CYCLING THROUGH THE "SALT-ESTATES"
Remember the opening scenes of The Sound of Music? Castles reflected in water, mountains veiled by a scattering of clouds, flower-strewn valleys dotted with cool blue lakes – those scenes were filmed right here, in Austria's fabled Salzkammergut region!
The Lake District is Austria as its most picturesque. On this roundtrip from the Mozart-Town of Salzburg you will follow paved bicycle paths or lightly traveled public roads along the region's countless glittering lakes and along its rugged, steep mountain ranges. And besides its pastoral perfection, the region has a long cultural history to offer: salt was once the "white gold" of the Salzkammergut (literally "The Salt Estates") and the mines that made it famous now provide an interesting journey back in time to the settlers of the Iron Age Hallstatt culture, and to the Celts and Romans.DAY 1 - SALZBURG ARRIVALDAY 2 - INTO THE LAKE DISTRICTDAY 3 - SEA CASTLEMondsee - Traunkirchen, ca. 50km/70km
Your next destination will be Lake Attersee, the largest lake of the region with a beautiful, deep-green color. On your way you visit the pottery town of Gmunden with its famous Sea Castle. From here, it's only a few kilometers to Traunkirchen, where you spend the night.DAY 4 - THE BEAUTY OF HALLSTATTDAY 5 - LAKE WOLFGANGDAY 6 - A DAY OFFDAY 7 - BACK TO SALZBURGDAY 8 - EXTENSION OR DEPARTUREDeparture or an extra Night in Salzburg.
Or what about a sidetrip to Munich, or Vienna?
You have the choice!
Per Person (Shared Double Room) 1.450 EUR Single Room Supplement 480 EUR
Accommodation: 7 Nights in 4 Star-Hotels with Breakfast Luggage Transfer Boat Ride on Lake Attersee for Arrivals between 01.07. and 31.08.
* Guests arriving before July/after August have to ride around the Lake by Bike
Bike Transfer into the Tiefbrunnau 1 x Zaunerstollen and a Coffee p.p. in the famous Cafe Zauner/Bad Ischl Detailed Travel-Documents Telephone Briefing and 7-Days-Service Hotline GPS-Tracks on Request
NOT INCLUDED (Services not mentioned above, i.e.)
Journey to / from Start and End Point Food and Drinks Entrance Fees Travel Insurance Transfers Personal Expenses and Tips
Airport Transfer (Hotel Salzburg) incl. Bicycle / One Way 30 EUR Rental Bike (incl. Insurance):
7-Gear with Backpedal-Brake (Unisex/Gents)
21-Gear Freewheel (Unisex/Gents)
90 EUR Rental Electric Bike 210 EUR Extra Night in Salzburg (Shared Double, p.p.) 180 EUR Extra Night in Salzburg (Single Room) 260 EUR
Tour Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Travel Period: TBA
Minimum Number of Participants: 2
Total Distance: 230km
Daily Cycling: 40km – 50km/70km
Highlights: Lake Scenery of the Salzkammergut, Hallstatt, Festival-Town Salzburg