Finstergrun Castle in Salzburg Province, Vienna. Photo courtesy of Austrian National Tourist Office

Birthplace of Mozart in Salzburg, Vienna. Photo courtesy of Austrian National Tourist Office

Salzburg to Vienna

Austria Bike Tours

From Mozart’s Town to the Historic Capital of the Hapsburg Empire

  • This bike tour through scenic Austria combines two of the country's most exciting cities and includes biking through the beautiful lake district and along the Danube Bike Path. Starting in Salzburg, where the famous music festival is annually held (late-July to late-August), the bike route follows the Salzach, Inn, and Danube Rivers.


    • Salzburg and its prevailing Baroque architecture
    • Striking landscape of the lake region of Salzkammergut
    • Venerable monasteries of St. Florian and Lambach
    • Danbue Bend at Schlögen
    • LInz and its charming historical center of Renaissance houses
    • Largest wine producing province of lower Austria
    • Wachau Valley with its landscape of apricot orchards and tree-lined aves
    • Delectable cuisine

    And finally, the last night of your bicycle tour in Austria, will be spent in Vienna, the capital city whose glorious history and old roots as a monarchy reveal themselves around every corner. Some of the city’s greatest highlights include the St. Stephen’s Cathedral (located in the heart of the city), Belvedere Palace (of Baroque style with delightful gardens and magnificent views), Schönbrunn Palace (of Rococo style with great gardens), and the Hofburg Palace (the residence of Habsburg emperors). And, of course, one of the best highlights of the city is the delectable Viennese cuisine!

    See all of our bike tours in Austria or a comprehensive list of tours along the Danube Cycle Path!

  • 2019

    Season 1: £ 580 $ 1,206 677 $ 1029 NOK 6432 kr 5937 $ 772 Season 2: £ 678 $ 1,409 791 $ 1202 NOK 7515 kr 6936 $ 902 Season 3: £ 729 $ 1,516 851 $ 1294 NOK 8085 kr 7463 $ 970 Single supplement: £ 175 $ 363 204 $ 310 NOK 1938 kr 1789 $ 233

    extra options

    Dinners included*: £ 94 $ 196 110 $ 167 NOK 1045 kr 965 $ 125

    *If you opt for dinners included, please note that any extra nights booked do not include dinners.

    Electric bicycle rental: £ 75 $ 155 87 $ 132 NOK 827 kr 763 $ 99

    Helmet purchase: £ 21 $ 45 25 $ 38 NOK 238 kr 219 $ 29

    Extra Nights

    Salzburg (4 star hotel): £ 76 $ 159 89 $ 135 NOK 846 kr 780 $ 101

    Single room:  £ 95 $ 198 111 $ 169 NOK 1055 kr 973 $ 127

    Vienna (4 star hotel): £ 57 $ 119 67 $ 102 NOK 637 kr 588 $ 76

    Single room: £ 83 $ 173 97 $ 147 NOK 922 kr 851 $ 111

    please note

    Also for this tour a shorter version is available: Danube Cycle Path Linz to Vienna 5-Days/ 4-Nights. Please ask us for the price and itinerary!


    Discount offered if no transfer back to Salzburg is needed. 

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

    Information to read before you book.

    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

    Please see our FAQ.

  • Travel

    Fly to Salzburg.

    Local Travel

    Take a train from Salzburg airport to the city center. From there it is just a short walk or taxi ride to your hotel.


    Please check local conditions before your arrival. Approximate average high/low temperatures in °F for Salzburg: May 66°/47°, June 71°/51°, July 74°/55°, August 73°/55 °, and September 68°/55°.


    Electric bikes, children’s bikes and other specialized equipment for children are upon request. Ask us for details.

Where You’ll Stay

Accommodations in quality 3 to 4 star inns and hotels.

What’s Included

  • Accommodations for 8 day/7 nights
  • Breakfast
  • 7-speed bikes with back pedal brake or 21-speed hybrid bicycle with handlebar bag
  • Luggage transfer (1 suitcase per person/max 20 kg)
  • Route descriptions & maps (one set per room)
  • 1 x boat ride on Lake Traun or train ride from Ebensee
  • 1 x train Tulln to Vienna
  • 1 x train Lambach to Linz
  • 1 x train ride Vienna Westbahnhof – Salzburg (transfer own bikes not incl.)
  • Zonal ticket for public transport in Vienna
  • One bottle of wine per room from Wachau
  • Service hotline

What’s Not Included

  • Lunches and dinners
  • Excursions and entrance fees not mentioned above
  • Helmet purchase (payable on arrival): €25
  • Local tax, payable on spot (approx. €1-2.50/person/night)
  • Bicycle Protection
  • Travel Insurance

Extra Stay

Extra nights in Salzburg and/or Vienna are possible by request (hotels are either within the city centers or very nearby).

