10 Lakes and the Sound of Music Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £759 per person
Other durations available on request.
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• The 10-Lake-Tour is an active way to relax, experiencing nature and visiting beautiful places.
• Cycle on shore paths, beautiful unspoilt countryside and unique landscapes.
• Ride through pastures and moor lands, to the Silent-Night town, Oberndorf.
• Visit Hallstatt; “the most beautiful lake town in the world”.
Cycle Route features
On the lake shores and the banks of river Salzach the bicycle routes are flat. In-between the terrain is hilly. Depending on the route you take, one third is on cycle tracks, almost all the rest is on meadow, wood paths and country lanes or side streets with light traffic. Only a few, short sections follow streets with more traffic.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1: 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 accordingly shifted 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).
Day 2: 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. A shorter, direct version is also possible!
Day 3: Trumer Seen lakes/Lake Wallersee –Lake Mondsee approx. 50 km
On the third day, the tour will take you through the nature reserve of the Egelseen lakes to Schleedorf (model village and cheese-maker). Later, you will continue to the idyllic Lake Irrsee. Overnight stay in Mondsee (castle, smokehouse).
Day 4: Lake Mondsee – Lake Traunsee approx. 50-80km
The day begins with a boat trip to Weyregg (just in season 3), in season 1 and 2 you 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”).
Day 5: 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 today’s destination is Bad Goisern or one of the neighbouring towns.
Day 6: 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.
Day 7: Lake Wolfgangsee – Salzburg approx. 40-50 km + walking tour
On the seventh day, you will follow the cycle route to St. Gilgen (“Mozart Village”), the short 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.
Shortly before reaching Salzburg, it is worth visiting the castle Schloss Hellbrunn (park, zoo, water games). Your destination is the festival and Mozart city of Salzburg with its numerous attractions (fortress, old town).
Day 8: Departure or extension of the cycling holiday
On the banks of the lakes and at the river Salzach, the routes are completely flat. In between, the terrain is mainly hilly. Depending on the option chosen, approximately one third of the route is on cycle paths and almost all the rest is through fields and on forest paths, farm roads, and quiet side roads. There are only a few short sections on roads with more traffic.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The 10 Lakes & Sound of Music tour stays in Guesthouses, 3* hotels or 4* hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.
- Accommodation in your selected category
– Breakfast buffet or extensive breakfast
– If half board is booked: every day a 3 course meal partly in restaurants outside the hotels)
– Welcome briefing
– Luggage transfer between hotels
– Detailed travel documents (route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
– Boat ride on Lake Attersee for arrivals between 01.07. and 31.08.
– Train journey Lake Traunsee – Lake Hallstättersee including the bike (does not apply to the shortened tour)
– Bike transfer into the Tiefbrunnau/opportunity for limited number of persons to get a lift
– GPS-data is available
– Rental bike insurance
– Service hotline
Quality, comfortable and sturdy bikes
We understand that well made bikes are essential for an enjoyable cycling holiday. All bikes are based on technology from leading Austrian bike manufacturer ‘KTM’ and serviced by an expert mechanic.
The bikes use good quality components to give you confidence in the bike on your holiday and comfortable riding on varied cycle paths and roads.
About the bikes
You will be given an easily identifiable, solid and sturdy aluminum trekking bike with V-brakes, solid wheels, almost puncture resistant tyres. Each bike has been built through continuous development and feedback from customers.
Each bike is also fitted with a dynamo lighting system for ease, handlebar bag, pannier, mudguards and comfortable saddle made by Selle Royal.
You can also bring your own saddle and adapter with you (diameter of seat post from 27, 2 to 31, 4 mm). We help you with the fitting of saddles and SPD shoes should you require assistance.
7-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano NEXUS gear hub. Gears can be changed anytime even whilst stationary.
21-gear-bikes are equipped with Shimano ALIVIO derailleur. The ALIVIO system is robust and easy to use.
The following frame sizes are available on tours with the bikes shown in the picture:
Unisex frame 21-gears with free wheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm
Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedal brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm
Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with freewheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping crossbar” cm
(Must be reserved in advance!)
We will request your heights at the time of booking to ensure correct bike sizing.
We high-quality accessories for your holiday from well-known manufacturers:
• Waterproof rear pannier
• Waterproof handlebar bag
• Service-Set with tools and extra bicycle tube
• Bike pump
• Combination lock
About the Rental Bikes
This cycling holiday uses quality crossbar and unisex hybrid bikes based on KTM frame technology, Selle Royal saddles, Shimano components and puncture-proof tyres to ensure that you have an enjoyable cycle tour. The bikes feature modern V-brakes, aluminium frames with mudguards, comfortable saddles and a rack for a supplied waterproof pannier.
