The Austrian lake district - Salzkammergut
Austria

The Austrian lake district - Salzkammergut

from $3,140

Facts

Start / End
Salzburg
Next Airport
Salzburg
Tour duration
8 Days vacation, 6 Riding days
Accommodations
charming and carefully selected hotels
Route
safe and well-maintained cycle paths, forest roads and roads
Rest days
Bad Vigaun
Further info
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MINIMUM PARTICIPANTS
8
Tour Grading

Highlights

Sankt GilgenSankt Gilgen
St. Wolfgang im SalzkammergutSt. Wolfgang im Salzkammergut
KaiservillaKaiservilla
HallstattHallstatt
Eagle's NestEagle's Nest
silent night museumsilent night museum
Hallein Salt MineHallein Salt Mine
Hellbrunn PalaceHellbrunn Palace

Through scenic lake landscapes on the paths of the Habsburg monarchy

We start our journey in Salzburg, the festival centre and Mozart’s birthplace. Picturesque lakes, turquoise blue water, snow-capped peaks and Austrian culinary delights as well as a perfectly developed cycle path network await you on this tour through the Salzkammergut.

In the past, many places, for example Hallstatt, could only be reached by ship or on small mule paths. As a result, specific traditions, cultures and characteristics have been developed in the individual regions, which we will discover. Salt was the white gold at that time and everything revolved around this valuable property. We will certainly also dive into this part of
history and culture. Last but not least we will visit the beautifully located ‘Kehlsteinhaus– The Eagle’s Nest’, before heading back to Salzburg.

Travel schedule

Day 1: Arrival in Salzburg
Your adventure begins with our Welcome Briefing in the hotel at 4 pm where you can meet the group.

Day 2: Salzburg - Fuschl am See
After a little stopover we will leave the beautiful ‘Mozart-town’ behind and head north. Wallersee, Obertrumer and Mattsee give us an initial taste of what is to come. We end our day at Wolfgangsee, in the beautiful town of St. Gilgen.

Day 3: Fuschl am See - Gmunden
We will start our day exploring the well-known St. Wolfgang. From there a ferry carries us over the lake and onward we travel along Mondsee towards east. Our final destination for the day is Gmunden located on Traunsee. This town is known for its ceramic tradition.

Day 4: Gmunden - Gosau
Today we will cycle along the river Traun to reach the town Bad Ischl. The Kaiservilla is located here. It is also a place of delicious pastry shops. We continue our journey east of Hallstätter See towards Hallstatt, a little town nestled in-between lake and mountains. This romantic town and view are not to be missed.

Day 5: Gosau - Bad Vigaun
From here we will head uphill. We will reach Hallein via the Pass Gschütt, the Lammer and Salzach cycle paths. Here we have a varied program.

Day 6: Bad Vigaun
There are many adventures to be experienced in this beautiful place. The fascinating ice caves of the Dachstein are worth visiting. You will need a cap and gloves. The other option is Berchtesgaden with the picturesque Königssee. A gravel road will lead you to Hitler's summer residency, the Kehlsteinhaus. The insatiable can still cycle the Rossbergringstrasse and enjoy the views of the Watzmann. If you want to relax, stay in Hallein and enjoy the local Spas or the beautiful town.

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Prices

from $3,140
per rider in double room (2024)
Single room supplement
$650

Dates

202420252026
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