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Salzburg to Vienna Cycle

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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-20405
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Salzburg, Austria
  • Ends Vienna, Austria
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • 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
Starting in Salzburg and ending in Vienna, the tour "Salzburg To Vienna Cycle" is a self-guided bicycle tour that takes 8 days. You will be traveling through Salzburg, Wachau Valley, Tulln and 8 other destinations in Germany and Austria. "Salzburg To Vienna Cycle" is a private tour which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

Cycle from Salzburg in the picturesque Austrian Lakes District to Vienna via the Danube River valley. 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. 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.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Arrive Salzburg
  • Day 2 : Cycle to Attersee via an old railroad track (60km/37mi)
  • Day 3 : Cycle the Weissenbachtal Valley to Traunsee and Ebensee then Gmunden (30 or 55km/18 or 34mi)
  • Day 4 : Cycle to Lambach, by train to Linz (30km/18.5mi)
  • Day 5 : To Grein and Strudengau via the Monastery of Florian (60km/37mi)
  • Day 6 : Cycle through the Wachau valley visiting Melk (65km/40mi)
  • Day 7 : Pass through Krems to Tulln, by train to Vienna (65km/40.5mi)
  • Day 8 : Trip concludes
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 7 nights accommodation in 3 star hotels and local inns with private facilities
  • Handlebar bag per room
  • 1 bottle of wine per room
Meals
  • 7 breakfasts, 5 dinners (dinner not included in Salzburg & 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
Others
  • Transfer of luggage from hotel to hotel (1 suitcase per person, max 23kg)
  • 7 or 21 speed unisex bike equipped with panniers
  • Boat on the Lake Traun including bike
  • Train ride Lambach to Linz including bike
  • Train ride Tulln to Vienna including bike
  • Maps, route information and tourist information per room, GPS Tracks available on request
  • Emergency hotline
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel to and from Salzburg/Vienna
  • Dinner in Vienna, lunch and drinks throughout
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tour guide – this is a self guided cycling trip
  • Entrance fees
  • Ferries and transfers not mentioned as included
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • Helmet
  • Hotel taxes payable locally (approx. € 1 - 2,5 per person/night)
  • bike rental insurance - covers you in case of loss or damage when the bike is properly used and secured. Excluded from this are lost keys, batteries and chargers of e-bikes, as well as purposeful damage or gross negligence.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4 - Very Good
Based on 1 review
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 25 2019
4 - Very Good
Very Good
The ride from Salzburg to Linz is very picturesque with lakes, mountains, forests and attractive villages on mostly paved paths. The section along the Danube has some wider, flatter river views, but also travels away from the... Read more
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Salzburg to Vienna Cycle tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 16 February 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 16 February 2023, a deposit of 182 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Salzburg to Vienna Cycle tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Salzburg to Vienna Cycle tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • How do I plan a 15-day trip to Europe?

    If you are planning to visit multiple countries, you should prepare a tentative list of destinations you are interested in. If it is your first trip, stick to major cities and cultural centers for the sake of simplicity and convenience. Also, be flexible and optimize your travel time and budget. Be open to changing your itinerary depending on schedules and ticket prices.

  • Where to travel in Europe?

    Europe has swathes of spectacular landscapes, a rich history, and vibrant cultures. Therefore, deciding on the best travel destinations on the continent can be difficult. However, you can narrow down on highlights by choosing one overarching theme for your trip. 

    If you are looking forward to immersing yourself in art and history, then Italy, Spain, and France should be on the top of your list. Head for Switzerland, Norway, or Croatia if nature is what you love the most. For beaches and water sports, you will be hard-pressed to find better destinations than Greece, Portugal, and Montenegro.

    Having said that, you can also diversify your itinerary by mixing and matching different elements of the same country. Italy tops the charts not just for its medieval monuments and Renaissance art but also for coastal scenery and sun-soaked beaches. Similarly, Spain is a foodie paradise as much as it is an architectural hotspot.

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    Bus services like FlixBus and BusAbout offer a convenient means of transport if you wish to move from one city to another within the same country. Although these services do travel between countries, they might not be the best choice due to a longer travel time.

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  • What is the best travel insurance for Europe?

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    While insurance is important, it is mostly a safeguard against emergencies. If you are on a budget, you can go with the second- or even third-best option and prioritize getting your money’s worth instead of purchasing the most comprehensive coverage.

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