Austria: Salzburg Bike Tour
Through Alpine Meadows to the city of Mozart and the Sound of Music: Salzburg - spectacular alpine routes & surprisingly EASY riding!
Experience hidden waterfalls, pristine mountain lakes, exquisite alpine lodging, and warm Austrian hospitality. Our route captures the essence of Austria by bike: a gentle journey along bike paths and country roads to the World Heritage City of Salzburg.
Our Austria program includes ground transportation from and back to Munich. Our routes feature EASY CYCLING through two river valleys with no major climbs. You'll actually lose 1,500 vertical feet by the time we reach Salzburg! Reasonable daily distances of 25 - 45 miles allow you to truly appreciate this magical region. Over 85% of the route follows along traffic-free bike paths.
Lodging in authentic Austrian chalets is surely a highlight! We'll experience just three different hotels over seven nights. (You won't have to pack and unpack each day.) Hotels include the four-star Krimmlerfaelle, Alpin Sport and the luxurious Gruenauerhof.
We hope you'll join us for what will be an unforgettable journey with breathtaking cycling and scenery.
(Includes all breakfasts, 5 dinners, Salzburg Rail central station back to Munich transfers)
Lunchtime transfer from Salzburg to historic town of Zell Am See. Check into our 4-star inn for 3 nights. Bike fitting, followed by orientation meeting and welcome dinner.
Train ride along the Salzach River to Krimml. Cycle to medieval market square of Mittersill. View the highest mountain in Austria, the Grossvenediger. Continue to resort town Zell Am See (23 or 42 miles).
Loop ride to the storybook village of Maria Alm. Explore the 15th century Romanesque church or relax at a cafe with homemade apple strudel. Return to Zell am See. (10 or 20 miles, optional golfing, walking or hiking today)
Ride to the village of Lofer, used in the film Where Eagles Dare with Richard Burton & Clint Eastwood. Continue along Saalach River via Unken and Schneizlreuth through a forested region that enters Germany at Bad Reichenhall. We check into the luxurious Spa Hotel Gruenauerhof. (16 or 40 miles)
A short transfer into the heart of Salzburg to Mozartplatz, where we meet our local guide for a 2-hour walking tour of the city. Learn how salt made Salzburg one of the richest cities in Europe. Lots of free time to explore Salzburg on your own today. (Non- Cycling Day)
Follow a flat bike path from our hotel along the Saalach River back into the heart of Salzburg. Our local guide will take us on a 4-hour cycling tour of the city, including highlights and locations from the Sound of Music, both from the film and the real story of the Von Trapps. Stop at Trapp family residence, Frohnburg Palace, and beautiful Hellbrunn Gardens. (9 or 18 or 26 miles)
Morning transfer to Salzburg Central Station for train to Munich.