Salzkammergut Lakes with Charm

Explore the Salzkammergut staying in unique hotels

Over eight days you will explore five lakes in the beautiful Salzkammergut. From Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, to Mondsee, Attersee and Traunsee and then on to Lake Wolfgang and Lake Hallstatt. The gently hilly landscape of the Salzburg foothills of the Alps has its charm. 

A world full of aristocratic past awaits you in the imperial city of Bad Ischl: the Imperial Villa, where Sisi and Franz once celebrated their engagement, living coffee house tradition and many traditional costume boutiques. Enjoy active relaxation with nature experiences and sights!

Details about the cycling holiday around the Salzkammergut Lakes

The Salzkammergut, the pearl of Upper Austria and a patchwork of lakes. Ideal for letting your soul dangle while you cycle through the gently rolling landscape, meadows, and moorland. Your constant companion is of course the bike - and countless lakes. There are five in number. For example the deep green Attersee, ideal for a long swim, or the clear Wolfgangsee with the world-famous "Weißen Rössl". And best of all: During the entire cycle tour you will spend the night in exceptional, charming hotels! You can read more about this under Cycle tours with charm.

The highlights of this Austrian cycling holiday at a glance:

  • Boat trip on the Attersee: A fascinating world of colours, imposing summer villas and regional snack bars await you! Well then, full speed ahead!

  • For particularly sporty people: If cycling is not enough for you, you can take the cable car up the Feuerkogel in Ebensee and dare a tour of the sunny high plateau!

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site Hallstatt: Find Celtic graves, the oldest salt mine in the world and a prehistoric museum in Hallstatt. Get your impression of this picturesque place between the Alps and Lake Hallstatt.

Worth knowing about the cycle tour around the Salzkammergut Lakes

A unique landscape awaits you on the eight-day lake tour in the Salzkammergut. Are you an ambitious holiday cyclist, who loves charming hotels and challenging stages? Then you will also love this bike tour! On the banks of the Salzach, the route is completely flat but mostly hilly in between. That means: From time to time you have to pedal hard. But as the saying goes: no pain, no gain!

About our active holidays with charm

With our 'cycling holidays with charm' you can enjoy the full service of our active trips and stay in very special accommodations with that certain something and in the best location. This means that you can look forward to exquisite furnishings and a design typical of the country, as well as culinary delights at the highest level. Most of our charming hotels also offer spacious pools and wellness areas where you can relax after a nice day of cycling.

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

Tour information
Challenging
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-Guided
  • Luggage transfers included
  • Total cycling distance: approx. 250 km
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Itinerary

Tour information and bike handover. Stroll today through the famous Getreidegasse and across the imposing Residenzplatz.

 

The tour goes along the Salzach, then on the disused Ischler Bahn route to Eugendorf. The cycle path continues across lush meadows to Thalgau and to the foot of the Drachenwand, an impressive rock massif that extends into Lake Mondsee. The lakeside cycle path takes you to the centre of the city of the same name, known not only for the musical Sound of Music!

 

First, you cycle along the banks of the Mondsee to the Attersee. This is the largest lake in the Salzkammergut and is not only known for its deep green colour. Many celebrities from near and far live in stately homes on its banks. Either by boat (only for arrivals from July 1st to August 31st) to Attersee or along the lake shore via Nussdorf and Seewalchen, then through the Aurach Valley to Lake Traunsee to Gmunden with its famous Ort Castle or the ceramic bells in the town hall tower. A few kilometres remain to Traunkirchen, where you will stay overnight.

 

The cycle path leads along the Traunsee to the saltpan town of Ebensee, from here you follow the Traun to Bad Ischl with its imperial past. Lake Hallstatt is finally reached via the climatic health resort of Bad Goisern. Impressed by the scenery, you cycle along the lake to Hallstatt, the "most beautiful lakeside town in the world". You will stay overnight right in the centre of the world-famous place.

 

Back along the Traun, you will soon reach Bad Ischl. You should definitely try the sweet specialities (incl.) in the famous Café Zauner today, as our Emperor Franz Josef and his Sissi also enjoyed the Bundt cake here. Strengthened, you cycle onto Lake Wolfgang and enjoy the flair around your famous hotel, the white horse.

 

You have numerous options for an active day at Austria's most famous lake. We recommend taking the cog railway (on your own) up to the summit of the Schafberg (1782m) with a wonderful all-round view, as well as a boat trip (on your own). A bathing day in crystal clear water is of course a suitable alternative to being active...

 

On the bike path along the lake to St. Gilgen and on to the deep blue Fuschlsee. From there you go to the idyllic Tiefbrunnau. Again by bike, we continue to the Hintersee and through the Strubklamm to the Wiestal. The trip through the Glasenbachklamm to the Salzach Valley is impressive. Shortly before Salzburg, a detour to Hellbrunn Palace is worthwhile. The destination is the festival and Mozart city of Salzburg with numerous sights.

Route information

The cycle routes are entirely flat on the lake shores and the Salzach. In between, the terrain is mostly hilly. Most of it leads from lake to lake on bike paths and side roads with very little traffic. Only a few, short sections sometimes are on busy streets.

Prices and dates

Prices are per person in GBP and exclude flights

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

Saturday and Sunday
Season 2
20.04.2024 - 17.05.2024
14.09.2024 - 27.09.2024

Saturday and Sunday
Season 3
18.05.2024 - 13.09.2024

Saturday and Sunday
Salzkammergut Lakes with Charm, AT-SKRZS-08D
Base price
1,399.00
1,489.00
1,659.00
Single room surcharge 599.00 599.00 599.00
Season 1
Apr 13, 2024 - Apr 19, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 5, 2024
Saturday and Sunday
Season 2
Apr 20, 2024 - May 17, 2024
Sep 14, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024
Saturday and Sunday
Season 3
May 18, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024
Saturday and Sunday
Salzkammergut Lakes with Charm, AT-SKRZS-08D
Base price
Single room surcharge
1,399.00
599.00
1,489.00
599.00
1,659.00
599.00
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
Single room surcharge
169.00
105.00
169.00
105.00
169.00
105.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Salzburg
  Season 1
Apr 13, 2024 - Apr 19, 2024
Sep 28, 2024 - Oct 5, 2024

Saturday and Sunday
Season 2
Apr 20, 2024 - May 17, 2024
Sep 14, 2024 - Sep 27, 2024

Saturday and Sunday
Season 3
May 18, 2024 - Sep 13, 2024

Saturday and Sunday
Salzburg
Double room p.p 169.00 169.00 169.00
Single room surcharge 105.00 105.00 105.00
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

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Included services and travel information

Services

Included:

  • Overnight stays as stated
  • Breakfast
  • Personal tour information (DE, EN)
  • luggage transfer
  • Well-planned route guidance
  • Detailed travel documents 1 x per room (DE, EN)
  • 1 boat trip on Lake Attersee for arrivals in July and August
  • 1 x Zaunerstollen and coffee per person in the well-known Cafe Zauner
  • Navigation app and GPS data available
  • Service hotline

Optional:

  • Rental bikes including rental bike insurance
Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Salzburg train station
  • Salzburg Airport
  • Public garage approx. EUR 70 per week, payable on site, no reservation possible/necessary!

Important information:

  • Visitor's tax, if due, not included in the travel price!

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