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Cycling Austria's Lake District

Cycling Austria's Lake District

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  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration6 nights
  • Accommodationhotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • From $1535per person, tour only
  • Departures
    every two days from 24 Jul '18 to 22 Sep '18
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 6 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels
  • All breakfasts and 4 evening meals
  • Services of your local Headwater Representative
  • GPS route directions and maps
  • RideWithGPS navigation app
  • High quality hybrid bikes
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Electric bikes available
  • City break add-ons in Salzburg
  • Excellent choice for
  • Flora & fauna, art & history, swimming opportunities, vegetarian meals, solo travellers, couples, families, high peaks, lake & river routes
      from 1 reviews

Mrs Macdermott says...
Beautiful views, lots of opportunity for great outings on non-cycling days; fresh air in abundance. Gmunden beautiful with panoramic and relaxing walks ...
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Cycling Austria's Lake District

  • Start and finish on Lake Mondsee
  • Excellent **** 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

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.

Our centrally-located hotels are extremely friendly and provide a wonderful contrast throughout your holiday. The Hotel Goldenes Schiff in Bad Ischl has a spa, with sauna and steam room, whilst the Hotel Bergrose has more of a traditional feel, with wooden interior and Gothic script on the exterior.



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Day-by-day itinerary



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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). (Staying at Hotel Leitnerbrau, Breakfast only)

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. (Staying at Hotel Goldenes Schiff, Half Board)

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. (Staying at Hotel Goldenes Schiff, Half Board)

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. (Staying at Hotel Bergrose, Half Board)

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. (Staying at Hotel Bergrose, Half Board)

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. (Staying at Hotel Leitnerbrau, Breakfast only)

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.

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 £25 per adult per day and £18 per child per day.

To find out more call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.com

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 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.

DatesDeluxe Room
13/05/2018 - 30/09/2018£13

All prices shown above are valid from 23/11/2017. Prices are per person per night and based on 2 people sharing a double room.

Please contact us for extra night prices.

Hotel Goldenes Schiff, Bad Ischl

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The 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.

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

DatesClassic Plus RoomDeluxe Room
13/05/2018 - 30/09/2018£7£24

All prices shown above are valid from 23/11/2017. 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

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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 C19 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.

Villa Seilern is available at a supplement - please contact us for full details and prices.

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

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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.

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.

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

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The 4 star Markus Sittikus is a beautifully presented hotel, based in an 18C 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.

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.

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 and read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Room upgrades are not available at this hotel.

Please contact us for extra night prices.

Travel

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

Please call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or email usa@exodustravels.com to arrange connecting flights.

Reviews

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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!



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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

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

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

Departures
every two days from 22nd Jul 2018 to 22nd Sep 2018, for 6 nights.

Meals
All breakfasts and 4 evening meals

Electric bikes
It is possible to hire electric bikes for this holiday at a supplement of £100 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

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

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form.

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