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Salzburg & The Austrian Lake District

Salzburg & The Austrian Lake District

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided cycling
  • Duration
    7 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • From £1329per person, tour only

    Flight inclusive prices from £1619 per person
  • Departures
    every two days from 10 May '21 to 19 Sep '21
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 7 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
  • 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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Austria: Salzburg

Salzburg & The Austrian Lake District

  • Start in Salzburg 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 6 night, Cycling Austria's Lake District

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 and then to 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 Ochs in Bad Ischl has a spa with sauna and swimming pool, 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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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 Salzburg

Arrive in Salzburg, a Baroque jewel with a UNESCO-recognised historic centre and the birthplace of Mozart on the Salzach river.
You stay at the Achat Plaza Zum Hirschen (breakfast included)

Day 2: Salzburg to Mondsee

Transfer to the Hotel Leitnerbrau in Mondsee and visit St Basilica before dinner (payable locally).
You stay at the Hotel Leitnerbrau (breakfast included)

Day 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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.
You stay at the Hotel Bergrose (breakfast and evening meal)

Day 7: 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 8: 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 £ 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 from 9am today) or email sales@headwater.com


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

Achat Plaza Zum Hirschen, Salzburg

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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.
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're open from 9am today) or email sales@headwater.com

Air

Air prices include our standard flights/transfers
Out: Lufthansa Heathrow to Salzburg via Frankfurt 07:30/13:355, on arrival customers make their own arrangements to the hotel in Salzburg then on day 2 a transfer to the 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 Hotel on day 2 at 15:00, 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 Beattie, 27/09/2019

Generally good, but for the first time since we started using Headwater some 18 years ago, we found the organisational aspects rather problematic. Examples are difficulties in loading the GPS app as the short code was not provided to us initially and despite the instructions given we were unable to check in online for our flight to Salzburg. For both issues, we had to phone to obtain clarity. In addition, we had to pre-pay £95.00 for what was described as a "non-standard transfer" from Mondsee to Salzburg airport (a distance of less than 20 miles) which was in fact carried out by the local reps who had done the same trip at least twice before on the same day as well as the reverse journey at the beginning of our holiday. Frankly we felt this additional was expensive and unnecessary.



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 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're open from 9am 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 from 9am 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 £132 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 10th May 2021 to 19th Sep 2021, for 7 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All breakfasts and 2 evening meals

Room upgrades
From £18 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 £160 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 07:30/13:355, on arrival customers make their own arrangements to the hotel in Salzburg then on day 2 a transfer to the 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 Hotel on day 2 at 15:00, 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're open from 9am 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 from 9am 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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