Inn Bike Path from Maloja to Passau R3
- Suitable for families
- Suitable for groups
- culinary interesting
- culturally interesting
- Multi-day tour
- Possible accommodation
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Baroque pearls and gems of nature
The Inn Bike Path follows the river from its origin in Maloja to where it flows into the Danube in Passau. Whilst on the Upper Austrian portion of the path, you will experience priceless gems of nature in the form of lush green riparian forests as well as historical cities. Where the Salzach flows into the Inn, you will arrive in Upper Austria on your biking tour along the Inn Bike Path. That also means that you will already be in the Unterer Inn European Reserve. This Bavarian-Upper Austrian natural preserve extends 55 kilometres downstream.
In the area of the Inn reservoirs, you will experience a natural landscape with islands and riparian vegetation. More than 300 species of birds nest in a paradise that covers 5,500 hectares. On your way, you will roll again and again through interesting cities and towns that once lived from salt-trading activities and are worth visiting. Your first station will be the more than 750 year old culture and trade town Braunau am Inn with its beautiful old town and the 6th highest steeple in Austria, followed by Obernberg, with its defensive fortress, where shows featuring birds of prey are regularly offered. You should also stop off at the Augustine Canonical Monastery in Reichersberg, the spiritual centre of the region. The Baroque monastery complex is perched picturesquely on a high terrace above the Inn.
If you are now in the mood for deep relaxation and recreation, the right location is not far, since you just have to take an excursion to the thermal baths of Therme Geinberg. The Baroque city of Schärding is also a true feast for the eyes with its impressive façades, especially along the Silberzeile (Silver Mile), before you reach the end of the Inn Bike Path in Passau and find a junction with the Danube Bike Path.
By the way: Many stretches of the Inn Bike Path are well developed on both riverbanks, and it is possible to cross the border at various locations.
It should be clarified that the Inn Bike Path is the route available to bikers along the Inn. Please observe that parts of this path are also utilised by other traffic, including both vehicles and pedestrians. Upper Austria Tourism does not assume any liability for paths presented by this web portal with respect to any certain characteristic or condition, nor regarding their trafficability.
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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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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