Pure pleasure along the Salzkammergut Cycle Path
The Salzkammergut Cycle Path leads through the Salzkammergut, one of the most beautiful landscapes in Austria. The area is divided between the provinces of Upper Austria, Salzburg and Styria. The cycle path touches 13 lakes of the Salzkammergut.
The thematic highlights of the trail are: the festival and Mozart city of Salzburg, Mondsee with the Stiftskirche, Attersee with its villas, the imperial city of Bad Ischl, the saltworks in Ebensee, thermal baths in Bad Aussee and Bad Mitterndorf, Lake Wolfgang with the pilgrimage site of St. Wolfgang, the Mozart village of St. Gilgen, the world heritage region of Lake Hallstatt with Hallstatt, Lake Grundlsee, Gmunden and Schloss Ort.
Suitable for teenagers, single travellers, group of friends and for two.
Other special suitabilities
Modern trekking bikes with 21-speed transmission or e-(mountain) bikes are ideal. Touring bikes or city bikes with fewer gears are less suitable because of the gradients along the route.
Duration: 22h 25m
Length: 304,3 kilometres without variants
Metres in altitude (up): 1.939 m
Metres in altitude (downhill): 1.682 m
lowest point: 407m
highest point: 853m
Difficulty: easy to medium
This cycle path has been "recommended" by the emperor for several centuries - Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Sissi already appreciated the lovely region of the Salzkammergut and spent their summer holidays in this area.
The best season
The best months are May, June, September and October. In July and August, the towns on the Salzkammergut lakes are in high season, which means more traffic on the roads and problems finding accommodation for one night. In July and August it is recommended to book by the day in advance - the local tourist associations will be happy to help you find them.