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Salzburg & the Lakes Short Break Cycling

Salzburg & the Lakes Short Break Cycling

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided cycling
  • Duration
    4 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • From £865per person, tour only

    Flight inclusive prices from £1155 per person
  • NEW FOR 2020  
  • Departures
    Selected dates from 7 Aug '20 to 20 Sep '21
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 4 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Services of your local Headwater Representative
  • GPS route directions and maps
  • RideWithGPS navigation app
  • High quality hybrid bikes
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Standard transfers at the end of the trip (if booking inclusive flights)
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Business/club/first class fares on request
  • Electric bikes available
  • Room upgrades and extra nights at selected hotels
  • Suitable for
  • Solo travellers
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Excellent choice for
  • Flora & fauna, art & history, swimming opportunities, vegetarian meals, high peaks, lake & river routes

Austria: Salzburg

Salzburg & the Lakes Short Break Cycling

  • Start in Salzburg and finish on Lake Mondsee
  • Exceptional lake and riverside routes
  • Vibrant green meadows, postcard pretty villages and beautiful mountain scenery

This 4 night cycle route really packs a punch as it takes you from the heart of Salzburg city, with its wealth of beautiful old buildings, including cathedrals, palaces and a fortress, through lovely meadows and villages into the beautiful Austrian Lake District. You will cycle alongside four of the Lakes in the area and have some amazing views of the beautiful mountain scenery.

Although you only have time for a small taste of this stunning area, you will experience majestic Bad Ischl, where Kaiser Franz Josef and his family spent their summers, pretty St Gilgen, where Mozart's mother was born and not forgetting Mondsee with its beautiful Basilika, made famous by appearing in the wedding scene in 'The Sound of Music'.



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Day-by-day itinerary



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If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 01606 720199 (9am - 5pm), or email sales@headwater.com

Day 1: Arrive in Salzburg


Day 2: Salzburg to Mondsee 37km/23.5mi

For today's ride out of Salzburg, you will mostly follow the Mozart cycle route on dedicated cycle paths but with some of the route on minor back roads. The cycle path first heads north, following the river Salzach, before turning off to go through the outskirts of Salzburg and then up through vibrant green meadows, passing villages, following the route of the former Ischlerbahn railway line to Unzing (near Eugendorf). Continue on the Mozart cycle route to Thalgau and then out onto St Lorenz plain, where you will have impressive views of the Drachenwand rock wall on your way into Mondsee.

Day 3: Mondsee to Bad Ischl 41km/26mi

A lovely route today, following the scenic shore of Mondsee with views across to the Drachenwand, an amazing rock face that towers above the lake. You might then choose to take a little detour to pretty Unterach, which was a favourite of Gustav Klimts, and where he drew his inspiration for many of his paintings. Your route then takes you along the shores of stunning Attersee, the largest lake in the area. From there follow alongside the stream up through the beautiful wooded valley with glimpses of the impressive Hollengebirge mountains, to Mitterweibenbach. Here you follow the cycle route, with a short downhill section on road, before riding alongside the river on a cycle path into Bad Ischl.

Day 4: Bad Ischl to Mondsee 43km/27mi

Today's route takes you west along the river, on quiet inland roads to the lovely lakeside village of Strobl. Here you can extend the day by taking an optional 9km detour along the northern edge of the lake to St Wolfgang, an historic pilgrim's town, renowned for its beautiful 15th century church. From Strobl, a dedicated cycle path next to Lake Wolfgang takes you to St Gilgen, an attractive town famed for being the birthplace of Mozart's mother. From there continue on the cycle route to pass the beautiful little lake Krottensee, then alongside the shore of Mondsee back to Mondsee itself.

Day 5: Depart


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. If you'd like to keep your bikes with you for any extra nights we can arrange this for you for just £ per adult per day and £ per child per day.

To find out more call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we're open until 5pm today) or email sales@headwater.com


Find out more on the hotel website.
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Achat Plaza Zum Hirschen, Salzburg

Hair dryer iconNEARBY:

Situated in the heart of Salzburg, in the city's recreational area, the 4 star Achat Plaza Zum Hirschen Hotel enjoys a quiet setting. A short walk away from the Kapuzinerberg & Capuchin Monastery, the hotel is also just 1,250m from Mozart's Birthplace and guests will be able to easily discover the local area including a church, cathedral and fortress.

