Innsbruck to Salzburg: Through the Alps Along River Cycle Trails

    4.8/5 (34)
    7 nights | 31 miles/day
    Self guided from EUR € 1145
    Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours Primarily bike paths Client favorites
    4.8/5 (34)

    7 nights | 31 miles/day
    Self guided from EUR € 1145

    Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours Primarily bike paths Client favorites

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    • Innsbruck to Salzburg

      7 night self guided bike tour in 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 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.

      This tour is also available in a 7 day/6 night version by removing the rest day (5) in the Program. Please inquire for pricing.

      Highlights

      • Innsbruck
      • Historic cities of Wattens, Hall, and Schwarz
      • Glaciers
      • Krimmler Waterfalls
      • Year-round skiing
      • Scenic farm houses
      • Zellersee Lake
      • Salzburg
      • Filming site of The Sound of Music
      • Glacial pastures
      • Stunning mountain views

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      Learn more about self-guided tours.

    • Traveler photos

      • Innsbruck at 5 (photo by Nicolas Roggeman)
      • Gasthof Post Hotel Infinity pool (photo by Nicolas Roggeman)
      • Pastures that go up forever (photo by Nicolas Roggeman)
      • Safe cycle paths most of the way (photo by Nicolas Roggeman)
      • Even the rain couldn't deter us (photo by Nicolas Roggeman)
      • Great sightseeing in Salzburg (photo by Nicolas Roggeman)
      • NM Touring Society in Innsbruck! The start of a great adventure. (photo by BarbaraT)
      • Photo 2 (photo by BarbaraT)
      • Photo 1 (photo by Sewathom)
      • Photo 2 (photo by Sewathom)
      • Krimml Falls (photo by Sewathom)
      • Photo 4 (photo by Sewathom)
      • Photo 5 (photo by Sewathom)
      • Photo 6 (photo by Sewathom)
      • Town on the mountainside above Innsbruck (photo by NancyinCO)
      • We requested a tandem. (photo by NancyinCO)
      • Four adults and two teenagers - we all loved this trip! (photo by NancyinCO)
      • Through forests and beside gentle cows with tinkling bells (photo by NancyinCO)
      • Georgeous Zell am See (photo by NancyinCO)
      • Easy cycling most of the way (photo by NancyinCO)
      • Traversing the mountain ZellamSee (photo by Robyn)
      • Top of mountain ZellamSee (photo by Robyn)
      • Krimml Waterfall (photo by Robyn)
      • Beautiful glacier lake (photo by Robyn)
      • Biking along path (photo by Robyn)
      • Nice place to relax (photo by Robyn)
      • Innsbruck to Salzburg (photo by DavidW)
      • Good ride (photo by 1961flyer)
      • Photo 2 (photo by 1961flyer)
      • Beautiful scenery along the way. (photo by 1961flyer)
    • Daily program

      Day 1: Innsbruck
      Upon your arrival, 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 – Mountain Pass Gerlos – 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 (not included in tour costs).
      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 farmhouses. 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 (not included in tour cost).
      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 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. Afterward, you'll be approaching Salzburg, where you can visit the open-air museum, Großgmain, with its old farmhouses. If you're a fan of the movie The Sound of Music, you'll 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.

      Surface and terrain

      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.


      Hotels

      These are sample hotels and may vary based on availability.

      Central Hotel, Innsbruck
      www.central.co.at

      Hotel Post, Strass im Zillertal
      www.gopost.at

      Klockerhaus, Krimml
      www.klockerhaus.com

      Steinerwirt, Zell am See
      www.steinerwirt.com

      Hotel St. Hubertus, Lofer
      www.hubertus-lofer.net

      Goldenes Theater, Salzburg
      www.gt-hotel-salzburg.com

      Interested in visiting other areas before or after your tour? Visit our hotels page to learn more about lodging options.


      How to get there

      Tour start
      Nearest airport and train station: Innsbruck, Austria

      Tour end
      Nearest airport and train station: Salzburg, Austria

      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 €10 per day in a parking garage.

      Please note that transfer to/from the airport or train station and your hotel is not included in the tour package.

