Tauern Cycle Path (Krimml to Salzburg) Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 10 days | 9 nights | From £909 per person
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Cycle Route profile
The Tauern bike path is continuously and detailed signposted. The route leads through quiet and paved paths and country roads. Partly you will have to cycle on more travelled routes. A few short stages you have to manage on unpaved paths.
The quality of the trail can be described broadly as very good. An ascending slope is hardly present in this variant and therefore the cycling tour is also suitable for families with children.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1: Individual Arrival at Krimml
Arrival to Salzburg – the culturally rich city of Mozart. Take enough time for a stroll through the old part of the city and visit the Mozart´s Birthplace.
Day 2: Tranfer by van to Krimml
At approx. 9 AM a van picks you up in your hotel in Salzburg for the transfer to Krimml. In Krimml you find the largest European waterfall. On a well-designed trail you can admire this natural spectacle. Your bikes will be available at the booked accommodation.
Day 3: Krimml – Mittersill (approx. 35 km)
You start your bike tour alongside the river Krimmler Ache. A breath-taking view over the mountain Großvenediger will attend you on your first cycling kilometers. Through the Obersulzbach-valley you reach your next overnight stop. In Mittersill you should schedule plenty of time for visiting the Nationalparkwelten with its attractions.
Day 4: Mittersill – Kaprun/Zell am See (approx. 30 km)
Your route runs through the High Tauern National Park and the Oberpinzgau. Snow covered mountains will constantly accompany you. Lush green meadows alternate with lovely small villages and offer fabulous scenery. In Kaprun you have the possibility to view the Alpine reservoirs.
Day 5: Rest day in Kaprun/Zell am See
Use the day for a refreshing bath in the lake Zeller See. The sporty bikers can make an extra tour or maybe you want to make an excursion to the Großglockner, Austria´s highest mountain. A shopping tour alongside the promenade make you forget the hardship of your daily working life.
Day 6: Kaprun/Zell am See – Maishofen (approx. 20 km)
You cycle along the Zeller See Lake on a beautiful cycle path directly along the lakeside. The typical Austrian village Maishofen with its castles will host you for the next two days. Enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding, partly snow-covered peaks.
Day 7: Rest day in Maishofen/active Recreation
You have the possibility for a short hike (approx. 1 hour) onto the Schwalbenwand (mountain face) to the Kammer-Eck mountain cabin where you can enjoy a hearty snack. Alternatively, you can cycle a tour through the town (approx. 15 km) where you can play a round of unique Maishofen bicycle golf.
Day 8: Maishofen – Lofer (approx. 35 km)
You cycle via “Maria Alm” with its famous pilgrimage church. Another highlight is Saalfelden, which is perfectly suited for lunch break. Further sights on your way to Lofer are the Seisenbergklamm and Lamprechtshöhle near Weißbach.
Day 9: Lofer – Salzburg (approx. 50 km)
Also today you cycle through the Saalach valley. Bad Reichenhall, in the “small German corner”, enchants you with Bavarian flair. After a short distance you have reached Salzburg, the city of Mozart. The cultural offer will embrace you. You should plan enough extra time for a walk through the city and a visit of Mozart´s birth house.
Day 10: Individual departure
Entire tour along the Tauern Cycle Path which is well-signposted throughout, from Salzburg however you follow the local cycle paths.
You cycle on quiet, asphalted or gravel cycle paths or rural roads, only in parts moderate traffic is unfortunately unavoidable. There are only very few ascents to tackle.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Tauern Cycle Path (Krimml to Salzburg) tour stays in selected hotels and guest houses 3/4* carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and service hotline.
- Overnight stays in the mentioned category
– Daily breakfast from buffet
– If half board: 9× 3-course dinner
– Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
– 7-day Service Hotline
– Well-planned route guidance
– Detailed travel documents
– Rental bike insurance
– Transfer by van from Salzburg to Krimml
– Hearty snack at the Kammer Eck mountain cabin
– Salzburg Land Card (valid for 12 days) with more than 190 free or discounted admissions for different attractions, such as the Krimml waterfalls, the national park centre Hohe Tauern in Mittersill, the Seisenbergklamm gorge in Weißbach, many museums in Salzburg, etc.
Quality, comfortable and sturdy bikes
We understand that well made bikes are essential for an enjoyable cycling holiday. All bikes are based on technology from leading Austrian bike manufacturer ‘KTM’ and serviced by an expert mechanic.
The bikes use good quality components to give you confidence in the bike on your holiday and comfortable riding on varied cycle paths and roads.
About the bikes
You will be given an easily identifiable, solid and sturdy aluminum trekking bike with V-brakes, solid wheels, almost puncture resistant tyres. Each bike has been built through continuous development and feedback from customers.
Each bike is also fitted with a dynamo lighting system for ease, handlebar bag, pannier, mudguards and comfortable saddle made by Selle Royal.
You can also bring your own saddle and adapter with you (diameter of seat post from 27, 2 to 31, 4 mm). We help you with the fitting of saddles and SPD shoes should you require assistance.
7-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano NEXUS gear hub. Gears can be changed anytime even whilst stationary.
21-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano ALIVIO derailleur. The ALIVIO system is robust and easy to use.
The following frame sizes are available on tours with the bikes shown in the picture:
Unisex frame 21-gears with free wheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm
Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedal brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm
Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with freewheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping crossbar” cm
(Must be reserved in advance!)
We will request your heights at the time of booking to ensure correct bike sizing.
We high-quality accessories for your holiday from well-known manufacturers:
• Waterproof rear pannier
• Waterproof handlebar bag
• Service-Set with tools and extra bicycle tube
• Bike pump
• Combination lock
Electric Bikes (E-Bikes) are available!
Tauern Cycle Path (Krimml to Salzburg), 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.
2019 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Every day between 27.04.2019 and 05.10.2019
Season 1: 27.04.2019 – 09.05. | 23.09.2019 – 05.10.2019
Season 2: 10.05.2019 – 20.06. | 02.09.2019 – 22.09.2019
Season 3: 21.06.2019 – 01.09.2019
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £909 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £949 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £999 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £219
Half Board Upgrade: £209
Electric Bike Upgrade: £99
Extra Nights (Price Per Person)
Location | Price DBL/BB | Single SGL/BB
Krimml (Cat A): £69 | £80
Krimml (Cat B): £59 | £70
Kaprun/Zell (Cat A): £79 | £85
Kaprun/Zell (Cat B): £49 | £60
Salzburg (Cat A): £79 | £125
Salzburg (Cat B): £69 | £80
Extra nights are available to book on this tour!
Prices are per person per night and based on two sharing. Single supplements apply.
For extra nights, you will stay in the same hotel. Please let us know if you wish to book extra nights at the start or at the end of the tour when completing your ‘Booking Request’.
Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.
This tour benefits from bike insurance against rental bike theft and damage in the holiday price! Please make sure you lock up the bike, leave it where told by the hotel and treat your hire bicycle as if the bike was your own. Any negligent treatment of the bike will exempt you from cover.
Holiday Price: £909
Single Supplement: £219