Cycling Holiday in Salzkammergut
Boat tour on the Hallstatt lake
Beautiful Salzkammergut landscape
Towns in Salzkammergut
Cycling holiday in Salzkammergut , Austria
Bike in Salzkammergut
One of the lakes in Salzkammergut - Attersee
Nature in Salzkammergut
Beautiful Salzkammergut
Beautiful Traunsee with sun
Swans in Attersee in Salzkammergut
View from Schafberg i Salzkammergut
View over Salzburg
Playing with water in Salzkammergut
Wolfgangsee with clear water
EUR 735.00

Austria - Cycling in Salzkammergut

- Enjoy the sparkling lakes of Salzkammergut -

Notice: On this tour you decide if you want to stay in 3-star hotels, inns and guesthouses or if you want to stay in 3- and 4-star hotels. You can also rent a bike if you do not want to bring your own. All options are on the booking form where you can also see the price for the various options.

You can almost hear the tones of "the hills are alive, with the sound of music" while you cycle through the stunning Austrian landscape, with green fields and raw mountains beautifully reflected in the many lakes on a calm day. Salzkammergut is an area offering great cycling routes along the shores of the lakes, allowing you to put your everyday life on hold for a while. Besides being the area known from the movie The Sound of Music, Salzkammergut has plenty of natural and cultural experiences to offer. Salzburg is full of historical buildings and just a few kilometers out of town, you will experience unique panoramic landscapes.

On this trip, you will pass along 10 beautiful lakes and through small exciting towns and villages as Oberndorf, Gmunden, Bad Ischl, Obertraun, St. Wolfgang and St. Gilgen.
Along the shores of the lakes and river Salzach the terrain is flat, but between the lakes, the landscape turn more hilly. You will mainly cycle along cycling paths in cities, but in the countryside it is mostly dirt roads and beautiful forest trails.

Highlights on this tour

  • Great biking trails surrounded by 10 lakes and the beautiful mountains of the Salzkammergut
  • Discover the charming towns Salzburg, Oberndorf, Hallstatt, Bad Ischl and St. Gilgen
  • A walking tour up to Tiefbrunnau
  • Nice boat trip on Lake Attersee (only in summer period 28.06 - 09.02)
  • Cycling routes in the idyllic landscape, where the movie The Sound of Music was filmed
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Dates

If you can select the date in the calendar on this page, then the tour can start on that date.

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Day 1 Arrival in Salzburg

After checking in at the hotel there will be an information meeting about the trip, and your bikes will be handed out (meeting takes place at 17.30 at the reception of the hotel).

Category A - Hotel (example): Achat Plaza zum Hirschen
Category B - Hotel (example): Hotel Ganslhof

Day 2 Salzburg – Trumer Seen lakes/Lake Wallersee

Today, you will cycle along the Salzach to Oberndorf (birthplace of the Christmas carol "Silent Night"), Arnsdorf (the “Silent Night” Museum), Michaelbeuern (abbey), and further on into the Trumer Seen lakes country (Lake Obertrumer See, Lake Mattsee, Lake Grabensee) and partly also to Lake Wallersee. A shorter, direct version is also possible!

Distance: ca. 45-55km
Category A - Hotel (example): Walkner
Category B - Hotel (example): Mitterhof

Day 3 Trumer Seen lakes/Lake Wallersee –Lake Mondsee approx. 50 km

On the third day, the tour will take you through the nature reserve of the Egelseen lakes to Schleedorf. Later, you will continue to the idyllic Lake Irrsee. Overnight stay in Mondsee (castle, smokehouse).

Distance: ca. 50km
Category A - Hotel (example): TBA
Category B - Hotel (example): Landhaus Meingast

Day 4 Lake Mondsee – Lake Traunsee approx. 50-80 km

The day begins with a boat trip to Weyregg (for arrivals between 01. July and 31. August), in the other seasons you cycle along lake Attersee. Afterwards, you will cycle through the Aurachtal valley to Lake Traunsee with Gmunden (castle Orth, ceramics factory), Altmünster (bicycle museum), and Traunkirchen ("Fishermen’s Pulpit").

