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:
    £ 660 $ 1,014 655 NOK 6932 kr 6399 $ 832 Single room: £ 832 $ 1,278 825 NOK 8731 kr 8060 $ 1,048 Season 2: £ 690 $ 1,061 685 NOK 7250 kr 6692 $ 870 Single room: £ 862 $ 1,324 855 NOK 9049 kr 8353 $ 1,086 Season 3: £ 721 $ 1,107 715 NOK 7567 kr 6985 $ 908 Single room: £ 892 $ 1,371 885 NOK 9366 kr 8646 $ 1,124

    Tours beginning in Wasserburg:
    Season 1:
    £ 630 $ 968 625 NOK 6615 kr 6106 $ 794 Single room: £ 791 $ 1,216 785 NOK 8308 kr 7669 $ 997 Season 2: £ 660 $ 1,014 655 NOK 6932 kr 6399 $ 832 Single room: £ 821 $ 1,262 815 NOK 8625 kr 7962 $ 1,035 Season 3: £ 690 $ 1,061 685 NOK 7250 kr 6692 $ 870 Single room: £ 852 $ 1,309 845 NOK 8943 kr 8255 $ 1,073

    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:
    £ 690 $ 1,061 685 NOK 7250 kr 6692 $ 870 Single room: £ 872 $ 1,340 865 NOK 9155 kr 8450 $ 1,099 Season 2: £ 721 $ 1,107 715 NOK 7567 kr 6985 $ 908 Single room: £ 902 $ 1,386 895 NOK 9472 kr 8743 $ 1,137 Season 3: £ 751 $ 1,154 745 NOK 7885 kr 7278 $ 946 Single room: £ 932 $ 1,433 925 NOK 9790 kr 9037 $ 1,175 Dinners included: £ 149 $ 229 148 NOK 1566 kr 1446 $ 188

    Tours beginning in Wasserburg:
    Season 1:
    £ 660 $ 1,014 655 NOK 6932 kr 6399 $ 832 Single room: £ 832 $ 1,278 825 NOK 8731 kr 8060 $ 1,048 Season 2: £ 690 $ 1,061 685 NOK 7250 kr 6692 $ 870 Single room: £ 862 $ 1,324 855 NOK 9049 kr 8353 $ 1,086 Season 3: £ 721 $ 1,107 715 NOK 7567 kr 6985 $ 908 Single room: £ 912 $ 1,402 905 NOK 9578 kr 8841 $ 1,149 Dinners included: £ 144 $ 221 143 NOK 1513 kr 1397 $ 182

    extra options

    2017:
    Electric bike (one pannier):  £ 101 $ 155 100 NOK 1058 kr 977 $ 127 Dinners included: £ 144 $ 221 143 NOK 1513 kr 1397 $ 182 Extra nights:
    Salzburg: £ 70 $ 107 69 NOK 730 kr 674 $ 88 Single room: £ 100 $ 153 99 NOK 1048 kr 967 $ 126 Season supplement (July 14 to September 3, 2017): £ 17 $ 26 17 NOK 180 kr 166 $ 22 Season supplement for single room : £ 27 $ 42 27 NOK 286 kr 264 $ 34 Wasserburg: £ 48 $ 74 48 NOK 508 kr 469 $ 61 Single room: £ 66 $ 101 65 NOK 688 kr 635 $ 83

    2018:
    Extra nights: 
    Salzburg 4 star:
    Twin/double:  £ 71 $ 108 70 NOK 741 kr 684 $ 89 Single: £ 103 $ 158 102 NOK 1080 kr 996 $ 130 Season supplement, July 14 to September 3:
    Twin double: £ 18 $ 28 18 NOK 191 kr 176 $ 23 Single: £ 26 $ 40 26 NOK 275 kr 254 $ 33 Salzburg 3 star:
    Twin double: £ 57 $ 88 57 NOK 603 kr 557 $ 72 Single: £ 79 $ 121 78 NOK 826 kr 762 $ 99 Season supplement, July 14 to September 3:
    Twin double: £ 18 $ 28 18 NOK 191 kr 176 $ 23 Single: £ 26 $ 40 26 NOK 275 kr 254 $ 33 Wasserburg:
    Twin/double: £ 49 $ 76 49 NOK 519 kr 479 $ 62 Single: £ 67 $ 102 66 NOK 699 kr 645 $ 84 Electric bike: £ 91 $ 139 90 NOK 953 kr 879 $ 114

    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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