Alpe Adria Cycle Path I for Families

From Salzburg to Villach.

Cycle with your family the first section of the well-known and extremely popular Alpe-Adria cycle path from Salzburg to Villach. Starting in the city of Mozart, this varied cycle holiday takes you through the lovely Salzach valley, the wild-romantic Gastein valley and the idyllic Drau valley to Villach. Your constant companions, rugged mountain peaks, rushing rivers, roaring waterfalls and deep gorges. And as a reward, the delicious sweet treat ‚Salzburger Nockerl‘ and the Carinthian dish of ‚Kasnudeln‘ await you and your children. So, what are you waiting for? On this tour, young and old get their money’s worth!

Details regarding the family cycle holiday along the Alpe-Adria Cycle Path

Follow the well-developed cycle path from Salzburg to Carinthia with the entire family and discover unique natural and cultural highlights. On this tour you cover a total of 175 kilometres on your bike, whereby the most demanding stretch between St. Johann and the Gastein valley, for instance, is bridged by train. After all, this family cycle holiday should mostly be about fun and enjoyment. 

The Cycle Holiday Highlights from Salzburg to Villach

  • Salzburg: An absolute highlight awaits you already on your day of arrival, the Mozart city of Salzburg. Historical buildings such as the cathedral or the fortress as well as family-friendly museums can be admired and visited there.
  • Celtic Museum Hallein: Meet the ancient Celts, experience prehistory and feel the history of the city in the world-famous Celtic Museum in Hallein. Thanks to the numerous and exciting exhibitions, there is defintely something for everyone.
  • Golling- and Gastein Waterfalls: The roaring waterfalls in Golling and Gastein also play a major role on this holiday. While the Golling waterfall is located in a piece of forest in the municipality of the same name, in Gastein it flows through the middle of the village and is therefore also considered a landmark.
  • ‚Salzachöfen‘: The gorge-like breakthrough of the river Salzach through the Northern Limestone Alps located between the Hagengebirge- and Tennengebirge mountain chains will amaze the whole family. That is why the ‚Salzachöfen‘ are protected in sections as a natural monument.

Things to know about the Alpe-Adria cycle path for families

In 8 days you cycle along the beautiful Austrian part of the Alpe-Adria cycle path. This section is perfect for families with children as it is an easy and gently undulating route without any strenuous ascents. Therefore, this tour is easy to manage for both adults and children.

Medium
Medium
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

Individual arrival in the festival-, Mozart- and cultural city of Salzburg. Winding alleyways invite you to a stroll and lovely cafés to sample genuine Austrian sweet treats and cakes.

Hotel (example): Hotel Goldenes Theater

You leisurely leave Salzburg and cycle through the Salzach river pastures providing shade with the river Salzach as your companion. You are headed for Hallein, a former Celtic town which prospered due to the mining of salt. The main sight is without doubt the world-renowned Celtic museum. Past the Golling waterfall your same-named Day Finish is reached very quickly. Shaped by its pretty market square and the castle dating back to the 13th century. A possible excursion leads you into the stunning Bluntau-valley.

Hotel (example: Hotel Golingen

From Golling you cycle up to the top of Pass Lueg, enjoy the view onto the marvellous distinct Tennengebirge-mountain range. Closer and closer the mountain now moves towards the river Salzach and the roaring noise of the water becomes ever louder. You cycle past the so-called "Salzachöfen", an impressive gorge carved out by the river Salzach. After Werfen with its towering castle you have soon reached St. Johann. From Golling to Werfen the route via Pass Lueg can be bypassed by train (autonomously, approx. 15km less).

Hotel (example): : Brückenwirt

Today the river Salzach still accompanies you until Schwarzach, you continue by train into the wild-romantic Gastein-valley. Via Dorfgastein and Bad Hofgastein you cycle into the famous spa- and winter sport resort Bad Gastein situated at the foot of the Hohen Tauern mountains, offering a multitude of natural and architectural sights. Landmark is the Gastein waterfall in the middle of the resort.

Hotel (example): : Salzburger Hof

During this short stage you can really enjoy the surrounding mountain world once more. From Bad Gastein it is only a stone’s throw to Böckstein, where the train takes you through the Tauern-lock to the other side of the Alps to Mallnitz in only 10 minutes. Back on your bike you enjoy the long descent to your hotel in the Mölltal-valley.

Hotel (example): : Erlebnishotel Mölltal

During this short stage you can really enjoy the surrounding mountain world once more. From Bad Gastein it is only a stone’s throw to Böckstein, where the train takes you through the Tauern-lock to the other side of the Alps to Mallnitz in only 10 minutes. Back on your bike you enjoy the long descent to your hotel in the Mölltal-valley.

Hotel (example): : On the Way 24

Nearly effortlessly you now gently proceed slightly downhill along the river Drau. Halfway we recommend a little break in the little market town of Paternion. Then one final time pedalling hard and you have reached Villach in no time, with its charming historic centre oozing a Southern flair.

