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Sound of Music Bike and Hike

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  • Duration: 8 Nights
  • Difficulty: Level 2
  • Tour Type: Self Guided
  • Availability: Daily May 5th to October 15th
  • Location: Lake Wolfgangsee
Tour Details

This is a fabulous bike and hike holiday in Austria.  This multi-activity vacation has a combination of some days cycling and some days walking. What could be more enjoyable than biking on the shore paths of the Salzkammergut great lakes and to let your soul ‘flow’ into a wonderfully unspoilt countryside? A tour through the Salzkammergut shows you the World Heritage site of Hallstatt, the Emperor city of Bad Ischl and wonderful blue and green lakes. Your self-guided walking tours lead you up small climbs to get a different view compared to your cycling, everything will look a little bit different at a higher altitude. Take your time to enjoy and visit the famous sights as the Hallstatt salt mine, the Dachstein ice cave or the emperor’s villa at Bad Ischl.

This is one of the most beautiful regions in Austria, and one that you should not miss. If you are looking for both cycling and walking while away on holiday, then this is the perfect multi-activity holiday for you!

Starting Location

Lake Wolfgangsee

Price Includes

  • 8 nights bed and breakfast
  • 3 star hotels/guest houses
  • Information Pack
  • Route Instructions and Maps
  • Mount Kripenstein all inclusive ticket (3 x cable car, guided tour in ice cave and mammoth cave)
  • Ferry Abersee – St Wolfgang
  • Ferry Hallstatt including bike
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Train ticket Bad Ischl to Tauplitz Including cycle
  • Bus ticket Bad Ischl to Gosausee return

Price Excludes

  • Transport before and after tour
  • Single Rooms
  • Flights
  • Other Public Transport
  • Extra Nights
  • Entrance to Attractions
  • Hybrid Bike Rental
  • E-Bike Rental
  • Train Edensee to Bad Ischl
  • GPS rental
  • Travel Insurance
Trip Info

Route Characteristics

You will follow mainly signed trails with some short climbs involved. Some of the days can be shortened by using public transport.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Hooked on Walking that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the chosen activity and for emergency evacuation and hospital care.

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Lake Wolfgangsee

Day 2Walking Abersee/St. Wolfgang – Lake Schwarzensee – Strobl – Abersee/St. Wolfgang.

First, you take a ferry to St. Wolfgang. Then you walk along the Sattel (saddle) walk to lake Schwarzensee hidden in the hills, where Madame Lore of the lake hut waits to treat you with local specialities. Then you walk down to the valley by a gorge and round to Bürglstein and onto the lake promenade in Strobl. Afterwards, you will follow the nice lakeside walking trail back to the peninsula of Abersee (or take the boat). Distance: 9.7 miles 15.5 km, 4.5 hours, 354m up/down.

Day 3Cycling Abersee/St. Wolfgang – Lake Mondsee – Lake Attersee – Attergau.

Today you will cycle beside Lake Wolfgangsee to the Mozart village of St. Gilgen. Afterwards, you will cross over the lake to Lake Mondsee where you can visit the wedding church used in the movie The Sound of Music. After your visit to the chapel, cycle beside Lake Mondsee (moon lake) towards the largest lake in the Lake District, Lake Attersee. There will be an ascent for about 2.5km or you can take the little local train for about 10 mins. Distance: 35 miles, 55km.

Day 4Cycling Attergau – Lake Attersee – Lake Traunsee – cycle or train to Bad Ischl.

The ride today is a little more undulating. You will cycle past tiny villages and many farmhouses on your tour to Lake Traunsee. Enjoy the lovely lakeside city of Gmunden with the water castle. Afterwards, follow the cycle trail beside the lake until Ebensee where you can take the train to Bad Ischl. If you like you may take the boat from Gmunden to Ebensee. 
Distance: 28 miles 45km and train to Bad Ischl or 40 miles 65km biking all the way. Overnight Bad Ischl or Lake Traunsee

Day 5Bus to Gosau – Walking around Gosau Lakes – bus to Bad Bad Ischl

Today you first take the public bus to Gosausee where you shall start your lovely walk around the three lakes. As you near the end of the valley you can stop for an Austrian lunch in a typical mountain hut. You shall be surrounded by towering peaks on this stunning hike.   Distance: 7.5 miles, 12km, 4 hours, 300m up/down

Day 6 Train to Tauplitz and Cycling Tauplitz to Hallstatt

Your cycle ride today takes you along a wide valley with mountain ranges surrounding you. You have the option to ascend a small mountain pass to Lake Grundlsee or continue along beside the river on its cycle path to Bad Ausee. The final section takes you through the Koppen valley nature reserve. Distance: 28-34 miles, 45 -55 km.

Day 7Walking in the World Heritage site of Hallstatt

Discover the world heritage site of mount Krippenstein with its famous ice cave and wonderful alpine walking trails on the plateau above. Depending on your fitness you may choose between an easy round-trip tour of 3 hours or a walk of up to 5 hours duration. In the background the view of the glacier Mount Dachstein. Overnight Hallstatt.
Distance: 3-9.3 miles, 5-15 km, 3-8 hours to walk, 250/250m – 1500/1500m up/down.

Day 8Walking in the World Heritage site of Hallstatt

Discover the world heritage site of mount Krippenstein with its famous ice cave and wonderful alpine walking trails on the plateau above. Depending on your fitness you may choose between an easy round-trip tour of 3 hours or a walk up to 5 hours duration. In the background the view of the glacier Mount Dachstein. Overnight Hallstatt.
Distance: 3-9.3 miles, 5-15 km, 3-8 hours to walk, 250/250m – 1500/1500m up/down.

Day 9Cycling Hallstatt – Bad Ischl – Lake Wolfgangsee

With the ferry, you will cross Lake Hallstatt and follow the cycle trail along the lake to Bad Goisern. Following the brine pipeline trail, you will cycle to Bad Ischl where you take the former Roman Road to Lake Wolfgangsee. Enjoy the last section along the lake with wonderful views to St. Wolfgang and the mountain. Overnight Lake Wolfgangsee.
Distance 22-28 miles, 35-45 km

Day 10Departure

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How to get there

By plane to Salzburg and then a bus to the tour start. We can fix a private transfer from Salzburg to the first hotel. Alternatively, you can fly into Munich or Vienna and take the train to the tour start.

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