|Type of tour:||Self-guided|
|Distance:||30 Miles/day average|
|Dates:||Daily: May 1-Oct 15, 2015 (minimum 2 persons)|
|Start city:||Salzburg, Austria|
|End city:||Salzburg, Austria|
Salzkammergut, Chiemgau and Tyrol – these three regions stand for beautiful scenery, relaxing vacation, warm lakes, lush green pastures and flowering meadows. The starting point of your tour is the scenic town of Salzburg and home of Wolgang Amadeus Mozart at the same time.
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Day 1: Salzburg
Individual arrival in the Mozart town.
Overnight in Salzburg.
Day 2: Salzburg - Chiemsee/Traunstein (40 miles/64km)
Your first stage starts on the Tauern bike path along the river Salzch to Oberndorf (Silent Night Chapel). After crossing the Salzach, you pass the famous Bavarian town of Laufen on the opposite bank. Then you arrive at the warmest lake in Upper Bavaria, the Waginger See. Via Nussdorf, you reach our destination of the day, the Chiemsee (lake).
Overnight in Chieming or Traunstein.
Day 3: Chiemsee/Traunstein - Wasserburg (41 miles/65km)
You cycle from Chiemsee/Traunstein via Seerbruck to the monastery of Seeon, which Mozart visited several times. He also made severl compositions there. From Seeon, you come back to the Chiemsee and go on to Breitbrunn and via Amerang to Wasserburg, where the famous artist liked to rest while on a journey. All those who commence their trip from Traunstein today may cycle – instead of to Seeon - directly along Lake Chiemsee up to Gstadt and onwards via Breitbrunn and Amerang to Wasserburg.
Overnight in Wasserburg.
Day 4: Wasserburg - Kufstein (42 miles/67km)
You should not leave Wasserburg without a stroll through the enchanting old town, which is completely surrounded by the Inn river, which will be your traveling partner all day as you cycle along its banks to your destination. Via Rosenheim, you reach Kufstein, the "Pearl of Tyrol".
Overnight in Kufstein.
Day 5: Kufstein - Kirchdorf/St. Johann (28 miles/45km)
This morning the Inn accompanies you once more for the first few miles till Ebbs, where we ride into the slightly hilly "Kaiserwinkl" of Tyrol. You pass the village of Walchsee and cycle via Waidach and Kössen through the imposing mountain landscape of Tyrol to Kirchdorf or St. Johann.
Overnight in St. Johann.
Day 6: Kirchdorf/St. Johann - Bad Reichenhall (30 miles/48km)
Today you cycle to Waibring and Lofer, two villages where Mozart stopped on his journeys to the South. From Lofer, you ride along the river Saalach on a wildly romantic trail via Unken and Schneizlreuth, to Bad Reichenhall. Mozart made a trip to this well-known spa during his last stay in Salzburg in 1780.
Overnight in Bad Reichenhall.
Day 7: Bad Reichenhall - Salzburg (30 miles/48km)
Today you will cycle to the final point of the tour, Salzburg. You will have enough time to explore Mozart's town individually. You should see Mozart's birthplace, the re-opened place of his residence, the fortress, Hellbrunn palace, Mirabell palace, and so on.
Day 8: Departure from Salzburg
Individual departure or additional nights. We recommend you book additional nights in Salzburg for trips to the imposing "Salzburger Flachgau" and to St. Gilgen, the Mozart town on the Wolfgangsee (Mozart's mother was born there, Mozart memorial site, Mozart fountain).
Daily: May 1-Oct 15, 2015 (minimum 2 persons)
|Low season:||May 1-Jun 5; Sep 3-Oct 15, 2015|
|High season:||Jun 6-Sep 2, 2015|
These are sample hotels and may vary based on availability.
Arena City Hotel, Salzburg
Hotel of Huberwirt am Kellerberg, Wasserburg
Hotel Felsenkeller, Kufstein
Hotel Fischer, St. Johann
Hotel Bauerngirgl, Bayerisch Gmain
Hotel Kronprinz, Berchtesgaden
Arena City Hotel, Salzburg
Interested in visiting other cities or areas near the start or end of your tour? Visit our hotels page to learn more about extending your trip.
Bikes available to be rented (in advance at the time of booking) include:
All above bike rentals will be equipped with the following at no additional charge:
The bikes will have FLAT pedals. If you want to bring your own pedals, please bring your own shoes and also the necessary equipment to change the pedals.
If you plan to bring your own seat, please ensure that it is a universal seat post.
Helmets are NOT available to be rented. We recommend, for safety and hygiene reasons, that you bring your own helmet.
The route is mainly flat, but also travels through some hilly terrain. Between the Inn valley and Salzburg, you have to manage some climbs, but you can also enjoy lovely descents.
You bike predominantly on cycle paths and light traffic byroads, which are mostly paved. Some brief sections of the trip (never longer than one or two miles) have to be covered on moderately busy roads.
Tour start and end
Nearest airport and train station: Salzburg (SZG), Austria
Please note that transfer to/from airport and the tour/start end is not included in the tour package.
