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

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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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

Accommodations in 3 star and 4 star 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

TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy–Moderate
Length8 days
From588 Rates
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Tour Dates

Daily arrival possible from April 30 to October 15, 2016

Season 1: October 8 to October 15
Season 2: September 17 to October 7
Season 3: April 30 to September 16

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, 30 mi. (48 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

  • James Umpherson 4 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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