Zell am See – One Hotel Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 7 days | 6 nights | From £649 per person
Other durations available on request.
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Cycle around Lake Zellersee.
• Krimml Waterfalls
• Take a trip to Mount Großglockner (extra charge)
• Enjoy a game of Maishofen bicycle golf.
• Castles Liechtenau and Habach
Cycle Route features
Zell am See and the village Maishofen with its castles make ideal starting points for your daytrips. On mostly flat bike paths, you can explore the region around Lake Zellerand enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding, partly snow-covered peaks of the over 3,000 metres high Tauern Mountains.
You will ride comfortably to unique natural wonders such as the Krimml waterfalls or the Seisenbergklamm gorge and to cultural highlights such as the new national park museum or the tourist mine in Leogang.
Also the highest mountain in Austria, the Großglockner with its 3,798 metres, is worth a visit. The bus will take you up to 2,500 metres. Many castles are located on or above the road. Your hosts will take care of you after your cycling days and we also recommend mingling with the locals in order to experience firsthand what it means to live traditions on a daily basis.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1: Arrival in Maishofen
The details and rental bikes (if booked) are prepared in the hotel for you.
Day 2: Around Lake Zeller approx. 30 km
Today, you will cycle past Castle Prielau to the lakeshore. There, you will continue along the lakeshore to Zell am See with its beautiful old town centre (pedestrian zone, historic parish church) and further into the Schüttdorf moor.
You will return along the other side of the lake with stunning views of the mountain city and the mountain Schmittenhöhe.
Day 3: Into the Oberpinzgau region, to Mittersill and Krimml approx. 40-65 km
You will take the Krimml train from Zell am See (excl. bicycle ticket, approx. €2.50/bike) up into the Oberpinzgau region to the Krimml waterfalls (highest waterfall in Europe).
On your way back you will cycle steadily downhill over the national park towns Hollerbach (herbal village), Stuhlfelden (Castle Liechtenau, Castle Habach) and Mittersill (national park museum, castle). The route can be interrupted and shortened at any time.
Day 4: To the Tourist Mine in Leogang or to Hochfilzen approx. 45-70 km
On the fourth day you will cycle through the small moor bath Neunbrünnen to the riverbanks of the Saalach River and further to the Leogang Ache. The mine will set you back to times long past. Here, the silver ore for the famous Salzburg silver coins was reduced.
The richest mineral deposit in Salzburg holds 70 partly very rare kinds of minerals, which can be admired in the mineral cabinet. After your daytrip, you will return back to your hotel through lush meadows and on beautifully landscaped paths.
Day 5: Onto the Mountain Großglockner
Twice a week a tour bus goes up to the mountain Großglockner, the highest mountain in Austria. From the Hochtor lookout point on 2,503 metres you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the surrounding peaks.
A national park ranger will tell you lots of interesting facts about the flora and fauna. (Trip not included, price approx. € 29,-/person / operating times from mid June to late September).
Day 6: To the Seisenbergklamm gorge in Weißbach approx. 55 – 65 km
Today you will cycle through a small rural hamlet, first to Maria Alm and then to Saalfelden. From there, you will continue along the river Saalach to Weißbach to the Seisenbergklamm gorge.
In 1831, woodcutters constructed a 600 metres long way on which now visitors can explore the gorge. Later, you will cycle back to your hotel past Lake Ritzensee and through the Kolling woods.
Day 7: Departure or extension
Alternative: 8 days / 7 nights
With this option you have the opportunity for a guided hike (minimum of 4 people) onto one of the mountains of Maishofen with a marvellous view, or for a shorter hike (approx. 1 hour) onto the Schwalbenwand (mountain face) to the Kammer-Eck mountain cabin where you can enjoy a hearty snack.
Alternatively, you can cycle a tour through the town (approx. 15 km) where you can play a round of unique Maishofen bicycle golf. Moreover, we recommend a trip to nearby Salzburg (approx. 85 km) where you can visit many attractions for free with the Salzburg Card included in your tour package.
You will cycle on almost completely flat routes in the river valleys of the Salzach and Saalach rivers. Only when the bike path leaves the riverbank, the terrain gets slightly hilly.
You will find yourself mostly on paved bike paths and quiet side streets. Only very short sections will be cycled on roads with more traffic.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Zell am See – One Hotel tour stays in a 4* hotelcarefully chosen for it’s location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
- Accommodation in Hotel Schloss Kammer
– Breakfast buffet
– 6 x half board (3-course menu), 1x Pinzgauer Kasnockenpfanne meal as part of half board
– Developed route
– Detailed travel documents (route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
– Brandy tasting in the historic cellar of the castle
– Hearty snack at the Kammer-Eck mountain cabin (bread with bacon and a glass of cider, only with option 8/7)
– Salzburger Land Card with more than 190 free or discounted admissions for different attractions, train journey from Zell am See – Krimml excl. your bike
– Free admission to the public swimming area Maishofen/Lake Zellersee
– A guided hike (minimum of 4 people, only with option 8/7)
– Free Maishofen bicycle golf, incl. map, scorecard, and golf clubs
– Use of all hotel offers (swimming pond, sauna, stone bath,…)
– 1x voucher for the solarium
– 1x voucher for the infrared cabin
– Rental bike insurance
– Service hotline
Cat. A: Landhotel Schloss Kammer 4****
The motto of the family Neumayer “preserve traditional values worth of protection and convince with the contemporary” is implemented in a very lovely way in every detail of their hotel. The family has been running, and above all living, the agricultural and touristic family business for eight generations.
This is how they make you feel what it means to be “really a guest”. The castle, which was fully renovated in 1994 and 2007, will take you back to ancient times and still you won’t miss any modern comfort.
Only natural materials were used in the very stylish rooms. The family’s love for local products can also be found in the hotel kitchen.
The hotel restaurant is widely known for its Pinzgau specialities for which products from the farm, the garden, the fields and woods are used. Even the bread is baked in their own wooden stove. The Badstub`n spa – with a rustic farmer’s sauna, stone bath, solarium, and infrared cabin – invites you to relax. Or you can refresh yourself in the large swimming pond in the garden of the castle.
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!
Zell am See – One Hotel, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.
2017 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 29.04. – 19.05.2017 | 30.09. – 07.10.2017
Season 2: 20.05. – 23.06.2017 | 02.09. – 29.09.2017
Season 3: 24.06. – 01.09.2017
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £649 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £709 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £739 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £59
Electric Bike Upgrade: £89
Hotel Category Descriptions
Hotel: Landhotel Schloss Kammer 4**** in Maishofen
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: £649
Single Supplement: £59