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Austria sits at the crossroads of Central Europe, once the Habsburg Empire’s seat of power that ruled Europe for over 6 centuries. While Habsburg power ended after World War I, Austria remains a prominent country. Today it is known for its idyllic and majestic landscape of mountains, green valleys, rivers and storybook villages. Along with such a landscape are the cultural centers of Vienna and Salzburg. The elegant city of Vienna reveals the glory days of the Habsburg Empire, featuring the Hofburg Imperial Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and impressive Opera House. Salzburg, home of Mozart and The Sound of Music, has Europe’s largest intact medieval fortress overlooking the cobblestone streets of its historic Old Town.
You will find a wide range of tours in Austria and Europe. Apart from the tours we organize, we are also in cooperation with other local tour operators. Therefore, we can provide you cycle tours in Austria but also very interesting tours through Europe including Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, Hungary, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Portugal, Belgium, Great Britain, and Estonia/Latvia/Lithuania
Austria Radreisen has been in business for over 30 years, and offer many types of tours.
Many people enjoy travelling on their own, and would enjoy the self-guided tours. All the accommodations and transportation of luggage is arranged by us. You will get detailed travelling documents so that you will not have problems to find your way.
Our best recommendation are our clients!
As we all know a cycle tour gives pleasure, offers relaxation and mediates culture. Therefore, we have specialized in cycle tours. With our longtime experience we know exactly what the cycling tourist requires.
Cancellation of the trip resp. change of reservation:
If you want to cancel the tour, please inform us immediately.
We charge the following cancellation fees:
The arrival day counts as the beginning of the journey. In case of re-booking (changes with respecting to travel date/category/type of room/board) up to 28 days before departure, we charge a service fee of € 55, -- per booking. Later rebooking (if still possible) cannot be carried out until after the cancellation of the travel contract according to the given terms and simultaneous new registration. Special terms apply partly to tours in collaboration with a local contract partner.
The travel price includes the booking of a double room per person; however, single travellers have the possibility of booking a single room against surcharge. Due to limited numbers of single rooms in some hotels, travellers are (in cases of emergency) expected to make do with simpler rooms. For details about the extent of contractual services, please consult the service section of the respective tour. On the main, the stages of the itinerary represent the daily destinations. In particular cases, we need to assume your consent for switching to places in the nearer vicinity without a reduction.
Changes of the travel price:
The tour operator reserves the right to raise the booking price on grounds which are not dependent on his will or unforeseeable, provided the travel date lies 2 months after the conclusion of contract. Such reasons are, exclusively, changes in transportation costs such as raise in fuel or embarkation/disembarkation expenses in harbours. The organiser can raise the booking price according to the following calculations: a. in case of a rise with regard to the cabin, the travellers can be expected to pay an increase. b. in other cases, the additional transportation costs, which carriers demand for each transport, will be divided by the number of cabin places of the arranged transport. The resultant increase for the cabin can be charged to the traveller. We are obligated to inform you immediately (otherwise no later than 21 before the arranged date of arrival) about an intended, legally permissible price increase. A price increase after that time is not permissible. Should price increases exceed 5 % of the total booking price, the traveller is entitled to withdraw from the travel contract without any further costs. You are bound to make use of this right immediately after receipt of the notification of change. In this case we will reimburse you for all your earlier payments. There exist no further claims.
With the due diligence of a proper merchant, we are liable for the correctness of the descriptions of all given travel services as described in the catalogue, as well as for the proper selection and mediation of service providers (hotels, transport companies etc.) and conscientious travel preparation and arrangement. For visits that are included in the programme, but which are no longer possible for reasons that are beyond our control (e.g. renovations, barriers, reconstructions etc.), we cannot be held responsible. You partake in the journey at your own risk. Every participant is solely responsible for his or her physical ability to meet the challenges of the booked trip. Likewise, every traveller is responsible for abiding by the road traffic regulations. The conditions of transport of the respective transport companies apply. Our liability – whatever the legal ground – is limited to a total of the triple of the travel price, insofar as the damage has not been caused deliberately or through gross negligence on our part, or insofar as we are solely responsible on account of a fault committed by one of our service providers. We do not reimburse you for unused services. Every client is responsible to conform personally to all pass, visa, customs and health regulations. Minors can only participate if they are accompanied by a legal guardian. If a trip has to be cancelled for reasons which are beyond our influence (acts of God, strikes etc.) or concerning boat and bike tours in case of extremely high water or low water or in case of an engine trouble, we will reimburse you for the already paid travel price (no more requirements). We reserve the right to cancel a trip up to 21 days (at the latest) before departure, if not at least 8 people have signed up for it. In this case you will be notified immediately and receive a refund of all previous payments. Further claims do not exist. Should you - contrary to expectations- have any reason for complaints, please communicate them to us or the tour operator of the journey (please refer to your travel documents). Furthermore, we will receive complaints in written form until one month at the latest after the end of the trip (the date as indicated in the contract). A written confirmation is needed for any oral agreements to take effect; changes in services and prices are reserved, as well as the correction of errors and printing and spelling mistakes. The place of jurisdiction is the home of the tour operator.
Bicycle tours in collaboration with a local contractual partner:
Special terms partly apply for these tours (cancellation, children discount, insurance, services etc.) Please pay attention to the service block of the respective bicycle tour. More detailed information is available on enquiry.
In addition to the European Travel Insurance, you may take out a cancellation insurance policy in the amount of €25 per person for all bicycle tours organized by Austria Radreisen.