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The Sound of Music Cycling

The Sound of Music Cycling

The Sound of Music Cycling

  • Gentle traffic-free cycling trails, excellent flexibility, great for for first-time cyclists
  • Excellent *** and **** hotels, some with spas and pools; warm, friendly hoteliers; lovely local cuisine
  • Exceptional lakeside routes: swimming opportunities every day
  • Fairytale city of Salzburg: Baroque palaces, historic castles, stunning gardens
  • Masses of 'rest day' choices: boat trips, water sports, mountain rail rides
  • Two nights in lakeside Strobl
  • Holiday type10 nights, Self-guided cycling
  • Activity rating
  • From $2095
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  • Holiday details
  • Departs Every two days from 19 May '17 to 20 Sep '17
  • Continental breakfast and 8 evening meals
  • Managed locally by Headwater employed representative
  • Sustainability rating: 85%
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Optional electric bikes
  • Luggage transfers between hotels


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If you've any questions about this holiday call to our sales team on 1-800-567-6286 , or email sales@headwater.com

The Salzkammergut area (Lake District) is one of the most impressive regions in the heart of Austria - you'll always find hidden isolated areas to enjoy a dip or to just sit and skim stones across the peaceful, glassy waters - and you can combine glorious Alpine panoramas with a range of water activities in lakeside villages, including boat trips and watersports, when you fancy a break from cycling.

Our 10-night cycling holiday in the Austrian Lakes is jam-packed with experiences to suit everyone. As well as all the sights, sounds and adventures enjoyed on the 8-night Austrian Lakes Cycling holiday, on this trip you'll also spend two fantastic nights in lakeside Strobl, where there are watersports, toboggan runs in the summer and an animal park to visit, as well as some fabulous cycle routes. The cycling is rated as a one bike-wheel rating, and you can extend or shorten your routes on most days.

With so many photo opportunities, the pretty flower-filled valleys sitting beside placid blue lakes, giant mountains and castles reflecting in the water, will remind you of the opening scene of The Sound of Music. On one day you'll hop on St Wolfgang's antique cog railway to the summit of Schafberg for unrivalled Alpine views, another you can take time to reflect from the 400-year-old 'floating' castle in Gmunden, visit Mozart's museum in St Gilgen and Mondsee's frescoed high street, and check out Emperor Franz Josef's summer residence in Bad Ischl (he declared war on Serbia here, which led to WW1). Not forgetting taking a trip on the Gisela, the last coal-fired paddle steamer on Lake Traunsee - and even heading to the fairytale city and Baroque jewel that is Salzburg.

The hotels en route are friendly and different, including lakeside Hotel Post on Austria's biggest lake, Hotel Grunberg that sits directly under the Grunberg Mountain and **** hotels: one in Bad Ischl, overlooking the River Traun and the other in Strobl, a traditional building with three floors of Austrian wood panelled luxury. We have included eight evening meals on the holiday, leaving you free to choose from one of Mondsee's inviting restaurants.

Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Weissenbach

Arriving at your lakeside hotel in Weissenbach, there's time to have a stroll in the hotel's park or a drink admiring the stunning views of Attersee, Austria's biggest lake.

Day 2 Weissenbach to Gmunden 40km/25mi or 50km/31mi

Two options today follow a route on either the east or west side of the lake. The western route is slightly longer and passes through the town that the lake is named after, Attersee, then Seewalchen. The eastern route leads through Steinbach and the scenic Weyregg. Both pass through Schorfling where you can visit the Gustav Klimt museum. Either way, the backdrop of 1,000m peaks loom over the lake and are mirrored in the water. As you head towards Gmunden and Traunsee you will pass fields of wheat fringed by poppies and cornflowers.

Day 3 At Gmunden

Take a trip on Gisela, the last coal-fired paddle steamer, also used by Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The cable car at the top of the Grunberg (944m) offers wonderful views at the summit, where you look down on Gmunden's esplanade and the romantic Seeschloss Ort, a 'floating' castle on the lake dating from C17.

