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Alpe Adria 7-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 2

  • 7days
  • Austria

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7-day Cycle Alpe Adria tour from Salzburg to Villach

A diversified bike tour which starts in Mozart town Salzburg and leads you through the lovely Salzach valley, the wild romantic Gasteiner valley and idyllic Drau valley to Villach, which is located in the sunny heart of Carinthia. This tour offers scenic highlights, culinary tastings, picturesque old cities and fortresses, more steep mountain peaks and deep canyons and of course more Salzburger Nockerl and Carinthian cheese dumplings. Follow the scenic, cultural, architectural and culinary tastings from Salzburg to Carinthia.

Included in the Cycling Tour:

  • 6x nights in 3* Accommodation
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Well developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers
  • 1 train ride Böckstein – Mallnitz incl. your bike
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Not included in the tour:

  • Travel to start of tour, and from end of tour
  • Return transfer by minibus to Salzburg every Saturday morning, costs EUR 85 per person, plus EUR 19 for your bike, to be paid for in advance, reservation is necessary
  • Bike rental
  • Rental bike insurance
  • Visitor’s tax, if due, not included in the price

Tour character: Level 2

No panic! This bike path leads through flat and slightly hilly terrain, even if the surrounding mountain area is not far away. Two longer climbs can be skipped by going by train. You cycle on asphalted roads and nature paths. An about 8 km long descent leads along a road with more traffic

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Salzburg train station
  • Salzburg airport
  • Hotel car park about EUR 10/ day, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible/necessary! Public park garages approx. EUR 65 / week
  • Good train connection from Villach to Salzburg
  • Departure on Sundays and Saturdays

Notes:

  • Minimum number of participants: 2 people

If you would like to rent a bike or e-bike please contact our office when booking: [email protected]

Bike 89 EUR e-bike 199 EUR

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  • Day 1

    Arrival in Salzburg

    Individual arrival to Mozart town Salzburg. Winding alleyways and squares are inviting for a stroll. You should visit a typical café to taste some Austrian delicacies. With every step you breathe in culture and history. Stroll through Getreidegasse, discover Mozart’s birth house or take your time for some shopping. In the afternoon distribution of rental bikes, if booked

  • Day 2

    Salzburg – Golling (approx. 35 km)

    Your bike tour starts in Salzburg and you continue through the shady Salzach lowlands along the river. You cycle to Hallein, which was due to its excavation of salt a rich Celtic city in former times. Hallein impresses with its romantic old city, small alleyways, gates and precious houses. Main attraction is the popular Celtic museum. Along the river you reach the waterfall, the beautiful market square and the fortress from 13th century in Golling. If you want to extend your tour you can make a tour through romantic valley Bluntautal.

  • Day 3

    Golling – St. Johann (approx. 35 km)

    From Golling up to Pass Lueg, enjoy the views onto the beautiful mountain range. You will even not notice the slightly climb. The mountains are coming nearer, and the water is getting louder. You pass the so-called “Salzach-Öfen”, an imposing canyon which was built through the river. At the foot of mountain Hochkönig you reach Werfen. The biggest ice cave in the world is inviting you for a loop tour through the bewitching world of shimmering ice (duration about 4 hours). A last view onto fortress Hohenwerfen before you continue to Bischofshofen. Within a few kilometres you reach St. Johann. We recommend visiting the dome with its towers and the wild romantic Liechtensteinklamm (gorge).

  • Day 4

    St. Johann - Mölltal valley (approx. 55 km + train ride)

    Feeling fresh and rested you start your third leg to Schwarzach im Pongau. Marvel at the pretty Schloss Schernberg on the hill above the village before hopping onto the saddle. Shortly after Schwarzach you leave the Salzach and will be accompanied by the Gasteiner Ache through the wild and romantic Gastein valley. Gather your strength before travelling uphill to the “Ausgleichsbecken”, which will see you cover 2,5km with an elevation change of 130metres – you’ll definitely build up a sweat. Now comes the Klamm Tunnel, where you can cycle its 1,5km on a cycle path. If you want to avoid the tunnel, you can take a train or shuttle service from Schwarzach (about a 10 km drive). Via Dorfgastein and Bad Hofgastein you cycle to the renowned spa and winter sports resort of Bad Gastein, at the foot of the Hohe Tauern, which offers a wealth of natural history and architectural sights. It is then only a stone’s throw to Böckstein, where a train from the Tauernschleuse takes you to Mallnitz on the other side of the Alps in just 10 minutes (self-paid about €5/person). Back in the saddle you can enjoy rushing downhill to your hotel in the Mölltal.

