Tauern Cycle Path, Krimml/Wald - Schärding/Passau, 8-days

Tauern Cycle Path, Krimml/Wald - Schärding/Passau, 8-day-version

Cycling tour from Krimml/Wald to Schärding/Passau...

The impressive mountain range of the Hohen Tauern gave the Tauern Cycle Path its name. The cycling tour begins at the imposing Krimmler Waterfalls and leads through the flat valley of the Salzach. The cultural highlight of this cycling trip is of course the city Salzburg, but almost all of the places on the Tauern cycle path are enchanting in their own special way.

Included services

  • Accommodation in the desired accommodation
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Luggage transport (NO limit to the amount of pieces of luggage) daily between 09.00 am and 06.00 pm
  • Personal tour information on arrival in Schärding
  • Rental bike-complete protection insurance
  • Admission to the Krimmler Waterfalls
  • Best prepared travel documents
  • Free parking space on arrival in Schärding
  • GPS-data on request
  • 7-Day-Service-Hotline
Travel days

1. Day: Schärding/Passau - departure

Individual departure or extension.

2. Day: arrival - Krimml/Wald

Individual arrival to Krimml/Wald. Admission to the Krimmler Waterfalls is included. If you would like to explore the waterfalls more closely, then a hike is recommended (approx. 2 - 3 hours, additional night recommended).

3. Day: Lofer - Salzburg (approx. 49 km)

The Saalach River breaks through the „Steinerne Meer“ in an impressive way at Unken. By continuing to follow along the river bank you will reach the „small German corner“, with the health resort Bad Reichenhall and the vast plain of the Salzburg basin. The journey continues through the Saalachauen meadows to the Mozart city Salzburg.

4. Day: Krimml/Wald - Zell am See/Kaprun (approx. 53 - 65 km)

You travel via Neukirchen through the Habachtal valley to Bramberg (Museum of local history). Via Mittersill, Uttendorf (Nationalpark-Info-House) and Niedernsill you reach Piesendorf. Here the Europa-Sport region Kaprun/Zell am See begins, with the glacier ski area at Kitzsteinhorn.

5. Day: Zell am See/Kaprun - Lofer (approx. 46 - 58 km)

You leave the upper Salzachtal valley and now follow the river course of the Saalach. You travel through the wide valley basin of Saalfelden and the famous pilgrimage place Maria Alm in the direction of Lofer. The Seisenbergklamm (gorge) and the Lamprechtshöhle cave are natural monuments worth seeing on your way to today’s stage destination.

6. Day: Salzburg - Burghausen (approx. 58 km)

You first cycle to Oberndorf (Silent Night Chapel) on the Salzach-Uferweg (riverside path). You carry on to Ettenau and via St. Radegund to Burghausen (longest castle in the world).

7. Day: Burghausen - Bad Füssing (approx. 49 km)

From Burghausen you will reach the mouth of the Inn and Salzach rivers. You arrive in the border city Braunau and then arrive in the European reserve Unterer Inn, a bird and nature reserve. The journey continues to the known spa city Bad Füssing. 

8. Day: Bad Füssing - Schärding/Passau (approx. 25 - 43 km)

Passing the Reichersberg Abbey you will reach Schärding. You can choose between spending your last night in Schärding or riding on further to the three-river-city Passau. Please notify us by all means when placing your booking where you would like to stay overnight! Otherwise Schärding will automatically be booked for you!


The cycle path leads along the Salzach, Saalach and Inn Rivers through flat to slightly hilly terrain with a descent of about 750 m from Krimml to Passau. However, several longer ascents cannot be avoided.