TypeSelf Guided
Length8 days
From677 Rates
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Tour Dates

Daily arrivals from April 27 to October 19, 2019

Season 1: October 5 - October 19, 2019
Season 2: April 27 to May 17 + September 14 to October 4, 2019
Season 3: May 18 to September 13, 2019

Skill Level

This is an easy self-guided hotel tour with average distances of about 35 miles a day over a level landscape, which generally follows the flow of the Danube River. You will encounter some hilly stretches in the Salzkammergut.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Salzburg to Vienna Map

Day 1: Arrival in Salzburg
Day 2: Salzburg - Attersee, 37 mi. (60 km)
Day 3: Attersee - Traunsee, 34 mi. (55 km) + train or ship Ebensee to Gmunden
Day 4: Traunsee - Linz, 19 mi. (31 km) + train ride Lambach to Linz
Day 5: Linz - Strudengau, 37 mi. (60 km)
Day 6: Strudengau - Wachau, 49 mi. (63 km)
Day 7: Wachau - Vienna, 41 mi. (65 km) + train
Day 8: Departure from Vienna

*All distances are approximate.

DAY 1: Arrival in Salzburg
Individual arrival in Salzburg with the rest of the day free to explore this rich city.

DAY 2: Salzburg - Attersee, 37 mi. (60 km)
Along the old railway line Ischler, the route leads to the Mondsee and soon to the rolling hills of the Attergau and the Attersee, a popular recreation area that is favored by locals and tourists alike.

DAY 3: Attersee - Traunsee, 34 mi. (55 km) + train or ship Ebensee to Gmunden
Today you will pass through the romantic valley Weißenbachtal and reach the banks of Lake Traunsee, Austria's deepest lake, surrounded by the gentle hills of the Alpine foothills and offering views of the first steep foothills of the Kalkalpen mountain range. After, you continue to Ebensee where the ship awaits.

DAY 4: Traunsee - Linz, 19 mi. (31 km) + train ride Lambach to Linz
This cycling stretch leads you through the villages of Laakirchen and Steyrermuhl on to Lambach. In Lambach, you will board the train for a transfer to Linz.

DAY 5: Linz - Strudengau, 37 mi. (60 km)
A visit to the monastery in St. Floria is highly recommended and a stop by the winsome little walled town of Enns, situated close to the confluence of the Enns and the Danube. It has been a strategically important site for more than two millennia. Final destination is the romantic baroque town of Grein. Above the town to the west, towers the imposing Greinburg Castle.

DAY 6: Strudengau - Wachau, 49 mi. (63 km)
Passing through the regions of Strudengau and Nibelundengau, you reach the famous Wachau, recently nominated as an Unesco World Culture Heritage Area. Highlight here is the Melk Monastery which stands crowned by towers and resplendent in a golden hue.

DAY 7: Wachau - Vienna, 41 mi. (65 km) + train
You will enjoy the ride through a few impressive villages such as Weißenkirchen and Dürnstein, where Richard the Lion Heart was once taken captive and then on to the medieval town of Krems and a visit to the impressive Benedictine monastery of Gottweig. In Tulln, there is a transfer by train to the “City of Music”, Vienna.

DAY 8: Vienna
Departure following breakfast.

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Tour Reviews

    • Bill & Linda Guthrie 8 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      My wife and I did this self-guided tour in September of 2009. We flew into Vienna and took the train to Saltsburg to start our trip. The extra days that we booked in Saltsburg were marvelous.

      The accomodations along the way were always excellent. Good variety and very good service. Austria is clean, safe and the Danube Cycle Path is a real gem. If you love travelling by bike you really must do the Danube at least once.

      The nice folks at Tripsite could not have been more pleasant to deal with. Give them a try for your next cycling adventure.

    • Si Sin Szuba 8 years ago     Verified Reviewer

      Hi we had a wonderfull trip from Salzburg to Vienna- June 2011, the bike path next to Danube River was obsolutly beautiful just can not describe by words, just have to be there to see it& to feel it. This trip was passing through a lot of wonderful small villages, all these villages has their own churchs of course they are Gothic and the house are beautiful, we passed through farm area and we are sorrounded with corns and wheats. Just love it....Food also beautiful.

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