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Cyclist enjoying the view of Lake Hallstatt with mountain panorama in the background

Ten Lakes & Sound of Music

Enjoy the shining world of lakes in the Salzkammergut

7 Days / 6 Nights
Challenging
Cyclist enjoying the view of Lake Hallstatt with mountain panorama in the background

Culture, history and unique landscapes between lakes and mountains – the Salzkammergut is a region in Austria that should not be missed. The area, rich in lakes, can be explored wonderfully by bike, as you can enjoy the magnificent panoramas to the full, get from lake to lake in no time and see many attractions along the route.

At the starting point of the 7-day Ten Lakes Tour you can choose between Salzburg and the Trumer Lakes (in the latter, the stage destinations shift accordingly). The festival city is known as the ‘Rome of the north’ and rightly so: the magnificent houses of worship, splendid architecture and cultural diversity make Salzburg a world-renowned city.

It seems like Christmas is on the way in the Trumer Lake district! But don’t worry, it’s not because of the weather but because of the music! One of the most famous Christmas carols was sung here for the first time in 1818 in the St. Nikola Church in Oberndorf. ‘Silent night, holy night’. The other stage destinations including the Attersee, Traunsee and Wolfgangsee are all about the cool water and beauty of the landscape on the way there

  • The Getreidegasse in Salzburg is the heart of the city. Here you can stroll through national and international shops and enjoy traditional cuisine in the inns. There is of course pure culture around the birthplace of the musical prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
  • The turquoise green Attersee: Admittedly, we cannot deliver the Caribbean to you on this this tour. But the Attersee comes pretty close in some parts. At Nussdorf, for example, you can explore an underwater world of the lake with plexiglass kayaks.
  • The World Heritage Site of Hallstatt has been copied by Chinese architects, but of course it doesn’t stand up to the original. The unique location on the lake of the same name makes the village a very special destination, the picturesque panoramas do the rest.
  • The panorama from Schafberg am Wolfgangsee: Those who take the path to the Schafberg (whether on foot or the famous railway) and are lucky enough to have a clear sky can enjoy a special 360-degree panorama. Review your tour from a lofty height with a view of the lakes of the Salzkammergut and Alpine foothills.

Flat and hilly sections alternate on the stages. Along the lakes, the route leads on cycle paths and side roads with a little traffic. There are plenty of opportunities to stop here to enjoy the beautiful views.

Itinerary at a glance

Information on the tour and bike fitting. In the case of those arriving at the Trumer Seen lakes, the subsequent daily tours are moved accordingly in the itinerary (these guests begin the tour with the route described for the third day, cycling the Salzburg - Trumer Seen lakes route on the final day).

Hotel (example) categorie A: ARCOTEL Castellani

Hotel (example) category B: Ganslhof

 

Today, you will cycle along the Salzach to Oberndorf (birthplace of the Christmas carol  "Silent Night"), Arnsdorf (the “Silent Night” Museum), Michaelbeuern (abbey), and further on into the Trumer Seen lakes country (Lake Obertrumer See, Lake Mattsee, Lake Grabensee) and partly also to Lake Wallersee. A shorter, direct version is also possible!

Hotel (example) category A: Walkner

Hotel (example) category B: Mitterhof

 

On the third day, the tour will take you through the nature reserve of the Egelseen lakes to Schleedorf (model village and cheese-maker). Later, you will continue to the idyllic Lake Irrsee. Overnight stay in Mondsee (castle, smokehouse).

Hotel (example) category A: Krone

Hotel (example) catgeory B: Meingast

The day begins with a boat trip to Weyregg (just in season 3), in season 1 and 2 you cycle along lake Attersee. Afterwards, you will cycle through the Aurachtal valley to Lake Traunsee with Gmunden (castle Orth, ceramics factory), Altmünster (bicycle museum), and Traunkirchen ("Fishermen’s Pulpit").

Hotel (example) categroy A: Post Ebensee

Hotel (example) category B: Hocheck

 

Via Bad Ischl (Emperor’s Park, Emperor’s Villa, Empress Sissi’s Teahouse) you will cycle along the Ischler Ache river to Lake Wolfgangsee: You will come through places such as St. Wolfgang (White Horse Inn, parish church, cog railway on to the Schafberg), Strobl, Lake Abersee (Zinkenbachklamm gorge) and St. Gilgen - the Mozart village on Lake Wolfgangsee.

Hotel (example) category A: Seehotel Huber

Hotel (example) categroy B: Aberseehof

 

On the seventh day, you will follow the cycle route to St. Gilgen ("Mozart Village"), the short hiking trail into the Tiefbrunnau and on to the deep blue Fuschlsee- From there, past the Hintersee lake, and the Strubklamm gorge into the Wiestal valley (dam); You will come through the Glasenbachklamm into the Salzachtal valley. Shortly before reaching Salzburg, it is worth visiting the castle Schloss Hellbrunn (park, zoo, water games). Your destination is the festival and Mozart city of Salzburg with its numerous attractions (fortress, old town).

Hotel (example) category A: ARCOTEL Castellani

Hotel (example) category B: Ganslhof

 

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Departure or extension

Itinerary at a glance

In the Salzkammergut, beautiful nature meets customs and tradition. In Bad Ischl, you can stroll in Sissi's footsteps and, in St. Wolfgang, you can take the cogwheel train up the Schafberg or see the famous Weiße Rössl.

