The region near Salzburg where the famous 1960’s musical The Sound of Music was filmed, is known as the “Salzkammergut” – and is one of the most charming regions in Austria: blue lakes, high mountains, green meadows and forests – a storybook landscape. The gentle, hilly landscape of Salzburg’s alpine foothills has a charm all of its own. You will cycle through meadows and moorlands to Oberndorf – the place associated with the Christmas carol “Silent Night”.
The lakes Mondsee, Attersee, Traunsee and Wolfgangsee are the most well known lakes in this region. Not to forget the ancient emperor’s residence in Bad Ischl, and the “World Heritage” music and festival town of Salzburg.
Information on the tour and bike fitting.
Today, you will cycle along the Salzach to Oberndorf (birthplace of the Christmas carol “Silent Night”), Arnsdorf (the “Silent Night” Museum), Michaelbeuern (abbey), and further on into the Trumer Seen lakes country (Lake Obertrumer See, Lake Mattsee, Lake Grabensee) and partly also to Lake Wallersee. A shorter, direct version is also possible!
On the third day, the tour will take you through the nature reserve of the Egelseen lakes to Schleedorf. Later, you will continue to the idyllic Lake Irrsee. Overnight stay in Mondsee (castle, smokehouse).
The day begins with a boat trip to Weyregg (for arrivals between 01.07. and 31.08.), in season 1 and 2 you cycle along lake Attersee. Afterwards, you will cycle through the Aurachtal valley to Lake Traunsee with Gmunden (castle Orth, ceramics factory), Altmünster (bicycle museum), and Traunkirchen (“Fishermen’s Pulpit”).
By train you will go from Lake Traunsee up to Obertraun at Lake Hallstättersee (Dachstein mountainous ice caves). Later, you will continue along the lake to Hallstatt (“the loveliest lakeside location in the world”, the oldest salt mine). Your today’s destination is Bad Goisern or one of the neighbouring towns.
Via Bad Ischl (Emperor’s Park, Emperor’s Villa, Empress Sissi’s Teahouse) you will cycle along the Ischler Ache river to Lake Wolfgangsee: You will cycle through places such as St. Wolfgang (White Horse Inn, parish church, cog railway on to the Schafberg), Strobl, Lake Abersee (Zinkenbachklamm gorge) and St. Gilgen – the Mozart village on Lake Wolfgangsee.
On the seventh day, you will follow the cycle route to St. Gilgen (“Mozart Village”), the short hiking trail into the Tiefbrunnau, past the Hintersee lake, and the Strubklamm gorge into the Wiestal valley (dam); You will come through the Glasenbachklamm into the Salzachtal valley. Shortly before reaching Salzburg, it is worth visiting the castle Schloss Hellbrunn (park, zoo, water games). Your destination is the festival and Mozart city of Salzburg with its numerous attractions (fortress, old town).
Mostly on flat cycle paths, field paths, or quiet back roads however the terrain is reasonably hilly between the river and lakeside sections, with some longer uphill stretches. A good level of fitness is required.
We suggest flying directly into Salzburg. We can also supply rail transfers from Vienna or Munich Airports to Salzburg for approx. $75.00.
SCHEDULE & PRICE
Departure Dates 2018: Daily from April 21 to October 6
Season 1: April 21 to May 11; September 29 to October 6
Season 2: May 12 to June 22; September 1 to 28
Season 3: June 23 to August 31
|Price per person: Season 1||CAD||$1185|
|Season 2 surcharge||$75|
|Season 3 surcharge||$160|
|Upgrade to superior 3 and 4 star hotels||$220|
|Optional Electro bike||$170|
Single hotel, 6 night & 8 night options also possible. Please enquire
This tour includes:
Telephone: 705-949-1710 or 888-297-4786
Station Mall, 293 Bay St., Sault Ste Marie, P6A 1X3
Monday to Friday: 9.30 am. to 5.30 pm.
Saturday: by appointment