Cycling tour Alpe-Adria for families: from Salzburg to the sun of Carinthia in 8 days

8 Days

Your trip

You like to travel by bike as a family: from place to place on traffic-safe paths in great scenery with lots of breaks and little adventures? Then we have just the right thing for you with this trip! The first stage of the Alpe-Adria saga across Austria is a real pearl among cycling tours.

Cycle together with your family the first section of the far beyond the borders known Alpe-Adria cycle path from Salzburg to Villach. Starting from the city of Mozart, this tour takes you varied cycling tour through the lovely Salzach Valley, the wildly romantic Gastein Valley and the idyllic Drau Valley to Villach.

Their constant companions, rugged mountain peaks, sweeping rivers, rushing waterfalls and deep Gorges. And as a reward, delicious Salzburger Nockerl and Carinthian Kasnudeln await you and your children.

So, what else is there to wait for?

On this tour, young and old get their money’s worth!

These 8 days on the bike are perfect for your Family if you want to bike with children. The route is easy and gently hilly, without strenuous Gradients. The tour easy for parents, grandparents as well as for the little ones. It runs mainly on dedicated bike paths, occasionally side roads and only in exceptional cases along roads with through traffic.

Experience the mountains and lakes of Carinthia and the Salzburg Alps by bike: the hospitality and friendliness will delight you!

Accommodation

You will stay in family and family-friendly 3*** hotels, inns and guesthouses

Catering

every day a rich breakfast is included

Route and requirements

We have deliberately put together an easy and child-friendly tour for you.

Most of the time you will cycle on bike paths. Gelegentlich führt der Weg entlang ruhiger Nebenstraßen. Nur wenige Teilstücke führen auch auf stärker befahrenen Straßen oder unbefestigten Wegen.

Follow with the whole family the well-developed cycle path from Salzburg to Carinthia and discover unique natural and cultural highlights. In total, you will cover 175 kilometers on this tour with your Bike back , with, for example, the most challenging stretch between St . Johann and the Gastein valley by train is bridged. Because ultimately the fun and enjoyment should prevail on this family bike trip.

The trip is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility. Please contact us for detailed information if needed.

Rental bicycles

Sturdy unisex touring bikes, 7 speeds with hub gears and coaster brake or 21 speeds with derailleur and freewheel (please choose when booking), comfort saddle, 28 inch with different frame heights. On request also 21-speed men’s bike possible.

Rental bike PLUS: the sportier option! High-quality equipment, for example, with 27-speed Shimano Deore XT gears, Magura brakes HS 11 and Suntour suspension fork.

Electric bikes: unisex bikes with electric pedal assistance up to 25 km/h; 8-speed gears with freewheel; range approx. 120 – 180 km (depending on riding style).

Children’s bikes: 12-, 18- or 24-speed and freewheel. We are happy to provide this in the following sizes: 20, 24, or 26 inches.
Note: The number of gears is determined by the size of the wheel.

Children’s trailer: from KTM; can accommodate up to 2 children. Suitable from one and a half years or up to a height of 105 cm and 20 kg (two children up to 15 kg each).

Follow-Me / Parent – Child – Tandem: For children who can already ride a bike independently, but who would like to be pulled along the track by their parents from time to time. Bookable in combination with a 20 inch children’s bike and a rental bike for the parents.

Own bikes

It is possible to bring your own bikes, but at your own risk. For possible damages etc. on the own bike during the whole bike trip as well as during transport trips can not be liable.

For your own safety, we recommend that you always wear a bicycle helmet on all bicycle tours.

Arrival by train

Travel relaxed by train. Both Salzburg and Villach are easily accessible by train. If you rent the bikes with us, you will also not have any stress with the bike transport. Just get on the train with you, on vacation, ready, go! Information and timetables can be found at Deutsche Bahn(www.bahn.de) or Österreichische Bundesbahn, www.oebb.at.

You can also plan your return journey from Villach to Salzburg in a relaxed manner by train. The train ride alone is worth the trip. You have cycled all this!

Car/Parking

Parking is available on site from approx. 15,- / day; payable on site; no reservation possible or necessary.

Country information

Please note our information on entering Austria and Italy under our country information. Please also see our notes on package tours.