      Tips on getting to and from your tour

    • Dates

      Saturdays, Mondays, and Tuesdays: May 13-Sep 19, 2023 (minimum 2 participants)

      Low season: May 13, 2023 - Jun 28, 2023, Sep 02, 2023 - Sep 19, 2023

      High season: Jul 01, 2023 - Aug 29, 2023

      Prices

      Tour package

      Low season High season
      Per person, double occupancy €1145 €1170
      Single use room (1 person/1 room) €1410 €1435
      Solo traveler (traveling alone, in addition to single use room) €1595 €1620

      Bike Rentals

      Hybrid touring bike, 24-speed €160
      Electrically assisted bike €240
      Tandem bike, 9-speed €310
      Helmet rental €25

      GPS rental

      €60

      Extra Nights, Innsbruck

      Per person, double occupancy €90

      Single use room (1 person/1 room)

      €130

      Extra Nights, Salzburg, prices starting at

      Low season High season
      Per person, double occupancy €95 €120
      Single use room (1 person/1 room) €125 €150

      Discounts

      Child, ages 12-15 sharing a room with two full-paying adults (on base package price) 25%
      Person, ages 16+ sharing a room with two full-paying adults (on base package price) 10%

      Included services

      • 7 nights in 3- and 4-star hotels
      • 7 breakfasts
      • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel (limit of 2 suitcases per person(55 lbs or less). A bike box is not considered luggage and is not able to be transfered.
      • Tour book, leaflet, and GPS Data (GPS unit available to rent for a fee)
      • Service hotline available in case of problems or questions
      • Transfer Gerlospass, including bike

      Bike rentals

      Bikes available for rent on this tour (reserved in advance at the time of booking):

      • Hybrid touring bike, 24-speed
      • Electrically assisted bikes (upon request, limited availability)*
      • Tandem bikes, 9-speed (upon request, limited availability)

      *More about electrically-assisted bikes >

      Bikes come equipped with the following at no extra cost:

      • Saddle bags
      • Spare tube
      • Lock
      • Repair kit
      • Pump

      Bike Protection:
      Bike protection can be purchased at the time of booking. You can read more about that HERE.

      Pedals:
      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.

      Helmets:
      Helmet rental is available on this tour for €25 We recommend that you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene purposes.


      Tour Company

    • Route Map

      Maps are for information purposes only and reflect typical routes between overnight locations. They may not reflect your actual route.

      • Nicolas Roggeman 4 days ago

        Amazing Austrian Alpine

        From Innsbruck through the Zillertal Valley, to Krimml and down toward Zell am See, Lofer and ending up in Salzburg – what an adventure, what great sights, doesn't get any better. The hotels were spectacular, and in spite of the rain in late September, we had a fantastic time.

        What was the date of your tour?
        mid September 2022
        How many tours have you completed?
        3-5
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        First-time bike tourists, Families with teens, Families with young kids
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • Innsbruck at 5 (photo by Nicolas Roggeman)
        • Gasthof Post Hotel Infinity pool (photo by Nicolas Roggeman)
        • Pastures that go up forever (photo by Nicolas Roggeman)
        • Safe cycle paths most of the way (photo by Nicolas Roggeman)
        • Even the rain couldn't deter us (photo by Nicolas Roggeman)
        • Great sightseeing in Salzburg (photo by Nicolas Roggeman)
        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 5/5 Ease of navigation
        • 3/5 Tour documents
        • 4/5 Local tour company services
        • 4/5 Route selection
      • Katherine Johnson 1 week ago

        Fantastic

        We were blown away by the quality of the cycle trails and the beauty of Austria. The accommodation was comfortable and the breakfasts were lovely, and the bikes were comfortable! We highly recommend this trip!

      • Robin Jones 2 weeks ago

        Breathtaking scenery and flawless trip

        This was an incredible trip and the perfect way to see Austria! Cycling through the back farm lands was incredible and we were amazed at how absolutely green it was! The hotels were nice (some quite noisy)depending on where your room is located. Our bikes were top notch and we couldn't have asked for more. They were easy to handle, comfortable and worked perfectly for the duration of the trip. We didn't use the provided guide book but used google maps instead. This allowed us to take a few "off route" trails. It's amazing how accessible Austria makes it for people to be outdoors and enjoy nature, and the maintenance of the trails are perfect. We were concerned when the travel company did not provide us with luggage tags for our luggage transfers but they arrived daily without a problem. I would HIGHLY recommend this trip!

        What was the date of your tour?
        September 2022
        How many tours have you completed?
        0
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        Somewhat easier
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        First-time bike tourists
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 5/5 Value
        • 4/5 Included meals
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 3/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 4/5 Ease of navigation
        • 3/5 Tour documents
        • 4/5 Local tour company services
        • 3/5 Route selection
      • Jessica Phelan 2 weeks ago

        Beautiful Scenery!

        This trip was absolutely stunning. The views were beyond beautiful form everywhere. For the most part you are riding along the river and the ride is very relaxing. Most days are fairly flat with a few small hills and many downhills. The trails are well marked and the map by the guide company is pretty easy to follow. Our group did the trip with hybrid bikes, but if I were to do it again, I would definitely get an e-bike. There is one day with some really big climbs and an e-bike would have made the whole a thing a bit more leisurely. We also did not pack helmets since they wouldn't fit in our suitcases and the bike shop ran out of rentals. I would advise bringing one with you.

