- Detailed Route Notes
- Tour is exclusive to your group
- Information on the Villages/Towns/Cities and surrounding area
- Bike Hire included (Supplement for Electric Bike)
- Helmet and Bike bag
- Multi fit SIM card (Austria calls – Not Australian) – includes data.
- Luggage transfers
- Transportation from Major City Transport Hub
- Any scheduled transfers as per Trip Notes (Ferry)
- Emergency support
What’s not included:
- Lunch and Dinner
- Any entrance/park fees (A discount card will be provided for some attractions)
- Travel Insurance
- Personal expenses along the way
- Train tickets as they can not be purchased prior (NOTE – You must validate your train ticket)
- Unscheduled transfers required during the trip
Cost for 2018
5 days / 4 nights
– $1075 AUD Per/Person
– Electric Bike supplement $75AUD
Tour dates run from May 14th to September 30th 2018.
No need for a backpack as your bike will have a carry bag to carry all essentials such as water and sunscreen for the day, as all of your large baggage will be transported for you each day when moving accommodation.
This beautiful ride sits within the famous Salzkammergut region only a short distance from Salzburg. A spectacular region of alpine and subalpine lakes, picturesque valleys and steep mountains. The region offers isolated areas to swim or just sit at one of the lakes shores or along the riding paths that we have put together for you and your group. The soaring mountains in every direction provide diversity in our rides as well as fantastic views of this magnificent region. The villages and surrounds of Mondsee and St Gilgen all played their part in the scenery or backdrop of the Sound of Music, testament to the beauty of this area.
Day 1 – We suggest that you arrive at Bad Ischl the previous day allowing time to enjoy this lovely village that was once the summer residence of emperors. Alternatively, an early morning bus from Salzburg train station will provide you time to drop off your luggage and pick up you bike for the ride to Hallstatt. Hallstatt is one of the more famous villages in the area not only due to its historical significance (i.e the iron age and salt mines) but it is quoted as being the most picturesque village in the world. Google it and you will see why (24km)
Day 2 – Todays ride takes us back along Hallstaetter See (Lake Hallstatt) as we continue to circumnavigate this beautiful lake. A view filled ride to Wolfgangsee (Lake Wolfgang) and we stay in the beautiful village of St Wolfgang, which sits midway along the lake. Plenty of time to explore this quant Austrian village which is famous throughout Europe for its White Horse Inn (Weisses Rossl) owned by the same family since 1712 and the subject of an operetta. A walk around the town’s pleasant streetscape reveals the charm of the Late Gothic Pilgrimage Church of St. Wolfgang. (35Km)
Day 3 – St Gilgen is only a short ride from St Wolfgang but you have the time in the morning to take the leisurely trip up to Schafberg Mountain on the steepest cog train in the world which has been running since 1893. The Steam driven train and the views are well worth the effort. Take a look at the view atop the mountain. – See the 360o camera view here
Now a short ferry and bike ride to St Gilgen or a slightly longer ride around the lake via Strobl leaving time to swim in the lake, lay in the sun or just wonder around this beautiful quaint Austrian village. You can also take the Zwolferhorn (1,522 metres high) cable car and enjoy the most wonderful views of this beautiful region. You will quickly see why this region and many parts of St Gilgen were used in the filming of The Sound of Music. Worth noting – Mozart’s Mother, Anne Maria, was born here. (17Km via Strobl)
Day 4 – The beautiful little village of Mondsee is your destination today. The famous Cathedral was part of the wedding scene between Maria and the Baron in The Sound of Music. Mondsee is also the best place to sit and enjoy some of the best apple strudel you will ever taste. (16Km)
Day 5 – Still some time to enjoy Mondsee before making your own way back to Salzburg. Although Salzburg is one of the larger towns in the area the historical centre provides plenty of wondering time. Visit Mozart’s house or catch the funicular to the famous Hohensalzburg Fortress, which looks over Salzburg and provides the world-famous Salzburg silhouette, dating back to the 11th century.