Hardy cyclists can follow in the footsteps of Austria’s famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: The Mozart Cycle Path leads riders on a gentle 450 kilometer long circle, passing through glorious countryside with beautiful lakes and pretty towns and villages. The route leads from Salzburg, the famous birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, to Germany’ Bavaria, Austria’s Tirol and back to Mozart's birthplace.
Find inspiration in the pine-clad mountains, tranquil lakes and picturesque villages which sparked Mozart’s masterpieces as you tour the landscapes he loved. Two beautiful day rides of this amazing trip wind through the Austrian Tirol, from Niederndorf via Kössen to Lofer. Lofty mountains, such as Kaiser Range and Kitzbühel Horn Peak, and lovely Walchsee Lake are just some of the highlights and offer a wealth of fabulous scenery. The route is considered moderate and biking is partly on flat grounds. You will have to master a few gradients, but the view will be worth it. Most of the riding is on designated and paved cycle paths and quiet back roads.
- Walchsee is considered one of Tirol’s most beautiful swimming lakes. With pristine view of the mountains and pleasant water temperatures, the alpine lake is a splash-worthy watering hole on hot summer days.
- Rugged and lofty Kaiser Mountain Range is one of the most spectacular mountain ranges in the Alps, comprising Wilder Kaiser (‘Wild Emperor’) and Zahmer Kaiser (‘Mild Emperor’) and has been listed since the year 1963. The jagged peaks of Wilder Kaiser have its highest point at 2,344-meter Ellmauer Halt Peak, while the summits of Zahmer Kaiser are rarely averaging 2,000 meters in elevation.
- The village area of Kössen was first settled as early as 5,000 years ago. The 16th century ore mining brought wealth and prosperity to the area, which can still be seen today in historic homes and inns, such as “Gasthof Erzherzog Rainer”.
- Just a few kilometers off the Mozart Cycle Path there are many opportunities to cycle up to a beautiful Tirolese Alpine pasture hut.
- At St. Johann, the Mozart Cycle Path runs close to the famous town and ski resort of Kitzbühel, which is definitely well worth visiting. Stroll the charming streets of this historic town, do some shopping or tour the popular Municipal Museum of Kitzbuehel – Alfons Walde Collection.
- At the end of day two, there are two worthwhile attractions to explore: Steinplatte Waidring with its popular Triassic Park is a top crowd pleaser, especially for kids, and Buchensteinwand Mountain with Jakobskreuz Cross, a multi-storey building in the shape of a cross which can be seen from afar, at its summit.
- Many lovely chapels and sumptuous churches, such as the one in St. Johann in Tirol, make historic pit-stops on route.