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 breath-taking backdrop for cycling 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.
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.
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.
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.
Stay in a luxury 4-star hotel with a top-of-the-range wellness centre and choose from a host of activities: walking, cycling (route notes for both provided), water sports, boat trips, and ice caves. Complimentary Headwater bikes are included for the duration of your stay.
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!
Discover the lakes and rivers of the Salzkammergut region of Austria on a self-guided cycling tour from your base at the family-run Hotel Goiserer Muhle in Bad Goisern. Explore the Imperial city of Bad Ischl and the World Heritage area around Lake Hallstatt and marvel at the surrounding landscape of peaks, lakes and rivers.
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.
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.
This is a gentle linear route following the course of the River Danube. Some of the highlights of this 10-night holiday include Passau 'City of Three Rivers', medieval Linz, the UNESCO Wachau Valley, and Benedictine Melk.
Starting and ending in the city of Mozart, Salzburg our 7 night cycle tour will take you around the lakes and rivers of the Salzkammergut region with gentle cycling along the water and more challenging routes between Mondsee, Attersee, Traunsee, Hallstatt and Wolfgangsee lakes.
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