10 Lakes from Salzburg

Cycle through Salzburg's famous Lake District

Mondsee, Hallstättersee, Attersee, Traunsee, Wolfgangsee, Wallersee, Trumer lakes Mattsee, Obertrumer See, Grabensee and Wallersee and much more! The well-known lake area in Salzkammergut is particularly popular for its natural and cultural diversity. Because every lake tells its own story: from Empress Sisi to the Trapp family, crystal clear water to the view and dreamy landscapes along the river to cool off in between all this awaits you on your bike tour through Salzburg and Upper Austria.

Details about the Ten Lakes Tour cycling tour

The start and finish of the bike tour are the Trumer seen. You cycle along the ten lakes via Salzburg, Gmunden, Hallstatt and Bad Ischl. The Ten Lakes Tour is perfect for your next cycling adventure. Because with every step on the pedals, you get closer to the mesmerizing backdrop of the lake.

The highlights of the cycling holiday at a glance

  • Oberndorf: The birthplace of the Christmas carol "Silent Night". Cycle a few kilometres further to Arnsdorf, where the famous Stille Nacht Museum is located.

  • Schafberg: Up the mountain with the rack railway, that's the motto at the Wolfgangsee. When you reach the top, you can be sure of the beautiful panoramic view of the surrounding lake district of the Salzkammergut!

  • Kaiservilla Bad Ischl: The "Kaiservilla", where Empress Sisi and Emperor Franz Joseph loved to spend the summer months. Tip: The famous tea house of Empress Sisi is worth a visit.

  • Hangar 7 in Salzburg: For the race fanatics and Max Verstappen fans among us, this airport hangar is a collection of historic planes, helicopters and Formula 1 race cars and serves as the home base for the Flying Bulls, a private jet fleet based in Salzburg.

  • Wildkar waterfall in Seeham: On top of the Teufelgraben with a magnificent view over the Obertrummersee, a beautiful walk starts in the nature park that leads along the river Teufelsgrabenbach to the Wildkar waterfall, a natural monument of no less than 5m high and 20m wide.

Worth knowing about the Ten Lakes Tour bicycle tour

Do you like bike rides and see rolling hilly landscapes as challenging? Then the Ten Lakes Tour is perfect for you. While the routes on the shores of the lake are primarily flat, the sporty cyclists are challenged on the hilly terrain.

This tour has been graded as Challenging. Find out more about our cycling holiday difficulty levels.

Read a detailed day-by-day tour report of Austria's 10 Lakes cycle tour on our Active on Holiday blog.

Tour information
Challenging
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-Guided
  • Luggage transfers included
  • Total cycling distance: approx. 330 km
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Itinerary

Join us for an informative session and experience the convenience of rental bicycles. Explore the renowned shopping haven, Getreidegasse, take a leisurely stroll across the majestic Residenzplatz or indulge in a visit to Hangar 7.

Racing enthusiasts and devoted Max Verstappen fans will be thrilled by the extraordinary display at this airport hangar, featuring an array of historic aircraft, helicopters, and Formula 1 racing cars. It proudly stands as the home base for the Flying Bulls, a distinguished private jet fleet located in Salzburg. Hangar-7, generously owned by Red Bull visionary Dietrich Mateschitz, welcomes you with open doors and free entry.

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 Lake Trumer Seen country (Lake Obertrum, Lake Mattsee, Lake Grabensee) and partly also to Lake Wallersee. A shorter, direct version is also possible!

ca. 45-55 km

On the third day, the tour will take you through the nature reserve of the Egelseen lakes to Schleedorf. Later, you will continue to the idyllic Lake Irrsee. Overnight stay in Mondsee (castle, smokehouse).

ca. 50 km

The day begins with a boat trip to Attersee for arrivals in July and August, in the other months you cycle along Lake Attersee. 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").

ca. 50 km-80 km

By train, you will go from Lake Traunsee up to Obertraun at Lake Hallstatt (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.

ca. 20-35 km

Embark on an unforgettable cycling expedition that takes you through a series of remarkable landmarks and natural wonders. Starting from Bad Ischl, where you can explore the opulent Emperor's Park, the stately Emperor's Villa, and even indulge in a visit to Empress Sissi's charming Teahouse, your journey will be steeped in historical grandeur.

