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 wonderfully combine the Alps, scenic lakes, and historical towns and villages to provide a breath-taking experience of cycling Austria.
Austria is a great country to tour by bike. Whether you want to challenge yourself on a mountain ascent, cruise along the Danube or whizz through terraced vineyards, there are plenty of gorgeous vistas to enjoy.
Off-road, you can immerse yourself in the magical splendour of Salzburg, with its Baroque palaces and Renaissance gardens. And because our cycling trips in Austria are self-guided, you're free to make impromptu stops to wander through a pretty village, peek inside a 15th-century church or enjoy lunch at a lakeside restaurant.
Our Austria cycling routes are expertly researched. We give you detailed maps as well as access to our navigation app, so you can go at your own pace.
We hand-pick the best accommodation for you. 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 an electric bike, which will make light work of any hills and leave you free to take in the spectacular panoramas.
Salzburg is truly beautiful and is also where the majority of The Sound of Music was set. But it has more than one claim to fame: it was also the birthplace of Mozart.
The Old Town is well worth a wander; fine examples of medieval and Baroque architecture can be found here. You can visit Mozart's Residence and the Mirabell Palace and Gardens, the latter of which was built by an Archbishop of Salzburg as a residence for the secret mistress the Pope wouldn't allow him to marry. Nearby, there's also Hellbrunn Palace with its fun trick fountains.
The lakeside paths of Lake Constance are a breeze for cycling, and the paths take in Austria, Switzerland and Germany. There are many lakeside restaurants where you can stop to eat.
Take a short ferry ride over to the twin castles of Meersburg, the oldest inhabited castle in Germany. Eat in the Baroque hall or enjoy the atmosphere of the castle tavern in the garden. The terrace offers spectacular views of the lake and mountains.
Baroque and Gothic architecture can be found in abundant supply in Vienna, as can coffee and the traditional chocolate cake Sachertorte.
Tour the State Opera House, where there is a full schedule of over 60 operas and ballets each season. World-class artists regularly dominate the stage.
See the Hofburg Palace, once a royal residence that now houses the Imperial Treasury Museum as well as the Austrian National Library. Schönbrunn Palace is another impressive location to visit during your cycling holiday in Austria. It's so impressive that it has been on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since 1996. A vast park stretches out in front of the building, characterised by tree-lined avenues and manicured lawns and flowerbeds.
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 the stunning architecture.
Looking for a holiday where relaxing cycling effortlessly intertwines with nature, culture, delightful cuisine, refreshing swims, and historic sights? Your dream trip is here! Our Lake Constance Cycling trip guides you through picturesque towns, vineyards, and captivating historic sites in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. Indulge in local treats, dip into turquoise waters, and embrace vibrant events.
Explore Austria's Salzkammergut on a 6-night cycling adventure through crystal clear lakes, alpine villages, and lush meadows. Explore the historic depth of Bad Ischl and the charming town of Gmunden on Lake Traun, surrounded by majestic Alpine peaks and crystal-clear waters. Savour local culinary treasures like Pinzgauer Bierkäse and Mozart Kugeln marzipan chocolates. Immerse yourself in the captivating natural beauty and rich history of the region, a delightful mix of adventure and cultural exploration.
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.
Experience the enchanting Austrian lakes district on this cycling holiday through Salzkammergut. Roam idyllic alpine villages and serene blue lakes. Begin your journey in Salzburg, Mozart's hometown, pedalling along the scenic Salzach river to Mondsee. Explore Attersee, the region's largest lake, and be captivated by the charm of Lake Wolfgangsee. Discover UNESCO-listed Hallstatt and St Wolfgang, immersing yourself in rich history, and explore the Imperial past of Bad Ischl. Stay in carefully selected unique 4-star hotels, where luxury seamlessly blends with Austrian traditions.
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.
We've spent almost 40 years crafting exciting, action-packed itineraries for our travellers, so you can rely on us to provide a self-guided Austria cycling tour you'll remember. Book online today and start getting ready for your excursion. Here are a few reasons why you can have confidence in us: