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Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg

Mozart Cycle Path

On the trail of Wolfgang Amadeus

8 Days / 7 Nights
Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg

The renowned artist traversed extensively from Salzburg to Bavaria, the Inn Valley, and Tyrol. Over the course of this eight-day tour, you'll cover by two wheels what was once traveled by horsepower. Not only are the stage towns historically and culturally enticing, but the scenic beauty is also undeniable. From Lake Chiemsee to Kufstein, the Tyrolean mountains, and the idyllic Königssee, all serve as stops on Mozart's path. Naturally, the festival city itself lies at the heart of the tour, along with the fine cuisine that the musical prodigy surely savored.

The festival town provides a brilliant start to your vacation—the scenery couldn't be more beautiful. Cycle along the Tauern Cycle Path to Oberndorf, Lake Waginger See, and onward to Traunstein or, alternatively, to Lake Chiemsee. The route leads you via Seeon Monastery or Gstadt to Wasserburg and the following day to Rosenheim. Once back in Austria, you cycle along the Inn to Kufstein.

On day 5, the beautiful mountain landscapes of Tyrol accompany you as you pedal through Walchsee and Kössen to St. Johann. Other stops along the route include Lofer, Unken, Bad Reichenhall, and Berchtesgaden. Plan a stop at Königssee before tackling the last few kilometers back to Salzburg.

  • Mozart flair in the festival city: Salzburg is renowned as the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and for its baroque old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the house where Mozart was born and take a leisurely stroll through the always lively Getreidegasse. Don't miss the opportunity to explore the Hohensalzburg Fortress and the enchanting Mirabell Gardens which are both truly unforgettable experiences.
  • The pearl of Tyrol: Kufstein impresses with its imposing fortress, which towers high above the town. Explore the town's iconic landmark and stroll through the charming town center, filled with historic buildings and cozy cafés.
  • The picturesque Königssee with a view of the Watzmann: Nestled amidst steep rock faces and verdant forests, the lake presents a stunning backdrop. The clear, emerald-green waters and serene atmosphere form a picturesque scene. Don't miss out on the boat ride to St. Bartholomä and experience the famous Echo of Lake Königssee. These moments add a special touch to your visit, leaving you with unforgettable memories.

Enjoy a visit to Hellbrunn Palace and have fun at the water games (admission is included in your tour package). The daily stages cover distances ranging from 50 to 75 kilometers and should not be underestimated, especially considering the occasionally hilly terrain. However, wherever you have to tackle climbs, you'll be rewarded with wonderful and relaxing descents.

In addition to cycling in the footsteps of Mozart, Salzburg offers access to numerous beautiful lakes just a short bike ride away. Explore our cycle tours in the Salzkammergut region!

Itinerary at a glance

Following in the footsteps of Mozart, your itinerary includes Chiemsee, the charming Wasserburg, and Kufstein. Consider making a detour to the idyllic Königssee before enjoying the atmosphere of the festival city of Salzburg once more.

Why not go for a look around Salzburg on the day you arrive in Mozart’s footsteps? You can check out his birth place, his place of residence, the Mozart statue, Waagplatz, confectionary Fürst, Café Tomaselli and the cathedral.

Cycle along the Salzach river to Oberndorf (birth place of “Silent Night”). You cross the Austrian/Bavarian border to Laufen. From there you cycle to Lake Waginger See. You ride along the river Traun to the Chiemgau's capital, Traunstein (salt works district, town tower and brewery) or to Lake Chiemsee.

You cycle from Chieming to Seeon via Seebruck where Mozart visited the monastery several times. From Seeon you go back to Lake Chiemsee and then on to Breitbrunn. Via Amerang you reach Wasserburg where Mozart stayed several times during his travels.

Stroll through the lovely city of Wasserburg, which is nearly trapped by the river Inn. Today you follow the river Inn until you get to Kufstein, the “pearl of Tyrol”. Seeing as the route hardly ever leaves the wonderful Inn valley, there are pretty much no hills. That means taht you can simply enjoy the ride into Tyrol via Rosenheim.  

You continue your bike ride along the river Inn. Afterwards you cycle the hilly route via Ebbs, Walchsee, Waidach and Kössen through the imposing Tyrolean landscape to St. Johann.

Today you cycle to Waidring and Lofer. Mozart visited both of these places on his travels. From Lofer you cycle along the river Saalach on a romantic bike path via Unken and Schneizlreuth to Bad Reichenhall. Mozart stayed in Bad Reichenhall on his last stopover in Salzburg in 1780. You either stay overnight in Bad Reichenhall or Bayerisch Gmain.

Berchtesgaden is a good place to take a break. We recommend a trip to the nearby lake Königssee before returning to Salzburg and spending your last evening there. 

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Route Information


The route is sometimes flat and sometimes slightly hilly. There are some steeper ascents and descents. You usually cycle on well-built bike paths. You cycle on side roads fpr short distacnes. You have to cycle on the main road twice (not longer than 1-2 km each time).

Prices & Dates

Category: hotels and guesthouses at 3***, in Salzburg mostly 4****-niveau

Prices per person in EUR

Our Rental bikes

Rental bike partner unisex
Unisex bike 7 to 12-speed
Hub gears with freewheel

High-quality unisex touring bike with comfortable low entry

Rental bike partner e-bike
E-bike 7 to 21-speed
with freewheel

High-quality unisex electric bike with comfortable low entry

Services & Information

Further details about this tour


  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • 1 entrance to Hellbrunn Palace near Salzburg
  • GPS-data
  • Service-hotline

Optional extras

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Salzburg Train station
  • Salzburg Airport
  • Parking in Salzburg, costs approx. EUR 10-15 per day

Things to note

  • Any visitor’s taxes are not included in the tour price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!  
  • This tour is a partner tour.
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