Inn Bike Path from Maloja to Passau R3
- Suitable for families
- culinary interesting
- culturally interesting
- Multi-day tour
- Possible accommodation
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Upper Austria - baroque, colorful natural spectacles between the Danube, Inn and Salzach rivers
The Austrian province of Upper Austria encompasses many different adventure areas. In the area of the Inn Cycle Path, there are three regions. They all border Bavaria and span between the Danube, Inn and Salzach rivers.
s'Entdeckerviertel is an exciting mixture of city and countryside. For example, the historic town of Braunau am Inn and the Lower Inn European Reserve. Braunau impresses with its historic old town with the Gothic town square, narrow alleys and imposing buildings such as the town parish church with the highest towers in Austria. You should not miss the historic bathing hall in the medieval bathing museum!
The Innviertel impresses with its untouched nature, honest cuisine and down-to-earthness. Cycling and hiking are the best things to do here. For a visit to the Therme Geinberg you can risk a few kilometers off the Innradweg.
Schärding am Inn is a pearl. The baroque town on the Inn has a lot to offer. First, the famous Silberzeile, a row of colorful houses on the town square that once belonged to wealthy merchants - the colors indicated the guilds. Furthermore, several city gates, fountains, churches, the Old Inn Bridge or enchanting parks, just to name a few. Impressive also another jewel directly on the river: the moated castle Neuhaus on the Bavarian bank of the Inn. As part of the Danube region in Upper Austria, Schärding also opens the gateway to an incredibly moving region.
The Innradweg is an impressive 517 kilometers long. In the Innviertel region - between Braunau and Schärding - it rewards cyclists with particularly beautiful views of the river landscape.
The cycle path leads from the source of the Inn at the Maloja Pass in the Swiss Engadine through Bavaria and Tyrol to Upper Austria and on to the confluence of the river with the Danube near Passau. On Innviertel territory, the path presents itself flat throughout and is thus also ideally suited for families. Relaxation is guaranteed in any case, as the "R3" runs through one of the most beautiful floodplain landscapes in Austria.
Nature experience in the Au
For a rest on this side of the border, the Frauenstein Castle near Mining is a good place to stop. A dip in the bathing lake in Mühlheim am Inn is also refreshing before continuing on. In the "European Reserve Lower Inn", a diverse flora and fauna awaits the cyclists. In recent years, 300 bird species alone have been counted here. Many of these feathered friends make a stopover here on their flight south. The viewing platform in Kirchdorf/Inn serves as an observation post directly on the bike path.
Thus fortified, we continue on to two baroque gems on the Inn River: the towns of Obernberg and Reichersberg. In Obernberg you should not miss the bird of prey show at the castle: From April to the end of October, the falconry team lets its majestic birds make their circles. Obernberg's market square with its rococo facades is also well worth seeing.
Only a few kilometers away is the imposing canonical monastery of Reichersberg. Here there are many opportunities to recharge your batteries - whether strolling through the monastery garden, stopping for a bite to eat in the Stiftsstüberl and Stiftsvinothek, or in the silence of the collegiate church. The wellness world of Therme Geinberg is not far away. Here, at the latest, tired cyclists are made fit again.
The route continues to Schärding, the lovely baroque town with its incomparable Silver Line, and via Wernstein to the three-river city of Passau.
Tips on the individual destinations, stage suggestions, bike-friendly hotels and the free bike map are available at www.innradweg.com.
Whether for travelling to or from your destination or for transfers as part of your biking tour, railway services are an irreplaceable partner when it comes to biking. If you have the right information for your planning, it does not take long to get your next biking tour on track.
You can travel to the Inn Bike Path by train to the historical border city of Braunau am Inn. You will bike downstream to the Baroque city of Schärding, where it is recommendable to visit the lovely mediaeval city centre.
Further information on the topic of combining biking and travelling by rail can be found at oberoesterreich.oebb.at.
- Suitable for groups
- Suitable for teenagers
- Suitable for seniors
- Suitable for single travelers
- Suitable for friends
- Suitable for couples
- Suitable for children
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