Innsbruck to Salzburg

Cycle through the picturesque Alps and valleys

This is an excellent entry-level route for leisure cyclists who want to admire the magnificent, majestic landscape of Austria. The seven-day cycle tour travels between Innsbruck to Salzburg and through the picturesque Alps and valleys. This is a chance to cycle between two of Austria's most famous cities and a chance to combine Tyrolean customs paired with regal Salzburg.

Details of the cycle tour from Innsbruck to Salzburg

From Innsbruck, you cycle comfortably along the Inn Cycle Path with the towering Nordkette mountain range as your constant companion. Then it’s off to the idyllic Zillertal and over the Gerols alpine road by bus. On day four you will reach the Tauern cycle path, which is the best developed in the Salzburg area.

On the route: the largest waterfalls in Europe, embedded into a unique landscape. Along the Salzach River, you cycle to Zell am See and the Zeller Lake, where you can see the reflection of the snow-covered Kitzteinhorn. Your last river companion on the bike tour is the Saalach until you finally arrive in Salzburg.

Highlights of the Innsbruck to Salzburg cycle tour at a glance:

  • The roaring Krimml waterfalls: Experience the unrestrained power of water up close and listen as it plummets 380 meters towards the earth!

  • Hohe Tauern National Park with fairy tale mountain scenery: Three thousand metre peaks, breathtaking scenery – and you are in the thick of it. The largest conservation area in Central Europe is home to the mightiest peaks in Austria and the largest glacial regions of the Eastern Alps.

Useful information about the cycle tour from Innsbruck to Salzburg

Seven days of leisurely cycling through two federal states. The cycle paths are mainly in the valleys of the Inn, Ziller, Salzach and Saalach and provide an opportunity to see the area’s unique natural beauty. The tour may have short, gentle hills and short climbs at individual stages.

Every day you travel between 20 and 60 kilometres. Once you arrive at the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – your final destination of Salzburg – you absolutely must try the Salzburg Nockerl! (A sweet speciality of the region.

This tour has been graded as Medium. Find out more about our cycling holiday difficulty levels.

Tour information
Easy
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-Guided
  • Luggage transfers included
  • Total cycling distance: approx. 255 km
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Itinerary

Tour briefing and distribution of the bikes. Tourists come to Innsbruck to see the world famous Bergisel Ski Jump and the Golden Roof.

You head to Wattens with the steeply towering North Chain of the Karwendel mountains at your side. You will pass through the saline town of Hall with its historical Mint tower. Here you can visit the enchanting Swarovski Crystal Worlds. You then cycle along the Inn cycle path past Schwaz, where there is a silver mine until you get to the cycling village of Strass.

ca. 70 km

You cycle along the easy-going Zillertal bike path until you get to Zell or even a bit further along to the well-known Mayrhofen. Whilst doing so, you have an amazing mountain view of the Zillertal main ridge with its huge peaks over 3000m high. A bus will provide you with a transfer in the early afternoon over the Gerlospass to Krimml. Already during this journey, you will be able to admire Europe’s biggest waterfall, which you can then also view by foot on a high path later on.

ca. 45 km

Today’s stage runs through the Hohe Tauern national park and Upper Pinzgau. Whilst doing so, you will have snow topped mountains in sight. With the view alternating between lush green meadows and small villages, today’s cycle offers you truly magical scenery. In Kaprun you can visit the Kaprun high mountain reservoirs.

ca. 40 km

It is highly recommended for you to take a refreshing swim in Lake Zell, which is also an opportunity for any sporty cyclists among you to go for an extra spin. You quickly arrive in Saalfelden via Maria Alm where there is a famous pilgrimage church. This is a great place for you to enjoy lunch. Further highlights on your way to Lofer include the Seisenbergklamm (gorge) and the Lamprechtshöhle (caves) near Weißbach.

ca. 55 km

On your last day’s cycle you cycle through the tranquil Saalach valley. Bad Reichenhall will captivate you with its Bavarian flair. You only have a little bit further to go before arriving in the Mozart City of Salzburg. The cultural here is sure to impress. You should have enough time for a stroll around the old town and to visit Mozart’s birth house. 

ca. 55 km
Boat transfer from Esztergom to Visegrád

End of tour or request extra nights

ca. 55 km

Route information

You predominantly cycle on paths in the Inn, Ziller and Salzach valleys. Occasionally slightly hilly sections with short ascents on natural trails. You cycle on beautiful cycle paths and small side roads. You only go on main roads for very small sections.

