Panoramic Views and Herb Gardens in the Lakeland

Bike Touring Collection by
Salzburger Seenland

Wonderful panoramic views over the lakes of the Salzburg Lakeland to the Alps. Picturesque meadows stretching as far as the romantic wooded hills. Cosy villages and charming little towns with aromatic herbs in lovingly designed herb gardens. Wonderful cycle paths along the picturesque Salzach river to the enchanting city of Salzburg - all this and much more awaits you while cycling in the Salzburg Lakeland.

The rolling hills around Lake Wallersee, Lake Mattsee, Lake Obertrumer See and Lake Grabensee are a diverse cycling paradise. 750 kilometres of signposted cycle paths with views of lakes and the Alps lead through the picture-book landscape. So that you can really enjoy the diversity of the region when cycling, we show you seven round tours in this collection, which you can even combine with each other. The possibilities are almost limitless. On the Wallersee-Kräuter-Runde you can, for example, cycle from herb garden to herb garden, visit churches with baroque carvings on the baroque tour, cycle along the shores of the lakes on the Trumer-Seen-Runde and swim at the most beautiful bathing spots or combine everything with each other.

The seven tours also offer real highlights for pleasure cyclists, so you can stop off at the best herbal caterers on the way to round off your cycling tour in the Salzburg Lakeland with culinary delights.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Intermediate
    01:19
    18.7 km
    14.2 km/h
    190 m
    190 m
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This approximately 18-kilometer circular trail around the Wallersee is a very special experience, especially for nature lovers, because the route leads past nature reserves, bogs and cozy bathing spots.It starts at the beach in Seekirchen. From there you cycle on flat bike paths on the western shore of the lake to the north. Some sections will take you right along the water and give you a first-class view of the picturesque lake. Shortly thereafter you cycle through the Wenger Moor. Here it is worth taking a break, as there are walkways through the moor and viewing platforms from which you can observe the flora and fauna of the unique habitat in peace.At the Wallersee-Ostbucht you drive around the top of the lake. There are beautiful swimming areas and opportunities to stop. Refreshed and strengthened, it then goes back to the starting point in Seekirchen on the eastern shore of the lake. On the way you cycle over some small slopes, from which you can enjoy a great view over the lake. Also more beach baths and refreshments are on the way.

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  • Intermediate
    01:39
    25.8 km
    15.7 km/h
    240 m
    240 m
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    The Trumer-Seen-Rundweg takes you around three lakes: the Mattsee, the Obertrumer See and the Grabensee. On the way you can not only enjoy the beautiful view of the waters, but also the impressive natural and cultural landscape of the Salzburg Lake District.It starts in Mattsee at the car park north. From here the bike path leads you southwards over Mitterhof to Obertrum on the shore of the lake of the same name. While you can enjoy the view of the water on your right, beautiful fields and meadows extend to your left. On the west bank of Lake Obertrum continue north. On the sections that lead directly along the shore, you will experience the lake up close. If you feel like it, you can even stop at your favorite spot and refresh yourself in the water.Via Seeham we continue north to Grabensee. The route takes you a little way from the shore through green meadows. The view that opens up from the bike path to the lake and the picturesque, surrounding landscape is beautiful. Through idyllic nature you cycle to the Mattsee. On its eastern shore, it gets a little hilly, but you can enjoy from the heights a breathtaking view over the Mattsee to the Alps. On the last kilometers you then roll back comfortably on the shore of the lake to the starting point in Mattsee.

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  • Expert
    04:40
    70.5 km
    15.1 km/h
    800 m
    790 m
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Baroque tour is around 70 kilometers a little longer round trip, but you can still go well in one day. Through beautiful scenery and pretty villages you cycle in the footsteps of the greatest Austrian wood carver of the Baroque period: Meinrad Guggenbichler.The start of the round is in Michaelbeuern at the Benedictine monastery. In the eighth-century church, you can admire the Annunciation Group and the Baroque altar. From there you cycle via Perving to Palting. Here you can take your first little break and watch the Altar of Meinrad Guggenbichler in the Pestkapelle. Over some hills, from which you can enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding area, you get to holes. Here the interior of the parish church is entirely determined by Guggenbichler. The circuit takes you on via Lengau to Straßwalchen, where Guggenbichler created the high altar of the parish church in 1675. From here, a short detour into the two kilometers away Irrsdorf, where you can visit the pilgrimage church, in which two Baroque carved altars, the second largest high altar of Flachgau is located.The way back takes you over the Hubertuskapelle and Steindorf to Köstendorf, where the Dean's Church is worth a visit. Over some hills you cycle to Mattsee with the collegiate church. From here you drive comfortably between the three lakes Mattsee, Obertrumer See and Grabensee. Before it goes back to the starting point, waiting for a crisp climb to you, which ends in a rapid descent. About Lamprechtshausen it finally goes back comfortably to Michaelbeuern.

