Salzburg and the land of lakes

Cycling Austria by bike in Salzkammergut


Salzburg imperial city
Salzkammergut, 76 lakes, UNESCO World Heritage Region
Northern pre-Alps
The many bike paths

Cycling in Austria between lake and mountain in the Salzburg region.

Nature and culture

It is in the city of Mozart that this stay begins. Salzburg, which means “salt castle”, is a charming town, on the German border and at the foot of the Alps. Its size makes it an ideal starting point to discover Austrian culture in this stay. The historic section, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a testament to a thriving economy and today allows you to walk in beautiful streets and between splendid facades.

Cycling, the beautiful bike paths, your stay takes you to tour the wonderful alpine lakes in a relaxing and imposing nature. In this region of the “Trumer-Seen-Land”, cycling is king. This tour allows you to fully enjoy the views of the mountains that surround you.

Around the lakes and along the Salzach River, the route is totally flat. The vast majority of the course is on bike path. A few kilometers of connections to change valleys take you back on shared roads and require some effort to cross the valleys. Despite rare steep slopes, the course is accessible and offers some of the most beautiful landscapes that Austria and the Alps have to offer. This wild but peaceful nature offers a very pleasant active rest for your holidays. The air and the atmosphere of the mountain awaken the senses!

The program proposed in 9 days is also possible in 7 or 8 days.

Carte itinéraire à vélo Salzbourg et le pays des lacs
Niveau FitFit
Day 1


Arrive on your own in Salzburg. Check in in your hotel. Meet with the local representative of our agency for a last briefing. First walk in Salzburg

Meeting with our local guide

Before your first ride, we invite you to meet one of our guides, at your place of departure. A time of exchange, a privileged moment to give you our last practical tips, must-see places and experiences, to answer all your questions, take care of your bike fitting to begin your trip.

Day 2

From SALZBOURG to DORFIBM 50km 40m Niveau Forme

Today you follow the cycle path along the river Salzach to Eiferding, first crossing the village of Oberndorf, where the Christmas song “Silent Night” was composed. Then you pass two small lakes, the Höllerersee and the Holzöstersee to reach a little later Franking or Dorfibm.

Day 3

From DORFIBM to LAC DE WALLERSEE 38km 285m Niveau Forme

Your day takes you to the edges of the three “Trumer Seen” (Obertrumer See, Mattsee, Grabensee) and then to the banks of the Wallersee.

Day 4

From LAC DE WALLERSEE to LAC DE MONDSEE 35km 275m Niveau Forme

Today, your itinerary continues by the Egelseen Nature Reserve and the idyllic Lake Irrsee. You spend the night at the edge of the Mondsee.

Day 5

From LAC DE MONDSEE to TRAUNKIRCHEN 68km 430m Niveau Forme

In July and August, the day begins with the crossing of Lake Attersee by boat. Outside of this season, you go around this same lake, lengthening the stage by 15km. If the distance seems too much, there is a train to link the arrival along the way (easy to take with the bikes).After Lake Attersee, you follow the Aurachtal Valley to reach the Traunsee. Continue to Gmunden where you visit the castle and the old town, then continue along the lake to Altmunster (bike museum) and Traunkirchen.

Day 6

From TRAUNKIRCHEN to BAD GOISERN 35km Niveau Forme

From the shores of the Traunsee, you take the train with your bikes to Obertraun. You follow the shores of Lake Hallstatt to the city of the same name, which boasts of being the most beautiful lake village in the world. After the visit, you follow the lake bike path, to arrive at your stage.

Day 7

From BAD GOISERN to LAC DE WOLFGANGSEE 30km 230m Niveau Forme

The small town of Bad Ischl, dear to the heart of Empress Sissi, is on your itinerary today. You visit the park, the imperial villa and the tea house that the empress built. Your bike path follows the course of the Ischl river that flows into the Wolfgangsee lake at Strobl. Following the banks you arrive at Wolfgangsee, you can refresh yourself on the terrace of the famous Auberge du Cheval Blanc!

Day 8

From LAC DE WOLFGANGSEE to SALZBOURG 55km 1180m Niveau Forme

By following the bike path you will reach St. Gilgen, the village where Mozart’s family is from. You drive along the lake Hintersee and go through the gorges of the Strubklamm. Shortly before reaching Salzburg, you have the opportunity to visit Hellbrunn Castle. End of your ramble in Salzburg.

Day 9


End of stay after breakfast. We recommend extending your stay by one day if you can to enjoy enjoying the unique atmosphere of the old town of Salzburg and visit the fortress Hohensalzburg.

Essential Range

You want to enjoy your itinerary without anything fancy. Our ”essential” range offers a simple accommodation for a good night’s rest in a simple hotel, guesthouse, rest house or hostel.

Starting from 1170€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices

Comfort Range

Our quality standard at Abicyclette. This type of accommodation includes 2 and 3 stars hotels. Depending on the itinerary, you might spend some nights in approved guesthouses. You enjoy a double bedroom with private bathroom and toilet and adapted welcome for you and your bikes.

Starting from 1370€/participant in Self Guided option | See detailed prices

Privilege Range

Opt for total comfort in charming 3 and 4 star hotels which offer all the services you need and a special welcome for you and your bikes.

