The Salzkammergut bike path
The Salzkammergut cycle path leads in two loops through the Salzkammergut, one of the most beautiful landscapes in Austria. There are many opportunities for rewarding stopovers. From the bike path 13 lakes and the most beautiful places of the Salzkammergut are touched.
The thematic fixed points of the way are:
- the festival and Mozart city of Salzburg,
- Mondsee with the collegiate church,
- the imperial city Bad Ischl,
- the saline in Ebensee,
- Spas in Bad Aussee and Bad Mitterndorf,
- the Wolfgangsee with the place of pilgrimage St. Wolfgang,
- the Mozart village of St. Gilgen,
- the world heritage region Hallstatt,
- the Grundlsee,
- Gmunden with castle place.
Some stages can also be covered by bus, train or boat. The Salzkammergut cycle path is a round, the entry in principle possible in every place along the route.
Track length, elevation differences, signage, road conditions and timetable
The Salzkammergut cycle path is 345 km long. The difference in altitude amounts to a total of 1,850 cumulated climb meters. The way is with o.a. Signposted signs in both directions. R 2 (in Upper Austria), R 19 with inscription "Salzkammergut Radweg" (in Styria), green panels with inscription "Salzkammergut Radweg" (in Salzburg).
The majority of the way is paved. Exceptions are the forest roads Bad Mitterndorf - Gössl / Grundlsee and Blaa Alm - Rettenbachalm - Bad Ischl. One should take one week for the whole round.
Arrival and departure
By train: Salzburg Central Station is an ideal starting point and easily accessible from Vienna, Graz or Munich. Bad Ischl, Bad Aussee or Attnang-Puchheim are also recommended.
By car: The Westautobahn A1 and the federal highways of the Salzkammergut open up all main towns of the Salzkammergut.
The best season
The best months for a trip are May, June, September and October. In July and August, the Salzkammergut lakes have high season, which can mean more traffic on the streets and problems with quarters for one night.
The suited bike
Ideal sind moderne Trekkingräder mit 21-Gang-Übersetzung. Tourenräder oder City Bikes mit weniger Gängen sind wegen der Steigungen an der Strecke weniger geeignet.
Accommodation is available in almost every location along the route. Outside the mid-summer months, getting a room for just one night should not be a problem. The local tourist boards are happy to help with the search. In July and August, it is recommended to book in advance every day.
Several tour operators offer bicycle tours including luggage transport and reserved accommodation on the Salzkammergut bike path. Upon request, rental bikes and tour guide including accompanying vehicle will be provided. For more information contact us, our holiday experts will be happy to advise you!
Salzkammergut Tourismus-Marketing GmbH
4820 Bad Ischl
Tel: +43 (0) 61 32/ 26 909
Fax +43 (0) 61 32/ 26 909 - 14