2024

Cycle tour through Austria from Salzburg to Vienna

From the Mozart city of Salzburg to the metropolis of Vienna

Salzburg – Passau – Wachau – Vienna

  • Inn Cycle Path and Danube Cycle Path
  • Burghausen, Schlögener Schlinge and Wachau
  • Daily routes ●●●●○, Altitude profile ●○○○○

days
8

Ø km per day
65

Clear lakes, impressive castles and famous cities - welcome to your bike tour through Austria from Salzburg to Vienna! Discover the scenic and cultural highlights along the river valleys of the Salzach, Inn and Danube on two wheels. Cycle leisurely through the idyllic lake landscape of the Salzkammergut. Along the way you will encounter numerous castles, palaces and churches. Taste a glass or two of wine in the lovely Wachau region. Be sure to try the regional delicacies Salzburger Nockerln and Kaiserschmarrn. On your bike you roll almost by itself on the beautiful bike path along the Danube. This way you can enjoy the countless sights in a relaxed way. Special highlights are the three-river city of Passau, the oldest city in Austria, Enns and the wonderful baroque town of Grein. The destination and glamorous highlight of your bike tour through Austria is Vienna. The imperial Hofburg, St. Stephen‘s Cathedral, the Prater and the Burgtheater - time will pass far too quickly as you embark on a stroll through the waltzing city.

Itinerary

  • Booking code
    OE-SZSW7
  • Start / Destination
    Salzburg / Vienna
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 375 km
    Daily routes ●●●●○
    between 55 and 70 km, Ø 65 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
Cycle tour through Austria from Salzburg to Vienna

Day 1: Individual arrival in Salzburg

The earlier you arrive, the more time you have to explore the world-famous Mozart city of Salzburg. Numerous highlights await you, such as the Mirabell and Hellbrunn palaces and the Getreidegasse with Mozart's birthplace. The Hohensalzburg Fortress is enthroned high up on the Festungsberg. Enjoy the wonderful view of the baroque old town from there.

Salzburg

Welcome to Salzburg!

Day 2: Salzburg – Burghausen, approx. 60 km

Spend a relaxing first day in the saddle and discover the small town of Oberndorf not far from Salzburg. Here you will find the small Silent Night Chapel, which is dedicated to the poet and composer of the famous Christmas carol. Cycle through extensive alluvial forests and along the Salzach to Burghausen. From afar, you can already see the seemingly endless battlements and towers of the longest castle complex in the world. After exploring the castle, make yourself comfortable in a beer garden or a rustic vaulted cellar with regional delicacies.

Castle Burghausen

Castle in Burghausen

Day 3: Burghausen – Schärding, approx. 70 km

The river changes, but the beautiful nature remains. The small towns along the Inn are strung together like pearls on a necklace. Cycle through Gothic Braunau and soon reach Reichersberg, accompanied by numerous bird colonies. A guided tour of the Augustinian canons' monastery will give you an impressive insight into the life and history of the priests. You will reach another gem in your stage destination of Schärding. The Silberzeile and the Christophorus Fountain are just a few of the sights that you should not miss in the baroque town.

Market Place Schärding

Market Place in Schärding

Day 4: Schärding – Schlögen / Donauschlinge, approx. 55 km

The next highlight follows immediately along the Inn – Passau. After a short visit to the cathedral and the Veste Oberhaus, you cycle downstream accompanied by the Danube. Engelhartszell is well worth a break. Here you will find the only Trappist monastery in Austria. Treat yourself to a liqueur or cheese produced in the monastery for refreshment. You have reached your destination for the day at the natural wonder of Upper Austria – the Danube Loop. This impressive, unique sight will stay with you long after your cycle tour through Austria is over.

Donauschlinge Schlögen

Donauschlinge Schlögen

Day 5: Schlögen – Enns region, approx. 70 km

Today's stage along the Danube is also leisurely and relaxed. If you fancy an extended break, wait until you reach Linz. Historical squares, buildings and museums bring you closer to the history of the city. Try a slice of Linzer Torte in one of the many cafés. Rested and refreshed, you cycle on to Enns. Stroll along the old city wall and climb the 60-metre-high city tower. Spend the evening and night in Austria's oldest town or in a nearby village.

