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Salzkammergut Tour Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £819 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Beautiful panoramic view of Lake Wolfgangsee from the top of the Schafberg
• Ride around the incredible lake Toplitzsee
• Visit Hallstatt, a world heritage site
• Explore the Imperial town of Bad Ischl

Cycle Route:
The terrain along the banks of the lakes is completely flat with interspersed slight hills. Most of is on cycle paths and on side roads with little traffic cycling from one lake to the next. Only for a few short sections, cycling on busier roads is unfortunately unavoidable.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival at lake Wolfgangsee

Welcome briefing and bike fitting. We recommend a first stroll along the lake.

Day 2: Lake Wolfgangsee – Lake Mondsee approx. 30 km

During the morning you have ample time to explore St. Wolfgang. Today’s short tour first leads you along the lovely lake Wolfgangsee to St. Gilgen. Then you cycle via the ‚Scharfling’ and past the romantic lake Krottensee to lake Mondsee. The towering sheer rockface ‚Drachenwand’ (dragon’s wall) will be your constant companion until you get to the well-known lake resort with its palace and abbey church.

Day 3: Lake Mondsee – Lake Attersee – Lake Traunsee approx. 60 – 80 km

The cycle path takes you along the banks of lake Mondsee to the deep-green, lake Attersee. Onwards to the North shore and then through the Aurach valley to lake Traunsee. Gmunden, famous for its pottery and Ort Palace, has often been used as a movie backdrop. Overnight stay in Altmünster, Traunkirchen or Ebensee.

Day 4: Lake Traunsee – Bad Aussee approx. 30 km + train journey

Follow the cycle path from Ebensee along the river Traun to famous Bad Ischl. From here you take a train ride and delve into the ‚deepest’ Salzkammergut, namely Bad Aussee. Here you have the option of doing a short bike tour to lake Altaussee. There is also a marvellous circular path around the lake amidst the surrounding mountains.

Day 5: Day Trip Ausseer-Land region approx. 30 km

Today’s cycle tour is all about the Ausseer Lakes. World-famous are lake Grundlsee and lake Toplitz due to their crystal clear waters and the glorious mountain backdrop. You will cycle past lake Altaussee one more time before you return to the spa resort Bad Aussee.

Day 6: Bad Aussee – Lake Hallstätter See – Bad Ischl approx. 40 km

From one imperial spa resort to the next! But before you head to the world’s most stunning lake resort, Hallstadt. With an entire epoche named after it, naturally there is a lot to see and visit. The world’s oldest salt mine and the bone house are only a few examples, how this charming little place has attracted countless visitors from all over the globe. In Bad Ischl the emperor Franz Josef and his wife Sissi were regulars during the summer and loved spending time in the well-known Cafè Zauner and enjoying a slice of the incredibly delicious “Bundt cake” ‚Guglhupf’.

Day 7: Bad Ischl – Lake Wolfgangsee approx. 35 km

Along the Ischler Ache over to lake Wolfgangsee. Again today you have plenty of time to explore St. Wolfgang and visit the hotel ‚Weißes Rössl’ and the pilgrimage church. We recommend a final boat trip on the lake or even visit the top of Schafberg mountain at 1782 m by cog railway!

Day 8: Departure or extension

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
The terrain along the banks of the lakes is completely flat with interspersed slight hills. Most of is on cycle paths and on side roads with little traffic cycling from one lake to the next. Only for a few short sections, cycling on busier roads is unfortunately unavoidable.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?

Tour Route Map

Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Salzkammergut Tour tour stays in 3* or 4* hotels and Inns 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.

Included Services

- Accommodation in your selected category
– Breakfast buffet
– Welcome briefing (German, English)
– Luggage transfer between the hotels
– Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French) with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers
– Trip from Bad Ischl to Bad Aussee by train incl. your bike
– GPS-data is available
– 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.

Accessories

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

Salzkammergut Tour, 8 days, 7 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.

2020 Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 11.04. – 08.05.2020 | 26.09- 10.10.2020
Daily Arrival
Season 2: 09.05. – 19.06.2020 | 05.09- 25.09.2020
Daily Arrival
Season 3: 20.06. – 04.09.2020
Daily Arrival

Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £819 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £859 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £889 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £179
Half Board Upgrade: £189
Electric Bike Upgrade: £109

Category B: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £709 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £749 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £789 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £129
Half Board Upgrade: £129
Electric Bike Upgrade: £109

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Hotel Category Descriptions
Category A: 3*** and 4**** hotels
Category B: 3*** hotels, inns 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.

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

Holiday Price: £709
Single Supplement: £129

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