Built in 1911, this luxurious hotel was remodeled in 2010 and facilities include free Wi-Fi, a gym, fitness centre, jacuzzi, gardens and sun terrace. There is a bar, cafe and restaurant offering Austrian specialities. Each room has parquet flooring and offers a mini-bar, flat screen TV, hair dryer and a living area.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.


Find out more on the hotel website.
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Hotel Leitnerbrau, Mondsee

Hair dryer iconNEARBY:

The Leitnerbrau 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 whilst retaining the typical Tyrolean architecture outside. Bedrooms are extremely spacious, with queen size beds and traditional wooden furnishings.


Room upgrades: Deluxe Room.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.


Find out more on the hotel website.
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Hotel Goldener Ochs, Bad Ischl

Swimming Pool IconHair dryer iconNEARBY:

The Hotel Goldener Ochs boasts a prime location in Bad Ischl's pedestrianised town centre, and sits on the banks of the Traun River. It features a spa, sauna, swimming pool and sun terraces with mountain panorama.

Travel

Our aim is to provide holidays that are unbeatable for choice and flexibility. We've listed our most popular travel options below, however you aren't limited to these - we can tailor-make virtually any holiday to suit.

To find out more about the travel options available call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we're open until 5pm today) or email sales@headwater.com

Air

Air prices include our standard flights/transfers
Out: Lufthansa Heathrow to Salzburg via Frankfurt 07:30/13:55. Return: Transfer to airport 45 mins then Lufthansa Salzburg to Heathrow via Frankfurt 14:35/18:40.

Business/club/first class seats are available on request.

Tour only

Standard transfers
Transfers can be arranged at a supplement back to Salzburg airport at 11:30.

Alternative transfers
If you require alternative transfers (because you will be arriving at a different time to our standard flights), then we can usually arrange these for you (there may be an additional charge).

Holiday extras

Should you require overnight airport accommodation, airport parking or even a uniformed chauffeur to take your car from your departure terminal and park it for you, we can arrange this for you through Holiday Extras. You can book airport parking, airport hotels and executive lounges directly through their website - or call us on 01606 720199 for further details of all the services on offer. Early booking is recommended to obtain the best availability and prices.

Reviews

Here at Headwater we thrive on feedback from our customers. It's the only way we can continue to develop, and where necessary improve, our services and ensure our holidays continue to be the best they can be. However, as this is a relatively new holiday, we don't yet have any customer reviews available.

Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

Find out about The Headwater Price Promise to ensure you're getting the very best value for money.

This 4 night self-guided cycling holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels

All breakfasts

Services of your local Headwater Representative

GPS route directions and maps

RideWithGPS navigation app

High quality hybrid bikes

Luggage transfers between hotels

Standard transfers at the end of the trip (if booking inclusive flights)


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 (we're open until 5pm today) or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

Complete our holiday enquiry form - we'll get in touch when it's most convenient for you
Speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 - we're open until 5pm today
Use our live chat to ask us a question

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The prices quoted for each individual departure supercede those published in our current brochures. Air prices are subject to change and we advise early booking to obtain the best prices. Please see our Planning your holiday and What's included in the price? pages for additional information.

Holiday details

Singles
Add £104 single supplement

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

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

Departures
Selected dates from 7th Aug 2020 to 20th Sep 2021, for 4 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All breakfasts

Room upgrades
From £12 per person, per night based on 2 people sharing.

Electric bikes
It is possible to hire electric bikes for this holiday at a supplement of £84 per person. As these are available on a first come first served basis, we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.

Other details
There are direct flights with British Airways from Gatwick to Salzburg Mondays to Saturdays which we can arrange, 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

The above prices include our standard flights/transfers
Out: Lufthansa Heathrow to Salzburg via Frankfurt 07:30/13:55. Return: Transfer to airport 45 mins then Lufthansa Salzburg to Heathrow via Frankfurt 14:35/18:40.

Alternative Air
Flights can be arranged from most UK airports, with connecting transfers as required, prices and details on request.

Upgraded air travel
Business/club/first class fares on request.

Tour only
Transfers can be arranged at a supplement back to Salzburg airport at 11:30.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 (we're open until 5pm today) or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

Complete our holiday enquiry form - we'll get in touch when it's most convenient for you
Speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 - we're open until 5pm today
Use our live chat to ask us a question

Please note: The prices and travel options shown are provided for customers based in, and travelling from/to, the UK. We are happy to arrange holidays for non-UK customers however, if you are travelling from USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand, we recommend that you contact your local agent as they can provide appropriate transport options and advice.



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