The truth of the matter is that:
Most people that visit Salzburg are blown away by the beauty of the place and as well the great number of tour operators. Most are large scale companies taking large groups around the city on buses.
The idea of my small company is not to strap you on to a bus but rather take you out to the fresh air of the Alps. I began this company because there was no company offering day trips to bike around the beautiful lakes in Salzburg or to hike to the famous Eagle’s Nest where tons of WWII treasures remain hidden from the masses of people visiting.
I could not believe it! Partly because much of the people visiting Salzburg pass on something so special because of the already made packages from big companies.
I like to offer something more old-school, namely quality before quantity and personal treat against keeping costumers as just an anonymous number.
I started with the tours because of the awesome experience I had collected in the past seven years working as a tour guide in Salzburg doing Sound of Music tours by bike and before that doing other tours in the Andean mountains. Experience I have it. I might have cycle around the world already,at least once by now.
But the most important reason for starting was because of people. Working many years guiding tours around the world people have inspired me in so many ways. Each tour for me is an unique learning experience, where you share and enjoy life at the same time.
Now I want to give back what people has offered to me.
The possibility of experiencing a true adventure.
Have you ever dreamed of being a explorer going into the beautiful mountains of the Alps in search of WWII locations? or spend a day biking around a beautiful Austrian lake covered by mountains, with no hassle, relaxing and taking a swim ? Then these tours are for you! There is nothing more fulfilling than to live your life full of enriching experiences. Our company’s philosophy is simple, give you the best personal treatment and give you something that you will keep forever. An amazing experience!
Our Tours are open from May to October.Booking is fast, easy and free.
Managing Director & Guide
Hi my name is Claudio, and I am the founder of Monkey Business Tours, but that is not all.
I am as well a masters student of political science at the University of Salzburg and a father of wonderful twin boys.I have always love the feeling that I got from being in the nature.
Always felt recharged with new energy and made me forget about the stress of the city life. Nature is going back to the basics.
Guiding tours have taught me many valuable lessons.
One of the reasons I started was because I was anxious of speaking in public. Now after guiding more than 1000 people a year for many years I have developed not only as a guide but as a person.
For me there is no greater satisfaction than doing the things you love in spite of the challenges.
Maybe that is the reason why I love the mountains so much. They are hard to climb but the higher you go, the better the view.