10 Lakes & the Sound of Music Salzburg
Price : £567
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
Austria
Tour Guide : Self Guided
Tour Grade : Moderate
Distance : 149-190m/240-305km
Tour Code : EB005
Duration : 7 nights

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Overview

Just to the east of the Austria/Germany border lays the world famous city of Salzburg. It’s Old Town, brimming with some of the worlds finest examples of Baroque architecture, attracts tourists from far and wide and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. Also the setting for five time Tony Award winning musical ‘The Sound of Music’, this breath-taking, nostalgic city is a magical starting point from where our cycling holiday in Austria begins.

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Just to the east of the Austria/Germany border lays the world famous city of Salzburg. It’s Old Town, brimming with some of the worlds finest examples of Baroque architecture, attracts tourists from far and wide and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. Also the setting for five time Tony Award winning musical ‘The Sound of Music’, this breath-taking, nostalgic city is a magical starting point from where our cycling holiday in Austria begins.

Our route out of Salzburg takes you on a round trip via some of the greatest landscapes the area has to offer. Dipping in and out of some of Austria’s marvellous historical sites – like the old imperial town of Bad Ischl, where the imposing Kaiservilla (former home to Empress Sisi) stands tall to this day – and Strobl, home to the 18th century St. Sigmund Parish Church. There’s plenty to be discovered on this 8 day cycle tour, but the real beauty of this route is what mother nature built with her own two hands.

Allow yourself to be truly one with nature as you cycle along the banks of vast, stunning rivers and lakes. Breath in the freshest of country airs as you peddle through the wildest of meadows and moorlands. This cycling holiday in Austria is the perfect example of an experience that is sincerely good for the soul.

  • Salzburg Old Town – a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997

  • Glistening blue lakes, green mountains and fragrant pines

  • Pine-clad hillsides, pastel coloured towns and panoramic picnic spots

  • Gentle waterside cycle paths, green forest trails and rural lanes

The Trip

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Itininerary:

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Day 1: Arrival in Salzburg or the Trumer Seen Lakes

Day 2: Salzburg – Trumer Seen Lakes/Lake Wallersee: 45-55 km

Day 3: Trumer Seen Lakes/Lake Wallersee – Lake Mondsee: 50 km

Day 4: Mondsee – Lake Traunsee: 50-80 km

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

Day 6: Bad Goisern/surounding area – Lake Wolfgangsee: 34 km

Day 7: Lake Wolfgangsee – Salzburg: 40-50 km

Day 8: Depart Salzburg

Day 1: Arrival in Salzburg or the Trumer Seen Lakes

When you arrive in Salzburg you are invited to your bike fitting where you will also be provided will all the information you need about your cycle tour. For those arriving at the Trumer Seen Lakes, your tour itinerary will begin at day 3, with the subsequent daily tours shifted accordingly (the Salzburg – Trumer Seen Lakes stage will be your final day).

Day 2: Salzburg – Trumer Seen Lakes/Lake Wallersee: 45-55 km

Your first day of cycling sees you riding alongside the Salzach to Oberndorf. It was here that the Christmas carol ‘’Silent Night’’ was first sung on Christmas eve 1818. Carrying on along your route you’ll also come across the Arnsdorf (Silent Night Museum), Michaelbeuern (abbey), and finally you’ll wind your way through Trumer Seen lakes country (Lake Obertrumer See, Lake Mattsee, Lake Grabensee) and past part of Lake Wallersee. A shorter, more direct route is available.

Day 3: Trumer Seen Lakes/Lake Wallersee – Lake Mondsee: 50 km

Today’s stage sees you cycle through the stunning nature reserve of the Egelseen lakes to Schleedorf. Here there is a famous model village to peruse, along with the Käsewelt, an interactive cheese museum (yum!). From here you’ll continue your ride up to the idyllic setting of Lake Irrsee. Tonight’s overnight stay is in Mondsee, where you’ll find the historic medieval Mondsee Abbey, along with a fantastic smokehouse – a favourite dining spot amongst our former guests.

