10 Lakes & Sound of Music

St. Moritz - Innsbruck
Cycling Tour - 8 days / 7 nights

The Inn-Bicycle-Path







Enjoy the shining world of lakes in the Salzkammergut.

What could be more enjoyable than biking on the shore paths of the lakes and to let the soul "flow" in a wonderfully unspoilt countryside? Some kilometres after Salzburg, the biker is going to be spoilt with a unique landscape. The soft hill landscape of the Salzburger Voralpenland has a charm of its own. You cycle through pastures and moor lands, to the Silent-Night town, Oberndorf and to the old emperor town Bad Ischl. Yes, you cycle through a cliché world that has become true. The 10-Lake-Tour is an active way to relax experiencing nature and visiting places of interest like the Schafberg and the castle Orth.


Parking/arrival and departure

  • Salzburg, Category A: Hotel garage, about € 50 weekly, reservation not possible; limited number of free parking places
  • Salzburg, Category B: Free parking places at the hotel, reservation not possible
  • Seeham / Mattsee: Free parking place at the hotel
  • Arrival group tour in Salzburg, arrival single tour in Salzburg or at the Trumer Lakes


Route Map

Map


Route Features

On the lake shores and the banks of river Salzach the bicycle routes are flat. In-between the terrain is hilly. Depending on the route you take, one third is on cycle tracks, almost all the rest on meadow and wood paths and country lanes and on side streets with light traffic. Only a few, short sections follow streets with more traffic.

Tour Course

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Salzburg or Trumer Lakes
Welcome briefing, distribution of rental bikes and if you cycle guided: city tour through Salzburg. If you start at the Trumer Lakes you start with day 3 of the route description below, your last stage leads you from Salzburg to Trumer Lakes then. 

Day 2: Salzburg – Trumer Lakes/Lake Wallersee approx 45-55 km
You cycle long the river Salzach to Oberndorf (birthplace of “Silent Night” chapel), Arnsdorf (Silent-Night-Museum), Michaelbeuern (abbey) and on to the Trumer Lakes (Obertrumer See, Mattsee, Grabensee); sometimes to Wallersee.

Day 3: Trumer Lakes/Lake Wallersee – Lake Mondsee/Lake Attersee
approx 50-60 km

Through the nature reserve of the Egel Lakes to the village of Schleedorf (dairy) further to Lake Irrsee or past Wallersee and trough the “Finsterloch” (Dark Hole) to Lake Irrsee. Overnight stay is in Mondsee (castle) or Attersee (Unterach/Nußdorf).

Day 4: Lake Mondsee/Lake Attersee – Lake Traunsee approx 45-55 km
Journey by boat to Weyregg (watch for seasonal timetables!). Afterwards through Aurachtal (valley) to Lake Traunsee: Gmunden (castle Orth, ceramics factory), Altmünster (bike museum) and Traunkirchen (fisherman association)

Day 5: Lake Traunsee – Lake Hallstätter See – Bad Goisern/surroundings
approx 20-35 km

You go by train from Lake Traunsee upwards to Obertraun (Dachstein ice caves). Short bike tour until you reach Hallstatt (“the most beautiful lake town of the world”, oldest salt mine). Stage of this day is Bad Goisern or surroundings.
 
Day 6: Bad Goisern/surroundings – Lake Wolfgangsee approx 35 km
Through Bad Ischl (emperor’s park, emperor´s villa, Sissi’s tea house) you cycle along the Ischler Ache (creek) to Lake Wolfgangsee. St. Wolfgang (famous hotel Weißes Rößl, parish church, rack railway on the sheep mountain), Strobl, Abersee (gorge Zinkenbachklamm) or St. Gilgen, the Mozart village on the Lake Wolfgangsee is today’s destinations.

Day 7: Lake Wolfgangsee – Salzburg approx 40-50 km
Short cycle tour to St. Gilgen (“Mozartdorf”) in the morning. Hike to Tiefbrunnau (bike transport). Afterwards you cycle on a beautiful path downhill to Lake Hintersee and through the gorge Strubklamm into Wiestal (reservoir). Your tour leads you through the gorge Glasenbachklamm into the valley Salzachtal. Shortly before Salzburg a visit to Hellbrunn is worthwhile (castle, park, zoo, fountains). Destination is the pageants- and Mozart town Salzburg with its lot of places of interest. 

Day 8: Individual departure or additional nights

Prices

10 Lakes & Sound of Music
Prices From
Category A Category B
Basic price    
Surcharge single room    
Half board surcharge    
High season surcharge (Arrival 01.07.-31.08.)    
Rental bicycle    
Electro bicycle    
Category A: most of the time 4**** hotels or good 3*** hotels
Category B: chosen 3*** hotels and guesthouses

Note:
Additional nights during the tour are only possible if you book them in combination with the tour! Extra night at the start or end hotel can be booked later on too.

Additonal Night Rates
Room Type
Prices From
Salzburg Trumer Lakes
Cat. A Cat. B Cat. A Cat. B
Price per person in double room        
Single room surcharge        
Surcharge (01.07.-31.08.)        

Price Includes:

  • Personal welcome briefing
  • Accommodation in hotels and guesthouses of the chosen category
  • Breakfast buffet (Category B partly without buffet)
  • If half board booked: at least three-course dinner
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
  • Best elaborated route
  • One set of detailed travel documents (maps, route description, places of interest, telephone numbers) per booked room
  • 7-days-Service-Hotline Journey by boat on Lake Attersee within shipping season (from about 17/05 to 16/09)
  • Train journey Lake Traunsee – Lake Hallstätter See
  • Bike transport St. Gilgen – Tiefbrunnau (during your hike), possibility to go by bus instead of hiking – places available in limited number
  • E-signposting