Salzburg to Vienna
This self-guided tour Starts at Mozart’s hometown of Salzburg and finishes in the beautiful City of Vienna. Cycle through Vienna’s wine region, visit Oberndorf, home of the Silent Night carol, and see the impressive castle of Burghausen.
The path takes you through extensive forests, pretty Baroque towns and past churches, castles and monasteries. This is the perfect tour to combine relaxed cycling with delicious food, wine and a host of cultural attractions.
From £995.00 P/P
Arrive at the city of Mozart filled with cultural treasures. Take a relaxing stroll through the old part of town and visit the house where Mozart was born, the cathedral, Mirabell Palace, the castle and the fortress Hohensalzburg, … welcome briefing and bike fitting.
After 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. The stunning old part of town and the biggest castle site in Middle Europe are the most prominent features in this most memorable town.
After the Gothic town of Braunau and numerable bird colonies the path leads to Obernberg. Take a close look and visit the Monastery in Reichersberg. 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’.
Along the Inn into the town of Passau where 3 rivers meet. We highly recommend a tour around town including a visit to the dome (biggest church organ in the world). Along the Danube via Obernzell and Engelhartszell (the only Austrian Trappist monastery) and then through the nature reserve Donauleiten until you get to the ‚Schlögener Schlinge’. Ferry transfer to hotel. (on your own)
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 the grand arrival in Linz, the county 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 (town square with tower, museum Lauriacum).
Follow the Danube into the pretty little Baroque town of Grein (theater, maritime museum, Grein castle). Via the once feared Strudengau into Austria’s wine region to Marbach or Maria Taferl, home of a pilgrimage church located impressively high above the Danube.
After the stunning monastery of Melk, small romantic towns in the wonderful vine region ‚Wachau’ like Weißenkirchen, Dürnstein and Krems will enchant you. Take the train to Austria’s capital, Vienna, with its countless sights and interesting places to see.
You very much prefer to cycle along the flat. well-established cycle paths, which have lots of good places to stop on, simply bring a smile to your face. You don’t actually get your bike out the garage much at home, but you have the urge to give cycling holiday a go!
Mostly, you will find yourself on slightly hilly terrain with a few short climbs in the vineyards. The majority of the route will be cycled on bike paths, the rest on field and forest paths, country lanes, and minor roads with little traffic. Only a few very short sections run on roads with more traffic.
Total distance cycled: 375 km
Route Map (For guidance only):
Routes maybe subject to change or alteration. All route notes, maps and day-by-day information will be given to you upon arrival at the first hotel or at the welcome meeting. GPS/GPX Files are available for most our the cycling holidays we offer. Please ask us for details.
The Salzburg to Vienna cycling holiday includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and local support if required.
Included Services (Subject to confirmation)
- Accommodation in your selected category
- Standard Bike Hire
- Breakfast buffet
- If half board is booked: every day a 3 course meal (Vienna incl. breakfast)
- Luggage transfer between the hotels
- Developed route
- Detailed travel documents (route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
- Welcome briefing
- Donaucard in Upper Austria
- Train journey from Krems to Vienna, incl. your bike
- GPS-data is available
- Rental bike insurance
- Service hotline
- Flights to/from the start and finish
- Evening meals (unless stated)
- Local daily taxes (Payable at the hotel)
- Water Bottles
- Travel Insurance
- Bike Insurance (unless stated)
- Welcome Meetings (unless stated)
- Transfers (unless included)
- Rental Bike Available.
We have put a calendar of events together that will provide you with some inspiration of what you can expect on your holiday, and when the best time to jet off is. Now’s your chance to travel further than you can by foot and be part of a memorable and exciting two-wheel journey with us.