Day 4: Mondsee – Lake Traunsee: 50-80 km

The start of today’s route is dependant upon what season your tour falls in. In season 3 you’ll begin with a gentle boat trip to Weyregg, whereas seasons 1 and 2 start with a cycle along the pleasant banks of Lake Attersee. Later on you’ll cycle through the stunning Aurachtal valley to Lake Traunsee. Cycling along its banks you’ll pass through 3 beautifully quaint lakeside towns – Gmunden (home to the castle Orth), Altmünster (home to a wonderful bicycle museum), and Traunkirchen (or the “Fishermen’s Pulpit”).

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

Starting your day with a train ride to Obertraun at Lake Hallstättersee, where you’ll find the stunning mountain ice caves of Dachstein. Later on you’ll continue cycling alongside the lake to Hallstatt, regarded by some as ‘the loveliest lakeside location in the world’. Your final destination today is Bad Goisern (don’t panic! ‘Bad’ means ‘Bath’ in German!), or one of the other beautiful surrounding towns.

Day 6: Bad Goisern/surrounding area – Lake Wolfgangsee: 34 km

Today’s stage takes you back in time to Bad Ischl, where you’ll find the regal Emperor’s Park and Villa, as well as Emress Sisi’s Teahouse. From here you’ll cycle along the Ischler Ache river to Lake Wolfgangsee, riding through mesmerising places like St. Wolfgang, Strobl (home of the 18th century St. Sigmund Parish Church), the stunning Zinkenbachklamm gorge at Lake Abersee and St. Gilgen – the Mozart village on Lake Wolfgangsee.

Day 7: Lake Wolfgangsee – Salzburg: 40-50 km

Day 7 sees you cycle a friendly hiking trail int the Tiefbrunnau, past Lake Hintersee and the Strubklamm gorge directly into the heart of the dam at Wiestal valley. Steadily peddling your way back to Salzburg, you’ll pass through the Glasenbachklamm into the Salzachtal valley on your way, arriving in plenty of time for a celebratory drink and dinner. You made it!

Day 8: Depart Salzburg

Today we bid you farewell. However, an extension of this cycling holiday is available upon request.

Route:

Accommodation

Deluxe:

Superior:
Very comfortable properties offering well appointed guestrooms and a wealth of facilities. Typically these tours consist mainly of 4 star accommodations with some 3 star.

Dates & Prices

Price Includes:

 

  • 7 nights accommodation

  • Breakfast buffet

  • If half board is booked: 3-course dinner

  • Luggage transfer between hotels

  • Detailed travel information (route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers)

  • Boat excursion on the Attersee (only 27/04 – 04/09)

  • Train journey Lake Traunsee – Lake Hallstättersee

  • Bike transfer into the Tiefbrunnau/opportunity for limited number of persons to get a lift

  • GPS tracks available

  • 24 hr emergency helpline

Price Excludes:

 

  • Half board upgrade

  • Local taxes approximately €10

  • Transport to and from the tour start and finish

  • Bike and helmet hire


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

 

Hybrid Bike Hirehybrid bike

Deore shimano: 27 gears available also with Nexus Shimano: 7 gears with pedal break

Electric Bike Hireelectric bike

The high-capacity battery is secured to the seat tube. Gears: Nexus 8-speed. Range: approx. 90 km (flat terrain, average speed).

Follow-me Tandem for ChildrenFollow-me Tandem for Children

Upon request. Suitable for ages 4-7 years, the child’s bike can be locked firmly onto the tail of the adult’s bike when necessary.

Child Bike Hirechild bike hire

Bikes with frames that are just the right size for cycling youngsters, with 20/24” wheels

Child Trailer Hirechild trailer hire

With one seat and suitable for children who are still learning to pedal (ages 0-4). Available by request for almost all family tours.

Child Seat Hirechild seat

Available upon request and recommended for ages 1 to 3. Maximum weight: 25 kg.

Extras:

 

  • ‘Comfort’ 3-4 star accommodation upgrade (£75 per person)

  • Half Board upgrade, includes dinner each night (£125 per person)

  • Extra B&B night in Salzburg (£70 per person based on 2 people sharing)

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

 

The most accessible airport is Salzburg

From Salzburg Airport get a taxi to your hotel

Getting Home:

 

The most accessible airport is Salzburg

From your hotel get taxi to Salzburg Airport.

