Tauern bikeway

From the waterfall downstream to town and back

The Tauern bikeway is among the most scenic bike trails in Europe and is gaining in popularity. Starting point for the 270 kilometre long transnational cycling circuit is the municipality of Krimml. From there it's downstream along the SalzachRiver past Kaprun, Schwarzach, Bischofshofen and Golling to Salzburg. The way back goes upstream via BavarianBad Reichenhall to Lofer and Saalfelden all the way to Zell am See. Those who want to take it easy can take the Pinzgau local railway and hitch a ride for the remaining section to Krimml. Last year, 10,000 guests made use of this service. More than 90 percent of the route leads along cycle paths and side roads with little traffic. Numerous attractions and natural monuments are also located along the route, as are 50 cyclist-friendly businesses who cater to cyclists and provide luggage transport among other services. A further Tauern bikeway variant leads over 310 kilometres from Krimml all the way to Passau.

In the early summer of 2012, the German Cyclist’s Association (ADFC) awarded four out of five possible stars to the Tauern bikeway. This rating underlines the high standard offered by the popular bikeway.

The Tauern bikeway circuit in 7 stages

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