8 day Independent tour The region near Salzburg where the famous 1960’s musical The Sound of Music was filmed, is known as the “Salzkammergut” – and is one of the most charming regions in Austria: blue lakes, high mountains, green meadows and forests – a storybook landscape. The lakes Mondsee, Attersee, Traunsee and Wolfgangsee are […]
8 day Independent tour
The region near Salzburg where the famous 1960’s musical The Sound of Music was filmed, is known as the “Salzkammergut” – and is one of the most charming regions in Austria: blue lakes, high mountains, green meadows and forests – a storybook landscape.
The lakes Mondsee, Attersee, Traunsee and Wolfgangsee are the most well known lakes in this region. Not to forget the ancient emperor’s residence in Bad Ischl, and the “World Heritage” music and festival town of Salzburg.
Day to Day Schedule
Arrival in Salzburg
Welcome briefing and distribution of rental bikes.
Salzburg – Lake Wallersee approx 45 km
You cycle long the river Salzach to Oberndorf (birthplace of “Silent Night” chapel), Arnsdorf (Silent-Night-Museum), Michaelbeuern (abbey) and on to the Trumer Lakes (Obertrumer See, Mattsee, Grabensee); sometimes to Wallersee.
Trumer Lakes/Lake Wallersee – Lake Mondsee/Lake Attersee approx 50-60 km
Through the nature reserve of the Egel Lakes to the village of Schleedorf (dairy) further to Lake Irrsee or past Wallersee and trough the “Finsterloch” (Dark Hole) to Lake Irrsee. Overnight stay is in Mondsee (castle) or Attersee (Unterach/Nußdorf)
Lake Mondsee/Lake Attersee – Lake Traunsee approx 45-55 km
Journey by boat to Weyregg (watch for seasonal timetables!). Afterwards through Aurachtal (valley) to Lake Traunsee: Gmunden (castle Orth, ceramics factory), Altmünster (bike museum) and Traunkirchen (fisherman association).
Lake Traunsee – Lake Hallstätter See – Bad Goisern/surroundings approx 20-35 km
You go by train from Lake Traunsee upwards to Obertraun (Dachstein ice caves). Short bike tour until you reach Hallstatt (“the most beautiful lake town of the world”, oldest salt mine). Stage of this day is Bad Goisern or surroundings.
Bad Goisern/surroundings – Lake Wolfgangsee approx 35 km
Through Bad Ischl (emperor’s park, emperor´s villa, Sissi’s tea house) you cycle along the Ischler Ache (creek) to Lake Wolfgangsee. St. Wolfgang (famous hotel Weißes Rößl, parish church, rack railway on the sheep mountain), Strobl, Abersee (gorge Zinkenbachklamm) or St. Gilgen, the Mozart village on the Lake Wolfgangsee is today’s destinations.
Lake Wolfgangsee – Salzburg approx 40-50 km
Short cycle tour to St. Gilgen (“Mozartdorf”) in the morning. Hike to Tiefbrunnau (bike transport).
Afterwards you cycle on a beautiful path downhill to Lake Hintersee and through the gorge Strubklamm into Wiestal (reservoir). Your tour leads you through the gorge Glasenbachklamm into the valley Salzachtal. Shortly before Salzburg a visit to Hellbrunn is worthwhile (castle, park, zoo, fountains). Destination is the pageants- and Mozart town Salzburg with its lot of places of interest.
Individual departure or additional nights
|Tour Rating- Moderate|
Mostly on cycle paths, field paths, or quiet back roads; terrain is reasonably hilly, with some longer uphill stretches. A good level of fitness is required.
Independent Tours – Schedule & Price
Departure Dates 2015
Daily from mid-April to mid-October
|Price per person||CAD 1070|
|Optional halfboard dinner plan||$220|
|Optional Electro bike||$160|
Mid-Season Supplement (May 12 to June 27; Sep 1 to 21)
|High-Season supplement (June 28 toAugust 31||$125|
|Upgrade to superior 3+ and 4 star hotels||$260|
|Airport / transfers|
We suggest flying into Salzburg.
|This tour includes:|
* 21 speed touring bike
6 or 8 night tour options also possible. Please enquire