Der große Radurlaub in Österreich

The great cycling holiday in Austria

Across the Alpine Republic

Innsbruck – Salzburg – Passau – Linz – Vienna

  • Inn, Tauern and Danube Cycle Route
  • Golden Roof in Innsbruck, Ziller Valley and Krimml Waterfalls
  • Mozart's city Salzburg, coffee houses and Sacher cake in Vienna
  • Schlögener Donauschlinge
  • Daily routes ●●●●○, altitude profile ●●○○○


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Cycling holiday in Austria – that means breathtaking mountains, green meadows with grazing alpine cows, pretty small and big towns as well as unique nature experiences. On this 13-day cycling tour you will explore all this and much more. You will cycle from Tyrol through the Salzburger Land to Vienna. On the bike paths through the Zillertal, the Hohe Tauern, along the Inn, the Salzach, the Saalach and the Danube you will cycle almost once across Austria. On your cycling vacation in Austria, try the world-famous Sachertorte, Wiener Schnitzel, as well as apricot jam and delicious wines from the Wachau region – just a few of the many stars of Austrian cuisine. You will spend most of your time in the saddle on bike paths through valleys and occasionally on hilly sections that involve the odd short climb. As a crowning finale to your cycling holiday in Austria, the cosmopolitan city of Vienna awaits you with its numerous sights and cozy coffee houses.


The great cycling holiday in Austria

Day 1: Individual arrival in Innsbruck

Your cycling holiday in Austria begins in Innsbruck. Enjoy the unique scenery of the mountains all around. You can't miss the city's landmark – it's the Goldene Dachl (Golden Roof). Covered with over 2,600 fire-gilded copper shingles, all still in their original condition, Emperor Maximilian I had the Dachl built. Also worth seeing are the Hofkirche (court chirch), the Hofburg (court castle) and the Bergisel Ski Jump, which serves as the venue for the annual Four Hills Tournament. If booked, you will receive your rental bike at an information meeting at your first hotel.

Innsbruck Cathedral

Innsbruck Cathedral

Day 2: Innsbruck – Strass / Zillertal, approx. 50 km

On the first stage of your cycling holiday in Austria you follow the Inn Cycle Route. You can take a break in the small town of Hall. Visit the historic old town and the landmark, the Münzerturm. It is part of Hasegg Castle, which houses a coin museum. Cycle at a leisurely pace to the next highlight of the tour. In Wattens, visit the Swarovski Kristallwelten. In chambers of wonder, you will experience the fascination that comes from crystals. In the park is a crystal cloud made of 800,000 crystals – impressive! Your destination for the day, Strass, is at the entrance to the Ziller Valley.

Hasegg Castle, Hall in Tirol

Hasegg Castle, Hall in Tirol

Day 3: Strass – Krimml, apporx. 25 – 45 km + transfer

Surrounded by mountain peaks, the bike path leads you through the Ziller Valley. You will reach the small town of Zell am Ziller in a relaxed manner. In the early afternoon, a transfer takes you over the Gerlos Pass to Krimml. During the ride you can take a look at the Krimml Waterfalls. Upon arrival at your hotel, take a hike to Austria's highest waterfalls. Lookout platforms will offer you breathtaking views of the thundering masses of water.

Krimml Waterfalls

Krimml Waterfalls

Day 4: Krimml – Kaprun / Zell am See, approx. 60 km

Today's stage of your cycling holiday in Austria takes you through the High Tauern National Park and the Oberpinzgau region. With the surrounding mountain peaks in view and not far from the Salzach River, you will cycle along the Tauern Cycle Route through small towns. Off the beaten path, detours to the ruins of Hieburg Castle, the museum in Bramberg and the Celtic village at Stoanabichl are an option. Visit the high mountain reservoirs in Kaprun or take a boat trip from Zell across Lake Zell, unique mountain panoramas included. You will spend the night in Kaprun or in Zell am See.

Zell am See

Zell am See

Day 5: Zell am See – Lofer, approx. 50 km

Take a dip in Lake Zell before getting on your bike and continuing to follow the Tauern Cycle Route. A few kilometers before your destination for the day is the Seisenbergklamm gorge. Its formation began over 12,000 years ago and is still not complete, as the stream flowing through it continues to dig into the rock. Perhaps you will encounter the gorge spirit during a hike through the gorge, whose voice you may hear quietly as the water roars. Surrounded by mountain ranges you will spend the night in the small market town of Lofer.

Antonius Chapel near Lofer

Antonius Chapel near Lofer

Day 6: Lofer – Salzburg, approx. 50 km

Your cycling holiday in Austria will first take you along the Tauern Cycle Route into the Berchtesgadener Land region to Bad Reichenhall in the Kleines Deutsches Eck (Little German Corner). The history of Bad Reichenhall is closely linked to the extraction of salt from brine springs. During a guided tour of the Alte Saline, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the importance and history of salt extraction in the Salt Museum. After a few kilometers you will reach Salzburg. Visit the fortress Hohensalzburg above the city, walk to Mozart's birthplace in the street Gerichtsgasse and try the typical Salzburg dessert Salzburger Nockerln in a café.

Hohensalzburg Fortress, Salzburg

Hohensalzburg Fortress, Salzburg

Day 7: Salzburg – Burghausen, approx. 60 km

Not far from the Salzach River, you will cycle leisurely in a northerly direction, passing through the small towns of Oberndorf and Tittmoning before reaching your destination for the day, Burghausen. Even from a distance, you will notice the castle complex of Burghausen. With its length of about 1000 meters it is the longest castle complex worldwide. During a visit, you will notice that castle courtyards, walls and turrets seem to be endlessly lined up. Below the Höhenburg is the historic old town, located directly on the Salzach River, with its colorful town houses and its pretty cafes.



