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Five Lakes Cycling

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided cycling
  • Duration
    7 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • From $2599per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2023  
  • Departures
    Saturdays and Sundays from 9 Oct '22 to 8 Oct '23
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 7 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels
  • All continental breakfasts
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • Route directions and maps
  • High quality bikes
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Route directions and maps
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Electric bikes available
  • City break add-ons in Salzburg
  • Suitable for
  • Couples
  • Excellent choice for
  • Flora & fauna, art & history, swimming opportunities, high peaks, lake & river routes
      from 2 reviews

Mr Ring says...
Can’t fault anything. All very good and highly recommended.
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Austria: Salzburg

Five Lakes Cycling

  • Explore the city of Mozart, Salzburg
  • Excellent 4 star hotels; warm, friendly hoteliers; lovely local cuisine
  • Stay in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site of Hallstatt
  • Enjoy panoramic views over Lake Wolfgang from Mount Schafberg
  • Based on our popular 7 night, Austrian Lakes Activities

This 7-night holiday gives a lovely 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.



Beginning in Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart on the Salzach river cycle to the first of the lakes, Mondsee. Continue to Attersee, the largest lake in Salzkammergut, well-known due to its deep-green colour. Lakes Traunsee, Hallstattsee and Wolfgangsee follow with stops in the UNESCO listed Hallstatt and St Wolfgang before returning to Salzburg.



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If you have any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.com

Day-by-day itinerary



We're here to help

If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 , or email usa@exodustravels.com

Day 1: Arrival in Salzburg

Arrive in Salzburg in time for your welcome briefing and bike fitting.
Breakfast included

Day 2: Salzburg - Lake Mondsee approx. 40 km

The day starts with a ride along the Salzach River out of Salzburg, then along the disused Ischler railway route until you get to Eugendorf. You will then cycle across lush meadows on the cycle path to Thalgau and the foot of the Drachenwand, an impressive rock massif that stretches all the way to lake Mondsee. The lake side cycle path will then lead you into the centre of the same named town, which is well-known - and not only because of the Sound of Music!

Day 3: Lake Mondsee - Lake Attersee - Lake Traunsee approx. 50/70 km

Next you will cycle along lake Mondsee's shore until you get to Lake Attersee. This is the largest lake in Salzkammergut and is not only well-known due to its deep-green colour. Many celebrities from near and far live by this lake in magnificent estates. Either by boat (only if you arrive from 01.07. till 31.08.) or by bike along the lakeside, you will head to Weyregg and then through Aurachtal past Lake Traunsee to Gmunden with its famous palace and the ceramic bells in the town hall tower. You only have a few more kilometres until you get to Traunkirchen, where you will be staying overnight.

Day 4: Lake Traunsee - Lake Hallstatt approx. 45 km

The bike path takes you along the edge of Lake Traunsee until you get to the saline town of Ebensee. From here you will cycle along the river Traun until you get to Bad Ischl with its Imperial past. Once you have crossed the health resort of Bad Goisern, you will finally get to Lake Hallstatt. Impressed by the amazing scenery, you will cycle along the lake to the 'loveliest lakeside town in the world' - Hallstatt. You will stay overnight in the centre of the village.

Day 5: Lake Hallstatt- Lake Wolfgangsee approx. 40 km

Today you head back along the river Traun until you get to Bad Ischl. You should definitely go to the famous Cafe Zauner where you can try the sweet specialities (included in the price). Emperor Franz Josef and Sissi both will have enjoyed a Gugelhupf cake here. Fuelled up, you will continue cycling along Lake Wolfgang and you will enjoy the atmosphere around your famous hotel, the 'weißen Rossl'.

Day 6: Rest day by Lake Wolfgangsee

You have a wide array of possible activities for an active day by Austria's most famous lake. We recommend the journey with the cog railway up to the top of mount Schafberg (1782m). This is to be organised by yourself. From the top you get a beautiful view of the surrounding area. Another option is a boat ride (also organised by yourself). A day swimming in the crystal clear water of Lake Wolfgangsee is an alternative way to have an active day...

