach origin above Saalach (lake) and Inn to the Danube - it is hard to believe that cycling could be so convenient and easy on flat dedicated bike paths through the world of the Alps. Following the “Donauradweg” (Danube-bike-path), on the banks of the Salzach, the Saalach and the Inn a bike network was created. This is manageable by everybody and also classified as child-friendly. The continuous labelling ensures a untroubled cycling pleasure from the Krimmler Wasserfälle (waterfall) to the Dreiflüsse-Stadt Passau (city where the two rivers Inn and Ilz are leading in the Danube).
Surrounded by high mountains, the Tauern Bicycle Path is 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 with the wind in your back most of the way. Our tour takes one week, allowing plenty of time visiting the numerous natural sights and monuments along the way. The Salzach valley offers more sights and a generally better track, while the Saalach valley is recommended for lovers of unspoiled nature.
Trekking and touring bikes are ideally suited for the Tauern Bicycle Path. With mountain bikes your are almost "overequipped" since there are no extreme inclines, but they do let you take challenging detours into the high mountains.The few steep sections are clearly marked in the detailed route maps. Racing bikes can also be used on the Salzach valley route provided you ride carefully on the few gravel roads or use the main roads instead.
Click on "Article" link to the right to read more about the Tauern Bike Path.
Day 1: Krimml
Individual arrival to Krimml. In Krimml you find the largest waterfall in Europe. On a well-designed trail you can admire this natural spectacle. Your bikes will be available at the booked accommodation.
Day 2: Krimml - Kaprun/Zell am See (37 miles/60 km)
Your tour goes through the Nationalpark Hohe Tauern and Oberpinzgau, where you will constantly see snow-covered mountains with an altitude of 3.000 metres. On this trail you will have a fabulous backdrop with lush green meadows and small villages. In Kaprun you can visit the high-mountain reservoir.
Overnight in Zell am See.
Day 3: Zell am See/Kaprun - Lofer (31 miles/50 km)
At “Zeller See” (Lake Zeller) you can take a refreshing bath or if you are a very sportive biker you can still insert an extra round. You will cycle through Maria Alm with its famous pilgrimage church. On the lunch break you can enjoy Saalfelden. Other highlights on your way to Lofer are the Seisenbergklamm and Lamprechtshöhe near Weißenbach.
Overnight in Lofer.
Day 4: Lofer - Salzburg (31 miles/50 km)
Today will lead you mostly through the Saalachtal. Bad Reichenhall in the “small German angle” will enchant you with Bavarian flair. After a short distance you will have reached Salzburg, the city of Mozart. You should allow yourself enough extra time for a stroll through the city and a visit to Mozart´s birth house.
Overnight in Salzburg.
Day 5: Salzburg – Burghausen (37 miles/60 km)
You will leave Salzburg and its Alps. On this route you are cycling through the foothills of the Alps. The “Tauern” ends in Tittmoning and from here you have to follow the trail along the Lower Inn before you will reach your destination Burghausen. It is a magnificent old town and has the largest castle complex in Central Europe.
Overnight in Burghausen.
Day 6: Burghausen - Obernberg am Inn (31 miles/49 km)
Today you cycle along the river Inn up to Braunau. This town is perfect for taking a lunch break. On your way there are numerous bird colonies. From here you can follow the bike path on the Bavarian or Austrian side. Your destination Obernberg has a well known marketplace with Baroque buildings.
Overnight in Obernberg am Inn.
Day 7: Obernberg am Inn - Passau (27 miles/40 km)
You will soon reach Stift Reichersberg, which is worth a visit. On your route along the river you will cycle through small towns like Schärding. At its Baroque market square you can take a break. Not far and you will have reached the final destination of this beautiful bike trip: Passau. The three-river city has much to offer. In the cathedral of Passau you will see the largest church organ in the world. A river-cruise would certainly be a grand finale of this wonderful bike ride.
Overnight in Passau.
Day 8: Depart
Depart after breakfast or extension of trip.
