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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  • Tours beginning in Salzburg: 

    Season 1: £ 547 $ 938 685 NOK 6565 kr 6060 $ 788 Single room: £ 691 $ 1,184 865 NOK 8290 kr 7652 $ 995 Season 2: £ 571 $ 979 715 NOK 6852 kr 6325 $ 822 Single room: £ 715 $ 1,225 895 NOK 8577 kr 7917 $ 1,029 Season 3: £ 595 $ 1,020 745 NOK 7140 kr 6590 $ 857 Single room: £ 739 $ 1,266 925 NOK 8865 kr 8183 $ 1,064 Dinners included: £ 118 $ 203 148 NOK 1418 kr 1309 $ 170

    Tours beginning in Wasserburg:

    Season 1: £ 523 $ 897 655 NOK 6277 kr 5794 $ 753 Single room: £ 659 $ 1,129 825 NOK 7906 kr 7298 $ 949 Season 2: £ 547 $ 938 685 NOK 6565 kr 6060 $ 788 Single room: £ 683 $ 1,171 855 NOK 8194 kr 7563 $ 983 Season 3: £ 571 $ 979 715 NOK 6852 kr 6325 $ 822 Single room: £ 707 $ 1,212 885 NOK 8481 kr 7829 $ 1,018 Dinners included: £ 114 $ 196 143 NOK 1370 kr 1265 $ 164


    Season 1: May 4 to May 10 and October 7 to October 13 
    Season 2: May 11 to May 31 and September 2 to October 6
    Season 3: June 1 to September 1

    extra options

    Electric bicycle rental: £ 80 $ 137 100 NOK 958 kr 885 $ 115

    Extra nights 

    Salzburg 4 star:
    Twin/double:  £ 58 $ 99 72 NOK 690 kr 637 $ 83 Single: £ 83 $ 142 104 NOK 997 kr 920 $ 120 Season supplement, July 13 to September 2:
    Twin double: £ 14 $ 25 18 NOK 173 kr 159 $ 21 Single: £ 21 $ 36 26 NOK 249 kr 230 $ 30

    Salzburg 3 star:
    Twin double: £ 48 $ 82 60 NOK 575 kr 531 $ 69 Single:  £ 65 $ 111 81 NOK 776 kr 717 $ 93 Season supplement, July 13 to September 2:
    Twin double: £ 10 $ 16 12 NOK 115 kr 106 $ 14 Single: £ 14 $ 23 17 NOK 163 kr 150 $ 20

    Wasserburg:
    Twin/double: £ 41 $ 70 51 NOK 489 kr 451 $ 59 Single: £ 54 $ 93 68 NOK 652 kr 602 $ 78

    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 be covered 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 NuVinci bicycle with internal gear hub and two panniers

What’s Not Included

Extra Stay

Extra nights possible in Salzburg and Wasserburg.

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TypeSelf Guided
SkillModerate
Length8 days
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Tour Dates

2019 Dates

Daily from May 4 to October 13, 2019

Season 1: May 4 to May 10 and October 7 to October 13 
Season 2: May 11 to May 31 and September 2 to October 6
Season 3: June 1 to September 1

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 - St. Johann in Tyrol, 28 mi. (45 km)
Day 6: 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 - 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 St. Johann. Both towns will relax you with their panoramic views of the Alps.

DAY 6: 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! Starting in Wasserburg, you will have an overnight stay at the beginning and the end in Wasserburg and only one overnight stay in Salzburg.

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