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The Austrian lake district - Salzkammergut 8SZ


Through scenic lake landscapes we ride 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.

Start/Finish: Salzburg / Salzburg
Nearest airport: Salzburg
Duration: 7 nights
Route: On beautiful cycle paths, forest roads and roads
Accommodations: In charming and carefully selected hotels
Rest day: Hallein
Highlights: Sankt Gilgen, St. Wolfgang, Kaiservilla, Hallstatt, Eagle's Nest, silent night museum, Hellbrunn Palace, Hallein Salt Mine
Minimum number of participants: 6
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8 days vacation
6 day riding route

DAY 1: Arrival in Salzburg
Please arrive at the hotel before 4pm for our welcome get-together.
DAY 2: Salzburg - Fuschl
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.
[distance: 63 km, uphill: 530 m; 39 miles, uphill: 1739 ft]
DAY 3: Fuschl - 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.
[distance: 54 km, uphill: 990 m; 34 miles, uphill: 3248 ft]
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 is not to be missed.
[distance: 62 km, uphill: 480 m; 39 miles, uphill: 4003 ft]
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.
[distance: 62 km, uphill: 1220 m; 390 miles, uphill: 3806 ft]
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.
[distance: 41 km, uphill: 1160 m; 25 miles, uphill: 3806 ft]
DAY 7: Bad Vigaun - Salzburg
Salt, the white gold, has shaped this area for centuries.Today we invite you to explore the salt mines of Salzburg followed by the castle Hellbrunn with its amazing water displays. After a little rest it is time to head back to Salzburg.
[distance: 25 km, uphill: 420 m; 16 miles, uphill: 1378 ft]
DAY 8: Departure from Salzburg
We will be happy to take you to the nearest train station or airport. We wish you a pleasant journey home.

Tour prices 2020

Included services

Price for rider in double room
Own Bike
$ 2.220,-
Riese & Müller Nevo
$ 2.460,-
Single room supplement$ 340,-

Tour prices 2021

Included services

Price for rider in double room
Own Bike
$ 2.220,- *
Riese & Müller Nevo
$ 2.460,- *
Single room supplement$ 340,- *
* Please note the dates and tour prices for 2021 not being confirmed yet. The shown figures are preliminary and subject to change. If the final tour price in 2021 includes an increase of more than 5% compared to the previous year´s tour price, you can cancel your booked participation free of charge until October 31, 2020.

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