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Inn Bike Path from Maloja to Passau R3

  • Suitable for families
  • culinary interesting
  • culturally interesting
  • Multi-day tour
  • Possible accommodation

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Path number: R3
Starting place: 5280 Braunau am Inn
Destination: 94036 Passau

duration: 36h 28m
length: 526,1 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 3.586m
Altitude difference (downhill): 5.077m

Lowest point: 295m
Highest point: 1.826m
difficulty: easy
condition: easy
panoramic view: Great panorama

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel

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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.

Baroque splendor
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.

Starting point: Stadtplatz (City Square) in Braunau am Inn

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Accessibility / arrival

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.

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  • Suitable for groups
  • Suitable for teenagers
  • Suitable for seniors
  • Suitable for single travelers
  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples
  • Suitable for children
Most economical season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn

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Inn Bike Path from Maloja to Passau R3
Tourismusverband Donau Oberösterreich
Lindengasse 9
4040 Linz

Phone +43 732 7277 - 888
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4.Special for mountain bikers – Fair-play rules:

 

Mountain biking is one of the most wonderful outdoor leisure-time activities. Whilst biking or on a mountain biking tour, mountains and lakes, meadows and cabins are re-discovered in new ways. A couple of rules for fair play in the forest help to avoid conflicts whilst mountain biking.

 

a.Pedestrians have the right of way: We are accommodating and friendly to pedestrians and hikers. Upon encountering these fellow travellers, we alert them by using the bicycle bell and slowly overtake them. We avoid paths with heavy pedestrian traffic altogether. Take nature into account: We do not leave refuse behind.

b.The braking distance should be half of the total distance visible: We ride at a controlled pace, are ready to brake and maintain a braking distance half as long as the total distance visible, especially in curves, because we always have to count on obstacles on the path. Damage to the path, stones, branches, wood piles, grazing livestock, cattle grids, barriers, tractor-type forestry machines and authorised vehicles pose dangers that we need to be ready for.

c.Don’t drink and drive!: Do not drink alcohol when mountain biking. Take care at stop-off points (dealing with bike racks, dirty shoes or clothing).

It is obligatory to provide first aid!

d.Marked routes, closed paths and blockades: Keep to the marked routes, observe the blockades and accept that these roads are primarily for agricultural and forestry use!

Blockades can often not be avoided and are in your own interest. Biking beyond the intended path and outside of opening times is punishable and turns us into illegal bikers.

e.We are guests in the forest and behave accordingly, including vis-à-vis forestry and hunting staff. Whilst mountain biking, mobile telephones and music players are forbidden! Biking requires your full attention.

f.Avoid unnecessary noise. Out of consideration to the animals living in the wild, we only bike during full daylight. As a principle, we always wear our helmet (even when riding uphill)! Don’t forget emergency supplies: We always have a repair set and bandages along.

g.Don’t overestimate your skills: We should not overdo it when it comes to biking technique and physical fitness. Take the level of difficulty posed by the route into consideration and make a precise estimate of your experience and skills as a biker (braking, bell, lights)!

h.Close gates: We approach grazing livestock at a walking pace and close every gate behind us. We should avoid causing escape and panic reactions in the animals. Nothing stands in the way of the fun and athletic challenge in the mountains and forests!

i.Traffic rules: The general traffic rules (StVO) apply for all the mountain biking routes and we adhere to them. Our bike therefore needs to be in perfect technical condition and equipped in line with the traffic rules, including brakes, a bell and lights. We inspect and service our mountain bikes regularly anyway.

 

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Tour-Details

Path number: R3
Starting place: 5280 Braunau am Inn
Destination: 94036 Passau

duration: 36h 28m
length: 526,1 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 3.586m
Altitude difference (downhill): 5.077m

Lowest point: 295m
Highest point: 1.826m
difficulty: easy
condition: easy
panoramic view: Great panorama

Paths covering:
Asphalt, Gravel

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