Prices and dates

Prices are per person in GBP and exclude flights

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Complete a Booking Request: Innsbruck to Salzburg

Place of arrival: Innsbruck
  Season 1
27.04.2024 - 10.05.2024
28.09.2024 - 05.10.2024

Saturday
Season 2
11.05.2024 - 24.05.2024
07.09.2024 - 27.09.2024

Saturday
Season 3
25.05.2024 - 06.09.2024

Saturday
Innsbruck - Salzburg, AT-ETRIS-07X
Base price
939.00
989.00
1,049.00
Single room surcharge 219.00 219.00 219.00

Hotel information: 3*** hotels. In Innsbruck and Salzburg, you'll stay in 4**** hotels

Season 1
Apr 27, 2024 - May 10, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 5, 2024
Saturday
Season 2
May 11, 2024 - May 24, 2024
Sep 7, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
Saturday
Season 3
May 25, 2024 - Sep 6, 2024
Saturday
Innsbruck - Salzburg, AT-ETRIS-07X
Base price
Single room surcharge
939.00
219.00
989.00
219.00
1,049.00
219.00

Hotel information: 3*** hotels. In Innsbruck and Salzburg, you'll stay in 4**** hotels

Season 1
Apr 27, 2024 - May 10, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 5, 2024
Season 2
May 11, 2024 - May 24, 2024
Sep 7, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
Season 3
May 25, 2024 - Sep 6, 2024
Innsbruck
Double room p. p.
Single room surcharge
Salzburg
Double room p.p.
Single room surcharge
79.00
35.00
85.00
59.00
79.00
35.00
85.00
59.00
79.00
35.00
99.00
59.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Innsbruck
  Season 1
Apr 27, 2024 - May 10, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 5, 2024

Saturday
Season 2
May 11, 2024 - May 24, 2024
Sep 7, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024

Saturday
Season 3
May 25, 2024 - Sep 6, 2024

Saturday
Innsbruck
Double room p. p. 79.00 79.00 79.00
Single room surcharge 35.00 35.00 35.00
Salzburg
Double room p.p. 85.00 85.00 99.00
Single room surcharge 59.00 59.00 59.00
Filter
21-Speed Unisex Bike
21-Speed Men's Bike
7-Speed Unisex Bike
27-Speed Bike PLUS
Unisex E-Bike
99.00
99.00
99.00
159.00
239.00
Prices per person in GBP

Our rental bikes

Included services and travel information

Services

Included

  • Accommodation as mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • 1 Transfer by bus from Zell am Ziller to Krimml incl. your bike
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data available
  • Service hotline

Not included

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
Arrival information
  • Train: Innsbruck train station
  • Airport: Munich, Innsbruck or Salzburg airport(s)
  • Parking: approx. EUR 17 per day, no reservations possible, to be paid for at the time
  • Good train connections from Salzburg to Innsbruck
Sample hotel list

This is a sample hotel list. Hotels will be booked depending on availability.

Innsbruck 

Hotel Congress Austria Trend 

www.austria-trend.at 

Strass/Zillertal 

Café Zillertal  

www.cafe-zillertal.at 

Krimml 

Hotel Klockerhaus 4**** 

www.klockerhaus.com 

Kaprun/Zell an See 

Hotel Martini 3*** 

www.hotel-martini.at   

Lofer 

Hotel Bad Hochmoos 3***s 

www.hochmoos.at  

Salzburg 

Hotel Goldenes Theater 4**** 

www.goldenestheatersalzburg.com 

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