Just back from a week in Salzburg of which 5 days was in Salzkammergut cycling. Thanks to advice from posters like nagakoli all went very smoothly. Bus from Salzburg to Brunn near St Gilgen and then picked up bikes for a nearby hotel. Cycled round Wolfgangsee via Falkenstein mountain (pushing bikes up and down !). Cycled down to Bad Ischl too and then another day to Fuschl all from Brunn. Great day trips, cycling is very safe because of the great cycle routes. Scebnery is beautiful, weather was hot 30 c + and only one hour or so of rain in the week. Went up Schafberg on the cog railway and we were lucky because it was a brilliant clear day so could see for miles. Also visited old town of Salzburg and went in the castle overlooking the town, marvellous. All in all great trip and thanks for your input.