Salzburg along the River Salzach, Austria. Photo via Flickr:hjjanisch

Birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Salzburg, Austria. P courtesy of Austrian National Tourist Office

Salzburg & Bavaria Bike Path

Austria, Germany Bike Tours

Bike Tour in Bavaria around the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • This bike tour in Austria and Germany, begins and ends in Salzburg, city of culture and Mozart. The route leads you across the Chiemsee, to the Inn Valley, Northern Tyrol, and then back to Mozart's birthplace.

    Salzburg is certainly a highlight, with it's incredible Baroque architecture and Alpine setting, but you will enjoy Bavarian landscapes, lakes, rivers, and more during your cycling itinerary, not to mention, Alpine views.

    Enjoy Bavarian culture and cycling!

    Highlights:

    • Salzburg
    • Mozart's birth place at the famous Getreidegasse in Salzburg
    • Wasserburg - the city at the Inn loop
    • Waginger See, Chiemsee (Barian Sea), Walchsee, and Königssee
    • Kufstein Fortress at night
    • Alps!

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  • 2017:

    Season 1: May 6 to May 12 and October 9 to October 15
    Season 2: May 13 to June 2 and September 1 to October 8
    Season 3: June 3 to August 31

    Tours beginning in Salzburg: 
    Season 1:
    £ 537 $ 954 655 NOK 6441 kr 5945 $ 773 Single room: £ 676 $ 1,202 825 NOK 8113 kr 7488 $ 974 Season 2: £ 561 $ 998 685 NOK 6736 kr 6218 $ 808 Single room: £ 701 $ 1,246 855 NOK 8408 kr 7761 $ 1,009 Season 3: £ 586 $ 1,042 715 NOK 7031 kr 6490 $ 844 Single room: £ 725 $ 1,289 885 NOK 8703 kr 8033 $ 1,044

    Tours beginning in Wasserburg:
    Season 1:
    £ 512 $ 910 625 NOK 6146 kr 5673 $ 738 Single room: £ 643 $ 1,144 785 NOK 7719 kr 7125 $ 926 Season 2: £ 537 $ 954 655 NOK 6441 kr 5945 $ 773 Single room: £ 668 $ 1,187 815 NOK 8014 kr 7398 $ 962 Season 3: £ 561 $ 998 685 NOK 6736 kr 6218 $ 808 Single room: £ 692 $ 1,231 845 NOK 8309 kr 7670 $ 997

    2018:

    Season 1: May 5 to May 11 and October 8 to October 14
    Season 2: May 12 to June 1 and September 3 to October 7
    Season 3: June 2 to September 2

    Tours beginning in Salzburg: 
    Season 1:
    £ 561 $ 998 685 NOK 6736 kr 6218 $ 808 Single room: £ 709 $ 1,260 865 NOK 8506 kr 7852 $ 1,021 Season 2: £ 586 $ 1,042 715 NOK 7031 kr 6490 $ 844 Single room: £ 733 $ 1,304 895 NOK 8801 kr 8124 $ 1,056 Season 3: £ 610 $ 1,085 745 NOK 7326 kr 6762 $ 879 Single room: £ 758 $ 1,348 925 NOK 9096 kr 8396 $ 1,092 Dinners included: £ 121 $ 216 148 NOK 1455 kr 1343 $ 175

    Tours beginning in Wasserburg:
    Season 1:
    £ 537 $ 954 655 NOK 6441 kr 5945 $ 773 Single room: £ 676 $ 1,202 825 NOK 8113 kr 7488 $ 974 Season 2: £ 561 $ 998 685 NOK 6736 kr 6218 $ 808 Single room: £ 701 $ 1,246 855 NOK 8408 kr 7761 $ 1,009 Season 3: £ 586 $ 1,042 715 NOK 7031 kr 6490 $ 844 Single room: £ 742 $ 1,318 905 NOK 8899 kr 8215 $ 1,068 Dinners included: £ 117 $ 208 143 NOK 1406 kr 1298 $ 169

    extra options

    2017:
    Electric bike (one pannier):  £ 82 $ 146 100 NOK 983 kr 908 $ 118 Dinners included: £ 117 $ 208 143 NOK 1406 kr 1298 $ 169 Extra nights:
    Salzburg: £ 57 $ 101 69 NOK 679 kr 626 $ 81 Single room: £ 81 $ 144 99 NOK 974 kr 899 $ 117 Season supplement (July 14 to September 3, 2017): £ 14 $ 25 17 NOK 167 kr 154 $ 20 Season supplement for single room : £ 22 $ 39 27 NOK 266 kr 245 $ 32 Wasserburg: £ 39 $ 70 48 NOK 472 kr 436 $ 57 Single room: £ 53 $ 95 65 NOK 639 kr 590 $ 77

    2018:
    Extra nights: 
    Salzburg 4 star:
    Twin/double:  £ 57 $ 102 70 NOK 688 kr 635 $ 83 Single: £ 84 $ 149 102 NOK 1003 kr 926 $ 120 Season supplement, July 14 to September 3:
    Twin double: £ 15 $ 26 18 NOK 177 kr 163 $ 21 Single: £ 21 $ 38 26 NOK 256 kr 236 $ 31 Salzburg 3 star:
    Twin double: £ 47 $ 83 57 NOK 561 kr 517 $ 67 Single: £ 64 $ 114 78 NOK 767 kr 708 $ 92 Season supplement, July 14 to September 3:
    Twin double: £ 15 $ 26 18 NOK 177 kr 163 $ 21 Single: £ 21 $ 38 26 NOK 256 kr 236 $ 31 Wasserburg:
    Twin/double: £ 40 $ 71 49 NOK 482 kr 445 $ 58 Single: £ 54 $ 96 66 NOK 649 kr 599 $ 78 Electric bike: £ 74 $ 131 90 NOK 885 kr 817 $ 106

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Salzburg.

