Cyclists are particularly welcome in Salzburg: Numerous signposted cycle paths lead through the city and along the banks of the Salzach. No wonder, then, that the city of Mozart has already received several awards as Austria's most bicycle-friendly city. But also in the surrounding area you will find great cycle paths across wide meadows, through beautiful avenues and through dense forests. A perfect bike ride takes you from one of the idyllic surrounding towns through the picturesque landscape into the historic center of Salzburg - in this way you combine nature, activity, and culture.
We have selected eight rides from the surrounding towns of Bergheim, Wals-Siezenheim, Grödig, Elixhausen, Elsbethen, Anthering, Eugendorf and Großmaign to take you to the most beautiful sights in the old town of Salzburg. The venerable city has a lot to offer: Castles, fortresses, narrow alleys of the old town, classic airplanes and Austria's largest private brewery await you. Each of the Tours starts in one of Salzburg's surrounding towns and leads you along beautiful cycle paths into the city.
Thanks to well-developed cycle paths and little ascent, these are real pleasure rides. Just choose your favorite route, hop on your bike and enjoy Salzburg and its surroundings.
Find more information about cycling in Salzburg here: salzburg.info/de/reiseinfos/anreise-verkehr/radfahren
On this small cycle tour you will cycle from Bergheim up to the famous pilgrimage church Maria Plain. You start on the village road in Bergheim and cycle past the small church slowly uphill to the Plainberg.Once at the top you have a fantastic view of Salzburg and the Alps. After visiting the pilgrimage church, you can take a rest at the inn.From there it goes through the small town of Plain-Kemating down to the Salzach and on the riverside path into the city. Here you can let your eyes wander, especially the fortress Hohensalzburg you will like. Then it goes along the Salzach back to Bergheim.#enjoyBergheim
One of the most beautiful ways to reach the Mozart city of Salzburg from Eugendorf is via the Ischlerbahn route. The route of the narrow-gauge railway connecting the city of Salzburg with the town of Bad Ischl, located in the Salzkammergut, became famous because its majesty Emperor Franz Joseph I used it to reach his summer residence. From 1894 onwards a railway ran for more than sixty years along green meadows, crystal-clear lakes and impressive mountains.After the train was dismantled, this picturesque route was fortunately opened to cyclists and pedestrians, connecting the Mozart city of Salzburg with Eugendorf.
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Elsbethen is located south of Salzburg directly at the foot of the mountain Mühlstein. From there, the cycle path leads you comfortably on the Salzach shore into the city center of Salzburg.The bike paths on both sides of the river are excellently developed and you already have a great view on the sights of Salzburg when driving into the city.At the Mozartsteg you cross the river and reach the old town. In addition to the narrow streets and the cathedral worth a detour to the huge fortress Hohensalzburg, which sits lonely above the city.After you have explored the old town extensively, it goes on the banks of the Salzach back to Elsbethen.
If you are looking for a change between your alpine adventures, then this bike tour is just right for you. In particular, aviation fans and motosport freaks come here at their expense.You start in Wals-Siezenheim and cycle along the Schwarzenberg barracks towards Salzburg airport. Through a long underpass you pass under the airfield and reach Hangar 7 on the other side. In this unique aircraft museum, you can admire all sorts of historic planes, helicopters and Formula 1 cars. The big difference to other aircraft museums: All aircraft are fully operational and regularly attend flight exhibitions around the world.After visiting Hangar 7, head towards Salzburg city center. Countless cafes and restaurants await you in the old town before you cycle to the Richterhöhe and enjoy the unique view. On the way back it goes back under the airport back to Wals-Siezenheim.
For lovers of old castles and palaces Salzburg has much to offer. The Mirabell Palace with its magnificent garden is clearly one of the highlights in Mozart's city.From the Romantikhotel Gmachl in Elixhausen you cycle towards the mission house Maria Sorg. At Lengfelden you change at the underpass the road side and drive through the Fischach along Bergheim and on to the Salzach.Contrary to the river you cycle on the excellent bike path along the Salzach into the city center of Salzburg. Opposite the old town you finally reach the Mirabell Palace. If you like, you can go for a walk through the streets of the old town before driving back along the Salzach River.On the way back you finally leave the Salzach and follow the path below the Plainberg back to Elixhausen.
Grödig is the gateway to the Untersberg by cable car. Many tourists from Salzburg travel to the small town to drive from there to the legendary summit or to climb. But a bike ride is worth it in the other direction.You start at the parish park in Grödig and cycle towards the artificial alpine canal, which leads directly to Salzburg. The bike path leads you under the highway and along a small forest along to Leopoldskroner pond. From there it goes directly to the old town of Salzburg with its narrow streets, the magnificent cathedral and the impressive fortress.After a stroll through the old town, you will cross the Karolinen bridge to the cycle path on the banks of the Salzach. Cozy it goes along the river bank to the Königsseecheche. Along the Ache you will cycle to St. Leonhard, from where mountain lovers can take the cable car up to the Untersberg.From here it is only a short distance along the Almkanal to the starting point in Grödig.
The Salzburger Stieglbrauerei is the largest private brewery in Austria. In the Stiegl Brauwelt and the associated museum, you can inform yourself comprehensively about the history of the brewery and the process of brewing beer. Coming from Anthering, the bike tour to the brewery is a nice trip through the Salzburg countryside.You start at the village square in Anthering and cycle comfortably towards the train station. There it goes under the railway tracks and shortly afterwards you reach the Antheringer Au. Through the extensive forest area, it continues to the Salzach. Along the riverside path you drive into Salzburg.After passing the motorway, cross the river Salzach on the Traklsteg and continue along the Glan to the brewery. After your tour through the brewing world, you will travel through Salzburg back to the Salzach. You follow the river to Bergheim, where you finally leave the Uferweg and drive past the Freibad Bergxi back to Anthering.
Your bike tour starts in the small resort Großgmain at the foot of the Unterberg. On good bike paths it goes out of the village, you pass Hinterreit and then cycle parallel to the road across meadows and through forests.On your tour to Salzburg you will reach the idyllic Freilichmuseum Salzburg after just five kilometers. For a visit, you should plan about three hours. Of course, you can also visit the museum on your return journey.You cycle through the green Salzburg suburb of Leopoldskroner Moos and soon after you reach the old town. Here you can take a break in one of the many cafes and restaurants before you start the return journey.On the way back you cycle comfortably over the Hellbrunner Allee to the pleasure palace Hellbrunn in the south of Salzburg. From there it goes a bit over meadows and fields and then you cycle on the same stretch of your way back to Großgmain.