 

Hauptplatz Linz

Hauptplatz Linz

Day 6: Enns – Marbach / Maria Taferl, approx. 65 km

The Danube remains your constant companion on your cycle tour through Austria today. Stroll through the golden town Grein, which will enchant you with its nostalgic charm. Cycle on to the Strudengau. Once feared by sailors due to its whirlpools and shallows, today it is a beautiful cultural landscape that is second to none. You then travel along the Danube to Maria Taferl. With its parish church, this small town is one of the most important places of pilgrimage in Austria.

Maria Taferl

Maria Taferl

Day 7: Marbach – Vienna, approx. 55 km + train ride

Set off on the last stage of your cycle tour through Austria. You can already see the baroque Melk Abbey, a Benedictine monastery proudly enthroned on a hill, from afar. Afterwards, the Wachau awaits you with its small wine villages. Be sure to stop off at a Heurigen, where the winegrowers serve their delicious wines directly at the winery. You can relax and enjoy your visit to the Heurigen, as the train takes you directly to Vienna from Krems. Make sure you take the time to visit the capital of Austria with its countless sights.

Botanic Garden in Vienna

Botanic Garden in Vienna

Day 8: Individual departure or extension

Your cycle tour through Austria from Salzburg to Vienna ends today. If you haven't already done so, be sure to pay a visit to Schönbrunn Palace, the Spanish Riding School, St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Prater before your journey home. If you don't have enough time, we will be happy to book an extra night in Vienna for you.

 

Palace Castle Schloss Belvedere Vienna

Belvedere Vienna

Dates / Prices / Services

Season times and prices 2024

Arrival daily from 13.04.2024 to 05.10.2024Early booking discount: -15 €

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Category B

Season A
13.04. - 19.04.
28.09. - 05.10.
from839 €
Season B
20.04. - 17.05.
14.09. - 27.09.
from929 €
Season C
18.05. - 13.09.

from1029 €

Category A

Season A
13.04. - 19.04.
28.09. - 05.10.
from969 €
Season B
20.04. - 17.05.
14.09. - 27.09.
from1059 €
Season C
18.05. - 13.09.

from1159 €

All prices per person in a double room

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Services

  • 7 nights with breakfast, national 2* / 3*-level,
    in Vienna national 4*-level, category B (OE-SZSW7b)
  • 7 nights with breakfast, national 3* / 4*-level,
    category A (OE-SZSW7a)
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel to Vienna, no limit on the number of pieces, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Train ride Krems – Vienna incl. bike
  • Travel documents with maps (1 x per room)
  • Service hotline (7 days, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.)
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Not included:

  • Citys or visitors tax, if payable
  • Ferry ride Schlöger Schlinge, approx. 5 € per person
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For our younger cyclists
 

Due to the demanding stages, we do not recommend this trip for children.

 

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Additional services

Additional bookable services

Category B
Category A

Additional fee single room

299 €

359 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights

Room
Breakfast
Category B
Category A
Salzburg (Season A)
 DBL

75 €

89 €

 SGL

105 €

155 €

Salzburg (Season B)
 DBL

75 €

105 €

 SGL

105 €

169 €

Salzburg (Season C)
 DBL

89 €

119 €

 SGL

119 €

185 €

Vienna
 DBL

69 €

89 €

 SGL

119 €

139 €

All prices are per person

Rental bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
99 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
259 €

Rental bike types

  • 7-gear unisex bike hub gears with back-pedal brakes
  • 21-gear unisex bike derailleur gears with freewheel (men's bike from 1.80 m)
  • E-bike / pedelec
Equipment

Pannier bag, handlebar bag, odometer, bike lock, air pump, puncture kit

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7- or 21-gear rental bike

99 €

E-bike / pedelec

259 €

All prices are per person

Brief info

  • Booking code
    OE-SZSW7
  • Start / Destination
    Salzburg / Vienna
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 375 km
    Daily routes ●●●●○
    between 55 and 70 km, Ø 65 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Note
    In Austria, helmets are compulsory for children up to 12 years.
  • Parking information
    Hotel parking spaces between 8 – 20 € per day, or public parking garage approx. 95 € / week.
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Return to Salzburg
    On your own by train, connections every hour, without changing trains, duration approx. 2.5 hours.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility advice
    The trip is only conditionally suitable for people with limited mobility.
    Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding your individual needs.
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days
8

Ø km per day
65