Quote on request | Contact us

Price includes

  • Accommodation: 8 nights in a Double room
  • 8 breakfasts
  • Luggage transfer
  • Phone assistance 24/7
  • Application fee
  • Taxes
  • Full Documents of Travelling ( maps, a detailed descriptive day by day, informations on Cultureand visits, importants phone numbers…)
  • In July/august : A Transfert by boat ( in Attersee)
  • A transfert by Train Traunsee-Hallstätter See
  • Additional services included:
    • Day 1 : A greeting with our team at the beginning of the trip to do a bikefitting and receive your travel documents.
  • Price does not include

    • bike rental (see option)
    • Breakfast on day 1
    • Lunches
    • Dinners not included in "Price includes"
    • Drinks, visits & other personal expenses

    A “homemade” tour by a local partner, specialist in Austria:
    • Routes picked with the Abicyclette Voyages team for their tourist & cycling interests, completely identified, removed from trafic
    • Accommodation chosen for the quality of their welcome, atmosphere, services and gastronomy
    • A great flexibility of organization which adapts to your needs and desires: you leave on the date of your choice! We check the availability of accommodation to ensure your departure.

    Assistance close at hand :
    • A personalized reception on the first day of your trip by a local guide that will provide you travel documents (reception in English or German , documents and presentation film in French to be sure everything is understood)
    • Phone assistance, you can reach the Abicyclette team whenever you need
    • Local telephone assistance from 8h t 20h
    • Luggage transfer service

    Simple route tracking:
    • A logbook to find all useful addresses and tourist information, maps and a description of the circuit km by km.
    • A route marked by our local team


    And also:
    • Confortable bike rental, ideal for this route on the banks of the Danube.
    • The option to subscribe to a cancellation & multi-risk insurance covering you in case of problems or the unexpected

    We offer a high-end bike rental service. Our bikes are suited for road and gravel road long-distance cycling. Fully equipped and highly reliable, they are faithful travel companions.


    With an autonomy of almost 120km and a maximum speed of 25km/h, cycling has never been so easy!

    Supplied equipment per bike

    • Saddle bag (waterproof)
    • Handlebar bag (waterproof)
    • 1 repair kit (patches, tube, tire lever)
    • Pump
    • Combination lock

    Helmet not provided for our trips in Austria.

    Touring bike classic

    Supplied equipment per bike

    • Saddle bag (waterproof)
    • Handlebar bag (waterproof)
    • 1 repair kit (patches, tube, tire lever)
    • Pump
    • Combination lock

    Helmet not provided for our trips in Austria.

    vélo location Autriche avec sacoches

    Trekking bike +

    Supplied equipment per bike

    • Saddle bag (waterproof)
    • Handlebar bag (waterproof)
    • 1 repair kit (patches, tube, tire lever)
    • Pump
    • Combination lock

    Helmet not provided for our trips in Austria.

    Getting here

    Departure city : SALZBOURG

    Coming by car

    • at 9h from PARIS
    • at 14h from BORDEAUX
    • at 9h from LYON

    Coming by train

    • Salzbourg train station - 9h from Paris

    Coming by plane

    • Salzbourg airport

    Arrival city : SALZBOURG

    Coming by car

    • at 9h from PARIS
    • at 14h from BORDEAUX
    • at 9h from LYON

    Coming by train

    • Salzbourg train station - 9h from Paris

    Coming by plane

    • Salzbourg airport

    *Parking: Since many of our clients travel by train or plane, we do not include parking in our packages. In addition, many accommodations don’t have the capacity to park a vehicle for the duration of your cycling vacation. So if you’re planning to arrive by car, we suggest you check parking options when you make your reservation. If you reserve a parking space at the first or last accommodation of your stay, you must pay the accommodation provider on site.

    * Abicyclette Voyages accompanies you on demand, including transportation solutions.

    Recommended equipment


    • Hybrid Bike or Touring Bike or Gravel Bike
    • 18 to 30-speed transmission
    • 26- to 29-inch wheels
    • Tires: 35 to 42 section, reinforced against punctures
    • Disc brakes recommended
    • 2 bottle cages
    • Bell
    • Front and rear lighting

    Clothing and equipment

    • Helmet (supplied with bike rental unless otherwise specified locally)
    • 1 bike mount for smartphone to use the mobile route planner application
    • Suitable cycling clothing:
      • bib, shorts or tights: elastic and breathable, to facilitate movement and wick away perspiration
      • Breathable T-shirts, synthetic or merino wool
      • Breathable windbreaker
    • Thermal or fleece jacket
    • Waterproof jacket
    • 1 pair of sunglasses
    • 1 pair of cycling shoes
    • 1 backpack or 1 or 2 carrier bags
    • 1 or 2 water bottles (supplied with bike rental in France)
    • 1 lock (supplied with bike rental)
    • Technical details, recommended by the team for optimum comfort:
      • 1 pair of gloves or mittens, depending on season and destination
      • Padded bib (chamois)
      • High-visibility vest or fluorescent belt
      • Neck warmer and cap

    Bike maintenance

    • Emergency repair kit: 2 or 3 inner tubes, patches, pump, tire levers, multi-tools
    • Maintenance kit: rag, oil, brake pads


    • A suitcase for your belongings carried in the vehicle (limited to one per person)
    • Street clothes
    • 1 pair of evening shoes
    • Fleece jacket for the evening
    • Toiletry bag
    • Telephone and charger

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