    Local Travel

    Take the train to Salzburg. Then short walk or taxi ride to your first hotel.

    Climate

    Average high/low temperatures in °F for Salzburg are: May 66°/47°, June 71°/51°, July 74°/55°, August 73°/55°, September 68°/50°, and October 59°/42°

    Recommended

    An extra night in Salzburg!


Skill Level

This is a moderate, self guided tour. There are 6 days of cycling with distances ranging anywhere from 27 to 42 miles (45 - 67 km). Biking is partly on flat grounds but there are also hilly sections. Between the Inn Valley and Salzburg, you will have to master a few gradients, but the view will be worth it. Most of the riding is on bike paths and country roads with little traffic. Some brief sections of the trip (never longer than one or two kilometers) have to becovered on moderately busy roads.It is recommended that you are in good physical condition and have experience in cycling for this tour.

Where You’ll Stay

In very nice & comfortable 3 to 4-star hotels & B&B’s. All rooms have private facilities.

What’s Included

  • Hotel accommodations for 7 nights
  • Breakfasts (mostly buffets)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Route descriptions & maps
  • Service hotline
  • 21 speed bicycle with two panniers
  • 2018: Bicycle offered for rental will be the NuVinci with internal gear hub with two pannier bags

What’s Not Included

Extra Stay

Extra nights possible in Salzburg.

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TypeSelf Guided
SkillModerate
Length8 days
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Tour Dates

2017:
Daily from May 6 until October 15, 2017
2018:
Daily from May 5 to October 14, 2018

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Salzburg & Bavaria Bike Path Map

Day 1: Arrival in Salzburg 
Day 2: Salzburg - Chiemsee/Traunstein, 40 mi. (64 km)
Day 3: Chiemsee/Traunstein - Wasserburg, 40 mi. (65 km)
Day 4: Wasserburg - Kufstein, 42 mi. (67 km)
Day 5: Kufstein - Kirchdorf/St. Johann in Tyrol, 28 mi. (45 km)
Day 6: Kirchdorf/St. Johann - Bad Reichenhall, 30 mi. (48 km)
Day 7: Bad Reichenhall - Salzburg, 30 mi. (48 km)
Day 8: Departure from Salzburg

All distances are approximate.

DAY 1: Arrival in Salzburg
Individual arrival to Mozart's birth place. Enjoy this city’s famous architecture and a visit to the Old Town is a must.

DAY 2: Salzburg - Chiemsee/Traunstein, 40 mi. (64 km)
The first stage starts on the Tauern bike path along the Salzach River to Oberndorf where you can see the famous Silent Night Chapel. After crossing the Salzach River (and the border into Germany), you pass the worthwhile Bavarian town, Laufen. Then you arrive at the warmest lake of Upper Bavaria, the Waginger See. Via Nussdorf you reach the destination of the day, the Chiemsee (lake) which lies next to the Alps. Overnight will be in the surroundings of Chieming or Traunstein.

DAY 3: Chiemsee/Traunstein  - Wasserburg, 40 mi. (65 km)
Today's biking begins from Chieming via Seebruck to the monastery of Seeon, which W. A. Mozart visited several times and made compositions there. From Seeon we come back to the Chiemsee and on to Breitbrunn via Amerang to Wasserburg, where the famous artist liked to rest when he was on a journey.

DAY 4: Wasserburg - Kufstein, 42 mi. (67 km)
You should not leave without a stroll through the enchanting old town, which is built on a peninsula, completely surrounded by the Inn River. You will bike the river banks all day, making for some easy riding.  Via Rosenheim we reach Kufstein, the "pearl of Tyrol".

DAY 5: Kufstein - Kirchdorf/St. Johann in Tyrol, 28 mi. (45 km)
This morning the Inn accompanies you once more for the first miles until Ebbs where you ride into the slightly hilly "Kaiserwinkl" of Tyrol. You pass the village Walchsee and cycle via Waidach and Kössen through the imposing mountain landscape of Tyrol to Kirchdorf or St. Johann. Both towns will relax you with their panoramic views of the Alps.

DAY 6: Kirchdorf/St. Johann - Bad Reichenhall, 30 mi. (48 km)
Today your bicycle tour in Germany winds through Waidring and Lofer, two villages where Mozart stopped on his journeys to the south. From Lofer you ride along the Saalach River on a wild romantic trail via Unken and Schneizlreuth to Bad Reichenhall. Mozart made a trip to this well-known spa town during his last stay in Salzburg in 1780. Overnight in Bad Reichenhall or Bayerisch Gmain.

DAY 7: Bad Reichenhall - Salzburg, 30 mi. (48 km)
Berchtesgaden offers a relaxed stop at the spa. Also possible is a trip to the nearby idyllic Königssee before you cycle to Salzburg, where you will spend one last evening.

DAY 8: Departure from Salzburg
Individual departure or extension of your trip.

It is also possible to begin this tour in Wasserburg! Please contact us for a detailed itinerary!

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