Information on the tour and bike fitting. In the case of those arriving at the Trumer Seen lakes, the subsequent daily tours are moved accordingly in the itinerary (these guests begin the tour with the route described for the third day, cycling the Salzburg - Trumer Seen lakes route on the final day).

Hotel (example): 

Cat. A.: zum Hirschen
Cat. B.: Ganslhof

Today, you will cycle along the Salzach to Oberndorf (birthplace of the Christmas carol  "Silent Night"), Arnsdorf (the “Silent Night” Museum), Michaelbeuern (abbey), and further on into the Trumer Seen lakes country (Lake Obertrumer See, Lake Mattsee, Lake Grabensee) and partly also to Lake Wallersee. A shorter, direct version is also possible!

Hotel (example): 

Cat. A.: Walkner
Cat. B.: Mitterhof

 

On the third day, the tour will take you through the nature reserve of the Egelseen lakes to Schleedorf (model village and cheese-maker). Later, you will continue to the idyllic Lake Irrsee. Overnight stay in Mondsee (castle, smokehouse).

Hotel (example);

Cat. A.: Krone
Cat. B.: Meingast

The day begins with a boat trip to Weyregg (just in season 3), in season 1 and 2 you cycle along lake Attersee. Afterwards, you will cycle through the Aurachtal valley to Lake Traunsee with Gmunden (castle Orth, ceramics factory), Altmünster (bicycle museum), and Traunkirchen ("Fishermen’s Pulpit").

Hotel (example): 

Cat. A.: Post Ebensee
Cat. B.: Hocheck

Via Bad Ischl (Emperor’s Park, Emperor’s Villa, Empress Sissi’s Teahouse) you will cycle along the Ischler Ache river to Lake Wolfgangsee: You will come through places such as St. Wolfgang (White Horse Inn, parish church, cog railway on to the Schafberg), Strobl, Lake Abersee (Zinkenbachklamm gorge) and St. Gilgen - the Mozart village on Lake Wolfgangsee.

Hotel (example): 
Cat. A.: Seehotel Huber
Cat. B.: Aberseehof

On the seventh day, you will follow the cycle route to St. Gilgen ("Mozart Village"), the short hiking trail into the Tiefbrunnau and on to the deep blue Fuschlsee- From there, past the Hintersee lake, and the Strubklamm gorge into the Wiestal valley (dam); You will come through the Glasenbachklamm into the Salzachtal valley. Shortly before reaching Salzburg, it is worth visiting the castle Schloss Hellbrunn (park, zoo, water games). Your destination is the festival and Mozart city of Salzburg with its numerous attractions (fortress, old town).

Hotel (example): 

Cat. A.: zum Hirschen
Cat. B.: Ganslhof

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Departure or extension

Route information

Challenging

On the banks of the lakes and at the river Salzach, the routes are completely flat. In between, the terrain is mainly hilly. Depending on the option chosen, approximately one third of the route is on cycle 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

Prices & Dates

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

Category B: 3***-hotels, inns, and guest houses

Prices per person in EUR

Our rental bikes

Men's bike 21-speed
Dereilleur gears with freewheel

High-quality men's touring bike with classic diamond frame

Body size approx. 165 cm - 205 cm

56-51 "sloping" cm |
60 cm |
64 cm
Unisex bike 21/24-speed
Dereilleur gears with freewheel

High-quality unisex touring bike with comfortable low entry

Body size approx. 148 cm - 190 cm

43 cm |
46 cm |
51 cm |
56 cm
Unisex bike 7-speed
Hub gears with coaster brake

High-quality unisex touring bike with coaster brake on the rear wheel

Body size approx. 155 cm - 190 cm

46 cm |
51 cm |
56 cm
Unisex Electro bike 8-speed
Hub gears with freewheel

High-quality unisex electric bike with comfortable low entry

Body size approx. 148 cm - 195 cm

46 cm "xs" |
46 cm |
51 cm |
56 cm
Rental Bike PLUS 20/27-speed
Dereilleur gears with freewheel

Sportier, lighter and more precise premium rental bike with diamond frame

Body size approx. 155 cm - 205 cm

46 cm |
51 cm |
60 cm |
63 cm

Services & Information

Further details about this tour

Included

  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer between hotels
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • Boat ride on Lake Attersee incl. your bike in July and August
  • Navigation App and GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Salzburg central train station
  • Salzburg airport
  • Salzburg car park approx. EUR 10 - 15 per day, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible/necessary
  • Public multi-storey car park approx. € 70,- per week
    Lakes Trumer Seen: parking at teh hotel approx. EUR 10 per day, no reservation possible/necessary

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Necessary expenses not included in the price of the trip. When possible all costs will be included in the quote, otherwise only the nature of the costs will be describe
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

Join us in achieving greater sustainability by choosing our digital route book, rather than the printed version. As a small thank you we will give you a discount of €20 per room.

Services & Information

Further details about this tour

Included

  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer between hotels
  • EUROBIKE developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French)
  • Boat ride on Lake Attersee incl. your bike in July and August
  • Navigation App and GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Salzburg central train station
  • Salzburg airport
  • Salzburg: Hotel car parkabout EUR 10-20 / day, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible / necessary
  • Public garage about EUR 95 / week
  • Lake Trumer Seen: Hotel car park about EUR 10 / day, 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!

Join us in achieving greater sustainability by choosing our digital route book, rather than the printed version. As a small thank you we will give you a discount of €20 per room.

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