Salzburg & Bavaria
Austria, Germany Bike Tours
Bike the Mozart Cycle path from/to Salzburg
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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 its 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!
- Mozart's birthplace 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
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Day 1: Arrival in Salzburg
Day 2: Salzburg - Chiemsee, 40 mi. (65 km)
Day 3: Chiemsee - 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 - Bayerisch Gmain/Bad Reichenhall, 31 mi. (50 km)
Day 7: Bayerisch Gmain/Bad Reichenhall - Salzburg, 31 mi. (50 km)
Day 8: Departure from Salzburg
All distances are approximate.
DAY 1: Arrival in Salzburg
Individual arrival in Mozart's birthplace. Enjoy this city’s famous architecture and a visit to the Old Town is a must.
ACHAT Plaza zum Hirschen
DAY 2: Salzburg - Chiemsee, 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.
Gasthof zur Post "Oberwirt"
DAY 3: Chiemsee - 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.
Gasthof Huberwirt am Kellerberg
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, 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".
Hotel Goldener Löwe
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 - Bayerisch Gmain/Bad Reichenhall, 31 mi. (50 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.
Hotel Garni Dora
DAY 7: Bayerisch Gmain/Bad Reichenhall - Salzburg, 31 mi. (50 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.
ACHAT Plaza zum Hirschen
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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Hotels & Bikes
In very nice & comfortable 3-star hotels & in Salzburg mostly 4-star. Here is a sample hotel list (based on availability):
Salzburg, ACHAT Plaza zum Hirschen
Kufstein, Hotel Goldener Löwe
St. Johann in Tirol, Hotel Fischer
Bad Reichenhall, Hotel Garni Dora
Traunstein, Parkhotel 1888 Traunstein GmbH
Wasserburg, Gasthof Huberwirt am Kellerberg
- Hotel accommodations for 7 nights
- Breakfasts (mostly buffets)
- Luggage transfer
- Route descriptions & maps
- GPS tracks on request
- Service hotline
- 21 speed NuVinci bicycle with internal gear hub and two panniers
- Bicycle protection
What’s Not Included
- Individual arrival to Salzburg
- Remaining meals (dinner can be included for a supplement)
- Tourist tax (payable locally)
- Travel Insurance
Dates & Pricing
Daily arrivals possible between May 1 and October 5, 2023
- Rates are per person, based on double occupancy
- Tour prices are based on the fuel costs at time prices are set, often months or years in advance. In rare cases, additional fees may apply for fuel cost increases.
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- We recommend purchasing trip insurance
- Please see our FAQ
Tours beginning in Salzburg:
May 1 - May 9, 2023
$ 1249 £ 668 $ 1,120 € 763 ₪ 3065 ¥ 116550 NZ$ 1377 NOK 9138 kr 9063 $ 839 Season 1
May 10 - May 31, 2023
$ 1674 £ 895 $ 1,500 € 1022 ₪ 4106 ¥ 156113 NZ$ 1844 NOK 12240 kr 12140 $ 1,124 Season 2
June 1 - September 3, 2023
$ 1723 £ 922 $ 1,544 € 1052 ₪ 4226 ¥ 160696 NZ$ 1898 NOK 12599 kr 12496 $ 1,157 Season 3
September 4 - October 5, 2023
$ 1674 £ 895 $ 1,500 € 1022 ₪ 4106 ¥ 156113 NZ$ 1844 NOK 12240 kr 12140 $ 1,124 Single surcharge (all seasons) $ 442 £ 237 $ 396 € 270 ₪ 1085 ¥ 41243 NZ$ 487 NOK 3234 kr 3207 $ 297
Tours beginning in Wasserburg:
May 1 to May 9, 2022
$ 1217 £ 651 $ 1,091 € 743 ₪ 2985 ¥ 113495 NZ$ 1341 NOK 8899 kr 8826 $ 817 Season 1
May 10 to May 31, 2022
$ 1641 £ 878 $ 1,471 € 1002 ₪ 4025 ¥ 153058 NZ$ 1808 NOK 12001 kr 11902 $ 1,102 Season 2
June 1 - September 3, 2022
$ 1690 £ 904 $ 1,515 € 1032 ₪ 4146 ¥ 157641 NZ$ 1862 NOK 12360 kr 12259 $ 1,135 Season 3
September 4 - October 5, 2022
$ 1641 £ 878 $ 1,471 € 1002 ₪ 4025 ¥ 153058 NZ$ 1808 NOK 12001 kr 11902 $ 1,102 Single surcharge (all seasons) $ 442 £ 237 $ 396 € 270 ₪ 1085 ¥ 41243 NZ$ 487 NOK 3234 kr 3207 $ 297
Electric bike rental $ 196 £ 105 $ 176 € 120 ₪ 482 ¥ 18330 NZ$ 217 NOK 1437 kr 1425 $ 132
Double/twin room $ 156 £ 83 $ 139 € 95 ₪ 382 ¥ 14512 NZ$ 171 NOK 1138 kr 1128 $ 104 Surcharge in double/twin from July 10 - August 31 $ 39 £ 21 $ 35 € 24 ₪ 96 ¥ 3666 NZ$ 43 NOK 287 kr 285 $ 26 Single room $ 242 £ 130 $ 217 € 148 ₪ 595 ¥ 22607 NZ$ 267 NOK 1773 kr 1758 $ 163 Surcharge in single from July 10 - August 31 $ 62 £ 33 $ 56 € 38 ₪ 153 ¥ 5805 NZ$ 69 NOK 455 kr 451 $ 42
Double/twin room $ 115 £ 61 $ 103 € 70 ₪ 281 ¥ 10693 NZ$ 126 NOK 838 kr 832 $ 77 Single room $ 156 £ 83 $ 139 € 95 ₪ 382 ¥ 14512 NZ$ 171 NOK 1138 kr 1128 $ 104
Skill Level — Moderate
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.
Fly to Salzburg.
Take the train to Salzburg. Then short walk or taxi ride to your first hotel.
Komoot Navigation System: Available for mobile devices so that you can download your route before you travel and have this available offline during your bike tour. When purchased, you will download the application, register with your email address and password. You will be provided a code to apply to unlock your specific route. Let us know if you’re interested in this feature!
Important to know
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4 years ago
Verified ReviewerMay 2019 - Review of the Salzburg & Bavaria Bike Tour, or "Mozartradweg". With a really varied cycling terrain, but with the Alps on constant display, this was an extraordinary choice for a bike tour. It was a joy to cycle this part of Europe. Highlights for me were the towns of Wasserburg, Berchtesgaden, Kufstein, and Salzburg. The landscapes connecting these towns were just breathtaking. My only complaint would be that due the amount of time required on the bike, there was little time explore many of the sights along the way, such as the islands in the Chiemsee, Seeon Abbey, the Eagle's Nest, etc. I really enjoyed my few extra days in Salzburg and would have added another day or two in Berchtesgaden if I were to do it again. For the practical points, the bike was good, as were the hotels. And while the path itself was signposted extensively, (as "mozartradweg"), I would not want to rely on the maps and directions provided. I paid the thirty euros for the Read More GPS tracks for the Komoot app (which easily transferred to my Garmin). I would really highly recommend this, and Komoot app turned out to be great. I chose early May with the intent of experiencing the Alpine meadows and chestnut trees in full bloom. And while they were, there was near constant rain, and even one day that it snowed. I was lucky I had packed thermal gear, but even so, the weather wore me down and I cheated and took the train the last day (which was easy to do, and the bike was free). I would go later in the Springtime or in the summer were I to do it again.
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