Biking & Cycling
Mountain, road or leisure biking, Austria is a real gem when it comes to bike breaks and its fantastic infrastructure ensures a wide range of options for all.
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Need to Know
- Certified bike hotels offer services especially for cyclists, from special athletes’ breakfasts, tips and information relevant for cyclists and mountain bikers to bike-related services such as store rooms and repairs.
- Almost all local trains provide a luggage van to transport your bike. For long-distance trains (IC or EC), look for bicycle symbols next to the train number. You will need an additional ticket to transport your bike in the luggage van.
Perfect for Mountain Bikers
With more than 720 km of mountain biking trails, 480 km of valley cycle paths for more relaxed tours, a top-rated biking park, biking schools and bike-friendly infrastructure, Saalfelden Leogang is the ultimate biking paradise in SalzburgerLand.
The neighbouring region of Saalbach Hinterglemm also offers a wide network of clearly signed bike trails (more than 400 km) for all levels of ability. The Joker Card (included in your stay at designated partner hotels) gives you free or discounted entry to many attractions in the region, including cableways that transport you and your bike to the top of the mountain.
Perfect for Leisure Cyclists
Said to be the most popular and beautiful cycling path in Europe, the Danube Cycling Path stretches out over 370 km along the Danube riverside – from Passau through the beautiful landscape of the Upper Danube valley via Linz all the way to Vienna.
This easy cycling path can be done in stages, is excellently signposted and largely traffic-free, making it ideal for families.
Cycle through the Wachau region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its wine, and spot magnificent buildings like the UNESCO Melk Abbey in Melk along the way. Enjoy the view from the ruins of Dürnstein fortress overlooking the picturesque village of the same name and discover outstanding museums in Linz, the 2009 European Capital of Culture.
Best Times to Travel
Summer: May to October
Getting there & around
Airports: Fly to Austria in just two hours from most major British airports. Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruck are the biggest Austrian airports, with neighbouring Munich a good option too.
Railway: ÖBB Austrian Railways offers well developed national and regional connections.