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 the Mozart city of Salzburg to the south side of the Alps to Villach. From Salzburg it goes 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. There you board the train and you can easily cross the Alps 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:

Individual arrival to Salzburg, every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, from 01.05. until 30.09.2021, from at least 2 people.
With a minimum of 4 participants, special dates are possible.

Event notice
During the major events Villacher Kirchtag (01.08.-08.08.2021) and European Bike Week (07.09.-12.09.2021), hotel rooms in Villach are difficult to obtain and unfortunately can only be booked at an additional cost.

PRICE:

Category:
Bike hotels and inns 3 * star category

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

€ 569, - per person
01.07. to 31.08.2021

 

EXTRAS:

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

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

Return transfer:
Villach - Salzburg: by train including bike approx. € 41, please reserve in advance

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

Extension of the tour to Grado or Bled possible on request

 

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Getting there

Individual arrival in Salzburg and check-in at the hotel. If you arrive earlier, we recommend visiting the old town and the surrounding area by bike (Salzburg has excellent bike paths).

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 take a break. In Werfen, passing the mighty Hohenwerfen Fortress, it is worth taking a detour to the fascinating Eisriesenwelt, the largest ice cave in the world. In St. Johann im Pongau, the roaring Liechtenstein Gorge is impressive.

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Explore Salzburg on the bike tour and visit Hohenwerfen Fortress

Hohenwerfen Castle

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

Passing Schwarzach, you branch off into the Gastein Valley, where you have to tackle some inclines (440 meters in altitude). Afterwards, treat yourself to an extensive rest and visit the well-known spa town of Bad Gastein before boarding the train in Böckstein and comfortably crossing the Alps. Alternatively, you can use the train from Schwarzach or Bad Hofgastein. When you arrive in Mallnitz in Carinthia, you can 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. 30 km

At a brisk ride you cycle through the wonderful mountains of the southern Tauern downhill to Obervellach and on the Mölltal cycle path further downstream to your today's destination - Mühldorf or Sachsenburg, where you reach the Drau cycle path.

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

Mühldorf / Sachsenburg - Villach, approx. 55 km

Today you cycle comfortably on the mostly natural bank on the Drau Cycle Path to your destination Villach, the city with the southern flair. The Teurnia Roman Museum in Lendorf and Porcia Castle in Spittal an der Drau, which is considered the most beautiful Renaissance building in Austria, are worth a stopover.

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