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Schöffel Biketrips — riverside bike trails in Austria

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Schöffel Biketrips — riverside bike trails in Austria

Bike Touring Collection by Schöffel Sportbekleidung

3

Tours

88:28 h

845 mi

23,425 ft

Rivers have always fascinated people.Trickling springs can become raging torrents. Floods cause catastrophe and, as natural borders, rivers have often been the scene of battles. On the other hand, rivers also create fertile lands alongside and they’re not only borders but also important trade routes. It’s no coincidence that, since ancient times, communities have settled along estuaries, fords and river mouths.

There’s always something to discover along rivers: medieval towns, stunning bridges and mighty fortresses to name a few. And beyond that, these watercourses create unique landscapes. Sometimes a river squeezes through a narrow corset of gorges, sometimes it flows leisurely through a broad plain to create idyllic floodplain landscapes. With islands, meanders and cliffs, rivers are prized for their incredible features.

The best way to explore rivers and their surroundings is by bike. In the past 50 years, much has improved for cycling infrastructure and you can concentrate fully on enjoying the diverse landscapes. All you really need to do is choose your route.

To make it easier for you, in this Collection we’ve put together three beautiful riverside cycle paths in Austria. The Tauern Cycle Path begins at the foot of the Großglockner and leads you through a picture-book panorama via Salzburg to the city of Passau. This is also where the Innradweg ends, which begins high in the Swiss Alps. In the south of Austria, the Drau Cycle Path awaits, which you follow from Italy via Carinthia and Slovenia all the way to Croatia. No matter which of the three routes you choose, a fantastic Tour alongside Austria's rivers awaits you.

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    Tauern Cycle Path — riverside bike trails in Austria

    Difficult
    19:28
    195 mi
    10.0 mph
    5,150 ft
    7,675 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The Tauernradweg leads across the Salzburgerland and further along the Inn to Passau. You will be accompanied almost continuously by a landscape where every view is suitable as a postcard motif.

    

    Austrian clichés are often used: snow-capped mountains, babbling rivers that flow through narrow gorges and

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  • Difficult
    31:41
    311 mi
    9.8 mph
    8,250 ft
    11,800 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Quite inconspicuously, almost modestly, a brook ripples in the valley between Dobbiaco and San Candido in South Tyrol. Here is the source of the Drau, which flows through or at least touches six countries before it flows into the Danube.

    

    500 varied kilometers await you, which you can follow by bike to

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  • Difficult
    37:19
    339 mi
    9.1 mph
    10,025 ft
    15,000 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    From the babbling mountain stream in the eternal ice, the Inn turns into a raging torrent over the course of its more than 500 kilometers. Mighty nature and unique culture accompany his way from the source in the Engadin to the mouth in the Danube.

    

    The Inn offers the ideal backdrop for a fascinating bike

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    3
  • Distance
    845 mi
  • Duration
    88:28 h
  • Elevation
    23,425 ft

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