Distance: ca. 50-80km
Category A - Hotel (example): Post Ebensee
Category B - Hotel (example): Hotel Hocheck

Day 5 Lake Traunsee – Lake Hallstättersee – Bad Goisern/surrounding area approx. 20-35 km

By train you will go from Lake Traunsee up to Obertraun at Lake Hallstättersee (Dachstein mountainous ice caves). Later, you will continue along the lake to Hallstatt ("the loveliest lakeside location in the world", the oldest salt mine). Your today’s destination is Bad Goisern or one of the neighbouring towns.

Distance: ca. 20-35km
Category A - Hotel (example): Moserwirt
Category B - Hotel (example): Pension Maria Theresia

Day 6 Bad Goisern/surrounding area – Lake Wolfgangsee approx. 35 km

Via Bad Ischl (Emperor’s Park, Emperor’s Villa, Empress Sissi’s Teahouse) you will cycle along the Ischler Ache river to Lake Wolfgangsee: You will cycle through places such as St. Wolfgang (White Horse Inn, parish church, cog railway on to the Schafberg), Strobl, Lake Abersee (Zinkenbachklamm gorge) and St. Gilgen - the Mozart village on Lake Wolfgangsee.

Distance: ca. 35km
Category A - Hotel (example): Weisser Bär
Category B - Hotel (example): Hotel Aberseehof

Day 7 Lake Wolfgangsee – Salzburg approx. 40-50 km + walking tour

On the seventh day, you will follow the cycle route to St. Gilgen ("Mozart Village"), the short hiking trail into the Tiefbrunnau, past the Hintersee lake, and the Strubklamm gorge into the Wiestal valley (dam); You will come through the Glasenbachklamm into the Salzachtal valley. Shortly before reaching Salzburg, it is worth visiting the castle Schloss Hellbrunn (park, zoo, water games). Your destination is the festival and Mozart city of Salzburg with its numerous attractions (fortress, old town).

Distance: ca. 40-50km + ca. 1½ hour hiking
Category A - Hotel (example): Achat Plaza zum Hirschen
Category B - Hotel (example): Hotel Ganslhof

Day 8 Departure

After breakfast you will be checking out for your individual departure. 

Price includes

Not included
  • Transportation to and from the destination
  • Bike rental (see the booking form for options)
  • Cancellation and travel insurance
EUR 735.00

Practical info

General information

The price is based upon two people sharing. It is also possible travel alone in a single room. Simply choose "1 person" in the booking form and it will automatically add the single room surcharge.

On this tour you will be on your own supplied with maps, route descriptions and luggage transfers. That means that your time is your own and you have plenty of time to enjoy the stages in your own pace.

Important
The boat ride on the Attersee Lake is only included for tour between 1. july and 31. august. Should the boat not be running on your trip, you will be cycling the extra distance of about 20km. You will receive further information on this at the welcome meeting in the beginning of the trip (This change will not affect the price of the tour).

Notice: If you open the booking form, fill it out and go to page two, you can save your quote and have it sent to your email as a pdf. This way you can easily send it to others who can then see the price and exactly what is included. When you have saved the quote you can easily restart the booking and you will not need to enter all the information again.

Bike rental

On all our cycling holidays it is possible bring your own bike but it also possible to rent a bike for the tour. The bikes you can rent are all perfectly suited for the tour and the local terrain and all bikes are perfectly maintained. If you want to rent a bike on your holiday, then you select this on the booking form where you can also see the price. Remember to write your height in the message field when you book so that we know which size bike you need.

