ALPE-ADRIA CYCLING TOUR 1nd PART
from Salzburg to Villach
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.
- 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)
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.
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.
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
Single room surcharge: € 110 per person
Half board: € 100 per person
Touring bike: € 80, -
E-bike: € 130, -
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).