TAUERN CYCLE PATH
Enjoy cycling along the Salzach and Inn
The Tauernradweg offers pure cycling pleasure between the imposing mountain peaks in 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 destination of the first variant is the German three-river city of Passau, located directly on the border with Austria. The cycle route of the Tauernradweg runs from Salzburg along the Austrian-German border and leads along the Salzach through the Flachgau and the Upper Austrian Innviertel.
The Salzach flows into the Inn near Braunau in Upper Austria. From there, the route of the Tauern Cycle Path runs along the Inn Cycle Path to Passau. From the Upper Austrian municipality of Hochburg-Ach or the Bavarian town of Burghausen across the way, you can also cycle to Passau on the Bavarian side of the Salzach and the Inn. In Passau you can start your bike tour on the Danube Bike Path continue.
Shorter variant along the Saalach
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.