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Ten Lakes of Austria 8-days Cycling Tour Level 3
In the footsteps of Empress Sissi and Co
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 cycle 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 through a whole world of clichés transformed into realities. The ten lakes round tour is an active recreation experiencing nature and enjoying many attractions such as the Schafberg mountain and the Orth castle.
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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Arrival in Salzburg or at the Trumer Seen lakes
Information on the tour and bike fitting. In the case of those arriving at the Trumer Seen lakes, the subsequent daily tours are moved accordingly in the itinerary (these guests begin the tour with the route described for the third day, cycling the Salzburg - Trumer Seen lakes route on the final day).
Salzburg – Trumer Seen lakes/Lake Wallersee approx. 45-55km
Today, you will cycle along the Salzach to Oberndorf ,birthplace of the Christmas carol 'Silent Night', Arnsdorf , the 'Silent Night' Museum, Michaelbeuern Abbey. Further on cycle into the Trumer Seen lakes country Lake Obertrumer See, Lake Mattsee, Lake Grabensee and also to Lake Wallersee. A shorter, direct version is also possible!
Trumer Seen lakes/Lake Wallersee – Lake Mondsee approx. 50km
The tour will take you through the nature reserve of the Egelseen lakes to Schleedorf, model village and cheese-maker. Continuing on to the idyllic Lake Irrsee. Overnight stay in Mondsee (castle, smokehouse).
Mondsee – Lake Traunsee approx. 50-80km
The day begins with a boat trip to Weyregg (just in season 3), in season 1 and 2 you cycle along Lake Attersee. Afterwards, cycle through the Aurachtal valley to Lake Traunsee with Gmunden (castle Orth, ceramics factory), Altmünster (bicycle museum), and Traunkirchen (Fishermen’s Pulpit).
Lake Traunsee – Lake Hallstättersee – Bad Goisern/surrounding area approx. 20-35km
By train you will go from Lake Traunsee up to Obertraun by Lake Hallstättersee (Dachstein mountainous ice caves). Later, you will continue along the lake to Hallstatt home to "the loveliest lakeside location in the world" and the oldest salt mine. Today’s destination is Bad Goisern or one of the neighbouring towns.
Bad Goisern/surrounding area – Lake Wolfgangsee approx. 35km
Via Bad Ischl Emperor’s Park, Emperor’s Villa, Empress Sissi’s Teahouse you will cycle along the Ischler Ache river to Lake Wolfgangsee. Cycle 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. 40-50km + walking tour
Take the cycle route to St. Gilgen,Mozart Village, the short hiking trail into the Tiefbrunnau is beautiful. Further along you will come across the Hintersee lake, and the Strubklamm gorge into the Wiestal valley (dam). Also going 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 extension of trip
Tours marked with are special prices.
|Start||End||Max. No. Guests||Accommodation||Price p.p.|
|Oct 09 2021||Oct 16 2021||10||Single rooms||734€|
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