The village of Hallstatt in the Salzkammergut. Photo courtesy of Austrian National Tourist Office

Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart. Photo courtesy of Austrian National Tourist Office
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Salzburg & the 7 Lakes

Austria Bike Tours

A sparkling lake world

  • Your bike tour in Austria will be in the region of Salzkammergut (Lake District) situated snugly at the foothills of the Northern Alps. It is a masterpiece of majestic mountains and mystic blue lakes that stretch across the provinces of Styria, Salzburg, and Upper Austria. The name of the region stems from the medieval chamber estate Kammergut, which produced considerable wealth for the Hapsburgs in Vienna with their prosperous salt mining. The area's unparalleled beauty was so great that it attracted many ambitious artists (including Romantic), whose works were noteworthy enough to attract poets and composers as well; and thus the region soon established itself as a haven for tranquility and artistic inspiration.

    Highlights include the most famous of Salzkammergut's lakes, Mondsee, Attersee, Traunsee and Wolfgangsee, which nestle against an imposing Alpine backdrop of white peaks and hidden caves and Mozart's beloved musical city of Salzburg, where this tour begins and ends.

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  • Season 1: £ 482 $ 750 498 NOK 5063 kr 4674 $ 608

    Single supplement: £ 151 $ 235 156 NOK 1586 kr 1464 $ 190

    Season 2: £ 614 $ 955 634 NOK 6446 kr 5950 $ 773

    Single supplement: £ 151 $ 235 156 NOK 1586 kr 1464 $ 190

    Season 3: £ 666 $ 1,036 688 NOK 6995 kr 6457 $ 839

    Single supplement: £ 151 $ 235 156 NOK 1586 kr 1464 $ 190

    Season 1: October 14 to October 21, 2017
    Season 2: September 30 to October 13, 2017
    Season 3: May 20 to September 29, 2017

     

    2018Category ACategory B
    Season 1 £ 579 $ 901 598 NOK 6080 kr 5612 $ 730 £ 482 $ 750 498 NOK 5063 kr 4674 $ 608
    Season 2 £ 705 $ 1,096 728 NOK 7401 kr 6832 $ 888 £ 608 $ 946 628 NOK 6385 kr 5894 $ 766
    Season 3 £ 773 $ 1,202 798 NOK 8113 kr 7489 $ 974 £ 676 $ 1,051 698 NOK 7096 kr 6550 $ 852
    Single supp. £ 203 $ 316 210 NOK 2135 kr 1971 $ 256 £ 151 $ 235 156 NOK 1586 kr 1464 $ 190
    Dinners incl. £ 174 $ 271 180 NOK 1830 kr 1689 $ 220 £ 154 $ 239 159 NOK 1617 kr 1492 $ 194

    Season 1: September 29 to October 20, 2018
    Season 2: September 15 to September 28, 2018
    Season 3: April 28 to September 14, 2018

     

    extra options

    2017

    Electric bike rental: £ 77 $ 120 80 NOK 813 kr 751 $ 98

    Helmet purchase (must be requested at time of booking): £ 21 $ 33 22 NOK 224 kr 206 $ 27

    Dinners included: £ 164 $ 255 169 NOK 1718 kr 1586 $ 206

    Extra nights in Salzburg

    (3 star): £ 72 $ 111 74 NOK 752 kr 694 $ 90

    Single room: £ 106 $ 164 109 NOK 1108 kr 1023 $ 133

    (4 star): £ 76 $ 117 78 NOK 793 kr 732 $ 95

    Single room: £ 107 $ 167 111 NOK 1129 kr 1042 $ 135

     

    2018

    Electric bike rental: £ 83 $ 130 86 NOK 874 kr 807 $ 105

    Helmet purchase (must be requested at time of booking): £ 21 $ 33 22 NOK 224 kr 206 $ 27

    Extra nights in Salzburg

    (3 star): £ 65 $ 101 67 NOK 681 kr 629 $ 82

    Single room: £ 96 $ 149 99 NOK 1007 kr 929 $ 121

    (4 star): £ 76 $ 119 79 NOK 803 kr 741 $ 96

    Single room: £ 108 $ 169 112 NOK 1139 kr 1051 $ 137

    please note

    Please note that extra nights can only be requested at time of booking. 

    Rates are based on double occupancy.

    Information to read before you book.

    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Salzburg.

    Local Travel

    The main train station in Salzburg is only about a 15 minute ride from the airport.

    Climate

    Please check local conditions before your arrival. Average high/low temperatures in °F for the region is: April, 58°/39°; May, 68°/47°; June, 72°/53°; July, 76°/56°; August, 75°/56°; September, 68°/50°, and October, 59°/42°

    Recommended

    Including dinners

    Remarks

    Electric bike available for this tour.


Tour Dates

2017

Daily arrival possible from April 30 to October 21, 2017

Season 1: October 14 to October 21, 2017
Season 2: April 30 to May 19 + September 30 to October 13, 2017
Season 3: May 20 to September 29, 2017

2018

Daily arrival possible from April 28 to October 20, 2018

Season 1: September 29 to October 20, 2018
Season 2: September 15 to September 28, 2018
Season 3: April 28 to September 14, 2018

Skill Level

This is an easy to moderate self-guided hotel tour on country roads, cycling paths, and field paths. The terrain is hilly with some larger uphill stretches. Please note that there will be more traffic on country roads during the summer holiday. Daily distances range from 20 to 30 miles (33 to 38 km).

