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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  • 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:
    £ 557 $ 989 685 NOK 6679 kr 6165 $ 801 Single room: £ 703 $ 1,249 865 NOK 8434 kr 7785 $ 1,012 Season 2: £ 581 $ 1,033 715 NOK 6971 kr 6435 $ 837 Single room: £ 727 $ 1,293 895 NOK 8726 kr 8055 $ 1,047 Season 3: £ 605 $ 1,076 745 NOK 7264 kr 6705 $ 872 Single room: £ 752 $ 1,336 925 NOK 9019 kr 8325 $ 1,082 Dinners included: £ 120 $ 214 148 NOK 1443 kr 1332 $ 173

    Tours beginning in Wasserburg:
    Season 1:
    £ 532 $ 946 655 NOK 6386 kr 5895 $ 766 Single room: £ 670 $ 1,192 825 NOK 8044 kr 7425 $ 965 Season 2: £ 557 $ 989 685 NOK 6679 kr 6165 $ 801 Single room: £ 695 $ 1,235 855 NOK 8336 kr 7695 $ 1,000 Season 3: £ 581 $ 1,033 715 NOK 6971 kr 6435 $ 837 Single room: £ 735 $ 1,307 905 NOK 8824 kr 8145 $ 1,059 Dinners included: £ 116 $ 207 143 NOK 1394 kr 1287 $ 167

    extra options

    2018:
    Extra nights: 
    Salzburg 4 star:
    Twin/double:  £ 57 $ 101 70 NOK 683 kr 630 $ 82 Single: £ 83 $ 147 102 NOK 995 kr 918 $ 119 Season supplement, July 14 to September 3:
    Twin double: £ 15 $ 26 18 NOK 176 kr 162 $ 21 Single: £ 21 $ 38 26 NOK 254 kr 234 $ 30 Salzburg 3 star:
    Twin double: £ 46 $ 82 57 NOK 556 kr 513 $ 67 Single: £ 63 $ 113 78 NOK 761 kr 702 $ 91 Season supplement, July 14 to September 3:
    Twin double: £ 15 $ 26 18 NOK 176 kr 162 $ 21 Single: £ 21 $ 38 26 NOK 254 kr 234 $ 30 Wasserburg:
    Twin/double: £ 40 $ 71 49 NOK 478 kr 441 $ 57 Single: £ 54 $ 95 66 NOK 644 kr 594 $ 77 Electric bike: £ 73 $ 130 90 NOK 878 kr 810 $ 105

    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

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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