• Travelcode: 042

    Salzburg and the 7 lakes

    Explore Austria with its beautiful lakes!

    • The "Salzkammergut" is known as the capital of The Sound of Music and belongs to one of the most charming regions in all of Austria: blue lakes, imposing mountains, green meadows and forests truly create a fairy tale landscape.

      The pristine lakes Mondsee, Attersee, Traunsee and Wolfgangsee are the most well known bodies of water in the region.

      Other highlights on this cycling tour certainly include a former and highly regarded Austrian emperor’s summer-residence Bad Ischl and the Music and Festival City of Salzburg.

       

      Tour profile / Level 2

      Country roads, cycling paths, field paths, terrain is hilly with some larger uphill stretches.

      Day 1: Salzburg

      Individual arrival and bike hand over (if you have booked our bikes). Use the extra time for a stroll through the picturesque old part of this cultural and fascinating town.

      Day 2: Salzburg – Lake Wolfgangsee, approx. 45 km + boat (Cat. A)

      You begin the tour exploring the birthplace of the world famous classical composer W.A. Mozart and then head north to the old train tracks of the Salzkammergut railway. After cycling through Eugendorf and St. Gilgen you reach the southern banks of the blissful lake "Wolfgangsee", where you enjoy a nice boat ride.

      Day 3: Lake Wolfgangsee – Lake Traunsee, approx. 41 - 49 km + boat (Cat. B)

      The day begins with a relaxing boat ride on Lake Wolfgangsee (Cat. B). You explore St.Wolfgang before you cycle to the old imperial village of Bad Ischl, where you find traces and follow the footprints of Emperor Franz Josef and his Empress Sissi all over the area. A "must-do" is a stop at the famous pastry shop "Zauner". Be careful, don’t eat too much! Along the river Traun you cycle until Traunkirchen.

      Day 4: Lake Traunsee – Lake Attersee, approx. 32 - 40 km

      One of the many highlights on this tour is the stop-off in Gmunden. Gmunden is a scenic village on the northern bank of the Traunsee and former imperial salt capital, but nowadays it’s well known for its touristic importance and beautiful handmade ceramics. You then move along further to the gorgeous area of lake Attersee.

      Day 5: Lake Attersee – Lake Mondsee, approx. 33 km

      Take in and enjoy the ride along the Attersee, one of the most favourite lakes for locals and visitors alike in the Salzkammergut Region. This lake has already inspired famous artists like composer Gustav Mahler and painters Gustav Klimt and Christian Ludwig Attersee. Your path continues to Mondsee and then onto the village of Mondsee. Visit the church, which was used as a romantic backdrop for the wedding in the musical "The Sound of Music".

      Day 6: Lake Mondsee – Trumer Seenland, approx. 46 km

      Along the old tracks of the "Ischler" railway that once brought guests into the Salzkammergut, you will cycle further to the Trumer Lake District; Obertrumer See, Mattsee and Grabensee. Fans of Beer should visit the Trumer brewery!

      Day 7: Trumer Seenland – Salzburg approx. 46 km

      On the day before departure there is still plenty of time to enjoy nature’s beauty and pristine, before you cycle back to Salzburg.

      Day 8: Salzburg

      Individual departure or extend your stay in Salzburg. Enjoy this great city!
    • ARRIVAL - PARKING - DEPARTURE

      ARRIVAL BY PLANE

      Airport: Salzburg (SZG), Vienna (VIE)
      Airport Salzburg - Cat A: With the busline 2 to the station "Salzburg Saint-Julien-Straße" (approx. 20min) Ticket at the ticketautomat at the airport - Ticketprice approx. € 5,00 / Taxi for approx. € 18,00 (15min)
      Airport Vienna - Cat A: With the Rail Jet to "Wien Meidling" and with the FlixTrain to Salzburg - 3h15min

      Airport Salzburg - Cat B: With the busline 10 to the station "Salzburg Ferdinand-Hanusch-Platz" and then with the bus 21 to the station "Salzburg Grüner Wald". Ticket on the airport for approx. € 10,00 (45min) / Taxi for approx. € 18,00 (15min)
      Airport Salzburg - Cat B: With the CAT to Wien Mitte and then with the Westbahn to "Salzburg HBF". Here you take the bus 23 to the station "Maxtraße" (3h 20min)


      ARRIVAL BY CAR

      Parking: parking garage Linzergasse approx. € 65,-/week (payable on spot, no reservation possible)


      ARRIVAL BY TRAIN

      Train station: Salzburg
      Train station - Cat A: by foot 10 min
      Train station - Cat B: With the bus 23 to the station "Maxstraße" (15min)


      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

      Helmets: are mandatory in Austria for children up to 12 years! Please bring your own.

