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.
Luxury 4-star hotel: secluded gardens, exquisite cuisine and top-of-the-range wellness centre including indoor pool, waterfall, whirlpool, steambath
Masses of choice for active families: ice caves, watersports, boat trips and more
Fairytale city of Salzburg: Baroque palaces, Renaissance gardens, elegant Viennese coffee houses
Postcard-pretty villages, lovely lakeside beaches, spectacular mountain views
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.
Cycle Bad Ischl To Strobl 16Km (10Mi)
Bad Ischl, Strobl
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
Cycle To St Gilgen
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.
Cycle/Walk To St Wolfgang 15Km/9.5Mi (Cycle) Or 16Km/10Mi (Walk)
Saint Wolfgang im Salzkammergut
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.
Free Day Exploring Salzburg
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.
Cycle To Lake Nussen
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.
Cycle Or Walk To Lake Schwarzen 22Km/14Mi (Cycle) Or 14Km/9Mi (Walk)
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.
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.
The Bergrose Hideaway is a Slow Travel Hotel ©, an idea based on a philosophy that creates more awareness for travel, and what is important – nature, tranquility, authenticity and awareness. Based a 5-minute bike ride from the eastern shore of Wolfgangsee on the outskirts of the village of Strobl. It is a traditional building with wooden balconies and Gothic script on the exterior, and is located on a river bank next to a meadow. It has a lovely secluded garden, three stories of perfect Austrian wood-panelled luxury inside and an indoor pool and spa area.
Hotel Bergrose is suitable for families with children over 12 only.