|Type of tour:||Self-guided|
|Distance:||30 Miles/day average|
|Dates:||Daily: May 1-Oct 15, 2014|
|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 (40 miles/64km)
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/Bayerisch Gmain (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 or Bayerisch Gmain.
Day 7: Bad Reichenhall/Bayerisch Gmain - Berchtesgaden (14 miles/23km)
This day's stage is very short because you sould have the opportunity to spend enough time in the world-famous spa Berchtesgaden, overtopped by the "Watzmann" (mountain). You can relax in the thermal bath. Those who want to cycle more in this impressive landscape will find a beautiful route along the lake Königsee with its fascinating wings. The steep rocks surrounding the lake will impress you.
Overnight in Berchtesgaden.
Day 8: Berchtesgaden - Salzburg (17 miles/28km)
Soon you will arrive at 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. You will get your luggage at 6 p.m. at the latest.
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).
We now have 2015 information for some tours. Please contact us to inquire if you don't see 2015 dates and prices here.
Daily: May 1-Oct 15, 2014
|Low season:||May 1-Jul 22; Sep 5-Oct 15, 2014|
|High season:||Jul 23-Sep 4, 2014|
These are sample hotels and may vary based on availability.
Day 1: Arena City Hotel, Salzburg
Day 2: Unterwirt, Chieming
Day 3: Hotel of Huberwirt am Kellerberg, Wasserburg
Day 4: Hotel Felsenkeller, Kufstein
Day 5: Hotel Fischer, St. Johann
Day 6: Hotel Bauerngirgl, Bayerisch Gmain
Day 7: Hotel Kronprinz, Berchtesgaden
Day 8: 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.
The tour is moderately challenging and is for cyclists in good physical condition.
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 25 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.
We also offer guided tours. You cycle within a group of 10 - 20 people and 2 tour guides (one tour guide by bike and the other as bus driver) by your side. Your tour guide can show you the most interesting places on the way and and will also take care of your bike in case you'll encounter any problems. The support van not only transports your luggage, but if you become tired, you can ride in the support van.
For sporty bikers we also offer mountain bike-tours in very beautiful and interesting mountainbike-regions. Your daily bike trips are characterized by partly unspoiled nature and you can relax in biker-friendly accommodations. You will get detailed travelling documents including up to date maps.
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 and booking changes made by customers:
If you want to cancel the tour, you have to inform us immediately. The cancellation is without any form.
Some tours have other conditions (see point 5). In the case that you want changes (concerning the date of travel resp. the category), we are entitled up to 28 days before arrival to charge Euro 52, per booking. Later changes (if possible) can only be made by canceling the journey contract in consideration of the terms of cancellation and booking again at the same time.
Booking/payment of the travel price:
The registration takes place due to the tour descriptions in our catalogue/homepage. Your booking must be in writing (this includes registration by fax or online), and our booking form should be used. After receiving the confirmation/invoice of your booking, a deposit of 10 % of the total amount per person (+ costs for insurances and flights) is payable immediately. The remaining sum is payable two weeks before the date of travel. Then you receive the traveling documents (sometimes a part of the documents will be provided on-site at the beginning of the tour, detailed information on the invoice).
The travel price is per person on base double room. Single travelers have the possibility to book a single room (with a surcharge, see the particular single supplement). Because of the limited number of single rooms in some hotels, sometimes simpler rooms resp. accommodation in another hotel or private pension have to be accepted. Service scale: The service descriptions of the particular tour in our for the journey date present AUSTRIA RADREISEN catalogue/homepage are operatively.
The stated day destinations are the most booked villages. We have to assume your consent to evacuate you in a particular case into the surroundings of the stated villages (without reduction).
We can grant a child reduction of 25 % on the lump price for children until 13 years (inclusive), if they are accommodated in the room of the parents (3-bedded or 4-bedded-room)
We are liable within the framework of the obligation to exercise diligence of a merchant for the trueness of all stated services at the time of printing our catalogue, for the proper selection and mediation of the service carriers (hotels, transport companies) and a faithful journey preparation and processing. We are not responsible if included sightseeing is not possible because of uncontrollable reasons (refurbishing, barriers, construction work).
Participation in the booked cycle tour is at your own risk. It is up to you to decide if you are physically fit enough for the cycle tour. You are responsible for the observation of traffic regulations. The carriage terms of transport companies are valid. Our liability is limited on the triple travel price in case of claims of damages for unlawful conduct, which were not caused intentionally or with gross negligence by us or as far as we are alone responsible because of the blame of one of our service carriers.
As a basic principle not used services will not be refunded. Each client is responsible for all passport and visa requirements and all customs and health regulations.
The participation of minors is only possible in attendance of a legal guardian.
If we have to cancel a tour because of uncontrollable reasons (act of God, strikes) we will refund already made payments to us back to the client. We have the right to cancel a tour until 21 days before starting date, if the minimum number of participants (8 persons) is not reached. In this case we will inform you immediately and we will refund already made payments to us back to the client. Further claims do not exist.
Cycle tours in cooperation with a local tour operator:
For these tours sometimes-special terms are valid (cancellation, insurance, services, child reduction). Please do also refer to the service block of the particular tour. Detailed information available on request.