Mozart Cycle Path

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Visiting: Austria, Germany

Hotel & Bike

7 nights from £532 to £753pp
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Guiding Self-Guided i
Level Moderate i
Standard Superior i
Code AU008
Good For Multi-Country, Riverside Routes
Distance 209mi/337km
Runs May - Oct
Departs Any day
Fly to Salzburg !
Return from Salzburg !

Overview

What to expect

Find inspiration in the pine-clad mountains, tranquil lakes and elegant towns which sparked Mozart’s masterpieces as you tour the landscapes he loved. Much of the cycling is on gentle terrain but there are a few gradients through hilly landscapes along the way, which make the flowing descents that follow even more rewarding.

After leaving the spires and domes of Mozart’s beautiful birthplace of Salzburg behind, you'll cross the border into Bavaria, entering a landscape of velvet green valleys and glistening blue lakes. The pastel coloured buildings and charming streets of riverside towns make historic pit-stops on route and you can look forward to a spot of salt therapy in an alpine spa town towards the end of the tour.

  • Start and finish in Mozart’s birthplace of Salzburg
  • Velvet green hills, fragrant pines and glittering lakes
  • Pastel houses in historic villages and salt therapy in spa towns
  • Riverside rides, quiet roads and gentle climbs with rewarding descents

The Trip

Route

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Salzburg

    Overlooked by the Kapuzinerberg and Mönchsberg mountains, cut through by the rushing River Salzach and crowned by a clifftop fortress, Salzburg is an inspiring place to start your adventure and a befitting birthplace for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

  • Day 2: Salzburg - Chiemsee/Traunstein 40 miles (64 km)

    Follow the River Salzach along the Tauern bike path to reach the town of Oberndorf and visit the chapel where Silent Night was first played. Discover the castle and bridges of the town of Laufen and cross into Germany to reach Lake Waginger's warm waters and the shimmering shores of Lake Chiemsee. Overnight stay in Chiemsee area or Traunstein.

  • Day 3: Chiemsee/Traunstein - Wasserburg 41 miles (65 km)

    See the green domes of Seeon Abbey reflect in the lake it sits beside and imagine Mozart composing a masterpiece here in the 1760s. Tour through rural Bavaria along the shore of Lake Chiemsee to Breitbrunn and on to Wasserburg, where Mozart frequently stayed.

  • Day 4: Wasserburg - Kufstein 42 miles (67 km)

    Explore the medieval streets and pastel coloured buildings of Wasserburg, an island-like town almost completely surrounded by the River Inn. Spend a full day on flat terrain, cycling along river banks to cross back into Austria and reach the striking fortress city of Kufstein.

  • Day 5: Kufstein - Kirchdorf/St Johann 28 miles (45 km)

    Continue along the river to the village of Ebbs at the foot of the Zahmer Kaiser mountain chain and cycle into the hilly Kaiserwinkl Valley. Take in awe inspiring alpine landscapes as you pass typical Tyrol villages to reach the mountain resorts of Kirchdorf and St Johann.

  • Day 6: Kirchdorf/St Johann - Bad Reichenhall 30 miles (48 km)

    Cycle to Waidring and Lofer, two villages where Mozart stopped on his journeys southwards. Ride along a wild romantic trail to the spa town of Bad Reichenhall, where Mozart last visited in 1780.

  • Day 7: Bad Reichenhall - Salzburg 30 miles (48 km)

    Enjoy an easy cycle to the world famous spa town of Berchtesgaden. Ease your muscles in a thermal bath beneath the dramatic Watzmann Mountain or explore the captivating alpine landscape with a cycle to the steep rocky shores of Lake Königssee, before cycling on to Salzburg.

  • Day 8: Depart Salzburg

    Check out of your hotel after breakfast and make your way home or continue your holiday in Salzburg.

Accommodation

3 & 4* Hotels

We use a pool of 3 & 4* hotels to maximise our availability for this tour, so regardless of the time of year we do our best to secure your dates of choice. The accommodation often has a lovely local flair, with a chance to experience local life with an authentic flavour of your destination.

  • A mix of 3* and 4* hotels and inns
  • Breakfast included, half board available
  • Secure bike storage
  • Luggage transferred each day

Dates & Prices

Please click on a departure date for price options at a glance 

Price includes

  • 7 nights accommodation: in 3 & 4 star hotels and inns
  • Board basis: Bed and breakfast
  • Luggage transportation (unlimited number of pieces of luggage)
  • Maps and route information
  • Local contact number for assistance

Price excludes

  • Flights and transfers
  • Bike hire
  • Cycle helmets

Reductions (3rd & 4th bed)

  • Up to 4 years - 100% (local charges may apply for cot hire / meals)
  • 5 to 13 years - 25%
  • 14 years plus - 10%

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Bike Hire & Extras

Bike hire

Pannier, handlebar bag, repair kit, inner tube, pump and lock all included at no extra cost when you hire a bike

Mens Hybrid Bike
Bike hire
£60

Hybrid bike with 27 gears

E bike
E-bike hire
£160

Extras

You can add these when you price your trip

Board upgrade (B&B included)

Half Board
£144pp

Extra nights

Salzburg: (4* Hotel) Double room (B&B)
£65pp
Salzburg: (4* Hotel) Single room (B&B)
£93pp
Salzburg: (4* Hotel) Double room (B&B) 14.07 - 03.09
£81pp
Salzburg: (4* Hotel) Single room (B&B) 14.07 - 03.09
£119pp

How to Get There

Getting there

Fly to Salzburg or Linz

Take the train (ÖBB) from Salzburg airport to the centre or from Linz to Salzburg.

Getting back

Take the train (ÖBB) to Salzburg airport or from Salzburg to Linz.

Fly from Salzburg or Linz

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