Type of tour:Self-guided
Duration:7 Nights
Distance:25 Miles/day average
Dates: Daily: May 3 - Oct 5, 2014 
Tour price:€698
Start city:Salzburg, Austria
End city:Salzburg, Austria
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A week in the mountains
Salzburg Lakes Biking and Hiking

Tour Description: Self-guided

The Salzburg Lake District (Salzkammergut) is one of the most charming regions in Austria: blue lakes, high mountains, green meadows and forests—a storybook landscape. It’s also known as both a cycling and hiking paradise.

Trails are well-marked and well-maintained (some are rail-trails). The terrain is quite varied—from flat lakeside trails to hilly meadows to outright mountains. One area is peat moors and feels almost like Ireland. The region is filled with gorges, waterfalls and other natural wonders, but it’s also filled with culture and history—quaint villages, medieval towns and imperial villas (this is where the Austrian emperors spent their summers).

You’ll spend your seven nights in the Lake District in just three hotels (or just one or two hotels are possible). On most days, you’ll make day excursions and have options for both bicycling and hiking. On some days, you can go part of the way by ship or historic railway.

With this tour, you can be in 1, 2 or 3 hotels for the entire week, and the daily programs are planned based on your preferences. Your itinerary is set up in advance, but upon arrival at the start hotel in Unterach, you will meet with a tour company representative, who will describe the many routes and activities that are available and get a better idea of what you’d like to do relative to distances, level of difficulty, sightseeing interests, etc. He will then make recommendations for the week, and you can even make changes during the week. Although the tour is self-guided, van support is available for transfers and shuttles.

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