Daily: May 3 - Oct 5, 2014
Daily: May 3 - Oct 5, 2014
|Low season:||May 3-May 12; Sep 23-Oct 5, 2014|
|Shoulder season:||May 13-Jun 27; Sep 1-Sep 22, 2014|
|High season:||Jun 28-Aug 31, 2014|
|4-star and 4-star superior hotels|
These are sample hotels and may vary based on availability.
Day 1: Hotel Krimmlerfälle (4-star)
Day 2: Hotel Tirolerhof Zell am See (4-star superior)
Day 3: Hotel St. Hubertus Lofer (4-star)
Day 4: Hotel & Villa Auersperg Salzburg (4-star)
Day 5: Hotel Glöcklhofer Burghausen (4-star superior)
Day 6: Mühlbach Thermal Spa & Romantik Hotel Bad Füssing (4-star superior)
Day 7: Hotel Residenz Passau (4-star)
Day 1: Hotel Klockerhaus Krimml (4-star)
Day 2: Hotel Zum Hirschen Zell am See (4-star)
Day 3: Hotel St. Hubertus Lofer (4-star)
Day 4: Achat Plaza zum Hirschen Salzburg (4-star)
Day 5: Hotel Glöcklhofer Burghausen (4-star superior)
Day 6: Gasthof Zur Post Obernberg am Inn (4-star)
Day 7: Hotel Weißer Hase Passau (4-star)
Day 1: Hotel Klockerhaus Krimml (4-star)
Day 2: Hotel Martini Kaprun (3-star)
Day 3: Gasthof Bad Hochmoos Lofer (3-star superior)
Day 4: Hotel Itzlinger Hof Salzburg (3-star)
Day 5: Hotel Bayerischer Hof Burghausen (3-star)
Day 6: Gasthof Zur Post Obernberg am Inn (4-star)
Day 7: Hotel Innsento Passau (3-star)
Bikes available to be rented (in advance at the time of booking) include:
All above bike rentals will be equipped with the following at no additional charge:
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. Toe cages are not available to rent.
If you plan to bring your own seat, please make sure it will be compatible with a 27.2 to 31.4 mm seat post. If necessary, you may also need to bring your own adapter. The tour company will assist in switching the seat post for you.
Helmets are NOT included with the bike rentals. You can buy a helmet (not rent) from the tour company for 30 Euros. It will be a high quality, brand new helmet. You must let us know your helmet preference upon booking. If you do not buy a helmet through the tour company, we recommend you bring your own.
Additional specifications on the Hybrid touring bikes:
Additional specifications on the Electrically assisted bikes:
A Pedelec is an electrically assisted bike which assists you only when pedaling. You can turn the motor on/off, and also increase the amount of assistance you would like depending on the terrain. The motor is fixed in the bottom bracket of the bike, right in front of the rear tire, and can assist you up to a speed of 15 miles/hour (25 km/hr). The supply of energy comes from a removable battery, which can last for up to 50 miles (80 kms). An additional battery is provided too, just to make sure that you always have power (you can charge batteries each night at the hotels). The weight of the e-bike is approximately 50 pounds (23 kgs). It has an illuminated LCD display, cycle computer, and wattage display.
The bicycle route runs mostly flat along the banks of the rivers Salzach and Inn and consistently through flat to a maximum of undulating terrain with a total decline and a difference in altitude of 700 at the distance Krimml - Passau (320 km).
The tour route is mainly on dedicated bicycle paths (about 80% of the time). The remainder of the tour is on quiet roads and dirt or gravel roads.
"My wife and I got back last week after completing the Tauern Radweg trip from Krimml to Passau. Beautiful scenery, well-marked roads and paths, and lovely people. Hotels were excellent. This is the second trip we booked through you (first was Bolzano-Venice). We will definitely use you again, and we recommend you to all our friends."
