Alternative: Extended tour 9 days / 8 nights Approx. distancev 183 miles ( 95 km)
Day 1: Arrival in Salzburg or at the Trumer Seen lakes
Individual arrival in Salzburg or at the Trumer Seen lakes. Welcome meeting and fitting with bikes. Free time to explore the local area.
Hotels example category A: Achat Plaza zum Hirschen
Hotel example category B: Ganslhof
Day 2: From Salzburg to Ibmer Moor
Cycle along the River Salzach to Oberndorf, the origin of the Christmas carol "Silent Night". Whilst here visit Arnsdorf, the Silent Night Museum and Michaelbeuern abbey. Head off then to Franking and Dorfibm, along the way passing the lovely Lake Höllerer and Holzöstersee.
Approx. distance 28 miles (45 km)
Hotels example category A: Seewirt
Hotels example category B: Kirchenwirt
Day 3: From Ibmer Moor to Trumer Seen lakes or Lake Wallersee
The day starts with a tour through the Ibmer Moor nature reserve to the Michaelbeuern, Benedictine abbey. You can either cycle around or over mount Haunsberg to the Trumer Seen lakes, lakes Grabensee, Mattsee, and Obertrumersee or to Lake Wallersee.
Approx. distance 28 - 34 miles (45 - 55 km)
Hotels example category A: Walkner
Hotels example category B: Mitterhof
Day 4: From Trumer Seen lakes or Lake Wallersee to Lake Mondsee
From Trumer Lake you'll travel through the Egel Lakes nature reserve to the village of Schleedorf. Continue cycling to the idylic Lake Irrsee. Overnight stay close to Lake and Mondsee castle and the Smoke House - Mondsee Open-Air Museum. The most important exhibit on display is the authentic Mondseeland farmstead and its numerous in-house exhibitions. The building itself is made of wood and comprises the living area, the stables and the barn, all under the same roof. Every room is fully-equipped with tools, things of everyday life and farm machinery providing insights into the way of life on a traditional farm. The grain was stored on the upper floor and - thanks to the missing flue - also dried by the smoke. Therefore, the original name of this Mondseeland farm type was "Rauchhaus" (Smoke House).
Approx. Distance 31 miles (50 km)
Hotel example category A: Leitnerbräu
Hotel example category B: Meingast
Day 5: From Lake Mondsee to Lake Traunsee
For arrivals between 01/07. and 31/08 there is a ferry trip to Weyregg, outside of these dates you cycle along Lake Attersee. From here, cycle through Aurachtal valley to Gmunden on Lake Traunsee. Whilst here visit Ort Castle and the ceramic factory. Head off then to Altmunster to see the bicycle museum and on to Traunkirchen where the lovely church is known for its wood-carved "Fischerkanzel", a unique golden "Fisherman's" Pulpit.
Approx. Distance 31-50 Miles (50-80km)
Hotel example category A: Post Ebensee
Hotel example category B: Hocheck
Day 6: From Lake Traunsee to Bad Goisern via Lake Hallstattersee
Set off by train from Lake Traunsee uphill to Obertraun by Lake Hallstättersee and the Dachstein Ice Caves. Cycle along the lake shore to Hallstatt, location of the oldest salt mine in the world. Hallstatt is known as "the most beautiful Lake town in the world" . Then it's on to your accommodation for the evening in Bad Goisern or one of the neighbouring towns.
Approx. Distance 12-22 miles (20-35 km )
Hotel example category A: Moserwirt
Hotel example category B: Maria Theresia
Day 7: From Bad Goisern and surrounding area to Lake Wolfgangsee.
Cycle through Bad Ischl past the Emperor’s Park, the Emperor’s Villa and Empress Sissi’s Teahouse along the Ichler Ache river . You will pass St. Wolfgang with its parish church, White Horse Inn and rack railway on to the Schafberg mountain. Then head on to Strobl, Lake Abersee, the Zinkenbachklamm gorge and the Mozart village of St Gilgen on Lake Wolfgangsee.
Approx. Distance 22 miles (35 km )
Hotel example category A: Weisser Bär
Hotel example category B: Aberseehof
Day 8: From Lake Wolfgangsee to Salzburg.
Today you will follow the cycle route to St. Gilgen, the short hiking trail into the Tiefbrunnau, past the Hintersee lake, and the Strubklamm gorge into the Wiestal valley (dam). You will go through the Glasenbachklamm into the Salzachtal valley. Just 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).
Hotel example category A: Achat Plaza zum Hirschen
Hotel example category B: Ganslhof
Approx. Distance 25-31 miles (40-50 km ) + walking tour
Day 9: Departure or extra nights