Worth experiencing

  • The Mozart City Salzburg
  • The Gollinger and Gastein Waterfalls
  • The Salzach breakthrough in the Salzachöfen gorge
  • The Hallein Celtic Museum

From day to day

Arrival :
Day 1

Day 1: Arrival to Salzburg

Already on the day of arrival, an absolute highlight awaits you, the Mozart city of Salzburg. Winding alleys and squares invite you to stroll and dreamy cafés to enjoy genuine Austrian pastry specialties. Visit and tour historical buildings like the cathedral or the fortress.

The travel documents and your rental bikes – if booked – are waiting for you at the hotel.

Salzburg - Gollig :
Day 2

Bike tour Salzburg – Gollig, about 30 km

Majorollow the shady meadows of the Salzach as you leisurely roll out of Salzburg, the Salzach is your companion. It goes to Hallein, a Celtic town rich in the past due to salt mining . The main attraction is undoubtedly the world-famous Celtic Museum. Passing the Gollinger waterfall, your eponymous overnight stop is quickly reached . Characterized by its pretty market square and the 13th century castle.

A possible excursion leads to the beautiful Bluntau Valley.

Breakfast
Gollig - St. Johann :
Day 3

Bike tour Gollig – St. Johann, approx. approx. 35 km

From Golling you cycle up to Pass Lueg-Höhe, enjoy the view of the wonderfully striking Tennengebirge.
The mountain is now getting closer and closer to the Salzach and the rumbling of the water is getting louder and louder. You pass the so
called “Salzachöfen”, an imposing gorge created by the Salzach . After throwing with its high
towering castle is soon St . Johann reached . From Golling to Werfen the journey over the Lueg Pass can be made by train.


be bridged (on own account, approx. minus 15km)

Breakfast
St. Johann - Bad Gastein :
Day 4

Bike tour St. Johann – Bad Gastein, approx. 20 km & train ride

Today you will be accompanied by the Salzach river as far as Schwarzach, and then by train to the wild and romantic Gastein region.
Valley. Via Dorfgastein and Bad Hofgastein you cycle to the well-known spa and winter sports resort Bad Gastein at the foot of
of the Hohe Tauern, which offers a variety of natural-historical and architectural sights.
The landmark is the Gastein waterfall in the middle of the village.

Breakfast
Bad Gastein - Mölltal :
Day 5

Bike tour Bad Gastein – Mölltal, approx. 20 km & train ride

On the short stage you can really enjoy the surrounding mountains again. From Bad Gastein it is only
more a stone’s throw to Böckstein.

From there a train takes you through the Tauernschleuse to the other side in only 10 minutes.
Side of the Alps to Mallnitz. Back in the saddle, enjoy the long descent to your hotel in the Möll Valley.

Breakfast
Mölltal - Spittal :
Day 6

Bike tour Mölltal – Spittal, approx. 30 km

First along the river Möll you cycle today through impressive high mountain landscapes. In the place
Möllbrücke begins the Drau Valley and with it the sunny south of Austria.

Leisurely you roll the last kilometers
to Spittal an der Drau. The city was already in the Middle Ages an important transportation hub for pilgrims
and also owed their prosperity in part to them.

Breakfast

Bike tour Spittal – Villach, approx. 30 km

Almost by itself you roll along the Drava in a gentle downhill. Halfway you should take a rest in the small
Market municipality of Paternion. Pedal a few more times and you’ve reached Villach,
whose heart is the charming old town with its southern flair.

Breakfast
Day 08 :
Day 8

Departure or extension

Today it is time to say goodbye to the hospitality and looseness of Carinthia.
Would you like to stay one day longer? Please ask when booking; we will try to find extra nights for you.

Services

are included in the travel package:

  • Overnight stays as listed
  • rich cyclist breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • 1 train ride Schwarzach - Gastein valley incl. Wheel
  • 1 train ride Böckstein - Mallnitz incl. Wheel
  • Best worked out route guidance
  • Detailed travel documents 1 x per room (in German, English), navigation app or GPS data available
  • Service hotline
  • optional with appropriate booking: return transfer to Salzburg every Saturday morning, please be sure to book at the time of booking.

supplement you should:

