On a coffee with empress Sissi
Experience the Salzkammergut from its most beautiful side. The clear lakes invite you to swim or take a boat trip. But you might also want to marvel at everything from the bike path. This world-famous region of Austria awaits you with living tradition, tempting cuisine and a fantastic mountain panorama. You can go on wonderful cycling trips from Bad Goisern and relax in your beautiful hotel in the evening.
Your hotel: Goiserer Mühle 4****
Your 4-star feel-good hotel Goiserer Mühle is located in the middle of the spa gardens of Bad Goisern. The family-run hotel impresses with its successful combination of tradition and modernity. The spacious rooms are comfortable and lovingly furnished. The balcony rooms (category A) offer a fantastic view of the surrounding mountains. Recover from your day of cycling in the wellness area with sauna, steam bath and solarium and then end the day in the hotel restaurant. The chef himself will spoil you with exclusively natural products from the surrounding area. A week of modern, warm and uncomplicated hospitality awaits you.
1. day Arrival Bad Goisern
Arrive early and stroll through the lovely tranquil spa gardens of Bad Goisern.
2. day Traunsee 45 km + train ride
In the morning, travel by train to Gmunden on Lake Traunsee. Take a walk through the pretty town and visit Orth Castle and the ceramic carillon in the town hall tower. Afterwards you cycle on the cycle path along the lake to Ebensee. Now follow the river Traun to Bad Ischl, where you will be enchanted by the former imperial town with its imperial villa and Sissi's teahouse. Enjoy a Zaunerstollen at the Zauner pastry shop and watch the hustle and bustle in the pedestrian zone. The rest of the way is not long and you will soon reach your hotel again.
3. day Gosausee 25-40 km + transfer
In the morning a transfer brings you to Gosau. Here you have the opportunity to take a bike tour to the front Lake Gosausee. Enjoy the wonderful view. The way back leads you along the Gosauriver to the Lake Hallstatt and further along the Traun back to Bad Goisern.
4. day Lake Wolfgangsee 55 km
Set off early, because today offers some activities. First you cycle along the Traun to Bad Ischl and further along the Ischler Ache to the Lake Wolfgangsee. You will cycle to St. Wolfgang and should definitely not only visit the famous White Horse Inn and the Collegiate Church, but also take a ride on the rack railroad up the Schafberg. From here you have a wonderful view of Lake Wolfgangsee. A short ferry ride will take you to the other side of the lake and you will cycle back to the hotel via cycle path along the Nussensee lake.
5. day Lake Hallstatt 35 km
Today you will visit the world heritage region of Lake Hallstatt. Here you have many possibilities to spend the day: the oldest salt mine in the world, the Dachstein ice caves or a comfortable boat trip are waiting for you. You cycle almost always along the lake shore and many sights are almost directly on the way.
6. day Lake Aussee and Lake Grundl 35 km + train ride
You start by train to Bad Aussee. From here you will take a bike trip to the Grundlsee and the Toplitzsee. The stage also takes you to Lake Altaussee and so there are many swimming opportunities today. At the end of this relaxing day you will return to Bad Goisern by train.
7. day Departure Bad Goisern
Your beautiful cycling tour ends after breakfast at the hotel.
Booking of season 3 is only possible with half board.
Individual tours: Here you decide when and with whom you would like to travel. We provide you with detailed tour documents and practical planning tips, and you enjoy our all-in, worry-free package with separate luggage transport throughout your tour.
Guided tours: You can simply get on your bike and enjoy a group holiday (8–20 participants). Your tour guide will take care of everything, and your luggage will be transported separately.
This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:
In the case of our original Velociped tours, we are the tour operator. We organise and accompany these tours personally.
So that you have an even bigger selection to choose from, we also cover additional routes in collaboration with long-standing partners. With these Velociped partner tours, we are the tour broker.
Prices are per person.
09.04. – 22.04.2023
01.10. – 08.10.2023
23.04. – 24.06.2023
03.09. – 30.09.2023
25.06. – 02.09.2023
bookable additional services
- 6 nights in the Hotel Goiserermühle in the selected room category
- well-planned routing
- detailed travel documents 1 x per room
- 1 bus transfer Gosau incl. bike
- Train ride Bad Goisern - Gmunden incl. bike
- Train ride Bad Goisern - Bad Aussee - Bad Goisern incl. bike
- 1 Zaunerstollen and coffee in the famous Cafe Zauner
- free use of the wellness area
- Free admission to the public outdoor pool
- Navigation APP and GPS data available
- 7-day hotline service
Worth knowing about
Below please find more information about your bike trip. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421-886890.
Arrival by train
You can easily reach Bad Goisern by train via Salzburg and Attnang-Puchheim. The best way to reach our partner hotel in Bad Goisern from the train station is with a short taxi ride.
