Familie pausiert an einem Brunnen in Tauern
Aussicht auf das Salzburger Saalachtal
Landschaft des Tauern-Radweges

Tauern Cycle-Path

Cycling through Alpine scenery to Salzburg.

160 kilometres, 600 metres difference in altitude and towering mountains with snow-capped peaks all around. The section of the Tauern Cycle Path from Krimml to Salzburg could not be more picturesque. Through the flat valley along the Salzach and Saalach, the cycle route winds its way through the impressive mountain landscape of the Hohe Tauern to the idyllic Salzburgerland. So grab the family and hop on your bikes!

Details about the family holiday on the Tauern Cycle Path

As you begin your family holiday on the Tauern Cycle Path the first thing you will hear is the thunderous rush of water. At 400 metres, the Krimml waterfalls are the largest in Europe! The Euroaktiv team recommend: put the bike to one side and go on a hike to admire this spectacular natural wonder! That’s not the only highlight however! On the stage from Mittersill to Zell am See lies the Hohe Tauern National Park Centre. The main attraction is certainly the 3D cinema. An exhibition that is aimed at both big and small visitors, it also provides an insight into the region and local wildlife.

Highlights of the family cycling holiday at a glance:

  • Subterranean beauty – the Lamprechtshöhlen: Under the motto ‘explore, experience, remember’, the caves in the Saalachtal open up a fairytale underworld. Among other things, you can visit the longest passage caves in the world in the 56 kilometre long cave system. Definitely worth a visit!
  • Mozart city of Salzburg: The gem in the middle of the mountains offers you and your family a lot to see. You could enjoy a hike to the Hohensalzburg fortress, the Mozart museums, the world-famous Getreidegasse or – in the summer – the Siemens Festspiele. Salzburg is a versatile city for young and old!

Tip: If you can not get tickets for the Salzburg Festival, or if you have young children with little patience during long evenings, the Siemens Festival Nights are recommended as an outdoor alternative with free entry. Anyone can drop by when they like!

Useful information about the family cycling trip on the Tauern Cycle Path

The stages (average 25 kilometres daily) are ideal for families. Especially those who will start cycling for the first time! On the well-developed cycle path there are countless distractions along the route! There will be no boredom, guaranteed! The consistently marked routes run on quiet, paved roads and highways and only rarely on busy roads. If the little ones are too tired, it’s possible to shorten the distance by train.

leisurely
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
  • No minimum age
  • Approx. 160 km
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Itinerary

Arrive in Krimml and move into your accommodation. The rental bikes (if booked) are in your hotel. From afar, you can spot them and marvel: the Krimml waterfalls! But don’t let that suffice, make sure you go and pay a visit to the largest waterfalls in Europe. Water crashes down about 400m. Walk along the path and admire the natural spectacle.

Take a last look at the roaring waterfalls and then get on your bike. You cycle along lush green meadows down to Pinzgau, a little village with traditional charm. You can jump into the warm crystal clear water here at ‘Kristallbad’. You then continue on easy cycle paths to Neukirchen am Großvenediger. You always stay close to the River Salzach. If you haven’t done so already, you should have a swim here in the large lake. Afterwards, you cycle to Mittersill, today’s destination, via Hollersbach where there is an activity centre.

approx. 30 km

Plan for a trip to the Hohe Tauern national park centre because you can discover so much about the region and the fauna in the 3D cinema there. Then you cycle through the bright green valleys that are surrounded by snow covered mountains, which are over 3000m tall. In Stuhlfelden, ‘ an archery village’ you can either grab a bow and arrow or jump into the swimming pool at the leisure centre. In Niedernsill you also have the opportunity to have fun in the water. Go past the ‘Fun-Park’ in  Piesendorf and then head to Kaprun. Those who like spas should take a detour to the Tauern spa. Afterwards you cycle leisurely to Zell am See.

approx. 35 km

The crystal clear Lake Zell is really close. Head quickly to one of the lidos and jump into the refreshing water. How does renting a surfboard sound to do some paddling? Once you are ready to move on, you cycle along the lake’s edge to Maishofen. Maybe you will have time for a round of bike golf, which is scattered around Maishofen. You cycle on well-built paths past grazing cows in lush meadows to Saalfelden.  If the weather is hot, you should take another break by Lake Ritzen. Saalfelden itself has plenty to offer including a climbing hall.

