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Salzkammergut Lakes 7-day Self-guided Cycling Tour Level 2

  • 7days
  • Austria

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Self-guided Cycling Tour around Salzkammergut Lakes

Famous lakes staying in one hotel

The most famous lakes of the Salzkammergut invite you for a swim, to go on a boat ride, or to cycle along the lakeshore. Living traditions will take you back in time to Empress Sissi’s times or even further into the Hallstatt period. Tempting cakes and pastries will lure you into stylish pastry shops to make sure you get to know the culinary side of this famous region of Austria. At the end of this journey you will agree with our Emperor Franz Josef - "It was very nice, it was a pleasure"!

Tour character: Level 2

Fair weather cyclist: The daily stages are mostly easy to ride and you will also be able to cycle up some smaller climbs and one longer ascent without any difficulties. You will find yourself partly on bike paths and on side roads with little traffic. Only a few kilometres have to be cycled on roads with more traffic.


Your comfortable hotel is located in the peaceful spa gardens of Bad Goisern, directly on the pretty river Mühlbach. The special charm of this family-run hotel with an award-winning gourmet cuisine lies in the unique combination of tradition and modernity. The spacious rooms are furnished in a lovely way and equipped with every comfort. The balconies offer views of the surrounding mountains. You will also feel good in the small but nice spa - sauna, steam bath, and solarium provide relaxation after a day of cycling. The chef will personally take care of your culinary well-being! The dishes are made exclusively from natural products from farmers and producers in the immediate area.

Included in the Salzkammergut Cycling Tour:

  • 6 nights' accommodation in 4* hotel
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Well developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French) with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers
  • Bus transfer to Gosau incl. your bike
  • Train journeys Bad Goisern to Gmunden, Bad Goisern to Bad Aussee and Bad Aussee to Bad Goisern incl. bike
  • 1 x Zaunerstollen pastry and coffee per person at the famous Cafe Zauner
  • Introductory cooking class with the chef (German, English)
  • Free use of the spa area
  • Half board available (215 EUR)
  • Free admission to the public outdoor swimming pool
  • Clear signposting
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Bad Goisern train station
  • Salzburg airport
  • Free parking or Hotel carport for € 20 per week no reservation possible


  • Departure Thursdays and Sundays from 12 April to 11 October 2020

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

Bike: 79 EUR E-bike: 189 EUR

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  • Day 1

    Arrival in Bad Goisern

    The hotel staff will provide you with travel documents and rental bikes.

  • Day 2

    Lake Traunsee approx. 45 km

    In the morning, you will take the train to Gmunden. The beautiful lake resort invites you for a walk. We recommend visiting castle Orth and the ceramic chimes in the tower of the town hall. On the bike path, you will cycle along the river Traun to Ebensee. Then you will continue further along the Traun and this way you will soon reach Bad Ischl. The former imperial city attracts visitors with its Imperial Park, Imperial Villa, and Sissi's teahouse. Now only a few kilometres remain until you will be back at your hotel.

  • Day 3

    Lake Gosausee approx. 25 to 40 km

    The day will start with a transfer to Gosau. From there, you will be able to ride your bike to lake Vorderen Gosausee, from where you will have a marvellous view. On your way back, you will cycle along the river Gosaubach to lake Hallstatt and then further along the river Traun back to Bad Goisern.

  • Day 4

    Lake Wolfgangsee approx. 55 km

    First, you will ride your bike along the river Traun to Bad Ischl. The river Ischler Ache flows to Lake Wolfgangsee and further to St. Wolfgang. If time remains, you should not only visit the White Horse Inn and the church, but also go up the mountain Schafberg by taking the rack railway! A short ferry ride will take you to the other side of the lake and the bike path will take you via lake Nussensee and back to the hotel.

  • Day 5

    Lake Hallstatt approx. 35 km

    Today, there is plenty of time for the World Heritage area around Lake Hallstatt. Magnificent nature and the oldest salt mine in the world, the Dachstein Ice Caves, or a relaxing boat trip – there is something for everyone! During this tour, you will always cycle on the lake shore and all the highlights are close to the route.

  • Day 6

    Lake Ausseersee and Lake Grundlsee approx. 35 to 55 km

    The train will take you to Bad Aussee. There, you will have the opportunity to take a trip to the lakes Grundlsee and Toplitzsee. Lake Altausseer See is located on the way to the valley Rettenbachtal, which leads to Bad Ischl. Now you should definitely try the famous pastry Zaunerstollen (included in the tour price) at the Cafè Zauner. Because Emperor Franz Josef has already enjoyed these delicious pastries! After cycling a few more kilometres, you will get back to Bad Goisern.

  • Day 7

    Departure or extension of your stay

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