Day 8: Burghausen – Schärding, approx. 70 km

Today, you will find yourself mostly on the Inn Cycle Route. From Braunau, the path leads on both sides of the river. In Reichersberg you can make a stop at the monastery. A guided tour of the monastery will give you an insight into the still active life of the Augustinian Canons and the past of the over 900-year-old complex. Through the bird- and plant-rich European reserve Unterer Inn you will cycle to Schärding, the baroque town on the Inn. The townscape represents the Inn-Salzach style, characterized by colorful baroque town houses.

St. George Fountain, Schärding

St.-Georgs-Brunnen, Schärding

Day 9: Schärding – Schlögen / Donauschlinge, approx. 55 km

After breakfast you hop back on the bike and the next highlight of your cycling holiday in Austria is already waiting for you at the German-Austrian border: the Three Rivers City Passau. Visit the baroque St. Stephen's Cathedral and the mighty fortress Veste Oberhaus above the city. Now you are on the Danube Cycle Route. You can take another break in Engelhartszell. Here you will find the only Trappist monastery in Austria. Your destination for the day is a small natural wonder, the Donauschlinge (Danube Loop) near Schlögen.

St. Stephen's Cathedral, Passau

St. Stephen's Cathedral, Passau

Day 10: Schlögen – Enns region, approx. 70 km

Following the course of the Danube, you will reach Linz, the capital of Upper Austria. Stroll through the historic squares of the city center and treat yourself to a piece of Linzer Torte, whose oldest recipe dates back to the 17th century. Freshly strengthened, you cycle on to Enns. The image of Austria's oldest town is characterized by Renaissance and Baroque-style buildings. Climb the 60-meter-high city tower and enjoy the view of Enns and the surrounding area.

Linz, Main Square, Holy Trinity Column

Holy Trinity Column on Main Square, Linz

Day 11: Enns – Marbach / Maria Taferl, approx. 65 km

Relax as you cycle along the Danube on today's stage of your cycling holiday in Austria and reach Grein. Stretch your legs on a walk to Greinburg Castle and explore the extraordinary architecture. Continue on through the Strudengau region. The Danube valley got its name because of the many swirls and shoals and was once considered one of the most dangerous stretches of the Danube. From Ybbs you are on your way in the Nibelungengau. The hilly landscape was already mentioned in the Nibelungenlied and thus received its name.

Greinburg Castle

Greinburg Castle, Grein

Day 12: Marbach – Vienna, approx. 55 km + train ride

On your last stage, you will cycle almost without any ascents towards Melk Abbey, which can already be seen from afar. The Benedictine abbey towers high above the town of Melk and looks back on a history of more than 900 years. Leaving Melk behind, you will now get to know the landscape of the Wachau region. It is known for medieval castle ruins, historic village centers, wines and apricot jam. From Krems you will take the train to Vienna. At the end of your cycling holiday in Austria, treat yourself to a large slice of Sacher cake in one of the quaint coffee houses.

Melk Abbey

Melk Abbey

Day 13: Individual departure

After breakfast your cycling holiday in Austria already ends. We are happy to extend your stay in Innsbruck, Salzburg or Vienna with an extra night.

St. Francis of Assisi Church, Vienna

St. Francis of Assisi Church, Vienna

Dates / Prices / Services

Season times and prices 2024

Arrival on Saturdays from 27.04.2024 to 05.10.2024Early booking discount: -15 €

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Season A
27.04. - 04.05.
22.09. - 05.10.
from1599 €
Season B
05.05. - 18.05.
01.09. - 21.09.
from1699 €
Season C
19.05. - 31.08.

from1799 €

Alle Preise pro Person im Doppelzimmer

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  • 12 Übernachtungen mit Frühstück, nationales 3* / 4*-Niveau
  • Gepäcktransport von Hotel zu Hotel bis Wien, keine Stückzahlbegrenzung, max. 20 kg / Stück
  • Bahnfahrt Krems – Wien inkl. Rad
  • Bustransfer Zell am Ziller – Krimml inkl. Rad
  • Reiseunterlagen mit Kartenmaterial (1 x pro Zimmer)
  • Service-Hotline (7 Tage, 8 – 20 Uhr)
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Nicht enthalten:

  • Fährfahrt Schlögener Schlinge, ca. 5 € pro Person
  • Kurtaxe, soweit fällig
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All prices are per person

Applies for accommodation in rooms with 2 full-paying guests.

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Additional services

Additional bookable services

Additional fee single room

519 €

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Additional nights


85 €


135 €


89 €


139 €

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Rental bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
109 €
279 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 21-gear unisex bike, derailleur gears with freewheel (men's bike from 1.80 m)
  • E-bike / pedelec

Pannier, handlebar bag, odometer, bike lock, air pump, repair kit

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21-gear rental bike

109 €

E-bike / pedelec

279 €

All prices are per person

Brief info

  • Booking code
  • Start / Destination
    Innsbruck / Vienna
  • Duration
    13 days / 12 nights
  • Length
    approx. 610 – 630 km
    Daily routes ●●●●○
    between 25 and 70 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●●○○○
  • Parking information
    Public garage, cost approx. 17 € / day, payable on site
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen
  • Return to Innsbruck
    On your own by train incl. bike from Vienna, hourly direct connections, duration approx. 4.5 hours
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility note
    The trip is only conditionally suitable for people with limited mobility.
    Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding your individual needs.
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