Main Square in Telc with its famous 16th century architecture. Southern Moravia, Czech Republic. Photo via Wikimedia Commons:Hans Weingartz

Town of Telc, Moravia, Czech Republic. Photo via Flickr:izarbeltza
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Prague to Vienna

Austria, Czech Republic Bike Tours

Cycling in Czech Republic and Austria!

  • Prague and Vienna are the highlights of this bike tour in Austria and the Czech Republic! Prague, was for centuries, the center of power for the Czech aristocracy, and the parliament is still housed in the fortress in which the Czechs were ruled for centuries. Vienna is magnificent, as it once housed the powerful Habsburg family for centuries. This is a city where almost every period in the last 800 years is represented.

    A quick look at the map of Bohemia and Moravia reveals the characteristics of the landscape you will enjoy: a versatile, partly hilly area, where idyllic rivers flow, dotted with towns reflecting Middle European history. You will delight in the town and city centers, many Unesco protected, old fortresses, and in the smaller villages, the traditional karp ponds.

    The cycling route on this bike tour in Austria and the Czech Republic offers variety as it takes you over hills, through valleys, along patches of farmland, over bridges, and through forests.

    Want to see more bicycle tours in Austria? Plus, all of our bike tours in the Czech Republic are here.

  • Guided 8-day
    Standard accommodations £ 984 $ 1,983 1138 NOK 10906 kr 10067 $ 1,309 Single supplement  £ 129 $ 260 149 NOK 1428 kr 1318 $ 171

    Premium accommodations £ 1115 $ 2,248 1290 NOK 12363 kr 11412 $ 1,484 Single supplement £ 184 $ 371 213 NOK 2041 kr 1884 $ 245

    Self-guided 8-day
    Standard accommodations £ 873 $ 1,760 1010 NOK 9679 kr 8935 $ 1,162 Single supplement  £ 129 $ 260 149 NOK 1428 kr 1318 $ 171

    Premium accommodations £ 1005 $ 2,025 1162 NOK 11136 kr 10279 $ 1,336 Single supplement £ 184 $ 371 213 NOK 2041 kr 1884 $ 245

    Guided 7-day 
    Standard accommodations £ 830 $ 1,673 960 NOK 9200 kr 8492 $ 1,104 Single supplement  £ 92 $ 185 106 NOK 1016 kr 938 $ 122

    Premium accommodations £ 962 $ 1,938 1112 NOK 10657 kr 9837 $ 1,279 Single supplement £ 125 $ 253 145 NOK 1390 kr 1283 $ 167

    Self-guided 9-day
    Standard accommodations £ 760 $ 1,532 879 NOK 8424 kr 7776 $ 1,011 Single supplement  £ 111 $ 223 128 NOK 1227 kr 1132 $ 147

    Premium accommodations £ 926 $ 1,866 1071 NOK 10264 kr 9474 $ 1,232 Single supplement £ 155 $ 312 179 NOK 1715 kr 1583 $ 206

    Self-guided 7-day
    Standard accommodations £ 623 $ 1,255 720 NOK 6900 kr 6369 $ 828 Single supplement  £ 92 $ 185 106 NOK 1016 kr 938 $ 122

    Premium accommodations £ 754 $ 1,519 872 NOK 8357 kr 7714 $ 1,003 Single supplement £ 125 $ 253 145 NOK 1390 kr 1283 $ 167

    Guided 6-day
    Standard accommodations £ 879 $ 1,772 1017 NOK 9746 kr 8997 $ 1,170 Single supplement  £ 104 $ 209 120 NOK 1150 kr 1062 $ 138

    Self-guided 9-day
    Standard accommodations £ 898 $ 1,809 1038 NOK 9948 kr 9182 $ 1,194 Single supplement  £ 147 $ 296 170 NOK 1629 kr 1504 $ 196

    Ask us for the price for premium accommodations 

    Self-guided 6-day
    Standard accommodations £ 728 $ 1,467 842 NOK 8069 kr 7448 $ 968 Single supplement  £ 104 $ 209 120 NOK 1150 kr 1062 $ 138

    Ask us for the price for premium accommodations 

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    extra options

    Premium bike (cross/gravel) - Specialized Diverge:  £ 30 $ 61 35 NOK 335 kr 310 $ 40

    Electric Bike:  £ 61 $ 122 70 NOK 671 kr 619 $ 81  

    Extra nights:
     

    Prague 
    Low season (June 16 to August 31):

