Cycling around Salzburg

Bike tour through Salzkammergut

Glittering lakes and a lot of history

Lake Wolfgang – Hallstatt – Lake Wolfgang

  • Imperial resort of Bad Ischl, Castle Ort in the lake Traunsee, UNESCO World Heritage Site Hallstatt
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On this cycling holiday through Salzkammergut, you get to know one of Austria's most beautiful regions. Fran Josef I of Austria and his wife Sissi spent the hot summer months in the cooler resort of Salzkammergut. The lakes, Lake Wolfgang, Attersee and Mondsee, are just some of the many waterways you'll discover on your cycling holiday. Each lake is more beautiful than the next, and all of them share a wonderful mountain backdrop - you decide which spot is the best for a break and a refreshing swim. But it's not just the lakes, but also the picturesque villages and towns, full of history, that are great to visit too. Wander through the Mozart village of St. Gilgen. Enjoy the flair of the Imperial resort of Bad Ischl and be amazed at the internationally famous Weiße Rössl (the White Horse) at Wolfgangsee Lake. What would a bike tour through Salzkammergut be without culinary delicacies? Refuel after your day in the saddle with some local Saibling (fish) or delicious Guglhupf cake.

Bike tour through Salzkammergut
  • Booking code
  • Start / Destination
    Lake Wolfgang
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 225 – 245 km
    Daily routes ●○○○○
    between 30 and 80 km, Ø 35 km
    Altitude profile ●●●○○

Day 1: Individual arrival in St. Wolfgang on Lake Wolfgang

If you still have some time after your arrival in St. Wolfgang, we recommend wandering along the lakeside. Enjoy this idyllic countryside, the clear water and reflections of the mountains and the wonderful views of the snow-topped peaks. Looking forward to your cycling holiday through Salzkammergut, allow your first evening to come to a pleasant close in the hotel.

Day 2: Lake Wolfgang – Mondsee, approx. 30 km

The first few kilometres to the Mozart village of St. Gilgen are taken at a leisurely pace. "Mozart village" because it has close connections with the family of the famous composer. However, Mozart never actually spent time here! Leave Wolfgangsee, passing the romantic Krottensee lake, to finally arrive at the southern banks of Mondsee lake. In the village of the same name, you can visit the collegiate church and castle

Day 3: Mondsee – Traunsee, approx. 60 – 80 km

Always following the banks of Mondsee lake, your cycling holiday through Salzkammergut takes you to Attersee lake. How about a break and a swim in the clear water of Austria's biggest lake? Refreshed, you now cycle along the northern bank and then on through the woods and forest in Aurachtal valley to Traunsee lake. Castle Ort, in Gmunden, is well known as it has been used as a backdrop in films. It's worth a visit. Enjoy the summer air as even the Romans did here.

Day 4: Traunsee – Bad Aussee, approx. 30 km + train trip

From Ebensee lake, you cycle along level paths alongside Traun lake to Bad Ischl. After a short tour of this historic town, take the train to the "inner" Salzkammergut region, to Bad Aussee. Here, you can decide if you want to do a short cycle ride to Altausee Lake, or if you prefer to walk round the lake, set amidst this lovely mountain landscape.

Day 5: Circular tour from Bad Aussee, approx. 30 km

On your cycling holiday through Salzkammergut, today, you pedal to Grundlsee lake, which is known by locals as the "Steirisches Meer" (the sea!) - and then on to Toplitzsee lake. Both lakes have something in common: beautiful mountain backdrops and crystal clear water. Go on a tour on one of the romantic boats before you cycle back to Bad Aussee to spend another night there.

Day 6: Bad Aussee – Bad Ischl, approx. 40 km

You set off from one of the world's most beautiful lakeside towns, as Hallstadt was titled by Alexander von Humboldt. If you're not afraid of heights, the route up to the 360 metre high viewing platform is perfect for breath-taking views from the top. In Bad Ischl, you should make sure you do a guided tour of the Kaiservilla. Next, treat yourself to a slice of Guglhupf in Café Zauner, as Franz Josef I of Austrian and Sissi used to do, too.

Day 7: Bad Ischl – Lake Wolfgang, approx. 35 km

Following the Ischl Ache you pedal back to Lake Wolfgang. Use the remaining time to go on the steepest steam rack and pinion railway in Austria up the 1,783 metre high Schafberg mountain. In clear weather, you have unforgettable panoramic views of the glittering lakes in Salzkammergut and can even trace back your cycle route through Salzkammergut.

Day 8: Individual departure or extended stay

Sadly, your eventful cycling holiday through Salzklammergut comes to an end today. We would be happy to book you an additional night in St. Wolfgang if you request.