Overview for Cycling from Innsbruck to Salzburg
This is a tour that will let you experience the best Austria has to offer: two of its most iconic cities and magnificent alpine landscapes. This cycling tour starts from the Tyrolean capital Innsbruck, taking you through the majestic Zillertal valley to the landmark city of Salzburg, where you will be able to enjoy Austria’s cultural heritage as well as the spectacular Krimml Waterfall. Explore Tyrol’s tradition and Salzburg’s high culture on a cycling adventure to remember!
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Day 1: Arrival in Innsbruck
Tour briefing and distribution of the bikes upon arrival. Depending on the timing on your arrival you can spend the day enjoying the city and its sights: the Bergisel Ski Jump and the Golden Roof.
Accommodation: Austria Trend Hotel Congress
Day 2: Innsbruck – Strass
You head to Wattens with the steeply towering North Chain of the Karwendel mountains at your side. You pass through the saline town of Hall with its historical Mint tower, where 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 village of Strass.
Distance for the day: approx. 50 km
Accommodation: Hotel Post
Day 3: Strass – Krimml
You cycle along the pleasant Zillertal bike path until you get to Zell or even a bit further through the well-known Mayrhofen. Along the route you have an amazing mountain view of the Zillertal main ridge with its huge peaks towering to more than 3000m high. A bus transfer in the early afternoon takes you over the Gerlospass to Krimml. During the journey you will be able to admire Europe’s biggest waterfall, which you can also explore closely by foot on a high path later on.
Distance for the day: between. 25 – 45 km + bus transfer
Accommodation: Hotel Klockerhaus
Day 4: Krimml – Kaprun
Today’s stage runs through the Hohe Tauern national park and Upper Pinzgau, revealing you scenic landscapes of snow topped mountains. 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.
Distance for the day: approx. 60 km
Accommodation: Hotel zum Hirschen
Day 5: Kaprun – Lofer
You head to the village of Lofer as you have the option for detour to Lake Zell where you can take a refreshing swim. You quickly arrive in Saalfelden via Maria Alm known for its 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.
Distance for the day: approx. 50 km
Accommodation: Hotel Bad Hochmoos
Day 6: Lofer – Salzburg
On your last cycling day you go through the tranquil Saalach valley and Bad Reichenhall which will enchant you with its Bavarian flair. The cycling route for the day finishes at the Salzburg, the hometown of Mozart. The cultural heritage of the city is impressive so make sure you have enough time for a stroll around the old town and a visit of Mozart’s birth house.
Distance for the day: approx. 50 km
Accommodation: Hotel Achat Plaza Zum Hirschen
Day 7: Departure
Departure on your own.
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3-star hotels during the trip and 4-star hotel in Salzburg. All places have been carefully hand-picked by us and their quality is regularly monitored. We have tried to choose accommodations that offer friendly service, clean and comfortable rooms and local flavour.
*Please note that hotels are subject to availability. In case a particular hotel is fully booked for your desired dates, we will replace it with a hotel of equal value and quality level. We will provide exact accommodation details to you upon booking confirmation.
Breakfast buffet is included each day. For lunch and dinner you can enjoy the cosy restaurants along the way.
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Our recommended arrival/departure airports for this holiday are the ones at Innsbruck and Salzburg.
By Train or Car
There are good train connections both in Innsbruck and Salzburg. Multi-storey car park in Innsbruck costs approx. €55 per week, no reservations possible, to be paid for on the spot.
Austria: Country Info
Language: German. In big cities, many people speak English, but in remote areas, this might not be the case. However, most of the hotel personnel where you stay speak English and are ready to help you. Road signs/markers are in Latin alphabet – and you can always call our 24/7 helpline if there are any problems.
Electric supply and plugs: 220V, 50hZ, two-pin round plugs.
Currency: We strongly advise taking sufficient cash for your daily requirements. Banks and ATMs are available, and credit/debit card payments are widely accepted in towns and cities and big petrol station chains but might be limited at some of the villages you visit.
Up-to-date travel advice on Austria is available here.
Detailed travel information and hints will be provided in your holiday information pack
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Difficulty Grade: Easy to Moderate
The route of the tour goes along beautiful cycle paths and small side roads in the Inn, Ziller and Salzach valleys. The terrain is slightly hilly in some parts and goes on main roads on very short sections, making the trip suitable even for those who are new to bike travel (read more about difficulty grades).
Upon arrival you will receive detailed travel information with route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions and important telephone numbers.
When to Go
This trip is available from April until October. Weather is best in July – August.
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- Accommodation on a B&B basis (breakfast buffet or a full breakfast)
- Welcome briefing in English
- Luggage transfer between hotels
- Specifically designed route
- Detailed travel information including route maps, route description, tourist attractions info and important telephone numbers
- Transfer by bus from Zell am Ziller to Krimml incl. your bike
- GPS tracks
- 24/7 phone support by our local office / representative
Options and Extras
- Single-room supplement (this applies to members of a group who require single-room accommodation)
- Solo traveller supplement (includes single room accommodation)
- Half-board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
- Bike rental, including bike insurance
Please click the CHECK AVAILABILITY button above to see the price of the holiday and the different options, extras and supplements for your desired dates.
- Flights and connecting land transfers to first / from last accommodation
- Lunches, dinners, drinks & snacks
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses such as phone calls, extra transfers, tips, etc.
- Any items not specifically mentioned as ‘included’ in the programme
- Local tourist taxes
- 1 extra night in Innsbruck before the cycling holiday
- 1 extra night in Salzburg after the cycling holiday