Tauern Cycle Path (Krimml to Passau) Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £649 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
1st day: Arrival 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 2: Krimml – Kaprun/Zell am See (approx. 60 km)
Your tour goes through the „Nationalpark Hohe Tauern“ and „Oberpinzgau“, where you will constantly see snow-covered mountains with a highness of 3.000 metres. On this trail you will have a fabulous backdrop with lush green meadows and small villages. In Kaprun you can visit the “Hochgebirgsstauseen” (high-mountain reservoir).
Day 3: Kaprun/Zell am See – Lofer (approx. 50 km)
At “Zeller See” (Lake Zeller) you can take a refreshing bath or if you are a very sportive biker you can still insert an extra round. You will cycle through “Maria Alm” with its famous pilgrimage church. The lunch break you can enjoy in Saalfelden. Other highlights on your way to Lofer are the Seisenbergklamm and Lamprechtshöhle near Weißbach.
Day 4: Lofer – Salzburg (approx. 50 km)
Today will lead you mostly through the Saalachtal. Bad Reichenhall in the “small German angle” will enchant you with Bavarian flair. After a short distance you will have reached Salzburg, the city of Mozart. The cultural offer will embrace you. You should allow yourself enough extra time for a stroll trough the city and a visit to Mozart´s birth house.
Day 5: Salzburg – Burghausen (approx. 60 km)
You will leave Salzburg and its Alps. On this route you are cycling through the foothills of the Alps. The “Tauern” ends in Tittmoning and from here you have to follow the trail along the Lower Inn before you will reach your destination Burghausen. It is a magnificent old town and has the largest castle complex in Central Europe.
Day 6: Burghausen – Obernberg am Inn/Bad Füssing (approx. 50 km)
Today you cycle along the river Inn up to Braunau. This town is perfect for taking a lunch break. On your way there are numerous bird colonies. From here you can follow the bike path on the Bavarian or Austrian side. Your destination Obernberg has a well known marketplace with Baroque buildings.
Day 7: Obernberg am Inn/Bad Füssing – Passau (approx. 40 km)
You will soon reach „Stift Reichersberg“ which is worth a visit. On your route along the river Inn you will cycle through small towns like Schärding. At its Baroque market square you can take a break.
Not far and you will have reached the final destination of this beautiful bike trip: Passau. The three-river city has much to offer. In the cathedral of Passau you will see the largest church organ in the world. A river-cruise would certainly be a grand finale of this wonderful bike ride.
Day 8: Departure, transfer back or extension
In Passau there´s a lot to discover. We would be appreciated to book an extension of your trip.
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 Passau) tour stays in 3/4* hotels, guesthouses and inns 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 chosen category
– Breakfast (buffet style)
– If half board: 7× 3-course dinner
– Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
– 7-day Service Hotline
– Well-planned route guidance
– Detailed travel documents
– Rental bike insurance
– Entrance ticket to waterfalls Krimml
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
About the Rental Bikes
This cycling holiday uses quality crossbar and unisex hybrid bikes based on KTM frame technology, Selle Royal saddles, Shimano components and puncture-proof tyres to ensure that you have an enjoyable cycle tour. The bikes feature modern V-brakes, aluminium frames with mudguards, comfortable saddles and a rack for a supplied waterproof pannier.
You will also receive a handlebar bag and map holder for easy navigation when riding your daily itinerary. Prices advertised on the website include standard bike hire (unless stated). Colour and specification may vary from the image shown.
Unisex Bike (Colour may vary)
Men’s Bike (Colour may vary)
Electric Bike (Colour may vary)
Rental Bike PLUS
For 2020, there is an additional bike rental option available for a supplement. The PLUS hybrid bike now available on most cycling holidays is sportier with higher quality brakes (Magura HS 11) and better specification gears (Shimano Deore XT). The riding position is designed to have a slightly sportier sitting posture and a high quality Suntour suspension fork gives smooth riding on most surfaces. All accessories are compatible with the new PLUS bike rental option.
If you would like GPX files for a suitable device, please request them at the time of booking. Devices are not provided and please make sure that you bring along with you any fittings required to attach the Garmin (or similar) to the handlebars. You might want to download maps onto your phone to avoid data charges when roaming.
All bikes are provided with standard flat pedals. You can bring your own cycling pedals, but ensure that you have the correct tools to remove the pedals if the tour does not have a welcome meeting. You may also not be able to travel through airports with the tools if you are carrying hand luggage only.
You can rent a men’s bike with a crossbar, unisex/female bike with a sloping tube or an electric bike for a supplement.
7 speed bikes are equipped with a Shimano Nexus gear hub and 21 speed bikes have a Shimano Alivio derailleur. We request 21 speed bikes for all cycling holidays (when available).
When you make a booking with us, we take your height(s) and the appropriate bike size is matched up accordingly. Unisex frame 21-gears with freewheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm. Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedalling brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm. Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with free wheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping” cm. Helmets are not provided and you will need to bring your own to use.
We always recommend wearing a helmet when on your cycling holiday!
Bike Hire Insurance
This cycle 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. We advise you to ensure that you have adequate travel insurance for your cycling holiday prior to arrival.
Electric Bike Hire
Why not upgrade your cycling experience to an E-Bike (Electric Bike)?
Using a power assisted bike is a great way to go on a cycling holiday and will help you smooth out inclines or longer days in the saddle. Each E-Bike features an LCD display, removable batteries for easy charging and assistance up to 25 km/h with a range of around 120 km for each full charge depending on usage.
E-Bike upgrade prices vary per tour, but if you require any more information about bike hire and electric bikes, please get in-touch with us on 0161 703 8161.
Tauern Cycle Path (Krimml to Passau), 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.
Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: April – May | September. – October
Season 2: May – June | September – September
Season 3: June. – September
Category Deluxe: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: From £969 | Book online here >>
Season 2: From £1049 | Book online here >>
Season 3: From £1109 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: From £249
Half Board Upgrade: From £169
Electric Bike Upgrade: From £109
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: From £729 | Book online here >>
Season 2: From £789 | Book online here >>
Season 3: From £829 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: From £179
Half Board Upgrade: From £159
Electric Bike Upgrade: From £109
Category B: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: From £649 | Book online here >>
Season 2: From £709 | Book online here >>
Season 3: From £759 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: From £149
Half Board Upgrade: From £159
Electric Bike Upgrade: From £109
Hotel Category Descriptions
Category Deluxe: Accommodation in hotels with special flair and wellness, sometimes up to 4*superior
Category A: Accommodation in guest houses and hotels ****
Category B: Carefully chosen guest houses, inns, and hotels *** partly ****
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: From £649
Single Supplement: From £149