Fantastic Cycle routes in and around Austria

This cycling blog article information,  comes mainly from the radtouren / Austrian Cycle touring website, and this link gives further information on the many route options.

To add to your route options and to find suggested localized rides take  a look at at the Bikemap website, it also has the added option that you can add your own route to record your travels.

There are over 20 recognized long distance, cycles routes in Austria, and this article sets out  14 suggested cycles routes in and around Austria, the journey's in total cover 1000's of miles of possibilities.  Contrary to some peoples thoughts, Austria is fantastic for cycling, with fantastic scenery, well thought and mapped cycling routes.  Great food and plenty of friendly biker / cycling places  to stop, with the added benefit of courteous drivers.
The OBB Austrian railways are equally geared up for the transport of bikes. So it is possible to get a lift to the head of a valley and cycle in an easier manner!!
For example the Tauern cycle route starts at Krimml  after a train ride up from Zell am See, the route then continues down to Salzburg and then on to Passau, from there you can pick up on the Danube Cycle path and for the determined head on for Budapest!
For those who like one of the European ultimate cycling challenges, it  is the climb over the Grobglockner / Grossglockner a high alpine mountain  pass to sort out the men from the boys! with it rising to 2505 metres on paved roads, think of the ride back down!!

DANUBE CYCLE PATH - The Stream that connects Europe

To cycle along Danube River is a pleasure for the whole family. Along the river, one rides on a slightly inclining path from Passau to Vienna and the Austrian border near Hainburg. This tour is:-  click on the above link to find out more  ........
Passau (or Schärding) - Wien (or Bratislava) 434 km (325 km to Vienna)

DRAU CYCLE PATH - Through Austria's Sunny South

The unique Drau Cycle Path follows the Drau River through the untouched nature landscapes of the lofty Lienz Dolomites, leading past beautiful little towns and villages to the warm and crystal-clear:- click on the above link to find out more  ........
Toblach - Marburg 366km




ENNS CYCLE PATH - The Grand River Cycling Trip

The Enns Cycle Path is an outstanding and unforgettable 252 kilometres long adventure that takes cyclists through spectacular mountains, emerald green lakes, and dense forests.
Flachau (Gasthofalm) - Enns 252 km

GRENZLAND CYCLE PATH - Across Mysterious Mühlviertel Grenzlandweg

North of the Danube there’s a mysterious place of awesome natural beauty to discover, Upper Austria's Muehlviertel. Rolling plains, densely wooded highlands and lush meadows are interspersed with rock -click on the above link to find out more  ..........
Kramesau an der Donau - Neustift/Upper Austria or Arbesbach/Lower Austria 194 km





The Inn Cycle Path is 517 kilometers long and follows the River Inn from its source on Maloja Pass, Switzerland, through Austria’s Tyrol and to Passau, Germany. In its journey the Inn passes through a:-  click on the above link to find out more  ........
Maloja/Engadin - Passau 517 km 




MUR CYCLE PATH - From lofty Mountains to bubbling Mineral Springs

The most versatile cycle path of Austria starts in mountainous and sun-drenched Lungau area, where Mur River, a small but wild brook, and the cycle route are somewhat steep. What concerns contrasts it click on the above link to find out more.......
Muhr - Bad Radkersburg 365 km


Explore the sunny side of Austria on a stunning 500K network of cycle paths and trails
(38 kilometers on Hungarian territory); almost completely flat, this tour is especially recommended
for families





ROMAN CYCLE PATH - Cycling into Roman Times

History comes to life and becomes comprehensible along the Roman Cycle Path. Pedaling from Passau to Attersee Lake and Wels (and on to Enns as of 2009), you’ll pass by Roman excavation sites, on the above link to find out more  .........
Passau (or Schärding) - Attersee or Enns 242 km


Cycling and mountain biking are the favourite sports in the Salzburg Sports World—if there isn’t any snow! In the summer, the Salzburg Sports World ensures you will enjoy a cycle experience that will .click on the above link to find out more  ........ 1,000km, 600km of which are recommended for mountain bikers


Salzkammergut straddles the border between the three Austrian provinces of Salzburg, Styria, and Upper Austria. Blessed with an inspiring landscape that includes a magical mountain world and unfathomable click on the above link to find out more  ..........
345km long; there are many interesting places to visit throughout Salzkammergut Lake District (involving another 300km). The path joins various other cycling routes, enabling shorter trips as well. 

    TAUERN CYCLE PATH - Cycling with Friends

See amazing scenery, experience peace, and solitude whilst riding along Salzach and Saalach Rivers on the Tauern Cycle Path, visiting old castles, and palaces passing through historical rural villages.
Krimml - Passau 310 km

Tauern Cycle route, nearly down hill all the way!!



Since its opening in June 2007, Traisental Cycle Path has become one of the most popular cycling routes of the Lower Austrian Mostviertel District.
Traismauer (Danube Cycle Path) - Mariazell 111 km

VIA CLAUDIA AUGUSTA - A Jewel of a Cycle Path

In former times, the Via Claudia Augusta started at Altinum Port near Italy’s Venice and leads via Reschen Pass, Landeck, Imst, and Fern Pass to Donauwoerth by the Blue Danube.
Donauwörth (Bayern) - Altino near Venice / Ostiglia approx. 700 km





VIENNA - Joy of Life and a Creative Scene

The unforgettable ending or irresistible stop of your tour along the Danube Cycle Path is the Austrian capital, Vienna, with its countless sights to visit. Beautiful art of bygone eras, innovative:- click on the above link to find out more.......

Kaprun - Zell am See are great places for a cycle holiday, they sit at the junction of 6 major valleys, so many different route options to consider. The Tauern cycle route,  also  goes through this beautiful area.

Looking for somewhere to stay for 3-9 people? With the benefit of three bedrooms and three bath / shower rooms. For further information please see Austria Holiday Apartment - Kaprun 

It has the benefit of a secure basement cycle storage area.

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