Day 7: Lake Wolfgangsee - Salzburg approx. 50 km + Hike

Today you cycle along the bike path to St. Gilgen along the edge of the lake. From there you have a one hour walk in the Tiefbrunnau (your bike will be transported in the meantime). Afterwards, you get back on your bike and cycle to Lake Hintersee and through the Strubklamm gorge into the Wiestal valley. The ride through the Glasenbachklamm gorge is impressive and will bring you to the Salzachtal valley. Just before Salzburg, a diversion to Schloss Hellbrunn is well worth it. Your destination is the festival and Mozart town of Salzburg with its many tourist attractions.

Day 8: Departure


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.

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


Find out more on the hotel website.
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Hotel Auersperg, Salzburg

NEARBY:

Hotel Ausperg has been a family run hotel for 3 generations and it situated in the heart of Salzburg. The rooms are modern and comfortable.


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Hotel Schlosshotel Mondsee, Mondsee

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Formerly one of Austria’s oldest Benedictine monastery, and turned into a palace in 1810, the unique Schlosshotel Mondsee is centrally located in Mondsee and is next to the medieval Mondsee Abbey, whose cloister church St Michael was used for the site of the wedding in The Sound of Music.

Room are beautifully decorated, traditional and unique with modern facilities. The hotel has a welness spa featuring a wall in the sauna that is from the 12th / 13th. Century.


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Hotel Post Am See, Traunkirchen

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The Hotel Post Am See has always been closely connected to the the Traunkirchen monastery which has been an important part of its history. The foundation stones of today's hotel were laid in 1327 by the Benedictine nuns when the monastery was rebuilt after a fire. A guest house was built not far from the monastery to accommodate and feed the workers. The history of the 'Hotel Post' as a hospitable house is almost 700 years old. In 1773 the monastery was closed, but the hospitality in the later Hotel Post continued. Via new private owners, the house became an important post station on the way to the inner Salzkammergut. This gave its name to the later Hotel Post.

The hotel has been owned by the Gröller family since 1950. Tradition and hospitality were thus continued. Today Monika and Wolfgang Gröller are the third generation to host the Post am See. Very recently renovated, the rooms were all given a more traditional look, lovingly designed and regionally inspired with modern facilities.


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Heritage Hotel, Hallstatt

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Situated in the car-free historic centre of the UNESCO World Heritage town of Hallstatt in Upper Austria's Salzkammergut region, Heritage Hotel consist of three carefully renovated, historic townhouses to form a hotel.

In the main building, Kainz house, you will find the reception area, restaurant and sauna.

Stocker House is the oldest secular building in Hallstatt’s town centre, tracing its noble history back over more than 500 years. According to the chronicler, Stocker house would back then have served as a court of law. The house is about a 3-minute walk from Kainz main house where every room is unique all with stunning views.

Seethaler House is perched on the hillside on what locals know as the Hallberg and offers a magnificent view across Lake Hallstatt. This house most closely resembles how the Hallstatt locals live and each of the unique rooms offers a magnificent view across Lake Hallstatt. The building is about a 5-minute walk from the main house Kainz where the main restaurant is.


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Hotel Weisses Rossl, St Wolfgang

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Weisses Rossl, meaning The White Horse Inn at Lake Wolfgang, is now run in the 5th generation by the Peter family. They welcome you all year round for your holidays in the beautiful Salzkammergut region.

Each of the accommodations in the White Horse Inn is unique and has its own style.

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.


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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.


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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

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

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.


Mr Ring, 14/07/2022

Can’t fault anything. All very good and highly recommended.


Mr Jones, 10/06/2022

An excellent holiday. Spoiled by the PanoramaHotel Altmunster. There us insufficient space here to describe it, so see separate email.



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 7 night self-guided cycling holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels

All continental breakfasts

Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

Route directions and maps

High quality bikes

Luggage transfers between hotels

Route directions and maps


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'check availability' links below to 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 click on the 'Check availability' links below to complete our holiday enquiry form.

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Holiday details

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

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

Departures
Saturdays and Sundays from 9th Oct 2022 to 8th Oct 2023, for 7 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All continental breakfasts

Electric bikes
It is possible to hire electric bikes for this holiday at a supplement of £134 per person. As these are available on a first come first served basis, we recommend early booking to avoid disappointment.

Other 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

This holiday does not include any flights or rail.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the appropriate 'Check availability' button above to 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 click on the 'Check availability' links above to complete our holiday enquiry form.

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