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The only Eagle's Nest Hike Tour and Mondsee Lake Bike Tour

We are back to business! The last few months have changed the world around us and now we are very excited to go out and explore again. The Eagle’s Nest tour located just 40 minutes away from Salzburg gives you the opportunity to turn into an explorer and rediscover hidden WWII locations while hiking around amazing mountains. The Lake Tour is easier but still full of adventure, the ride is family friendly. The bike tour takes you on a relaxing trip to mountains, swimming on crystal clear water and lots of fun, just outside of Salzburg. The bike tour and Eagles’s Nest hike tour are designed to provide an incredible experience. Tours run every day from May to October, but spaces are limited spaces!! Book now and get ready to write your chapter in the Alps!


When looking for things to do in Salzburg let adventure knock on your door. From bike tours in Salzburg to the famous Eagle’s Nest in Berchtesgaden, we feed your inner monkey. We offer private tours and group tours as well.

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Wonder away with the most beautiful scenarios in Austria. Do not need to worry about a thing, we organize everything in our top guided tours. Be bewildered by the wilderness and experience the true beauty of nature.


Experience your bike tours and hiking tours in Salzburg on a complete unique way. Discover amazing places, meet new people and take with you a memory that will last a lifetime. We offer the best guided tours because we choose quality over quantity and personal treatment over anonymity!

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Our tours help support local tourism. A network of small business owners that provide valuable services to travelers. This ensures the functioning of different facilities. We offer discounts to hospital personnel and first responders, thank you!
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The Mondsee Lake Bike Tour

Why this Bike Tour in Salzburg? First and foremost, the

Eagle’s Nest Hike Tour

The tour starts at 9:00 every day. This is what our Eagle’s

About Us?

“It’s not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves” Sir Edmund Hillary.

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. From a young age I have had a fascination with the mountains and military history. Both inherited from my family, full of alpinists and my grandad who was a general of the air force.   
Nature for me is like going back to the basics, once you come back everything is twice as better. Combining that and the war stories that have shape our world has become a passion and the reason behind this company.
Now after guiding more than 1000 people a year for many years I have developed not only as a guide but as a person. There is no growth without friction.
For me there is no greater satisfaction than doing the things you love despite 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.

Tour Reviews

  • star rating  My girlfriend and I loved our hike to the Eagles Nest with Claudio!

    We started by visiting the remains of Hitler's Berghof residence, which we would not have seen... read more

    The hike took us around 2.5 hours, my girlfriend and I have not hiked before but are physically fit. Claudio is more than happy to vary the pace based on the groups abilities. To gauge the fitness required I would say if you need to be able to do a 5k run or comfortably do 20,000 steps in a day you will be absolutely fine.

    Claudio is very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions as we ascended the mountain.

    Once we were at the top, there is a tunnel (100m?) to the original brass elevator that takes you up to the eagles nest and summit of the mountain.

    We were told that the queue can be quite long for the lift, but there was no queue in mid June when we went. If queues are expected a jumper might be handy for the wait in the tunnel is it is very cold (maybe 5 degrees C).

    Once at the summit we saw the eagles nest building at the top which is also a restaurant. We got some lunch here and enjoyed the stunning views.

    Claudio also took us to a part of the mountain near the summit that we wouldn't have known about without a guide, the landscape at this point is rocky but worth the 1 minute walk for the fantastic view from this point that is off the beaten track.

    We chose to descend using the bus to save time (this did have an additional cost of around 10 euros), or Claudio was up for hiking back down as well for no additional cost.

    Claudio is incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and you can tell he is extremely passionate about the Eagles nest tour which made it the best day out we had in Salzburg. We highly recommend this over a hot coach tour, go with Claudio instead for a real adventure!

