Austrian Lakes Self-Guided Activities

Start: Strobl Finish: Strobl

Visiting: Strobl, Bad Ischl, Saint Gilgen, St. Wolfgang, Salzburg, Nussen See, Schwarzen


Duration: 7 Nights

Physical rating: Leisurely

Special diets catered: Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements

Tour code: M07SZ

Tour operator: Exodus

Group size: 2 - 6

Age range: 8 to 99

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $1766

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Tour Overview

Combine glorious Alpine panoramas with a wide range of activities, and you have the perfect ingredients for a fun-filled family holiday. You stay in the picturesque Austrian village of Strobl, on the eastern shore of Lake Wolfgang, and one of the prettiest spots in the region. During your time here we provide a wide selection of fully researched self-guided walking and cycling routes, typically at 1-boot / 1-cycle level. To ensure total flexibility, we give you a complimentary Headwater bike for your exclusive use throughout your stay. There's also excellent local bus, ferry and cable car services (payable locally) linking the local lakes and villages.

Highlights

  • iconFairytale city of Salzburg: Baroque palaces, Renaissance gardens, elegant Viennese coffee houses
  • iconLuxury 4-star hotel: secluded gardens, exquisite cuisine and top-of-the-range wellness centre including indoor pool, waterfall, whirlpool, steambath
  • iconPostcard-pretty villages, lovely lakeside beaches, spectacular mountain views
  • iconMasses of choice for active families: ice caves, watersports, boat trips and more

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Austrian Lakes Self-Guided Activities
Austrian Lakes Self-Guided Activities
Austrian Lakes Self-Guided Activities
Austrian Lakes Self-Guided Activities
Austrian Lakes Self-Guided Activities
Austrian Lakes Self-Guided Activities

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : ARRIVE IN STROBL

Location: Strobl

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel  Bergrose

Meals: Dinner

Arrive  at  the  ****  Hotel  Bergrose  in  Strobl.  A  typical  itinerary  is  shown  below,  but  you’re  free   to  pick  and  choose  your  activities  each  day.

icon Day 2 : Cycle Bad Ischl to Strobl  16KM (10MI)

Location: Bad Ischl, Strobl

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Take  the  bus  to  Bad  Ischl  for  your  briefing  and  to  collect  your  bike.  Take  time  to  explore  the  spa  town -  visit  Franz  Josef's  Kaiservilla  and  the  imperial  hot  spa  that  houses  salt  baths,  steam  room,  hammam and  Alhambra  baths  before  pedalling  along  the  River  Ischl  back  to  Strobl.  

icon Day 3 : CYCLE TO ST GILGEN 

Location: Saint Gilgen

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Keeping close to Lake Wolfgang's southern shore, a level cycling track through a tiny nature reserve brings you into lovely St Gilgen where the busy waterfront is filled with restaurants, cafes and attractive frescoed houses. Visit Mozart's museum (his mother was born here), or take the cable car up Zwolferhorn for stunning 360 degree views. Alternatively, try your hand at water skiing on Lake Wolfgang, have a cooling swim by the beach then, perhaps, enjoy an afternoon of pampering at the hotel's elegant spa.

icon Day 4 : CYCLE/WALK TO ST WOLFGANG 15KM/9.5MI (CYCLE) OR 16KM/10MI (WALK)  

Location: St. Wolfgang

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today head first by the river then along the north shore of the lake to St Wolfgang. Renowned for its beautiful 15th century church, this famously pretty village boasts a maze of cobbled streets lined with attractive frescoed houses, shops and cafe terraces affording superb lake views. Culture and music are very much part of St Wolfgang's fine tradition, so be sure to explore the boutique craft and chocolate shops! After lunch, hop on the antique cog railway as it chugs up to the summit of Schafberg (1782m) for unrivalled Alpine views.  

icon Day 5 : FREE DAY EXPLORING SALZBURG

Location: Salzburg

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Why not give yourself a break from cycling today and take the local bus (80 mins) to Mozart's fairytale city of Salzburg? Described as a Baroque jewel, and recognised by UNESCO, its idyllic setting, surrounded by the Alps and bisected by the gentle Salzach river, cannot be bettered by any other city in Europe. Take time to explore its historic heart and you'll find a wealth of Baroque palaces, Renaissance gardens, elegant Viennese cafes and the oldest open-air theatre in Europe.

icon Day 6 : CYCLE TO LAKE NUSSEN

Location: Nussen See

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today's cycling route takes you along quiet country lanes and through rural farming hamlets bordered by low Alpine meadows - look out for the neat woodpiles to be used for heating over the winter months. Lunch at the popular Zur Wacht restaurant then ascend up to beautiful Lake Nussen, a hidden gem completely off the tourist trail; look out for rare orchids scattered around its shady shores. There's lots of time to swim and relax before completing a circular loop back to Strobl.

icon Day 7 : CYCLE OR WALK TO LAKE SCHWARZEN 22KM/14MI (CYCLE) OR 14KM/9MI (WALK)

Location: Schwarzen

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

You have a choice of walking or cycling routes today across the valley and up through the forest towards Lake Schwarzen, perfectly positioned beneath the shadows of the Vormauerstein, Hoheneck and Breitenberg peaks. Have lunch in one of the restaurants basking in sunshine beneath the snow-capped mountains, then it's a delightful valley descent back to Strobl.

icon Day 8 : LEAVE STROBL

Location: Strobl

Meals: Breakfast

LEAVE STROBL

What's Included

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    High quality bikes 

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    All continental breakfasts and evening meals

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    Route notes and maps provided for both walking and cycling options

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    All accommodation

What's Not Included

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    Travel insurance

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    Optional Electric bikes

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    Single supplements

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    Visas and vaccinations

Food

All continental breakfasts and evening meals included. Austria is renowned for its wholesome, robust food and you will be thankful for this after a hard day’s skiing. Typically, you will be set up for the day by a breakfast of cold meats and cheeses, along with the traditional bread, jam and coffee. Austrians tend to eat heartily at lunchtime and less in the evenings; you will be well catered for at dinner. Local specialities include Wiener schnitzel (breaded veal cutlet) and various stews of beef and pork. Dumplings, potatoes or noodles are all regular accompaniments along with vegetables in a style similar to English cooking. Desserts are often fruit based - such as Apfelstrudel - or cream pastries. Rehrucken is a traditional chocolate and almond cream cake On average Austrians, drink twice as much coffee as beer. There are many different types to choose from, particularly in the larger towns and cities and are often drunk in specialist coffee houses, known locally as a Kaffeehaus. It is often served in large cups and finished off with a healthy dose of whipped cream. Austrian wines tend to be sweet white varieties, similar to German Mosel wines. The three best-known areas for producing white wines are Krems, Klosterneuburg and Gumpoldskirchen. The main red wine producing area is Voslau. Of course Austria is better known for its beer and you will find a wide variety of local brews. The best known are Gosser and Augustiner Brau and come in light or dark forms.

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    Exodus requires a deposit of 20% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 70 days before departure..

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