© Esplanade in Bad Ischl mit Baumallee, Fluss Traun im Vordergrund, markante Häuserfassaden und Kirchturm, Berge im Hintergrund
Esplanade mit markanter Häuserfassade in Bad Ischl. Im Vordergrund der Fluss Traun. Im Hintergrund sieht man den Turm der katholischen Kirche und die umliegenden Bergwelt.

Salzburg to Vienna Cycling

Bad Ischl, Oberösterreich, Österreich

April 24th - October 16th, 2024

Salzburg – Lake Mondsee – Bad Ischl – Grein – Emmersdorf – Krems – Vienna
…daily luggage transfer
…included Austria’s major UNESCO World Heritage Sites:
…Salzburg, Hallstatt-Dachstein-Salzkammergut, Wachau, Vienna
This cycle tour is brimming with cultural and historic highlights and makes for an unforgettable experience. Our tour takes you through the Mozart town Salzburg, the Salzkammergut Lake District, along the Danube through the vineyards of the Wachau to Vienna in spectacular fashion.

General information
The cycle tours don’t have any technical difficulties, there are only very few ascents! A reasonable fitness level is necessary to enjoy this trip as well as cycle equipment like sneakers, rucksack, sun- and rain protection, comfortable sports cloths, jacket, jumper aso. The routes are suited for trekking bikes - mostly they are asphalted cycle paths, a few stretches are gravel and forest paths. Should you want to spend a quiet day, you can cover most distances by public transport like bus, train or boat.

  • 8 nights
  • 8 x Overnight stays with breakfast buffet in *** and **** inns / hotels (3 x ***, 5 x ****)
  • 1 x welcome video with explanations and information that you need for the tour
  • 1 x Train ticket Bad Ischl to Grein (including luggage)
  • 1 x Train ticket Tulln – Vienna incl. bicycle
  • 1 x map material and routings (1 x per room)
  • 5 x Luggage transfer - max. 2 pcs./person and max. 25 kg/piece of luggage (Salzburg-Mondsee, Mondsee-Bad Ischl, Grein-Emmersdorf, Emmersdorf-Krems, Krems-Vienna)
  • Daily cycle service from 08:00 – 18:00 (for rented bikes)
  • Service hotline from 08:00 – 18:00 (including weekends)
  • A tree for your booking – we plant a tree for your booking
  • Breakfast

Day 1: Individual Arrival in Salzburg.
Handing-over of travel documents and rented bikes.
Overnight stay in Salzburg
Day 2: Salzburg – Lake Mondsee ~35 km, altitude difference 383 m / 302 m
Along of the river Salzach you ride to the outskirts of the city. In Salzburg Nord (Itzling) take the Salzkammergut cycling trail to Eugendorf, Thalgau and further to Mondsee.
Overnight stay in Mondsee.
Day 3: Lake Mondsee – Bad Ischl ~39 km, altitude difference 435 m / 455 m
Along the lake shore to Scharfling, over the pass (short ascent on high-pass Scharflingpass) to Lake Wolfgangsee to Strobl und further to Bad Ischl.
Overnight stay in Bad Ischl.
Day 4: Bad Ischl – Hallstatt ~47 km, altitude difference á 929 m / â 929 m
Along the Traun river to Bad Goisern  and further to Hallstatt along the east shore of Lake         Hallstaettersee. Now you have two possibilities: Go by bike to Hallstatt around the lake (5 km) or take the ferry over the lake directly to the market place of Hallstatt.
Cycle back from Hallstatt to Bad Ischl.
Overnight stay in Bad Ischl
Day 5: Bad Ischl – Grein by train
Leave your bike at the service centre in Bad Ischl. From the adjacent train station take a scenic ride out of the Salzkammergut to the Danube city Grein including your luggage.
Transfer from the train station to your hotel.
Overnight stay in Grein.
Day 6: Grein – Emmersdorf ~62 km, altitude difference á 252 m / â 432 m
Handing over of your bikes at the hotel.
From Grein through the romantic Strudengau in the narrow Danube valley. You pass the Roman village of Ybbs and go further to Melk – the so-called „Gate to the Wachau“. We recommend visiting the abbey of Melk. Afterwards it is short trip to Emmersdorf on the opposite site of the Danube.
Overnight stay in Emmersdorf.
 Day 7: Emmersdorf – Krems ~35 km, altitude difference á 233 m / â 257 m
Lush vineyards line your way to Krems. You can choose on which site from the Danube you ride –  most cyclists prefer the left side with its picturesque villages Spitz, Weißenkirchen and Duernstein.
Overnight stay in Krems.
Day 8: Krems – Tulln ~46 km, altitude difference á 17 m / â 36 m
For the most part the route declines softly and you can enjoy the views and landscape on your last stage in a relaxed manner. From Tulln take the train to Vienna where you give back your bikes.
Overnight stay in Vienna.
Day 9: Individual departure or additional nights

possible date of arrival


from price
  • € 1065,00 per person
  • bookable from 1 person
Travel period (24.04.2024 - 16.10.2024)
From to
24.04.2024, to 16.10.2024

non-binding inquiry

Rates per person for the arrangement in €:

24.04. – 01.07.24
01.09. – 16.10.24
***/**** hotels in double room with breakfast          1065,--
Supplement 7x half board (breakfast only in Vienna)   260,--
Supplement single room per week                               345,--
01.07. – 01.09.24
***/**** hotels in double room with breakfast          1109,--
Supplement 7x half board (breakfast only in Vienna)    260,--
Supplement single room per week                                345,--

Additional nights on request
Day of arrival   daily

Local tax is extra to pay on spot in each accommodation (from € 1,-- to € 4,-- per person/per night)
Reduction for children sleeping in their parents’ room (2 fully paying guests):
0 – 5,9 years: 100 %                 6 – 14,9 years: 30 %
Twin-bedded rooms in Austrian resorts are normally one large base with two mattresses/duvets. These are also known as 'Austrian Twins' and are regarded as two beds. Separate twin beds are rare and cannot be guaranteed as available.
Information for arrivals by car:
The parking place does not always situate next to the accommodation but on a public parking place. (Possible costs have to be paid on spot)
Due to environmental reasons we recommend to arrive and depart by public transportation.

  • Suitable for friends
  • Suitable for couples

We recommend travel cancellation insurance

The standard terms and conditions of the Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH apply in the current version.

conditions of travel


Salzburg to Vienna Cycling
Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH
Götzstraße 12
4820 Bad Ischl

Phone +43 6132 24000-0
E-Mail wandern@salzkammergut.co.at
Web www.salzkammergut.co.at

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