  • Arrival and departure
  • Tourist tax, if due, payable on site
  • Admissions

Dates and prices

Arrival days 2024: every Saturday in …
Season 1 27.04. – 10.05. and 28.09. – 06.10.
Season 2 11.05. – 24.05. and 07.09. – 27.09.
Season 3 25.05. – 06.09.
The day of arrival determines the season.
All prices per person. The prices in the booking form or shopping cart apply.
Travel package Season 1 Season 2 Season 3
Double room w. breakfast 580 € 950 € 1.030 €
Single room w. breakfast 910 € 1.280 € 1.360 €
Extra nights
Extra night in Salzburg double room with breakfast 100 € 110 € 120 €
Extra night in Salzburg SR with breakfast 140 € 170 € 180 €
Extra night in Villach double room with breakfast 90 € 90 € 90 €
Extra night in Villach single room with breakfast 150 € 150 € 150 €
Additional services
Return transfer person 110 €
Return transfer own bike without insurance 50 €
Note: Return transfer travelers and bring your own bikes to Salzburg possible every Saturday. When booking, please specify “return transport person” and, if necessary, additionally “return transport bicycle without insurance”.
Rental bicycles
Touring bike 125 €
Touring bike Premium 180 €
E-bike 270 €
Rental bike children 90 €
Follow-Me incl. Children bike, children tandem trailer 140 €
Bicycle trailer child 90 €
Children discounts
Discount for 2 adults in double room, maximum 1 extra bed in double or shared room.
Child as 3rd pers in room up to under 6 years old 0 €
Child as 3rd pers in room 6 … 11 years (“child 1”) 480 €
3rd person in room 12 … 14 years (“Child2”) 730 €
Extra night in Salzburg child 6 … 11 years (child 1) 50 € 60 € 60 €
Extra night in Salzburg child 12 … 14 years (child 2) 80 € 80 € 90 €
Extra night in Villach child 6 … 11 years (child 1) 50 € 50 € 50 €
Extra night in Villach child 12 … 14 years (child 2) 70 € 70 € 70 €
Note: Please select “Child 1” or “Child 2” in the booking, depending on the age.

Questions

Arrival by train?

Yes! Both Slazburg and Villach are easily accessible by train. Information and timetables can be found at Deutsche Bahn (www.bahn.de) or Bahn Österreichs (www.oebb.at). If you rent the bikes with us, you will also not have any stress with the bike transport. Just get on the train with you, on vacation, ready, go!

Can I bring my own bikes?

Yes. Of course. However, please note that you take your bikes at your own risk. We cannot accept any liability for possible damage to your own bike during the entire bike trip or during transport trips.

Which bikes can I rent?

We have touring bikes in standard or sporty version as well as e-bikes, parent – child tandems or child trailers in our offer. Please specify what you would like when booking:

1) Sturdy unisex touring bikes, 7 speeds with hub gears and coaster brake or 21 speeds with derailleur and freewheel (please choose when booking), comfort saddle, 28 inch with different frame heights. On request also 21-speed men’s bike possible.

2) Rental bike PLUS: the sportier option! High-quality equipment, for example, with 27-speed Shimano Deore XT gears, Magura brakes HS 11 and Suntour suspension fork.

3) Children’s bikes: 12-, 18- or 24-speed and freewheel. We are happy to provide this in the following sizes: 20, 24, or 26 inches.
Note: The number of gears is determined by the size of the wheel.

4) Children’s trailer: from KTM; can accommodate up to 2 children. Suitable from one and a half years or up to a height of 105 cm and 20 kg (two children up to 15 kg each).

5) Follow-Me: For children who can already ride a bike independently, but who would like to be pulled along the track by their parents from time to time. Bookable in combination with a 20 inch children’s bike and a rental bike for the parents.

6) Electric bikes: unisex bikes with electric pedal assist up to 25 km/h; 8-speed gears with freewheel; range approx. 120 – 180 km (depending on riding style).

Is there a child discount or family discount?

Yes! If you are working with min. two full-paying guests, you can take children with you in a shared or double room with an extra bed under the following conditions:
– Children 0 to under 6 years: in principle free of charge, under certain circumstances, a surcharge is payable directly on site.
– Children 6 to under 12 years: reduced price, see dates and prices in the booking calendar, please book as “Child 1”.
– Children 12 to under 16 years: reduced price, see dates and prices in the booking calendar, please book as “child 2”.

Please note: The given route is only a suggestion. Follow the paths as you please. Please refer to your individual hotel list for accommodation locations! If you like - download the komoot app on your phone, search for this trip and let the app be your navigator and inspirer.

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