Price : £567
Category :
Self Guided
Country :
Austria
Tour Guide : Self Guided
Tour Grade : Moderate
Distance : 149-190m/240-305km
Tour Code : EB005
Duration : 7 nights

Book Now

Overview

Just to the east of the Austria/Germany border lays the world famous city of Salzburg. It’s Old Town, brimming with some of the worlds finest examples of Baroque architecture, attracts tourists from far and wide and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. Also the setting for five time Tony Award winning musical ‘The Sound of Music’, this breath-taking, nostalgic city is a magical starting point from where our cycling holiday in Austria begins.

Read More

Just to the east of the Austria/Germany border lays the world famous city of Salzburg. It’s Old Town, brimming with some of the worlds finest examples of Baroque architecture, attracts tourists from far and wide and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997. Also the setting for five time Tony Award winning musical ‘The Sound of Music’, this breath-taking, nostalgic city is a magical starting point from where our cycling holiday in Austria begins.

Our route out of Salzburg takes you on a round trip via some of the greatest landscapes the area has to offer. Dipping in and out of some of Austria’s marvellous historical sites – like the old imperial town of Bad Ischl, where the imposing Kaiservilla (former home to Empress Sisi) stands tall to this day – and Strobl, home to the 18th century St. Sigmund Parish Church. There’s plenty to be discovered on this 8 day cycle tour, but the real beauty of this route is what mother nature built with her own two hands.

Allow yourself to be truly one with nature as you cycle along the banks of vast, stunning rivers and lakes. Breath in the freshest of country airs as you peddle through the wildest of meadows and moorlands. This cycling holiday in Austria is the perfect example of an experience that is sincerely good for the soul.

  • Salzburg Old Town – a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997

  • Glistening blue lakes, green mountains and fragrant pines

  • Pine-clad hillsides, pastel coloured towns and panoramic picnic spots

  • Gentle waterside cycle paths, green forest trails and rural lanes

The Trip

null

Itininerary:

Expand Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Salzburg or the Trumer Seen Lakes

Day 2: Salzburg – Trumer Seen Lakes/Lake Wallersee: 45-55 km

Day 3: Trumer Seen Lakes/Lake Wallersee – Lake Mondsee: 50 km

Day 4: Mondsee – Lake Traunsee: 50-80 km

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

Day 6: Bad Goisern/surounding area – Lake Wolfgangsee: 34 km

Day 7: Lake Wolfgangsee – Salzburg: 40-50 km

Day 8: Depart Salzburg

Day 1: Arrival in Salzburg or the Trumer Seen Lakes

When you arrive in Salzburg you are invited to your bike fitting where you will also be provided will all the information you need about your cycle tour. For those arriving at the Trumer Seen Lakes, your tour itinerary will begin at day 3, with the subsequent daily tours shifted accordingly (the Salzburg – Trumer Seen Lakes stage will be your final day).

Day 2: Salzburg – Trumer Seen Lakes/Lake Wallersee: 45-55 km

Your first day of cycling sees you riding alongside the Salzach to Oberndorf. It was here that the Christmas carol ‘’Silent Night’’ was first sung on Christmas eve 1818. Carrying on along your route you’ll also come across the Arnsdorf (Silent Night Museum), Michaelbeuern (abbey), and finally you’ll wind your way through Trumer Seen lakes country (Lake Obertrumer See, Lake Mattsee, Lake Grabensee) and past part of Lake Wallersee. A shorter, more direct route is available.

Day 3: Trumer Seen Lakes/Lake Wallersee – Lake Mondsee: 50 km

Today’s stage sees you cycle through the stunning nature reserve of the Egelseen lakes to Schleedorf. Here there is a famous model village to peruse, along with the Käsewelt, an interactive cheese museum (yum!). From here you’ll continue your ride up to the idyllic setting of Lake Irrsee. Tonight’s overnight stay is in Mondsee, where you’ll find the historic medieval Mondsee Abbey, along with a fantastic smokehouse – a favourite dining spot amongst our former guests.

