A person holding their bike and standing on a meadow ©Salzburgerland Tourismus Foto: Gerald Oberreiter
Day trips by bike and enjoying nature in the mountains ©Salzburgerland Tourismus Foto: Gerald Oberreiter

Cycling tours Salzburg: explore the city on two wheels

The most beautiful cycle tours in and around Salzburg

Cycling in Salzburg means embarking on an adventure that encompasses both the historical beauty of the city and the breathtaking nature of the surrounding Salzburg region. Here we present three carefully selected cycle tours that are suitable for a wide range of cyclists - from leisurely family outings to challenging tours for experienced cyclists.

Salzachpromenade: A leisurely tour

  • Length: approx. 12 km (there and back)
  • Duration: 1-2 hours
  • Altitude metres Almost flat
  • Level of difficulty: easy

The Salzachpromenade is the perfect tour for a relaxing afternoon. The almost flat route leads along the river through the heart of Salzburg, past landmarks such as Mirabell Palace and the Mozart Bridge and offers marvellous views of the old town. Ideal for families and anyone who wants to explore the city at a leisurely pace.

Mozart cycle path: In the footsteps of Mozart

  • Length: 445 km (round trip)
  • Duration: 8-10 days (for the entire round)
  • Altitude metres: Variable, with some challenging sections
  • Level of difficulty: Medium to demanding

The Mozart Cycle Path is a fascinating circular route that takes cyclists through Salzburger Land and neighbouring Bavaria. Along the route, you will visit places that played an important role in Mozart's life and work. The tour is divided into 16 stages with an average length of 50 kilometres. This makes it possible to organise the tour flexibly according to personal fitness and interests. The route leads through a varied landscape, from idyllic lake landscapes to impressive mountain panoramas, and offers cyclists the opportunity to discover cultural and historical treasures.

Tauern cycle path: the beauty of Salzburger Land

  • Length: 270 km (total distance Salzburg - Krimml)
  • Duration: multi-day tour (depending on stage planning)
  • Elevation metres: 600 m (cumulative on the Salzburg - Krimml route)
  • Level of difficulty: medium

The Tauern Cycle Path is one of the most beautiful cycle paths in Austria and leads from the city of Salzburg to Krimml in the Hohe Tauern National Park. If you don't want to cycle the whole route, the section from Salzburg to Zell am See is a wonderful one or two-day tour. Experience the natural beauty of Salzburger Land, pass through picturesque villages and enjoy the majestic mountain scenery.

Your ideal starting point: city Hotel Scherer

From an easy city tour to a challenging multi-day tour - the city Hotel Scherer is the ideal starting point for your cycle tours through Salzburg and the surrounding Salzburg region. Thanks to our central location, the most beautiful cycle paths in the region are within easy reach and with our special bike service you are well prepared for your tours.

Start your unforgettable cycle tour through Salzburg and the Salzburger Land region from the city Hotel Scherer. Book your cycling experience now or make a non-binding inquiry.

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