Cycle the Salzkammergut lakes

Bad Ischl, Oberösterreich, Österreich

A sporty journey between stone and water

Discover the diversity of the lakes in the Salzkammergut and the Salzburg Lake District. Starting from Bad Ischl, you will experience natural wonders and enjoyment on this tour, combined with some sporting challenges. And as the crowning finale, you will explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hallstatt, a unique blend of nature, technology and history.
And you can easily reach both the start and the finish by train.
  • 5 nights
  • Luggage transfer included
  • 5x overnight stays with breakfast buffet in a ***hotel/inn (in Bad Ischl ****)
  • 1 x welcome video with explanations and information you need for this tour
  • 1 x cycle map - Salzkammergut and further information material (1 x per room)
  • 1 x boat trip from Gmunden to Ebensee incl. bike
  • 1 x boat trip from St. Wolfgang - Abersee incl. bike
  • 1 x boat trip on Lake Hallstatt incl. bike
  • 1 x Salzkammergut souvenir
  • Daily bike and breakdown service from 8.00 - 18.00 (only for hire bikes)
  • Daily luggage transport - max. 2 pieces/person and max. 25kg/suitcase
  • Service hotline daily from 8.00 - 18.00 (also on weekends)
  • A Tree for your booking - we plant a tree for your booking
  • Breakfast

Day 1:  Individual arrival to Bad Ischl
Handover of the detailed documents at the hotel. Overnight stay in Bad Ischl.

Day 2:
  Bad Ischl – Weißenbachtal – Mondsee
approx. 44 km, altitude difference: ascent 440 / descent 360 m
You start from Bad Ischl heading north and then turn into the romantic Weißenbachtal valley. After a few metres on the road, you change to the cycle path and cycle through forests and along the Weißenbach stream through the countryside to the southern end of Lake Attersee. From here you first cycle along the Attersee and then change to the Mondsee. Now you cycle, mostly along the lake, to the village of Mondsee with its famous basilica, and then to your hotel.
Overnight stay in Mondsee


Day 3:  Mondsee – Attergau – Attersee – Gmunden - Ebensee
approx. 50 km, altitude difference: ascent 710/descent 830 m
Today your route takes you between the three largest lakes in the Salzkammergut.
After your start in Mondsee, the first uphill section takes you across fields to the wooded hills of the Attergau. The route winds along narrow roads, partly on tarmac and partly on gravel roads to Straß im Attergau. Continuing towards the lake, you reach the northern end of Lake Attersee in Seewalchen. Continue along small roads, alternating between settlements and fields, until you finally reach the ceramics town of Gmunden. Round off the day in comfort with a boat trip from Gmunden to Ebensee.
Overnight stay in Ebensee.

Alternative route: Mondsee – along the Attersees – Gmunden – Ebensee

approx. 62km, altitude difference: ascent 450/descent 570m
You start this tour along the northern shore of Lake Mondsee and then cross over to Lake Attersee at Unterach. Always close to the shore, the route continues to Seewalchen and from there to Gmunden. Once there, take the boat to Ebensee.
The alternative route runs more along main roads but offers a variety of wonderful views of the lakes.

Day 4:
  Ebensee – Bad Ischl – St. Wolfgang - Strobl
approx. 43 km, altitude difference: ascent 300/descent 160 m
You leave the saltworks town of Ebensee, located at the southern end of Lake Traunsee, and    follow the route of the brine pipeline. This pipeline, the oldest in operation in the world, transports the brine from the mines for further processing in Ebensee. Continuing up the Traun, you reach the imperial town of Bad Ischl, where you turn west and cycle through small villages towards Lake Wolfgangsee to St. Wolfgang with its famous Weisse Rössl hotel. After exploring the town, you        cross the lake on the cycle ferry and follow the former route of the Salzkammergut local railway     through the Blinklingmoos to Strobl.

Overnight stay in Strobl

Day 5:  Strobl – Bad Ischl – Bad Goisern – eastern shore cycle path – Obertraun – Hallstatt and back to Bad Ischl
Approx. 59 km, altitude difference: ascent 490/descent 570m
From Strobl, follow the course of the river Ischl back to the imperial town of Bad Ischl. Here you now turn even deeper into the Salzkammergut. Passing Ischl's local mountain, the Katrin, you first come to the pilgrimage town of Lauffen and then on to Bad Goisern, famous for its craftsmen. A little further on you reach Lake Hallstatt, on the eastern shore of which you cycle towards Obertraun with wonderful views, partly over suspension bridges over the water, which cling to the steep rock faces. Another loop around the southern end of the lake and you reach the UNESCO World Heritage town of Hallstatt.
After you have explored the town, take the ferry back to the eastern shore of the lake and cycle back to Bad Ischl, where you can review your tour once again.
Overnight stay in Bad Ischl.

Day 6:
  Individual departure or extra nights

from price
  • € 662,00 per person
Travel period (19.05.2024 - 04.10.2024)
From to
19.05.2024, to 04.10.2024

non-binding inquiry

19.05. – 01.07.24
01.09. – 04.10.24

2 x 4* Hotel in Bad Ischl + 3 x 3* hotels/inns
per person in double room with breakfast                           
Supplement half board             (min. 2 course menu)              170,--
Supplement single room                                                           294,--

01.07. – 01.09.24

2 x 4* Hotel in Bad Ischl + 3 x 3* hotels/inns
per person in double room with breakfast                           
Supplement half board             (min. 2 course menu)              170,--
Supplement single room                                                           294,--

Additional night in double room with breakfast                           70,--
Additional night supplement for half board                                 23,--
Additional night supplement for single room                              20,--
Additional night in Bad Ischl                                                On request
Arrival                                                                                        daily

Local tax is extra to pay on spot in each accommodation (from € 1,-- to € 4,-- per person/per night)
Child reduction in parent´s room (2 full paying guests):
0 - 5,9 years: 100 %             6 - 14,9 years: 30 %

We recommend travel cancellation insurance.
Prices are subject to change
Due to environmental reasons we recommend to arrive and depart by public transportation.

Bike rental 2024

Bikes rental on request - please make sure to book in advance!
4 days price in €
Trekking bike 21-gear KTM              72,--
E-Bike Flyer (from 158 cm)             136,--
Mountain bike                                  120,--
E-mountain bike hard tail                 180,--
E-mountain bike fully                       220,--
Children's bike (up to 145 cm)          60,--
Child’s seat (max. 1 seat per bike)  60,--
Children’s trailer                              60,--
Bicycle-bag                                     12,--
Helmet                                            12,--
Mobile phone holder                       12,--
Please note: Price on request for extra-large bikes (body height > 190 cm)
  • We strongly recommend the use of helmets! For children up to 11,9 years, helmets are mandatory to wear in Austria (also in child bike seats or trailers)
  • E-Bike suitable for 12 yrs or older
  • Loss of the bicycle key: charge of € 15,--.
  • The tenant is liable for damage or theft.

The standard terms and conditions of the Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH apply in the current version.


Cycle the Salzkammergut lakes
Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH
Götzstraße 12
4820 Bad Ischl

Phone +43 6132 24000-0

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