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Salzkammergut Lake District Tour

The "Salzkammergut" lake region in Upper Austria, offers a great number of lakes in a beautiful alpine environment. In recent years is has become one of the most popular vacation spots in Austria.

This bike trip will introduce you to the great Salzkammergut region and take you to no less than 13 lakes, offering you a chance to break up your cycling with swimming, fishing and sailing and hiking. This tour is a loop which allows you to start your adventure anywhere along the route.

The official starting point is Salzburg from where the route will follow southeast to St. Gilgen on Lake Wolfgang, further along to St. Wolfgang and Bad Ischl, our former emperor's Franz Joseph's favorite vacation spot (we suggest to visit his former hunting lodge!)

Further south the trail will lead you into the picturesque town of Hallstatt. For a picture perfect view of the town take the ferry and enjoy one of the country's best photo ops. Stop at the ice caves near Obertraun. The loop continues via the Traunsee, Attersee and Mondsee, all of which invite to some great water activities.

Distance: 192 mile loop
Start and finish: in Salzburg
Features: mostly biking paths and side roads with little traffic, for short distance where highways are being used, railway or bus lines offer an alternative

Biking the Salzkammergut Trail

  • Salzburg © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH / Bryan Reinhart Salzburg © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH / Bryan Reinhart
  • Mirabell gardens in Salzburg © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH / Günter Breitegger Mirabell gardens in Salzburg © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH / Günter Breitegger
  • Lake Hallstatt © Hallstättersee – Plätte--Kraft.Hallstatt Lake Hallstatt © Hallstättersee – Plätte--Kraft.Hallstatt
  • Lake view from the balcony of the Heritage Hotel © Hotel Hallstatt Lake view from the balcony of the Heritage Hotel © Hotel Hallstatt
  • Fisher on Mondsee © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Weinhäupl Fisher on Mondsee © Österreich Werbung / Wolfgang Weinhäupl
  • Castle Ort on Lake Traunsee © MTV Ferienregion Traunsee Castle Ort on Lake Traunsee © MTV Ferienregion Traunsee

For further information contact:

Salzburg State Tourist Board

P.O. Box 1
A-5300 Hallwang
Tel: (01143-662) 6256 12
Fax: (01143-662) 62 30 70

Upper Austria Information

Schillerstrasse 50
A-4021 Linz
Tel: (011-43-732) 663 022
Fax: (011-43-723) 600 229

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