Following the meandering path of the Ischler Ache River, your route will lead you to the captivating shores of Lake Wolfgangsee. En route, you'll traverse captivating locales including St. Wolfgang, famous for its White Horse Inn, captivating parish church, and the cog railway that ascends the majestic Schafberg.

Your adventure continues through the charming town of Strobl, offering its own unique allure. Passing by the tranquil Lake Abersee, don't miss the opportunity to explore the captivating Zinkenbachklamm gorge, a true natural wonder.

Finally, your cycling expedition culminates in the charming village of St. Gilgen, often referred to as the "Mozart village" due to its historical association with the legendary composer. This village, situated on the serene shores of Lake Wolfgangsee, promises a picturesque finale to your journey.

ca. 35 km

Your journey continues as you follow the designated cycle route to St. Gilgen, often referred to as the charming "Mozart Village." From there, the path leads you to the mesmerizing Fuschlsee, a deep blue jewel that graces your route. Passing the serene Lake Hintersee and the awe-inspiring Strubklamm Gorge, you'll then venture into the enchanting Wiestal Valley, where a striking dam awaits.

As you traverse the captivating Glasenbachklamm, you'll soon find yourself in the picturesque Salzachtal Valley. Just before arriving in Salzburg, take advantage of the opportunity to explore the magnificent Schloss Hellbrunn, a castle known for its expansive park, captivating zoo, and playful water games.

Your ultimate destination is the festival and Mozart city of Salzburg, renowned for its rich history and cultural attractions. Don't miss the chance to explore the iconic fortress and the charming old town.

ca. 50-70 km

After breakfast, you check out of the hotel or book extra nights in Salzburg.

Route information

On the shores of the lake and on the Salzach, the cycling routes are completely flat. In between, the terrain is mostly hilly. Most of the tour leads on cycle paths and very little used side roads from lake to lake. Only a few, short stretches sometimes on busy roads.

Prices and dates

Prices are per person in GBP and exclude flights

Price calculation and check availability: 10 Lakes from Salzburg

Place of arrival: Salzburg
  Season 1
13.04.2024 - 19.04.2024
28.09.2024 - 05.10.2024

Daily
Season 2
20.04.2024 - 17.05.2024
14.09.2024 - 27.09.2024

Daily
Season 3
18.05.2024 - 13.09.2024

Daily
10 Lakes from Salzburg, Cat. A, AT-SKRZS-08A
Base price
1,099.00
1,139.00
1,269.00
Single room surcharge 299.00 299.00 299.00
10 Lakes from Salzburg, Cat. B, AT-SKRZS-08B
Base price
959.00
999.00
1,099.00
Single room surcharge 169.00 169.00 169.00

Hotel information:

Category A: You stay in 3**** and 4**** Hotels
Category B: You stay in 3**** Hotels, Gasthofes and Pensions

Season 1
Apr 13, 2024 - Apr 19, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 5, 2024
Daily
Season 2
Apr 20, 2024 - May 17, 2024
Sep 14, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
Daily
Season 3
May 18, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024
Daily
10 Lakes from Salzburg, Cat. A, AT-SKRZS-08A
Base price
Single room surcharge
10 Lakes from Salzburg, Cat. B, AT-SKRZS-08B
Base price
Single room surcharge
1,099.00
299.00
959.00
169.00
1,139.00
299.00
999.00
169.00
1,269.00
299.00
1,099.00
169.00

Hotel information:

Category A: You stay in 3**** and 4**** Hotels
Category B: You stay in 3**** Hotels, Gasthofes and Pensions

