Eurobike trips to cool off

The perfect interplay of heat and wind

The sun shows all its radiance and shines brightly from the cloudless sky. The lakes sparkle, the flower meadows are lush, colourful and green, and you feel like smiling all the time? Welcome to summer! One of the most beautiful seasons has arrived. So go ahead and hop on your Eurobike wheels! The cycling holiday with practical luggage transfer can begin.

Cycling makes you happy and provides some variety to life. On the bike you see the landscape around you in sharp focus. And every cyclist is happy to feel the wind blow in warm temperatures. However, cycling at around 30 degrees is also stressful. Every little spot of shade is savoured. How about a heavenly cool lake? In Austria or Germany, numerous lakes with drinking water quality are waiting for busy cyclists.

The Eurobike tip: start cycling in the early morning hours! Then you can lie by the lake at noon, for example in the beautiful Salzkammergut. Simply cool your feet and take on the last stage of the day well rested.

Cyclists at the bank of Lake Hallstatt

Cool down in Austria - One diverse lake landscape to go, please!

From bath warm to refreshing, Austria’s lakes have a lot to offer. Nestled in the most beautiful natural scenery with lush green trees on the shore, the sparkling blue bathing lakes of Austria are truly beautiful. So, here in Austria, we don’t miss the sea in summer.

On our tours ‘Ten Lakes Tour’ and ‘Carinthian Lakes’ cycling fans get an insight into the variety of lakes Austria has to offer. 

By the way: Did you know that most lakes in Austria are so clean that you can drink from them?

Ten Lakes Tour

185 lakes in the state of Salzburg are waiting to be discovered – some smaller, some bigger, some cooler, some warmer. But they all have one thing in common: they are situated in the beautiful alpine foothills of Salzburg. They transform into a summer paradise for the bathers and water babies among our cycling holidaymakers.

On the Ten Lakes Tour you discover ten picturesque, beautiful blue lakes in the Salzburgerland and in the adjacent Salzkammergut. Even the beloved Austrian Empress Sisi resided here. Nature lovers and culture fans will also get their money’s worth. Incidentally, this tour is also available as a shorter, sportier version (7days).

 

Carinthian Lakes

Warm water, a mild climate and a southern lightness to the inhabitants: Carinthia is always worth a visit! Located on the southern side of the Alps, Austria’s warmest state is home to many lakes. In early summer, the drinking water quality lakes are attractive with their Caribbean-looking sandbanks.

The Carinthian Lakes Tour impresses with expansive panoramas of the rugged mountain ranges of the Kalkalpen. The tour also offers numerous cultural highlights: Hochosterwitz Castle, cultural cities such as Villach and Klagenfurt and, of course, wonderful swimming spots – they know how to live in Carinthia!

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Ten Lakes & Sound of Music

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Cycle helmet in front of the scenery of Lake Tegernsee

Germany’s cool water - Escape the heat on these cycle tours

Germany’s diverse lakes stretch across the country and is an Eldorado for cyclists who like to take a dip in between stages. Even here, bathers can look forward to excellent water quality in the local lakes. But the best known, and perhaps the most beautiful lakes are hiding in Bavaria. You will not be disappointed on the Munich Lake Tour.

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The most important tips for cycling in the heat

Always stay calm: The idea is to slow down on hot summer days in the saddle. Cyclists who take it easy on the bike ultimately reach their destination without feeling completely exhausted. In addition, the body can get out of whack when cycling in high temperatures. So be careful!

Safety always comes first: we all know that wearing a helmet in the summer can be hot and uncomfortable. However, the head must be adequately protected. A helmet with ventilation slots ensures freshness but also lets the sun through. To avoid sunburn to the scalp, a light bike cap should be worn under the helmet.

Bright = cooler: Everyone knows that functional clothing and cycling shorts are essential for a cycle tour. In high head it helps to choose light coloured clothing.

Shady routes: In scorching hot temperatures, a shady route is worth its weight in gold, whether that is along riverbanks, through shady forests or parks. And: Find a shady spot when you take a break.

Don’t forget to eat and drink: Even if you are not always hungry on hot days, active cyclists should eat regularly. Whether cereal bars, fruit or isotonic drinks: the body must be cared for! Very important: In heat, especially when paired with sport, you need a lot of liquid!