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Salzburg - Vienna

From "Salzkammergut" to the Danube Cycle Path

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Mostly flat with some hilly stretches in the Salzkammergut, completely flat in the Danube valley.

Day 1: Salzburg

Individual arrival. Use the extra time for a stroll through the picturesque old part of this cultural and fascinating city.

Day 2: Salzburg – Lake Attersee, approx. 60 km

Along the old railway-line Ischler, you will cycle to the Mondsee and soon reach the slightly rolling hills of the Attergau and the Attersee, a popular recreation area that is favoured by most locals and guests alike.

Day 3: Lake Attersee – Traunsee, approx. 30 km + boat Ebensee - Gmunden

Today you will pass through the romantic valley "Weißenbachtal" and reach the banks of Lake Traunsee. You continue to Ebensee, where the ship awaits you. Enjoy the beautiful panorama.

Day 4: Traunsee – Lambach, approx. 30 km + train ride Lambach - Linz

This cycling stretch leads you through the villages of Laakirchen and Steyrermühl on to Lambach. In Lambach take the train to the state capital of Upper Austria and Culture Capital of Europe 2009, Linz.

Day 5: Linz – Strudengau, approx. 60 km

Enjoy the day with a visit to the monastery in St. Florian and stop by the oldest towns in Austria, the welcoming village of Enns. Your final destination today is the romantic Baroque village of Grein complete with the oldest existing theatre in Austria.

Day 6: Strudengau – Wachau, approx. 65 km

Passing through regions of Strudengau and Nibelungengau, you reach the famous Wachau, recently nominated as an UNESCO World Culture Heritage Area. Visit the unique Benedictine monastery of Melk or sample the local wine at one of the "Heurigen" (typical Austrian wine taverns).

Day 7: Wachau – Tulln, approx. 65 km + train ride Tulln - Vienna

Enjoy the ride through a few impressive villages. Travelling via Weißenkirchen and Dürnstein and then on to the medieval town of Krems, you stop by the impressive Benedictine monastery of Gottweig. In Tulln you transfer by train to the "City of Music", Vienna.

Day 8: Vienna

Individual departure or extend your stay in Vienna. Experience this great city!


  • 7 nights in rooms with private facilities 

  • Daily breakfast

  • Daily luggage transport (1 suitcase per Person/ max. 20 kg) 

  • Linz-Card (free entry in museums - 1 day valid)

  • 1x ship on the lake Traunsee incl. bike

  • 1x train Lambach – Linz incl. bike 

  • 1x train Tulln – Vienna incl. bike

  • 1x Train ride Vienna – Salzburg (transfer own bikes not incl.) 

  • Zonal ticket for public transport in Vienna (hotel - train station)

  • WIFI free of charge in all hotel 

  • 1x handlebar bag, digital route book and information material per room (also available as GPX file)

Dates & Prices



    Season / Period
    S3   27.04. - 20.09.24
    S2   21.09. - 04.10.24
    S1   05.10. - 19.10.24


    Bikes & equipment
    21-speed-bike 99
    E-bike 219
    Bike helmet-purchase 40
    Rental bike disclaimer Trekking/E-Bike 19/45
    Additional nights
    Salzburg 4* (dbl/single) 109/179
    Vienna 4* (dbl/single) 76/110
    Reduction "no return ticket" Vienna-Salzburg -25

    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


    Hotel samples

    3-4 star hotels and inns

    Salzburg: 4*Hotel Amedia
    Region Attersee: 3*Seehotel Post
    Region Traunsee: 3*Keramikhotel Goldener Brunnen
    Linz: 4*Austria Trend Hotel Schillerpark
    Region Strudengau: 3*Hotel Aumühle
    Region Wachau: 3*Hotel-Gasthof Zur Wachau
    Vienna: 4*Hotel roomz Prater

    Note: Please be informed that these are hotel samples and therefore subject to alteration! Find Your final hotel bookings at Your hotel list after/at booking.