        What was the date of your tour?
        September 2022
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 5/5 Value
        • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 4/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 4/5 Ease of navigation
        • 4/5 Tour documents
        • 4/5 Local tour company services
        • 4/5 Route selection
      • Sara Ching 2 weeks ago

        Beautiful scenario in the Bavarian alps

        The route is breathtaking. From Innsbruck to salzburg, we opted for the rest day in zell am see (100% recommmended) where we got a day off to take the gondolas up to see the mountains, go to the glacier lakes in kaprun and swim in zell am see lake. The hotels and breakfasts were great! The bike company they use to source the bike was a bit disorganized, the bikes were ok though seats were the hard racer types. Bike company also an out of bags and locks. They didn’t give us enough baggage tags and when they split our groups across two hotels, the baggages were often at the wrong hotel. There weren’t a lot of recommendations on optional things to do and places to eat so you definitely have to do a lot of your own research. Overall I would recommend the tour because the itinerary and accommodations were very nice but the agency that ran the tour itself could be better organized.

        Also note the second day of biking (day 3) has a lot more uphills and downhills than it seems. And it rained really hard the last three days of our tours so definitely make sure you have good rain gear if you go in September.

        What was the date of your tour?
        September 2022
        How many tours have you completed?
        2
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 4/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 4/5 Ease of navigation
        • 4/5 Tour documents
        • 4/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • Earl Naue 2 months ago

        Innsbruck to Salzburg Ride

        This was our first of two bike tours in Austria this year and both were handled by two different tour providers and the services and directions provided by each were significantly different. The lodging choices were excellent for both, but riding directions were on opposite ends of the spectrum. Advise that you go with a tour company that provides an application with directions utilizing GPS.

        What was the date of your tour?
        May 2022
        How many tours have you completed?
        4
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • BikeTours.com staff reply from Liv August 24, 2022

          Hi Earl,
          Thanks for your comments. I really hope you had a great holiday through this beautiful area. I just wanted to point out that we do offer GPS rental with this tour (see Dates & Prices). I agree, using GPS really makes a world of difference.
          Thanks again,
          Liv

        • 4/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 3/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 4/5 Scenery
        • 1/5 Ease of navigation
        • 1/5 Tour documents
        • 1/5 Local tour company services
        • 1/5 Route selection
      • Barbara Owens 2 months ago

        The scenery was great. The maps and tour company were not.

        This was our second tour with Biketours.com and we discovered that there is a huge difference between the tour companies they contract with in Austria. Our first tour was great. This one, not so. The map book and directions provided were just terrible. Rather than say "follow the well marked trail named xx, it was "go to the end of the hamlet and turn right" No street names. No named landmarks or areas. The ENTIRE book was that way. One day we had to be transported by van over a mountain but it did not explain that. It said to be at a train station in a certain town at 2 pm. We got there, thinking we were taking a train but could not figure it out. I called the company and they said a van was coming to get us. Other people on the same route also did not understand and they literally rode over the mountain. Communication from the company was terrible -- and I speak German!

        What was the date of your tour?
        May 2022
        How many tours have you completed?
        2
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        Somewhat harder
        Do you recommend this tour?
        0
        • BikeTours.com staff reply from kirsten August 9, 2022

          Thank you for traveling with us again, Barbara! We are sorry to hear that the route information provided to you was not clear and detailed. We have passed your message along to our partner to ensure that these issues are addressed, in hopes that future travelers will have an easier time following the maps as well as be made aware of included transfers during the tour. We appreciate you reaching out!

        • 4/5 Value
        • 3/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 4/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 1/5 Ease of navigation
        • 1/5 Tour documents
        • 1/5 Local tour company services
        • 1/5 Route selection
      • Tricia Hoggan 2 months ago

        Amazing

        It was wonderful. The scenery was spectacular. The hotels were perfect. I can't say enough good things about the trip.

      • Richie and Trish 12 months ago

        Gute Fahren im die Berge

        We had an amazing time on this tour. The scenery was breathtaking. It was so exciting to cycle along these beautiful rivers with the alps rising above us on both sides. The days just flew by as we cycled along. This was our seventh European tour and this ride compared very favorably with other rides we’ve taken. When we arrived in Innsbruck we found that we had to walk to a bike shop to pick up our bikes. Normally the bikes are delivered to our hotel but we took the walk and the shop owner was very helpful. Although the bikes were very heavy we found them quite roadworthy. They may have been the best bikes we’ve used in Europe. The hotels we stayed at we all lovely and provided us with great breakfasts. We especially enjoyed the Hotel Post in Zittertal with its rooftop infinity swimming pool. It was amazing. We also enjoyed having a rest day in Zell am see although it was hardly restful. We hiked, took a boat excursion and went to a fabulous spa for a swim. Many reviews of this tour complain about the book that accompanies the tour and now we know why. It’s very confusing and was not at all helpful. Usually the books on these tours are much more helpful and give recommendations for lunches and dinners. This book did none of that. The trail is well marked in most places but not in others. We often found ourselves scratching our heads trying to make sense of the signs on the trail and the directions in the book. We are seniors and found ourselves walking the bikes up hills from time to time but most of the ride was gentle easy riding. When we weren’t on dedicated bike paths the roads were quiet with little traffic. Overall it was an amazing trip that we would recommend to anyone who loves being in the mountains.