approx. 20 km

Look forward to the impressive and unspoilt nature along the cycle path. In the Saalach valley, the path gets narrower. You will get a view of the ‘Steinernes Meer’ and you will be entirely surrounded by mountains, which steeply ascend. It looks like something out of Middle Earth. Along the way there are some real forces of nature. The ‘Lamprechtshöhlen’ (caves) and the Seisenbergklamm in Weißbach, with a fixed-rope route, are bound to be the highlights of your day as they give you a real sense of adventure. You cycle to Lofer where you can try regional specialities like Pinzgauer Kasnocken or a Kaspressknödl, which you have definitely earnt!

approx. 25 km

In Lofer you can jump into an outdoor pool once more. How about a round of walking golf, which in principle is the same as bike golf - just without the bike before you continue on your way? You cycle through the tranquil Saalach valley along the wide river Saalach until you reach Unken. You can enjoy the wonderful view of the surrounding mountains from the Alpenbad leisure centre. Even along the route though, you can admire the impressive mountains around you. Shortly after Lake Saalach you reach today’s destination, Bad Reichenhall. Depending on how you have spent the day already, you may have time to rest your tired legs in the warm thermal water at the Rupertus spa.

approx. 25 km

You end your tour today in Salzburg and its time to say farewell - ‘Lebewohl’. You will go past Salzburg’s open-air museum with its famous heritage railway. You will cycle through Gois and Viehhausen to your final destination: the famous Mozart town, Salzburg. You can expect a lot of culture and tradition here. Stroll along the famous Getreidegasse, visit the castle or go up the Kapuzinerberg and have a view across the rooftops of this wonderful town.

approx. 25 km

Your cycle tour ends today in the wonderful city of Salzburg. There is a lot to see: the famous water games, the large zoo or the great cafes in the centre of town. Why not spend a few more days here in Salzburg?

Tour character

The Tauern cycle path is well-signed and runs along quiet, tarmac cycle paths and small roads. Only rarely do you go on slightly busier roads. Very good quality paths and hardly any hills.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 27, 2019 - May 10, 2019
Sep 28, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019
Arrival daily
Season 2
May 11, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019
Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019
Arrival daily
Season 3
Jun 22, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019
Arrival daily
Tauern-Cycle Path, 8 days, AT-TAAKS-08X
Base price
Base price 12 - 14 Years
Base price 6 - 11 Years
Base price 0 - 5 Years
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board evening meal 7x (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Surcharge half board (7x) evening meal children aged 6 - 14 (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
555,00
455,00
315,00
0,00
170,00
130,00
95,00
595,00
455,00
315,00
0,00
170,00
130,00
95,00
645,00
455,00
315,00
0,00
170,00
130,00
95,00

Category: 3*** and 4**** Hotels and lovely guest houses

Child prices valid if they are staying in same room as 2 full price adults. Charges for children under 6 (for example Child bed) to be paid for at the time.

Season 1
Apr 27, 2019 - May 10, 2019
Sep 28, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019
Season 2
May 11, 2019 - Jun 21, 2019
Aug 31, 2019 - Sep 27, 2019
Season 3
Jun 22, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019
Krimml
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
Salzburg
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
62,00
77,00
69,00
108,00
62,00
77,00
69,00
108,00
69,00
84,00
89,00
148,00
Price
21-gear incl. rental bike insurance
7-gear incl. rental bike insurance
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
Child bike
Tag-along
Child bike trailer
Follow-ME with Child bike
75,00
75,00
180,00
60,00
60,00
60,00
90,00

Our rental bikes

Services and infos

Included

  • 7 overnight stays as stated, breakfast included
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel information 1 x per room with route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Half-board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
  • Return transfer from Salzburg to Krimml possible daily at 4 pm, costs about € 54 per person and bike. Reservation necessary. To be paid for at the time. The transfer is also possible at the beginning of the tour

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • Fly to Salzburg or to Munich.
  • Take the train to Krimml and then a taxi to the hotel for about EUR 5. To be paid for at the time.
  • Parking: free public parking, no reservation necessary.
  • Return by train via Zell am See. Takes about 3 hours to Krimml. Costs about EUR 20 per person. To be paid for at the time.
  • No minimum age.
  • Requirements: Basic fitness and cycle skills. A very easy route ideal for families. Perfect for beginners!
  • The Tauern cycle path is well-signed and runs along quiet, tarmac cycle paths and small roads. Only rarely do you go on slightly busier roads. Very good quality paths and hardly any hills.
  • Short stages and a lot of time for other activities.
  • The route can be shortened by taking the train.
Michael Kröll
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Michael Kröll, Manager Euroaktiv

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