Austrian Lakes Single Centre Cycling Holiday

On this Austrian lakes cycling holiday you will be based right in the heart of the Austrian lake district in the pretty spa town of Bad Goisern. From here you’ll enjoy daily cycle excursions into the beautiful Salzkammergut countryside, discovering picture-perfect Austrian villages and pristine lakes.

This has to be one of the best ways to experience Austria’s beautiful Salzkammergut by bike. No packing up each day, just enjoy 6 nights in a very comfortable hotel right in the centre of the Lake District. Each day your route notes will lead you on a different route, revealing stunning towns and villages on serene alpine lakes.

Hallstatt

Each day will be different but the scenery will always be stunning and by the end of the 5 rides you will have visited no less than 6 lakes including the famous Lake Wolfgangsee and the stunning Lake Hallstatt

And at the end of each day you’ll relish returning to the lovely Hotel Goiserer Mühle, where you can relax in the spa before enjoying a lovely meal in the stylish restaurant.

You’ll cover around 25 miles per day during your week in Austria and the itineraries are pretty easy going. Much of the way will be flat, alongside lakes and rivers, with just a few smaller climbs to contend with. You’ll mainly be using cycle paths and quiet side roads, with just the odd, short section on busier roads.

Austrian Lakes Single Centre Cycling Holiday

On this Austrian lakes cycling holiday you will be based right in the heart of the Austrian lake district in the pretty spa town of Bad Goisern. From here you’ll enjoy daily cycle excursions into the beautiful Salzkammergut countryside, discovering picture-perfect Austrian villages and pristine lakes.

This has to be one of the best ways to experience Austria’s beautiful Salzkammergut by bike. No packing up each day, just enjoy 6 nights in a very comfortable hotel right in the centre of the Lake District. Each day your route notes will lead you on a different route, revealing stunning towns and villages on serene alpine lakes.

Hallstatt

Each day will be different but the scenery will always be stunning and by the end of the 5 rides you will have visited no less than 6 lakes including the famous Lake Wolfgangsee and the stunning Lake Hallstatt

And at the end of each day you’ll relish returning to the lovely Hotel Goiserer Mühle, where you can relax in the spa before enjoying a lovely meal in the stylish restaurant.

You’ll cover around 25 miles per day during your week in Austria and the itineraries are pretty easy going. Much of the way will be flat, alongside lakes and rivers, with just a few smaller climbs to contend with. You’ll mainly be using cycle paths and quiet side roads, with just the odd, short section on busier roads.

Itinerary

You’ll cover around 25 miles per day during your week in Austria and the itineraries are pretty easy going. Much of the way will be flat, alongside lakes and rivers, with just a few smaller climbs to contend with. You’ll mainly be using cycle paths and quiet side roads, with just the odd unavoidable section along roads with more traffic. 


Day 1 : Arrive Bad Goisern

Arrive at the 4 star Hotel Goiserer Mühle in Bad Goisern and settle into your room. Here you will enjoy delicious gourmet meals and a wonderful wellness centre.

This 4 star hotel enjoys an idyllic location on the Mühlbach River close to the centre of the village and makes a very comfortable base for a cycling holiday.

Day 2 : Lake Traunsee
28 miles/45 kms

Take your bikes on the train to the beautiful lakeside resort of Gmunden. Here you can explore the castle and town hall tower before getting in the saddle and cycling along the River Traun to Lake Ebensee. Continue down the Traun to the old imperial city of Bad Ischl where you can admire the Imperial Park and Villa as well as Empress Sissi’s Teahouse. It’s then just a short ride back to your hotel in Bad Goisern.

Day 3 : Lake Gosausee
16 to 25 miles/25 to 40 kms

Today starts with a bus transfer to the village of Gosau from where you enjoy a scenic ride along a pleasant valley to to Lake Gosausee. Here you’re rewarded with magnificent views of the lake and snow covered peaks of the Dachstein Mountains. You then return along the valley, past Gosau, following a mountain stream as it descends to Lake Hallstättersee. From here you enjoy an easy ride beside the Traun River back to Bad Goisern.

Day 4 : Lake Wolfgangsee
34 miles/55 kms

Today you’ll start your bike ride straight from your hotel, joining the River Traun to revisit Bad Ischl. From here you can follow the waters of the Ischler Ache to Lake Wolfgangsee and make your way to St Wolfgang on the northern shores of the lake at the foot of the Schafberg. You can ascend the mountain by rack-and-pinion railway for more great views if you like. Time permitting we also recommend a visit to the famous White Horse Inn that enjoys an enviable position right on the lake shore. A short ferry ride (not included) delivers you to the opposite shore and from there the route leads you back to Bad Goisern via the serene hidden tranquility of Lake Nussensee.

Day 5 : Lake Hallstatt
22 miles/35 kms

You’ll enjoy more wonderful scenery today, heading to Lake Hallstätter See and the picture postcard lakeside town of Hallstatt. Here you can also see the world’s oldest salt mine and venture into the Dachstein ice caves. On the lake, a relaxing boat trip is a must, while the lakeside cycling is as good as it gets, with all today’s attractions just next to the cycle path.

Day 6 : Lake Altausseer See and Lake Grundlsee
22 miles/35 kms

Catch the train to Bad Aussee then choose how far to cycle. You may want to extend the day’s biking by checking out Lakes Grundlsee and Toplitzsee or instead head straight for Lake Altausseer See. From there you’ll ride to the beautiful Rettenbachtal valley, which leads you back to to Bad Ischl. You’re invited to stop at the exquisite Cafe Zauner to try a slice of Zaunerstollen (chocolate decadence) with a coffee before riding back to Bad Goisern.

Day 7 : End of trip

After breakfast it’s time to check-out and head for home or your next adventure.

Bikes

Regular bikes provided are modern alloy framed models with 21 speeds. The bikes come equipped with pannier, lock and a repair kit with pump.

The regular Plus bike offers a step up in terms of components (hydraulic Magura brakes HS 11, Shimano Deore XT) and the frame provides a more sporty riding position. High quality, suntour suspension forks ensure a comfortable ride on these bikes. The bikes come equipped with pannier, lock and a repair kit with pump.

Electric bikes are also available.

We suggest you bring your own helmet for safety and hygiene reasons. Alternatively, helmets for adults are available to buy (payable locally, €35). This must be advised at the time of booking.

Accommodation

Superior

You will spend 6 nights at the delightful Hotel Goiserer Mühle in Bad Goisern. This good quality hotel enjoys an idyllic location on the Mühlbach River close to the centre of the village and makes a very comfortable base for a cycling holiday.

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 public bus or train from Salzburg to Bad Goisern. The bus and train journey will take about 2 hrs. Alternatively, you can fly to Munich and take a train from Munich’s main station to Bad Goisern. The train jouney will take about 4 hrs.

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