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Cycling holidays in Austria

The beauty of Austria is awe-inspiring. With flower filled meadows on the valley floor, sparkling blue lakes and snow-capped mountains, it is a paradise for cyclists of all abilities and offers hundreds of miles of well-marked, inviting trails through some of the most pristine natural environments in Europe.

Our handpicked regions of Salzkammergut, the Danube and Lake Constance offer a wonderful combination of the Alps, scenic lakes and historical towns and villages to provide a breath-taking backdrop for a wide variety of cycling opportunities.

Flower-filled meadows, sparkling blue lakes and snow-capped mountains - Austria's beauty is truly awe-inspiring. And with hundreds of miles of well-marked, inviting trails through some of the most pristine natural environments in Europe, it's a paradise for cyclists of all abilities.

Our handpicked regions of Salzkammergut, the Danube and Lake Constance offer a wonderful combination of the Alps, scenic lakes and historical towns and villages to provide a breathtaking backdrop for cycling Austria.

See the best of the country on cycling tours in Austria

Austria is a great country to explore by bike. Whether you want to challenge yourself on a mountain ascent, cruise along the Danube or whizz along terraced vineyards, there are plenty of cycling opportunities through the most gorgeous vistas.

Off-road, you can immerse yourself in the magical splendour of Salzburg, with its Baroque palaces and Renaissance gardens, explore medieval villages and fairy-tale castles.

Off-road, you can immerse yourself in the magical splendour of Salzburg, with its Baroque palaces and Renaissance gardens, explore medieval villages and fairy-tale castles.

And because our cycling trips in Austria are self-guided, you're free to make impromptu stops to wander through a pretty village, take a peek inside a 15th century church or enjoy lunch at a lakeside restaurant. Our cycling Austria routes are expertly researched and give you detailed notes, so you can go at your own pace and make the holiday your own.

We hand-pick our accommodation and whether that's an old coaching inn, a family-run B&B or a luxury four-star hotel, you'll enjoy the same warm hospitality and delicious traditional cuisine − not to mention the local fine wines.

Our cycling trips in Austria include a complimentary Headwater bike for your exclusive use. You have the option to upgrade to electric bikes, which will make light work of any hills, leaving you free to take in the spectacular panoramas.

Peace of mind when you book with Headwater

As the world begins to reopen, your safety and comfort continues to be at the forefront of everything we do. So, when you choose to book one of our cycling holidays in Austria, you can do so in complete confidence.

Our cycling tours in Austria naturally lend themselves to social distancing. They are mostly self-guided, so you cycle with your family or friends, at your own pace.

With our industry-leading booking protection , we guarantee a full refund if your trip is cancelled or you can no longer travel due to COVID-19. You also have the flexibility to transfer your trip free of charge up to 31 days before departure. Plus, our Headwater travel insurance policies now include COVID cover as standard.

Not only that, but our Travel Safety Promise means you can rest assured that we only travel to safe destinations which also follow the latest safety protocols and guidelines, including enhanced cleaning and social distancing measures. Click here for more information.

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Austrian Lakes Activities
Austria: Salzburg

Austrian Lakes Activities

Stay in a luxury 4 star hotel - with top-of-the-range wellness centre - and choose from a whole host of activities: walking, cycling (route notes for both provided), water sports, boat trips, ice caves. Complimentary Headwater bikes included for the duration of your stay.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeMulti activity holiday
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1249per person, tour only

  • 50 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Lake Constance Cycling
Austria / Germany / Switzerland: Lake Constance

Lake Constance Cycling

With over 250km of gentle cycling trails - plus the option to hop on/off the local train (with your bike) - this region is perfect for exploring by bike. You'll visit Baroque churches, Gothic cathedrals, fairytale palaces - and the views are pretty special too!

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1459per person, tour only

  • 55 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cycling along the Danube from Passau to Vienna
Austria / Germany: The Danube

Cycling along the Danube from Passau to Vienna

Follow the curves and bends of the Danube as it flows through steep-sided valleys and wide riverside woods towards beautiful Vienna. The densely wooded slopes and ravine forests help to create the setting for one of the most significant river landscapes of Central Europe; with the largely flat landscape perfectly suited to self-guided cycling. You will pass many delightful castles, ruins and abbeys whilst visiting historic towns such as Linz, Melk and Krems. The final destination of Vienna is the perfect place to explore, enjoy some great food and perhaps take in a concert.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £919per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Salzburg & the Lakes Short Break Cycling
Austria: Salzburg

Salzburg & the Lakes Short Break Cycling

This 4 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.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration4 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £929per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cycling along the Danube from Vienna to Budapest
Austria / Slovakia / Hungary: The Danube

Cycling along the Danube from Vienna to Budapest

Enjoy meandering rides along the Danube river and through 3 iconic cities - from Vienna in Austria, through Bratislava in Slovakia and on to Budapest in Hungary. The cycling is mostly along the river through small villages and nature reserves but the real highlights are some of the stunning architecture to be seen in the cities.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1029per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Highlights of Lake Constance by bike
Austria / Germany / Switzerland: Lake Constance

Highlights of Lake Constance by bike

Explore Lake Constance by bike on gentle cycling trails, stopping for lunches at waterfront restaurants and discovering some of the cultural and historic highlights of this region, staying in Austria, Switzerland and Germany.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1109per person, tour only

  • 9 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Cycling Austria's Lake District
Austria: Salzburg

Cycling Austria's Lake District

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.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration6 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1179per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 2 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Salzburg & The Austrian Lake District
Austria: Salzburg

Salzburg & The Austrian Lake District

This 7-night holiday starts in the Baroque city of Salzburg allowing time to explore before the cycling starts in 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.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration7 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1329per person, tour only
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 2 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Austrian Lakes Cycling
Austria: Salzburg

Austrian Lakes Cycling

Explore the Austrian Lake District on our 8 night self-guided tour. With lakeside routes providing plenty of swimming opportunities and lots to discover including St Wolfgang's antique cog railway to the summit of Schafberg, Mozart's museum in St Gilgen, and Mondsee's frescoed high street;

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration8 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1449per person, tour only

  • 10 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts and 3 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
Passau to Vienna Cycling
Austria / Germany: The Danube

Passau to Vienna Cycling

A very gentle linear route following the course of the River Danube - arguably the most beautiful river in Europe. Highlights include Passau 'City of Three Rivers', medieval Linz, the UNESCO Wachau Valley and Benedictine Melk!

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1459per person, tour only

  • 62 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All continental breakfasts
  • High quality bikes provided
  • Route notes and maps provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
The Sound of Music Cycling
Austria: Salzburg

The Sound of Music Cycling

Discover fairytale villages and spectacular views on this lakeside cycling tour. Lots to see - St Wolfgang's cog railway, Mozart's museum, Gmunden's floating castle and lots to do - water sports, mountain rail rides and boat trips.

DEPARTURE MONTHS

JFMAMJJASOND

  • Holiday typeSelf-guided cycling
  • Duration10 nights, hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From £1689per person, tour only

  • 4 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • Continental breakfast and 5 evening meals
  • High quality bikes provided
  • GPS route navigation provided
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)

    Cycling Holidays in Austria

    Overall customer rating, based on 194 reviews