From AUD1032 per person including bike hire
- Country: Austria
- Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Guiding: Self Guided
- Type: Cycling
- Rated: Easy Moderate
- Distance: Approx. 265kms
Only a few kilometres beyond Salzburg, you will be greeted by a unique natural panorama. The gentle, hilly landscape of Salzburg’s alpine foothills and beautiful lakes has a charm all of its own.
This cycling tour through the Salzkammergut and the Trumer Seen lake area starts only a few kilometres beyond Salzburg. The gentle, hilly landscape of Salzburg’s alpine foothills has a charm all of its own. If you love mountains, lakes and picturesque small towns this is the tour for you. Take time for a swim in the lake, walk by the lakeside and sample the great food and schnapps (once you get off your bike)
On the banks of the lakes and at the river Salzach, the routes are completely flat. In between, the terrain is mostly hilly. Depending on the option chosen, approximately one third of the route is on cycling paths, and almost all the rest is on field and forest paths, farm roads, and little-used side roads. There are only a few short sections on roads with more traffic.
You will cycle through meadows and moorlands to Oberndorf – the place associated with the Christmas carol “Silent Night” – and also to the old imperial town of Bad Ischl. The ten lakes round tour is active recreation, experiencing nature and enjoying many attractions, such as the mountain Schafberg and the castle Orth.
1st day: Arrival in Salzburg
Information on the tour and bike fitting.
2nd day: Salzburg – Trumer Seen lakes/Lake Wallersee approx. 45-55 km
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!
3rd day: Trumer Seen lakes/Lake Wallersee – Lake Attersee/Lake Mondsee approx. 50-60 km
On the third day, the tour will take you through the nature reserve of the Egelseen lakes to Schleedorf (model village and cheese-maker). Later, you will continue to the idyllic Lake Irrsee. Overnight stay in Mondsee (castle, smokehouse) or Attersee.
4th day: Lake Attersee/Mondsee – Lake Traunsee approx. 50-80 km
The day begins with a boat trip to Weyregg (make sure to note the dates for the season!). 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”).
5th day: 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.
6th day: 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 come 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.
7th day: Lake Wolfgangsee – Salzburg approx. 40-50 km
On the seventh day, you will take the cycle route to St. Gilgen (“Mozart Village”), the 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).
8th day: Departure or extension of trip
• Overnight stays in the selected category
• Breakfast buffet (in Cat. B partly also without buffet)
• If half board is booked: 3-course dinner
• Personal tour information
• Luggage transfer between hotels
• Excellently planned routes
• Detailed travel information (route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers)
• Clear signposting
• Boat excursion on the Attersee during season 3 – 28 June – 2 Sept
• Train journey Lake Traunsee – Lake Hallstättersee
• Bike transfer into the Tiefbrunnau/opportunity for limited number of persons to get a lift
• Service hotline
from AUD $ 929 per person twin share depending on season & category A or B
Category A: 3*** and 4**** hotels
Category B: 3*** hotels, inns, and guest houses
Additional nights during the trip can only be requested when booking the initial tour. Additional nights in the hotel of arrival and departure can be booked also later.