You will also receive a handlebar bag and map holder for easy navigation when riding your daily itinerary. Prices advertised on the website include standard bike hire (unless stated). Colour and specification may vary from the image shown.
Unisex Bike (Colour may vary)
Men’s Bike (Colour may vary)
Electric Bike (Colour may vary)
Rental Bike PLUS
For 2020, there is an additional bike rental option available for a supplement. The PLUS hybrid bike now available on most cycling holidays is sportier with higher quality brakes (Magura HS 11) and better specification gears (Shimano Deore XT). The riding position is designed to have a slightly sportier sitting posture and a high quality Suntour suspension fork gives smooth riding on most surfaces. All accessories are compatible with the new PLUS bike rental option.
If you would like GPX files for a suitable device, please request them at the time of booking. Devices are not provided and please make sure that you bring along with you any fittings required to attach the Garmin (or similar) to the handlebars. You might want to download maps onto your phone to avoid data charges when roaming.
All bikes are provided with standard flat pedals. You can bring your own cycling pedals, but ensure that you have the correct tools to remove the pedals if the tour does not have a welcome meeting. You may also not be able to travel through airports with the tools if you are carrying hand luggage only.
You can rent a men’s bike with a crossbar, unisex/female bike with a sloping tube or an electric bike for a supplement.
7 speed bikes are equipped with a Shimano Nexus gear hub and 21 speed bikes have a Shimano Alivio derailleur. We request 21 speed bikes for all cycling holidays (when available).
When you make a booking with us, we take your height(s) and the appropriate bike size is matched up accordingly. Unisex frame 21-gears with freewheel. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 / 43 cm. Unisex 7-gears-bikes with back pedalling brake. Sizes: 56 / 51 / 46 cm. Men’s speed bikes 21-gears with free wheel and crossbar. Sizes: 64 / 60 / 56 “sloping” cm. Helmets are not provided and you will need to bring your own to use.
We always recommend wearing a helmet when on your cycling holiday!
Bike Hire Insurance
This cycle tour benefits from bike insurance against rental bike theft and damage in the holiday price. Please make sure you lock up the bike, leave it where told by the hotel and treat your hire bicycle as if the bike was your own. Any negligent treatment of the bike will exempt you from cover. We advise you to ensure that you have adequate travel insurance for your cycling holiday prior to arrival.
Electric Bike Hire
Why not upgrade your cycling experience to an E-Bike (Electric Bike)?
Using a power assisted bike is a great way to go on a cycling holiday and will help you smooth out inclines or longer days in the saddle. Each E-Bike features an LCD display, removable batteries for easy charging and assistance up to 25 km/h with a range of around 120 km for each full charge depending on usage.
E-Bike upgrade prices vary per tour, but if you require any more information about bike hire and electric bikes, please get in-touch with us on 0161 703 5819.
10 Lakes & the Sound of Music, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.
Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: April. – May | Sept. – October
Season 2: May – June | September – September
Season 3: June – September
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: From £859 | Book online here >>
Season 2: From £899 | Book online here >>
Season 3: From £989 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: From £209
Half Board Upgrade: From £189
Electric Bike Upgrade: From £109
Category B: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: From £759 | Book online here >>
Season 2: From £799 | Book online here >>
Season 3: £849 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: From £129
Half Board Upgrade: From £149
Electric Bike Upgrade: From £109
Extra Nights (Prices Per Person)
Location | Price DBL/BB | Single Supplement SGL/BB
Salzburg Season 1 + 2 (Cat A): From £69, £40
Salzburg Season 1 + 2 (Cat B): From £59, £25
Salzburg Season 3 (Cat A): From £89, £60
Salzburg Season 3 (Cat B): From £69, £25
Trumer Seen (Cat A): From £59, £15
Trumer Seen (Cat B): From £49, £15
Calculate the cost of your cycling holiday here…
Hotel Category Descriptions
Category A: 3*** and 4**** hotels
Category B: 3*** hotels, inns, and guest houses
Extra nights are available to book on this tour!
Prices are per person per night and based on two sharing. Single supplements apply.
For extra nights, you will stay in the same hotel. Please let us know if you wish to book extra nights at the start or at the end of the tour when completing your ‘Booking Request’.
Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.
Holiday Price: From £759
Single Supplement: From £129