Day 4 Gmunden to Bad Ischl 19km/12mi or 38km/24mi

Take the boat across to Ebensee, stopping off at Traunkirchen to visit the church with its famous fisherman's pulpit. Alternatively, cycle from Gmunden along the western shore of Traunsee to Ebensee, and enjoy the spectacular fjord type scenery. From Ebensee, cycle a beautiful riverside route, criss-crossing the River Traun to Bad Ischl.

Day 5 At Bad Ischl

You're spoilt for choice for things to see and do in Bad Ischl: the UNESCO village of Hallstat and its famous salt mines, the ice cave in Obertraun, the Imperial spa and thermal salt baths, the Katrin cable car, the Siriuskogl viewing platform, museums and villas. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride, people-watch on the riverside esplanade, or enjoy coffee and cake in the famous Zauner restaurant.

Day 6 Bad Ischl to Strobl 16km/10mi or 29km/18.5mi

Explore the Kaiservilla, Emperor Franz Josef's former holiday home, before setting off along the banks of the River Ischl below the Leonsberg and Bleckwand peaks. Continue on to lakeside Strobl. You could take an optional detour to visit historic St Wolfgang.

Day 7 At Strobl

Spend the day in beautiful lakeside Strobl with its watersports, summer toboggan run and animal park. We have additional cycle routes here or you can walk around the Burglstein on a lakeside path. It is possible to take the local bus (90minutes) to visit the fairytale city of Salzburg, a Baroque jewel with a UNESCO-recognised historic centre.

Day 8 Strobl to Mondsee 30km/19mi or 43km/27mi

Stay close to Wolfgangsee's southern lakeshore, cycling through a tiny nature reserve into lovely St Gilgen. Take the cable car up Zwolferhorn for stunning 360° views or visit the Mozart museum. Continue past idyllic Krottensee, an excellent refreshment stop and continue down into Mondsee, following along the lake with plenty of opportunities for swimming.

Day 9 At Mondsee

Explore locally and enjoy an apfelstrudel in Mondsee's central square looking out over St Michael's Basilica. Or take a bus to Salzburg the charming capital of Salburgerland, and follow in the footsteps of the Von Trapps or Mozart. For those wanting to be more active, follow a lovely cycle path up around Irrsee.

Day 10 Mondsee to Weissenbach 22km/13.75mi or 35km/22mi

A long or short option today, the shorter option follows the shore of Mondsee before joining Attersee at the pretty lakeside town of Unterach and following the lakeside back to the hotel. The longer route climbs a little for great views of both lakes, before you follow the Attersee shoreline back to Weissenbach for your last night.

Day 11 Leave Weissenbach

Please note that cycling helmets are compulsory in Austria for all customers under 12 yrs. As we are unable to provide these, we strongly recommend that you bring your own.

Please see our Planning you holiday page for full details.

Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking. You can call our sales team on 1-800-567-6286 to discuss accommodation options.

If you'd like to keep your bikes with you for any extra nights we can arrange this for you for just £25 per adult per day and £18 per child per day. Please contact us on 1-800-567-6286 for further details.

Hotel Post , Weissenbach (3*)

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The Hotel Post sits on the shores of Attersee, offering panoramic views of Austria's biggest lake as well as a stunning mountain backdrop. The hotel has its own private beach - so you can swim in what is said to be the warmest waters in the Salzkammergut lake district!

The hotel is decorated in a traditional Austrian style and all rooms have lake views and balconies. The hotel also benefits from a lakeside sauna.

Find out more on the hotel website and read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Room upgrades are not available at this hotel.

Please contact us for extra night prices.

Hotel Grunberg, Gmunden (3 Star)

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The Hotel Grunberg has a great lakeside location directly below Grunberg Mountain which soars above the town of Gmunden.

The hotel is right on the lakeside with a view over to the lights of Gmunden itself shimmering on the water. It takes about 10 minutes to cycle into the centre of town.

Bedrooms are spacious and the majority have lake views - they are not typically Austrian but more contemporary in feel.

Find out more on the hotel website and read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Room upgrades are not available at this hotel.

