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!
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Season 1 (September 29 to October 20): £ 528 $ 938 € 644 NOK 6333 kr 5846 $ 760
Season 2 (September 15 to September 28): £ 629 $ 1,119 € 768 NOK 7552 kr 6971 $ 906
Season 3 (April 28 to September 14): £ 670 $ 1,192 € 818 NOK 8044 kr 7425 $ 965
Single supplement: £ 164 $ 291 € 200 NOK 1967 kr 1815 $ 236
*Dinners included: £ 122 $ 217 € 149 NOK 1465 kr 1352 $ 176
Electric bicycle rental: £ 70 $ 125 € 86 NOK 846 kr 781 $ 101
Helmet purchase: £ 18 $ 32 € 22 NOK 216 kr 200 $ 26
Salzburg (4 star hotel): £ 65 $ 115 € 79 NOK 777 kr 717 $ 93
Single room: £ 92 $ 163 € 112 NOK 1101 kr 1017 $ 132
Vienna (4 star hotel): £ 55 $ 98 € 67 NOK 659 kr 608 $ 79
Single room: £ 79 $ 141 € 97 NOK 954 kr 880 $ 114
*If you opt for dinners included, please note that any extra nights booked do not include dinners.
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!
Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
† Currency exchange rate set 90 days before travel.
Fly to Salzburg.
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.
- Accommodations for 8 day/7 nights
- 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): €22
- Local tax, payable on spot (approx. €1-2.50/person/night)
- Bicycle protection
- Trip insurance
Extra nights in Salzburg and/or Vienna are possible by request (hotels are either within the city centers or very nearby).
Season 1: September 29 to October 20, 2018
Season 2: September 15 to September 28, 2018
Season 3: April 28 to September 14, 2018
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 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.