Hotel (example): ):   City Hotel Villach

Tour character

You mostly cycle on well-designed cycle paths and quiet side roads. Only a few sections also lead you on roads with heavier traffic (which are in parts bridgeable) or on dirt paths. Overall the terrain is gently hilly, whereas the most challenging part between St. Johann and the Gastein-valley is bypassed by train.

Prices and events

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Salzburg
  Season 1
29.04.2023 - 12.05.2023
30.09.2023 - 07.10.2023

arrival saturday
Season 2
13.05.2023 - 26.05.2023
09.09.2023 - 29.09.2023

arrival saturday
Season 3
27.05.2023 - 08.09.2023

arrival saturday
Alpe Adria Cycle Path I for families, 8 days, Salzburg - Villach, AT-AARSV-07X
Base price
799.00
859.00
929.00
extra bed (12 - 14,99 years) 649.00 649.00 649.00
extra bed (6 - 11,99 years) 429.00 429.00 429.00
extra bed (0 - 5,99 years) 0.00 0.00 0.00
Surcharge single room 299.00 299.00 299.00

Category: 3***- and 4****-hotels

Child prices valid if they are staying in same room as 2 full price adults. Charges for children under 6 (for example Child bed) to be paid for at the time.

Season 1
Apr 29, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Sep 30, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023
arrival saturday
Season 2
May 13, 2023 - May 26, 2023
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 29, 2023
arrival saturday
Season 3
May 27, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
arrival saturday
Alpe Adria Cycle Path I for families, 8 days, Salzburg - Villach, AT-AARSV-07X
Base price
extra bed (12 - 14,99 years)
extra bed (6 - 11,99 years)
extra bed (0 - 5,99 years)
Surcharge single room
799.00
649.00
429.00
0.00
299.00
859.00
649.00
429.00
0.00
299.00
929.00
649.00
429.00
0.00
299.00

Category: 3***- and 4****-hotels

Child prices valid if they are staying in same room as 2 full price adults. Charges for children under 6 (for example Child bed) to be paid for at the time.

Season 1
Apr 29, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Sep 30, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023
Season 2
May 13, 2023 - May 26, 2023
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 29, 2023
Season 3
May 27, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023
Salzburg
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
extra bed (0 - 5,99 years)
extra bed (12 - 14,99 years)
extra bed (6 - 11,99 years)
Villach
Double room p. P.
Surcharge single room
extra bed (12 - 14,99 years)
extra bed (0 - 5,99 years)
extra bed (6 - 11,99 years)
85.00
59.00
0.00
65.00
45.00
89.00
55.00
69.00
0.00
45.00
85.00
59.00
0.00
65.00
45.00
89.00
55.00
69.00
0.00
45.00
99.00
59.00
0.00
75.00
49.00
89.00
55.00
69.00
0.00
45.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Salzburg
  Season 1
Apr 29, 2023 - May 12, 2023
Sep 30, 2023 - Oct 7, 2023

arrival saturday
Season 2
May 13, 2023 - May 26, 2023
Sep 9, 2023 - Sep 29, 2023

arrival saturday
Season 3
May 27, 2023 - Sep 8, 2023

arrival saturday
Salzburg
Double room p. P. 85.00 85.00 99.00
Surcharge single room 59.00 59.00 59.00
extra bed (0 - 5,99 years) 0.00 0.00 0.00
extra bed (12 - 14,99 years) 65.00 65.00 75.00
extra bed (6 - 11,99 years) 45.00 45.00 49.00
Villach
Double room p. P. 89.00 89.00 89.00
Surcharge single room 55.00 55.00 55.00
extra bed (12 - 14,99 years) 69.00 69.00 69.00
extra bed (0 - 5,99 years) 0.00 0.00 0.00
extra bed (6 - 11,99 years) 45.00 45.00 45.00
Filter
21-gear unisex incl. rental bike insurance
21-gear gents incl. rental bike insurance
Rental bike PLUS incl. rental bike insurance
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
7-gear unisex incl. rental bike insurance
childrens bike. rental bike insurance
Trailer
Follow-Me incl. childrens bike
99.00
99.00
159.00
239.00
99.00
89.00
89.00
139.00
Prices per person in EUR

Our rental bikes

Services and infos

Leistungen

Included

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • 1 train ride Schwarzach – Gasteiner Tal incl. your bike
  • 1 train ride Böckstein – Mallnitz incl. your bike
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Return transfer by minibus to Salzburg every Saturday morning, costs EUR 99/person, for your own bike additionally EUR 29, reservation is necessary, to be paid for in advance
  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Salzburg train station
  • Salzburg airport
  • Parking space, cost approx. EUR 15/day, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible/necessary!
    Public underground car park, cost approx. EUR 70/week
  • Good train connections from Villach to Salzburg

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

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