ALPE-ADRIA CYCLING TOUR 1nd PART

from Salzburg to Villach

 205 km

from € 529

6

Days

DESCRIPTION:

The cross-border Ciclovia Alpe-Adria cycle path is an unforgettable experience. The first part of the bike tour leads from Salzburg to the south side of the Alps to Villach. From the Mozart city of Salzburg you go along the Salzach on the Tauern Cycle Path via Bischofshofen through the wonderful Salzburg mountains into the Gastein Valley with the famous spa town of Bad Gastein. The train is boarded in Böckstein and the Alps can be easily crossed by train in just a few minutes.

When you arrive in Mallnitz in the middle of the Carinthian Hohe Tauern National Park you can enjoy breathtaking views of Austria's highest mountains. Now you cycle continuously downwards and soon you will reach the Drau cycle path. We continue to Villach, whose lively old town exudes southern flair.

SERVICES:

  • 5 nights in selected bike hotels and inns in the 3 * star category
  • Breakfast buffet or rich breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfer from hotel to hotel (1 piece of luggage per person, max. 20 kg)
  • Train journey Gasteiner Tal - Mallnitz including bike
  • Bike maps and information material, GPS tracks
  • Service hotline (7 days a week)

GETTING THERE:

Every Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday with a minimum of 2 participants.
With a minimum of 4 participants, special dates are possible.

During the Villacher Kirchtagswoche (August 01.08st - August 08.08.2021th, 07.09) and the European Bike Week (September 12.09.2021th - September XNUMXth, XNUMX) rooms in Villach are only possible at an additional cost.

 

PRICE:

Category:
Bike hotels and inns 3 * star category

€ 529, - per person
01.05. a 30.06.2021
01.09. a 30.09.2021

€ 569, - per person
01.07. a 31.08.2021

 

EXTRAS:

Single room surcharge: € 110 per person
Half board: € 100 per person

RENTAL BIKES
Touring bike: € 80, -
E-bike: € 130, -

 

Local tax, if due, is not included in the tour price.

Extension of the tour to Grado or Bled possible on request

 

Getting there

Individual arrival in Salzburg and check-in at the hotel.

Cycling along the Salzach, © Reinhart Bryan_Tourismus Salzburg

Salzburg - Bischofshofen / St. Johann i. Pongau, approx. 53 km

The first stage takes you on the Tauern Cycle Path along the Salzach via Hallein and Golling to the Lueg Pass, where an inn invites you to rest. At the mighty Hohenwerfen Fortress, it is worth making a detour to the impressive Eisriesenwelt (allow around 4 hours). Then it goes on to Bischofshofen and St. Johann im Pongau.

Explore Salzburg on the bike tour and visit Hohenwerfen Fortress

Hohenwerfen Castle

Bischofshofen / St. Johann i. Pongau - Mallnitz, approx. 53 km

You cycle past Schwarzach along the Salzach to the junction in the Gastein Valley. After a climb you reach Dorfgastein and then the well-known health resort Bad Gastein. There you get on the train and comfortably cross the Tauern. When you arrive in Mallnitz in Carinthia, you cycle from the train station to your accommodation. Enjoy breathtaking views of Austria's highest mountains.

Taste a tasty Kaiserschmarren after the bike tour in the Salzburger Land - a pleasure

Kaiserschmarren, © Salzburger Land Tourismus

Mallnitz - Mühldorf / Sachsenburg, approx. 41 km

At a brisk ride you cycle through the wonderful mountains of the southern Tauern downhill to Obervellach and on the Mölltal cycle path down the river to your current stage destination - Mühldorf or Sachsenburg, where you reach the Drau cycle path.

Alpe-Adria cycle path in Mallnitz, © FRANZGERDL-NPH

Mühldorf / Sachsenburg - Villach, approx. 53 km

Today you cycle on the Drau Cycle Path to Villach. During a stopover in Spittal an der Drau, visit Porcia Castle, which is considered the most beautiful Renaissance building in Austria. It continues to Villach, the city with the southern flair.

Combine cycling and culture in Spittal an der Drau and visit the historic Porcia Castle

Porcia Castle in Spittal / Drau, © Foto Auer

Departure or extension to Grado

Individual journey home or return by train (ticket not included in the price). Possibility of extension to Grado or Trieste (Italy) or Bled (Slovenia).

Villach - the city with a southern flair

Villach town hall square, © Michael Stabentheiner

BOOKING HOTLINE

+43 (0) 4242 44 200 -37