Bike tours near Salzburg for GMACHL guests

The best paths and tours throughout the Salzburg Lake District


Cyclists and bikers cherish the wide range of paths and tours around Romantik Hotel GMACHL. Our hotel is situated near several amazing bike tours near Salzburg and only a stone’s throw away from many additional routes. Short round tours and extended, cross-regional tours join up to inspire cyclists, race bikers and e-bikers equally. The GMACHL bike experts will give you an overview of which routes you must experience.


The best cycling tours of the Salzburg Lake District


Zwischen den sanften Hügeln und weiten Ebenen des Alpenvorlands warten stolze 600 km Radwege in einer einzigen Region. Radfahren im Salzburger Seenland verspricht erfrischende Abwechslung zwischen wunderschönen Seen und der Mozartstadt. 20 Ladestationen erschließen das Gebiet zudem nahtlos für E-Biker. Folgende Radrunden sollten unbedingt auf Ihrem Urlaubsplan stehen.



Silent Night route

Cycle from the GMACHL to Anthering and continue to the Lokalbahn train station. The train takes you and your bike to the stop “Obenrdorf Bahnhof”. Turn right out of the access road and tackle the brief ascent to Göming. A round tour of approx. 26 km now awaits you through Arnsdorf with the Silent Night Museum, Lamprechtshausen, Bürmoos and St. Georgen with a stage through the landscape conservation area of Irlacher Au and back to Oberndorf along the Salzach river, with a brief stop at the Silent Night Chapel. It commemorates the site where the world-famous Christmas carol was first performed in 1818.


Tannberg round tour

This family lour leads you through the heart of the lake district in about three hours. Bike through Köstendorf and Lengau to Lochen and Mattsee, where you leisurely cycle along the east side of the lake and past the three Egelsee lakes. Return to the start of your tour via Schleedorf and the picturesque Fischachmühle mill. Köstendorf is about one hour’s cycling from Romantik Hotel GMACHL. Travelling there via the Wallersee is particularly stunning.

Trumer Seen lake tour

Speaking of  Mattsee, one of the most attractive bike tours near Salzburg starts here covering all three lakes of the Trume Seen area. Explore the Mattsee, Obertrumer See and Grabensee on about 28 km. You can even jump in the water on warm summer days as there are plenty of lake and beach lidos around. Culturally-minded guests also get their money’s worth. Don’t miss out on visiting the subsidiary church of Gebertsham with its splendid winged altar and astonishing clear view of the Alps.


Trumer Seen herbal tour

Combine enjoyable cycling in the Flachgau with herbal magic. Bike to several herb gardens and herb islands around the Trumer See, such as the Trumer herb garden in Obertrum or the Seehamer Bauerngartl garden. Make a refreshing stop at these scenic spots and visit our own GMACHL herb garden at the hotel to cap off the tour.


Wallersee round tour

A brief trip from the hotel to the Wallersee leads you directly to a refreshing lake round tour. Be enchanted by the scenic nature and neat, well-maintained paths, put your feet into the water for some cooling-off and even go for a swim if weather permits. The Wallersee round tour takes a brief detour to the northwest and only leads back to the lake after approx. five kilometres via Wallersee-Zell.


Wallersee herbal round tour

How about fine scents and enticing flavours around the Wallersee? The herbal round tour leads to several herb gardens and pavilions in Seekirchen, Henndorf, Neumarkt and Köstendorf. Discover the variety of native herbs during your bike tours in the Salzburg Lake District and learn more about the region’s picturesque villages during a bit over four biking hours. More herb gardens in Strasswalchen and Schleedorf are currently in planning.


Cross-regional bike tours in the Salzburg Lake District

The lake district isn’t just the site of amazing bike trips, it also serves as a stage for strenuous cross-regional tours of a particularly awe-inspiring kind. Whether you’re planning on tackling long-distance paths or only individual stages, the GMACHL is the perfect starting place for the following highlights on two wheels.



Mozart cycling trail

Can you imagine Salzburg without Mozart? The life and works of the classical composer is palpable at every corner of the city, even in most parts of the province. The 450 km Mozart cycling trail loops around the city of Salzburg crossing the Salzburg Lake District, Salzkammergut and the Chiemgau in Bavaria during its 21 stages. Swaths of the Flachgau and the lake district, including Eugendorf, Neumarkt, Köstendorf, Mattsee, Obertrum and Oberndorf, are crossed during the trail between Salzburg and Bavaria. Find your favourite stage!

New Lake District tour

The numerous bike tours near Salzburg are also ideal for race bikers. The New Lake District tour was created especially for them. This rather extensive loop covers 116 km with a total incline of approx. 674 altitude metres at medium difficulty. Among the stages are the Egelseen lakes, the Hiltenwiesen meadows with alpine round view, Berndorf and Stift Michaelbeuern, and a brief trip to Mattighofen in Upper Austria. Take a breather in one of the Wallersee villages before travelling back to the hotel. Your Romantik Hotel GMACHL serves as both start and finish.


Tauern cycle path

Around 300 kilometres of cycle paths lead along the rivers Salzach and Saalach crossing Salzburg via Zell am See to Passau. Reach the city of Mozart from the GMACHL in no time and tackle the magnificent stages with a gentle incline and amazing views. Trips to Golling and Lofer in the south or Braunau in the north open up stunning natural scenery. Most of the paths run along the province’s biggest rivers, astonishing panoramas included.

Which of these top-notch bike tours near Salzburg is right for you? Your GMACHL team has many more tour tips ready for you and will gladly advise you on everything related to planning, bike rental, food and rest stop options. Have you requested a non-binding offer for your cycling holiday yet?


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