Tauern Cycle Path, 8-days

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

Cycling tour from Krimml 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 hotels, inns and guesthouses with 3 stars category (Category Comfort), in hotels with 4 stars category, in Burghausen 3-stars-superior (Category De Luxe), all rooms with bath/shower and toilet
  • Breakfast (mostly Buffet meal),
    3 course dinner when booked half-board (only possible with Category Comfort)
  • Luggage transport (NO limit to the amount of pieces of luggage)
  • Admission to the Krimmler Waterfalls
  • Personal tour information on arrival in Schärding
  • Free parking space on arrival in Schärding
  • Detailed travel documents (Route description, maps, references on sights to see)
  • 7-Day-Service-Hotline


Travel days

1. Day: arrival - Krimml

Individual arrival to Krimml. 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).

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

You travel via Neukirchen through the Habachtal valley, known for its emerald findings, to Bramberg (Museum of local history). It is also worthwhile to visit the museum of local history in Mittersill. You arrive in Piesendorf via Uttendorf (Nationalpark-Info-House) and Niedernsill. Here the Europa-Sport region Kaprun/Zell am See begins, with the glacier ski area at Kitzsteinhorn.

3. Day: Piesendorf/Kaprun/Zell am See - 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.


4. 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.

5. 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). 

6. Day: Burghausen - Bad Füssing/surroundings (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. Overnight stay partly also in Obernberg or surroundings.

7. Day: Bad Füssing/surroundings - 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!

8. Day: Schärding/Passau - departure

Individual departure or extension.


The cycle path leads along the Salzach, Saalach and Inn Rivers through flat to slightly hilly terrain with a descent of about 750m 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 free wheel touring bike with Nuvinci stepless gearshift) + 2 luggage bags
  • E-bike + 1 double-sided luggage bag
  • Bus transfer Schärding - Krimml:
    Daily at 2:30 pm, Duration approx. 4 hours, including bike
  • Bus transfer Passau - Krimml:
    Daily at approx. 02:00 pm, Duration approx. 4,5 hours, including bike

Additional information

  • If you are travelling by car, then we recommend you to arrive in Schärding (free and safe parking spaces on our company premises). 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 the Austria Radreisen-Bus to Krimml.
  • Bus transfer Schärding/Passau - Krimml:
    We offer daily transfers directly to your hotel. If you are arriving directly in Krimml/Wald, then you can make use of this bus transfer at the end of the cycling tour.
  • Possible local tax payable on-site

Our additional packages

  • Bicycle navigation for your mobile phone           
  • Perfect supplement to your Austria Radreisen travel documents
  • Click onto your own prefabricated Austria Radreisen cycling 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,-
Prices / Dates
Category Komfort

Accommodation in hotels, inns and guesthouses with 3-stars category (Category Comfort)

Category De Luxe

Accommodation in hotels with 4 stars category, in Burghausen 3-stars-superior (Category De Luxe),

Price per person

Base price
De LuxeKomfort
Single room € 855,-- € 685,--
Double room € 640,-- € 540,--
Triple room € 640,-- € 540,--
Quadruple room € 640,-- € 540,--
De LuxeKomfort
half board € 140,--
De LuxeKomfort
season 2
11.05.2019 - 31.05.2019
€ 50,--€ 35,--
season 3
01.06.2019 - 01.09.2019
€ 90,--€ 60,--
season 2
02.09.2019 - 06.10.2019
€ 50,--€ 35,--
De LuxeKomfort
Rental bike (Unisex free wheel touring bike with Nuvinci stepless gearshift) + 2 luggage bags € 75,--€ 75,--
E-bike + 1 double-sided luggage bag € 175,--€ 175,--
Additional services
De LuxeKomfort
Komoot ( per person ) € 30,-- € 30,--
De LuxeKomfort
Bus tansfer Schärding - Krimml

Daily at 2:30 pm, Duration approx. 4 hours, including bike

€ 52,-- € 52,--
Bus transfer Passau - Krimml

Daily at approx. 02:00 pm, Duration approx. 4,5 hours, including bike

€ 58,-- € 58,--
Additional nights De Luxe
Double room Single room
Krimml (from ) € 64,-- € 81,--
Krimml (from ) € 74,-- € 92,--
Krimml (from ) € 64,-- € 81,--
Piesendorf/Kaprun/Zell am See € 69,-- € 80,--
Lofer € 69,-- € 80,--
Salzburg (from ) € 72,-- € 104,--
Salzburg (from ) € 90,-- € 130,--
Salzburg (from ) € 72,-- € 104,--
Schärding/Passau € 63,-- € 83,--
Additional nights Komfort
Double room Single room
Krimml ( from ) € 48,-- € 62,--
Krimml ( from ) € 58,-- € 72,--
Krimml ( from ) € 48,-- € 62,--
Piesendorf/Kaprun/Zell am See € 58,-- € 68,--
Lofer € 58,-- € 70,--
Salzburg ( from ) € 60,-- € 81,--
Salzburg ( from ) € 72,-- € 98,--
Salzburg ( from ) € 60,-- € 81,--
Schärding/Passau € 50,-- € 66,--

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