Where You’ll Stay

2017

Accommodations in 3 star and 4 star hotels and inns

2018

Category A: Selected 4 hotels, the best 3 hotels in town

Category B: Selected 3* hotels and inns

What’s Included

  • Hotel accommodations for 7 nights
  • Breakfasts
  • 21-speed hybrid bicycle
  • Luggage transfer (1 piece per person)
  • Route descriptions and maps
  • Handlebar bag (1 per room)
  • 7 day service hotline
  • Boat ride on lake Wolfgang
  • Sweet break "Zauner Jause" in Bad Ischl (coffee and cake)

What’s Not Included

Extra Stay

We highly recommend booking extra nights in Salzburg.

TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length8 days
From498 Rates
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Day-To-Day Itinerary

Salzburg & the 7 Lakes Map

Day 1: Arrival in Salzburg
Day 2: Salzburg – Wolfgangsee, 28 mi. (45 km)
Day 3: Wolfgangsee - Traunsee, 26 mi. (42 km)
Day 4: Traunsee - Attersee, 25 mi. (40 km)
Day 5: Attersee - Mondsee, 20 mi. (33 km)
Day 6: Mondsee - Trumer Seenland, 29 mi. (46 km)
​Day 7: Trumer Seenland - Salzburg, 29 mi. (46 km)
Day 8: Departure from Salzburg

*All distances are approximate.

Day 1: Arrival in Salzburg
Individual arrival and hand over of the rental bikes. You can use the rest of the day to explore and stroll through the picturesque old part of this cultural and fascinating town. 

Day 2: Salzburg – Wolfgangsee, 28 mi. (45 km)
Begin the day exploring the birthplace of the world famous classical composer, W.A. Mozart. Cycling along the breathtaking Drachenwand, you reach the beautiful Mondsee. From here, it is downhill to St.Gilgen where you will end the day with a boat ride on the “Wolfgangsee”. 

Day 3: Wolfgangsee - Traunsee, 26 mi. (42 km)
Today you'll explore St. Wolfgang before cycling to the old imperial village of Bad Ischl, where you find traces and follow the footprints of Emperor Franz Josef and his Empress Sissi all over the area. A stop at the famous pastry shop “Zauner” is a must!  Cycle along the river Traun until you reach Traunkirchen. 

Day 4: Traunsee - Attersee, 30 mi. (48 km)
One of the many highlights on this tour is the stop in Gmunden, a scenic village on the northern bank of the Traunsee. Today it is well known for its touristic importance and beautiful handmade ceramics. You will also explore the gorgeous area of lake Attersee. 

Day 5: Attersee - Mondsee, 20 mi. (33 km)
Follow the gorgeous blue waters of the Attersee until Unterach. After cycling about 2 km in the narrow Valley, you discover the legendary Mondsee. Cycle along the northern bank until you reach the picturesque city of this lake. The Salzkammergut area is gorgeous and offers so much to explore.

Day 6: Mondsee - Trumer Seenland, 29 mi. (46 km)
You will cycle the land of Mondsee, passing the natural Irrsee until you reach the Trumer Seen. If you enjoy a good beer, you should visit the Trumer brewery! 

Day 7: Trumer Seenland - Salzburg, 29 mi. (46 km)
On the day before departure, if weather permits, you should take a swim and enjoy the fresh water. You will cycle to Salzburg for the last night of your tour. 

Day 8: Departure from Salzburg 
Individual departure or extend your stay in Salzburg. 

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Customer Feedback

  • Neil Blanks 12 months ago

    Just came back from an exceptional Salzburg Lakes holiday.
    I'll start with the good - fantastic scenery (so green), friendly well-appointed hotels, not too difficult route (a few hills from time to time but appropriate for the "easy to moderate" level, well sign-posted. Even the continuous rain on the first day didn't dampen our spirits.
    This was my second time with "Tripsite" (went to Provence, France two years ago) and I feel compelled to add a few negative comments by comparison. Most of the maps and brochures were in German and not English. The quality of the bikes was less than expected. Far worse was the comedy of errors on the bike handover - no saddle bags, no repair kit, no pump, no apology. We only got the missing equipment at the end of the first day of riding. My thanks to the Tripsite Team, who did their best to intervene on our behalf.
    In conclusion - don't let the negative comments stop you from booking this trip. I would however recommend to Tripsite to have a serious word with their local agents to prevent such mistakes in the future. And, yes, I'm already planning the next trip !!

    • carla 11 months ago

      Neil - Thanks so much for leaving your feedback. Our local bike supplier definitely let us down. We've decided to use another supplier for this tour so (hopefully) this mix-up with the bikes never happens again.
      Look forward to working with you again!!

  • James Umpherson 5 years ago

    The Austrian people are friendly, helpful, and accommodating. We enjoyed the food, the scenery, the various communities, and the cycling. An awesome time.

    If you do the trip, make sure to upgrade to the 4-star hotels. They are excellent, especially, the Holiday Inn in Salzburg,and the hotel in Mondsee. Both the service and support were superb.

    There is a lot to see, experience, and take in. The cycling is challenging but fun. You traverse some nice locations with minimal road usage.

    We will be back.

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