Salzburg to Vienna Cycle

tours / Cycling

Salzburg to Vienna Cycle information and booking

  • Duration
    8 days
  • Difficulty
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Schedule Details

  • 7 nights 3 star hotels and local inns
Equipment Required
Bike helmet (can be purchased locally - no hire facility is available) wet weather gear, sunscreen, jogging shoes and sun hat.


  • Cycling through Salzkammergut with its stunning lakes and mountains
  • Exploring the musical cities of Vienna and Salzburg
  • Experiencing the timelessness of the river landscape
  • The abbey at Melk
  • The romantic Wachau Valley with its superb wines

Tour description provided by World Expeditions

A unique cycle journey to experience the very best of Austria's sublime scenery, from the deep blue lakes of Salzkammergut, known as Austria's Lakes District, to the majestic Danube River, renowned for its vineyards, castles and historic towns. From Mozart's home town, Salzburg, the cycle route heads east to the banks of several lakes including Mondsee and Attersee. There is ample time to explore the valleys and small towns in the vicinity before continuing to the Danube and the town of Linz, the capital of Upper Austria. Following the Danube bends past monasteries, and the UNESCO listed Wachau Valley, famous for its wines and classic scenery, the cycling ends in the magnificent city of Vienna. Staying in specially selected 3 star hotels, this cycle trip offers both comfort and a sense of achievement.

What's included

  • 7 breakfasts, 6 dinners (dinner not included in vienna). continental breakfasts are served and usually consist of breads, jams, cheese, occasionally eggs and meats, coffee, tea and juices. dinner will consist of 3 courses which include regional specialties
  • 7 nights accommodation in 3 star hotels and local inns with private facilities in low season
  • Transfer of luggage from hotel to hotel (1 suitcase per person, max 20kg)
  • 7 or 21 speed unisex bike equipped with panniers
  • Boat (or train ride) on the lake traun including bike
  • Train ride lambach to linz including bike
  • Train ride tulln to vienna including bike
  • Handlebar bag per room
  • Maps, route information and tourist information per room
  • Return transfer by train from vienna to salzburg (bike not included)
  • Important note: if you do not need this transfer a small discount is applicable – in order to receive this discount you must advise us at the time of booking. refunds cannot be made once your arrangements are booked.
  • *if train ticket required in advance (for vienna to salzburg in replacement of return journey) a supplement applies.
  • 7 day service hotline


Day 1 Arrive Salzburg
Check into the hotel where you will receive your travel documents. The remainder of the day is free to explore the city. The attractions are numerous and you should spend some time visiting the castle, the square or enjoying a beer in one of the monastery breweries.
Day 2 Cycle to Attersee via an old railroad track (60km)
The cycle begins today along an old railroad track leading to lake Mondsee, and the foothills of Attergau and Attersee with its stunning lakeside position. The region is very popular for holidaymakers from around Europe who are drawn to the picture postcard views, lake activities including sailing and interesting hamlets.
Day 3 Weißenbachtal Valley en route to Traunsee by bike and train or ship (55km)
Another day cycling through the stunning Salzkammergut region, where expansive emerald lakes ringed by mountains and pretty villages are characteristic, and cycling, hiking and boating are the leisure activities of choice during spring, summer and autumn. The route winds its way between Attersee Lake and the northern end of Traunsee Lake. Continue to Ebensee where you catch a boat to Traunsee.
Day 4 Cycle to Lambach, then by train to Linz (31km)
Today’s cycle takes you north to Upper Austria. Leaving the Salzkammergut region behind, the route takes you via Laakirchen und Steyrermühl to Lambach, a market town on the Ager and Traun Rivers. In Lambach you take the train to Linz. The city has a multitude of sights including the Brucknerhaus, the esteemed concert hall and the Lentos Art Museum featuring an excellent array of modern art. Take a stroll through the towns pedestrian streets or along the Danube. Overnight Linz.
Day 5 Visit Monastery of Florian and the oldest town in Austria, Enns, en route to Grein (60km)
The route follows the Danube with diversions to the impressive sights enroute including the monastery of St Florian and Enns, the oldest town in Austria. Overnight in Grein. Grein is a baroque village with the oldest theatre in Austria.
Day 6 Cycle through the Wachau (63km)
Passing the region of Strudengau and Nibelungengau, you reach the renowned Wachau, with its truly romantic scenery of vineyards and quaint villages. Enroute to Melk, you will pass several fantastic sights (abbeys, castles, ruins). Alongside the cycle path you will find the so called “Heurigen” (typical Austrian wine taverns) where you can taste wine or regional foods.
Day 7 Pass through the medieval town of Krems to Tulln, then by train to Vienna (65km)
This morning you cycle through more stunning countryside via the impressive towns of Weißenkirchen and Dürstein to Tulln. En route there will be an opportunity to visit the impressive Benedictine monastery of Gottweig. From Tulln you continue by train to metropolitan Vienna, capital of Austria. (Dinner not included.)
Day 8 Trip concludes Vienna
Make sure you visit the famous sights such as the ‘Naschmarkt’ and the beautiful castle Schönbrunn. Train ride back to Salzburg is included or alternatively you can extend your stay in Vienna. Trip concludes.