        What was the date of your tour?
        September 13 - 19 2021
        How many tours have you completed?
        7
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        Somewhat harder
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 3/5 Ease of navigation
        • 2/5 Tour documents
        • 3/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • Bikedad October 7, 2019

        Beautiful scenery through some stunning valleys.

        Beautiful scenery through some stunning valleys. The quaint villages and accommodations were perfect. Day one passes through urban and industrial areas but the pathways are fine.

        What was the date of your tour?
        September 2019
        How many tours have you completed?
        Dozens
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        Somewhat easier
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 4/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 2/5 Ease of navigation
        • 4/5 Tour documents
        • 3/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • Issac Newton September 16, 2019

        Wonderful Ride Through the Scenic Valleys of the Alps

        What was the date of your tour?
        30 Aug - 6 Sep
        How many tours have you completed?
        5
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        First-time bike tourists
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 5/5 Value
        • 4/5 Included meals
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 4/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 5/5 Ease of navigation
        • 3/5 Tour documents
        • 4/5 Local tour company services
        • 4/5 Route selection
        • 2/5 Guides (if applicable)
      • Nada September 11, 2019

        Austria alps

        What was the date of your tour?
        Aug 30-sept 5 2019
        How many tours have you completed?
        10
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with young kids, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 4/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 2/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 4/5 Ease of navigation
        • 5/5 Tour documents
        • 4/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • BarbaraT September 10, 2019

        Wonderful biking in Austria!

        We loved our ride from Insbruck to Salzburg. The scenery was amazing, and the quality of the routes was excellent. All of the hotels were very nice. We left something on a bus at one point, and it was mailed to our final hotel, for which we are most grateful. The paper maps aren't really that great, and I would recommend loading maps onto a Garmin for ease of use and better accuracy. We had van support for luggage and didn't opt to have a guide, which I really enjoyed. I would take another tour with this company in the future.

        What was the date of your tour?
        8/30-9/5
        How many tours have you completed?
        lots but not with this company
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • NM Touring Society in Innsbruck! The start of a great adventure. (photo by BarbaraT)
        • Photo 2 (photo by BarbaraT)
        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 3/5 Ease of navigation
        • 4/5 Tour documents
        • 4/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • Spencer August 18, 2019

        An absolutly amazing trip!

        I loved every second of this trip! I had absolutely no problems with the bike, hotels, or routes. The scenery was just unbelievable the entire ride. I was worried about the weather but had a nice split of sunny and just slightly overcast days. I deviated from the route on 2 parts to add some extra miles and elevation and even had a blast with that! I would highly highly recommend this trip to bikers looking for a gorgeous ride.

        What was the date of your tour?
        8-2-19
        How many tours have you completed?
        1
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        Somewhat easier
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 5/5 Ease of navigation
        • 5/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
        • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
      • Sewathom August 6, 2019

        • Photo 1 (photo by Sewathom)
        • Photo 2 (photo by Sewathom)
        • Krimml Falls (photo by Sewathom)
        • Photo 4 (photo by Sewathom)
        • Photo 5 (photo by Sewathom)
        • Photo 6 (photo by Sewathom)
      • Sewathom August 6, 2019

        Our favorite trip so far!