Please contact us for extra night prices.

Hotel Goldenes Schiff, Bad Ischl (4 Star)

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The 4* Hotel Goldenes Schiff boasts a prime location in Bad Ischl's pedestrianised town centre and sits on the banks of the Traun River. Inside, it's modern and comfortable, with first class facilities including a spa, with sauna and steam room.

Dining at the Hotel Goldenes Schiff is particularly memorable; in fine weather dinner is served on the panoramic terrace overlooking the River Traun.

Find out more on the hotel website and read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Dates Classic Plus room Deluxe room
01/05/2017 - 31/10/2017 £8 £24

All prices shown above are valid from 21/02/2017. Prices are per person per night and based on 2 people sharing a double room. Classic plus rooms are larger. Deluxe rooms are larger still with a sitting area. They have either a south facing balcony or a panorama window facing the River Traun.

Please contact us for extra night prices.

Villa Seilern , Bad Ischl (4 Star)

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The Villa Seilern, with its state of the art spa facilities, is available as an upgrade to the Goldenes Schiff.

It is a perfect blend of the modern and the traditional, featuring a 19C villa along with a modern and stylish accommodation block.

The bedrooms are spacious and use a mixture of natural materials and all have a balcony.

The spa facilities at the hotel include an indoor pool, whirlpool, Bio and Finnish sauna and steam bath.

Find out more on the hotel website and read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Room upgrades are not available at this hotel.

Please contact us for extra night prices.

Hotel Bergrose, Strobl (4 Star)

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This a beautiful 30 room hotel based a 5 minute bike ride from the eastern shore of Wolfgangsee on the outskirts of the village of Strobl.

It is a traditional building with wooden balconies and Gothic script on the exterior, and is located on a river bank next to a meadow. It has a lovely secluded garden, and three floors of perfect Austrian wood panelled luxury inside.

Rooms here are junior suites - all Headwater rooms have a balcony - with shower or bath. All the rooms are beautifully decorated with quality pine furniture and comfortable beds.

Please note that junior suite twins consist of a double bed and a sofa bed.

Find out more on the hotel website and read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Room upgrades are not available at this hotel.

Please contact us for extra night prices.

Hotel Leitnerbraeu, Mondsee (4 Star)

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The Leitnerbraeu Hotel can be found in the very heart of Mondsee, just a stone's throw from the famous church used in 'The Sound of Music' and a 5 minute stroll from the lakeside where there are frequent summer shows and events.

A 30 room family run property, it is broad, modern and spacious inside while retaining the typical Tyrol architecture outside. Bedrooms are extremely spacious with queen size beds and traditional wooden furnishings.

Find out more on the hotel website and read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Dates Deluxe room
01/05/2017 - 01/10/2017 £16

All prices shown above are valid from 01/12/2016. Prices are per person per night.

Deluxe rooms are larger and some have a balcony- on request.

Please contact us for extra night prices.

Extending your stay

If you'd like to extend your trip with extra nights at the start or end, or if you'd like to arrange a stop off point en-route, then we recommend the following hotels.

Markus Sittikus, Salzburg (4 star)

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The 4 star Markus Sittikus is a beautifully presented hotel, based in an 18C building with a mustard façade located in a quiet side street not far from the Mirabell palace, just a 15 minute walk from the old city.

Inside the hotel the décor is attractive and individual, with bold colours like mustard yellow and red tartan in the comfortable bar area, and some colourful murals painted on the walls throughout the building. Public rooms have period furniture and the upbeat interior, combined with the personal attention you receive from the friendly staff, make a stay here particularly memorable.

The hotel has 39 rooms though it feels smaller, with television (CNN/BBC), direct dial phones and hairdryers. Each one is individually decorated with attractive colour combinations and solid wooden furniture, in keeping with the age and status of the building.

It is also one of the few hotels in Salzburg to have a garden to relax in, if you are looking for some respite after doing the sights.

Find out more on the hotel website and read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Room upgrades are not available at this hotel.

