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Austria - Lakes & Mountains
20th June 2020 - 27th June 2020 (8 days)
Based at a 4-star hotel in Fuschl am See in the beautiful Salzkammergut region of Austria, about 22km from Salzburg. The region is famous for the picturesque villages of St Wolfgang and Mondsee and many stunning lakes such as Wolfgangsee and Attersee, which are surrounded by mountains. Using quiet roads and cycle tracks.
- Holiday Type Guided
- Tour Manager Lynn Bland
- Grade Challenging
- Booking Status Places Available
- Accommodation Hotel
- Board Basis Half Board
- Travel Arrangements Land Only
- Road / Off Road Road
- Holiday Style Centre-based
- Vehicle Support Carry Own Luggage
- Holiday Ref 03428
Saturday 20th June
Meet at the hotel in Fuschl am See in time for dinner at 1930. Meals: D
Sunday 21st June
A short climb from the hotel, with spectacular views looking back to Fuschl Am See. Drop down to Mondsee for coffee, followed by a circuit of the lake and a climb back up to the hotel. Post ride snack at the hotel followed by an optional afternoon loop via Fistenau, offering more spectacular views back to Fuschl am See. 65/22km (750/350m total ascent). Meals: B D
Monday 22nd June
A short climb from the hotel offers a spectacular first view of Wolfgangsee. Drop down into St Gilgen stopping briefly by the lake to watch the boats. Ride along Wolfgangsee and along the valley to Bad Ischl for coffee. A steady climb over to the southern end of Attersee returning via St Gilgen for ice cream. 80km (760m total ascent). Meals: B D
Tuesday 23rd June
A relatively short day but with a tough climb up the Gaisberg, just to the East of Salzburg. The spectacular views make the climb worthwhile. Time to admire the view and stop for a drink on the summit before retracing our steps. 68km (1,400m total ascent). Meals: B D
Wednesday 24th June
A circuit to the north west of Fuschl am See. Stop for coffee in Seekirchen then wind our way along before climbing over to Irsee and then back to Mondsee for a cake at the tempting bakery or a look round the spectacular church. 84km (1,180m total ascent). Meals: B D
Thursday 25th June
Head out to St Gilgen again and ride round Wolfgangsee to the picture postcard town of St Wolfgang for an easy day. If you fancy a bit more climbing there is an optional out and back to the Postalm for some stunning views and a drink at the top. 52/82km (525m/1,300m total ascent). Meals: B D
Friday 26th June
A clockwise circuit of Attersee, to the north west of our hotel. A slightly more undulating route avoids the relatively busy road right on the lake. This is the largest lake in the area and looks a stunning turquoise on a sunny day. We stop for a drink at the far end of the lake and a final ice cream in St Gilgen before the climb back to the hotel. 99km (1,470m total ascent). Meals: B D
Saturday 27th June
Tour ends after breakfast. Meals: B
Meals: B = Breakfast D = Dinner
Accommodation & Meals
Based at a 4-star hotel, two people sharing a room. Meals are half-board, with a post ride snack in the afternoon also included. Vegetarian meals will be possible if indicated when booking.
As this is a centre-based holiday, no support vehicle is provided.
Passports, Visa & Health
EU citizens must hold a passport that is still valid on the date of their return to their home country. Holders of non-EU passports are advised to check whether they require a visa. There are no compulsory health related requirements for UK residents, but you are strongly advised to check that your tetanus protection has not expired. You must also carry your European Health Insurance Card.
Our Booking Conditions stipulate that, for holidays outside the UK, travel Insurance is mandatory. Details of the level of cover needed and other conditions you should check are stated in the Booking Conditions. CTC Cycling Holidays & Tours Ltd cannot accept responsibility for any costs that may be incurred due to insufficient insurance cover.
The price of £1,150 is based on a minimum number of 10 people taking part in the holiday; please note Booking Conditions, clause 3. If there are insufficient bookings by 11th April 2020, we will contact you and return all monies paid, although in certain circumstances the holiday may still run at below minimum numbers but at the same price.
- 7 nights hotel, sharing room
- 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners
- Post-ride snack every day
- CTC Cycling Holidays & Tours costs
Price Does Not Include
- Travel to and from the hotel in Austria
- Drinks with evening meals
- Lunches or refreshments during the day
- Entry fees at any attractions visited
- Any other personal expenses
- Travel Insurance
- Single room supplement (£200, subject to availability)
A deposit of £350 per person is payable upon booking, with the final balance of £800 per person to be paid ten weeks prior to departure, by 11th April 2020.
Should you be forced to cancel your booking for any reason you must notify us in writing. Cancellation charges are as follows:
Written notice received:
Before 11th April 2020
From 11th April 2020 through to departure
The Area Covered By The Holiday
The Salzkammergut region of Austria lies to the East of Salzburg and is known as the Austrian Lake District because of its 76 crystal clear lakes. Picturesque villages such as St Wolfgang and Mondsee sit on the edge of the lakes which are surrounded by stunning mountain scenery. Road surfaces are good, and there are many traffic-free bike paths which we use where possible.
Rides & Rest Days
Because this is a centre based tour there is flexibility in the itinerary. Apart from the Gaisberg climb, the gradients aren’t too steep, and the roads around the lakes are often fairly flat. If you want a day doing your own thing on the bike, the hotel can lend you a pre programmed GPS. If you fancy a day off the bike, as well as relaxing at the hotel and lake there are many local walking trails to discover as well as the lovely City of Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart and location for the ‘Sound of Music’.
Accommodation & Meals
The hotel is totally geared up for cyclists with a workshop and mechanic as well as a free laundry service for your cycling kit. There is a huge choice at breakfast, a 5 course evening meal and a substantial post ride snack each day. The hotel has a sauna and free entry to a heated 25m swimming pool.
Since travel to the start and from the finish of this tour is not included, it is very important that you note that neither your Tour Manager nor CTC Holidays & Tours are responsible for you in any way until the appointed time at the designated meeting point. Should you fail to arrive at the appointed time for whatever reason, we will not be responsible for any additional expenses you may incur in order to meet up with the tour group. The hotel can provide a transfer service from the airport for you and your bike (price not included). There are also good public transport links from Salzburg to Fuschl am See.
The maximum group size will be 16 excluding the Tour Manager(s).
Weather & Clothing
The weather should be warm in June, but come prepared with the type of clothing you would use in the UK in early summer.
Cycles & Equipment
You should ensure your cycle is well maintained, paying particular attention to wheels, tyres and brakes and that you have suitable gears for climbing hills. The hotel hires high quality Canyon road bikes, which could be a really good alternative to taking your own bike.
Maps & Guides
Bikeline produce a laminated map with all the roads and cycle routes on - Salzkammergut RK-A05.
Travel Insurance & Advice
In addition to travel insurance, EU nationals should carry a European Health Insurance Card, obtainable from most Post Offices. This enables you to take advantage of emergency medical services free or at a discount under a reciprocal provision that exists between EU member states. Your travel insurer may refuse to meet the extra costs of medical treatment if you do not carry this card.
Before booking you should check the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information, at www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice or on 0845 850 2829.