Salzburg to Vienna Cycle
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.
|DAY 1||Arrive Salzburg|
|DAY 2||Cycle to Attersee (60km / 37mi)|
|DAY 3||Pass through the Weissenbachtal Valley en route to Traunsee, then by train or ship to Ebensee (55km / 34mi)|
|DAY 4||Cycle to Lambach, by train to Linz (31km / 19mi)|
|DAY 5||Visit Monastery of Florian en route to Grein and Strudengau (60km / 37mi)|
|DAY 6||Cycle through the Wachau visiting Melk (63km / 39mi)|
|DAY 7||Pass through Krems to Tulln, by train to Vienna (65km / 40.5mi)|
|DAY 8||Trip concludes|
The ride from Salzburg to Linz was a wonderful mix of mountains, lakes, countryside and quaint towns. Some roads were a little challenging for us as first time travellers but the Austrian motorists were very understanding of bicycle riders.