      Taxes: payble locally, not included in tourprice.

      Book here your discounted train ticket... Book your flights online... Book here your bus ticket... Book your hotel online...
    • Included services:
      • 7 nights in rooms with private facilities
      • Breakfast or 5x dinner (surcharge, in Salzburg only breakfast)
      • daily luggage transport (1 piece p.p/ max 20 kg)
      • ship ride on the Wolfgangsee incl. bike
         
      • ferry ride St. Wolfgang - Abersee incl. bike
      • a sweet break "Zauner Jause" in Bad Ischl (coffee & cake)
         
      • free WLAN in the hotels
      • 1x handlebar bag with maps and information material per room
    • Choose Categories

      S2 02.05. - 15.05.20 Category A daily
      S3 16.05. - 18.09.20 Category A daily
      S2 19.09. - 02.10.20 Category A daily
      S1 03.10. - 17.10.20 Category A daily
      S2 02.05. - 15.05.20 Category B daily
      S3 16.05. - 18.09.20 Category B daily
      S2 19.09. - 02.10.20 Category B daily
      S1 03.10. - 17.10.20 Category B daily

      Extras

      Discounts extra bed in double room with 2 full paying adults
      0-6,99 years - 100%
      7-11,99 years - 50%
      12-14,99 years - 25%
      15-99 years - 10%
         
      Bicycle & equipment  
      7/21-speed-bike 75
      E-bike 169
      Bike helmet-purchase 29
      childrens bike, child seat on request
         
      Additional night
      Salzburg 3*/ Cat. B (dbl/sgl) 74/106
      Salzburg 4*/ Cat. A (dbl/sgl) 99/134

      Best - Price - Guarantee

      If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
      All prices per person in EUR
    • Category A:

      Well-chosen, modern 3-4* hotels with all conceivable comfort

      Salzburg

      Hotel example: Hotel Amedia****

      Region Wolfgangsee

      Hotel example: Hotel Weißer Bär****

      Region Traunsee

      Hotel example: Symposionhotel Post****

      Region Attersee

      Hotel example: Hotel Spitzerwirt***

      Region Mondsee

      Hotel example: Hotel Leitnerbräu****

      Region Trumer Seenland

      Hotel example: Hotel Neumayr***

      Salzburg

      Hotel example: NH Hotel Salzburg****


      Category B:

      Very comfortable 3-star inns/hotels with a private and family atmosphere and the quite personal care. Here you can enjoy the worldwide known Austrian guest friendliness

      Salzburg

      Hotel example: Hotel Ibis Nord***

      Region Wolfgangsee

      Hotel example: Hotel Sonnwirt***

      Region Traunsee

      Hotel example: Hotel Hocheck***

      Region Attersee

      Hotel example: Hotel Spitzerwirt***

      Region Mondsee

      Hotel example: Hotel Prielbauer***

      Region Trumer Seenland

      Hotel example: Gasthof Neumayr***

      Salzburg

      Hotel example: Hotel Ibis Nord***


       

      Sample hotels: please be aware that all listed accomodations are just examples and might be subject to change. You will be informed about your definite hotels after booking/before arrival through your specific hotel list.

       

    • Bicycles inclusive panniers:

      The offered bikes are touring bikes with an aluminium frame and kitted with responsive brakes and gears. Plus: mudguards, trip computers, comfort gel saddles, flat-palmed grips, Schwalbe Marathon anti-puncture tyres.

      You can choose between the following bikes:

      • 7-speed-bike with hand brake and backpedal brake
      • 21-speed-bike with hand brakes
      • E-bikes unisex, also for children (min. 130cm)
      • children seat, children trailer

      with 28" tyres in different frame dimensions for ladies and gents.

      All bikes are equipped with a one-sided Ortlieb pannier (20 liters) and a handlebar bag/room.


      E-bike

      Our modern e-bikes (pedelecs) are quality branded bikes with hub gear, freewheel, powerful electric motor and gradually selectable pedal assistance. The battery range depends on support level, driving style, body weight and terrain. The more hilly the railing, the higher the body weight, the more battery capacity is consumed. You save your battery by starting with as low support as possible and increasing it if necessary.

      Tip: E-bikes are a great development, but should be - due to their driving characteristics (high weight + high speed) - booked only by very safe and experienced cyclists with a very good sense of balance. Not suitable are electric bikes for people who rarely ride a bicycle.

      Please note that it won’t be possible to fix the handlebar bags on some of our E-Bikes.