Dates Double room Double superior room Single room
01/04/2017 - 21/07/2017 £66 £78 £82
22/07/2017 - 31/08/2017 £82 £96 £96
01/09/2017 - 30/09/2017 £66 £78 £82
01/10/2017 - 31/10/2017 £52 £62 £66

All prices shown above are valid from 02/12/2016. Prices are per person per night including breakfast.
Superior rooms are larger than standard rooms. Bike hire is not included in the above prices.

Hotel Austria, Vienna (3 star)

The location of the Hotel Austria could not be more central in Vienna. The Fleischmarkt is within walking distance of all the city centre attractions, and the opportunities for dining out are plentiful in the evenings.

The hotel is squirreled away up a small alleyway so looks quite unassuming. It is an enormous traditional building with a grand spiral central staircase. The public rooms on the ground floor are all very high with an atmosphere of faded and comfortable rather than modern grandeur. Ancient maps of the city hang behind reception and reds and crimsons form much of the décor, with antique furnishings dotting the lounge from where you can access the internet.

Bedrooms upstairs are off long corridors, and have high windows and dark wooden furnishings and velvet chairs. All come with satellite TV, minibars and tea and coffee making facilities.

Find out more on the hotel website and read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Dates Comfort Room
09/05/2017 - 30/09/2017 £24

All prices shown above are valid from 09/01/2017. Upgrade supplement prices are per person per night, based on two people sharing. Comfort double rooms are larger than the standard double rooms, with chairs or a sofa provided.

Dates Double Room Single Room Comfort Double Room
09/05/2017 - 30/09/2017 £82 £110 £90

All prices shown above are valid from 09/01/2017. Extra night prices are per person per night including breakfast. Bike hire is not included in the above prices.

Travel

Transfers included from Salzburg airport at 13:35, and back to Salzburg airport at 11:30.

Please call our sales team on 1-800-567-6286 or email info@breakaway-adventures.com to arrange connecting flights.

Reviews

Everyone who goes on a Headwater holiday will be emailed a link to our post-holiday questionnaire where they can give us an honest assessment of all aspects of their holiday - everything from how quickly we answer the phone to how clean the hotels were - plus, of course, an overall rating and comments about their holiday.

Any feedback collected is posted straight to our website - totally unedited. So, for the real tales, twists and turns of our holidays, look no further than the reviews from our previous travellers.


Mr Grief
26/08/2016

This was a very enjoyable holiday. We have done Headwater cycling holidays before but not for the past 8 years and with neither age nor fitness on our side, were apprehensive about embarking on this one. However, although I found the first two cycling days challenging; the first quite hilly and much of it in pouring rain, the second quite long and in temperatures not far short of 30 degrees, we loved the cycling and chose to use the bikes on many of our free days, discovering some lovely quiet c... read moreountry routes. I was still in training to be an 'Uphill Bicycle Pushing' champion at the end of the holiday but was definitely much fitter.

Colin and Jill made us feel very welcome from the minute we arrived at Salzburg airport and it was good to know they were at the end of the phone should we need them. Each hotel had its own character and all were good. All were welcoming and the service attentive. The food ranged from good to excellent. We chose to add two extra nights in Bad Ischl and were very pleased that we did so. It is a delightful little town and we were there during the celebrations of the Kaiser's birthday which involved a lot of dressing up in wonderful period costumes as well as music of all kinds in the parks and streets. There was also a very impressive craft fair by the river and a festival of Light Opera at the theatre where we saw a wonderful performance of Die Fledermaus.

Our two extra nights in Salzburg were also good although after the tranquillity of the hills and lakes the city was very busy and a bit overwhelming in the heat. If you are using the Marcus Sittikus hotel and like us were feeling ready something different to classic Austrian dishes, 'My Indigo' in the parallel street serves a great curry and some good beer (salads also available) at a very reasonable price. We also had a very good salad in the Pitter Garten in the same street. We enjoyed a concert of chamber music in the Marble Hall of the Mirabell palace, which was conveniently close to our hotel.

