Let yourself leisurely explore idyllic lakes or master challenging climbs in the foothills of the Alps. On 21 diverse rides, you'll wind through the incredible natural landscapes between Salzburg's northern lakes and the breathtaking Salzkammergut, from the urban flair of the city of Mozart to the magnificent mountainous surroundings. The area, known as 'the SalzburgerLand and Salzkammergut road bike region, is incredibly diverse and is considered a real insider tip by road cyclists for good reason.
13 bike-friendly hotels offer the perfect accommodation for your active holiday. All hotels have been designed with cyclists in mind and deliver everything a biker needs, from catering, lockable bike rooms, repair stations to equipment rental. In fact, many also take it one step further and offer bike rentals, wellness treatments, attractive short or long stay packages and training camps.
2019's top events
Situated in such an awe-inspiring landscape, it should come as no surprise that the SalzburgerLand and Salzkammergut region holds numerous biking events throughout the year. And, 2019 is no different. For example, the Eddy-Merckx-Classic Cycle Marathon, the 5-Lakes Cycle Marathon and the King-of-the-Lake are all planned to take place this year. To make sure you don't miss out, here's what you can look forward to:
26th to 28th July 2019 - Trumer Triathlon
26th July 2019 - Cycle race to Dachsteinblick
7th/8th September 2019 - Eddy Merckx Classic Cycling Marathon
21st September 2019 - Racing bike race at Lake Attersee "King of the Lake"
28th April 2019 - Car-free cycling day at the Attersee
29-30th June 2019 - Mondsee 5 Lakes Cycling Marathon
The Roadbike- and Triathlon-Hotel Mohrenwirt also offers regular road bike camps with their insider and guide Harry. You can find more information here: mohrenwirt.at/de/angebote/rennradcamp-mit-dem-insider-und-guide-harry-p743
The Weltterberunde is a short, crisp racing bike tour and takes you right through the heart of the Dachstein Salzkammergut region and the Ausseerland. Highlights of the tour are the ride along the clear Lake Hallstatt and the mountain stage over the Koppenpass with 16 percent gradient.The central starting point is the car park Goisern Mitte at the Rennradregion Hotel Gasthof Moserwirt. On the B 145 it goes along the Hallstättersee to Hallstatt, further on the lake you get to Obertraun, where the crisp rise over the Koppenpass to Bad Aussee begins. You make it, then you roll relaxed through Bad Aussee in Styria.Afterwards the next series of ascents, the highlight of which is the crossing of the Pötschenpass on the Salzkammergut-Bundesstraße. At the Pötschenhöhe you finally made it and can enjoy the descent to Bad Goisern to the starting point.
Along the almost untracked roads of the Salzburg Lake District, it goes to Salzburg city and from there with a crisp mountain stage on the Gaisberg. From there you can enjoy the fantastic view of the festival city and then reward yourself with a speedy downhill ride. After another short climb over the Heuberg it goes back along the Wallersee to Neumarkt.
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The classic of the Mondsee-5-Lakes-Radmarathon takes you from Mondsee to Bad Ischl and back. Along the Mondsee, Lake Wolfgang and over picturesque side roads to Bad Ischl, this route then leads over the impressive Weissenbachtal, which is perfect for an eight-kilometer Sprintteinheit, along the southern shore of Lake Attersee and Mondsee back to Mondsee.
The medium-difficult competition course of the Radmarathon leads exclusively through the Salzkammergut. This challenging tour leads beautifully along the banks of the Mondsee, then it goes over the Scharfling down to St. Gilgen and along Lake Wolfgang in the direction of the famous Salzkammergut city Bad Ischl. From there, the route leads through the varied Salzkammergut landscape to Lake Traunsee. Then it goes on the banks of the fantastically located Attersses back towards Mondsee and the starting point of the route.
The longest competition track of the "Mondsee" passes through almost the entire Salzkammergut and gives wonderful insights into one of the most impressive natural and cultural landscapes in Austria. The highlight of the route is certainly the twelve-kilometer mountain classification on the Postalm. The World Heritage region Hallstatt-Dachstein is also part of this scenic tour as all known Salzkammergut lakes.
This interplay of mountain and lakes takes you past the Wolfgangsee to the Postalm - Austria's largest plateau, past beautifully situated alpine huts, which invite you to a cozy rest. In a rapid, long descent then it goes into the Lammertal and with the impressive Tennengebirge in the back on Kuchl, Hallein and the Wiestal back to the Fuschlseeregion.
This moderately difficult tour includes some varied challenges for both sprinters and climbers. The magnificent views of Fuschlsee, Mondsee, Wolfgangsee and Hintersee make up for burning thighs. Along some of the most beautiful Austrian lakes you can enjoy the Salzkammergut with all its scenic beauty.