      Bicycle breakdowns

      can happen even with new wheels and by best servicing. With the rental bikes you will receive repair vouchers which you can present in our authorised workshops along the way. Should a repair not be possible, please contact our service number! In a few hotels/guest houses we have some bikes on stock if you need to change them during the trip.


      Private bicycles

      You are welcome to bring your own bicycle. It is adapted especially to your needs. Do not forget to bring a repair kit with all necessary tools such as: keys, reserve tube and lock. Please check your own bicycle for operability upon arrival.

      For the return journey to Passau we recommend the reservation of the bus transfer or the train ride - some trains offer bicycle-parking possibilities, however those are limited and a reservation is necessary.


    • 5,0 12.10.2019 | Deirdre P. Salzburg and the 7 lakes

      Beautiful spin in the Salzburg hills.

      Very happy with R+R patience and flexibility when we were making our booking. Rented bikes were in very good condition and well equipped with two panniers each. But sizing for the smaller (female) member was still large - perhaps make a smaller frame ...
      • Overall satisfaction 5
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 5
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
      • Accomodation 4
      • Board 5
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 3
      • Route-character 5
      • Bicycle + equipment 5
      • Price-performance ratio 6
      more
      4,8 19.09.2019 | William R. Salzburg and the 7 lakes

      Good Tour, Instructions need work, bicycle hand off was mis-managed

      Good: . The tour is a great tour, very scenic. We enjoyed the whole tour and are glad we did it. . The hotels were great, food was very good . The ebike rented by my wife worked extremely well. We were told that Rad Reisen has the best bikes of all ...
      • Overall satisfaction 5
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 2
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 2
      • Accomodation 6
      • Board 6
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 3
      • On-site assistance 3
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 6
      • Price-performance ratio 6
      more
      4,5 04.09.2019 | David W. Salzburg and the 7 lakes

      Salzkammergut 7 day cycle

      We toured the Salzkammergut region on R2 and enjoyed the experience. The highlight was Obertrum on our last night before heading into Salzburg. They had their local Autumn festival on Saturday and Celebrate Farmers day on Sunday. A most memorable festival ...
      • Overall satisfaction 5
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 3
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 1
      • Accomodation 5
      • Board 5
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 1
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 6
      • Price-performance ratio 5
      more
      5,4 27.07.2019 | Jane S. Salzburg and the 7 lakes

      Varied but beautiful tour, some hills to climb but lots of descent too.

      Although the Ibis Nord (Day 1 and Day 7) was pleasant enough it is a puzzle why you use this hotel. Having to take a taxi to another hotel on Day 2 is not very satisfactory. Bikes should be at the first hotel on Day 1. Plus, if using the Ibis Nord, ...
      • Overall satisfaction 6
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 5
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
      • Accomodation 6
      • Board 6
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 5
      • On-site assistance 4
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 6
      • Price-performance ratio 4
      more
      3,2 15.09.2017 | Rachel T. Salzburg and the 7 lakes

      Salzburg Lake tour

      • Overall satisfaction 3
      • Booking handling 5
      • Travel documents 3
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 3
      • Accomodation 5
      • Board 4
      • Luggage transport 3
      • Route description 2
      • On-site assistance 2
      • Route-character 3
      • Bicycle + equipment 2
      • Price-performance ratio 3
      more
      4,9 19.08.2017 | Derek N. Salzburg and the 7 lakes

      Salzburg Lakes

      Mostly quiet country roads, some dedicated cycle paths next to busy roads. Some hills, one berg! Nice locations for the hotel stops, but the road book led us to the brewery in Obertrum, where we thought we were staying. Overall, an enjoyable 6 days.
      • Overall satisfaction 5
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 6
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
      • Accomodation 4
      • Board 6
      • Luggage transport 5
      • Route description 5
      • On-site assistance 2
      • Route-character 4
      • Bicycle + equipment 5
      • Price-performance ratio 5
      more
      5,2 19.08.2015 | Vittoria C. Salzburg and the 7 lakes

      Nature sun and the lakes

      We had an amazing esperienze.
      • Overall satisfaction 6
      • Booking handling 6
      • Travel documents 5
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
      • Accomodation 5
      • Board 5
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 4
      • On-site assistance 5
      • Route-character 5
      • Bicycle + equipment 5
      • Price-performance ratio 5
      more
      4,6 18.05.2015 | Päivi M. Salzburg and the 7 lakes

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      • Overall satisfaction 5
      • Booking handling 5
      • Travel documents 5
      • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
      • Accomodation 4
      • Board 4
      • Luggage transport 6
      • Route description 4
      • Route-character 6
      • Bicycle + equipment 3
      • Price-performance ratio 4
      more

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