This cycling holiday in Austria offered by Hooked on Cycling will take you by bike from Salzburg to Vienna through some lovely countryside. This bike vacation is nature and culture at its best. You will start your cycle tour in the home-town of Mozart, Salzburg and cycle through the famous Salzkammergut region with its blue lakes and untouched nature. You will bike, always with high mountains in view but always in the valleys of the great rivers and lakes. Continuing your tour, you will reach the Danube valley with romantic castles, cosy villages, vineyards and a well-prepared bike path along the majestic river, the river Danube cycleway. The unforgettable ending of your tour is the Austrian capital, Vienna, with its countless sights to visit. This tour mostly flat but with some hilly stretches in the Salzkammergut, completely flat in the Danube Valley.
You will cycle on quiet bike paths and small rural roads alongside the riverbeds of Salzach, Inn and Danube. There are a few sections on rough bike tracks.
It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Cycling that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.
Arrival to Salzburg. Use the extra time for a walk through the picturesque old part of this fascinating town, maybe visit Mozarts house! If you have time maybe also visit the Schloss Mirabell and the castle.
After leaving Salzburg you shall shortly reach Oberndorf. After the visiting the ‘Silent Night’ chapel in Oberndorf, you will cycle through extensive forests to Tittmoning. From here the Nature Adventure Trail ‘Unterer Inn’ runs until Burghausen. Here you can visit the stunning old town and the biggest castle site in central Europe, indeed it is the longest castle complex in the world! It was first constructed in 1025.
Today you continue along the river Inn which follows the German/Austrian border to the Gothic town of Braunau. This area is well known locally for its numerable bird colonies. The path then continues to Obernberg. A little further you reach Reichersberg where it is worthwhile to visit the Monastery. Just like a string of pearls the small towns along the river Inn appear and without question, one of them is the Baroque town of Schärding with its famous colourful row of houses on the main square called the ‘Silberzeile’. This is now your overnight stop.
You continue to cycle along the river Inn until the town of Passau where 3 rivers meet, indeed this is where you continue the cycle tour along the famous River Danube. We highly recommend a tour around town including a visit to the dome with its biggest church organ in the world. Now you cycle along the Danube via Obernzell and Engelhartszell. Engelhartszell is known for having the only Austrian Trappist monastery. You then continue through the nature reserve Donauleiten until you get to the Schlögener Schlinge.
The well-known ‘Donauschlinge’ is one of many highlights on this particular cycle tour. Aschach, Ottensheim and Wilhering, three small towns along the Danube, pave the way for your grand arrival into Linz, the region’s capital. In the old historic part of town, countless cafes and inns invite you to take a well-deserved break. Finally, you cycle to Enns, the oldest town in Austria. Enns has a lovely town square with a tower and museum.
Today you cycle along the Danube into the pretty little Baroque town of Grein with is theatre, maritime museum and castle. Now via the once feared Strudengau into Austria’s wine region and onto Marbach, Maria Taferl is home of a pilgrimage church located impressively high above the Danube.
Today you continue along the Danube cycleway towards Melk. In Melk visit the stunning monastery. In the Wachau, Austria’s wine region you shall pass through many small romantic towns like Weißenkirchen, Dürnstein and Krems, all will enchant you. Now from Krems, you take the train to Austria’s capital, Vienna, with its countless sights and interesting places to see.
Depart after breakfast.
By plane direct to Salzburg or plane to Munich or Vienna and then train to Salzburg.
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