Enjoy cycling along the Salzach and Inn
The Tauern Cycle Path offers a unique holiday experience and pure cycling pleasure between the imposing mountain peaks in the Salzburger Land and the hills of the Innviertel in Upper Austria and neighboring Bavaria. Enjoy the breathtaking panorama of the Hohe Tauern, treat yourself to a cool refreshment in Lake Zell and visit the sights of the Mozart city of Salzburg and the German-Austrian border town of Passau.
From the Hohe Tauern to the Mozart city of Salzburg
The starting point of the 270 or 320 km long cycle route are the famous Krimml Waterfalls in the Salzburger Land. With a fall height of 385 m are the highest waterfalls in Austria. Along the north side of the Hohe Tauern and the Salzach River, the individual stages of the well-developed Tauern Cycle Path lead continuously downriver through the Pinzgau, Pongau and Tennengau to the provincial capital of Salzburg.
Continue on the Inn cycle path to Passau
For the rest of the journey on the Tauern Cycle Path, you can choose between two options Choose: The goal of the first variant is the German three-river city of Passau, located directly on the border with Austria. The cycle route of the Tauern Cycle Path runs from Salzburg along the Austrian-German border and leads along the Salzach through the Flachgau and Upper Austrian Innviertel. The Salzach flows into the Inn near Braunau in Upper Austria. From there, the Tauern Cycle Path continues along the Inn to Passau. The route of the Inntal cycle path. In Passau you can start your bike tour on the Danube Bike Path continue. From the Upper Austrian municipality of Hochburg-Ach or the Bavarian Burghausen opposite, you can also cycle on the Bavarian side of the Salzach and Inn to Passau.
The shorter variant of the Tauern cycle path leads from Salzburg along the Saalach through the Bavarian Berchtesgadener Land back into the Pinzgau to Lofer. At Maishofen, the Tauern Cycle Path leaves the Saalachtal and leads back to the Salzach Valley via Zell am See. At Kaprun the route meets its original course again. The cycle route of the Tauern Cycle Path is very well signposted and most of it is paved.