Czech Republic Self Guided Biking / Vienna to Prague

/Czech Republic Self Guided Biking / Vienna to Prague

Czech Republic Self Guided Biking / Vienna to Prague

Tour Dates: April – October

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Ride at your own pace through a lush countryside of picture perfect farms, inviting lakes and cool shady forests. Your overnight lodgings are in picturesque medieval towns.

We give you options! 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).

Version B: 410 km / 257 miles – Version B is for cyclists who really want to cycle the whole way from Vienna to Prague.

You will be riding through lush countryside with inviting lakes and undulating farmland bordered by cool shady forests. Our lodgings are in picturesque medieval towns, perfect for a relaxing evening stroll and a hearty dinner. From the breathtaking architecture of Prague, to the splendor of Vienna, our Czech Republic Bike Tours have it all – peaceful rural hamlets, UNESCO World Heritage towns, Gothic churches, fascinating history and some of Europe’s best beer. The riding season is April through October, making our Czech Republic Bike Tour the perfect summer bike tour for the whole family!

2019 Price: €1490 Euros
pp double occupancy

Single Supplement: €350 Euros
Price Includes:
  • Guaranteed departure any day you choose
  • 7 nights hotel
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Maps, route directions, Global Positioning System (GPS) with programmed route
  • Transportation by car according to program
  • TREK bike rental
  • Stand-by support – We provide you with a mobile phone and a contact person to call in case of anything during your tour, local phone number for emergencies.
Price Does Not Include:

Airfare, airport-hotel transfers, lunches, dinners, train transportation, hotels in Vienna & Prague. We can make these hotel reservations for you; Vienna – €65 euros/pp/per night/double occupancy, Prague – €55 euros/pp/per night/double occupancy

Tour Difficulty

Quiet rural roads and well marked bike routes lead to UNESCO World Heritage towns.

  • Difficulty: Moderately Hilly
  • VERSION A Road Conditions: Mixture of paved and dirt roads
  • VERSION A Recommended Bike: Hybrid or Electric
  • VERSION B Road Conditions: Smooth & Paved
  • VERSION B Recommended Bike: Road, Hybrid or Electric

Tour Highlights

  • UNESCO World Heritage towns
  • Gothic churches
  • Historical sites
  • Fascinating history
  • Lodging in comfortable inns located in the center of the historic towns

Version A Itinerary

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).

Day 1

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.

Version B Itinerary

Version B: 410 km / 257 miles – Version B is for cyclists who really want to cycle the whole way from Vienna to Prague.

Day 1 – Vienna – Stockerau Make your way individually to Stockerau (car, train or 18 km by bike).

The next morning we will meet you at your hotel with the necessary materials and bikes. Accommodation in Stockerau.

Day 2 – Stockerau – Drnholec, (64 km / 40 miles)

On the first day of the route you will follow the Leiserberweg bike path to Ernstbrunn (Leiser Berge natural park). After passing into the Czech Republic through the border post at Laa an der Thaya, the South Moravian lowland terrain is flat all the way to Drnholec. Accommodation in Drnholec.

Day 3 – Drnholec – Znojmo – Vranov nad Dyji, (79 km / 49 miles)

After breakfast cycle from Drnholec through Znojmo, to Podyji National Park with un-touched nature, beautiful views of the deep, forested river valley and the last remnant of the Iron Curtain. Another highlight is Vranov castle, perched high on a rock above the Dyje River. A shorter cycling option, with a car transfer from Drnholec to Znojmo, is available (cycling 42 km / 26 miles). Accommodation in Vranov nad Dyji.

Day 4 – Vranov nad Dyji – Slavonice – Telc, (76 km / 47 miles)

Cycle along the Austrian border to Slavonice, a forgotten jewel with sgraffito houses. Then cycle from Slavonice to Telc, which has a well-preserved Renaissance town center listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A shorter cycling option, with a train transfer from Slavonice to Telc, is available (cycling 48 km / 30 miles). 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 – Tabor (49 km / 30 miles)

Riding though forest and by lakes you come to Cervena Lhota which has a lovely, small chateau on an island in the center of a lake. Finish in Tabor, a Hussite town with a rich history. Accommodation in Tabor.

Day 7 – Tabor – Benesov (69 km / 43 miles)

From Tabor we ride through a region of highlands with woods and pastures, an area known as Czech Siberia for its blustery winter weather and unspoiled environment. There is a beautiful view of the River Luznice from the bridge in the town of Sedlec-Prcice, the destination of the annual Prague-Prcice walk. The highlight of this day is a visit to the impressive chateau of Konopiste with its large, English park and Rose Garden. Accommodation in Benesov.

Day 8 – Benesov –Pruhonice – Prague (37 km / 23 miles)

The final part of this bicycle tour takes you to Pruhonice with its Renaissance chateau and chateau park – a center of botany and garden science in the Czech Republic. Transfer by car from Pruhonice to Prague city center.

While we strive to create the most accurate itinerary possible, the nature of international travel demands that participants remain flexible to any changes. We will do our best to substitute activities and services of equal quality for those listed.

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