Previous holidays with Headwater had been in more remote rural areas and having read reviews of the holiday we were also apprehensive about a lot of cycling on and near main roads. The geography of the region means that very often this is the only available route for parts of the journeys but the bicycle paths were excellent, the scenery still stunning and compared with many parts of the UK the traffic reasonably light. There were stretches of lovely countryside on all days. We also did three local rides on our free days which involved very little time by main roads.

Headwater response:
Dear Mr Grief, Thank you for taking the time to provide your extensive feedback, I am sure future customers will find this information valuable. After reviewing the feedback received during the summer, we have made some improvements to this holiday. A number of customers found the 1st days cycling challenging, therefore, we have replaced this day from the itinerary, which in turn removes some of the hilliness of the tour. We have also removed Hotel Blumenhof. We hope you will agree these improvements will continue to enhance this popular holiday. In closing, we would like to thank you for your continued loyalty and look forward to welcoming you on another of our holidays in the future. Kind regards, Headwater Customer Service team


Mr Struthers
09/08/2016

The area was great albeit cycling on day 1 (maybe some of day 2 also) was a bit too hilly for a one cycle holiday. Better to be one cycle plus

Hotels and locations variable but generally very good

Overall a very enjoyable holiday

Hotel food of better standard than usual (except maybe Hotel Blumendorf).

Hotel Grunberg spectacular in every way (location, food, view etc)


Dr Miller
21/07/2016

This is a lovely area in which to cycle. The route passes through rolling farmland and around beautiful alpine lakes. Each village was storybook perfect, though all were slightly different. There are quite a few opportunities to be a tourist on the non-cycling days, with options for alpine viewing platforms, salt mine tours and cave tours. The hotels were solid choices and typically had warm, friendly staff. The food at the half-board dinners tended to be on the heavy side, so eating a light lu... read morench would be advisable.

The bicycling is not too challenging. There are a few climbs, but I don't think any were more than 250 meters of elevation gain. It is more challenging cycling than the Passau to Vienna trip on the Danube, but easier than Umbria and far easier than Piemonte. The cycling route is a mix of dedicated cycle paths, often alongside a busy road, and cycling on quiet country roads. I would rate the trip three (out of five) stars for the quality of the cycling terrain/experience, but five stars for scenery and the charm of the villages.

During my trip, there were several days of 30+ degrees with high humidity. This is not surprising for cycling in July, but do not expect anything in rural Austria to be air conditioned, including the hotel rooms.


Mr Goss
01/10/2015

Our second Headwater cycle trip, (first was Canal du Midi). Excellent route. Spectacular scenery. Reps on site very knowledgeable and helpful. 'Free' days have many interesting places to visit.


Mr Nicol
20/09/2015

our first one biking abroad and will do it again


Mrs Lee
17/09/2015

Very well organised, excellent representatives, good cycling along dedicated cycle paths. Let down by standard of some hotels.


Ms Slivnitskaya
20/08/2015

The holiday with Headwater was indeed the best holiday of my life. We went with my partner and were really impressed with the service and everything else. Reps were amazing, very helpful and we knew if we need them they come very quickly. Bikes were very good and all the equipment felt new and very high quality. In fact, I struggle to cycle now back home as my bike can not be compared with amazing Headwater one. Notes were excellent, we didn't use a map even once, I was very impressed that reps ... read moredid all the walking and cycling themselves and check it regularly for updates. Hotels were very good and chosen in a very clever way, the further you go the better they get, perfect. Food was restaraunt quality and we saved a fortune on it. Hotel facilities were excellent, nearly all of them had spa and swimming pools which was a great reward after a day of cycling. I could say that neither me nor my partner are experienced cyclists, we never been to the cycling holiday before and didn't do much cycling back home. So we were quite scared and were expecting all sorts of challenges. But I have to say that Headwater made it easy. They are not cheap but you gonna get a holiday of your life. We came back home being fit, happy and much more confident with cycling and everything else too. Thank you very much, I really hope to save for another holiday in the future. I won't go with anybody else.


