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

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

Mozart Bike Path

Austria, Germany Bike Tours

Bike Salzburg and along the ‘Bavarian Sea’!

  • 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:
    £ 624 $ 995 655 NOK 6550 kr 6046 $ 786 Single room: £ 786 $ 1,253 825 NOK 8250 kr 7615 $ 990 Season 2: £ 652 $ 1,041 685 NOK 6850 kr 6323 $ 822 Single room: £ 814 $ 1,299 855 NOK 8550 kr 7892 $ 1,026 Season 3: £ 681 $ 1,086 715 NOK 7150 kr 6600 $ 858 Single room: £ 843 $ 1,344 885 NOK 8850 kr 8169 $ 1,062

    Tours beginning in Wasserburg:
    Season 1:
    £ 595 $ 949 625 NOK 6250 kr 5769 $ 750 Single room: £ 748 $ 1,192 785 NOK 7850 kr 7246 $ 942 Season 2: £ 624 $ 995 655 NOK 6550 kr 6046 $ 786 Single room: £ 776 $ 1,238 815 NOK 8150 kr 7523 $ 978 Season 3: £ 652 $ 1,041 685 NOK 6850 kr 6323 $ 822 Single room: £ 805 $ 1,284 845 NOK 8450 kr 7800 $ 1,014

    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:
    £ 652 $ 1,041 685 NOK 6850 kr 6323 $ 822 Single room: £ 824 $ 1,314 865 NOK 8650 kr 7985 $ 1,038 Season 2: £ 681 $ 1,086 715 NOK 7150 kr 6600 $ 858 Single room: £ 852 $ 1,359 895 NOK 8950 kr 8262 $ 1,074 Season 3: £ 710 $ 1,132 745 NOK 7450 kr 6877 $ 894 Single room: £ 881 $ 1,405 925 NOK 9250 kr 8538 $ 1,110 Dinners included: £ 141 $ 225 148 NOK 1480 kr 1366 $ 178

    Tours beginning in Wasserburg:
    Season 1:
    £ 624 $ 995 655 NOK 6550 kr 6046 $ 786 Single room: £ 786 $ 1,253 825 NOK 8250 kr 7615 $ 990 Season 2: £ 652 $ 1,041 685 NOK 6850 kr 6323 $ 822 Single room: £ 814 $ 1,299 855 NOK 8550 kr 7892 $ 1,026 Season 3: £ 681 $ 1,086 715 NOK 7150 kr 6600 $ 858 Single room: £ 862 $ 1,375 905 NOK 9050 kr 8354 $ 1,086 Dinners included: £ 136 $ 217 143 NOK 1430 kr 1320 $ 172

    extra options

    2017:
    Electric bike (one pannier):  £ 95 $ 152 100 NOK 1000 kr 923 $ 120 Dinners included: £ 136 $ 217 143 NOK 1430 kr 1320 $ 172 Extra nights:
    Salzburg: £ 66 $ 105 69 NOK 690 kr 637 $ 83 Single room: £ 94 $ 150 99 NOK 990 kr 914 $ 119 Season supplement (July 14 to September 3, 2017): £ 16 $ 26 17 NOK 170 kr 157 $ 20 Season supplement for single room : £ 26 $ 41 27 NOK 270 kr 249 $ 32 Wasserburg: £ 46 $ 73 48 NOK 480 kr 443 $ 58 Single room: £ 62 $ 99 65 NOK 650 kr 600 $ 78

    2018:
    Extra nights: 
    Salzburg 4 star:
    Twin/double:  £ 67 $ 106 70 NOK 700 kr 646 $ 84 Single: £ 97 $ 155 102 NOK 1020 kr 942 $ 122 Season supplement, July 14 to September 3:
    Twin double: £ 17 $ 27 18 NOK 180 kr 166 $ 22 Single: £ 25 $ 39 26 NOK 260 kr 240 $ 31 Salzburg 3 star:
    Twin double: £ 54 $ 87 57 NOK 570 kr 526 $ 68 Single: £ 74 $ 118 78 NOK 780 kr 720 $ 94 Season supplement, July 14 to September 3:
    Twin double: £ 17 $ 27 18 NOK 180 kr 166 $ 22 Single: £ 25 $ 39 26 NOK 260 kr 240 $ 31 Wasserburg:
    Twin/double: £ 47 $ 74 49 NOK 490 kr 452 $ 59 Single: £ 63 $ 100 66 NOK 660 kr 609 $ 79 Electric bike: £ 86 $ 137 90 NOK 900 kr 831 $ 108

    please note

    Rates are 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

Mozart 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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