    THANK YOU!! for a fantastic tour!


    star rating  We absolutely LOVED our day with Claudio and could not more strongly recommend making this tour a priority if visiting Salzburg (if we ever come back we might even do... read more


    star rating  Stanka met us at the bus station in Salzburg and we took the bus trip to Mondsee; around 50 minutes and very pleasant. All the bike hire was organised so... read more

    Don R

  • star rating  Claudio did an excellent job guiding us up to the Eagles Nest!! Went hiked from the bottom by the bus stop all the way to the parking lot at the... read more


    star rating  I went with my two other friends to celebrate my 18th birthday and it was absolutely breathtaking. We are traveling around Europe and this was one of the best days... read more

    Katrina S

    star rating  My husband and I had an absolutely amazing day with Claudio in Obersalzberg, Bavaria. After meeting Claudio at the Hauptbahnhof and taking two buses to Obersalzberg, we started our hike.... read more

    Sam B

  • star rating  This is a great way to spend a day outside of Salzburg. We met our guide, Alfonso, near the train station and after a short bus ride we were... read more


    star rating  We loved our Eagle’s Nest tour with Claudio and did the hike with our 3 boys aged 13, 13 and 10.
    Claudio is very welcoming and is very easy... read more


    star rating  Claudio did an excellent job guiding us up to the Eagles Nest!! Went hiked from the bottom by the bus stop all the way to the parking lot at the... read more


  • star rating  Claudio, our guide, is the reason we booked this hike tour to begin with. The comments from others on trip advisor touted his acumen as a guide. After completing... read more

    Claudio meets you at the Mcdonald’s by the central train station with a smile and gives you tid bits of history from the moment you meet.

    He seamlessly navigates a somewhat complex
    public bus system and along the drive to the base of the site, answers any burning questions you may have about the site, the hike, and the region.

    Hiking is the best way to really know Eagle’s nest. Claudio provides detailed notes on the construction process to build the trail-up, the reason behind the unique elevator access and different roadway paths, why the Fireplace at eagles nest is missing bits of marble from its side, plus hundreds of other morsels or intelligence your a average history book may leave out.

    He takes you to places no bus tour can ever go!
    After describing our experience to others who had come from a bus tour, it was clear, Claudio’s attention to detail and level of intel from his deep studies on the subject are unmatched.

    At the end of the trip he even suggested some more challenging hikes to my husband and I which were fabulous.

    What you need to know before you go:
    There are two buses you take to get to the base of the mountain.

    The trip is roughly a full day event departing at nine am and returning around five thirty pm to the central train station.

    Bring layers depending on when you hike. The dramatic elevation means it may be cold at the top.

    You hike up and bus down.

    If it rains bring plastic bags to keep your non waterproof gear dry.

    If it’s raining, it’s still worth the trip for the history, fresh air and good company! More


    star rating  We had a group of 7 and we're all extremely pleased with the decision to spend a day with Claudio. He was very helpful in making sure we were all... read more

    Jon F

    star rating  We hiked up to the Eagles Nest with Claudio who is the best - fun, has a beautiful family, great to chat with, has a lot of history to share,... read more

    He’s only been doing the tours for a year, so our hotel didn’t know of him, but if you want to experience nature and see parts of the mountain that the tour buses don’t go to, go with Claudio’s Monkey Business Tours!!!

    Mike M

  • star rating  Hiked to the eagles nest with Claudio. Was a great day, rained a lot however Claudio was prepared and had rain ponchos for everyone, protein bars and spare water for... read more


    star rating  This was by far one of the best tours my husband and I have been on! We did the hiking up to the Eagles Nest as well as the bike... read more


    star rating  When we were planning our vacation in Salzburg we were looking for an unusual tour where we could be physically active and could experience beautiful nature of Austrian lakes and... read more


  • star rating  This is a great way to spend a day outside of Salzburg. We met our guide, Alfonso, near the train station and after a short bus ride we were... read more


    star rating  We cannot thank Claudio enough for his incredible tour! I booked the Eagle’s Nest tour months ago, but due to inclement weather, we thought we would have to cancel. Claudio... read more


    star rating  I had a very lovely day cycling around Mondsee with Monkey Business. Claudio (our guide) really knows what he is doing, he is very friendly, nice and fun. He knows... read more

    Anni S

  • star rating  If you are aiming to discover the beauty of Salzburg area and you are not that excited about those crowdy mainstream bus tours than you should definitely book this one!... read more


    star rating  Claudio met us at the bus station and had everything planned out. He walked us around less seen areas of the mountain and remains of the German war effort.... read more


    star rating  Despite due the corona outbreak, the busses were not going, but Claudio did! The only way to get to the top of the mounting was by foot. With Claudio we’ve... read more


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    star rating  Although the hike was more strenuous than expected, Claudio and Andrea did an excellent job getting us to the top! They were patient and helpful, offering lots of knowledge... read more