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Duration
8 days
Activities
  • self guided cycle
Accommodation
  • 7 nights in 3 star hotels and local inns
Meals
  • 5 Dinners
  • 7 Breakfasts

Price

$1250USD

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Overview

Trip Code: SVC

Trip highlights


  • Cycling through Salzkammergut with its stunning lakes and mountains
  • Exploring the musical cities of Vienna and Salzburg
  • Experiencing the timelessness of the river landscape
  • The abbey at Melk
  • The romantic Wachau Valley with its superb wines

A unique cycle journey to experience the very best of Austria's sublime scenery, from the deep blue lakes of Salzkammergut, known as Austria's Lakes District, to the majestic Danube River, renowned for its vineyards, castles and historic towns. From Mozart's home town, Salzburg, the cycle route heads east to the banks of several lakes including Mondsee and Attersee. There is ample time to explore the valleys and small towns in the vicinity before continuing to the Danube and the town of Linz. Following the Danube bends past monasteries, and the UNESCO listed Wachau Valley, famous for its wines and classic scenery, the cycling ends in the magnificent city of Vienna.

Trip Grading

moderate

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Traveller Rating

 

Check into the hotel where you will receive your travel documents. The remainder of the day is free to explore the city. The attractions are numerous and you should spend some time visiting the castle, the square or enjoying a beer in one of the monastery breweries.

Meals:  Nil

The cycle begins today along an old railroad track leading to Lake Mondsee, and the foothills of Attergau and Attersee with its stunning lakeside position. The region is very popular for European holidaymakers who are drawn to the picture postcard views and lake activities including sailing the interesting hamlets.

Meals:  B,D

Another day cycling through the stunning Salzkammergut region, where expansive emerald lakes ringed by mountains and pretty villages are characteristic, and cycling, hiking and boating are the leisure activities of choice during spring, summer and autumn. The route winds its way between Attersee Lake and the northern end of Traunsee Lake. Continue to Ebensee where you catch a boat to Traunsee or continue cycling the whole way.

Meals:  B,D

Today’s cycle takes you north to Upper Austria. Leaving the Salzkammergut region behind, the route takes you via Laakirchen und Steyrermühl to Lambach, a market town on the Ager and Traun Rivers. In Lambach you take the train to Linz. The city has many sights including the Brucknerhaus, the esteemed concert hall and the Lentos Art Museum featuring an excellent array of modern art. Take a stroll through the town's pedestrian streets or along the Danube. Overnight Linz.

Meals:  B,D

The route follows the Danube with diversions to the impressive sights en route including the monastery of St Florian and Enns, the oldest town in Austria. Overnight in Grein. Grein is a baroque village with the oldest theatre in Austria.

Meals:  B,D

Passing the region of Strudengau and Nibelungengau, you reach the renowned Wachau, with its truly romantic scenery of vineyards and quaint villages. En route to Melk, you will pass several wonderful sights (abbeys, castles, ruins). Alongside the cycle path you will find the so called “Heurigen” (typical Austrian wine taverns) where you can taste wine or regional foods.

Meals:  B,D

This morning you cycle through more stunning countryside via the impressive towns of Weißenkirchen and Dürstein to Tulln. En route there will be an opportunity to visit the impressive Benedictine monastery of Göttweig. From Tulln you continue by train to metropolitan Vienna, capital of Austria. (Dinner not included.)

Meals:  B

Make sure you visit the famous sights such as the ‘Naschmarkt’ and the beautiful castle Schönbrunn. Trip concludes after breakfast or you can extend your stay in Vienna.

Meals:  B


Inclusions

  • 7 breakfasts, 5 dinners (dinner not included in Salzburg & Vienna). Continental breakfasts are served and usually consist of breads, jams, cheese, occasionally eggs and meats, coffee, tea and juices. Dinner will consist of 3 courses which include regional specialties
  • 7 nights accommodation in 3 star hotels and local inns with private facilities
  • Transfer of luggage from hotel to hotel (1 suitcase per person, max 20kg)
  • 7 or 21 speed unisex bike equipped with panniers
  • Boat (or train ride) on the Lake Traun including bike
  • Train ride Lambach to Linz including bike
  • Train ride Tulln to Vienna including bike
  • Handlebar bag per room
  • Maps, route information and tourist information per room, GPS Tracks available on request
  • Emergency hotline
  • 1 bottle of wine per room

  • Travel to and from Salzburg/Vienna
  • Dinner in Vienna, lunch and drinks throughout
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tour guide – this is a self guided cycling trip
  • Entrance fees
  • Ferries and transfers not mentioned as included
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • Helmet - these are available to purchase (pre-booking and pre-payment required)

Bike information


Grading

moderate  

This trip involves 6 days cycling between 31 and 65km / 19 and 40.5mi per day usually along paved cycle paths. The section of the route through Salzkammergut does involve some hilly stretches. Once on the Danube section the route is across generally flat terrain. In and out of the cities there will be some traffic. You need only carry your camera/rain gear and water bottle. Your luggage is transported for you between hotels / inns. The trip is graded moderate and is considered suitable for beginners and children who have a good level of fitness. A limited number of children’s bikes are available (minimum height 120cm), as are bike seats (max 18kg) and trailers (2 children, maximum 40kg), and tag-a-long bikes (minimum height is 120cm/3ft 11.3in). *For safety reasons, we insist that cycle helmets be included as a compulsory item on your equipment list.


Departure dates

Daily from 30 Apr to 23 Oct

Notes

M
Mid Season
H
High Season
DN1
High season is from 30 Apr to 23 Sep, mid season is from 9 to 29 Apr and 24 Sep to 7 Oct - supplement applies to mid and high season departures.

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Total Priceper person from

$1250USD

Options & Supplements*
  • Helmet purchaseUSD$70
  • Electric Bike SupplementUSD$130
  • Single SupplementUSD$300
  • Single Traveller SurchargeUSD$320
*Prices listed are per person

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