Travelling like a king from castle to castle. You're interested in outstanding cycling holidays in the beautiful area around Salzburg in Austria. Then we got the perfect bike tour for you. A tour through the Salzkammergut provides quiet bicycling along lake shores and through pristine countryside. Not far from the city of Salzburg, the landscape of Alpine foothills has a charm of its own. Small peaks tower above the background of the clean lakes and invite again and again to stop and take in the scenery. You bike past lush green meadows, mighty woods and jagged rocks. You bike through pastures and moor lands, imperial towns and picturesque villages, sometimes taking a narrow-gauge train or a lake steamship to help you along.
Day 1: Individual arrival to Salzburg
In your start hotel you will receive your rental bikes and all the necessary tour descriptions.
Day 2: Salzburg - Mattsee, ~55 km/34 miles
You cycle along the river Salzach to Oberndorf and further on to the monastery Michaelbeuern in the middle of the lakes of the Trumer-Seenland (Obertrumer lake, lake Mattsee, lake Grabensee). You will spend the night in a historical interesting house.
Day 3: Mattsee - Mondsee, ~50 km/31 miles
You’re riding through the Natural Reserve Wenger Moor to Neumarkt and further on to the lake Irrsee and to Mondsee with its castle and cloister where you will enjoy culinary highlights.
Day 4: Mondsee - Traunsee, ~50 km/31 miles
Along the lake Mondsee you will come to Unterach at the lake Attersee. Here you take the boat to Weyregg, from where you will ride along the valley of the Aurachtal to Gmunden with its famous ceramic bells.
Day 5: Traunsee - Hallstatt, ~30 km/18,5 miles
This morning you will go by train to Obertraun at the lake Hallstättersee. Afterwards you will go by bike to Hallstatt (UNESCO World Heritage).
Day 6: Hallstatt - Wolfgangsee, ~50 km/31 miles
The day starts with a boat tour over the lake Hallstättersee to Bad Ischl, where you can visit lots of sights like for example the tee house of the empress Sissi or the Emperors villa. From here you cycle on to the lake Wolfgangsee, today's final destination.
Day 7: Wolfgangsee - Salzburg, ~60 km/37 miles
You start riding on the former railroad Ischlertrasse to St. Gilgen and on to Scharfling and Thalgau back to Salzburg, where you started your tour.
Day 8: Individual departure or extra nights
7 nights in well chosen 4**** castles and hotels
7x breakfast buffet
7x tourist taxes
1 cocktail at the lake
tour description and maps
personal briefing and adjustment of bike
boat tour on lake Attersee (in season III)
boat tour on lake Hallstätter See
train ride from Traunsee to Bad Aussee
self-guided tour - 8 days / 7 nights
arrival every day
season I (975 €/person in double)
season II (+20 €/person)
season III (+105 €/person)
route (1)-(2): ~295 km/183 miles
on flat terrain with some hills that anyone can do, uphill sections are avoided by using train or boat
you can add extra night at each town, prices on request
how to get there
by car: motorway to Salzburg
by train: station Salzburg
by plane: airport Salzburg
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