        Oh my goodness- where to start? This trip was amazing! Biketours.com took excellent care of us. All of the hotels were great, and we loved each of the towns that we stayed in. The bikes were very comfortable, and they gave us each a large saddle bag that came in handy for carrying water, snacks, cameras, and sunscreen. The route was pretty easy to navigate, as there are signs and well marked bike paths throughout the route. Basically, if you just follow the river, you're going the right way. Having said that, the direction booklet that they give is pretty much useless, so we supplemented with a GPS app. The biking is very flat and easy, so you'll have time to explore the towns, and do other activities along the way. They give you a few brochures but they don't really give good recommendations to things to do/see along the way. I did some research prior to the trip, and these were some that we loved:
        1. Day 2: In Stans, we (very slightly) detoured to Wolfsklamm (beautiful hike through gorge and continue hike up to old monastry (St. Georgenberg) nestled on the top of a cliff overlooking the mountains. There is a restaurant at the top with gorgeous mountain views, good beer, and great traditional Austrian food. Its about a 6-7 km hike all in all. Also we made a little detour to Tratzberg Castle in Jenbach. The castle tour is offered with English audio, and was very informative and interesting. The castle is beautiful and well preserved.
        2. Day 3: We biked to Mayrhofen before the transfer, and ate lunch at a charming little bakery. The biking on this day was through pastures and mountain valleys. Once we arrived in Krimml we walked from our hotel to Krimml falls. Despite doing some research before hand online, I had no idea how large and magnificent the falls would be. We hiked up to a restaurant located just after the first falls, and then further up past the second falls. Gorgeous hike, highly recommend. We could've spent much more time hiking in the area. Krimml was on of our favorite stops.
        3. Day 4: Biking to Zell am See- we didn't really stop for any side adventures on this day, but again, the biking was great and we enjoyed walking around the lake once we arrived in Zell am See. There are tons of shops and restaurants in this town, and its the most touristy town besides Innsbruck and Salzburg.
        4. Day 5: so many options for things to do for your day in Zell am See. We walked from the hotel to a trailhead next to the cityXpress cable car that led up to the top of where the Schmittenhohe cable car takes you. There is a nice restaurant and chapel at the top, and the views are incredible. There are multiple food huts to stop at along the way. We continued the trail in a loop fashion back down to Zell am See. Great hike, and so many other excellent, well marked hiking trails in the area.
        5. Day 6: The only day we had rain, but still excellent. The low clouds and fog actually made for some beautiful mountain scenery. On the way to Lofer we stopped at Seisenbergklamm (another gorge hike), which was beautiful. We also stopped at Lamprechtsofen cave, which is one of the deepest limestone caves in the world. It was a also a must see while you're in the area. The hotel in Lofer, St. Hubertus, was probably our favorite. They offer a traditional buffet dinner, which was very fun and delicious, and our balcony had the most amazing view of the mountains.
        6. Day 7: to Salzburg. We didn't stop for any side adventures along the way here because there is so much to see in Salzburg, but this was the only day we got lost. It wasn't terrible- just maybe 30 minutes in the wrong direction. Highly recommend the tour of Hohensalzburg fortress. Hotel is in a great location and very comfortable.
        All in all, this was amazing cycling with good variety of scenery, towns, and things to do along the way. Couldn't have asked for a better bike tour. THANK YOU BIKETOURS!!!!

        What was the date of your tour?
        July 2019
        How many tours have you completed?
        0
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        Somewhat easier
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        First-time bike tourists
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • BikeTours.com staff reply from Chloe August 7, 2019

          Thanks so much for the lovely and insightful day-to-day suggestions in your review. This is exactly what we love to hear! And doesn't destination research make all the difference? We're so thrilled you had such an amazing time!

        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 5/5 Ease of navigation
        • 1/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • NancyinCO July 30, 2019

        Amazing Scenery!

        This was our third bike tour through biketours.com and it was definitely the most scenic. This must be one of the most beautiful areas on earth. Each day seemed better than the day before. Zell am See was absolutely gorgeous, in Lofer we had a beautiful view of the mountains from our room next to a stream, and Bad Reichenhall is a very quaint town you'll want to stop at for refreshments. The inns we stayed at were all we could ask for; very well-chosen, professional and comfortable. The breakfasts were a highlight for me; all-you-can-eat spreads with a wonderful variety of fresh food to give you energy for the day of cycling ahead. I would highly recommend this tour!

        What was the date of your tour?
        June 14 - June 21, 2019
        How many tours have you completed?
        3
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        Somewhat easier
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • Town on the mountainside above Innsbruck (photo by NancyinCO)
        • We requested a tandem. (photo by NancyinCO)
        • Four adults and two teenagers - we all loved this trip! (photo by NancyinCO)
        • Through forests and beside gentle cows with tinkling bells (photo by NancyinCO)
        • Georgeous Zell am See (photo by NancyinCO)
        • Easy cycling most of the way (photo by NancyinCO)
        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 4/5 Ease of navigation
        • 4/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • RiderSA July 25, 2019

        It was a dream cycle ride!

        What a beautiful way to experience Austria and the Austrian Alps. The journey was well-planned, there was a lot of time to enjoy the scenery and cuisine, and the hotels were all great.

