The former emperor Franz Josef and his wife Sissi have spent many holidays in this area and the term 'Sommerfrische’ (summer health resort) has been coined here. The aristocracy was easily persuaded and it was not long until half of Vienna was spending the hot summer months in the 'healthy’ region of the Salzkammergut. This is why you will encounter opulent villas and imposing houses on this cycle tour. The artist Gustav Klimt was yet another regular. He spent time by the lakes trying to capture this stunning natural scenery in his own paintings. For you a journey of cultural, scenic and culinary temptations awaits day by day. You will literally cycle through a world of clichés, that came true...

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Welcome briefing and bike fitting. We recommend that you take a stroll along the lake.

In the morning there is plenty of time to explore St. Wolfgang. Today’s short tour leads you at first along the lovely lake Wolfgang to St. Gilgen. Then you cycle via the 'Scharfling’ and past the romantic Lake Krottensee to Lake Mondsee. The towering sheer rockface 'Drachenwand’ (dragon’s wall) will be your constant companion until you get to the well-known lake resort with its palace and abbey church.

The cycle path takes you along the banks of lake Mondsee to the dark-green lake Attersee. Onwards to the North shore and then through the Aurach valley to Lake Traunsee. Gmunden, famous for ist pottery and Ort Palace, has often been used as a movie backdrop. Overnight stay in Altmünster, Traunkirchen or Ebensee.

Follow the cycle path from Ebensee along the river Traun to famous Bad Ischl. From here you you take a train ride and delve into the 'deepest’ part of Salzkammergut, namely Bad Aussee. Here you have the option of doing a short bike tour to Lake Altaussee. There is also a marvellous circular path around the lake amidst the surrounding mountains.

Today’s cycle tour is all about the Ausseer Lakes. Lake Grundlsee and Lake Toplitz are world-famous due to their crystal clear water and the glorious mountain backdrop that they both offer. You will cycle past lake Altaussee one more time before you return to the spa resort, Bad Aussee.

You head from one imperial spa resort to the next! But this time you get to visit the world’s most stunning lake resort, Hallstatt too. With an entire epoche named after it, naturally there is a lot to see and visit. The world’s oldest salt mine and the bone house are only a few examples as to how this charming little place has attracted countless visitors from all over the globe. In Bad Ischl the emperor Franz Josef and his wife Sissi were regulars during the summer and loved spending time in the well-known Cafè Zauner and enjoying a slice of the incredibly delicious bundt cake 'Guglhupf’.

Today you head along the Ischler Ache over to Lake Wolfgangsee. Today you have plenty of time again, which allows you to explore St. Wolfgang and to visit the hotel 'Weißes Rössl’ and the pilgrimage church. We recommend a final boat trip on the lake or to even take the cog railway to the top of the Schafberg mountain with an altitude of 1782m!

Tour character

The terrain along the banks of the lakes is completely flat with interspersed slight hills. Most ofison cycle paths and on side roadswith little traffic cycling from one lake to the next. Only fora few short sections,cycling on busier roadsis unfortunately unavoidable.

Services and infos



  • Accommodation in your selected category
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Luggage transfer between the hotels
  • Developed route
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English, French) with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers
  • Trip from Bad Ischl to Bad Aussee by train incl. your bike
  • App for Navigation and GPS-data is available
  • Service hotline

Optional extras:

  • Half-board evening meal (mostly multi-course, sometimes outside the property, payable with voucher)
  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Salzburg train station and then by public bus to lake Wolfgangsee
  • Salzburg airport
  • Car park at the hotel costs approx. € 5 per day, to be paid at the time, reservation is necessary

Please note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
Contact & booking

Do you still have questions about the tour? We are happy to help and look forward to your inquiry.