Salzkammergut - based in one hotel

Salzkammergut - Austria

The most famous lakes in the Salzkammergut region invite you for a swim, to go on a boat ride, or to simply cycle along the lake's edge. The practiced traditions will take you back to the times of Empress Sissi’s or even further back into the Hallstatt period. Tempting cakes and pastries will lure you into stylish pastry shops to make sure you get to know the culinary side of this famous region of Austria too. At the end of this journey you will agree with our Emperor Franz Josef - "It was very nice, it was a pleasure!"

Easy to Moderate
  • 7 Days / 6 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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The hotel staff will give you your travel documents and rental bikes (if booked).

In the morning, you will take the train to Gmunden. The beautiful lake resort invites you for a walk. We recommend visiting Orth castle and the ceramic chimes in the town hall's tower. On the bike path, you will cycle along the river Traun to Ebensee. Then you will continue further along the Traun until you soon arrive in Bad Ischl. The former imperial city attracts visitors with its Imperial Park, Imperial Villa and Sissi's teahouse. From here there are only a few more kilometres until you will be back at your hotel.

The day will start with a transfer to Gosau. From there, you will be able to ride your bike to lake Vorderen Gosausee. From there you will have a marvellous view. On your way back, you will cycle along the river Gosaubach to Lake Hallstatt and then further along the river Traun back to Bad Goisern.

First, you will ride your bike along the river Traun to Bad Ischl. The river Ischler Ache flows to Lake Wolfgangsee and then further on to St. Wolfgang. If you have time, you should not only visit the White Horse Inn and the church, but you should also go up the Schafberg mountain by taking the rack railway! A short ferry ride (not included in the tour price, about €4 per person) will take you to the other side of the lake and the bike path will take you via lake Nussensee and back to the hotel.

Today, there is plenty of time to explore the World Heritage area around Lake Hallstatt. Magnificent nature and the oldest salt mine in the world, the Dachstein Ice Caves, or a relaxing boat trip – there is something for everyone! During this tour, you will always cycle along the lake's edge and all of the attractions are close to the route.

The train will take you to Bad Aussee. You will have the opportunity to take a trip to the Grundlsee and Toplitzsee lakes. Lake Altausseer See is located on the way to the valley Rettenbachtal, which leads to Bad Ischl. Make sure you try the famous pastry Zaunerstollen (included in the tour price) at Cafè Zauner. Even Emperor Franz Josef enjoyed these delicious pastries! After cycling a few more kilometres, you will get back to Bad Goisern.

Tour character

Most of the stages are easy cycle tours with just occasional very small ascents. There is one longer ascent. You will find yourself either cycling on bike paths or on quiet side roads with little traffic. Only a few kilometres of this tour have to be cycled on busier roads.

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Season 1
Apr 12, 2020 - May 2, 2020
Sep 27, 2020 - Oct 11, 2020
Thursday, Sunday
Season 2
May 3, 2020 - Jun 20, 2020
Aug 30, 2020 - Sep 26, 2020
Thursday, Sunday
Season 3
Jun 21, 2020 - Jul 25, 2020
Thursday, Sunday
Season 4
Jul 26, 2020 - Aug 29, 2020
Salzkammergut - Based in Hotel, 7 days, AT-SKRBG-07GA
Base price
Surcharge half board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
Salzkammergut - Based in Hotel, 7 days, AT-SKRBG-07GB
Base price
Surcharge single room
Surcharge half board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
7-gear unisex incl. rental bike insurance
7-gear gents incl. rental bike insurance
21-gear unisex incl. rental bike insurance
21-gear gents incl. rental bike insurance
Electric bike incl. rental bike insurance

Services & Extras


  • Accommodation in Hotel Goiserer Mühle ****
  • Breakfast buffet
  • developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (GE, EN, FR with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
  • Bus transfer to Gosau incl. bike
  • Train journeys Bad Goisern to Gmunden, Bad Goisern to Bad Aussee and Bad Aussee to Bad Goisern incl. bike
  • 1 x Zaunerstollen pastry and coffee per person at the famous Cafe Zauner
  • Introductory cooking class with the chef (GE, EN)
  • Free use of the spa area
  • Free admission to the public outdoor swimming pool
  • E-signposting
  • GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Half-board evening meal (mostly multi-course)
  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Not included

  • Arrival and departure
  • parking fees
  • spa and local taxes as far as due
  • transfers
  • optional surveys
  • travel insurance
  • Expenditure on personal needs

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Bad Goisern train station
  • Salzburg airport
  • Free parking or you can pay €20 per week for a hotel carport. Reservation is not possible.

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