        What was the date of your tour?
        1-8 July 2019
        How many tours have you completed?
        This was the first
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        Somewhat easier
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        First-time bike tourists
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 4/5 Value
        • 4/5 Included meals
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 3/5 Ease of navigation
        • 4/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
        • 5/5 Guides (if applicable)
      • Robyn July 18, 2019

        Beautiful Austria

        I loved this tour.
        We stayed in Innsbruck an extra night, got the Innsbruck Card and went up in the gondolas to the surrounding mountains. The hotels we stayed in were very clean and nice. It was hot so we went swimming in some of the lakes that we passed. My favorite is the ZellamSee . We hiked to the top of Krimml falls which is an amazing waterfall. We hiked up the gorges along the way. In ZellamSee we took the gondola up and traversed the top of the mountain and then took a chairlift down. At the end of our trip in Salzburg we stopped at a local pool and relaxed on the green grass under the trees and reflected in what a wonderful trip we had.!

        What was the date of your tour?
        June 23-30
        How many tours have you completed?
        15
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        Somewhat easier
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • Traversing the mountain ZellamSee (photo by Robyn)
        • Top of mountain ZellamSee (photo by Robyn)
        • Krimml Waterfall (photo by Robyn)
        • Beautiful glacier lake (photo by Robyn)
        • Biking along path (photo by Robyn)
        • Nice place to relax (photo by Robyn)
        • BikeTours.com staff reply from Chloe July 19, 2019

          Love, love, love the pictures! Thanks so much for sharing.

        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 3/5 Ease of navigation
        • 4/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • ned75 July 4, 2019

        excellent trip very worth doing

        the landscape was great, the bike tracks were equally good. Cannot fault the hotels either.
        just one little problem the suitcases arrived late only on one day and it was the rainy day and we looked at sitting around in wet bike gear for three hours. the good thing was that the hotel in Lofer the Hotel St; Hubertus gave us a dressing gown and cakes (at no charge) until the bags arrived. what a nice gesture

        What was the date of your tour?
        16/June 23/June
        How many tours have you completed?
        4th
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 4/5 Value
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 4/5 Ease of navigation
        • 4/5 Tour documents
        • 4/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • robbo1 June 24, 2019

        Fantastic scenery

        An amazing trip with awesome scenery and excellent accommodation. Saw the Krimml Falls at their best and alpine vistas were totally amazing

        What was the date of your tour?
        11 June 2019
        How many tours have you completed?
        3
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with young kids, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 5/5 Ease of navigation
        • 5/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • Smedley September 20, 2018

        This is the reason that we bike!

        Wonderful trip, but that doesn't tell you what you really want to know. So here goes a day-by-day review and a few overall impressions.
        Innsbruck - arrive a day or two early to experience the city and mountains. Purchase the 'Innsbruck Card' and save on many of the city's attractions and transportation. Hotel Cafe Central - nice facility close to the 'Old Town'. Ask for the recently renovated rooms.
        Zillertal - good first day ride. Take time to stop at the Swarovski museum complex. Gasthof Hotel Post - nice facility, great menu. Ask for a room away from the dairy farm next door.
        Krimml - short ride, no hurry to arrive at the pickup point for the van ride across the pass. The falls at Krimml are amazing. Prepare yourself for a good hike to see them up close. The Gastehaus Waltl was comfortable. Plenty of dining options in the town.
        Zell am See - Scenic ride. Use the extra rest day to explore the mountains. Weather permitting go to the glacier, ride around the lake and hike the hills. Great dining options. Lebzelter Hotel - in the heart of town, comfortable inn.
        Lofer - best riding day, mountains close on both sides of the narrow valley. Gorges and cave are must visits. Nice lunch at the golf course at the midway point. St Hubertus Hotel was inviting.
        Salzburg - last day of riding was the most challenging. Hills and gravel paths dominated the day. Navigating through Salzburg requires a good map and/or GPS. The Goldenes Theater Hotel was the only accommodation below the standard set by all of the other hotels. Spend an extra day or two in the city.
        General impressions: one of the most scenic rides in Austria with great stops along the way to explore. The booked hotels were excellent with the exception of Salzburg. The route map/directions need to be updated. GPS really helped out especially in the larger towns. Bikes were in great shape but they should be equipped with odometers since the route map is based on distance traveled turn points. You won't be disappointed boking this trip!

        What was the date of your tour?
        August/September 2018
        How many tours have you completed?
        9
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 4/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 4/5 Ease of navigation
        • 3/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • MichaelandErin September 17, 2018