Season 1
Apr 13, 2024 - Apr 19, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 5, 2024
Season 2
Apr 20, 2024 - May 17, 2024
Sep 14, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
Season 3
May 18, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024
Salzburg
Double room p.p. Cat. A
Single room surcharge
Trumer Seen Lakes/Lake Wallersee
Double room p.p. Cat. A
Single room surcharge
Salzburg
Double room p.p. Cat. B
Single room surcharge
Trumer Seen Lakes/Lake Wallersee
Double room p.p. Cat. B
Single room surcharge
85.00
59.00
62.00
15.00
69.00
29.00
55.00
15.00
85.00
59.00
62.00
15.00
69.00
29.00
55.00
15.00
99.00
59.00
62.00
15.00
85.00
29.00
55.00
15.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Salzburg
  Season 1
Apr 13, 2024 - Apr 19, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 5, 2024

Daily
Season 2
Apr 20, 2024 - May 17, 2024
Sep 14, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024

Daily
Season 3
May 18, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024

Daily
Salzburg
Double room p.p. Cat. A 85.00 85.00 99.00
Single room surcharge 59.00 59.00 59.00
Trumer Seen Lakes/Lake Wallersee
Double room p.p. Cat. A 62.00 62.00 62.00
Single room surcharge 15.00 15.00 15.00
Salzburg
Double room p.p. Cat. B 69.00 69.00 85.00
Single room surcharge 29.00 29.00 29.00
Trumer Seen Lakes/Lake Wallersee
Double room p.p. Cat. B 55.00 55.00 55.00
Single room surcharge 15.00 15.00 15.00
Filter
21-Speed Unisex Bike
21-Speed Men's Bike
7-Speed Unisex Bike
27-Speed Bike PLUS
Unisex E-Bike
99.00
99.00
99.00
159.00
239.00
Prices per person in GBP

Our rental bikes

Included services and travel information

Services

Included

  • 7 nights in the chosen category, including breakfast
  • Boat trip on Attersee on arrival between 01.07 and 31.08
  • Train journey Traunsee-Hallstätter See including bicycle
  • Personal welcome meeting (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer(s)
  • Travel folder 1 x per room (German, English with route and overview maps, detailed route description, places of interest, important telephone numbers, suitcase labels)
  • Own signage on the route
  • GPS data available on request
  • Service Hotline

Not included

  • Tourist tax, if applicable, to be paid locally

Arrival information
  • Train: Salzburg station
  • Plane: Salzburg
  • Parking: Salzburg Category A: parking is approximately €10 per day. Category B: Parking approximately €8 per day. Public parking garage approximately €65 per week. To be paid on-site, no reservation is possible/necessary

 

Sample hotel list

This is a sample hotel list. Hotels will be booked depending on availability.

Salzburg 

ARCOTEL Castellani Salzburg 4****

www.castellani.arcotel.com 

Hotel Ganslhof 3*** 

www.hotel-ganslhof.at  

Ibmer Moor/Holzöster 

Hotel Seewirt 4**** 

www.seewirt-holzoestersee.at  

Hotel Seewirt 4**** 

www.seewirt-holzoestersee.at  

Trumer Seen/Wallersee 

Hotel Walkner 3*** 

www.hotel-walkner.at  

Gasthof Mitterhof 

www.mitterhof.at   

Mondsee 

Hotel Krone 4**** 

https://www.hotel-krone-mondsee.at/ 

Landhaus Meingast 

www.landhausmeingast.at  

Traunsee 

Hotel Post Ebensee 3*** 

www.hotel-post-ebensee.at  

Hotel Landgasthof Hocheck 3*** 

www.hocheck.at  

Bad Goisern/Umgebung 

Hotel Moserwirt 3*** 

www.moserwirt.at 

Hotel Goisererhof***s 

www.hotel-goisererhof.at  

Wolfgangsee 

Seehotel Huber 4**** 

www.seehotel-huber.at 

Gasthof Aberseehof 3*** 

www.aberseehof.at  

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