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Cycling and mountain biking

Bike holidays in Krimml

Krimml is known amongst cyclists and mountain bikers as a starting point for the Tauernradweg, a bike route running alongside the Salzach River to Passau, and also of course for the many tours into the mountains of the Zillertal Arena and the Hohe Tauern National Park. Explore the mountains of Salzburger Land on a bicycle, mountain bike, or E-bike, you will be amazed.

 

The Tauernradweg from Krimml to Salzburg and Passau

Hotel on the Tauernradweg bike route

Cyclists enjoy many benefits when staying at our hotel on the Tauernradweg cycleway. Spend enjoyable days in our hotel in Krimml for bikers and connoisseurs before or after doing the Tauernradweg and let us spoil you. Explore the region around Krimml by bike and visit the Krimml waterfalls and the Hohe Tauern National Park.

Tauernradweg bike route information

Krimml is the first village in the Salzach valley and as such is also the starting point of the Tauernradweg route. Cyclists embark on their tour here, a route that takes them along the Salzach river as far as Salzburg and Passau. The Tauernradweg links the Alps with the Danube. This bike tour starts in Krimml, takes you via Zell am See and the music festival city of Salzburg to Passau, past amazing displays of nature and numerous attractions and highlights such as the historic city of Salzburg.

Route description & Tauernradweg information

  • The Tauernradweg cycle route is 270 km in length (Tauernradweg circuit) or 310 km (Krimml-Passau)
  • Vertical height difference: 600 m (Tauernradweg circuit) or 750 m (Krimml-Passau)
  • The Saalachtal variant is especially suitable for families
  • Arrival: either by car or on the Pinzgau local railway to Krimml to the Hotel Post
  • Thanks to the height difference between Krimml (1076 m) to Salzburg (425 m), the route is mainly downhill, with just 2 climbs (Schwarzach, Werfen)
  • Stages example (Tauernradweg in 7 stages)
    Tauenradweg stage 1: Krimml - Mittersill
    Tauenradweg stage 2: Mittersill – Bruck
    Tauenradweg stage 3: Bruck – Schwarzach
    Tauenradweg stage 4: Schwarzach – Golling
    Tauenradweg stage 5: Golling – Salzburg
    Tauenradweg stage 6: Salzburg – Lofer
    Tauenradweg stage 7: Lofer – Bruck
  • An alternative is to continue on the Tauernradweg from Salzburg in a northerly direction via Oberndorf. At St. Georgen, the Tauernradweg enters the “oberösterreichischer Natur-Erlebnis-Weg-Inn” route, continuing on to Passau.

Explore the Krimmler Achental region by mountain bike

Taking a mountain bike or E-bike into the Krimmler Achental is highly recommended: you pass scenery comprising pine forests, Alpine meadows, and unforgettable mountain panoramas. Start your tour from Krimml, or get the Taxi-Bus to take you and your bike to above the Krimml waterfalls where you can join the route into the charmingly beautiful Achental area without having to go up such a height difference.

Tour description
From Krimml, take the Gerlos-Alpenstraße a little away until the “Krimmler Tauernweg” turn. Along the route you ride through the “Cascaden”, the Krimml waterfalls (there are places to stop a while to enjoy the views). After the climb, you arrive in the Krimmler Achental region where your bike tour takes you as far as the head of the valley with the Krimmler Kees glacier.

Bike tour planning

Take advantage of the interactive tour planner when planning your mountain bike tours in and around Krimml.

Tour Planner

You can find other interesting mountain bike tours in the Tauern-Bike Folder (PDF Download)

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Your bike holiday in Krimml

Spend a cycling and biking holiday that is both restful and exciting in the National Park area of Krimml, and explore the starting point of the Tauernradweg cycle route. We will happily put together an offer for you.

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