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Austria's 10 lakes 8-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 3
What is lovelier than being out and about, cycling along the banks of lakes, and just letting your spirit soar in a marvellous natural landscape? The cycling tour through the Salzkammergut and the Trumer Seen lake area is wonderfully suited for this. Only a few kilometres beyond Salzburg, you will be greeted by the luxury of a unique natural panorama. The gentle, hilly landscape of Salzburg’s alpine foothills has a charm all of its own. You will cycle through meadows and moorlands to Oberndorf – the place associated with the Christmas carol "Silent Night" - and also to the old imperial town of Bad Ischl. In a way, you will be travelling a whole world of clichés transformed into realities. The ten lakes round tour is active recreation, experiencing nature and enjoying many attractions, such as the mountain Schafberg and the castle Orth.
On the banks of the lakes and at the river Salzach, the routes are completely flat. In between, the terrain is mainly hilly. Depending on the option chosen, approximately one third of the route is on cycle paths and almost all the rest is through fields and on forest paths, farm roads, and quiet side roads. There are only a few short sections on roads with more traffic.
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Bike 79 EUR E-bike 189 EUR
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Arrival in Salzburg
Information on the tour and bike fitting.
Salzburg – Trumer Seen lakes/Lake Wallersee approx. 45-55 km
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 Trumer Seen lakes country (Lake Obertrumer See, Lake Mattsee, Lake Grabensee) and partly also to Lake Wallersee. A shorter, direct version is also possible!
Trumer Seen lakes/Lake Wallersee –Lake Mondsee approx. 50 km
On the third day, the tour will take you through the nature reserve of the Egelseen lakes to Schleedorf (model village and cheese-maker). Later, you will continue to the idyllic Lake Irrsee. Overnight stay in Mondsee (castle, smokehouse).
Mondsee – Lake Traunsee approx. 50-80 km
The day begins with a boat trip to Weyregg (just in season 3), in season 1 and 2 you cycle along lake Attersee. Afterwards, you will cycle through the Aurachtal valley to Lake Traunsee with Gmunden (castle Orth, ceramics factory), Altmunster (bicycle museum), and Traunkirchen ("Fishermen’s Pulpit").
Lake Traunsee – Lake Hallstattersee – Bad Goisern/surrounding area approx. 20-35 km
By train you will go from Lake Traunsee up to Obertraun at Lake Hallstattersee (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.
Bad Goisern/surrounding area – Lake Wolfgangsee approx. 35 km
Via Bad Ischl (Emperor’s Park, Emperor’s Villa, Empress Sissi’s Teahouse) you will cycle along the Ischler Ache river to Lake Wolfgangsee: You will come through places such as St. Wolfgang (White Horse Inn, parish church, cog railway on to the Schafberg), Strobl, Lake Abersee (Zinkenbachklamm gorge) and St. Gilgen - the Mozart village on Lake Wolfgangsee.
Lake Wolfgangsee – Salzburg approx. 40-50 km
On the seventh day, you will take the cycle route to St. Gilgen ("Mozart Village"), the short hiking trail into the Tiefbrunnau, past the Hintersee lake, and the Strubklamm gorge into the Wiestal valley (dam): You will come through the Glasenbachklamm into the Salzachtal valley. Shortly before reaching Salzburg, it is worth visiting the castle Schloss Hellbrunn (park, zoo, water games). Your destination is the festival and Mozart city of Salzburg with its numerous attractions (fortress, old town).
Departure or extend your stay in Salzburg
We were very happy with our cycling holiday in Austria and thank you so much for organizing this for us! I think this was one of our best holidays so far, full of adventure and incredibly beautiful places. We loved the lake region and how each lake was different than the other! The scenery was amazing and the cycle paths were really taking us to some of the best views. We enjoyed being outdoors in nature and be active. We had two days of hard rain but the rest of the time the weather was really nice and it was a great experience! We loved the hotels too, especially the one at Wolfgangsee. That one was our favorite, but they all had a charming feel and we appreciated our stay. Anyway, we will for sure plan more biking holidays like this! It was an amazing experience and we enjoyed all of it! Happy faces and thanks to you! Thanks a lot for your great help and we will be recommending your bike tours to our friends!
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|Start||End||Max. No. Guests||Accommodation||Price p.p.|
|Oct 09 2021||Oct 16 2021||12||Single rooms||868€|
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