Version A: 275 km / 172 miles – Version A is favored by those who like historical monuments and desire a more relaxed pace. This tour includes the unique Lednice-Valtice area and Cesky Krumlov (both have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites).
Once transferred from Vienna to Breclav by train, you will be met our Czech Republic representative.. You will then be driven to your hotel and we will outline and explain more in detail about your tour. Here you will be given all the required information materials and equipment. Sightseeing in Valtice. Accommodation in Valtice.
Day 2 – Valtice – Lednice – Mikulov, (30 km / 19 miles)
Your cycle tour begins in the unique Lednice-Valtice area (protected by UNESCO) riding on paths through woods and fields. Once owned by the Liechtensteins, this area contains two impressive, ornate chateaux, and the landscape is dotted with various hunter‘s lodges, colonnades and chapels. After, you cycle along a backroad, which winds through the winegrowing landscape, by a reservoir to Mikulov. The striking castle of Mikulov, its historical square and the ossuary of the ruling Dietrichstein family are interesting features of this town bordering Austria. Mikulov also had a large Jewish population whose heritage includes the largest, historical Jewish cemetery in the Czech Republic – the oldest gravestone dating from 1605, plus a synagogue. Accommodation in Mikulov.
Day 3 – Mikulov – Znojmo – Vranov nad Dyji, (35 km / 22 miles)
After breakfast you will be transferred by van from Mikulov to Znojmo. This town has a picturesque historical center. On this section of your cycle tour, Podyji National Park has some of the most impressive landscapes with a forested river valley and a viewpoint hut as treats for the challenging terrain. A highlight is the remains of the Iron Curtain at the village of Cizov, sections of barbed wire fencing and a watchtower. Vranov castle, perched high on a rock above the Dyje river is also not to be missed. Accommodation in Vranov nad Dyji.
Day 4 – Vranov nad Dyji – Slavonice – Telc, (48 km / 30 miles)
Cycling in the border region with Austria, Safov with its old Jewish graveyard and the Renaissance chateau in Uhercice are the first points of interest along the way. In the Uhercice chateau, a huge preservation initiative is being carried out and you can tour it as well as a ceramic studio in the quaint village center. Having arrived at Slavonice there is a transfer by local train to Telc which has a well preserved Renaissance town center protected by UNESCO. Accommodation in Telc.
Day 5 – Telc – Jindrichuv Hradec, (42 km / 26 miles)
Today you will cycle through the Czech-Moravian Highlands, through fields and forests. A unique stop on the way is the memorial in Kostelni Myslova to Jewish painter Frantisek Moritz Nagl, a local artist who died in Auschwitz along with his family. Finish the day in the old town of Jindrichuv Hradec, containing the third biggest castle complex in the Czech Republic. Accommodation in Jindrichuv Hradec.
Day 6 – Jindrichuv Hradec – Trebon, (30 km / 19 miles)
Begin in the old town of Jindrichuv Hradec with its castle before biking through the Bohe- mia Lake District, a landscape of ponds, water meadows and forest. Finish in Trebon, an old city with well preserved walls. To enter the old town center one has to pass through a gate in the old wall and over a moat, part of a water regulation system from the sixteen hundreds. Accommodation in Trebon.
Day 7 – Trebon – Cesky Krumlov, (53 km / 33 miles)
The final day of biking goes through a few hills before coming to the gem of South Bohe- mia, Cesky Krumlov. This UNESCO protected town is located on the winding river Vltava. An incredible number of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque buildings are well conserved in this historical center. The highlight is the 2nd biggest castle compound in the Czech Republic as well as the oldest functional Baroque theatre in Europe. Accommodation in Cesky Krumlov.
Day 8 – Cesky Krumlov – Prague
We recommended exploring and having fun in the town of Cesky Krumlov today, after there will be a transfer by train from Cesky Krumlov to Prague.