        Spectacular Scenary

        We thoroughly our cycling trip between Innsbruck and Salzburg. Day one was a nice scenic warm up ride mostly along a river. The second day ride, heading 'up' another valley (still fairly flat in valley, with beautiful mountains on either side) was enjoyable....but the highlight of that day was after the ride. Our transfer minibus picked us up (promptly) that took us up and over to another valley to the town of Krimml. Fortunately, we had enough energy left to hike up to the top of the Krimml falls (tallest series of waterfalls in Europe). Spectacular. Down another valley the next day to Zell am See, where we spent our rest day. Lot's to do there, if it's sunny....but alas, we were rained out (which we were relieved we were not cycling that day). Our highlight day followed, with the combo of stops...one heading inside an extensive cave network (trails inside for the public to travel a fair distance into the mountain), and another stop after that one involved a short hike trail up into a narrow gorge (bring rain gear, waterfalls and mist made it like walking thru a shower in places). Again, unexpected and very, very scenic. Our wrap up in Salzburg we were glad we tacked on a extra day to see some of the local sites.
        Overall, we had a great time. The accommodations were just the right fit to our tastes...friendly, cozy and comfortable. The rental bikes sturdy. The route is mostly bike trails, usually paved, but not always...and with only modest time on side roads. The self guided bike map book was pretty good (although we did have to pull out our smartphone map app to clarify some directions at times). The distances were long enough to feel like we'd traveled someplace, but short enough that we still had time to enjoy the sights.

        What was the date of your tour?
        July 2, 2018
        How many tours have you completed?
        4
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        Somewhat easier
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 4/5 Value
        • 4/5 Included meals
        • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 5/5 Ease of navigation
        • 4/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • Trisha June 25, 2018

        Trip was a beautiful bike ride through the alps!

        We had a wonderful bike trip from Innsbruck to Salzburg on electric bikes. The mountains and valleys we biked through were spectacular. I would recommend this trip. The hotels were very good and in great locations. Breakfast were also very good.

        What was the date of your tour?
        June 4, 2018
        How many tours have you completed?
        7
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        Somewhat easier
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 4/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 5/5 Ease of navigation
        • 5/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • jfred June 20, 2018

        One of our best trips.

        We've taken lots of bike trips, and this was one of our favorites. Innsbruck is well worth a day. The first day down the Inn River is a little disappointing; valley is beautiful, but lots of light industry. After that it becomes spectacular. Up the Zillertal through farmlands, then over a high pass by van to Krimml and down the Salzach River all the way to Salzburg (not as interesting as Innsbruck unless you are really into Mozart memorabilia). We had electric bikes which were much appreciated, but it could be easily be done on conventional bikes. Accommodations were great as were the breakfasts. As for the Austrian food in general, enough with the pork already!

        What was the date of your tour?
        Started June 11, 2018
        How many tours have you completed?
        At least 10
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        Somewhat easier
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 4/5 Value
        • 3/5 Included meals
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 4/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 5/5 Ease of navigation
        • 5/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • DavidW September 5, 2017

        Amazing scenery day after day

        We have cycled in most countries in Europe and picked this trip for two reasons. 1) Our adult daughter was traveling with us, and she loves mountains, and 2) I had major knee surgery this past winter and wanted a ride that was fun but not overly strenuous. This trip met both criteria and more! The scenery from day-to-day was unmatched. My wife and I had visited some of these locations in winter, but the summer was a different and wonderful experience. This trip would be great for novice riders because it would be very hard to get lost (mountains on both sides). Also, being able to ride on dedicated bike trails with very few stretches of road is a great benefit. Just enough gentle climbs to keep your heart pumping.

        What was the date of your tour?
        August 20-26, 2017
        How many tours have you completed?
        12
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • Innsbruck to Salzburg (photo by DavidW)
        • 5/5 Value
        • 4/5 Included meals
        • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 5/5 Ease of navigation
        • 5/5 Tour documents
        • 4/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
        • 4/5 Guides (if applicable)
      • RobertH August 30, 2017

        Innsbruck to Salzburg Austria: OUTSTANDING!!

        This is a very well run self-guided tour that takes you through beautiful Austria. I was out of the regular "American tourist" areas and experienced true Austria. I had the 7-day tour with a rest day in Zell Am See - highly recommend this option. I did some hiking and a boat trip during my "rest day"! Beautiful mountains and lakes. All my B&B's / hotels were excellent and the staffs were so nice. I also did an extra day at the end of the tour in Salzburg. Wonderful city. The bike was excellent and the represented on Day #1 was very nice and explained working the GPS.

        What was the date of your tour?
        14 to 20 August
        How many tours have you completed?
        8 to 10
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with young kids, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        No
        • BikeTours.com staff reply from Jim Johnson, founder and president August 31, 2017

          Robert, thanks very much for your great feedback. The tour is a wonderful combination of popular and off-the-beaten-path destinations. I'm glad you had a great time. I agree that it's an excellent idea to add a rest day in Zell am See, one of the most beautiful cities on the planet! And at least one extra day in Salzburg is a must!

        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 4/5 Ease of navigation
        • 5/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • Ernie August 12, 2017

        Scenic Tour

        The scenery was even better than the promotional pictures indicate. The arrangements were great, the hotels were wonderful, and I would recommend the half-board option. Food was super. Rained on us several days but it was still beautiful. Directions got a little vague in some cases through the cities. We were very happy with our experience.

