Lakes Loop Tour
The Classic Tour as an anniversary tour.
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Self-guided tour
Arrival in Salzburg
Welcome briefing and information about the tour. This is followed by a bike fitting session and you can then take a stroll through the city.
Today you cycle along the river Salzach to Oberndorf, which was the birthplace of the Christmas carol "Silent Night". You cycle through the Salzach meadows to the moor lakes of the Ibmer Moor, lake Höllerersee and Lake Holzöstersee.
You will continue your tour via St. Radegund to the river Salzach and then you will continue on to Burghausen. Europe's longest castle is located above this cosy and well-kept old town. The extensive hiking paths in the forest Weilhartsforst will lead you back to Holzöster/Dorfibm.
The day will start with a tour through the nature reserve Ibmer Moor to the Benedictine abbey Michaelbeuern. You can either cycle over mount Haunsberg to the Trumer Seen lakes (lakes Grabensee, Mattsee, and Obertrumersee) or you can cycle to Lake Wallersee.
On the fifth day, the tour will take you through the Egelseen lakes nature reserve to Schleedorf .Later on, you will continue to the idyllic lake Irrsee. Overnight stay in Mondsee (castle, smokehouse).
Today you will ride your bike along the southern shore of Lake Attersee and then into the romantic valley Weißenbachtal. From there, you will get into the valley Trauntal and to the ancient imperial city of Bad Ischl. You will pedal along the river Ischler Ache to Lake Wolfgangsee: You will cycle through places like St. Wolfgang (White Horse Inn, parish church, cog railway up mount Schafberg), Strobl, Lake Abersee (Zinkenbachklamm gorge) and St. Gilgen - the Mozart village on Lake Wolfgangsee.
On the seventh day, you will take the cycle route to St. Gilgen ("Mozart Village")/ You can then hike into the Tiefbrunnau, past Lake Hintersee and the Strubklamm gorge into the Wiestal valley (dam. You will go through the Glasenbachklamm into the Salzachtal valley. Shortly before reaching Salzburg, it is worth visiting castle Schloss Hellbrunn (park, zoo, water games). Your destination is the festival and Mozart city of Salzburg with its numerous attractions (fortress, old town).
On the banks of the lakes and by the river Salzach, the route is completely flat. In between, the terrain is mostly hilly. Approximately one third of the route is on cycling paths and almost all the rest is through fields and on forest paths, farm roads, and quiet side roads. There are only a few short sections on roads with more traffic.
Category A: 3*** and 4**** hotels
Category B: 3*** hotels, inns, and guest houses
- Accommodation in your selected category
- Breakfast buffet
- If half board is booked: every day a 3 course meal (in category B sometimes not in the hotel)
- Welcome briefing
- Luggage transfer between the hotels
- EUROBIKE developed route
- Detailed travel documents (route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
- Bike transfer to Tiefbrunnau/opportunity for a limited number of people to get a lift
- EUROBIKE signposting
- GPS-data is available
- Rental bike insurance
- Service hotline
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Salzburg central train station
- Salzburg airport
- Salzburg Category A: car park costs €10 per day, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible/necessary!
Category B: car park costs €8 per day, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible/necessary!
Public multi-storey car park costs €60 per week.
Where visitor's tax is due, it is not included in the tour price!
This tour has 1 more variation
Hotel Achat Plaza Zum Hirschen
You live with us in the center of the festival city of Salzburg. Comfort, cosiness and a positive ambience are the highest priorities.
The hotel of family Haberl offers typical Austrian savoir vivre: cultivated, comfortable, funny, real. It is simply beautiful to relax here after an active day. All rooms (incl. bath, WC, TV) are equipped with balcony and lake view.
The charming ‚Seehotel Huber’ is situated in a green area near the banks of lake Wolfgangsee.
Central location, middle in Mondsee, is the Leitnerbraeu a tip
Style, charm and tradition await you.