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Cycling – insider tips

Go off the beaten cycle track and uncover hidden treasures with these insider tips

The biking network in SalzburgerLand leaves nothing to be desired. 31 cycle routes, including the top 7, guarantee guests and locals alike a variety filled bike experience with new discoveries around every corner. The network of routes opens up 2,000km, giving you the opportunity to cycle through all regions of the area, via the stunning pristine SalzburgerLand Lake District, in and amongst mountain routes, all the while encountering diverse and culture-filled villages, towns and cities.

The smaller paths are no exception and are just waiting to be discovered by bikers and cycling enthusiasts. With these you can get to know the farthest corners of the valleys and discover areas you wouldn’t otherwise have thought to explore. Whether you’re on the search of an exquisitely beautiful mountain panorama, cultural treasures or a swimming spot in the midst of wild nature, there’s something for everyone with our 10 insider tips for cyclists. The only difficulty you will have is deciding which one to choose!

Baroque tour

This will take you on the trail of the greatest Austrian woodcarver of the Baroque era, Meinrad Guggenbichler. It stops off at Strasswalchen, Irrsdorf, Lamprechtshausen, Michaelbeuern, Palting and Lochen and also takes you to the deanery church in Köstendorf, famous for its opulent interior.

Length: 77km – with the option of taking some short cuts!
Elevation change: 590m

Glemmtal Bike Path

Cycle along the river Saalach and discover the most beautiful places along the still young-river. The cycle path runs between Saalbach, Hinterglemm and Viehhofen and then off into Lengau at the altitude of 1,146m. In Maishofen you will be able to connect to the Tauern Cycle Path.

Length: 23km
Elevation change: 382m

Grossarltal Bike Path

This relatively new route takes you alongside the banks of the Grossarler Ache to the end of the valley. As it is leisurely with no major climbs, it is ideal for families and those who just want to get out and enjoy the scenery and nature. In total you will pass 10 chapels along the way – from the Laireitingkapelle to the Hubertuskapelle, which is close to the Talwirt inn – all of these are striking and well worth a look.

Length: 22km
Elevation change: 230m

More information about the Grossarltal Bike Path

Mitterberg Tour

This gentle, relaxing cycle circuit through Lungau takes you along the Taurach and Mur rivers. You will pass by many old fortresses and castles and visit small idyllic villages which invite you to rest and while away the time. The Mitterberg tour connects seamlessly with the River Mur cycling path.

Length: 31km
Elevation change: 180m

Saalachspitz Bike Route

This is a small bike loop with no climbs, right on the banks of the Salzach and Saalach rivers. It takes you from Salzburg to Wals-Siezenheim and via theTauern Bike Tour back to Salzburg. You will also pass through the “Walser Gemüseland”, an area renowned for producing outstanding vegetables.

Length: 32km (if completed as a loop)
Elevation change: 30m

More information about Saalachspitz Bike Route

A biking couple with view over Salzburg

©SalzburgerLand Tourismus – For many bikers is the city of Salzburg the goal of Tauern Cycle Path

Saalach Tour

This beautiful cycle circuit takes you by a few of the most beautiful ‘wild waters’ of SalzburgerLand. Salzburg’s Saalachtal is a mecca for wild-water enthusiasts, and wild swimming enthusiasts also find beautiful bathing spots here. On this route you’ll pass by Lofer, St Martin and Reit, where you’ll find many beautiful places to climb down from your saddle for a breather.

Length: 21km
Elevation change: 120m

The Salt & Lakes Tour

This circuit weaves through the Salzachtal valley in Tennengau, with its numerous highlights along the way including Hallein, renowned for its salt-mining tradition, Lammeröfen Gorge, Salzburg and Wallersee and Trumer lakes.

Length: 162km
Elevation change: 620m – with an optional additional 600m sporting variant.

road biker at the lakeside

© SalzburgerLand Tourismus – Road biker at the lakeside

Goldberg Bike Path

Discover the picturesque Rauris valley from the comfort of your saddle. The old Rauris buildings dating back to the days of gold mining, and a gold-panning site next to the Gasthof Bodenhaus, do justice to the name of this tour.

Length: 25km
Elevation change: 520m

Around Lake Zell

Loop around Lake Zell, without climbs, and mostly sticking to the lake shore. Be sure to savour every moment: the glorious view of the Kitzsteinhorn and a few of the highest peaks of the Salzburg Alps. The highlight will be the town Zell am See with all its attractions and stop-off points.

Length: 11km
Elevation change: 10m

Around the Untersberg

This circuit around one of the most imposing and fabled mountains in SalzburgerLand, takes you from the southern part of Salzburg city, into the bordering Berchtesgadener Land in Bavaria. Go back to Salzburg via the municipality of Marktschellenberg and take a well-earned rest.

Length: 52km
Elevation change: 465m

More cycle routes in SalzburgerLand

Gastein Valley Bike Tour
from Böckstein to Lend (Anschluss Tauernradweg)
Length: 31 km
Taurachtal Bike Path
from Radstadt to zum Wildpark Untertauern
Length: 11 km
Kesselfall Bike Path
from Kaprun to Kesselfall Alpenhaus
Length: 8 km
World Championship Course
from/ to Obertrum am See
Length: 14 km
Schwarzenberg Tour
from/ to Tamsweg
Length: 26 km
Jägersee Bike Route
from Flachau to Jägersee
Length: 23 km
Sculpture Bike Path – Steinberg Tour
from/ to Leogang
Length: 75 km
Silent Night Route
from/ to Oberndorf
Length: 27 km
Strubklamm Route
from/ to Ebenau
Length: 26 km
Tannberg Bike Tour
from/ to Schleedorf
Length: 26 km
Bajuware Bike Route
from Mattsee
to zum Waginger See
Length: 126 km
Trumer Lakes Route
from/ to Mattsee
Length: 24 km
Wallersee Bike Tour
from/ to Henndorf
Length: 18 km
Zuckmayer Route
from/ to Henndorf
Length: 20 km
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