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Austria’s Salzkammergut region, large regions of which have been collectively designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a breathtaking mix of natural wonders, historical curiosities and architectural delights. What better way to explore this magical place than a six-day cycling tour?
The Salzkammergut region to the East of Salzburg, takes its name from the historical importance of the area’s salt mines, which originally made the area prosperous. Known for its beautiful lakes and mountains, glacier-carved valleys, rolling meadows and pretty alpine villages the scenery is quite simply breath-taking. It is also a cyclists’ paradise, offering hundreds of kilometres of trails woven with treats of the geological, architectural, historic and natural varieties.
This self-guided cycling holiday sees you exploring the region on two wheels at your own pace. Beginning in Ebensee, where you will be based for the first three days, you will explore local highlights such as Traunsee lake, home to a ‘floating’ castle, the beautiful village of Traunkirchen and, if you dare, take a dip in the clear, pure waters of Langbathsee! Then it’s on to your new base in the village of Obertraun, from where you will visit the spa town of Bad Ischl, the pretty Lake Hallstatt and the famous Dachstein Mountain ice caves.
The flexible, self-guided nature of these bicycle tours allows you to tailor them to your own requirements and abilities. Most routes are quiet tarmac or gravel tracks specifically dedicated to cyclists, and anyone with a reasonable level of fitness should have no problem covering the distance, given the aluminium framed, 27-gear cycles provided.
Daily routes vary from 20-40 km depending on individual preferences, and extra days can be added to the tours on request. Roadside assistance is also provided, so you can really leave your cares behind and enjoy the sights. Comfortable accommodation, ensuite facilities and friendly hosts mean this trip would also suit active families and those who appreciate a little home comfort at the journey’s end.
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