  • Day 5

    Mölltal valley – Spittal (approx. 40 km)

    First off, as you travel along the river Möll you cycle through impressive mountain landscape. In Möllbrücke the Drautal begins, and the sunny south of Austria. Take a leisurely pedal over the last kilometres to Spittal an der Drau. In the middle ages this city was an important junction for pilgrims. Here you can visit the Renaissance Porcia Palace, built in the 16th Century in the style of Italian palazzo – sometimes referred to as ‘the most beautiful Renaissance building north of the Alps’.

  • Day 6

    Spittal - Villach (approx. 35 km)

    Enjoy this route – it leads slightly downhill along river Drau. You should plan a stop in Paternion with worth-seeing churches and palaces. Within short distance you reach Villach with beautiful old city, southern flair and homelike pubs and restaurants.

  • Day 7

    Departure or extension

    Unfortunately you have reached the end of your journey! One thing is certain though: you can head home full of new experiences and impressions. Alternatively you could continue cycling from Villach to Triest... the Adriatic coastline is calling!

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May 08 2022 May 14 2022 12 Single rooms 878€
Double rooms 659€
May 14 2022 May 20 2022 12 Single rooms 918€
Double rooms 699€
May 15 2022 May 21 2022 12 Single rooms 918€
Double rooms 699€
May 21 2022 May 27 2022 12 Single rooms 918€
Double rooms 699€
May 22 2022 May 28 2022 12 Single rooms 918€
Double rooms 699€
May 28 2022 Jun 03 2022 12 Single rooms 918€
Double rooms 699€
May 29 2022 Jun 04 2022 12 Single rooms 918€
Double rooms 699€
Jun 04 2022 Jun 10 2022 12 Single rooms 968€
Double rooms 749€
Jun 05 2022 Jun 11 2022 12 Single rooms 968€
Double rooms 749€
Jun 11 2022 Jun 17 2022 12 Single rooms 968€
Double rooms 749€
Jun 12 2022 Jun 18 2022 12 Single rooms 968€
Double rooms 749€
Jun 18 2022 Jun 24 2022 12 Single rooms 968€
Double rooms 749€
Jun 19 2022 Jun 25 2022 12 Single rooms 968€
Double rooms 749€
Jun 25 2022 Jul 01 2022 12 Single rooms 968€
Double rooms 749€
Jun 26 2022 Jul 02 2022 12 Single rooms 968€
Double rooms 749€
Jul 02 2022 Jul 08 2022 12 Single rooms 968€
Double rooms 749€
Jul 03 2022 Jul 09 2022 12 Single rooms 968€
Double rooms 749€
Jul 09 2022 Jul 15 2022 12 Single rooms 968€
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Jul 10 2022 Jul 16 2022 12 Single rooms 968€
Double rooms 749€
Jul 16 2022 Jul 22 2022 12 Single rooms 968€
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Jul 17 2022 Jul 23 2022 12 Single rooms 968€
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Jul 23 2022 Jul 29 2022 12 Single rooms 968€
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Jul 24 2022 Jul 30 2022 12 Single rooms 968€
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Jul 30 2022 Aug 05 2022 12 Single rooms 968€
Double rooms 749€
Jul 31 2022 Aug 06 2022 12 Single rooms 968€
Double rooms 749€
Aug 06 2022 Aug 12 2022 12 Single rooms 968€
Double rooms 749€
Aug 07 2022 Aug 13 2022 12 Single rooms 968€
Double rooms 749€
Aug 13 2022 Aug 19 2022 12 Single rooms 968€
Double rooms 749€
Aug 14 2022 Aug 20 2022 12 Single rooms 968€
Double rooms 749€
Aug 20 2022 Aug 26 2022 12 Single rooms 968€
Double rooms 749€
Aug 21 2022 Aug 27 2022 12 Single rooms 968€
Double rooms 749€
Aug 27 2022 Sep 02 2022 12 Single rooms 968€
Double rooms 749€
Aug 28 2022 Sep 03 2022 12 Single rooms 968€
Double rooms 749€
Sep 03 2022 Sep 09 2022 12 Single rooms 968€
Double rooms 749€
Sep 04 2022 Sep 10 2022 12 Single rooms 968€
Double rooms 749€
Sep 10 2022 Sep 16 2022 12 Single rooms 918€
Double rooms 699€
Sep 11 2022 Sep 17 2022 12 Single rooms 918€
Double rooms 699€
Sep 17 2022 Sep 23 2022 12 Single rooms 918€
Double rooms 699€
Sep 18 2022 Sep 24 2022 12 Single rooms 918€
Double rooms 699€
Sep 24 2022 Sep 30 2022 12 Single rooms 918€
Double rooms 699€
Sep 25 2022 Oct 01 2022 12 Single rooms 918€
Double rooms 699€
Oct 01 2022 Oct 07 2022 12 Single rooms 878€
Double rooms 659€
Oct 02 2022 Oct 08 2022 12 Single rooms 878€
Double rooms 659€
Oct 08 2022 Oct 14 2022 12 Single rooms 878€
Double rooms 659€

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