Cycling trips in the Salzburg Lake District in Austria

Bike Touring Collection by Salzburger Seenland

Gentle hills overlooking the Alps, beautiful lakes, rich history, topped off with delicious culinary delights – the Salzburg Lake District is a wonderful area to explore by bike. With over 370 miles (600 km) of cycle paths, the region spoils you for choice. In this Collection, we present nine wonderful routes that take you to the region’s most beautiful corners around the Wallersee, Mattsee, Grabensee, and Obertrumer lakes.

Each Tour is dedicated to an exciting theme and has a different difficulty level so families, sports enthusiasts, and leisurely cyclists alike can enjoy the Salzburg Lake District. Many routes can also be combined, so you can flexibly plan your trip.

On the Baroque Route, you will discover baroque treasures whilst the two herb trails take you from garden to garden. In between, you can immerse yourself in lush green hills and wonderful views. When you are ready for a break, you can take a dip in the cool water of one of many lakes. You will find friendly accommodation in the Salzburg Lake District as well as traditional restaurants. So nothing stands in the way of your holiday!

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Tours & Highlights

    Intermediate
    01:19
    11.6 mi
    8.8 mph
    600 ft
    600 ft
    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
    01:44
    17.0 mi
    9.8 mph
    825 ft
    825 ft
    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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  • Difficult
    04:40
    43.8 mi
    9.4 mph
    2,625 ft
    2,600 ft
    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
    01:16
    12.3 mi
    9.6 mph
    550 ft
    550 ft
    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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    Intermediate
    02:44
    25.9 mi
    9.5 mph
    1,325 ft
    1,325 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this fragrant tour around the Wallersee you will pass many different herb gardens. For example, you can discover the castle garden at Seeburg in Seekirchen, the creative pavilion of fragrances in Henndorf and the herb garden in the pot in Neumarkt.The round for pleasure cyclists starts in Seekirchen. Here is also the first herb garden station, the new palace garden, which delighted herbalists and newlywed wedding couples alike. Over meadows with a view of the Wallersee it goes to Henndorf, where wonderfully aromatic herbs invite you to dream in the pavilion of scents.You cycle north through the beautiful meadow landscape, first a little uphill and then pleasantly downhill. At the Trapp nursery you will find the next herb garden, the herb garden in a pot - perhaps also an idea to imitate. From here the bike path leads you further north until you reach Straßwalchen. The center of the place is suitable for a break with a little stroll and a rest in one of the many cafés or restaurants.Freshly strengthened, you are now heading back south. In Köstendorf you will be enchanted by the soul brewing garden, which is cared for and cared for as a community project. A beautiful route past meadows and fields takes you to Schleedorf, where the modern garden is waiting for you. While enjoying the picturesque view of the Wallersee, you cycle back to the starting point in Seekirchen.

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    Intermediate
    02:30
    24.1 mi
    9.6 mph
    1,450 ft
    1,475 ft
    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 enjoyable herb bike tour. On the way you can visit the Trumer herb garden in Obertrum, the Bauerngartl in Seeham and the creative farm in Mattsee, for example. In addition, herb islands in Berndorf invite you to take a breather.The starting point of the round tour is in Mattsee. From here you cycle south along the lake to Obertrum am See. Here the Trumer herb garden is waiting for you, which enchants with a variety of fragrant plants. On the west bank of Lake Obertrumer you cycle north. You can let your gaze wander over the water and stop at a beautiful place to bathe in the lake.In Seeham you will find the traditionally designed Bauerngartl in front of the newly restored municipal office. From here you drive in a large arc around the Grabensee. On the way in Feichten you can not only enjoy the beautiful view over the lake, but also a lovingly designed herbal island.North of the lakes you cycle through beautiful meadows to the northern tip of the Mattsee. On the way there you always have a wonderful panoramic view of the three Trumer lakes. Over some hills it goes back to the shore of the Mattsee. Shortly before you reach the starting point, you can make a stop in the Weyerbucht with the creative garden or in the picturesque Bajuwarengehöft.

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    Intermediate
    01:54
    18.2 mi
    9.5 mph
    1,025 ft
    1,025 ft
    Intermediate bike ride. Good fitness required. Mostly paved surfaces. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This small bike tour takes you around the Tannberg on the border of Salzburg and Upper Austria. It runs up and down on little-used side streets and bike paths and always offers you beautiful views.The tour starts in Köstendorf. If you want to travel by public transport: Neumarkt-Köstendorf train station is just a stone's throw away.You cycle through wide meadows and through tiny villages through the quiet landscape until you enjoy a wonderful panorama of the Mattsee from a small hill. When the weather is good, some alpine peaks sparkle in the background - just wonderful.If you want, you can also take a little detour to Mattsee to take a break there. Then you drive through the nature reserve Egelseen back to Köstendorf.

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    Difficult
    09:08
    84.6 mi
    9.3 mph
    2,675 ft
    2,675 ft
    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 via 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 to Eugendorf to the starting point in Seekirchen. The best way to do the round is in two stages and to spend the night in Salzburg.It starts in Seekirchen am Wallersee. From here you cycle north past Wallersee and then between the three lakes Obertrumer See, Mattsee and Grabensee. On this route you always have the opportunity to stop at one of the lakes and take a bath break. After leaving the lakes behind, 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 and follow it out of the city. The river leads you through picturesque countryside south to Golling. Here you cross the Salzach and follow it on the other side to the north. On the way back you come through Salzburg a second time before you finally turn east and cycle back to the starting point in Seekirchen.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    8
  • Distance
    237 mi
  • Duration
    25:17 h
  • Elevation
    11,075 ft
Cycling trips in the Salzburg Lake District in Austria
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