The Tauern Cycle Path

Alpenidylle und Flussromantik

The unique Tauern Cycle Path begins at the foot of Austria"s highest mountains, on the edge of the Hohe Tauern National Park. Over a distance of 320 kilometres, it takes you from an idyllic Alpine landscape via the Mozart city of Salzburg to the three-river city of Passau. You follow the Salzach and watch it develop from a babbling mountain stream into a proud, stately river that flows into the Inn.

The journey begins at an altitude of over 1,000 metres in Krimml, which you reach by train. Right at the beginning a breathtaking natural spectacle awaits you: the Krimml Waterfalls. Following the Salzach river, the journey takes you from Pinzgau to Pongau, where the Salzach makes a bend to the north. Several towns worth seeing, such as Zell am See, Bischofshofen and Hallein, lie on your way to Salzburg. The city of Mozart alone is worth a trip. From there you follow the Austrian-Bavarian border, past the baroque Schärding, until you reach the three-river city of Passau. This is where the Tauern Cycle Path ends, which is not only full of cultural highlights, but also takes you through unique landscapes and presents you with Austrian hospitality full of culinary delights.

The tour route including all tour dates:

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