    Standard accommodations: 
    Twin/double: £ 43 $ 87 50 NOK 479 kr 442 $ 58 Single: £ 65 $ 131 75 NOK 719 kr 663 $ 86   Premium accommodations:
    Twin/double: £ 54 $ 110 63 NOK 604 kr 557 $ 72 Single: £ 81 $ 164 94 NOK 901 kr 832 $ 108 High season (April 15 to June 15 + September 1 to October 15):
    Standard accommodations: 
    Twin/double: £ 48 $ 96 55 NOK 527 kr 487 $ 63 Single: £ 82 $ 166 95 NOK 910 kr 840 $ 109   Premium accommodations:
    Twin/double: £ 62 $ 125 72 NOK 690 kr 637 $ 83 Single: £ 98 $ 197 113 NOK 1083 kr 1000 $ 130
    Vienna
    Low season (June 16 to August 31):
    Standard accommodations: 
    Twin/double: £ 52 $ 105 60 NOK 575 kr 531 $ 69 Single: £ 86 $ 173 99 NOK 949 kr 876 $ 114 Premium accommodations:
    Twin/double: £ 61 $ 122 70 NOK 671 kr 619 $ 81 Single: £ 104 $ 209 120 NOK 1150 kr 1062 $ 138 High season (April 15 to June 15 + September 1 to October 15):
    Standard accommodations: 
    Twin/double: £ 56 $ 113 65 NOK 623 kr 575 $ 75 Single: £ 91 $ 183 105 NOK 1006 kr 929 $ 121 Premium accommodations:
    Twin/double: £ 69 $ 139 80 NOK 767 kr 708 $ 92 Single: £ 117 $ 235 135 NOK 1294 kr 1194 $ 155

    Transfers
    Vienna to Prague
    1 - 3 ppl: £ 242 $ 488 280 NOK 2683 kr 2477 $ 322 4 - 8 ppl: £ 311 $ 627 360 NOK 3450 kr 3185 $ 414 Prague Airport - Hotel
    1 - 3 ppl: £ 26 $ 52 30 NOK 288 kr 265 $ 35 4 - 8 ppl: £ 35 $ 70 40 NOK 383 kr 354 $ 46  

    Bike tour of Prague:
    2 people: £ 39 $ 78 45 NOK 431 kr 398 $ 52 4 people: £ 35 $ 70 40 NOK 383 kr 354 $ 46 6 people: £ 30 $ 61 35 NOK 335 kr 310 $ 40 Electric bike surcharge: £ 9 $ 17 10 NOK 96 kr 88 $ 12


    Bike tour of Vienna: £ 26 $ 52 30 NOK 288 kr 265 $ 35

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Václav Havel Prague Airport, located on the northwest edge of Prague, around 20 kilometers from the city.

    Local Travel

    The journey from the airport to the city center takes around 25-30 minutes by taxi or up to one hour by public transportation. There is no train or metro to /from the airport.

    Public bus service links are available to underground stations on two different lines. The approximate time from the airport to the nearest metro (Nádraží Veleslavín, line A) is around 25 minutes.

    The most convenient way to arrive to your first hotel from the airport is by taxi. However, please be aware that taxi drivers in Prague can be fraudulent.

    Please refer to the below link for some good information for taxi and service from the airport. http://www.pragueairport.co.uk/taxi-from-to-prague-airport/

    Climate

    Please check local conditions prior to arrival. The Czech Republic lies in the temperate climate zone, which is characterized by mild, humid summers with occasional hot spells, and cold, cloudy and humid winters. Average high/low temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit: April 54/36º, May 64/45º, June 69/51º, July 72/54º, August 73/53º, September 65/48º, and October 54/39º.

    Recommended

    Extra night in Prague before the tour start.

    Remarks

    This tour can be tailor made to your desires. Please ask us about a customized tour!

    Documents

    Before you travel, please check your country's passport and visa requirements and the passport and visa requirements of the country/countries you plan to visit. For US citizens, the US Department of State website is a good source of information. The Country Information tab in the International Travel section provides details about passport validity, blank passport pages required, etc. For our our Canadian clients, please visit Canadian Travel and Tourism information, Australian clients:  Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and for those from New Zealand: New Zealand Safe Travel.


Tour Dates

There are a few options offered for this tour.