- Paul and Lee Ann
"We are home from 3 weeks in Europe (2 sets of meetings with the bike tour in the middle week). The bike trip was wonderful! Perfect in so many ways. We could not have had better weather, low 70's and sunny every day. The scenery was spectacular, even a little snow on the mountain peaks. Trails were mostly excellent, with a few more challenging unpaved ones.
"We are enjoying sharing pictures with friends. We would recommend this trip and would love to do it again ourselves! The scenery and gorgeous villages are breathtaking and the bike trails are not crowded. We also had several surprise treats, like watching a herd of sheep walk through the city of Kaprun in the morning, coming down from the mountains for the winter.
"The hotels and service were clean and friendly. Two hotels were not as nice as the others, but clean and adequate (the ones in Kaprun and in Burghausen). Two hotels were outstanding and beautiful (Krimml and Bad Fussing). These two outstanding ones had beautiful rooms with extra touches and very friendly hosts and also wonderful proximity to the waterfall in Krimml and the baths in Bad Fussing.
"We had a few challenges getting used to following the trail guide because it was in German. The English instructions were extremely detailed so we started out just following the trail markers on the trail and watching for the river. After the first day or so, we learned how to use the instructions and map as well. We really liked the idea of the self-guided tour and making our own schedule. Thank you for your help in getting us there - I can't imagine that there is a more beautiful bike trip anywhere."
- Jim and Marlys M., 2012
Nearest airport: Innsbruck (INN)
Nearest train station: Krimml
Nearest airport: Munich (MUC)
Nearest train station: Passau
Transfer with our bike bus from Passau to Krimml is available every Thursday and Sunday. Departure at 08:30 a.m. from Passau; personal bikes also will be transported. Price: €60 per person. Reservation is required at the time of registration. Special transfers available on request with at least 6 participants.
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The following article was written by BikeToursDirect founder and president Jim Johnson after his first tour along the Tauern Bike Path. It originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.
Austria's Tauern Bike Path Offers Easy Route
Through Alpine Splendor and Historic Sites
The Tauernradweg (Tauern bike path) in Austria is a bicyclist's dream come true. It cuts across 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 the traffic of daily life and commerce--meandering instead through Alpine meadows and woodland and along the banks of the Salzach River. And it's clearly marked, with signs at every turn, for worry-free riding.
The path starts in Krimml, a mountain village at 3,400 feet in central Austria, and ends 100 miles and 2,000 vertical feet later in Salzburg. While some fanatics ride the route in reverse, I preferred to pack my rental bike, a hybrid--a cross between a mountain bike and a street bike--and gear and take the train from Salzburg to Krimml, a three-hour trip to the west. From there I would let gravity take over for the four-day return.
Although several companies transport luggage and offer guide services to cyclists, I toted saddlebags and invested $10 in a route map and book. I'd booked my hotels in advance, allowing for about 25 miles of bicycling a day. (I carried none of the usual spare tire or repair kit since there were repair services in gas stations, inns and restaurants along the route.)
When I arrived in Krimml, I realized I had underestimated the impact of altitude (and, perhaps, jet lag) on endurance. Even a test ride around the village left me winded. A 90-minute walk midway up the 1,000-foot Krimml waterfall, the highest in central Europe, almost did me in. After dinner--a local seasonal specialty of fried wild mushrooms--at the Hotel Post, I sat at my window and watched the lights in the valley fade, one after another. I was exhausted.
Undaunted--and with no other choice--I took off the next morning, pushing off from the "Start" sign at the base of the waterfall along the path, which, at this point, was paved. A light mist washed over me as I looked out past the steeple of the 13th-Century parish church into the cloud-filled valley below.
Within seconds, and without pedaling, I was hitting 15, then 20, then 25 m.p.h., as the village disappeared behind me. I braked as I came alongside the bank of the Salzach, whose waters would guide me toward Salzburg for the next four days. As the clouds burned off, snow-topped mountain peaks came into view. From both river banks, meadows stretched to the base of the mountains, becoming nearly vertical as soil hit rock. My fatigue vanished.
The Tauernradweg runs along the northern boundary of 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.
