Tauern Cycle Path - Classic

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Tauern Cycle Path –

Krimml – Passau

Through the National Park Hohe Tauern

The Tauern Cycle Path takes you from the Hohe Tauern National Park to Salzburg, the city of Mozart’s birth, on a gently undulating landscape. From the Salzburger Land, step by step, you cycle leisurely along the banks of the Saalach and Inn through Austria and Bavaria to the three-river city of Passau. Numerous sights await you along the cycle path, e.g. the roaring Krimml Waterfalls, Bad Reichenhall, the Mozart city of Salzburg, picturesque Burghausen, the spa town of Bad Füssing and finally the city of Passau, at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube rivers.

Dates 2024:

S1+S2, Friday + Saturday
S3, daily
Duration: 8 days
Season 1: Oct 05. – 19.
Season 2: Sept 21. – Oct 04.
Season 3: April 27. – Sept 20.

1st Day: Krimml

If you bring your own bikes, we recommend traveling to Krimml. If you book rental bikes, you should travel to Passau, where the bikes will be handed out. The booking of the bus trip from Salzburg to Krimml (against surcharge) is then obligatory. Handing over the travel documents for your cycle tour along the Tauern Cycle Path. Accommodation and overnight stay in Krimml.
Hotel example: National Park Hotel Klockerhaus*** in Krimml

2nd Day: Krimml – Zell am See/Kaprun, approx. 65 km

Your bike tour starts in Salzburger Land, at the foot of the largest waterfalls in Europe. The water masses plunge into the depths and offer visitors a great photo opportunity. The Krimml Waterfalls are among the main attractions in the Hohe Tauern National Park. The snow-capped three-thousanders are your constant companions, as well as green meadows, pretty individual farms and hospitable villages characterize the panorama. As a reward for today’s stage, Lake Zell – in the shadow of the Kitzsteinhorn and Großglockner – invites you to jump into the cool water.
Hotel example: Hotel-Gasthof Schütthof*** in Zell am See

3rd Day: Zell am See/Kaprun – Lofer, approx. 40 km

After you leave the bike path along the Salzach behind, you continue your journey through the wide Saalach Valley in Austria. Only behind Saalfelden do the mountains narrow the expanses. A detour to the Vorderkaserklamm or the Lamprechtshöhle is worthwhile.
Hotel example: Hotel Dankl**** in Lofer

4th Day: Lofer – Salzburg, approx. 45 km

You say goodbye to Lofer and cycle along the banks of the Saalach across the “green border” to Bad Reichenhall in Bavaria. Back in Austria, you will soon arrive in the cultural city of Salzburg, the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Hotel example: Hotel Amedia**** in Salzburg

5th Day: Salzburg – Burghausen, approx. 55 km

The mountains in Salzburger Land are now behind you and the Salzach leads you exactly along the German-Austrian border, through lush alluvial forests. In Oberndorf, the “Silent Night Chapel” lures you to take a break from pedalling, while a mysterious moorland landscape is located a little off the bike path. Dare and enjoy the cozy warmth of the numerous warm moor lakes. In Burghausen there is the opportunity to visit Central Europe’s largest castle complex.
Hotel example: Hotel Bayerischer Hof*** in Burghausen

6th Day: Burghausen – Bad Füssing, approx. 55 km

Today you cycle for the last time along the Salzach to the Inn-Salzach estuary. The cycle path now changes to the Inn Cycle Path in Upper Austria and impresses with extensive dammed water areas with branched bays, which offer a true bird paradise for brood care.
Hotel example: Vitalhotel Vier Jahreszeiten in Bad Füssing

7th Day: Bad Füssing – Passau approx. 40 km

From the spa region of Bad Füssing, you can cycle comfortably to the 3-river city of Passau in Bavaria. Marvel at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube at the Three Rivers Corner.
Hotel example: IBB Hotel Passau Süd**** in Passau

8th Day: Passau

Individual departure or extension.


The possible accommodation examples can be found in the description under “Itinerary”. If there are no rooms available in the mentioned accommodations, we book equal ones. This might affect the itinerary of the tour .

Please note, that accommodation requests are always updated daily at the time of booking. The selection is based on availability. Of course, we are happy to accept non-binding customer requests. Tell us your wishes when booking.

You will receive the accommodation we have actually booked with the hotellist and the travel documents (after the booking confirmation at the earliest).


21-speed ladies or gents
8-speed E-Bikes
Children´s bikes and equipment upon request
Dog-trailer upon request

  • KTM-Trekking-/Touringbikes
  • derailleur with freewheel, Shimano Altus
  • Aluminium-frame
  • Fenders
  • luggage carrier
  • comfort-Gel-saddle
  • puncture-proof 28″ tires, Schwalbe Marathon
  • 1 pannier bag, double sided/room
  • 1 lock

– Men’s e-bikes can only be booked from a height of 170 cm
– Children’s e-bikes can only be booked from the age of 9. Suitable for height 130-145 cm
– WOOM 4 children’s bike from 115-130 cm (8-speed, twist shifter)
– Children’s bike 20″: 115-130 cm (3-speed, gear hub)
– Children’s bike 24″: 120-140 cm (18 gears, derailleur gears with freewheel)
– Child seat: for children from 2-7 years up to 22 kg
– Child trailer: for children from 2-7 years up to max. 40 kg

Disclaimer for rental bike
€ 19,00 per touring bike
€ 45,00 per e-bike
If you rent a bike for your trip, you are liable for damage and theft. When booking our rental bike disclaimer, we will assume liability for you so that you bear no financial responsibility in the event of loss or damage to the rental bike (with proper use and security). There are exceptions to this disclaimer which are loss of keys, batteries and chargers of e-bikes, as well as damage due to intent or gross negligence.



  • In Passau, the car can be parked in a parking garage for the duration of the cycle tour.
  • Locked and covered parking garage: EUR 11 per day
  • Parking garage with E-connection: EUR 11 per day plus EUR 30 charging fee
  • Fenced and uncovered parking: EUR 7 per day
  • Parking garage or parking space must be reserved and paid for in advance when booking the bike tour

Train Station

  • Station: Krimml or Passau main train station


  • Next Airport: Salzburg (SZG) or Munich (MUC)
  • 7 nights in 4-and 3-star hotels along the Tauern cycle path
  • daily buffet breakfast
  • luggage transfer from hotel to hotel as far as Passau(1 piece per person, max. 23 kg)
  • Your personal cycle route in an individualised cycle book, as a digital application for computer and mobile phone, GPX data for your navigation device
  • 1 high quality handlebar bag per room for a perfect transport of your travel documents and as a gift
  • service hotline also at the weekend
  • recharge the electrically powered bike in every booked hotel
Season 1Season 2Season 3
Double room695,-789,-899,-
Single room895,-989,-1.099,-
prices in EUR/person

Tourism fee (approx. € 1,00 – 2,50 per person/night) must be paid at the respective hotel.

Discount children/additional bed – upon request

Additional bookable

Rental bikes
21-speed touring bike99,-
Transfer on arrival day
Passau-Krimml (incl.bike)
obligatory, if rental bikes booked
Additional nights
incl. breakfast
Double roomSingle room
Salzburg 4*109,-179,-
Passau 4*79,-119,-
prices in EUR/person

Operator: OÖ Touristik

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