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Alps Road Bike Holidays
Tour Location
Country:
Austria
From:
Innsbruck
To:
Salzburg
Tour Information
Guiding:
Self-guided
Support:
Luggage Transfer, Maps or GPS, Phone Support
Duration:
8 days
Level:
Moderate-Advanced
Terrain:
On Road, Climbs (mountains), Cycle Paths/Trails
Bike Options:
Bike hire available
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
On Request
Tour Distance & Dates
Distance:
400 Km
Riding Days:
7
Daily Average:
57 Km
Month(s):
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Departure:
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from May to September
Tour Operator:
Bestseller Travel

Alps Road Bike Holidays

Innsbruck - Salzburg Road Bike Holidays

8 Days Moderate-Advanced 400 KmAVG 57 Km

A wonderful cycle tour along the Alps from the former Olympic city of Innsbruck to the festival city of Salzburg. Enjoy wide valleys, views to glaciers and wonderful mountain lakes along the route. Well know is the Zillertal valley where you find Olympic gold medal winners, 365 days of skiing and a mountain road over the mountain pass of Gerlos where you feel like being in the centre of the alps.

Afterwards you will come to the national park of Hohe Tauern where you will follow the river Salzach to the romantic city of Zell am See with a wonderful lake. On your rest day you may conquer the highest mountain of Austria with your bike or visit the famous mountain barrier lakes in Kaprun. On your tour to Salzburg you will pass by Bavaria with the famous Lake Königssee where you should do a boat trip to the pilgrimage peninsula. There is not much to say to Salzburg like “it might be one of the nicest places in world – said 100 years ago from Alexander von Humbold (geographer, naturalist and explorer)

Characteristic: For this tour, we expect a very good basic fitness because there are some steep ascents, which are not too long. You should have some experience because the downhill roads are with serpentines and they can be dangerous if you don’t know how to cycle (Mount Grosslockner). In between, we have relaxing tours so that you will be fit to take the change for the exiting tours.

Day 1: Arrival Innsbruck

Day: Innsbruck – Lake Achensee - Zillertal, 45 - 70 km
You will leave Innsbruck by following the river cycle trail but shortly afterwards you turn upward to follow smaller roads along the edge of the well know mountain range of „Nordkette”. Passing small villages and cities, you have the option tour upwards to the Mountain Lake of Achensee before you reach the Zillertal valley. Overnight Zillertal valley – e.g. Strass.
▪ + 1110 Hm, – 1150 Hm (+ 760 Hm, - 800 Hm)

Day 3: Zillertal – Mountain pass Gerlos – Krimml, 60 – 80 km
Wonderful flat roads will lead you into the Zillertal valley with famous winter sport villages. After the up warm tour, you will start the tour over the mountain pass Gerlos with wide views into the Alps, passing barrier lakes, upland moor and later on a fantastic view to the Krimmler waterfalls. The mountain road is 12 long and has about 9 % elevation. The highest point will be at 1.630 meters. In the afternoon, you will have certainly time to visit the waterfalls, which belongs to the highest one in Europe. Overnight Krimml. ▪ + 1900 Hm, - 1420 Hm

Day 4: Krimml – Zell am See, 65 – 75 km
A day to relax because you follow the valley outside, sometimes along the river Salzach. On the right hand side the national park of Hohe Tauern and on the other side the „medow mountains“. In the village of Mittersill you may visit the national park centre, which gives you all details about the park. The tour will end in the small city of Zell am See next to the lake. In summer time a fine place for a swim! Overnight Zell am See. ▪ + 425 Hm, - 765 Hm


Day (5.): Rest day or conquer the mountain road to the Großglockner, 70 -110 km
Mount Großglockner is the highest mountain in Austria (3.798 m) and there is an exiting road going over this mountain. The ambitious route combines the athletic challenge with stunning views of the surrounding mountains. The ascent will be between 9 and 12 % with many hairpin bends. The shorter tour up to the Edelweißspitze is not too long and could be done with a good fitness (there are many places for a rest to enjoy the alpine area). Overnight Zell am See.
▪ + - 2220 Hm Edelweißspitze or +- 4890 Hm Franz-Josefs-Höhe

Day 5. (6.): Zell am See – Lake Pillersee - Lofer, 62 - 72 km
Cycle around Lake Zell am See and afterwards you will follow small roads passing some hamlets to the regional city of Saalfelden. Now you can decide to follow a direct (very short) road to Lofer or the tour passing by the Mountain Lake of Pillersee. You will cycle into a smaller valley up to an easy mountain pass with a nice alpine pasture. All around you, the so-called “Leoganger Stone Mountains” which look like the Dolomites. Afterwards always downnard to Lake Pillersee and Lofer. If it is not enough for you, we have 2 extension like up to the alpine pasture of Loferer Alm (demanding) or upwards to a pilgrimage church in a remote side valley. Overnight Lofer.
▪ + 650 Hm (+ 980 Hm), - 775 Hm (-1120 Hm)

Day 6. (7.): Lofer – National Park Berchtesgaden – Lake Königssee - Salzburg, 70 - 80 km
You will start following a cycle trail into the Saalach valley to the village of Weißbach where you find a wonderful gorge to visit. Afterwards there will be 3 heavy ascents to the Hirschpichl mountain pass. These ascents are up to 30% of elevation but quite short. At the pass, you will pass the frontier to Germany and a nice restaurant awaits you (and many other walkers and bikes). Downwards you will cycle through the national park of Berchtesgaden (wonderful valley) to lake Hintersee and on the the famous lake Königssee. A wide road will lead you to the festival city of Salzburg where you should take a rest in a coffee house next to the river Salzach – the best impression of Salzburg! Overnight Salzburg. ▪ + 1485 Hm, - 1670 Hm

Day 7. (8.): Departure from Salzburg
Accommodation
Double Occupancy / Twin Share, Comfort (2-3 ★)
Single Supplement: 115,00
Booking Conditions
Starting with 2 persons
Group Deal: 5% starting with 4 persons
Inclusions
• 7 nights in 3 and 4 star hotels with breakfast
• Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
• Tour book with maps and leaflets
• Gps files
• Hotline
Exclusions
Arrival, depature, road bike rental, half board, ...
Options
We offer a 7 day / 6 nights tour as well
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