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:
    £ 619 $ 987 655 NOK 6495 kr 5996 $ 779 Single room: £ 779 $ 1,243 825 NOK 8181 kr 7552 $ 982 Season 2: £ 647 $ 1,032 685 NOK 6793 kr 6270 $ 815 Single room: £ 808 $ 1,288 855 NOK 8479 kr 7827 $ 1,017 Season 3: £ 675 $ 1,077 715 NOK 7090 kr 6545 $ 851 Single room: £ 836 $ 1,333 885 NOK 8776 kr 8101 $ 1,053

    Tours beginning in Wasserburg:
    Season 1:
    £ 590 $ 941 625 NOK 6198 kr 5721 $ 744 Single room: £ 741 $ 1,182 785 NOK 7785 kr 7186 $ 934 Season 2: £ 619 $ 987 655 NOK 6495 kr 5996 $ 779 Single room: £ 770 $ 1,228 815 NOK 8082 kr 7460 $ 970 Season 3: £ 647 $ 1,032 685 NOK 6793 kr 6270 $ 815 Single room: £ 798 $ 1,273 845 NOK 8380 kr 7735 $ 1,006

    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:
    £ 647 $ 1,032 685 NOK 6793 kr 6270 $ 815 Single room: £ 817 $ 1,303 865 NOK 8578 kr 7918 $ 1,029 Season 2: £ 675 $ 1,077 715 NOK 7090 kr 6545 $ 851 Single room: £ 845 $ 1,348 895 NOK 8875 kr 8193 $ 1,065 Season 3: £ 704 $ 1,122 745 NOK 7388 kr 6820 $ 887 Single room: £ 874 $ 1,393 925 NOK 9173 kr 8467 $ 1,101 Dinners included: £ 140 $ 223 148 NOK 1468 kr 1355 $ 176

    Tours beginning in Wasserburg:
    Season 1:
    £ 619 $ 987 655 NOK 6495 kr 5996 $ 779 Single room: £ 779 $ 1,243 825 NOK 8181 kr 7552 $ 982 Season 2: £ 647 $ 1,032 685 NOK 6793 kr 6270 $ 815 Single room: £ 808 $ 1,288 855 NOK 8479 kr 7827 $ 1,017 Season 3: £ 675 $ 1,077 715 NOK 7090 kr 6545 $ 851 Single room: £ 855 $ 1,363 905 NOK 8975 kr 8284 $ 1,077 Dinners included: £ 135 $ 215 143 NOK 1418 kr 1309 $ 170

    extra options

    2017:
    Electric bike (one pannier):  £ 94 $ 151 100 NOK 992 kr 915 $ 119 Dinners included: £ 135 $ 215 143 NOK 1418 kr 1309 $ 170 Extra nights:
    Salzburg: £ 65 $ 104 69 NOK 684 kr 632 $ 82 Single room: £ 94 $ 149 99 NOK 982 kr 906 $ 118 Season supplement (July 14 to September 3, 2017): £ 16 $ 26 17 NOK 169 kr 156 $ 20 Season supplement for single room : £ 26 $ 41 27 NOK 268 kr 247 $ 32 Wasserburg: £ 45 $ 72 48 NOK 476 kr 439 $ 57 Single room: £ 61 $ 98 65 NOK 645 kr 595 $ 77

    2018:
    Extra nights: 
    Salzburg 4 star:
    Twin/double:  £ 66 $ 105 70 NOK 694 kr 641 $ 83 Single: £ 96 $ 154 102 NOK 1012 kr 934 $ 121 Season supplement, July 14 to September 3:
    Twin double: £ 17 $ 27 18 NOK 179 kr 165 $ 21 Single: £ 25 $ 39 26 NOK 258 kr 238 $ 31 Salzburg 3 star:
    Twin double: £ 54 $ 86 57 NOK 565 kr 522 $ 68 Single: £ 74 $ 117 78 NOK 774 kr 714 $ 93 Season supplement, July 14 to September 3:
    Twin double: £ 17 $ 27 18 NOK 179 kr 165 $ 21 Single: £ 25 $ 39 26 NOK 258 kr 238 $ 31 Wasserburg:
    Twin/double: £ 46 $ 74 49 NOK 486 kr 449 $ 58 Single: £ 62 $ 99 66 NOK 655 kr 604 $ 79 Electric bike: £ 85 $ 136 90 NOK 893 kr 824 $ 107

    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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