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The ten most awesome road bike routes around Salzburg

The ten most awesome road bike routes around Salzburg

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10

Tours

42:35 h

484 mi

35,850 ft

Salzburg has more to offer than merely Mozart. With its close proximity to a mighty mountain range as well as the beauty to be found in the Berchtesgaden national park, Salzburg is a true paradise for cyclists—and it’s about time you paid a visit.

If you’re here just for a short time, stick to the city streets and follow the ‘Heuberg’, the ‘Gaisberg’, or ride the ‘Touri Runde’. If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, however, head outside of the city limits—and straight into some of the most demanding yet rewarding Highlights you’ll ever earn on two wheels. And although flat routes might be rather scarce around the city, the options to cool off in a lake or to enjoy beautiful views await all who brave the straights—as well as ‘Kaiserschmarrn’ and the beautiful Salzkammergut for those looking to live the life of a Kaiser, if only for a short time.

While these 10 Tours don’t cover everything Salzburg has to offer, they certainly provide a great introduction. And if you’re looking to expand your experience, you can also combine two or more Tours together to make the fun last even longer.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    02:58
    30.4 mi
    10.3 mph
    3,600 ft
    3,600 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Whether fast Feierabendrunde or pleasure exit, the Kombo Heuberg and Gaisberg is always easy.

    

    Especially nice is this round in the evening, where the evening sun makes every vantage point an absolute highlight.

    

    Along the Salzach it goes towards the old Ischl railway line, which today serves as a bike path

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  • Difficult
    07:34
    93.5 mi
    12.3 mph
    5,375 ft
    5,375 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Between Salzburg and Bad Ischl there was a railway connection from 1893 to 1957, to which even a song was dedicated:

    

    

    

    

    At the beginning you follow the Ischlerbahntrasse, which today serves as a cycle path and represents an ideal connection to the Salzkammergut

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  • Difficult
    04:29
    44.8 mi
    10.0 mph
    4,475 ft
    4,475 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    A very special highlight is located in the Berchtesgaden Alps in the south of Salzburg: the Rossfeld scenic road. The way there via the already known side roads, past the Hellbrunn Palace and Hellbrunner Allee.

    

    Which of the two possible driveways you choose is always a matter of taste. This round, however

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  • Difficult
    03:42
    47.0 mi
    12.7 mph
    3,075 ft
    3,075 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    In the first half of this round one highlight chases the next one and you collect diligently height meters - no wonder, because in Salzburgerland it is always uphill.

    

    First you drive along the Salzach south to Glasenbach and continue on the idyllic Höhenwaldstraße to Hinterwinkl. After this first ascent

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  • Difficult
    05:24
    64.9 mi
    12.0 mph
    5,500 ft
    5,500 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    At the latest after you have ticked off the Rossfeld scenic road, you also want to explore the neighboring Berchtesgadener Land. Because there are not only impressive summits like the Watzmann, but countless beautiful roads, steep climbs and picturesque lakes waiting for you.

    

    As well as on the way to

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  • Intermediate
    04:04
    51.1 mi
    12.6 mph
    2,775 ft
    2,775 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The district of Flachgau in the north of Salzburg does not live up to its name. As this round shows, you can also collect neat altitude meters and enjoy wonderful views of the Salzburger Land and the many lakes.

    

    The height profile of the "Flachgau Achters" is rather wavy and recorded only four relatively

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  • Intermediate
    03:32
    32.2 mi
    9.1 mph
    2,400 ft
    2,400 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    If you are ever in Salzburg, you should also explore the city and its attractions in the immediate vicinity. And although the Gaisberg, one of the local mountains of Salzburg, should never be missed, this round is dedicated to the "smaller" highlights - which are still there.

    

    The first highlight is located

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  • Intermediate
    03:06
    34.2 mi
    11.0 mph
    2,275 ft
    2,275 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The Högl in neighboring Bavaria is and remains a perfect spot for cyclists. Whether mountain bikers, downhillers, cyclocrossers or racing cyclists - there is something for everyone. The selection of trails, roads and forest roads is huge. This round is certainly a classic among racing cyclists and especially

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  • Intermediate
    02:39
    29.1 mi
    10.9 mph
    1,825 ft
    1,825 ft
    Intermediate road ride. Good fitness required. Mostly well-paved surfaces and easy to ride.

    The Haunsberg in the north of Salzburg is ideal for a fast lap. In the evening it is a good place to enjoy the sunset. On the other hand, early risers can watch the sun kiss one mountain after another on the horizon.

    

    Even if the approach via Salzachradweg is rather unspectacular, the driveway is all the

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  • Difficult
    05:06
    56.7 mi
    11.1 mph
    4,550 ft
    4,550 ft
    Expert road ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Southeast of Salzburg is the Trattberg, which can be wonderfully connected with the rise up to St. Koloman. Even if the way there is a bit unspectacular, the two climbs and the view of the Dachstein are all the more beautiful.

    

    Once you have reached St. Koloman, after a short descent, turn off into a beautiful

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    484 mi
  • Duration
    42:35 h
  • Elevation
    35,850 ft

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