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.
At a glance
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Check out of your hotel after breakfast and make your way home or continue your holiday in Salzburg.
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
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- 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
- Flights and transfers
- Bike hire
- Cycle helmets
- Local taxes
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%
Bike Hire & Extras
Pannier, handlebar bag, repair kit, inner tube, pump and lock all included at no extra cost when you hire a bike
Unisex free wheel touring bike, with Nuvinci stepless gearshift
You can add these when you price your trip
Board upgrade (B&B included)
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What other customers have said
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We really enjoyed the tour, the scenery was stunning, Hotels and towns we stayed in were very good. The Local organisation were very efficient and helpful, when my friend wanted to change his bike to an electric type they put a lot of effort into organising this. The only bad point was the choice of standard bike for this tour, very heavy and cumbersome, poor gears and the wrong tyres for the terrain. I think a mountain bike would have been better.Keith Bennett, UK, September 2018
We had a great adventure and Freedom Treks offer good service and great value for money.Neil Croasdell, June 2017