Day 4: Mondsee – Lake Traunsee: 50-80 km

The start of today’s route is dependant upon what season your tour falls in. In season 3 you’ll begin with a gentle boat trip to Weyregg, whereas seasons 1 and 2 start with a cycle along the pleasant banks of Lake Attersee. Later on you’ll cycle through the stunning Aurachtal valley to Lake Traunsee. Cycling along its banks you’ll pass through 3 beautifully quaint lakeside towns – Gmunden (home to the castle Orth), Altmünster (home to a wonderful bicycle museum), and Traunkirchen (or the “Fishermen’s Pulpit”).

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

Starting your day with a train ride to Obertraun at Lake Hallstättersee, where you’ll find the stunning mountain ice caves of Dachstein. Later on you’ll continue cycling alongside the lake to Hallstatt, regarded by some as ‘the loveliest lakeside location in the world’. Your final destination today is Bad Goisern (don’t panic! ‘Bad’ means ‘Bath’ in German!), or one of the other beautiful surrounding towns.

Day 6: Bad Goisern/surrounding area – Lake Wolfgangsee: 34 km

Today’s stage takes you back in time to Bad Ischl, where you’ll find the regal Emperor’s Park and Villa, as well as Emress Sisi’s Teahouse. From here you’ll cycle along the Ischler Ache river to Lake Wolfgangsee, riding through mesmerising places like St. Wolfgang, Strobl (home of the 18th century St. Sigmund Parish Church), the stunning Zinkenbachklamm gorge at Lake Abersee and St. Gilgen – the Mozart village on Lake Wolfgangsee.

Day 7: Lake Wolfgangsee – Salzburg: 40-50 km

Day 7 sees you cycle a friendly hiking trail int the Tiefbrunnau, past Lake Hintersee and the Strubklamm gorge directly into the heart of the dam at Wiestal valley. Steadily peddling your way back to Salzburg, you’ll pass through the Glasenbachklamm into the Salzachtal valley on your way, arriving in plenty of time for a celebratory drink and dinner. You made it!

Day 8: Depart Salzburg

Today we bid you farewell. However, an extension of this cycling holiday is available upon request.

Route:

Accommodation

Deluxe:

Superior:
Very comfortable properties offering well appointed guestrooms and a wealth of facilities. Typically these tours consist mainly of 4 star accommodations with some 3 star.

Dates & Prices

Price Includes:

 

  • 7 nights accommodation

  • Breakfast buffet

  • If half board is booked: 3-course dinner

  • Luggage transfer between hotels

  • Detailed travel information (route maps or overview maps, route description, tourist attractions, important telephone numbers)

  • Boat excursion on the Attersee (only 27/04 – 04/09)

  • Train journey Lake Traunsee – Lake Hallstättersee

  • Bike transfer into the Tiefbrunnau/opportunity for limited number of persons to get a lift

  • GPS tracks available

  • 24 hr emergency helpline

Price Excludes:

 

  • Half board upgrade

  • Local taxes approximately €10

  • Transport to and from the tour start and finish

  • Bike and helmet hire


Bike Hire & Extras

Bike Hire:

 

Hybrid Bike Hirehybrid bike

Deore shimano: 27 gears available also with Nexus Shimano: 7 gears with pedal break

Electric Bike Hireelectric bike

The high-capacity battery is secured to the seat tube. Gears: Nexus 8-speed. Range: approx. 90 km (flat terrain, average speed).

Follow-me Tandem for ChildrenFollow-me Tandem for Children

Upon request. Suitable for ages 4-7 years, the child’s bike can be locked firmly onto the tail of the adult’s bike when necessary.

Child Bike Hirechild bike hire

Bikes with frames that are just the right size for cycling youngsters, with 20/24” wheels

Child Trailer Hirechild trailer hire

With one seat and suitable for children who are still learning to pedal (ages 0-4). Available by request for almost all family tours.

Child Seat Hirechild seat

Available upon request and recommended for ages 1 to 3. Maximum weight: 25 kg.

Extras:

 

  • ‘Comfort’ 3-4 star accommodation upgrade (£75 per person)

  • Half Board upgrade, includes dinner each night (£125 per person)

  • Extra B&B night in Salzburg (£70 per person based on 2 people sharing)

Getting There & Back

Getting There:

 

The most accessible airport is Salzburg

From Salzburg Airport get a taxi to your hotel

Getting Home:

 

The most accessible airport is Salzburg

From your hotel get taxi to Salzburg Airport.

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