Breweries of Upper Cycling Holidays
Start: Salzburg

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Breweries of Upper Austria Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 7 days | 6 nights | From £549 per person
Other durations available on request.
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Combine beer and cycling – though not at the same time!
• Visit the monasteries that are famous for brewing local beers
• Enjoy beer tastings along the route as well as a ‘Beer Bath’
• Explore the famous city of Salzburg
• Follow the river of Salzach and Inn

Cycle Route: Follow the water that makes the beer!
Along the rivers and lakes the terrain is mainly flat with interspersed slight hills. There are mainly cycle paths and small rural roads, however only on short sections, cycling on roads with moderate traffic is unfortunately unavoidable.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary

Day 1:Individual Arrival at Salzburg

Welcome briefing and bike fitting. After that „Die Weiße“, a wheat beer brewery and the ‚Augustinerbräu’ are ripe and ready to host your first Austrian beer tasting experience in the beautiful town of Salzburg.

Day 2:From Salzburg to Franking approx. 65 km

After a short trip along the rivers Salzach und Saalach, you are heading into Bavaria. Do not miss the chance to try more beer specialities at the ‚Schönramer Brewery’.

After this refreshing Bavarian treat the tour swiftly leads you via lake Abtsdorfer back to the river Salzach into Austria. After visiting the ‚Silent Night’ chapel you arrive at Franking via the Salzachauen. Here a unique experience awaits, a ‚beer bath’, the crowning glory at the end of this day.

Day 3:From Franking to Trumer Lakes approx. 30 km

Through the nature reserve ‚Ibmer Moor’ to the Benedictine abbey at Michaelbeuern. The path leads over a hill called Haunsberg and down to the Trumer lakes.

Here you will not only find the ‚Creativ Brauerei’, but also the privat brewery ‚Privatbrauerei Trumer’, two of the most award-winning beer producers in Austria. In the shady beer garden of the Brewery Inn they offer unlimited supply of the ‚amber nectar’ flowing from a beer fountain on special occasions.

Day 4:From Trumer Lakes to Altheim approx. 60 km

Along lake Obertrum and the Mattsee today’s section leads into a beautiful region with rolling hills called ‚Innviertel’. First break possible in the private brewery ‚Privatbrauerei Vitzthum’ in Uttendorf.

This place has practiced the precious art of beer brewing since 1600. Further at river inn to Braunau. From there it is only a few more kilometers to today’s final destination and home of the well known ‚Zwickl-Beer’ brewed in the ‚Raschhofer Brauerei’.

Day 5:From Altheim to Schärding approx. 40 km

Since this is only a short section, today is a day to indulge and enjoy! Stunningly scenic the cycle path along the river Inn leads via Obernberg and Reichersberg into the Baroque town of Schärding.

On top of the ‚Baumgartner’ Brewery, the ‚Beer pharmacy’ and a Brewery Inn called ‚zur Bums`n’, the incredibly pretty town square characteristic of the Inn-Salzach style and featuring the famous ‚Silberzeile’, invites you to take a long break.

Day 6:From Schärding to Passau approx. 15/40 km

On a long downhill descent the bike tour leads along the river Inn into Passau where three rivers meet. Back in Bavaria the beer is never in short supply. In the course of one day countless thirsty cyclists dwell in the shady cool beer gardens of the ‚Bavarian Löwenbrauerei’, the ‚Hacklberg’ brewery, the wheat beer brewery ‚Andorfer’ and last but not least the ‚Innstadt’ brewery.

However a scenic extension on the cycle path along the Danube should not be missed. Only approx. 30 km until your end destination Engelhartszell home of ‚Trappistenbeer’ brewery. Individual return journey via boat to Passau autonomously.

Day 7:Departure or Extended Visit

Map & Route Information

Route features
Along the rivers and lakes the terrain is mainly flat with interspersed slight hills. There are mainly cycle paths and small rural roads, however only on short sections, cycling on roads with moderate traffic is unfortunately unavoidable.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?

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Tour Route Map

Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Breweries of Upper Austria tour stays in middle tier hotels and good guesthouses 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 as already mentioned
– Breakfast buffet
– If half board is booked: every day a 3 course meal
– Welcome briefing
– Luggage transfer between the hotels
– Detailed travel documents (route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
– Drinks voucher for some of the brewery visits
– 1x beer tub bath
– 1x brewery guided tour included
– GPS -data is available
– Rental bike insurance
– Service hotline

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Rental Bike Information

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.

Gear systems

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.

Frame sizes

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!

E-Bikes are available on this holiday. For more information about the benefits of E-Bikes, please find out more here

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Your Prices

Breweries of Upper Austria, 7 days, 6 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.

2018 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Sundays between 22.04. and 07.10.
Season 1: 22.04.2018 – 12.05. | 30.09.2018 – 07.10.
Season 2: 13.05. – 23.06.2018 | 02.09.2018 – 29.09.
Season 3: 24.06.2018 – 01.09.

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £549 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £589 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £629 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £139
Half Board Upgrade: £129
Electric Bike Upgrade: £99

Hotel Category Descriptions
Category: selected 3*** hotels and B&Bs

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.

Bike Insurance
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.

For help and queries regarding this tour…
Contact us | F.A.Qs

Holiday Price: £549
Single Supplement: £139

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Call: 0800 731 1631

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