I paused again and could hear the wind in the trees, the birds, small brooks and distant waterfalls. The scents of fresh-cut hay and moist moss hung in the air. Overhead lay the first of several ruins I'd spot along the way, the stony outcroppings of the ancient Friedburg castle. I'd found paradise.
The sounds of cowbells jolted me from my reverie, as I made way for a dozen bovines crowding down the path. A bull with menacing horns glared at my bright red jersey, then thought the better of it.
The path carried me through tiny hamlets, some no more than a few farmhouses and a chapel. In larger villages, such as Bramberg, life centered around a small market square bordered by a medieval parish church, several shops and an inn.
Most of the time, however, the path wound through farms and fields. At one point a sign even asked cyclists to close the gate behind them to keep the cows in.
It was September harvest time, and I passed whole families toiling with scythes and rakes, cutting and stacking hay. Husbands and wives worked side by side, the women in puffy peasant blouses and skirts, the men in green-trimmed leather pants and work shirts.
In front of most homes, trees brimmed with apples, pears and plums, and I stopped to see if I could buy some from an elderly farmer. "Moment, \o7 bitte\f7 ," he said and disappeared. He returned with a small sack and filled it with ripe fruit. He refused money, pushing it back with leathery hands. After I rode another 50 yards, I stopped and looked back. His wife had joined him, and the two waved as if bidding farewell to an old friend.
Around the bend, a neighbor displayed similar hospitality with a sign offering "Fresh Water for Cyclists." I filled my bottle with ice-cold water flowing from the mouth of a wood-carved knight. Behind it, a wooden home lay bathed with waves of impatiens and petunias. A few minutes later, I entered Hollersbach, nicknamed "the blossoming village" both for its proud floral displays and for its botanical garden with more than 500 different kinds of flowers and herbs.
After three hours, 21 miles and a vertical drop of nearly 1,000 feet, I arrived in Mittersill, the first sizable town along the route. I locked my bike in the market square, entered the Meilinger Tavern and enjoyed a lunch of soup with dumplings, spaetzle (a kind of dense noodle) with native cheese and, for dessert, strips of crepe mixed with blueberries and powdered sugar. That's another benefit of riding: gorging without guilt.
From the 14th to 16th centuries, Mittersill lay at the crossroad of two major trade routes. From Italy came wine, olive oil, fruit and silk. In return, Austria sent salt, mined nearby and known for centuries as "white gold." Celts and Romans followed the same route, and I passed a Roman mile-marker later in the day. A medieval watchtower still stands, serving today as a museum marking a millennium of commerce and local history.
Later that afternoon I arrived at my first day's destination, Zell am See, an idyllic lakeside town encircled by mountains. My itinerary called for a one-night's stay in Zell, but I wished I'd planned several. Zell is a year-round tourist resort, and I soon found out why. First, due to strict pollution controls and restrictions against gasoline boat engines, the lake itself is known as the cleanest bathing lake in Europe. Others may be cleaner--but far too cold for bathing. As I walked my bike along the promenade, I saw windsurfers, sailboats and paddle boats. Families fished from docks, and teen-agers water-skied behind electric-powered motorboats.
Zell am See and neighboring Kaprun also draw thousands of hikers weekly, from casual day-trippers to more dedicated climbers who spend their nights in mountain huts.
A local cycling map and brochure described nearly 40 routes, ranging from seven miles along the lake to 60 miles winding over nearby mountains.
I awoke the following morning to the sound of rain splashing on my window. After a breakfast of fresh fruit and muesli in my hotel, the Sporthotel Alpin, I retrieved my bike from the hotel garage, loaded my packs, put on my rain gear and headed out. Luckily, as the waters of the Salzach widened, most of the hard-packed dirt route was sheltered beneath a leafy canopy. The rain splattered on the leaves and misted downward in a symphony of sounds and scents.
As the symphony reached a downpour crescendo, however, I took refuge in a small restaurant in the village of Taxenbach. Even my mother's chicken soup had never tasted better--or warmer.
