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National Parc Hohetauern

Biking Paradise – endorphin rushes and magnificent scenery

Cyclists and mountain bikers in the Hohe Tauern National Park Vacation Region, are assured of a broad selection of routes, together with panoramas that are simply magical. Lonely high-mountain valleys with refreshing mountain tarns and broad valley floors, steep mountainsides and gentle grass mountains – just a few examples of the splendid settings which await you. Whatever cyclists may seek – be that a leisurely family excursion, an enjoyable scenic tour, a challenging high-mountain adventure with an exciting trail descent, along with rustic Alpine huts for those moments when you’re ready for a well-earned break and refreshments – in and around the Hohe Tauern National Park, they are sure to find exactly what they’ve been hoping for.  Choose from more than 1,000 kilometres of well-marked mountain-bike routes and cycle paths!  And if biking alone is not enough, the peaks of the Hohe Tauern offer a unique opportunity to push on by foot, ever onwards and upwards.  With your bike a couple of hours behind you down the trail, you’ll find yourself in those brisker elevations where you can soak in the views of the Hohe Tauern National Park’s 3,000-metre peaks - quickly grasping that you have nudged considerably closer to the heavens themselves. A stop at a rustic hut, sampling delicious hill cheeses and looking over the shoulder of the farmer’s wife as she goes about her work, are also integral elements of the whole experience.

The area surrounding Austria’s tallest mountain, the Grossglockner, is a veritable El Dorado for nature lovers and Alpine enthusiasts, demanding top-notch performances from hobby and pro bikers alike.  The big annual biking event is the “Glocknerkönig Classic”, a true highlight of the biking season, slated this year for June 4. After the mountain stage along one of the most beautiful scenic roads in all the Alps, the “King of the Glockner” will be crowned (highest point of the race: 2,500 m).  Very much leaving his mark on this year’s International Cycling Week from  July 1 – 8, is the winner of the 1976 Tour de France and 6-time king of the mountains, Belgian cyclist Lucien van Impe.  At the Top Race in Uttendorf on July 15, triathletes will get to test their mettle.  A 600-metre swim, 19 km mountain-bike ride and 5.5 km mountain run, before reaching the finish line at the Rudolfshütte Alpine Center (elev. 2,315 m). There are so many adventures to be had for cyclists here in the region which encompasses the Hohe Tauern National Park!  We hope you’ll go ahead and order our free maps, informational material and touring tips.

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Whether you prefer the steep uphill challenges of biking amid pristine Alpine valleys, or the more leisurely experience of pedaling along the Tauern Cycle Path – the cyclist-friendly establishments of the Hohe Tauern National Park Vacation Region provide the ideal extra-special-something for your individually tailored biking vacation.
With our detailed maps and route descriptions, plus a lodging referral service to cyclist-friendly establishments, we are proud to open the gateway to a cycling vacation that knows no bounds.

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Dr. Heinz Schaden,
Mayor of the City of Salzburg

In Salzburg cycling is very popular. The bicycle is the most favoured means of transportation in the population, the network of cycle paths is one of the most densely structured throughout Austria. Additionally professional cycling is quite significant too. Thus I am especially pleased that we succeeded in our bid to host the 2006 Road World Championships in Salzburg. The World Championships as one of the biggest sport events, taking place on venues all over world and each year, is an important multiplicator for race cycling and an unforgettable event for the fans of cycling – hence the preparations run at full speed. Already now I am looking forward to the competitions and the finishes in the heart of our city!

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