Day 1: Individual Arrival in Salzburg.
Handing-over of travel documents and rented bikes.
Overnight stay in Salzburg
Day 2: Salzburg – Lake Mondsee ~35 km, altitude difference 383 m / 302 m
Along of the river Salzach you ride to the outskirts of the city. In Salzburg Nord (Itzling) take the Salzkammergut cycling trail to Eugendorf, Thalgau and further to Mondsee.
Overnight stay in Mondsee.
Day 3: Lake Mondsee – Bad Ischl ~39 km, altitude difference 435 m / 455 m
Along the lake shore to Scharfling, over the pass (short ascent on high-pass Scharflingpass) to Lake Wolfgangsee to Strobl und further to Bad Ischl.
Overnight stay in Bad Ischl.
Day 4: Bad Ischl – Hallstatt ~47 km, altitude difference á929 m / â929 m
Along the Traun river to Bad Goisern and further to Hallstatt along the east shore of Lake Hallstaettersee. Now you have two possibilities: Go by bike to Hallstatt around the lake (5 km) or take the ferry over the lake directly to the market place of Hallstatt.
Cycle back from Hallstatt to Bad Ischl.
Overnight stay in Bad Ischl
Day 5: Bad Ischl – Grein by train
Leave your bike at the service centre in Bad Ischl. From the adjacent train station take a scenic ride out of the Salzkammergut to the Danube city Grein including your luggage.
Transfer from the train station to your hotel.
Overnight stay in Grein.
Day 6: Grein – Emmersdorf ~62 km, altitude difference á252 m / â432 m
Handing over of your bikes at the hotel.
From Grein through the romantic Strudengau in the narrow Danube valley. You pass the Roman village of Ybbs and go further to Melk – the so-called „Gate to the Wachau“. We recommend visiting the abbey of Melk. Afterwards it is short trip to Emmersdorf on the opposite site of the Danube.
Overnight stay in Emmersdorf.
Day 7: Emmersdorf – Krems ~35 km, altitude difference á 233 m / â257 m
Lush vineyards line your way to Krems. You can choose on which site from the Danube you ride – most cyclists prefer the left side with its picturesque villages Spitz, Weißenkirchen and Duernstein.
Overnight stay in Krems.
Day 8: Krems – Tulln ~46 km, altitude difference á 17 m / â36 m
For the most part the route declines softly and you can enjoy the views and landscape on your last stage in a relaxed manner. From Tulln take the train to Vienna where you give back your bikes.
Overnight stay in Vienna.
Day 9: Individual departure or additional nights