Those who don't really want to ride in the mountains will find a dense network of well-developed and signposted cycling routes through the picturesque hilly landscapes, steppes, lake plains and wetlands in a beautiful natural setting. Castles, fortresses, churches and other cultural monuments line the way and the tours lead the way time and again through dreamy villages or cities with old town houses, alleys and squares or modern sights that are worth seeing.
Many cycling tours run along lakes and rivers. The tour in the lake region of Salzkammergut is very popular. The most famous cycling routes include the Danube and Inn cycling routes. Many of these tours can also be continued to neighbouring countries, for example the Danube Cycle Route from Vienna to Budapest.