Cycle from the Sound of Music city of Salzburg through magical alpine valleys to breathtakingly beautiful Lake Bled in Slovenia. Offering jaw-dropping scenery all the way, this route follows idyllic cycle paths and quite roads, stopping each night in beautiful alpine towns.
If you are looking for a leisurely alpine cycle route offering a succession of great scenery and interesting towns along its route then this tour is definitely one to consider.
Stunning Lake Bled
You’ll start in the charming city of Salzburg, birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and then head south along the beautiful Salzach Valley, past the lofty Hohenwerfen Castle, one of the oldest continuously inhabited castles in Europe, to the pretty alpine town of Bishofshofen.
In the Gastein Valley you’ll visit the beautiful town of Bad Hofgastein as well as its regal neighbour Badgastein with its grand old hotels and tumbling waterfall. A short train ride will then carry you deep beneath the towering central spine of the alps to the pretty village of Mallnitz from where you’ll gently descend the peaceful and glorious Möll Valley.
After a brief sojourn into Italy you cross into Slovenia and follow a peaceful, green valley to the alpine resort of Kranjska Gora situated on the edge of the Triglav National Park with its towering granite peaks.
A final day of cycling along one of the prettiest valleys of all brings you to Lake Bled, one of the most scenic lakes in the Alps and a fitting finale to such a scenic route.
All along the route there are varied and interesting places to stop and explore, such as the largest ice cave in the world in the Salzach Valley, the deep Liechtenstein Gorge near Bishofshofen and the Mölltal Glacier near Mallnitz. There are also stunning waterfalls to stop and admire and crystal clear lakes that tempt you to stop for a swim.
For an alpine route this is relatively easy cycling. There are undulations along the way with one notable climb as you ascend the scenic Gastein valley to Badgastein on day 2.