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Schladming - cycling

Cycling along the beautiful Alpine valleys
Interesting lunch-time stops
Exciting local area - plenty of active options

 
 
 

Stunning Alpine valleys

Having taken hundreds of guests with us cycling all over Europe, we are excited to explore the routes around Schladming for the first time. With plenty of options and amazing landscapes, our carefully selected routes are great for those seeking an outdoor holiday.

 

Comfortable chalet

Our chalet has been a favourite with Oak Hall winter guests for many years, nestled in the heart of the Alps, in the Dachstein region of Austria. There are lovely views of the valley from the dining room and the recent addition of a sauna is a welcome bonus.

We have exclusive use of the chalet. It is located in the village of Haus, which has won several awards at European competitions for its floral decoration and landscaping. The village also offers features such as a heated outdoor pool, shops and cafés.

 
 
 

A range of room options

The chalet is hosted and run by the Oak Hall team. It is simple but comfortable and all bedrooms are en-suite, with a number of different rooming arrangements. Most rooms are used for two people. There are also a small number of single rooms, while some of the rooms can be used for three or four people. Many of the beds are Austrian-style (one frame with separate mattresses and duvets).

 
 

Something for everyone

We split into different groups depending on the type of cycling you are looking for. Each one will be led by an Oak Hall team member. The first group take everything at a relaxed pace, admiring the scenery, while the fastest group enjoy the chance to prove their fitness! The cycling holidays are ideal for everyone looking for an active and refreshing break.

We will be exploring five different routes, building up incrementally by length and difficulty. All the rides are of course optional but by increasing the length of the rides through the week, the groups build up their fitness and you may well be surprised to find how far you can cycle! 

In the evenings, a time of singing and a helpful Bible talk are always a highlight.

Interesting lunchtime stops

We pass stunning alpine views, quaint villages and charming forest glades as we head to our interesting lunchtime stop each day. One example is the village of Gröbming, which hosts the largest adventure park in Austria and the biggest zipline in Europe. Take a break from cycling to climb the high ropes or challenge your strength on a climbing wall! With courses for all abilities this is a must for any adventurer.

We’ll also stop for lunch in the historic walled town of Radstadt, with the option of continuing on to the quaint town of Altenmarkt a little further up the valley before returning home. Another day we’ll ride to explore the ‘Rohrmoos Tour’. Everyone does the same ride initially, with the option of a more challenging additional section. As part of the day’s activity, we can also travel up in the Hochwurzen gondola, which is free with the Summer card, and come back down on go-kart trikes. These have brakes but no pedals – an exciting bonus on a different kind of bike!

 
 

Create your own

Oak Hall hybrid bikes will be available for hire and are well suited to the routes we will be doing. There are also many mountain bike trails in the local area – if you would like to explore these on a free day, there are local shops which hire mountain bikes out for the day.

 

The excellent Summer card

We pay a tourist tax on your behalf, which entitles you to a local card offering free or discounted admission to over 100 attractions in the Schladming area. These include a number of lifts and cable cars, such as the ride up to the stunning Dachstein Glacier, entrance to a variety of museums, parks and pools, plus free access to buses which operate throughout the local area.

 
Image © info: 3rd image © Schladming Dachstein Energie Steiermark, 6th image © Schladming Dachstein abenteuerpark.at, 7th image © Schladming Dachstein Herbert Raffalt.

Dates/Prices

Travel by luxury coach
HC:The cost includes all taxes, return travel by luxury, air-conditioned double deck coach from Folkestone (other coach pick-up points: London and Otford, Kent. £16 return) and accommodation with breakfast, packed lunch and evening meals. It also includes the tourist tax, which entitles you to the Dachstein summer card, offering free cable car rides etc. The cost of the adventure park and hiring the go-kart trikes etc is payable locally.

Hybrid bike hire: £68

The deposit is £50 if booking more than two months in advance (plus single room supplement, if applicable).

Coach timings will be available after the Eurotunnel/ferry schedules have been released.

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