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Austria Ten Lakes

Austria Ten Lakes

Degree of difficulty - A/B

Made famous by the film the Sound of Music, the Salzkammergut and Trumer Lake district have remained virtually unchanged since this classic film. Beautiful alpine hamlets (with their wonderful window boxes of flowers), medieval towns, pristine lakes and towering mountains are the backdrop for some leisurely cycling as many of the film's locations are explored.

The tour starts and finishes in the stunning UNESCO World Heritage city of Salzurg, birthplace of Wolfgang Amedeus Mozart. We leave the city and meander along cycle paths and quiet country lanes as we take in the unspoilt beauty of ten of the pristine lakes that make up the Salzkammergut. Highlights include a boat rip across the Attersee (largest of the lakes) and a chance to visit the famous Kaiservilla in Bad Ischl. A traditional Austrian picnic of local produce at a lovely old farmhouse washed down with homemade cider, sums up the relaxed nature of the cycling.

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Day 1: Arrival to Salzburg or at Trumer Seen Lakes
Arrival to Slaburg or Trumer Seen Lakes

Day 2: Salzburg – Trumer 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 Lakes / Lake Wallersee – Lake Mondsee approx 50-60km
The tour will take you through the nature reservoir of the Egelseen lakes. Later, you will continue to the idyllic Lake Irrsee. Overnight stay in Mondsee (castle, smokehouse).

Day 4: Lake Mondsee – Lake Traunsee approx 50-80 km
Journey by boat to Weyregg (only in main season 3!). Afterwards through Aurachtal (valley) to Lake Traunsee: Gmunden (castle Orth, ceramics factory), Altmünster (bike museum) and Traunkirchen (fisherman association).

Day 5: Lake Traunsee – Lake Hallstätter See – Bad Goisern 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 - Lake Wolfgangsee approx 35 km
Through 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 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
Individual departure or additional nights

For more details please have a look at the tour dossier.

As always please contact us in the office for more information (info@cyclingsafaris.com).

€860 per person sharing
(20 April - 1 May & 28 Sept - 5 Oct)

€895 per person sharing
(11 May - 21 June & 31 Aug - 27 Sept) 

€975 per person sharing

(22 June - 30 Aug)

+€190 Single room supplement

The above prices are based on accommodation in 3* and 4* hotels, there is an option of staying in 3* guesthouses and inns for a reduced price, for more details please see the itinerery for more prices.

Tour Includes

  • 7 nights accommodation with breakfast
  • Breakfast buffet or extensive breakfast
  • 21 or 7 speed rental bike (incl. insurance)
  • Welcome briefing
  • Daily Luggage transfer
  • Detailed travel documents (one per room) 
  • 7 days service hotline
  • Boat excursion on Lake Attersee within shipping season (1 July - 31 Aug)
  • Train journey Lake Traunsee to Lake Hallstatter See
  • Bike transport to Tiefbrunnau (optional)
  • Route signposted ( GPS tracks are available but must be pre ordered )

  • +€190 Half board charge ( 7 dinners )
  • E-Bikes are available for a supplement of €105

Self Guided Tour Information

Daily from April 20 to October 5

Note! This is a mere sample hotel list of preferred hotels. Hotels will be booked depending on availability matching the category booked.


Salzburg Hotel Hirschen Cat A Salzburg Hotel Hirschen1 Cat A Salzburg Hotel Hirschen2 Cat A

Cat A: Hotel Achat Plaza zum Hirschen 4**** 

Salzburg Hotel Ganslhof CatB Salzburg Hotel Ganslhof1 CatB Salzburg Hotel Ganslhof2 CatB

Cat B: Hotel Ganslhof 3***

Ibmer Moor/Holzöster

Ibmeer Moorhof Cat A Ibmeer Moorhof1 Cat A Ibmeer Moorhof2 Cat A

Cat A: Landhotel Moorhof 4****

Ibmeer Kirchenwirt Cat B Ibmeer Kirchenwirt1 Cat B

Cat B: Gasthaus Kirchenwirt

Trumer Lakes / Lake Wallersee

Trummer Lake Postseekirchen Cat A Trummer Lake Postseekirchen1 Cat A Trummer Lake Postseekirchen2 Cat A

Cat A: Hotel Post Seekirchen 3***

Trumer Lake Mitterhof Cat B Trumer Lake Mitterhof1 Cat B Trumer Lake Mitterhof2 Cat B

Cat B: Gasthof Mitterhof

Lake Mondsee

Mondsee Leitnerbraeu Cat A Mondsee Leitnerbraeu1 Cat A Mondsee Leitnerbraeu2 Cat A

Cat A: Hotel Leitnerbräu 4****

Mondsee Gruener Baum Cat B Mondsee Gruener Baum1 Cat B

Cat B: Hotel Grüner Baum 3***

Lake Traunsee

Lake Traunsee Traunkirchen Cat A Lake Traunsee Traunkirchen1 Cat A Lake Traunsee Traunkirchen2 Cat A

Cat A: Hotel Post Traunkirchen 4****

Lake Traunsee Post Ebensee Cat B Lake Traunsee Post Ebensee1 Cat B Lake Traunsee Post Ebensee2 Cat B

Cat B: Hotel Post Ebensee 3***

Bad Goisern/Surroundings

Bad Goisern Moserwirt Cat A Bad Goisern Moserwirt1 Cat A Bad Goisern Moserwirt2 Cat A

Cat A: Hotel Moserwirt 3***

Bad Goisern Pension Maria T Cat B Bad Goisern Pension Maria T2 Cat B

Cat B: Pension Maria Theresia

Lake Wolfgangsee

Lake Wolfgangsee Weisser Baer Cat A Lake Wolfgangsee Weisser Baer Cat2 A Lake Wolfgangsee Weisser Baer1 Cat A

Cat A: Hotel Weisser Bär 4****

Lake Wolfgangsee Aberseehof Cat B Lake Wolfgangsee Aberseehof1 Cat B Lake Wolfgangsee Aberseehof2 Cat B

Cat B: Gasthof Aberseehof 3***

How to get to the start point in Salzburg:

You can fly direct to Salzburg, ot alternatively the option of flying to Munich and taking the train to Salzburg OEBB Train
The hotel is located about 10 km from Salzburg airport. Taxi fare is approx. €12 - €15

For more details please have a look at the tour dossier.

Or contact us in the office for more information (info@cyclingsafaris.com).

Tour map

We had a fabulous holiday and everything went very well indeed. The bikes were well maintained and very comfortable. Every day had some interesting feature such as the boat ride, train journey and advice on visiting the salt mines etc. All the accommodation was super, especially Traunchkirchen and a ‘cycle hotel’ near Mondsee. The food was really nice and everywhere was so clean. 

Fiona Smith (Austria Lakes 2013)

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