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  • Intermediate
    01:15
    19.4 km
    15.5 km/h
    170 m
    160 m
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The nice round starts in Sighartstein near Neumarkt am Wallersee. From here it goes along the shore of a small pond to Pfongau and from there in a southerly direction at the herb garden in Topf over to Wertheim. Here you follow the Steinbach and then the Aubach through the forest. As soon as the trees clear, you cycle over wide fields and meadows always slightly uphill. At the highest point of the tour, you will take a sharp right turn and roll downhill to the west. On the way to Henndorf am Wallersee you can enjoy a great view over the beautiful hilly forest and meadow landscape.Henndorf am Wallersee is located about halfway and is thus ideal for a break. In the pretty village, where the Literature House Henndorf with information about Carl Zuckmayer and his literary friends is located, you have a large selection of comfortable rest stops. Strengthened, you then make your way back to the starting point of the tour via Oelling.

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  • Expert
    08:44
    132 km
    15.1 km/h
    780 m
    780 m
    Expert bike ride. Very good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This beautiful bike path takes you on a circuit from Seekirchen past four lakes over Schleedorf, Mattsee, Lamprechtshausen to Oberndorf. From there it goes along the Tauern Cycle Path to Salzburg, Hallein and on to Golling. In Golling it goes back on the other side of the Salzach to Salzburg and over the old Ischlerbahn after Eugendorf to the starting point in Seekirchen. It's best to drive the round in two stages and spend the night in Salzburg.It starts in Seekirchen am Wallersee. From here you cycle north past Lake Wallersee and then between the three lakes Obertrumer See, Mattsee and Grabensee. On this route, you have the opportunity to stop at one of the lakes and take a swim break. After leaving the lakes behind you, you drive west through a beautiful forest and meadow landscape. In a large arc you then turn south, where you meet the Salzach. You follow it to Salzburg, the stage destination.On the second stage, you cycle along the banks of the Salzach River and follow it out of the city. The river leads you through picturesque countryside south to Golling. Here you cross the Salzach River and follow it to the north on the other side of the river. On the way back, you will come through Salzburg for a second time before finally turning east and cycling back to the starting point in Seekirchen.

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  • Intermediate
    02:45
    41.7 km
    15.1 km/h
    400 m
    400 m
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this fragrant round around Lake Wallersee you will pass many different herb gardens. So you can discover among others the castle garden at the Seeburg in Seekirchen, the creative pavilion of the scents in Henndorf and the herb garden in the pot in Neumarkt.In Seekirchen, the round starts for pleasure cyclists. Here you will also find the first herb garden station, the new castle garden, the herbalists and newly wedded wedding couples alike. Over meadows with a view of the Wallersee, we head to Henndorf, where you can enjoy delicious aromatic herbs in the pavilion of the fragrances.Through the beautiful meadow landscape you cycle north, first a little uphill and then pleasant downhill. At the Nursery Trapp you will find the next herb garden, the herb garden in the pot - perhaps also an idea for imitation. From here, the bike path continues northwards until you reach Straßwalchen. Here, the Kräuterplatzl invites you to linger. Also, the center of the place is suitable for a break with a little stroll and a rest in one of the many cafes or restaurants.Strengthened, you are heading back south. In Köstendorf you will be enchanted by the Soulbräugarten, which is cherished and cultivated as a community project. A beautiful route past meadows and fields will take you to Schleedorf, where the modern garden awaits you. While enjoying the scenic view of Lake Wallersee, cycle back to the starting point in Seekirchen.

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  • Intermediate
    02:30
    38.7 km
    15.5 km/h
    440 m
    450 m
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Some portions of the Tour may be unpaved and difficult to ride.

    Numerous, aromatic herb gardens await you on this delightful herbal bike tour. On the way you can visit, for example, the Trumer herb garden in Obertrum, the Bauerngartl in Seeham and the Kreativbauernhof in Mattsee. In addition, herb islands in Berndorf invite you to take a breather.The starting point of the round trip is in Mattsee. From here you cycle south along the lake to Obertrum am See. Here, the Trumer herb garden awaits you, which enchants with a variety of fragrant plants. On the west bank of Lake Obertrum you cycle north. You can let your eyes wander over the water and stop in a nice place to swim in the lake.In Seeham you will find the traditionally designed Bauerngartl in front of the newly restored municipal office. From here you drive around the Grabensee in a wide arc. On the way in Feichten you can enjoy not only the beautiful view over the lake, but also a lovingly designed herb island.North of the lakes you cycle through beautiful meadows to the northern tip of the Mattsee. On the way there is always a wonderful panoramic view over the three Trumer lakes. Over some hills it goes back to the shore of the Mattsee. Just before you reach the starting point, you can still stop at the Kreativbauernhof with the Kreativgarten.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    7
  • Distance
    347 km
  • Duration
    22:53 h
  • Elevation
    3,020 m

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