Total length: approx. 320 kilometres

level of difficulty: 2 - 3


Exclusive services

  • Rental bike (unisex-touring bike with free-wheel and stepless gear shift) + 2 luggage bags
  • E-bike + 1 double-sided luggage bag
  • Bus transfer Schärding - Krimml/Wald:
    daily at 02.30 pm, duration approx. 4 hours, incl. bike
  • Bus transfer Passau - Krimml/Wald:
    daily at approx. 02.00 pm, duration approx. 4,5 hours, incl. bike

Additional information

  • Arrival and parking information:
    If you are travelling by car, then we recommend you to arrive in Schärding (free and safe parking spaces). In Passau there are only fee-based parking facilities. If you are arriving by train (changing of trains necessary several times from Passau), then we also recommend you to arrive at the end station Schärding/Passau and to take the onward journey with our bus to Krimml/Wald.
  • Possible local tax payable on-site
  • Austria Radreisen-original tour
  • Parking and arrival information
    Airport: Salzburg (SZG), Munich (MUC),
    Railway station: Rosental (Pinzgauer Lokalbahnhof) -> arrival hotels in approx. 3,7 - 7,9 km distance
    Parking: Parking during the overnight stay at the arrival hotels free of charge (subject to availability) possible. Depending on availability, the car can also be parked during the entire journey (in consultation with the hotel), costs between € 14,00 and € 35,00 per week/car
    Alternatively public long-term parking spaces in Krimml (cost between € 2,50 and € 5,00 per day)
    If you arrive in Wald, you can park the car for free at the hotel for the duration of the journey.

Our additional packages

  • Bicycle navigation for your mobile phone           
  • Perfect supplement to your travel documents
  • Click onto your own prefabricated bike tour
  • Maps are available at any time even without internet connection
  • Precise navigation for great adventures that last a lifetime
  • Highlights with which you can discover wonderful places
  • Topographic maps with free updates
from € 30,-

Arrival dates:
daily from 01.05. to 31.10.

Optionally in a hotel of cat. 3-star resp. cat. 4-star

Our services:

  • 2 overnight stays at the desired category
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Free admission to all the sights and the museums (partial quick access without queuing at the ticket counter)
  • Free transport by public transport (incl. Fortress railway, Untersberg railway, Mönchsberg lift) for 72 hours
  • Boat trip on the Salzach (duration approx. 40 minutes)

Seasonal supplement:
Cat. 4-star - per person:

In a double room 11.07. - 01.09.     € 38,--
In a single room 11.07. - 01.09.       € 54,--

Cat. 3-star - per person:

In a double room 11.07. - 01.09.      € 24,--
In a single room 11.07. - 01.09.       € 34,--

from € 170,-
Additional night before the tour start in Schärding

If you arrive by car, we recommend the journey to Schärding (free and secure parking at our company premises). If you have a long journey, we recommend an additional night in Schärding. On the next day you can take the bus transfer at 02.30 pm to Zell am See/Kaprun.

from € 54,-
Prices / Dates
Category Comfort

Accommodation in hotels and inns with 3- and 4-star-level

Category De Luxe

Accommodation in hotels with 4-star-level

Price per person

Current discounts
Early booking bonus 5 % 5%
Base price
De LuxeComfort
Single room € 789,-- € 659,--
Double room € 599,-- € 499,--
Triple room € 599,-- € 499,--
Quadruple room € 599,-- € 499,--
De LuxeComfort
Half board € 170,-- € 150,--
De LuxeComfort
Seasonal supplement
19.05.2020 - 14.06.2020
€ 100,--€ 100,--
Seasonal supplement
15.06.2020 - 03.09.2020
€ 150,--€ 140,--
Seasonal supplement
04.09.2020 - 20.09.2020
€ 100,--€ 100,--
De LuxeComfort
Rental bike (unisex-touring bike with free-wheel and stepless gear shift) + 2 luggage bags € 75,--€ 75,--
E-bike + 1 double-sided luggage bag € 180,--€ 180,--
Additional services
De LuxeComfort
Komoot ( per journey ) € 30,-- € 30,--
Salzburg-Package ( per person ) € 0,-- € 0,--
Single roomDouble roomSingle roomDouble room
Additional night before the tour start in Schärding ( per person in a single room / double room ) € 85,-- € 65,-- € 70,-- € 54,--
De LuxeComfort
Bus transfer Schärding - Krimml/Wald

daily at 02.30 pm, duration approx. 4 hours, incl. bike

€ 69,-- € 69,--
Bus transfer Passau - Krimml/Wald

daily at approx. 02.00 pm, duration approx. 4,5 hours, incl. bike

€ 69,-- € 69,--

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