Looking for the most beautiful bike paths in Austria? Explore Gastein Valley by bicycle or E-bike.
During a vacation, it feels so good being able to leave your car back at the hotel. In Gastein, most restaurants and spas are within walking distance of where you are staying. If you ever have the urge to take an excursion deeper into the valley, it couldn't be easier - take a bike trip with your whole family. Located along the path are lots of different sights where you will probably want to dismount and explore, including Klammstein Castle and the Gastein Museum. And you don't have to lug along your own bicycle from home either. Simply rent out a bicycle, E-bike, children's bike or mountain bike at one of the local bike-rental businesses and marvel at Gastein from high on your saddle.
If you prefer something faster, more exhilarating and challenging, one of the mountain bike tours through Gastein will definitely be "just what the doctor ordered"!
The Gastein Bike Path leads through the entire valley, from Dorfgastein to Bad Gastein. The path begins flat and takes you, in parts, along the banks of the Gasteiner Ache. Hear the rush of the water and feel the cooling breezes. The stage from Bad Hofgastein to Bad Gastein climbs steadily, gradually gaining 200 vertical meters. For a more leisurely ride, we would suggest renting out an E-bike. Plus, the other cyclists will be quite astonished as you cruise past them on the steeper sections. In every town, you will come across numerous restaurants and cafés, all of which invite you to pause and enjoy a few refreshments. Stroll through the pedestrian zones and explore the shops, where you are sure to find a souvenir or two to take home with you.
Are you crossing the Alps by bicycle and riding via the Ciclovia Alps-Adriatic Route from Salzburg to Italy? If so, you will also get to know bike-friendly Gastein first hand. The second stage runs from Bischofshofen, through the Klammstein Bike Tunnel, then the length of Gastein Valley as far as Bad Gastein, where you will find numerous hotels to spend the night and rest. If your legs are already getting heavy and tired, simply find accommodations in Dorfgastein or Bad Hofgastein. Visit one of the spa resorts and treat yourself to a massage. Afterwards, your legs will feel lighter than air, you'll be totally recovered and eager to set out on the next stage. If you ever encounter a technical issue with your bike, there's no cause to worry either: Our area bike shops are always happy to help. The next morning, an 11-minute train ride will transport you and your bike to Carinthia. Back in the saddle again, 6 more stages will finally bring you to Grado on the Adriatic, where you will more than have earned a wonderful plate of spaghetti.
Tip: Never forget your sun block, which you should apply regularly, and bring along plenty of water to drink. Always have a full water bottle with you. If it's empty, Mother Nature is there to assist: The water in Gastein's lakes, springs and streams is pure enough to drink.