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SalzburgerLand: Simply set up for cycling

From fantastic cycle paths to hotels set up with cyclists in mind, look no further for a perfect bike holiday than SalzburgerLand

Salzburg has a long tradition of catering for cyclists of all ages and abilities. Its scenery, natural attributes, fantastic infrastructure, friendly hospitality and cultural and natural treasures make the place an obvious choice for a biking holiday.

SalzburgerLand knows how important cycling is, and therefore the prevalence of e-bikes and bike-friendly accommodation is booming. Whether you would like to stay at accommodation which caters for all of your cycling needs or just want to hire out an e-bike for a gentle pedal, SalzburgerLand has all these aspects covered. Look no further than here for a viable and perfect location for your bike holiday.

Bike Hotels in SalzburgerLand

After a day on your bike it’s a wonderful feeling knowing that there’s somewhere for you to rest those weary legs, sooth those saddle sores and get a good rest. Look no further for your accommodation than the 21 Bike Hotels in SalzburgerLand where everything revolves around two wheels. The following strict criteria need to be fulfilled to classify as a Bike Hotel, so stay anywhere bearing this name and you can expect the following.

Infrastructure

It goes without saying that bike hotels must be a spoke’s throw from one of SalzburgerLand’s many picturesque bike trails and cycle routes. Secure bike parking and repair facilities are guaranteed, as is somewhere appropriate to hang up your cycling jacket and dry out your equipment. There must be bike-relevant literature at hand, and free internet access is also obligatory.

Specialised service

Helpful hotel staff must be as knowledgeable about bikes as they are about the cycling routes in the area. They should be well versed on the dangers or difficulties of the particular stretch of your chosen bike tour and prepare you for any weather you will encounter. The food and must be tailored towards cyclists: you can be guaranteed a nutritious energy-filled meal which isn’t too rich.

Personalised experience

On a cycling holiday you may want to spend just one night in a hotel, before moving on to the next leg of your tour. Bike hotels must allow one-night stays at no higher cost, and even then offer a last-minute laundry service. A luggage transfer should be available to the next stage on your route, and cycle hire should be available for those who haven’t brought their own bikes. These should be in tip-top condition and make use of the latest technology.

Over 40 Bett+Bike Guesthouses in SalzburgerLand

© SalzburgerLand Tourismus - Marktplatz Golling

© SalzburgerLand Tourismus – Golling

E-bikes

From having all your cycling needs catered for at a bike-friendly hotel to the convenience of enjoying all the joys of cycling but with the option of turning on the motor and taking it easy on those tricky stretches.

E-cycling is a fantastic form of exercise and opens up the possibility to many who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to cycle. Whether you’d like to conquer a mountain peak, pedal around the historic city streets of Salzburg or pay a visit to the many lakes of the Salzkammergut, e-bikes are the ideal mode of transport. Propelled by a very light, quiet electric motor, your fully charged e-bike will go the minimum distance of 40km, but even longer if you pedal your way into it.  

E-bike highlights in SalzburgerLand

E-biking knows no boundaries in SalzburgerLand and heavy investment by certain ‘E-bike regions’ ensures you can crank up that motor and pedal to your heart’s content. In ‘E-bike regions’, with their reliable and well-run e-bike network, you’re never far away from a station where you can pick up the latest e-bike or charge your batteries for free.

E-bike Region Lungau

In Austria’s most altitudinous e-bike region you’ll find around 500 enticing diverse kilometres just waiting to be explored by saddle, 150 hireable e-bikes and almost 100 charging stations.

More info about: E-bike Region Lungau

Hochkönig: the E-Bike “Eldorado”

This region is a clear pioneer in all things e-bike, with its extensive network of charging stations. E-bikers won’t want to miss the stunning ii-Tour route, which takes them through 113km of scenic delights, such as the Maria Alm, Dienten and Mühlbach, with many huts to stop off at and refuel, not to mention fantastic views and panoramas.

More info about: E-Biking on the Hochkönig

E-biking in Salzburger Saalachtal

It’s not only the friendly hospitable locals in this area who make for a wonderful e-biking holiday, but also its perfect e-bike infrastructure. Recharge your batteries safely and securely at one of the 21 charging stations whilst you stop off at one of the beautiful restaurants, or luxuriate in the beautiful natural surroundings.

More info about: E-biking in Salzburger Saalachtal

Soft mobility in Werfenweng

Werfenweng has dedicated itself to environmentally friendly tourism through its soft mobility project. Soft mobility means taking a break from your car, yet still being mobile. They will arrange your transport to the area with the train and the further option of electric vehicles, horse-drawn carriages, ELOIS (a free shuttle bus), your own private chauffeur and an environmentally friendly hybrid vehicle. Of course, e-bikes and e-vehicles in all their variations count towards this, hence this region’s classification as an e-bike region.

E-biking in the Salzburger Sportwelt

For a very special cycling experience, try out an e-bike on any of the well-marked cycle trails throughout the Salzburger Sportwelt. E-bikes can be rented in Flachau, Wagrain-Kleinarl, St. Johann-Alpendorf, Radstadt, Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Eben and Filzmoos. In these towns, there are a total of 20 e-bike tours which are all very close to e-bike rental stations and charging stations. In Filzmoos and Flachau there are also guided e-bike tours.

The Slow Bike Tour

This bike route was created in order to make the pristine landscapes and habitats of the Alps accessible to cyclists and e-bikers. It takes in the neighbouring regions of Salzburg, Berchtesgadener Land and Traunstein and connects the peaks of Gaisberg (near Salzburg), Högl (near Anger) and Buchberg (near Mattsee). Stretching over a distance of 160 km, it gives you the opportunity to explore areas of natural forest reserves, protected landscapes and nature parks, whilst ensuring your soft mobility will have no negative effect on the environment. The city of Salzburg is your starting point, and there’s perfect infrastructure over the entire route for e-bikers.

More info about: The Slow Bike Tour

 

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