This short tour is one of the queen stages of the racing cycle region Salzburgerland-Salzkammergut. From Fuschl am See you cycle through idyllic villages and over beautiful side streets in the direction of the Gaisberg in front of the festival city of Salzburg. After the demanding climb over the Serpentienen on the Gaisberg cyclists are rewarded with a wonderful panoramic view of the city of Salzburg. Back then it goes quite comfortably to Fuschlsee and this along to the starting point.
Wonderful mountain tour over 120 kilometers and 2,300 vertical meters over the Rossfeld scenic road. The tour leads over Freilassing, Reichenhall and the Thumsee in the Bavarian Ramsau and then it goes up to the Rossfeld. Enjoy the marvelous view over the mountains of Salzburg up to the city Salzburg, before it goes in a fast descent over Hallein and through the city Salzburg back to Bergheim.
A drive through the picture-book landscape of the Salzkammergut with beautiful vantage points to the Mondsee, Attersee and the Großalm. Enjoy the drive along the Traun in the direction of Bad Ischl and the romantic route through the Weißenbachtal.
Along the foothills of the Alps, you cycle this beautiful, medium-difficult route to the Benedictine abbey Michaelbeuern. Continue to Mattighofen, the hometown of the famous KTM factory. Back over the wonderful, hilly landscape of the Innviertel and the Kobernaußerwald with its easy to drive, short climbs.
The rather leisurely tour leads over almost 40 kilometers through the picturesque Fuschlseeregion and offers with two crisp climbs some sporting incentive. Especially scenic is the passage through the Strubklamm between Ebenau and Faistenau. Beautiful mountain landscapes alternate here with small villages and idyllic forests.
From Fuschl am See the tour calls for the first ascent to Thalgauegg. A relaxing descent later with passage through Thalgau you continue towards Hof bei Salzburg, Faistenau and Hintersee. After the flat valley, there are more vertical meters in the wildly romantic Strubklamm and a rapid descent into the Wiestal and from there on towards Gaisberg, Schwaighofen and Oberplainfeld.The route continues past Eugendorf and into the Trumer Lakes area. Then you drive towards Perwang and past the Innviertler community Auerbach, which is located in the picturesque Mattig Valley. From Lochen the route continues past the Mattsee. Along the Irrsees and the Mondsee you can enjoy the great panorama. The Scharflinger Pass holds the penultimate altitude meters until you come to Winkl and on to St. Gilgen. There is still a hill waiting for you to overcome on the way back to Fuschl am See.
This short road bike tour is a bit like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. It is relaxed, flat and offers plenty of opportunities for a break with refreshment around the lake. So far, so chilly. Until the riparian forest comes. Here you can expect a short but crisp mountain classification. At least 250 meters in altitude are a small challenge and an intense change from the flat endurance ride around the lake. So get out of the saddle - give it all and see if you can take on the King of Mountain! As a reward there's also a nice descent, promised. And after this little trick, the Attersee is waiting for you with an easy cooldown program.
The sometimes challenging but rather short tour leads around the well-known Attersee hills Hongar, Richtberg and Gahberg and reaches the communities Schörfling, Aurach, Weyregg, Steinbach and Altmünster on Traunsee. Especially the route along the beautiful Attersee-Ostufer impresses with breathtaking views of the beautiful Salzkammergut lake.
The partly demanding tour leads around the Attersee, the Mondseeland and the Attergau and reaches the communities of Mondsee, Weißenkirchen, St. Georgen im Attergau and all seven Attersee communities. The wonderful landscape of the Salzkammergut guarantees wonderful panoramic views. This particularly varied route offers both mountain and lake landscapes.
This large-scale tour leads through 4 beautiful regions in the Salzkammergut and Salzburg Lake District. The varied, beautiful lake and mountain landscape of the Salzkammergut and Salzburgerland compensates for all hardships. Highly recommended for enduring connoisseurs!
This tour takes you beautifully situated through the Salzburg Lake District. It starts in Lochen and presents you at Hiltenwiesen first the most beautiful lake view of the Alps, which has to offer the area. Continue to Berndorf to Stift Michaelbeuern, where we can warmly recommend to you a rest and refreshment.In the constantly hilly terrain you continue to Kirchberg near Mattighofen and Neumarkt am Wallersee, where you will be invited by some coffee houses for a little stop.Following the Wallersee you will reach Henndorf, Seekirchen and finally Elixhausen, from where you start the return journey to the starting point Lochen.
To get to know and love Salzburg, this tour is for you! It already has a considerable distance and represents a wonderful compromise of sporting challenge and enjoyment.Wonderful views, idyllic lakes and, of course, one or the other rustic retreat provide for the enjoyment. For the sporting challenge, however, are the constant ups and down and the occasional, quite crisp increases responsible. At the end of the tour - and we're pretty sure - you will not be able to get enough of all this!