With myriad lakes to discover, each shimmering beneath majestic mountain scenery, the Austrian Lake District east of Salzburg is a spectacular place to explore by bike. Inntravel’s wonderful route utilizes quiet lakeside lanes and designated cycle paths, so you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside while marvelling at the grandeur of the mountains and truly outstanding views. There is plenty of time to stop and wander round the traditional villages that you pass through, including St. Gilgen, Mondsee, Seefeld, St Agatha and, arguably the most idyllic of all, UNESCO protected Hallstatt – the jewel of the region.
What’s more, Inntravel has chosen a delightful range of charming, traditional accommodation for each night’s stay, from the attractive Hotel Föttinger on Lake Attersee to the Schenner family’s Hotel Agathwirt at the northern end of Hallstättersee. On your travels, discover the summer residence of Emperor Franz Josef, a fascinating museum dedicated to Mozart, and the lakeside house where Gustav Mahler composed his Third Symphony. What’s more, Inntravel will be happy to arrange a city break for a night or two, if you are flying via Salzburg, an elegant city with a rich cultural fabric.