Alpe Adria Alpine Charme, Salzburg - Villach
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5 days | difficulty level

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Alpe Adria Alpine Charme, Salzburg – Villach
From the city of Mozart to Villach

Difficulty Level:
Duration: 5 days
Distance: 200 - 200 km
Landscape:

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 cross 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 most challenging section ober the Pass Lueg can also be bypassed by train.

HIGHLIGHTS
ON THE PATH

Salzburg
Mirabell Palace and Mirabell Garden
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
Hellbrunn Palace
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.
Golling
Gollinger Waterfall
Golling
In the Torren district ("torren" in Romansh: thundering torrent), the Gollinger waterfall plunges 75 metres in two drops.
Spittal an der Drau
Porcia Castle
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.
Villach
Trendy traditional costumes in Villach
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.
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TRAVEL ITINERARY

5 days / 4 nights

Day 1

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

(approx. 70 km)

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. The Pongau cathedral and the town of St. Johann are already visible on the horizon

Day 3

(approx. 55 km + train)

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. From here you continue to Böckstein and get on the train along the Tauernschleuse (railway line) to Mallnitz. You cycle downhill towards your accommodation.

Day 4

(approx. 75 km)

Today you cycle along the river Möll through the impressive mountain landscapes. This section of the cycle path is also known as the Glocknerradweg. It goes mostly slightly downhill and leads through the Hohe Tauern National Park up to Möllbrück. From there the Drau cycle path leads to Spittal, famous for its Renaissance castle of Porcia. The stage ends in the second largest city in Carinthia. Villach is not only famous for its Carnival, but also known for its Villacher Kirchtag (folklore festival). In addition, numerous places of interest await you. If you still have enough time, we recommend you to take a swim in one of the lakes around the city.

Day 5

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

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Prices and dates

Standard
Price in double room with breakfast From 01/05/2021 to 25/09/2021 449 €
Single room supplement 79 €

From 01/05/21 to 25/09/21 arrival is always possible on Saturday.

From 10/06/21 to 26/08/21 arrival is always possible on Thursday.

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

Price per night in double room with breakfast Salzburg 75 €
Single room supplement per night Salzburg 25 €
Price per night in double room with breakfast Villach 59 €
Single room supplement per night Villach 17 €

From 01/05/21 to 25/09/21 arrival is always possible on Saturday.

From 10/06/21 to 26/08/21 arrival is always possible on Thursday.

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

21-gears women‘s or men‘s bicycle 65 €
E-bike 120 €
Rental bike TOP 95 €
Return transfer 85 €

From 01/05/21 to 25/09/21 arrival is always possible on Saturday.

From 10/06/21 to 26/08/21 arrival is always possible on Thursday.

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

General information

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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!

Chargeable parking place either directly at the hotel or at public garage approx. 65,00 €/week.

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

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

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

• Breakfast buffet or full breakfast

• Personal tour information

• 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)

• 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“

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