Current timetable information and price information can be found at www.bahn.de.
Parking facilities in Bad Goisern
The Hotel Goiserer Mühle offers good parking facilities. Outdoor parking is free. A parking space in the carport costs around €25.00 per week. You will receive detailed information about parking options with the detailed travel documents approx. 2 weeks before the start of the trip.
Condition of the bike paths
The individual stages lead over cycle paths and side roads with little traffic, with smaller gradients. A longer ascent has to be negotiated, sections with more traffic amount to a few kilometers.
Extra costs that are not included in the tour price
Any city tax that may be incurred is not part of the tour price and is therefore payable locally at the hotel. The ferry trip from Sankt Wolfgang to Abersee is not included in the tour price and tickets must be purchased on site. The price per person including bike is around €7.00.
Available rental bikes
You can choose between 7-speed unisex bikes with hub gears and coaster brake or 21-speed women's or men's bikes with derailleur gears and freewheel, as well as electric bikes (unisex).
7 day hotline service
In case of chain breakdown, flooding or other bad surprises that makes a continuation of your tour impossible: no problem, we also work during weekends and you can reach us 7 days a week in case of emergency.
Passport and visa requirements, health regulations
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
Corona travel information:
Before booking your trip, please inform yourself about the measures in place to contain the Corona pandemic.
An up-to-date overview of applicable measures and travel and safety advice regarding Covid-19 for all countries in the EU and Switzerland can be found here:
You can also find more information on our website at:
Corona virus and holiday planning
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.
In addition to the four towns in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut, Bad Goisern, Gosau, Hallstatt and Obertraun, there is also a lot to discover in the neighboring towns and communities. The Salzkammergut lakes would be a veritable lake district if they were not separated by mountains such as the Schafberg, the Höllengebirge, the Tote gebirge and the Osterhorn group. Their location ranges from just under 500 m above sea level. A. at the Mondsee to high mountain lakes such as the Wildensee (1535 m) in the Dead Mountains north of the Grundlsee. Several dozen lakes invite you to swim: large inland lakes such as Traunsee or Attersee, or small mountain lakes such as Almsee, Offensee or Laudachsee.
Surrounded by mountain panoramas, located directly on the beautiful Lake Hallstatt, Bad Goisern enchants with its charming town center, the houses decorated with flowers, beautiful landscape and many idyllic places. With its good infrastructure, "Goisern" is a popular holiday resort for relaxation, as a climatic health resort and as a starting point for exploring the surrounding nature of the UNESCO World Heritage region.
In the heart of the Salzkammergut, surrounded by the rivers Traun and Ischl, lies the spa town of Bad Ischl. As early as the 19th century, the emperor appreciated the fantastic location and the harmonious nature and enjoyed his summer residence in the charming place, which is why Bad Ischl is also called the "Imperial City". Hardly any other historic town manages to carry its history into the present as wonderfully as Bad Ischl. With its sympathetic way of bringing history into the present day, the heart of the Salzkammergut offers you a diverse space for adventure.
There is a lot to discover in Hallstatt: Numerous listed buildings convey a very special charm. The most outstanding buildings include the Catholic parish church with the late Gothic winged altar and the world-famous ossuary. But of course Hallstatt in the Salzkammergut also offers numerous other leisure activities and excursion destinations.
The operetta "Das Weisses Rössl am Wolfgangsee" has made Lake Wolfgang known far beyond the borders of the country with its feel-good melodies. Anyone who takes a seat in the legendary hotel on the lake shore today to enjoy a melange and an apple strudel actually believes they are on a film set. Everything is as you imagine it. And yet we have long since arrived in the 21st century.
Orth Castle, picturesquely situated on a tiny island in Lake Traunsee, owes much of its fame to a German-Austrian television series: for eight years, from 1996 to 2004, people lived, loved and married in the "Schlosshotel Orth". To this day, the series is a strong crowd puller and attracts numerous visitors to Seeschloss Ort every year. The Seeschloss Ort is not only one of the oldest buildings in the Salzkammergut, it also has exciting stories to tell: for example the legend of the giant Erla, who is said to have built the castle out of love for the Traunsee mermaid Blondchen. And from the first historically mentioned owner, the knight Hartneid von Ort, through the cruel Count Herbestorff, to the Habsburg Archduke Johann Nepomuk Salvator, many a colorful personality has resided here.
For more than 7,000 years, the Hallstatt high valley has determined the fates, hardships and achievements of the people in this region due to the vital importance of salt. Here you will find stories of the dark days and the radiant power of the "white gold" at every turn. Embark on a mysterious path into the treasury of mankind on the daily guided tours through the Hallstatt salt mines. On an excursion through the history of the earth, imagination, effective staging and exciting information that you will not only experience in the course of the journey through time, but will experience it with all your senses.