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Innsbruck to Salzburg

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Homepage > Austria > Innsbruck to Salzburg
  • Duration: 6 Nights
  • Difficulty: Level 2
  • Tour Type: Self Guided
  • Availability: Saturdays, Monday’s and Tuesday May 11th to September 24th
  • Location: Innsbruck
Tour Details

On this cycling holiday, you shall cycle from Innsbruck to the Mozart town of Salzburg. Your trip sets out as you bike beside the Inn River, a majestic green colour before heading up the Zillertal Valley. The landscape changes here a little because you have to go over the mountains where you can see remote farmhouses high up the mountains. At the end of the valley, you will see the glacier of the Alps where you can ski all year round.

A taxi will drive you over the mountain pass into the state of Salzburg where you will see one of the most impressive nature attractions in Austria. The Krimmler Waterfalls! The on this bike vacation you will come to a lovely lake called Zellersee. Following the Saalach river passing gorges and caves which of course you may visit you come to the village Lofer with still an old fashioned village centre. The end and maybe the highlight of the tour will be the festival city of Salzburg.

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Price Includes

  • 6 nights bed and breakfast
  • 3/4 star hotels
  • Information Pack
  • Routes Information
  • Luggage transfers
  • Transfer Gerlospass
  • GPS Files on request

Price Excludes

  • Transport before and after tour
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Hybrid Rental Bike
  • Tandem Rental Bike
  • E-Bike Rental
  • Extra nights Innsbruck/Salzburg
  • GPS Rental
  • Local city taxes
Trip Info

Route Characteristics

You mainly follow river cycle trails and there are only short up and downs. There will be a transfer for the only mountain pass on the tour so that we could say that a good basic fitness is enough for this tour.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Cycling that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.


Day 1Arrival in Innsbruck

Enjoy the city with some impressing attractions like the castle, old town, ski jumping station or take the cable car to 7000 feet.

Day 2Innsbruck – Zillertal valley 28 miles 45 km

You will follow the cycle trail along the Inn river out of the city. Well signed you will pass historic cities where you can visit the famous Swarovski crystal world in Wattens or take a rest in the old streets of the little cities. On one side you will see the Alps and on the other side the Karwendel mountain range. Today you will stay overnight at the entrance of the Zillertal valley.

Day 3Zillertal – Mountain Pass Gerlos – Krimml 16 to 25 miles 25 to 40 km

Ascending gently you will cycle into the Zillertal valley which is famous for skiing all year round on the glacier. It offers much more wonderful scenery, alpine pastures and little villages (with a good restaurant). It is up to you if you cycle deep into the valley or only to the meeting point of the taxi in Zell am Ziller. The overnight will be in Krimml where you still have time to walk to the waterfalls.

Day 4Krimml – Zell am See 40 miles 65 km

Today you will follow the Salzach river valley almost to the source. Again impressive mountain ranges on both sides of the wide valley. There will be valleys on both sides of you as you cycle into the National Parc of Hohe Tauern – we highly recommend that you visit the information centre of the parc. The tour ends in Zell am See with a wonderful lake and a view to the highest mountain in Austria – the “Großglockner“.

Day 5Zell am See – Lofer, 28-37 miles 45-60 km

You will start cycling around the lake and afterwards passing little hamlets with old farmhouses. In the morning there will be some rolling countryside and a sensational view of the so-called Stony Sea Mountain range. In the afternoon you will pass some impressive gorges (open to visit) and a huge cave.

Day 6 Lofer – Salzburg 30 miles 50 km

You still follow the river Saalach passing a part of Bavaria. The mountains are not as high as the other days but they are part of the National park of Berchtesgaden. You will cycle through the spa city of Bad Reichenhall where you can visit the old salt mine, have a break in the old town or taste the beer in the brewery. Afterwards, you are almost in Salzburg and you should visit the open-air museum of Großgmain with old farmhouses. For the ones who love the movie Sound of Music, we will pass a castle with a lake where part of the movie was filmed. Welcome to Salzburg.

Day 7Departure

Depart after breakfast.


How to get there

Fly to Innsbruck, Munich or Salzburg and then by train to the tour start.

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