On two wheels you experience nature from a new perspective. You are faster than on foot, but never too fast so that you have time to take in the beauty of your surroundings. Forests, lakes, alpine pastures, mountains and valleys make Austria the perfect backdrop for your holiday by bike. No matter whether you enjoy riding an e-bike or prefer to push your limits with a road bike or mountain bike: thousands of kilometres of trails are available in Austria for all types of cycling. E-bike rentals, charging stations, shops and service facilities ensure that you can enjoy a carefree cycling holiday in Austria.
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"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus, you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.”
E-biking and cycling in Austria
The bike tours in Austria are as varied as the country itself. In Zell am See, for example, you can enjoy a relaxed ride around Lake Zell. If you are looking for longer trip, you can also get on the Tauern Cycle Path here. This path is 300 kilometers long from the Krimml waterfalls via Bruck an der Glocknerstraße to Passau. In the Saalbach Hinterglemm region you can cycle the 720 kilometers of cycle routes of varying difficulty levels, which also offers you an introduction to the Tauern Cycle Path.
Fieberbrunn offers 144 cycling routes for active holidaymakers.
The limestone cycle path is considered to be particularly promising. It leads past the beautiful Pillersee, is a total of 42 kilometers long, but is mostly flat. The Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis scores with an extensive range of family-friendly cycle paths and special e-bike routes. An online tool (LINK) helps with the planning of your bike tour. On the shores of Lake Achensee and in the surrounding valleys, everyone who likes to take their time can stop for a rest or a snack and go again. For example, the 14-kilometre-long trip to the Gramai Alm, which leads through the Karwendel Alpine Park is very popular.
Cycling is so healthy
Cycling makes you happy, as anyone who regularly jumps on a bike can testify. But why is that? The rhythmic movement relaxes and reduces stress hormones just after 15 minutes. After half an hour the so called, happy hormones of dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins are released. In addition, there is the wonderful countryside and nature which has a calming effect. Furthermore, regular cycling can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attack by half.