Cycling and Biking
Salzburg is one of the most cyclist-friendly cities in Austria. A perfect network of bike paths and outstanding infrastructure excite you with the prospect of exploring the City of Mozart and its countless green spaces by bicycle.
The network of bike paths in Salzburg is over 180 kilometers long. Most of those paths are on the banks of the River Salzach, as well as through parks and along idyllic tree-lined lanes. Aside from small repair stations and practical “bike boxes” for storing your bicycle securely, the City of Mozart also boasts bike-friendly hotels in all categories. And more and more accommodation providers are offering their own bikes for guests to borrow.
Discovering Salzburg by bicycle
Cyclists can enjoy a leisurely bike ride along both sides of the River Salzach. Hellbrunner Allee, which is closed to automobile traffic, leads you out to Hellbrunn palace, with its famous trick fountains and adjacent zoo. Some bike routes allow you to explore outlying areas of the city as well as more distant regions. A detailed route description for 25 bicycle tours that are ideal for families as well as “Sunday cyclists” can be found in “City Bike Guide Salzburg” (available at bookstores).
Long-Distance Bike Routes through Salzburg
The Tauern Bike Path (175 kilometers), which comes from Oberndorf to the north, runs along the banks of the River Salzach in the direction of Hallein, Golling and Krimml. The Mozart Bike Tour is a 450 km-long ride through Salzburger Land and Bavaria. The Salzkammergut Bike Tour treats riders to magical views of 13 different lakes along its 345 km route. And close to the city, the Gaisberg, Heuberg and Untersberg all offer beautiful-yet-challenging trails for mountain bikers.