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Top 10 cycling routes around Inn-Salzach in Bavaria

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Top 10 cycling routes around Inn-Salzach in Bavaria

Bike Touring Collection by Tourismusregion Inn-Salzach

10

Tours

32:29 h

306 mi

13,450 ft

The Upper Bavarian region on the Inn and Salzach rivers combines world-famous sights, impressive natural spectacles, and idyllic gems in the south of Germany. A bike trip through the region includes countless historical treasures and cultural sites. To help you explore, a network of 930 miles (1,500 km) of bike paths runs through the Inn-Salzach region, with 24 themed routes to choose from. These routes guide you through this diverse region: along rivers, over hills, and through forests and meadows. An exciting museum, a shaded beer garden or refreshing swimming lake is also never far away.

In this Collection, we present ten of the 24 themed tours. You can discover the Inn-Salzach region from your saddle and experience the unique combination of nature and culture including: the longest castle complex in Europe; a Renaissance moated castle; babbling brooks; idyllic swimming lakes; quaint inns; and lively town squares with colorful facades.
The routes cater to every ability and fitness level so you can enjoy a day on your bike whether you are riding as a family or with your sporty cycling team.

You can reach the starting points of most of the routes directly by train or by bike (just a few minutes riding from the nearest train station). Although you spend a lot of time in quiet nature, the next inn, farm café or restaurant is never far away. In addition, there is a range of accommodation with the warm hospitality for which Upper Bavaria is so well known. You might want to stay longer in the region to ride several of the stages.

The Inn-Salzach region has received the highest award from the German Cyclists’ Federation (ADFC) and is certified as a cycling travel region!

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Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    03:54
    38.9 mi
    10.0 mph
    1,375 ft
    1,375 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    A Bundwerkstadl is a rural farm building that was built using a masterly wooden construction. Here, beams are built diagonally one above the other or in a grid shape. In Upper Bavaria, the beams are particularly rich in shape and partly colored. On this round tour we will show you seven Bundwerkstadl, including the “most beautiful Bundwerkstadl in Germany” in Gallersöd.

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  • Difficult
    03:53
    34.2 mi
    8.8 mph
    1,025 ft
    1,000 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    It is best to start this tour on a warm summer day and pack your bathing clothes. Because on your 60-kilometer tour you drive past three great swimming lakes. A special treat: there are sunbathing areas, kiosks and changing rooms on all three lakes. It starts in Neuötting, a few minutes by bike from Altötting train station. You start straight to the Inn and cycle along the river on the beautiful Inn cycle path.

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  • Intermediate
    02:38
    22.5 mi
    8.5 mph
    800 ft
    800 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    This tour is a journey through time into the last ice age, because the history of the earth comes to life on the Inn. It starts in Kraiburg. If you …

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  • Intermediate
    02:11
    21.9 mi
    10.0 mph
    575 ft
    575 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    If the desire for exercise grips you during work and your calves tingle shortly after work, it is high time for a bike tour. This is optimal so that you …

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  • Difficult
    03:05
    29.0 mi
    9.4 mph
    1,825 ft
    1,850 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    On this tour we show you the pretty town of Haag in Upper Bavaria and the wonderfully hilly landscape all around. In the middle of Haag is the castle with its striking tower. From there you drive a round on narrow streets through quiet villages. Again and again a wonderful panorama opens up to you, partly up to the Alpine ridge.

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  • Difficult
    05:59
    54.1 mi
    9.0 mph
    2,600 ft
    2,400 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The colorful facades, stately baroque churches and Mediterranean town squares are typical of the architectural style on the Inn and on the Salzach. The magnificent buildings are witnesses of the time when Inn and Salzach were important trade routes. On the ArchitekTour you cycle from Burghausen an der Salzach to Wasserburg am Inn and discover the region's most beautiful architectural delicacies.

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  • Intermediate
    02:44
    26.0 mi
    9.5 mph
    1,200 ft
    1,200 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The focus of this tour is the Isen River. It is 81 kilometers long, has its source at Maitenbeth and flows into the Inn at Winhöring. You start this tour in Ampfing and thanks to the undulating terrain you always have a beautiful view of the Isental with its numerous church towers.About halfway through the town of Schwindegg. There you can fortify yourself in a café and visit the romantic Renaissance moated castle.

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  • Difficult
    02:01
    19.6 mi
    9.7 mph
    1,100 ft
    1,100 ft
    Expert bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

    On this short and crisp tour you circle the "Tuscany of Upper Bavaria", as the Gattergebirge is called. The start and end point is Schwindegg, which you can reach by …

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  • Difficult
    03:40
    36.9 mi
    10.1 mph
    1,675 ft
    1,700 ft
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Mühldorf was once an important trading town on the Inn. The splendid town square and the many railway lines that lead to Mühldorf testify to this. Your advantage is that …

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  • Intermediate
    02:24
    22.4 mi
    9.4 mph
    1,275 ft
    1,275 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The Celts and Romans already settled in the mystical Altötting woodland. And the area has still preserved its originality. You will notice this especially when you cycle on the fertile …

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    10
  • Distance
    306 mi
  • Duration
    32:29 h
  • Elevation
    13,450 ft

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