    Bicycles inclusive panniers

    Trekking bikes

    • Ladies/Mens trekking bike 21-speed, freewheel, 28 inch tyres
    • E-Bikes: KTM Macina Fun, unisex or mens frame, 8 or 9 speed
    • Child E-Bike (from 130cm)
    • Trailer, Child seats, Child bikes

    E-bikes | electrical bikes | pedelecs

    E-Bikes are a great opportunity for people with different fitness level to take on a bike holiday together. With e-bikes every tour is a delight!

    Please note: E-Bikes are very popular. As tghere is limited availybility please reserve your bikes early!

    Bicycle breakdowns

    It 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.

    Valid for danube cycle path: 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.

    Rental bike disclaimer

    If a traveller rents a  bike, he is basically liable for damages and theft. When booking our rental bike disclaimer, we assume liability so that in case of loss or damage to the rental bike (when properly used and secured) no financial responsibility must be paid. Excluded from this are only lost keys, batteries and chargers of e-bikes, as well as damage due to intent or gross negligence.


    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Salzburg (SZG), Vienna (VIE)

    Airport Salzburg - Starthotel: 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 - Starthotel: With the Rail Jet to "Wien Meidling" and with the FlixTrain to Salzburg - 3h15min

    Endhotel - Airport Salzburg: With the FlixTrain to Salzburg and with the busline 2 to the airport. - 3h 10min
    Endhotel - Airport Vienna: With the Bus VAL 1 to the airport. - 50min ticketprice approx. € 10,- / Taxi for approx. € 32,00 (25min)

    Arrival by car

    Parking: Parking garage Linzergasse (access Glockengasse) approx. € 67,-/week

    Arrival by train

    Train station: Salzburg, Vienna

    Train station Salzburg - Starthotel: by foot 10min
    Train station Vienna - Starthotel: Rail Jet to Salzburg HBF and with the busline 1 to the station "Salzburg Saint-Julien-Straße". (3h)

    Endhotel - Train station Salzburg: With the "Westbahn" directly to Salzburg HBF (2h 30min)
    Endhotel - Train station Vienna: With the subway U3 to "Stephansplatz" and with the U1 to "Hauptbahnhof". Ticketprice approx. € 10,- (20 min) / Taxi for approx. € 12,- (10 min)


    Own bikes not included in the return train ticket - Please reserve at https://westbahn.at/en/ticket-shop/reservations/

    Additional information

    Helmets: In Austria it is mandatory for children under 12 years to wear a helmet when on a bike.

    Local tax payable on spot (approx. € 1 - 2,5 per person/night)


    Travel stories

    5,1 of 6 Stars | 6
    Beautiful trip with really nice accommodation and good luggage support etc. Loved it all...K.P. 07/18
    5.9 05.10.2019 | Kevin M. Salzburg - Vienna

    Travel review from Salzburg to Vienna

    First, a big thank you to Julia, our tour director. I emailed her many times before and during the trip and she was always very prompt with her response. The route was beautiful and not overly strenuous however I do recommend the e-bike for those with ...
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Per-Tour information 6
    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 6
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 6
    5.8 01.07.2018 | Katrina P. Salzburg - Vienna


    Beautiful trip with really nice accommodation and good luggage support etc. Loved it all In the English travel guide instructions it would be helpful not just to have roads mentioned to turn at but also landmarks- eg bridges and churches Also a ...
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Per-Tour information 6
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 5
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 6
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 6
    4.2 24.06.2018 | Kim R. Salzburg - Vienna

    Ride from Salzburg to Vienna

    It was difficult to locate the place where we had to collect the bikes at the start. The man who gave us the bikes was not very helpful. The computers on both bikes did not work or not calibrated properly. The maps and route description in the travel ...
    • Booking handling 5
    • Per-Tour information 3
    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 5
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 2
    • On-site assistance 3
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 4
    • Price-performance ratio 4
    4.4 24.09.2017 | Brian S. Salzburg - Vienna

    Brian and Kaye Salzburg to Vienna

    First thing to say is that we enjoyed our trip enormously. Our main suggestions for an improved service are: 1. For English speaking clients there should be an English speaking person to hand over the bikes. We had many questions we wanted to ask and ...
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 3
    • Per-Tour information 2
    • Accomodation 5
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 2
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 5
    • Price-performance ratio 5
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