10 Lakes and the Sound of Music Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £639 per person
Other durations available on request.
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• The 10-Lake-Tour is an active way to relax, experiencing nature and visiting beautiful places.
• Cycle on shore paths, beautiful unspoilt countryside and unique landscapes.
• Ride through pastures and moor lands, to the Silent-Night town, Oberndorf.
• Visit Hallstatt; “the most beautiful lake town in the world”.
Cycle Route features
On the lake shores and the banks of river Salzach the bicycle routes are flat. In-between the terrain is hilly. Depending on the route you take, one third is on cycle tracks, almost all the rest is on meadow, wood paths and country lanes or side streets with light traffic. Only a few, short sections follow streets with more traffic.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1: Arrival in Salzburg or at the Trumer Seen lakes
Information on the tour and bike fitting. For guests arriving at the Trumer Seen lakes, the subsequent daily tours are accordingly shifted 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).
Day 2: 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!
Day 3: 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).
Day 4: Lake 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, you will cycle through the Aurachtal valley to Lake Traunsee with Gmunden (castle Orth, ceramics factory), Altmünster (bicycle museum), and Traunkirchen (“Fishermen’s Pulpit”).
Day 5: Lake Traunsee – Lake Hallstättersee – Bad Goisern/surrounding area approx. 20-35 km
By train you will go from Lake Traunsee up to Obertraun at Lake Hallstättersee (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.
Day 6: 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 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.
Day 7: Lake Wolfgangsee – Salzburg approx. 40-50 km + walking tour
On the seventh day, you will follow 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).
Day 8: Departure or extension of the cycling holiday
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.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The 10 Lakes & Sound of Music tour stays in Guesthouses, 3* hotels or 4* hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.
- Accommodation in your selected category
– Breakfast buffet or extensive breakfast
– If half board is booked: every day a 3 course meal (in category B: partly in restaurants outside the hotels)
– Welcome briefing
– Luggage transfer between hotels
– Detailed travel documents (route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
– Boat ride on Lake Attersee for arrivals between 01.07. and 31.08.
– Train journey Lake Traunsee – Lake Hallstättersee (does not apply to the shortened tour)
– Bike transfer into the Tiefbrunnau/opportunity for limited number of persons to get a lift
– GPS-data is available
– Rental bike insurance
– Service hotline
Quality, comfortable and sturdy bikes
We understand that well made bikes are essential for an enjoyable cycling holiday. All bikes are based on technology from leading Austrian bike manufacturer ‘KTM’ and serviced by an expert mechanic.
The bikes use good quality components to give you confidence in the bike on your holiday and comfortable riding on varied cycle paths and roads.
About the bikes
You will be given an easily identifiable, solid and sturdy aluminum trekking bike with V-brakes, solid wheels, almost puncture resistant tyres. Each bike has been built through continuous development and feedback from customers.
Each bike is also fitted with a dynamo lighting system for ease, handlebar bag, pannier, mudguards and comfortable saddle made by Selle Royal.
You can also bring your own saddle and adapter with you (diameter of seat post from 27, 2 to 31, 4 mm). We help you with the fitting of saddles and SPD shoes should you require assistance.
7-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano NEXUS gear hub. Gears can be changed anytime even whilst stationary.
21-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano ALIVIO derailleur. The ALIVIO system is robust and easy to use.
The following frame sizes are available on tours with the bikes shown in the picture:
Unisex frame 21-gears with free wheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm
Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedal brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm
Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with freewheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping crossbar” cm
(Must be reserved in advance!)
We will request your heights at the time of booking to ensure correct bike sizing.
We high-quality accessories for your holiday from well-known manufacturers:
• Waterproof rear pannier
• Waterproof handlebar bag
• Service-Set with tools and extra bicycle tube
• Bike pump
• Combination lock
Electric Bikes (E-Bikes) are available!
10 Lakes & the Sound of Music, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.
2017 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Arrival daily 22.04. – 12.05.2017 | 30.09. – 07.10.2017
Arrival daily 13.05. – 23.06.2017 | 02.09. – 29.09.2017
Arrival daily 24.06. – 01.09.2017
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £739 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £769 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £839 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £169
Half Board Upgrade: £169
Electric Bike Upgrade: £99
Category B: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £639 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £679 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £719 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £109
Half Board Upgrade: £139
Electric Bike Upgrade: £99
Hotel Category Descriptions
Category A: 3*** and 4**** hotels
Category B: 3*** hotels, inns, and guest houses
Extra nights are available to book on this tour!
Prices are per person per night and based on two sharing. Single supplements apply.
For extra nights, you will stay in the same hotel. Please let us know if you wish to book extra nights at the start or at the end of the tour when completing your ‘Booking Request’.
Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.
This tour benefits from bike insurance against rental bike theft and damage in the holiday price! Please make sure you lock up the bike, leave it where told by the hotel and treat your hire bicycle as if the bike was your own. Any negligent treatment of the bike will exempt you from cover.
Holiday Price: From £639
Single Supplement: From £109