Type of tour:Self-guided
Level:2
Duration:7 Nights
Distance:32 Miles/day average
Dates: Daily: May 3 - Oct 5, 2014
Tour price:€495
Start city:Krimml, Austria
End city:Passau, Germany
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From the Alps to the Danube
Tauern Bike Path (Krimml-Passau)

Tour Description: Self-guided

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.

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