Bike along the Alpe Adria Alpine Charme from Salzburg to Villach

AT - Salzburg
  • From 569 €
  • Holiday type Bicycle holiday

Tour information

In a week across the Alps to the Adriatic Sea – that sounds like hard work! It is not quite as exhausting, if you choose the Alpe Adria cycle route. On your journey you will pass the idyllic Salzach valley, Bad Gastein, the impressive high mountain landscape of the Hohe Tauern.

On the well marked paths the crossing of the Alps is also feasible for pleasure cyclists, because the ascent to the main ridge of the Alps is divided into two daily stages, the last one is will be done by using the train.
The tour runs along bike paths or very quiet side roads, through small villages and picturesque landscape. The section ober the Pass Lueg can also be bypassed by train.

Included and Not Included Services

Accommodation in guesthouses and hotels 3*** and 4**** category

Breakfast buffet or full breakfast

Videobriefing

Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel

Train ride Böckstein – Mallnitz bicycle included

Well planned routes

Detailed documents (maps, route description, places to visit, important telephone numbers)

Navigation APP for the entire tour

Arrival to the starting point of the tour

Departure at the end of the tour

Drinks, tourist tax and all extras

Lunch, Dinner

Not mentioned entries

Rental bikes and travel insurance

All not expressly mentioned under the item „Included services“

Route highlights

Villach
PLEAMLE: Pleamle is a tightrope walk between traditional costume and modern lifestyle. The daring to combine folk culture from the Alpine region with sophisticated clothing.
Salzburg
Mirabell Palace was built in 1606 by Prince Archbishop Wolf Dietrich for his Salome Alt. Today it houses the offices of the mayor and the town council.
Salzburg
Hunting lodges are for hunting, residences for living and governing - but what is a pleasure palace? Very simple: a place for celebration, pleasure and relaxation.
Spittal an der Drau
The comedy plays in the Porcia Castle are one of the established highlights of the Carinthian Summer of Culture and have been offering the opportunity to enjoy stylish entertainment in the small historic town for more than 55 years.
Golling
In the Torren district ("torren" in Romansh: thundering torrent), the Gollinger waterfall plunges 75 metres in two jumps.

Itinerary

Day 1: Salzburg

Individual arrival at the starting hotel in Salzburg. A bicycle trip could not start more impressively than in Salzburg, the city of Mozart. You are surrounded by so many Baroque monuments in this beautiful old town. Take some delicious Mozartkugeln (typical Austrian confectionary) on your journey to the sea.

Day 2: Salzburg – Bischofshofen/St. Johann

With a view of the fortress Hohensalzburg you leave the city. In the distance the mountains are already visible. The first section takes you along the Salzach. On the way you will pass the former summer residence of the Salzburger Bishops, Hellbrunn palace. For more than 400 years, the extraordinary water games have been a delight for young and old. On the Tauern cycle path, the journey continues in the direction of Hallein, known for its crooked townhouses and above all for the white gold - salt. Another highlight on the way is the waterfall in Golling.

Day 3: Bischofshofen/St. Johann – Bad Gastein

(approx. 55 km)

The journey continues through the tranquil Gastein valley. Until the 20th century, it was only accessible along mountain paths and narrow roads. Framed by the peaks of the Hohe Tauern, you cycle along the Gasteiner Ache (river). Passing Dorfgastein and Bad Hofgastein you reach the famous health resort Bad Gastein. The „Montecarlo of the Alps“, as the place is often called, is known for its many splendid hotels from the „Belle Époque“. The main attraction here is the Gastein waterfall, which has been the focal point of many artists and poets. You cycle downhill towards your accommodation.

Day 4: Bad Gastein – Villach

(approx. 79 km + train - mostly downhill)

You cycle a few kilometers further to Böckstein and board the train there to go through the Tauernschleuse to get to Mallnitz (approx. 15 km). You then cycle downhill to Obervellach to see the impressive river on the banks of the Möll Enjoy the high mountain landscape. This section of the cycle path is also known as the Glockner cycle path. It mostly goes slightly downhill and leads through the Hohe Tauern National Park to Möllbrücke. From there the Drau cycle path takes you to Spittal a.d. Drau, known for the Renaissance Castle of Porcia. Your bike tour ends in Villach, the second largest city of Carinthia, which is known not only for its carnival, but also for the Villacher Kirchtag. If you still have enough time, we recommend a swim in one of the lakes around around the city.

Day 5: Departure Villach

Individual departure from Villach or possibility to extend your stay on the Adriatic Sea.

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Prices and dates

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Price per night in double room with breakfast Salzburg 89 €
Single room supplement per night Salzburg 39 €
Price per night in double room with breakfast Villach 79 €

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

rental bike 21-gear (women) 69 €
rental bike 21-gear (men) 69 €
rental bike TOP (men) 109 €
electric bike rental 179 €
TOP bike (unisex) 109 €

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

Return transfer per person 85 €

It is recommended to purchase an optional travel cancellation policy. Prices valid subject to changes in the offer, omissions, printing errors or arithmetic.

Price schedule

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Available for groups from 6 persons and on request
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General information

By car: Salzburg is well connected to international motorways, and this makes the city easy to reach. If you reach the City of Mozart from Austria, take the A1 or A10 Motorway, or drive in from Germany on the A8.
By train: by offering numerous domestic as well as international connections, Salzburg Main Station is the most important rail hub in Western Austria. And since it lies right on the border with Germany, the station is administered jointly by Austrian Railways (ÖBB) and the German Rail (DB).
Timetables on: www.deutschebahn.de, www.oebb.at, www.trenitalia.com.
By plane: Salzburg W. A. Mozart Airport is the second-largest airport in Austria and is served by several different airlines. Furthermore, the major international airports in Vienna and Munich are only about 2 to 3 hours away using public transportation.

Guesthouses and hotels 3*** and 4**** category.
Attention: Tourist tax – if requested – has to be paid on the spot!

We recommend the public parking at the station or at the airport.

Good train connections from Villach to Salzburg or return transfer by shuttle bus - € 85.00 per person + € 39.00 per own bike (min. 4 persons, bicycle included – reservation required, payment upon booking ).

• 21-gears women‘s or men‘s bicycle
• TOP bike (unisex model - man model on request)
• E-bike (UNISEX bike, 500 W battery; range up to 100 km)

We suggest travel insurance.

Tour information

  • Duration 5 days
  • Minimum age 16 years and older
  • Difficulty Level Media
  • Distance 200 - 200 km