Tauernradweg Bike Path
cycling route along the Salzach and Saalach River
The Tauern Cycle Path is not only a simple cycling route in Salzburg county. It is a sportive challenge, a path full of adventures, a sightseeing tour on two wheels. This 270 kilometre long path offers numerous side trips to beautiful places and natural wonders. The Krimml waterfalls are the starting point of the Tauern Cycle Path, which finishes in Passau. The path also passes by the 4-star hotel Kaprunerhof in Zell am See-Kaprun. You can start your cycling tour at any point of the Tauern Cycle Path, though we recommend to cycle the route anti-clockwise, as it is mostly downhill. Families are advised to cycle above all along the river Saalach.
Sightseeing on the Tauern cycling route in Salzburg
90 per cent of the Tauern cycling route in Salzburg is along cycle paths or side roads; most of which are paved. You can finish the Tauern Cycle Path in several days or divide your trip into small daily stages. You cycle along the National Park Hohe Tauern and you should always take the chance for a rest in order to visit a monument or sight e.g. the ice caves of Werfen, the biggest ice cave in the world, or the gorges of the Liechtenstein-Klamm. More at north, the Tauern Cycle Path will take you through the calm meadows of the river Inn and Salzach with the villages of Oberndorf, Braunau, Schärding. The fortress Wernstein is also a place worth seeing. Salzburg, the city of Mozart, with its gorgeous historic centre, is an absolute must-see during your cycling trip. All those ones who would like to be picked up after a stage, can call the special Tauern Cycle Path taxi!