Bike Tour Quick Facts
- Price: $3,390 per person, double occupancy
- Non-rider Price: 20% discount, double occupancy
- Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
- Start / End: Salzburg, Austria
- Terrain: Rolling to Mountainous
- Total Riding Distance: 370 km (230 miles)
- Daily Rides: 32 – 130 km (20 – 85 miles) per day
- Accommodations: 4-Star Hotels (more hotel details)
- Dates: We work with your schedule! Tell us when you’d like to travel and we’ll get started on your bike tour with us.
Do you have questions or want more info about our Austrian Bike Tour? Email us. We’re happy to help!
Bike Tour Highlights & Overview
- Exploring the small and lightly traveled farm roads of the Salzburgerland
- Riding alongside scenic lakes, meadows, and lush forests
- Conquering the 36 switchbacks and cobblestones of the Grossglockner climb
- Enjoying the regional cuisine, including freshly made, local cheeses
- Relaxing post ride with a massage or indulging in the hotel’s sauna
Stretching eastward from the romantic and historic city of Salzburg, lies the Salzkammergut: a region that comprises the northern part of the Austrian Lake District to the southern peaks of the Dachstein mountain range. It’s a wonderful mix of rolling hills, green meadows and views of the peaks in the distance. Best of all however, it is a fantastic region for cycling. In Situ’s Austrian Bike Tour starts out in the lakeside town of Fuschl am See and for the the first three days, we warm up our legs with gorgeous rides on small roads, though meadows and along lakes. Midway through our week we cycle south, over the scenic and challenging Postalmstrasse to the town of Sankt Johann im Pongau. It is from here that we are in a position to tackle the biggest climb of our week: the infamous Grossglockner. The Grossglockner is Austria’s highest and most famous Alpine road with 36 switchbacks and a cobblestone section reaching a 12% grade!
Day 1: Arrival day. Fuschl am See Loop: 30 km (18 miles) with 590 m (1936 feet) of climbing.
Day 2: Eddy Merckx Classic Loop: 117 km (73 miles) with 1640 m (5,381 feet) of climbing.
Day 3: Tour of the Lakes Loop: 135 km (84 miles) with 2055 m (6742 feet) of climbing.
Day 4: Hotel to Hotel: 107 km (66 miles) with 2148 m (7047 feet) of climbing.
Day 5: The Grossglockner: 125 km (80 miles) with 2720 m (8924 feet) of climbing.
Day 6: Dientnersattel Loop: 54 km (34 miles) with 1225 m (4019 feet) of climbing.
Day 7: Depart in the morning. No ride today.
Have questions about the routes? Email us and let us know!
Video: Explore the Grossglockner
via The Col Collective
Hotel Seewinkel (Four star hotel)
Family-run and boasting direct access to the lake, Hotel Seewinkel is proud to be one of the very few hotels that are located directly by Lake Fuschl.
Hotel Brückenwirt (Four star hotel)
Whether it is a relaxing golf vacation enjoying the views to the Salzburg Alps, an action-packed summer vacation with hiking, swimming, cycling and the like or a romantic winter vacation in the alpine village of St. Johann – in our action-packed region of Pongau in Salzburger Land you will enjoy feeling connected to the natural surroundings.
Food and Lodging
- All accommodation
- Daily breakfast (except arrival day), several lunches, most dinners
- Table wine or beer at our group dinners
- Variety of fresh fruit, energy bars, sports drinks and bars; before and during each ride
- 2 cycling water bottles, for you to keep
- Gratuities for all accommodations, group meals and group transportation included in the trip
- GPS bike computer to use while on trip. Loaded with daily rides
- Van support during the daily route
- Daily information on local sites
- In Situ Cycling Jersey
- Experienced trip leaders
- Support vehicle(s) providing all transportation and luggage transfers during the trip (when applicable)
- Basic bike mechanical support
- Spare bike tubes, chain lube, bike tools, floor pump and other minor bike supplies
- Transportation to/from group meals at restaurants, when applicable
- Transportation to/from optional afternoon activities supported by the leader (such as wine tastings, sight seeing, etc), when applicable
- Airfare and ground transportation to and from the trip start/end
- Lodging before and after the trip
- Additional or special alcoholic drinks that are not part of our group dinners
- Bicycle Rental
- Bicycle Helmet, Shoes or Pedals
- Trip Insurance
- Personal items or services purchased during the trip
- Some meals are not included during the trip
- Gratuities for your In Situ Travel trip leaders.