Mrs McCann
18/08/2015

Fantastic holiday in a beautiful area. Our 8 year old twins thoroughly enjoyed the cycling and the many swimming opportunities. Lovely hotels with excellent food. The temperatures were way above average during our trip which was challenging at times, especially as it was hard to cool down the hotel rooms but at least we never got wet! Overall a wonderful experience.


Mr Duckworth
01/08/2015

When I go on holiday I like to chill, and my wife likes to get out and go visiting places of interest. We found that this holiday covered all bases. We chose a category one purposely because we have not done anything like this before, ok there were some hills and inclines but nothing that was to difficult, we had a fantastic time.


Mr Lawrence
25/06/2015

The independent cycling holiday you provided suited us perfectly as we prefer to travel/holiday independently and the service you offer takes the legwork out of the organisation of such holidays and provides a low key, assuring back up should things go wrong.


Mrs Price
15/10/2014

The lakes were easy to cycle around & the scenery beautiful. Fab hotels & food. People friendly & helpful. Another successful trip with Headwater.


Mr Sly
27/08/2014

The whole holiday was pretty much as expected, the bikes provided were in pretty good condition and worked perfectly well, we found the route notes a bit difficult to follow at times and took a few wrong turns but still managed to get back on the right track. The Hotel Tirolerhof was really nice and we were surprised that it was not the first choice for that stop, we spoke to the other Headwater group and they said the other hotel was 'bland and the food disappointing'. We were not impressed wi... read moreth the Hotel Bergrose, after being told it was the best food etc. We arrived there wet from the ride and were told they do not serve tea and coffee during the day but there is a café next door if you want a hot drink. We were sitting in one of the rest areas playing cards the first evening at around 9pm and were asked to move into a small, cramped lounge area as they were closing the other lounge down for the night. The sauna was not switched on until 5pm each evening and dinner time was 6.30-7.30 which meant there was not time to use it, although when my brother in law tried to use it for a quick visit one evening there was a sign on the door in Austrian which he thought mentioned wearing swimming costume to use it when in fact it was the opposite, as he found out the hard way on entering, the hotel knew we were English and should have catered for that on the sign. The food, although presented very nicely, were very small portions compared to everywhere else we stayed and at times not that tasty, the 4 people in our group felt the Hotel was lacking the friendly, family run feel of all the others. The whole experience though was generally very good, the scenery was exactly as expected, a trip to the salt mines was my best day, we cycled to the ferry pick up point and caught a train back to Bad Ischl from he ferry port afterwards.


Mrs Morgan
19/08/2013

This was our first arranged cycling holiday and was excellent from start to finish. Routes were easy to follow and not too strenuous. The weather was very much in our favour with temperature in the 26 - 34C. Hotels were good, excellent food and friendly service. Our rep James was very good and advising on things to see and do along the way. The Blue book is an excellent idea to help choose thing to do on none cycling days. Luckily we chose 3 extra days in Bad Ischl as there was lot to see and do from there.


Mr Stamp
16/08/2013

We have been on a number of Headwater cycling holidays but the Austrian lakes cycling holiday was a disappointment. Hotels not up to usual Headwater standard, no sleep due to lack of air conditioning with temps in the high 30s, frequently kept awake by traffic noise, balconies without a view, one hotel with no choice of menu, 2 nights interrupted sleep by noisy neighbours all night.

Cycling days were either on busy roads or close by motorways. Difficulty in finding picnic spots on the journey

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Holiday details

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

Holiday type
Self-guided cycling Managed locally by Headwater appointed rep.

Departures
Every two days from 19th May 2017 to 20th Sep 2017, for 10 nights.

Meals
Continental breakfast and 8 evening meals

Electric bikes
It is possible to hire electric bikes for this holiday at a supplement of £50 per person. As these are available on a first come first served basis, we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment. Please call us for further details.

Other details
For departures on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays direct flights with British Airways from Gatwick to Salzburg can be arranged, please call for details.
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.

Tailor-made travel

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Transfers included from Salzburg airport at 13:35, and back to Salzburg airport at 11:30.

Enquiries

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