The Ten Lakes of Salzkammergut

Saturday 20 Apr 2019 - Saturday 05 Oct 2019Lake Wolfgang250 Km. (Optional extended tour - 295 Km)
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7 day cycling tour tracking the lakes of the beautiful Salzkammergut region of Austria. Optional tour extension.

The Salzkammergut and the Trumer Seen lake area just outside Salzburg provide the stunning backdrop for this beautiful cycling holiday. The gentle landscape of Salzburg’s alpine foothills has a charm all of its own and on this tour you will cycle across pretty meadows and unspoilt moorlands to Oberndorf and the Imperial town of Bad Ischl. Other attractions include the Schafberg mountain and the castle at Orth, all-in-all making this a truly unforgettable cultural and recreational experience!
Please click here to watch a short video taster of the Ten Lakes tour.

As well as the standard 7 day tour (approx. total distance 250 Km) there's an option of an extended tour of 9 days (8 nights) with approx. total distance 295 Km. Please contact us for details / prices of the extended option.

The Route on the banks of the lakes and at the river Salzach are completely flat. In between, the terrain is mostly hilly. Depending on the option chosen, approximately one third of the route is on cycling paths, and almost all the rest is on field and forest paths, farm roads, and little-used side roads. There are only a few short sections on roads with more traffic.

Arrival is DAILY between APRIL & OCTOBER and all tours will have a choice of arrival at either Salzburg or Trumer Seen.
Category A accommodation will consist of 3* and 4* hotels.
Category B accommodation will consist of 3* hotels, inns and guest houses.

Additional nights during the trip can only be requested when booking the initial tour.

DAILY ARRIVAL Tour dates:
Low season - April 20th - May 10th / September 28th - October 5th
Mid Season - May 11th - June 21st / August 31st - September 27th
High Season - June 22nd - August 30th

Trip prices are subject to Low, Mid or High Season costs and are PER PERSON IN A DOUBLE ROOM INCL.BREAKFAST.
Category A - Low season £655, Mid season £700, High season £718
Category B - Low season £555, Mid season £600, High season £630

Bike Events offer this holiday in conjunction with our partners Eurobike. The cost of the holiday does NOT include flights, which must be self-booked. PLEASE DO NOT BOOK FLIGHTS UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED EMAIL CONFIRMATION OF YOUR BOOKING FROM BIKE EVENTS.
Bike Events is not liable in the circumstance of travel arrangements made prior to receiving confirmation.

EMAIL us to check availability making sure to include your chosen arrival date and hotel category (A or B, as above) or call us on 0117 989 7080. Details & prices of the extended tour supplied on request.

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Ride Details

Basic Trip Cost

As above

Includes

Overnight stays in the selected category of accommodation: Category A: combination of 3 star & 4-star hotels / Category B: combination of 3 star hotels, inns & guest houses
Breakfast buffet or extensive breakfast menu
If half board is booked: 3 -course dinner is included (for Category B hotels some meals may not be in the hotel restaurant)
Luggage transfer between hotels
Signed routes and maps
Boat excursion on the Attersee including your bike for arrivals between 1st July and 31st August
On the extended tour the train journey from Lake Traunsee - Lake Hallstattersee is included
Bike transfer into the Tiefbrunnau/opportunity for limited number of persons to get a lift
Service hotline for the duration of the tour
GPS data

Start

Lake Wolfgang
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Finish

Lake Wolfgang
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Distance

250 Km. (Optional extended tour - 295 Km)

Challenge Rating

Start Times

Local Info

Options

Bike Hire (7 & 21 speed gears) - £75
Electric Bike - £160

Route Details

1st day: Arrival in Salzburg or at the Trumer Seen lakes
Information on the tour and bike fitting. For guests arriving at the Trumer Seen lakes, the subsequent daily tours are moved accordingly in the itinerary (these guests begin the tour with the route described for the third day, cycling the Salzburg - Trumer Seen lakes route on the final day).

2nd day: Salzburg – Trumer Seen lakes/Lake Wallersee approx. (45-55 Km)
Today, you will cycle along the Salzach to Oberndorf (birthplace of the Christmas carol "Silent Night"), Arnsdorf (the “Silent Night” Museum), Michaelbeuern (abbey), and further on into the Trumer Seen lakes country (Lake Obertrumer See, Lake Mattsee, Lake Grabensee) and partly also to Lake Wallersee.

3rd day: Trumer Seen lakes/Lake Wallersee – Lake Attersee/Lake Mondsee approx. (50 Km)
On the third day, the tour will take you through the nature reserve of the Egelseen lakes to Schleedorf. Later, you will continue to the idyllic Lake Irrsee. Overnight stay in Mondsee (castle, smokehouse).

4th day: Lake Mondsee – Lake Traunsee approx. (50- 80Km)
The day begins with a boat trip to Weyregg (for arrivals between 1st July and 31st August) or a cycle along Lake Attersee. Afterwards, you will cycle through the Aurachtal valley to Lake Traunsee with Gmunden (castle Orth, ceramics factory), Altmünster (bicycle museum), and Traunkirchen ("Fishermen’s Pulpit").

5th day: Lake Traunsee – Lake Hallstättersee – Bad Goisern/surrounding area approx. (20-35 Km)
By train you will go from Lake Traunsee up to Obertraun at Lake Hallstättersee (Dachstein mountainous ice caves). Later, you will continue along the lake to Hallstatt ("the loveliest lakeside location in the world", the oldest salt mine). Your final destination is Bad Goisern or one of the neighbouring towns.

6th day: Bad Goisern/surrounding area – Lake Wolfgangsee approx. (35 Km)
Via Bad Ischl (Emperor’s Park, Emperor’s Villa, Empress Sissi’s Teahouse) you will cycle along the Ischler Ache river to Lake Wolfgangsee: You will cycle through places such as St. Wolfgang (White Horse Inn, parish church, cog railway on to the Schafberg), Strobl, Lake Abersee (Zinkenbachklamm gorge) and St. Gilgen - the Mozart village on Lake Wolfgangsee.

7th day: Lake Wolfgangsee – Salzburg approx. (40-50 km plus walking tour)
On the seventh day, you will follow the cycle route to St. Gilgen ("Mozart Village"), the hiking trail into the Tiefbrunnau, past the Hintersee lake, and the Strubklamm gorge into the Wiestal valley (dam); You will come through the Glasenbachklamm into the Salzachtal valley. Before reaching Salzburg, it is worth visiting the castle Schloss Hellbrunn (park, zoo, water games). You end your journey today at the festival and Mozart city of Salzburg with its numerous attractions (fortress, old town).

8th day: Departure or extension of trip

Other Info

British Airways, Easyjet, Thomson and Ryan Air fly to Salzburg from various airports in the UK (different operators at each airport so please check)
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Ride Gradings

Suitable for anyone who enjoys a reasonably active life. The pace is gentle and the terrain flat to undulating. Distances no more than 30 miles (50km).

Suitable for those with slightly more cycling experience. the terrain can be a little hillier than grade 1.5 and distances up to 45 miles (70km).

For the regular and reasonably fit cyclist. The terrain may include some challenging hills and distances up to 75 miles (110km).

These routes require a good level of fitness and stamina and feature challenging inclines and/or a longer time in the saddle. Distances can be up to 100 miles (160km).

Getting here by car

On arrival at the Salzburg Category 'A' accommodation car parking is available for approx 10 Euros per day payable on the day as no reservation is possible.
On arrival at the Salzburg Category 'B' Hotel parking is available for approx 8 Euros per day however reservations of spaces are not available.

Getting here by train

Salzburg central train station

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