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Your cycling holiday in Austria

Mountains and Mozart: Innsbruck to Salzburg

From one spectacular alpine city to another, this cycling tour will take you along idyllic river valleys, through green pastures and picturesque villages with magnificent Tyrolean mountain scenery as your backdrop.

The exhilarating route visits Alpine towns and lakes, where you can expect warm hospitality, hearty food and plenty of stops for refreshing steins of beer. We highly recommend extending you stay with a few extra nights in the delightful city of Salzburg, home to Mozart and the Sound of Music!

What not to miss

  • Innsbruck’s Altstadt (Old town)
  • Swimming in the Walchsee, an idyllic Tyrolean lake
  • Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart

What’s Included

  • 3 and 4-star hotel accommodation
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Bikes with panniers bags and odometer
  • Route maps and instructions
  • Local support when required
  • Flights and transfers

This tour is operated by our preferred local partner.

Your cycling holiday in Austria

Mountains and Mozart: Innsbruck to Salzburg

Day 1 | Arrive at Innsbruck

Transfer to your first hotel in the capital of the Tyrol. Innsbruck may be famous for winter sports but in the spring and summer, it’s well worth visiting the Altstadt (old town) and the city’s architectural gems such as the Hofburg Castle and the Gothic Hofkirsche. If you have time you can even take the Hungerburgbahn cable car up into the nearby Nordette mountains for one of the best views in Europe.

Day 2 | Innsbruck to Strass in Zillertal | Distance 28 miles (45km)

After a hearty breakfast, your first day on your bike will take you out of Innsbruck via the Olympic village gently down a valley towards Strass in Zillertal, through the villages of Hall and Wattens with the Austrian mountains on both sides. You can even stop off in Wattens and visit the Swarovski Crystal exhibition before reaching Strass where the Inn river meets the Ziller river. Enjoy your evening in this quintessential Tyrolean village with panoramic views of the Zillertal Alps.

Day 3 | Strass im Zillertal to Worgl | Distance 16 miles (25km)

The short ride to Worgl continues along the valley past several castles and through the pretty market villages of Brixlegg and Rattenberg, the former being the smallest village in the Tyrol and the perfect place to enjoy an Austrian pastry and indulge in some shopping. On route, you can also stop off at the Kundler Klamm, a majestic river gorge and then it is on to the city of Worgl, close to the Bavarian border.

Day 4 | Worgl to St. Johann in Tyrol | Distance 28 miles (45km)

Today you leave the Inntal Valley and cycle into the rolling hills of the kaiserwinkl valley in the Tyrol with the mighty Kaiser mountains to the south and the Chiemgau Alps to the North providing spectacular scenery. We suggest a relaxing stop at the idyllic Walchsee for a refreshing dip in the beautiful lake. The route then takes you up through Waidach and the Tyrolean mountain landscape to the destination of St.Johann and the heart of this region. In town, enjoy the views from the Huber Brau brewery tower and then taste their beers straight from the source.

Day 5 | St. Johann in Tyrol to Lofer | Distance 25 miles (40km)

In the morning, you’ll take the train (included) up to Hochfilzen so you can enjoy the ride down to Lofer via the towns of Leogang and Saalfelden in the Zell am See district of the Salzburg region. There are more stunning mountain views on offer today in this region as you follow the river Saalach to Lofer, a small market town and a ski resort in the winter.

Day 6 | Lofer to Salzburg | Distance 28 miles (45km)

Departing Lofer, most of today’s ride is downhill following the banks of the Saalach, apart from the short climb over the ‘green border’ from Austria into Germany towards the Bavarian spa town of Bad Reichenhall. Then you’ll cross back over the border after your sort trip to Germany into Austria as you approach the birthplace of Mozart, Salzburg. We highly recommend you extend your stay in Salzburg to enable you to explore the beautiful city’s baroque squares and buildings of the Altstadt, take in a classic music concert, visit Mozart’s home, now a museum, or simply take in the atmosphere of the city where the Sound of Music was filmed.

Day 7 | Departure

Extend your stay in Salzburg or enjoy your final Austrian breakfast before we say “auf wiedersehen” and transfer you to Salzburg airport.

Your cycling holiday in Austria

Mountains and Mozart: Innsbruck to Salzburg | Self Guided

Your cycling holiday in Austria

Mountains and Mozart: Innsbruck to Salzburg

Note: The accommodation listed below is indicative, it is not guaranteed and is subject to availability. Alternative accommodation of an equal standard may be used.

Austria Trend Hotel Congress

4 Stars

Situated on the River Inn, a short walk from the Hofburg Palace, this contemporary hotel has panoramic views and is opposite the Hungerburgbahn cable car. There is a terrace for breakfast and a spa with steam room and sauna.

Gasthof-Hotel Baumgarten

3 Stars

This family run chalet style hotel offers comfortable rooms, an alpine style restaurant, a small outdoor pool and a sauna.

Hotel Amedia

4 Stars

This contemporary styled design hotel is located just outside the historic centre with bright rooms, terrace, bar and buffet breakfast service.

Hotel Bechlwirt

3 Stars

This relaxed mountainside hotel has spacious rooms and a traditional Austrian alpine style with a wood panelled restaurant, sauna and steam room.

Hotel Dax

4 Stars

Situated on the banks of the River Saalach, this smart hotel has large rooms and wellness area with mountain views.

Hotel Post in Strass

3 Stars

This 19th Century building is now a family run hotel and is warmly furnished in typical Tyrolean style with great views of the surrounding Zillertal mountains.

Your cycling holiday in Austria

Mountains and Mozart: Innsbruck to Salzburg

Package Prices 2019 (Flights and Transfers included)

2019 Departure Dates Nights  Occupancy Adult Price
28th April - 17th May  6 2 Sharing £1185
18th May - 13th September 6 2 Sharing £1245
14th September - 04th October  6 2 Sharing £1185
05th October - 19th October  6 2 Sharing £1065
28th April - 17th May 6 Single Occupancy £1355
18th May - 13th September 6 Single Occupancy  £1415
14th September - 04th October  6 Single Occupancy £1355
05th September - 19th October  6 Single Occupancy £1235

Tour Only Prices 2019

2019 Departure Dates Nights  Occupancy Adult Price
28th April - 17th May  6 2 Sharing £885
18th May - 13th September 6 2 Sharing £935
14th September - 04th October  6 2 Sharing £885
05th October - 19th October  6 2 Sharing £765
28th April - 17th May 6 Single Occupancy £1025
18th May - 13th September 6 Single Occupancy  £1085
14th September - 04th October  6 Single Occupancy £1025
05th September - 19th October  6 Single Occupancy £915

Please contact one of our Activities Experts on 020 7471 7750 for child prices.

Start your holiday on any day of the week between 18th May and 13th September. Friday and Saturday departures only before 18th May and after 13th September. 

Supplements:

  • E-bike Supplement: £89 per person
  • Extra Night in Innsbruck or Salzburg: £79 per person

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