Mozart Cycling Holiday

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  • Category

    Cycle Touring
    Self Guided
  • Grade

    Leisurely to Moderate
  • Duration/s

    7 nights
  • Start / Finish

    Salzburg / Salzburg
  • Distance

    209 miles/337 kms
  • Themes

    EbikeRivers and Lakes
  • Accommodation

  • Tour code

Price From £579


The Mozart cycling holiday traces a gentle circle through Austria and southern Bavaria passing through towns, villages and landmarks that featured in the life of the great composer. This  relaxing scenic cycling holiday from Mozart’s hometown of Salzburg leads you through the alpine scenery of Salzkammergut, Chiemgau and Tyrol.

The rivers Inn, Salzach and Saalach guide you for much of the route and you’ll also explore the shores of idyllic alpine lakes such as Chiemsee and Waginger See. Alpine meadows, picturesque villages and lively, historic towns characterise this hugely enjoyable cycling adventure. Highlights include riverside town of Wasserburg, the spa resort of Bad Reichenhall, Lake Chiemsee and the alpine village of Berchtesgaden.



This tour covers just over 200 miles and the terrain is varied, from flat riverside paths to some hillier sections, particularly between the Inn Valley and Salzburg. Most of the route is on car-free cycle trails and quiet back roads, with only a few short parts where you’ll encounter more traffic mainly on the way in and out of your overnight destinations.

Itinerary & Map

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Day 1: Arrive Salzburg

Salzburg - Austria II*


On arrival in Salzburg make your way to your hotel. After check-in you’re free to explore the city of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. As well as being Mozart’s birthplace, Salzburg has plenty to offer. You can’t miss the imposing Hohensalzburg Castle and Mirabell Palace, but simply sitting in a traditional café and enjoying a coffee and indulgent pastry is well recommended.

Day 2: Salzburg – Chiemsee/Traunstein, 40 miles/64 kms

Chiemsee - Bavaria

Chiemsee – Bavaria

To start your cycle tour you’ll follow the River Salzach, taking the Tauern cycle path. Pass the Oberndorf ‘silent night’ chapel and picturesque Laufen to cross into Germany and Lake Waginger See in Upper Bavaria. Then ride via Nussdorf to Lake Chiemsee, one of the most beautiful lakes in all Europe and your overnight destination.

Day 3: Chiemsee/Traunstein – Wasserburg, 40 miles/65 kms

Wasserburg - Bavaris - Germany*


Strike out from Chiemsee to cycle to Seeon, where Mozart often visited and composed from. You’ll then loop back to the lake and continue to the charming towns of Amerang and Breitbrunn as you approach Breitbrunn, another town with many connections to the legendary composer. Spend the night in Wasserburg, a medieval town whose old centre is set on a peninsula formed by a meandering bend of the River Inn.

Day 4: Wasserburg – Kufstein, 42 miles/67 kms

View of Kufstein and its castle


You’ll be following the River Inn all day as you cross back into Austria. Take a break in the Tyrolean town of Rosenheim before cycling onwards to stay overnight in Kufstein, the ‘Tyrolean pearl’, an attractive mountain settlement dominated by its fortress, which stands watch over the streets of its pretty old town.

Day 5: Kufstein – Kirchdorf/St Johann in Tyrol, 28 miles/45 kms



From Kufstein you’ll start your day by riding along the banks of the river Inn before entering the rolling terrain of the Tyrolean Kaiserwinkl. Passing through Ebbs and the village of Walchsee you’ll continue through the unforgettable mountain scenery of the Tyrol to the lovely town of St Johann, where you’ll spend the night.


Day 6: Kirchdorf/St Johann in Tyrol – Bad Reichenhall, 30 miles/48 kms

Leisurely Cycling Holidays in EuropeToday you’ll ride to the ski resort of Waidring and market town of Lofer on the River Saalach, two more destinations with Mozart connections. From Lofer you’ll then pick up the cycle path running alongside the Saalach to make your way to the historic spa resort of Bad Reichenhall, yet another spot where Mozart stayed on his extensive travels.

Day 7: Bad Reichenhall – Berchtesgaden – Salzburg 39 miles/48 kms

Berchtesgaden - Germany


Your last cycling day takes you through Berchtesgaden, a spa town where you might like to relax and unwind before cycling on to the wonderful city of Salzburg. On arrival perhaps consider a visit to the Hellbrunn Palace just to the south of the city and marvel at the wondrous trick fountains or maybe take the ‘Sound of Music’ tour.

Day 8: Salzburg

After breakfast its time to check-out and head for home or your next adventure

Dates & Prices

2019 Arrival Dates
Arrivals daily from 04 May to 06 October

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2019 Prices
Per person
04 May
10 May
11 May
31 May
01 Jun
01 Sep
02 Sep
06 Oct
Superior category
Double/twin £579 £608 £638 £608              
Single £756 £785 £814 £785              

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Deposit per person £150

Price Includes

7 nights accommodation. See practical information
7 x Breakfast
Luggage transfer
Maps & route information
Local assistance

Price Excludes

Flights and transfers
Bike hire & helmet (see supplements)
Tourist tax (approximately €2pppn, payable locally)


Half board (£152)
Extra night Salzburg, double/twin, superior (£67)
Extra night Salzburg, single, superior (£96)
Extra night Salzburg, double/twin, between 13 July - 02 Sept, superior (£83)
Extra night Salzburg, single, between 13 July - 02 Sept, superior (£120)
Bike with pannier & lock. See practical information (£77)
Electric bike with pannier & lock (£180)
Helmet (£16)

Practical Information


Nuvinci hub geared bike

The Nuvinci hub geared bike

The bikes provided on this tour are modern hub gear unisex bikes with a comfortable saddle and upright riding position.

The bikes also come equipped with rear panniers, lock, pump and odometer. Per room one handlebar bag and one repair kit. Additional handlebar bags or a map-holder are available on request at the time of booking.

Electric bikes (also with hub gear) are also available.

We suggest you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene reasons, alternatively helmets are available for rent at the time of booking.


Below you will find examples of the types of accommodation typically used on this tour. Please note that the hotels we book for you may differ slightly from those described but they will certainly be of a similar standard.

Superior: Comfortable hotels, guesthouses and inns.

Salzburg: Hotel Post/Villa Ceconi
Traunstein: Parkhotel 1888
Wasserburg: Huberwirt am Kellerberg
Kufstein: Felsenkeller
St. Johann in Tirol: Fischer
Bad Reichenhall: Garni DORA
Salzburg: Hotel Post/Villa Ceconi

Local taxes
Some hotels have started to charge a local/tourist tax. These taxes are not included in the sale price of the tour and must be paid directly by you at check-in or checkout at the hotels. This fee varies and is ever changing but as a guide, you may be asked to pay between €1-€4 per person per night.

Getting There

Fly to Salzburg airport and then take the regular public bus into the city. Alternatively you can also fly to Munich airport, followed by a commuter train to Munich’s main station and then an intercity to Salzburg – total journey time approx 2.5 hours.



Current rating for this cycling holiday based on 1 review 4.0
  • Date - 30/07/2018
  • Name - Kathleen Clarke
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  • Product comment - Staff helpful and information good. Liked clean website that was easy to use plus general straight forward approach of Flexitrek.
  • Flexitreks response - Sorry to hear the bike spoilt an otherwise enjoyable holiday Kathleen. This really surprised us as our local supplier has invested in brand new bikes for this season. He assures us that, had any issues been brought to his attention, he would have done his utmost to resolve the situation as he is proud of the quality of his bikes.