        What was the date of your tour?
        July 2017
        How many tours have you completed?
        1
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 4/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 3/5 Ease of navigation
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • Newbie August 9, 2017

        Beautiful Austria!

        This was a wonderful tour for a "beginner" like me! The countryside was gorgeous, the bike paths varied, and the extra sights mentioned in the navigation book were easy to find and well-worth stopping to see. Everything organised by the tour company ran like clockwork: the bike delivery, hotel reservations, luggage transfer and mountain-pass transfer.

        The three of us on this self-guided tour did not always agree on the direction to take, which led to quite a few "navigation discussions" and a few wrong turns, but that actually added to the adventure of the experience. Two days out of our five ride days, including the longest day, were in the rain (pretty heavy rain, in fact). Judging by the printed material, this is not unusual for the area, so be prepared!

        A great experience - the area, the ride and the organisation!

        What was the date of your tour?
        Start date: 23 July, 2017
        How many tours have you completed?
        none
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 4/5 Ease of navigation
        • 4/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • alicia July 7, 2017

        A great bike ride

        My husband and I took this ride in late June 2017 as we were in the region for a wedding. It was an absolutely fantastic way to see a beautiful part of the world. The towns were charming, the scenery beautiful, and the people friendly. This trip is definitely not well-suited for anyone who is looking for a heavy dose of nightlife as the towns along the route are all fairly small. Think villages and ski towns.

        What was the date of your tour?
        June 2017
        How many tours have you completed?
        0
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 4/5 Value
        • 4/5 Included meals
        • 4/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 4/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 4/5 Ease of navigation
        • 5/5 Tour documents
        • 4/5 Route selection
      • Dennis June 15, 2017

        Austrian Springtime

        Everything went very well. The tour operator met all the schedules for baggage transfer and mountain shuttle with no difficulty. We particularly enjoyed the half-board meal arrangements which provided some contact with other travelers.

        The trails are paved, in good condition, easy to follow, and provide an abundance of local scenery. However, if you do not speak German, be sure to bring your phrase book! Most of the people speak at least some English but the road and warning signs are not often translated.

        What was the date of your tour?
        May 28 - Jun 03, 2017
        How many tours have you completed?
        4
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists, Families with young kids, Families with teens
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 4/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 4/5 Ease of navigation
        • 4/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • Lgoeller May 19, 2016

        First Bike Tour

        My husband really prepared for this trip, and I was glad he did. Biking is the only way to go if you want to experience every second of your adventure. We both like to participate, so we thought touring in a car was not a good option. The things you see, people you meet, and experiences you have are great! Be prepared for rain and thankful when it does not. The directions were good, but the English version was not always correct. If you are worried that you won't be able to make it on a bicycle, rent an e-bike!

        How many tours have you completed?
        1
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        Somewhat easier
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Families with teens, Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 4/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 3/5 Ease of navigation
        • 5/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • Jannykae May 19, 2016

        Unbelievably fabulous!

        We were surprised at how lovely the week long trip was for us a first time bike vacationers. It had just the right amount of challenge and comfort combined. The weather was lovely and the landscape perfect for this kind of biking.

        How many tours have you completed?
        This was our first.
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Families with teens, Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • 4/5 Value
        • 4/5 Included meals
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 5/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 3/5 Ease of navigation
        • 3/5 Tour documents
        • 3/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection
      • 1961flyer November 11, 2015

        Great ride through Austria.

        We had a wonderful time on this ride. The hotels mostly had nice saunas to relax and enjoy. The markings on the trail were very good and it was easy to navigate. We enjoyed the day in Zell am See to recharge and see the sights, (we also got a nice massage in Zell am See). We would recommend an extra day in both Innsbruck and Salzburg as both cities have numerous things to see.

        In preparation for the trip we reviewed Rick Steves books on Bavaria/Austria which offered insights and hints to our vacation.

        The riding was easily done each day and was very comfortable with numerous options to stop and eat and drink along the way. The country side was delightful as we rode.

        How many tours have you completed?
        2
        Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
        As expected
        Who is this tour suitable for?
        Families with teens, Solo travelers, First-time bike tourists
        Do you recommend this tour?
        Yes
        • Good ride (photo by 1961flyer)
        • Photo 2 (photo by 1961flyer)
        • Beautiful scenery along the way. (photo by 1961flyer)
        • 5/5 Value
        • 5/5 Included meals
        • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
        • 4/5 Hotels or boat
        • 5/5 Scenery
        • 5/5 Ease of navigation
        • 5/5 Tour documents
        • 5/5 Local tour company services
        • 5/5 Route selection