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Cycling Austria's Lake District

Cycling Austria's Lake District

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided cycling
  • Duration
    6 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • From £1179per person, tour only

    Flight inclusive prices from £1469 per person
  • Departures
    every two days from 9 May '21 to 20 Sep '21
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 6 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels
  • All breakfasts and 2 evening meals
  • Services of your local Headwater Representative
  • GPS route directions and maps
  • RideWithGPS navigation app
  • High quality hybrid bikes
  • Standard transfers at the start/end of the trip (if booking inclusive flights)
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Flights from Heathrow to Salzburg with Lufthansa
  • Other flights, including regional departures
  • Business/club/first class fares on request
  • Electric bikes available
  • Room upgrades and extra nights at selected hotels
  • City break add-ons in Salzburg
  • Suitable for
  • Solo travellers
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Excellent choice for
  • Flora & fauna, art & history, swimming opportunities, vegetarian meals, high peaks, lake & river routes
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Mrs Fairnie says...
Headwater pulled out all the stops to get us a fabulous holiday at the last minute. Colin and Jill started the holiday off brilliantly keeping in touch as ...
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Austria: Salzburg

Cycling Austria's Lake District

  • Start and finish on Lake Mondsee
  • Excellent 4 star hotels, most with spas; warm, friendly hoteliers; lovely local cuisine
  • Superb free day options - Salzburg and Hallstatt just two of the highlights
  • Exceptional lakeside routes: swimming opportunities every day
  • See three lakes in one easy day's cycling
  • Based on our popular 10 night, The Sound of Music Cycling

This 6-night holiday gives a lovely short introduction to the Austrian lakes district, Salzkammergut, a land intrinsically linked with 'The Sound of Music' and Mozart. This is picture-postcard Austria: shimmering blue lakes, deep green meadows, alpine villages and traditional dress.

This shorter version of the holiday still packs the punches, beginning on the shores of Lake Mondsee, where the local church was the location of the famous wedding in The Sound of Music. Then it's on to Bad Ischl, perhaps the jewel in the crown of all the towns you visit en route. There is so much to do and see here, you might want to have extra nights. From Bad Ischl you cycle to the beautiful lakeside town of Strobl (from where you can visit fairytale Salzburg) before arriving back for your final night on the shore of Lake Mondsee.



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Day-by-day itinerary

cycling elevations




We're here to help

If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 01606 720199 , or email sales@headwater.com

Day 1: Arrive in Mondsee

Arrive at your hotel in Mondsee with time to explore and discover St Michael's Basilica before dinner (payable locally).
You stay at the Hotel Leitnerbrau (breakfast included)

Day 2: Mondsee to Bad Ischl 40km/25mi

Follow the shore of Mondsee before joining Attersee, Austria's largest lake, at the pretty lakeside town of Unterach. Stop for lunch at the lake shore before continuing on, following the river Traun, into Bad Ischl.
You stay at the Hotel Goldener Ochs (breakfast included)

Day 3: At Bad Ischl

There is so much to do in Bad Ischl that you might want to add extra nights here! Visit the imperial spa, 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. Alternatively, cycle to the beautiful mountain lake of Hallstatt and visit the famous salt mines with their subterranean salt lake.
You stay at the Hotel Goldener Ochs (breakfast included)

Day 4: Bad Ischl to Strobl 17km/11mi

Explore the Kaiservilla, Emperor Franz Josef's former holiday home, before setting off along the banks of the River Ischl. Sunlight sparkles on the water as you pass tiny shrines hidden in the pines below the Leonsberg and Bleckwand peaks. You could take an optional detour to visit historic St Wolfgang before arriving in Strobl.
You stay at the Hotel Bergrose (breakfast and evening meal)

Day 5: At Strobl

Spend the day in beautiful lakeside Strobl with its watersports, summer toboggan run and animal park. The popular beachfront is ideal for a cooling swim, or you could join a boat cruise on the lake. Alternatively, take the local bus (90 minutes) to visit the fairytale city of Salzburg, a Baroque jewel with a UNESCO-recognised historic centre.
You stay at the Hotel Bergrose (breakfast and evening meal)

Day 6: Strobl to Mondsee 29km/18.5mi

Keeping close to Wolfgangsee's southern shore, a level cycling track through a tiny nature reserve brings you to lovely St Gilgen. Visit the Mozart museum or take the cable car up Zwolferhorn for stunning 360°ree; views. In the afternoon, continue along past Krottensee and coast downhill back to Lake Mondsee.
You stay at the Hotel Leitnerbrau (breakfast included)

Day 7: Leave Mondsee

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

Please see our Planning your holiday page for full details.


