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.