Salzburg, the city of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and it's also well known for the Trapp Family (Sound of Music), is the starting point of this journey. The home of the Salzburger Festspiele invites the visitor to a stroll along its river Salzach and through the old part of town. You experience the echoes of the last centuries in its many historical places of interest. such as the Mozart city of Salzburg or the imperial city of Bad Ischl. In between are smaller towns and numerous lakes. The charming hilly landscape around Salzburg, with its moors and numerous lakes with water of potable quality, will accompany you for the week of your trip. This tour is a delight for all sense and you will ask yourself: In which lake will I have a swim today again after the bike tour? This extended tour lasts 9 days / 8 nights. You will reach the Ibmer Moor, one of the most beautiful moors in Central Europe. Enjoy the silence in this area! This bike tour in Austria allows to see a lot of the region Salzburger Seenland and Salzkammergut. A highlight is also during the shipping season the boat trip at the Attersee!
You cycle out of the Mozart City on flat bicycle paths along the river Salzach. The rest of the route between the lakes is slightly hilly. The majority of the tour consists of bicycle paths and side roads.
Individual arrival to the Mozart City in your first hotel. Here the tour information will happens and you will also get the rental bikes. In Salzburg there are many places to see: Mozart's birthplace in the Getreidegasse, Fortress Hohensalzburg, Schloss Mirabell and its garden, ...
The tour takes you across the Ibmer Moor, one of Central Europe’s most beautiful moors, to Holzöster/Dorfibm
From Holzöster / Dorfibm you cycle to Augustiner abbey Michaelbeuern and to Trumer Lakes (Obertrumersee, Mattsee, Grabensee) and further on to Wallersee. Here lived the famous writers surch as Carl Zuckmayer and Stefan Zweig.
From your hotel you cycle across the European Nature Reserve “Wenger Moor” to Neumarkt and on to Irrsee, in the Salzkammergut you continue to Mondsee with its castle and the Benedictine monastery.
The bike tour starts with a trip to Unterach/Attersee and take the boat to Weyregg. From Weyregg you cycle through the valley Aurachtal on to Gmunden with its unique ceramic glockenspiel. You continue along the shore of Traunsee with its Schloss Orth (setting of a popular TV series) to Traunkirchen, where the old Fischerkanzel (Fishermen Pulpit) can be seen.
Bike tour to Ebensee and take the train to Obertraun am Hallstättersee with its mighty Dachstein glacier massif and its charming ice caves. We bike along the lake shore to the highlight of the tour, the world heritage site of Hallstatt. Here you have the opportunity of visiting the charnel house and the salt mine. Our tour takes us along the eastern shore bicycle path on to Bad Goisern.
From Bad Goisern you cycle along the river Traun to the time-honoured imperial health resort Bad Ischl with its many historical places of interest. We continue from here along the Ischler-Ache to Wolfgangsee – the lake is today’s destination. It is worthwhile to take the cable railway up the Schafberg (1798 m) here und to enjoy the beautiful vantage point over the Salzkammergut lake plane that it offers.
During today’s stage you cycle on the Ischlertrasse. The route takes you along the lake shore to St. Gilgen, the birthplace of Mozart’s sister Nannerl. After a thrilling downhill ride to Scharfling you continue along Mondsee through Thalgau and Eugendorf and then on the second part of the Ischlertrasse back to Salzburg.
Individual departure or extension
In specially chosen hotels, Inns, Guesthouses of category A (3-, mostly 4-star)– all rooms with bath/shower and WC- breakfast (mostly buffet)
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