The Salzkammergut and the Trumer Seen lake area just outside Salzburg, has a wonderfully unique natural panorama for this beautiful tour. The gentle, hilly landscape of Salzburg’s alpine foothills has a charm all of its own. On this stunning tour you will cycle through meadows and moorlands to Oberndorf and also the Imperial town of Bad Ischl. Other attractions include the Schafberg mountain, and the castle at Orth, making this tour a truly unforgettable cultural and recreational experience!
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There are two alternative options for this tour: A shortened tour of 7 days/6 nights (approx. 250 Km of cycling) and an Extended tour of 9 days/8 nights (approx. 295 Km of cycling)
The Route on the banks of the lakes and at the river Salzach, are completely flat. In between, the terrain is mostly hilly. Depending on the option chosen, approximately one third of the route is on cycling paths, and almost all the rest is on field and forest paths, farm roads, and little-used side roads. There are only a few short sections on roads with more traffic.
Arrival is DAILY between APRIL & OCTOBER 2016
All tours will have a choice of arrival at either Salzburg or Trumer Seen.
Category A accommodation will consist of 3* and 4* hotels.
Category B accommodation will consist of 3* hotels, inns and guest houses.
Additional nights during the trip can only be requested when booking the initial tour.
DAILY ARRIVAL Tour dates:
Low season - April 22nd - May 8th / September 19th - October 7th
Mid Season - May 9th - June 26th / September 5th - September 18th
High Season - June 27th - September 4th
Trip prices are subject to Low, Mid or High Season costs and are PER PERSON IN A DOUBLE ROOM INCL.BREAKFAST.
Category A - Low season £670, Mid season £706, High season £770
Category B - Low season £574, Mid season £610, High season £656
Contact us for alternative prices for the shortened or extended tour.
|Basic Trip Cost||As above|
|Includes||Overnight stays in the selected category of accommodation
Breakfast buffet or extensive breakfast menu
If half board is booked: 3 -course dinner is included (for Category B hotels some meals may not be in the hotel restaurant
Luggage transfer between hotels
Signed routes and maps
Boat excursion on the Attersee including your bike for arrivals between 1st July and 31st August
On the extended tour the train journey from Lake Traunsee - Lake Hallstattersee is included
Bike transfer into the Tiefbrunnau/opportunity for limited number of persons to get a lift
Service hotline for the duration of the tour
|Start||Salzburg/Trumer Seen Lakes|
|Finish||Salzburg/Trumer Seen Lakes|
|Distance||Shortened tour 250 Km; Extended tour 295 Km|
|Getting There: Car||On arrival at the Salzburg Category 'A' accommodation car parking is available for approx 10 Euros per day payable on the day as no reservation is possible.
On arrival at the Salzburg Category 'B' Hotel parking is available for approx 8 Euros per day however reservations of spaces are not available.
|Getting There: Train||Salzburg central train station|
|Options||Bike Hire - £63 (standard), £154 (electric)|
|Route Details||1st day: 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 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).
2nd day: 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.
3rd day: Trumer Seen lakes/Lake Wallersee – Lake Attersee/Lake Mondsee approx. (50 Km)
On the third day, the tour will take you through the nature reserve of the Egelseen lakes to Schleedorf. Later, you will continue to the idyllic Lake Irrsee. Overnight stay in Mondsee (castle, smokehouse).
4th day: Lake Mondsee – Lake Traunsee approx. (50- 80Km)
The day begins with a boat trip to Weyregg (for arrivals between 1st July and 31st August) or a 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").
5th day: 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 final destination is Bad Goisern or one of the neighbouring towns.
6th day: 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.
7th day: Lake Wolfgangsee – Salzburg approx. (40-50 km plus walking tour)
On the seventh day, you will follow the cycle route to St. Gilgen ("Mozart Village"), the 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. Before reaching Salzburg, it is worth visiting the castle Schloss Hellbrunn (park, zoo, water games). You end your journey today at the festival and Mozart city of Salzburg with its numerous attractions (fortress, old town).
8th day: Departure or extension of trip
|Other Info||British Airways, Easyjet, Thomson, Ryan air and Monarch Airways all fly to Salzburg from various airports in the UK (different operators at each airport so please check)
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