Innsbruck - Salzburg - Vienna
Cycle across Austria on this cross-country tour
Arrival in Innsbruck
Accompanied by the towering Nordkette mountains situated above the saltworks town of Hall with its historic Münzerturm tower to Wattens. Here you can visit the enchanting Swarovski World of Crystals. Along the Inn cycle path past Schwaz (Silver tourist mine) to the ‚cyclists‘ village‘ of Strass situated at the entrance of the Zillertal-valley.
With a view onto the fascinating mountain backdrop of the Zillertaler Hauptkamm with its mountain giants featuring altitudes of more than 3000 metres, it is very enjoyable to cycle along the Zillertal cycle path all the way to Zell, or even a bit further into the renowned Mayrhofen. In the early afternoon, you take the transfer bus via the Gerlospass to Krimml. Already during this transfer, you get to marvel at Europe’s largest waterfalls, which you can afterwards also admire ‚live‘ along a high-altitude path.
Today’s route leads you through the Hohe Tauern national park and the Oberpinzgau region. En route, you are constantly accompanied by snow-covered three-thousand-metre-high peaks. Lush green meadows and cosy little villages take turns and offer a fairy-tale backdrop. In Kaprun, you can then visit the high-mountain reservoirs.
We highly recommend you go for a refreshing swim in Lake Zeller See, athletic cyclists can add on an extra loop. Via Maria Alm featuring the renowned pilgrimage church you quickly reach Saalfelden, where you enjoy your lunch break. Other highlights en route to Lofer are the Seisenberg-ravine and the Lamprechtshöhe-peak near Weißbach.
During today’s tour, you always cycle in the tranquil Saalachtal-valley. Bad Reichenhall situated in the small ‚deutsches Eck‘ will enchant you with Bavarian flair. Now only a short while and you have reached the Mozart city of Salzburg. The culture-rich offerings will amaze you. Please leave plenty of time for a stroll through the historic centre and plan a visit to Mozart’s birthplace.
Oberndorf with its ‚Silent Night Chapel‘ and extensive alluvial forests lead you to Tittmoning. From here you follow the ‚Nature Adventure Trail Unterer Inn‘ until Burghausen. A splendid historic centre and the largest castle complex in Central Europe are the most significant attractions of the town.
The Gothic town of Braunau and numerous bird colonies show the way to Obernberg. Reichersberg Abbey invites you for a visit. The little towns along the river Inn appear just like pearls and without doubt one of them is the Baroque town of Schärding with its renowned row of colourful houses called ‚Silberzeile‘.
Along the river Inn into the city of three rivers Passau. We recommend a city tour including a visit to the cathedral, home of the largest church organ in the world. Along the river Danube you cycle via Obernzell and Engelhartszell featuring the only Trappists-monastery in Austria through the Donauleiten nature reserve to the ‚Schlögener Schlinge‘-river loop. A short ferry ride takes you across the Danube to the hotel.
The renowned Danube river loop is one of the many highlights of this cycling holiday. The market towns along the river Danube Aschach, Ottensheim and Wilhering lead you into the provincial capital Linz. You continue to Enns, Austria’s oldest town featuring the town square and tower and the town museum ‚Lauriacum‘).
Again today you cycle along the river Danube into the glorious little Baroque town of Grein. Here you need to visit the theatre, the maritime museum and Greinburg castle. Through the once-feared Strudengau, you cycle into the Weinviertel area to Marbach or Maria Taferl featuring the pilgrimage church situated high above the Danube.
Melk Abbey greets you and makes a big impression before the marvellous Wachau region with the romantic little wine towns Weißenkirchen, Dürnstein and Krems enchant you. By train, you continue into the capital Vienna offering a multitude of sights.
Departure or extension
Mainly cycle paths in the river valleys of Inn, Ziller, Salzach, Saalach and Danube. Occasionally gently hilly routes with short ascents, also on nature paths. You cycle on wonderful cycle paths and small side roads, main roads only on short sections.
| Season 1 |
29.04.2023 - 12.05.2023
30.09.2023 - 07.10.2023
| Season 2 |
13.05.2023 - 26.05.2023
09.09.2023 - 29.09.2023
| Season 3 |
27.05.2023 - 08.09.2023
|Innsbruck - Salzburg - Vienna, 13 days, AT-ETRIW-13X|
|Base price|| |
|Single room surcharge||469.00||469.00||469.00|
Category: 3*** and 4****-Hotels
| Season 1 |
Apr 29, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Sep 30, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023
| Season 2 |
May 13, 2023 - May 26, 2023
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 29, 2023
| Season 3 |
May 27, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
|Double room p.p||79.00||79.00||79.00|
|Surcharge single room||35.00||35.00||35.00|
|Double room p.p||85.00||85.00||99.00|
|Surcharge single room||59.00||59.00||59.00|
|Double room p.p||69.00||69.00||69.00|
|Surcharge single room||49.00||49.00||49.00|
- Accommodation as already mentioned
- Welcome briefing (German, English)
- Luggage transfer
- Well developed route
- Detailed travel information 1 x per room (German, English)
- 1 bus transfer Zell am Ziller – Krimml incl. your bike
- 1 train ride Krems – Wien incl. your bike
- App for Navigation and GPS data available
- Service hotline
- Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
Arrival / Parking / Departure:
- Innsbruck train station
- Innsbruck, Salzburg or Vienna airports
- Underground car park, cost approx. EUR 17/day
- Good train connections from Vienna to Innsbruck
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
- Ferry ride Schlögener Schlinge approx. EUR 5/person incl. your bike
This is a sample hotel list. Hotels will be booked depending on availability.
Hotel Congress Austria Trend
Hotel Klockerhaus 4****
Kaprun/Zell an See
Hotel Martini 3***
Hotel Bad Hochmoos 3***s
ARCOTEL Castellani Salzburg 4*
Stadthotel Schärding 4****
Donauschlinge Riverresort 4****
Gastho Hotel zum Goldenen Schiff
Hotel Rose 4****