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Salzkammergut Tour Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £819 per person
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Beautiful panoramic view of Lake Wolfgangsee from the top of the Schafberg
• Ride around the incredible lake Toplitzsee
• Visit Hallstatt, a world heritage site
• Explore the Imperial town of Bad Ischl

Cycle Route:
The terrain along the banks of the lakes is completely flat with interspersed slight hills. Most of is on cycle paths and on side roads with little traffic cycling from one lake to the next. Only for a few short sections, cycling on busier roads is unfortunately unavoidable.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

Difficulty Scale

Day-by-Day Cycling Holiday Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at lake Wolfgangsee

Welcome briefing and bike fitting. We recommend a first stroll along the lake.

Day 2: Lake Wolfgangsee – Lake Mondsee approx. 30 km

During the morning you have ample time to explore St. Wolfgang. Today’s short tour first leads you along the lovely lake Wolfgangsee to St. Gilgen. Then you cycle via the ‚Scharfling’ and past the romantic lake Krottensee to lake Mondsee. The towering sheer rockface ‚Drachenwand’ (dragon’s wall) will be your constant companion until you get to the well-known lake resort with its palace and abbey church.

Day 3: Lake Mondsee – Lake Attersee – Lake Traunsee approx. 60 – 80 km

The cycle path takes you along the banks of lake Mondsee to the deep-green, lake Attersee. Onwards to the North shore and then through the Aurach valley to lake Traunsee. Gmunden, famous for its pottery and Ort Palace, has often been used as a movie backdrop. Overnight stay in Altmünster, Traunkirchen or Ebensee.

Day 4: Lake Traunsee – Bad Aussee approx. 30 km + train journey

Follow the cycle path from Ebensee along the river Traun to famous Bad Ischl. From here you take a train ride and delve into the ‚deepest’ Salzkammergut, namely Bad Aussee. Here you have the option of doing a short bike tour to lake Altaussee. There is also a marvellous circular path around the lake amidst the surrounding mountains.

Day 5: Day Trip Ausseer-Land region approx. 30 km

Today’s cycle tour is all about the Ausseer Lakes. World-famous are lake Grundlsee and lake Toplitz due to their crystal clear waters and the glorious mountain backdrop. You will cycle past lake Altaussee one more time before you return to the spa resort Bad Aussee.

Day 6: Bad Aussee – Lake Hallstätter See – Bad Ischl approx. 40 km

From one imperial spa resort to the next! But before you head to the world’s most stunning lake resort, Hallstadt. With an entire epoche named after it, naturally there is a lot to see and visit. The world’s oldest salt mine and the bone house are only a few examples, how this charming little place has attracted countless visitors from all over the globe. In Bad Ischl the emperor Franz Josef and his wife Sissi were regulars during the summer and loved spending time in the well-known Cafè Zauner and enjoying a slice of the incredibly delicious “Bundt cake” ‚Guglhupf’.

Day 7: Bad Ischl – Lake Wolfgangsee approx. 35 km

Along the Ischler Ache over to lake Wolfgangsee. Again today you have plenty of time to explore St. Wolfgang and visit the hotel ‚Weißes Rössl’ and the pilgrimage church. We recommend a final boat trip on the lake or even visit the top of Schafberg mountain at 1782 m by cog railway!

Day 8: Departure or extension

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
The terrain along the banks of the lakes is completely flat with interspersed slight hills. Most of is on cycle paths and on side roads with little traffic cycling from one lake to the next. Only for a few short sections, cycling on busier roads is unfortunately unavoidable.

Where is the starting point of the holiday?

Tour Route Map

Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Salzkammergut Tour tour stays in 3* or 4* hotels and Inns 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.

Included Services

- Accommodation in your selected category
– Breakfast buffet
– Welcome briefing (German, English)
– Luggage transfer between the hotels
– Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French) with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers
– Trip from Bad Ischl to Bad Aussee by train incl. your bike
– GPS-data is available
– Service hotline

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Rental Bike Information

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.

Gear systems

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.

Frame sizes

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)

Men's Bike

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).

Frame Sizing

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 8161.

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Your Prices

Salzkammergut Tour, 8 days, 7 nights
Prices are per person and include bike hire.

Cycling Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: April – May | September – October
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Season 2: May – June | September – September
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Season 3: June – September
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Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: From £819 | Book online here >>
Season 2: From £859 | Book online here >>
Season 3: From £889 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: From £179
Half Board Upgrade: From £189
Electric Bike Upgrade: From £109

Category B: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: From £709 | Book online here >>
Season 2: From £749 | Book online here >>
Season 3: From £789 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: From £129
Half Board Upgrade: From £129
Electric Bike Upgrade: From £109

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Hotel Category Descriptions
Category A: 3*** and 4**** hotels
Category B: 3*** hotels, inns and B&Bs

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.

For help and queries regarding this tour…
Contact us | F.A.Qs

Holiday Price: From £709
Single Supplement: From £129

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