If you'd prefer a slightly longer holiday, take a look at our 10 night The Sound of Music Cycling.

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 open again 9am Thursday) or email sales@headwater.com


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Hotel Leitnerbrau, Mondsee

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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.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Hotel Goldener Ochs, Bad Ischl

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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.


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Hotel Bergrose, Strobl

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This is 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, three stories of perfect Austrian wood-panelled luxury inside and an indoor pool and spa area.

Rooms here are junior suites with shower or bath - all Headwater rooms have a balcony. 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.

Parents of children under 10 years old should be aware that some rooms at the Hotel Bergrose have a balcony with a step up.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

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.


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Villa Carlton, Salzburg

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A 15-minute walk from Getreidegasse shopping street, this upscale hotel is 14 minutes from Mozart's Birthplace. Featuring elegant modern decor, the polished rooms and suites come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and desks. Some upgraded rooms have balconies and/or in-room tubs, while suites have living areas.


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Markus Sittikus, Salzburg

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The 4 star Markus Sittikus is a beautifully presented hotel, based in an 18th century building with a mustard facade 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 decor 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.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

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 open again 9am Thursday) or email sales@headwater.com

Air

Air prices include our standard flights/transfers
Out: Lufthansa Heathrow to Salzburg via Frankfurt 07:30/13:55 then transfer to hotel 45 mins. 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 from Salzburg airport at 13:55, and 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

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 an overall rating and comments about their holiday.

Any feedback collected is posted to our website, so that people can make an informed decision based on past experiences before heading off on holiday. We don’t edit the reviews, the only thing we do is proofread them and alter any typos, where necessary, to ensure they are easy to read for everyone. All reviews will be published (except in certain extreme circumstances), and a member of the Headwater team will respond to any constructive criticisms/comments under the reviews, at their discretion. So, for the real tales, twists and turns of our holidays, look no further than the reviews from our previous travellers.


Mrs Fairnie, 22/07/2019

Headwater pulled out all the stops to get us a fabulous holiday at the last minute. Colin and Jill started the holiday off brilliantly keeping in touch as our flight was delayed and continued to be the perfect reps throughout. Their briefing gave us the best recommendations for local specialties and excursions throughout our holiday which proved very successful. Easy cycling along beautiful lake sides and through incredible mountains. Gorgeous villages and fabulous cakes!


Mrs Newman, 17/06/2019

Neither of us are seasoned cyclists and this was our first cycling holiday. Granted the weather was good, but this was one of the best holidays we have ever had. The hotels were excellent, the lakes and mountain views stunning and the organisation and support from Colin and Jill was first class.

We would highly recommend this holiday to anyone who likes to cycle whilst also taking time to appreciate and enjoy the scenery and surroundings. The fantastic e-bikes took the strain, giving all the benefits of cycling, with a little extra assistance! A word of warning though; all the good work on the bike can easily be undone with the delicious cakes available!

A brilliant holiday, thank you Headwater, and also a big thank you to Colin and Jill- just the right level of involvement and advice.


Mrs Macdermott, 08/10/2017

Beautiful views, lots of opportunity for great outings on non-cycling days; fresh air in abundance. Gmunden beautiful with panoramic and relaxing walks and the trip to Hallstatt and its salt mines is exhilerating!



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.

This 6 night self-guided cycling holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels

All breakfasts and 2 evening meals

Services of your local Headwater Representative

GPS route directions and maps

RideWithGPS navigation app

High quality hybrid bikes

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

Luggage transfers between hotels


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 01606 720199 (we open again 9am Thursday) 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 open again 9am Thursday
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 £116 single supplement

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

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

Departures
every two days from 9th May 2021 to 20th Sep 2021, for 6 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All breakfasts and 2 evening meals

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 £102 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 then transfer to hotel 45 mins. 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 from Salzburg airport at 13:55, and 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 open again 9am Thursday) 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 open again 9am Thursday
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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