After lunch, the rain stopped, and I took one of several hillier side options, climbing nearly 600 feet to a ledge overlooking the river. It was exhausting, but rewarding. At the top, I shared the view with a pair of weary Dutch cyclists who noted, with some understatement, that their country offers flatter cycling. Clouds puffed like cotton through the valley. I slept well that night, just outside the town of St. Johann.
Until now, the route had run due east. The next morning, the Salzach and I turned north toward Salzburg. By midmorning, the powerful Hohenwerfen castle came into view in the distance. The route passes by the base of the castle, and I walked up the steep path through a series of mighty walls. Built in 1077 and rebuilt over the centuries, the fortress today stands a peaceful watch over the river. Its dungeons are closed, the guns just for show.
Just north of Werfen, two mountain ranges come together, and the Salzach roars through the narrow chasm, kicking up 15-foot standing waves. Cars and trains can take a tunnel through the mountains. Bicyclists, however, must climb through the Lueg Pass, which the river has carved between two sheer cliff walls. As I approached the pass, the walls seemed to merge. To the right, mountain. To the left, the surging Salzach and more mountain. Ahead, a sign warning of falling rocks. I pedaled faster. It was great.
After the only real climb of the main route, I coasted downhill into the town of Golling, a manicured medieval town lined with outdoor cafes. I detoured along a path into the deeply wooded Bluntau Valley, sharing the way with families, young couples walking hand in hand and more cows.
I doubled back and passed St. Nikolaus', a small Gothic pilgrimage church set atop a craggy outcropping, where a wedding was just ending. I got off the bike and walked 10 minutes to the 250-foot Golling waterfall. Even after the 1,000-foot Krimml waterfall, I stood in awe of its power and beauty.
Within an hour I was standing in Hallein, a town of nearly 20,000 residents and the final overnight stop of my journey. Hallein had been the center of the millennia-old salt industry until the mines closed in 1989, and the streets were lined with the pastel-painted high facades of affluent merchant homes. Medieval alleyways ran in every direction, and I parked my bike to explore. In the distance I saw the entrance to the old mines, a popular attraction where visitors tour the caverns by whooshing down giant wooden slides, walking on ramps across underground lakes and riding in a small miners train.
I eventually passed through the marketplace to the 12th-Century Romanesque Dekanats Church, where "Silent Night" composer Franz Gruber once served as choir director. His grave lay outside the door, his home just beyond. After a dinner that ended with Salzburger Nockerl, a souffle-like specialty, I took a final walk around town and went to bed.
My final day of riding carried the anticipation of seeing the famous Hohensalzburg fortress that dominates the Salzburg skyline. Only nine miles lay ahead.
The bike path ran through dense forest, and I heard Salzburg before I saw it. It was Sunday morning, and the city's church bells rang in chorus. Finally, through a break in the trees, I saw the fortress towering over the baroque spires of the city. I'd made it.
During the week, cars clog the city's narrow streets. On Sundays, pedestrians and cyclists rule. I rode along the Getreidegasse, Salzburg's most famous medieval alley. I slowly made my way past the palatial Residenz, former home of the ruling archbishops, now a museum, to the cathedral, where street musicians played their guitars and artists drew chalk Madonnas on the sidewalk.
I parked the bike and climbed up to the fortress. On previous visits to Salzburg, I'd spent hours there looking out over the city. This time, I looked instead to the south, where I could see the bicycle path along the Salzach disappear gradually into the mountains. Memories of the past four days came in a flood, buffeted by the bells of the city calling the faithful to Mass. Despite the glorious view below, however, the feeling that lingered was somewhat bittersweet; on a bicycle tour, after all, getting here is all the fun.
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- Up to the 28th day before the beginning of the journey: 10%, at least € 50,
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- From the 7th to the 1st day before the beginning of the journey: 80 % of the travel price
- On the arrival day and non-participation: 100% of the travel price
In each case a cancellation insurance is recommendable.
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