PHOTOS OF THE BIKES ARE BELOW THIS TEXT

On this tour it is possible to rent the following bikes:

  • Unisex 21-gear bike – with free wheel
  • Unisex 7-gear bike – with back pedal breaks
  • Gents bike 21 gear – with free wheel
  • PLUS gents bike 27 gear – with free wheel
  • Unisex ebike – with backpedal breaks

 

Equipment included in the bike rental:

  • Saddle bag (water repellent)
  • Handlebar bag (water repellent)
  • Service-set with tools and extra bicycle tube
  • Combination lock

 

Roadside assistance

All bikes are equipped with puncture resistant tyres which means that it is virtually impossible to puncture. No rule without exceptions, so should you experience a punctured tyre then you can quickly fix it by using the tools in the service-set. If the damage is greater than a simply puncture then you simply call us and we make sure that your bike is fixed or you will be supplied with a new bike as quickly as possible.

 

Insurance is included

Insurance against theft and damages are included in the bike rental. Should you have any problems of this nature then all you have to do is to let us know and we will supply a new bike as quickly as possible. Naturally, careless or mischievous behavior is exempt from this.  

Unisex 21-gear bike – with free wheel / Unisex 7-gear bike – with back pedal breaks

Bike rental Cycling holidays standard bike

Gents bike 21 gear – with free wheel

Gents bike standard bike cycling holiday

PLUS gents bike 27 gear – with free wheel

Plus bike rental for cycling holiday

Unisex ebike – with backpedal breaks

Ebike rental cycling holiday with ebike

Flights & Transportation

The flights to/from Salzburg are not included in the price. You can easily find a suitable flight via a flight booking engine such as Momondo or Skyscanner.

Notice: we recommend that you book with us and wait for the confirmation before you book your flights.

Airport transfers
When you arrive at the airport in Kathmandu,  you will be picked up regardless of when you arrive. It doesn't matter if your flight arrive at night.

Book a quote
If you prefer that we handle your flight, then we would be happy to arrange this for you. You simply book a quote below the map on this page and we will return with a quote as soon as possible (usually within 48 working hours). Please note that we add a handling fee of 45 euro to each flight and this means that the flight will be cheaper if you book it yourself.

Upon arrival
From Salzburg Airport there is about 15km to the first hotel. The taxi price for this tour is about 15-20€. Or you can take the O-busline No. 2 departing from Salzburg Airport at Vogelweiderstrasse. The bus takes about 30 minutes and costs about 3 € per person.

Accommodation

On this tour you can select between two categories of accommodation:

Category A: 3- and 4-star hotels
Category B: 3-star hotels, inns and guesthouses

You can see examples of our most often used hotels in the itinerary on this page.

Extra nights
It is possible to get extra nights before or after the tour. This is selected on the booking form. You want more than one night before or after the tour please contact us for a quote.

Rooms
Upon booking of this tour, please select your desired room type (double or single rooms). Notice that if you travel alone you should leave the selection as "Double room" since the solo traveller supplement is added automatically when you select 1 adult.

Food & Drink

On this tour breakfast is included every day. It is also possible to buy half board (7x dinner). The dinners consist 3-dish menus and is sometimes served on restaurants close to the hotel. See the bookingform to buy half board.

Route & Difficulty

This tour is difficulty 2-3. On the banks of the lakes and at the river Salzach, the routes are completely flat. In between, the terrain is mainly hilly. Depending on the option chosen, approximately one third of the route is on cycle paths and almost all the rest is through fields and on forest paths, farm roads, and quiet side roads. There are only a few short sections on roads with more traffic.

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Tour documentation

You will recieve the following documentation

Upon booking
You recieve practical information about the tour in a digital format

One month before arrival
You recieve your hotel list and your voucher (hotel list is often supplied upon booking)

Upon arrival
You recieve the welcome package which contains the printed version of the road book, luggage tags, local specific vouchers and if you have rented bikes then they will also be delivered and fitted at the first hotel.

Climate

It can be hard to plan your trip according to the weather, but to give an idea of the local climate in Salzkammergut, see data below:

Climate in Salzkammergut cycling holiday in Salzkammergut

 

The Travel Guarantee Fund

We are members of the Travel Guarantee Fund (nr. 2529) and have all available insurances. Read more about that here.

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