Cyclists on cycle path in Bad Ischl
Sun sparkles in Lake Traunsee
Cyclists having a break in the centre of Hallstatt
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The Lakes Tour with Charm

The Salzkammergut with charming hotels.

You, your bike and in front of you a glittering blue lake. How does that sound? Too good to be true? Not with the Eurobike team! Over eight days you will explore five lakes in the beautiful Salzkammergut. From Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart, you will travel on to the Mondsee, Attersee and Traunsee and then to Lake Wolfgang and Lake Hallstatt. The rolling hills of the Salzburg Alpine foothills will enchant. In the imperial town of Bad Ischl, a world full of royal history awaits you including the imperial villa, where Sisi and Franz (beloved Austrian Empress and Emperor in the 1800s) celebrated their engagement. A living coffee house culture and a host of boutiques selling traditional clothing, or ‘Tracht’ await you. Enjoy active relaxation alongside astounding natural beauty!

Details of the lakes tour with charming hotels

The Salzkammergut: the pearl of Upper Austria and a patchwork of lakes. An ideal place to unwind as you cycle through the rolling hills, through meadows and moorland. Your constant companion is of course the bike – and countless lakes. In fact, there are five in total. For example, the deep green Lake Attersee, ideal for a long swim, or the clear Wolfgangsee, home to the world famous ‘Weißen Rössl’ (White Horse Inn). And best of all, during the whole bike trip you spend the night in extraordinary hotels, exuding charm. Read more about cycle tours with charm.

Tour highlights at a glance:

  • Boat trip on the Attersee: A fascinating landscape of many colours, impressive summer villas and regional snacks are waiting for you! Full speed ahead!
  • For sport lovers: When cycling alone does not satisfy you, you can take the cable car to the Feuerkogel in Ebensee then hike the circuit around the sunny mountain plateau.
  • Hallstatt UNESCO World Heritage Site: Celtic grave artefacts, the world’s oldest salt mine and a prehistoric museum can all be found in Hallstatt. Get your very own snap of the picture postcard town nestled between the Alps and Lake Hallstatt.

Useful information about the lakes tour with charming hotels

A unique landscape awaits you on this eight-day lakes tour in the Salzkammergut. Are you an ambitious holiday cyclist, love charming hotels and a cycle route that is challenging in parts? Then you will love this cycling trip! On the banks of the Salzach the route is completely flat, but hilly as you navigate away from the river. This means: From time to time you have to pedal properly. But you will be rewarded with spectacular views! 

Ever wanted to go to the lakes in the Salzkammergut? With this cycle tour you have five at once! Do not hesitate and book the lakes tour in Upper Austria!

Challenging

Challenging
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
Christine Pölzleitner
Christine Pölzleitner
+43 6219 7444 137 Contact
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Itinerary

Welcome briefing and bike fitting. Take a stroll through the famous Getreidegasse and across the impressive Residenzplatz.

Today you will cycle along the Salzach and then along the disused Ischler railway route until you get to Eugendorf. You will then cycle across lush meadows on the cycle path to Thalgau and the foot of the Drachenwand, an impressive rock massif that stretches all the way to lake Mondsee. The lake side cycle path will then lead you into the centre of the same named town, which is well-known - and not only because of the Sound of Music! 

Next you will cycle along lake Mondsee’s shore until you get to Lake Attersee. This is the largest lake in Salzkammergut and is not only well-known due to its deep-green colour. Many celebrities from near and far live by this lake in magnificent estates. Either by boat (only if you arrive from 01.07. till 31.08.) or by bike along the lakeside, you will head to Weyregg and then through Aurachtal past Lake Traunsee to Gmunden with its famous palace and the ceramic bells in the town hall tower. You only have a few more kilometres until you get to Traunkirchen, where you will be staying overnight.

The bike path takes you along the edge of Lake Traunsee until you get to the saline town of Ebensee. From here you will cycle along the river Traun until you get to Bad Ischl with its Imperial past. Once you have crossed the health resort of Bad Goisern, you will finally get to Lake Hallstatt. Impressed by the amazing scenery, you will cycle along the lake to the “loveliest lakeside town in the world” – Hallstatt. You will stay overnight in the centre of the village. 

Today you head back along the river Traun until you get to Bad Ischl. You should definitely go to the famous Café Zauner where you can try the sweet specialities (included in the price). Emperor Franz Josef and Sissi both will have enjoyed a Gugelhupf cake here. Fuelled up, you will continue cycling along Lake Wolfgang and you will enjoy the atmosphere around your famous hotel, the “weißen Rössl”.

You have a wide array of possible activities for an active day by Austria’s most famous lake. We recommend the journey with the cog railway up to the top of mount Schafberg (1782m). This is to be organised by yourself. From the top you get a beautiful view of the surrounding area. Another option is a boat ride (also organised by yourself). A day swimming in the crystal clear water of Lake Wolfgangsee is an alternative way to have an active day…

Today you cycle along the bike path to St. Gilgen along the edge of the lake. From there you have a one hour walk in the Tiefbrunnau (your bike will be transported in the meantime). Afterwards, you get back on your bike and cycle to Lake Hintersee and through the Strubklamm gorge into the Wiestal valley. The ride through the Glasenbachklamm gorge is impressive and will bring you to the Salzachtal valley. Just before Salzburg, a diversion to Schloss Hellbrunn is well worth it. Your destination is the festival and Mozart town of Salzburg with its many tourist attractions.

Tour character

The terrain along the banks of the lakes is completely flat. In-between the lakes is mainly hilly. Most of the tour is on cycle paths and on roads with little to no traffic from lake to lake. Only for a few short sections, cycling on busier roads is unfortunately unavoidable.

Prices and events

All data for 2019 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 20, 2019 - May 9, 2019
Sep 27, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Season 2
May 10, 2019 - Jun 20, 2019
Sep 6, 2019 - Sep 26, 2019
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Season 3
Jun 21, 2019 - Sep 5, 2019
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
AT-SKRZS-08D, The lakes tour with Charm, 8 days, Charme, AT-SKRZS-08D
Base price
Surcharge single room
959,00
349,00
1019,00
349,00
1075,00
349,00
Season 1
Apr 20, 2019 - May 9, 2019
Sep 27, 2019 - Oct 5, 2019
Season 2
May 10, 2019 - Jun 20, 2019
Sep 6, 2019 - Sep 26, 2019
Season 3
Jun 21, 2019 - Sep 5, 2019
Salzburg
Extra night p.p. dbl/bb
Extra night sgl/bb
129,00
214,00
129,00
214,00
150,00
235,00
Price
21-gear incl. rental bike insurance
7-gear incl. rental bike insurance
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance
75,00
75,00
180,00

Our rental bikes

Services and infos

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast buffet
  • lcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • Boat ride on Lake Attersee for arrivals between 01.07. and 31.08.
  • Bike transfer into the Tiefbrunnau/opportunity for limited number of persons to get a lift
  • 1 x Zaunerstollen and a coffee per person in the famous Cafe Zauner
  • EUROBIKE signposting
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Arrival / Parking/ Departure

  • Salzburg central station
  • Salzburg airport
  • Public multi-storey car park costs approx. € 65 per week, to be paid at the time, no reservation possible/necessary

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!

 

Accommodation

Christine Pölzleitner
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Christine Pölzleitner, Customer Service

Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (1 Rating)
5 stars
Ulrike Daniela Fiedler DE | 15.07.2017
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