Panoramic Tour - based in one hotel
Hotel “Schloss Kammer”.
Fair Weather Cyclist
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Self-guided tour
Arrival in Maishofen
Your remaining travel documents and your rental bikes (if booked) are waiting in your hotel for you.
Today, you will cycle past Castle Prielau to the lake's shore. There, you will continue along the shoreline to Zell am See, which has a beautiful old town centre (pedestrian zone, historic parish church). You then continue to the Schüttdorf moor. You will return along the other side of the lake where you will get stunning views of the mountain city and the mountain Schmittenhöhe from.
You will take the Krimml train from Zell am See (excl. bicycle ticket, approx. €2.50/bike) up into the Oberpinzgau region to the Krimml waterfalls (highest waterfall in Europe). On your way back you will cycle steadily downhill over the national park towns Hollerbach (herbal village), Stuhlfelden (Castle Liechtenau, Castle Habach) and Mittersill (national park museum, castle). The route can be shortened by train at any time if you want.
On the fourth day you will cycle through the small moor bath Neunbrünnen to the riverbanks of the Saalach River and then further on to the Leogang Ache. The mine will set you back to times long past. It was here that the silver ore for the famous Salzburg silver coins was reduced. The richest mineral deposit in Salzburg holds 70 partly very rare kinds of minerals, which can be admired in the mineral cabinet. After your day trip, you will return back to your hotel through lush meadows and on beautifully landscaped paths.
Twice a week a tour bus goes up to the Großglockner mountain, which is the highest mountain in Austria. From the Hochtor lookout point at an altitude of 2,503 metres above sea level you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the surrounding peaks. A national park ranger will tell you lots of interesting facts about the flora and fauna. (Trip not included, price approx. € 29 per person / only runs from mid June to late September).
Today you will cycle through a small rural hamlet, first to Maria Alm and then to Saalfelden. From there, you will continue along the river Saalach to Weißbach to the Seisenbergklamm gorge. In 1831, woodcutters constructed a 600 metre long path on which visitors can now explore the gorge. Later, you will cycle back to your hotel by going past Lake Ritzensee and through the Kolling woods.
One option for today gives you the opportunity for a guided hike (minimum of 4 people) up to one of Maishofen's mountains with a marvellous view. Alternatively you can go on a shorter hike (approx. 1 hour) onto the Schwalbenwand (mountain face) to the Kammer-Eck mountain cabin where you can enjoy a hearty snack. Alternatively, you can go on cycle ride through the town (approx. 15 km) where you can play a round of unique Maishofen bicycle golf. A trip to nearby Salzburg (approx. 85 km) is also highly recomendable. There you can visit many attractions for free with the Salzburg Card that is included in your tour package.
You will cycle on almost completely flat routes in the Salzach and Saalach river valleys. Only when the bike path leaves the river bank does the terrain get slightly hilly. You will mainly find yourself on paved bike paths and quiet side streets. Only very short sections will be cycled on roads with more traffic.
- Accommodation in Hotel Schloss Kammer
- Breakfast buffet
- 6 x half board (3-course menu), 1x Pinzgauer Kasnockenpfanne meal as part of half board
- EUROBIKE developed route
- Detailed travel documents (route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
- Brandy tasting in the castle's historic cellar
- Hearty snack at the Kammer-Eck mountain cabin (bread with bacon and a glass of cider, only with option 8/7)
- Salzburger Land Card with more than 190 free or discounted admissions for different attractions, train journey from Zell am See – Krimml excl. your bike
- Free admission to the public swimming area Maishofen/Lake Zell
- A guided hike (minimum of 4 people, only with option 8/7)
- Free Maishofen bicycle golf, incl. map, scorecard, and golf clubs
- Use of all hotel offers (swimming pond, sauna, stone bath,…)
- 1x voucher for the solarium
- 1x voucher for the infrared cabin
- Rental bike insurance
- Service hotline
Arrival / Parking / Departure
- Zell am See train station
- Salzburg airport
- Free parking at the hotel
Where visitor's tax is due, it is not included in the tour price!
This tour has 1 more variation
Hotel Schloss Kammer
The family has been leading the agricultural and touristic family business for eight generations now. The castle, which was fully renovated in 1994 and 2007, will take you back to ancient times and still you won’t miss any modern comfort. The hotel restaurant is widely known for its Pinzgau specialities. The Badstub`n spa invites you to relax.