At a Glance…


Length of the circuit course: 390 km which, when including a detour to the Mozart village of St. Gilgen, then totals 445 km. Additional connecting routes between St. Lorenz and Köstendorf, Laufen and Kössen, as well as Bad Reichenhall and Salzburg.

Altitude difference: about 1800 metres which, when including a detour to the Mozart village of St. Gilgen then rises to about 2750 metres.

Start/Finish: Salzburg, Traunstein or Rosenheim are ideal as starting points due to the good transport links. However, the round trip also allows for any other entry point.

Route: 90% cycle paths and quiet side roads, mostly paved. It is recommended to cycle this route in an anti-clockwise direction as the gradients are more ‘pleasant’ this way.

Duration: 10-14 days. This means an average of 40 km a day. It is a good idea to plan in somewhat shorter daily stages between Niederndorf and Salzburg, not only due to the uphill stretches, but also to leave enough time to enjoy the many lovely sights along the way. The connecting routes also make it possible to take shorter round trips.

Signage: The Mozart cycle path is signposted with a uniform symbol (a Mozart head) in both directions, both in Austria and in Bavaria. The connecting path between Laufen, Inzell and Kössen is also signposted as the Mozart cycle path. The connecting path from Bad Reichenhall to Salzburg follows the existing Tauern cycle path, while the route from St. Lorenz to Köstendorf follows the already-present Salzkammergut cycle path.

Cyclist-friendly establishments: In practically all the locations along the Mozart cycle path there are inns, hotels and cosy B & Bs which offer pleasant and comfortable accommodation in all price categories. Some establishments have even adapted their services perfectly to the cyclist. At almost all the stages, cyclist-friendly establishments are shown on the interactive map.