05. Juni 2019 - 19:00 bis 22:00

Austria cycling adventure, Salzburg, Mittwoch, 05. Juni 2019


Experience an unforgettable trip to amazing Austria - more specifically Carinthia, exploring its magnificent valleys and mountain vistas. Home of the Austrian skiing region, you'll be awe-struck by the dramatic surrounding landscapes. In such a mountainous area, this trip is ironically quite flat, following the valleys that cut through the mountains. It suits the regular immediate cyclist who enjoys manageable riding taking in the surrounds and experiencing the local culture. The ride starts in Salzburg early afternoon on the first day so there will be an opportunity for early comers to explore Mozart's picturesque home town. The route follows the Alpe-Adria-Radweg trail which is an unforgettable diverse experience. The trail was awarded the European Cycle Path Award of the year in 2015. .


After 3 days in the saddle, this amazing experience culminates at the Villacher Kirchtag; Austria's largest traditional festival. Put simply, it's very Austrian and quite spectacular!





TOUR ROUTE:


Day 1. Salzburg – Werfen (46km)


Day 2. Werfen – Badgastein (58km)


Day 3. Mallnitz - Spittal (40km)


Day 4. Spiral - Villach (40km)





Day 1 - Salzburg to Werfen (46km)


After meeting in Salzburg at around midday and getting bikes and bags sorted, we head south and join the well renowned Alpe Adria cycle path. The first leg is indicative of the diversity of what to expect for the entire trip as you take in the mighty mountains, sunny valleys and warm lakes





Day 2 - Werfen to Badgastein (58km)


The most challenging day of the trip continues along the Alpe Adria cycle path and the scenery becomes particularly spectacular heading along the middle Salzach river and the Gastein valley. Pedaling towards the day's finishing point, the ride takes a climb to Bad Gastein, a beautiful place featuring glacial views and a waterfall at its very center.





Day 3 - Mallnitz to Spittal


The third day couldn't start an easier with a train ride through the tunnel to Mallnitz on the south-side of Alps. The magnificence of the Carinthia region continues as the route follows the Lower Mölltal valley, which is nestled amidst 3000m mountain peaks. The outstanding attractions on the way include the wonderfully dramatic Groppensteinschlucht gorge, historic Obervellach town center, the Falkenstein castle, and the Barbarossa canyon.





Day 4 - Spittal to Villach


From Spittal an der Drau, the journey joins the well developed Drau Bike Path. For most of this stage, riding is along the Drava river bank to Villach. It will then be time to kick off the cycling shoes and get ready for the most authentic festival that Austria has to offer!





GRADING: This ride is graded as intermediate because the distance covered is somewhat substantial. Any queries please ask.





THE PRICE INCLUDES: £460


4 nights shared accommodation, bike hire, pannier, lock, helmet, bike transfers, local train transfers, all breakfasts, fully guided trip and navigation.





PRICE EXCLUDES:


Flights not included: we recommend flying into Salzburg, Munich or Vienna and fly out of Llubliana (1hr train away) or Vienna.


All other meals and drinks except for breakfast


Optional excursions not indicated in the itinerary above


Any personal shopping or any extras not mentioned above.


Travel Insurance


Entry Visa to Austria





WHAT TO BRING:


Travel light! Personal luggage will need to be carried for all 4 days of riding in a pannier provided. Weather is usually brilliant in this area in July/Aug so pack for good weather however remember to bring cycling gear for wet weather just in case. There is a raft of amazing lakes in this area for those who want to go for a swim!





TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:


- 185km of nearly entirely traffic-free cycling.


- Amazing valley riding with mountains towering above in Austria’s famous skiing region.


- Ride the Alpe Adria cycle path, voted Europe’s best cycle path 2015


- Enjoy delicious Austrian cuisine after a long day’s riding


- Experience Austria’s biggest traditional festival


- A great chance to socialise and meet like-minded people who enjoy great cycling.

Mittwoch, 05. Juni 2019, Salzburg, Austria cycling adventure

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