Guided 8-day
May 12, June 9, July 7, August 4, August 25, and September 22, 2019

Self-guided 8-day
Arrivals any day between April 1 and October 30, 2019

Guided 7-day 
May 12, June 9, July 7, August 4, August 25, and September 22, 2019

Self-guided 7-day or 9-day
Arrivals any day between May 1 and October 15, 2019

Guided 6-day
August 18, 2019

Self-guided 6-day or 9-day
Arrivals any day between April 15 and October 30, 2019

Self-guided 11-day or 8-day
Arrivals any day between April 15 and October 30, 2019

Self-guided 8-day
Arrivals any day between May 1 and October 15, 2019

 

Where You’ll Stay

We can provide sample hotel lists on request. There are two levels of accommodations offered. Standard and premium. However, for the tour via Cesky Krumlov, only standard accommodations are offered for the set dates. Special groups/dates can request either level.

What’s Included

  • Accommodations in booked category according to length of tour
  • Breakfasts
  • 24 gear hybrid bicycle with helmet, handlebar bag, pannier, water bottle, mud guards, and lock
  • Luggage transfers
  • Route descriptions and maps
  • Emergency service
  • Self guided
  • Train ticket Benešov-Tábor (7 day tour)
  • Car transfer Mistelbach-Vienna
  • Guided tour only
  • Dinners on biking days (except day 7)
  • Water and snacks during cycling
  • Tour guide
  • Support vehicle

What’s Not Included

Extra Stay

We STRONGLY recommend that you book at extra night before your tour start as this tour does not include our normal arrival and check in day.

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Length7–9 days
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Skill Level

This European cycling tour is a moderate bike tour on designated bike paths and quiet roads with rolling hills. Average daily distances between 25 and 39 miles (40 - 62 km).

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Prague to Vienna Map

For the following itineraries, it is HIGHLY recommended to book extra nights before and/or after your tours.

Prague to Vienna Greenways 7 day option

Day 1: Prague - Konopiste - (Tábor),  38 mi. (61 km)
Day 2: Tabor - Jindrichuv Hradec, 32 mi. (52 km)
Day 3: Jindrichuv Hradec - Telc, 28 mi. (45 km)
Day 4: Telc - Vranov nad Dyji, 29 mi. (47 km)
Day 5: Vranov nad Dyji - Znojmo, 29 mi. (46 km)
Day 6: Znojmo - (Mikulov, optional  Lednice/Valtice Cultural Landscape, 11 or 42 mi. (18 or 68 km)
Day 7: Mikulov - Mistelbach - Vienna

*All distances are approximate.

Day 1: Prague - Konopiste- Tábor, 38 mi. (60 km)
Our first biking day starts easily and relaxed Vltava river upstream on well developed bike trails, called the Greenways. After 20 km on flat ground, you leave the river and enter the open romantic Posázaví highlands For every climb you will be rewarded with nice views of the surrounding countryside. At Zbořený Kostelec you can take the short hike to local castle ruin. From here, you will continue to nearby Týnec nad Sázavou. Today's stage will end with a visit of the Konopiste Castle, the summer palace of Archduke Franz Ferdinand D ́Este. In late afternoon from Konopiště/Benešov you will take a train or car (Fully guided tour) to the former Hussite stronghold, Tábor. An evening stroll through this wonderful medieval town will be one of the highlights of the whole tour!

Day 2: Tábor - Jindrichuv Hradec, 32 mi. (52 km)
In the morning, a short morning walk on the ramparts of Tábor is recommended. The careful usage of the assets of the landscape and countryside during its construction resulted in several unsuccessful attempts to siege the town during the times of religious wars. Next you'll enter the South Bohemian region. You will encounter many little castles and chateaux and a few of the most well known places of interest in the region, the romantic water castle of Cervena Lhota and also the third largest historical complex in the Czech Republic, the town of Jindrichuv Hradec with its well preserved castle and city center. It is hard to believe that this calm town used to be one of the largest medieval towns in Bohemia! Based on a legend, it is possible to meet Perchta from Rozberk, the famous “white woman” ghost! 

Day 4: Jindrichuv Hradec - Telc, 28 mi. (45 km)
Today’s highlight will be a visit to the Renaissance town of Telc, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Telc is considered to be the most beautiful Renaissance town in Europe! The route to Telc weaves through a slightly hilly countryside for about 45 km and passes many ponds and lakes along the way. In Strmilov is the opportunity to visit an artistic weaving factory and to learn more about the process of fabric making, which has been a large part of this region for many years. 

Day 5: Vranov nad Dyji - Znojmo, 29 mi. (46 km)
This day explores Podyji National Park, enchanting everyone with its untouched beauty. From the ruins of Novy Hradek, as well as from the viewpoint over the majestic medieval castle of Hardegg, we will be able to see where the Dyje River finds its way through the countryside creating unforgettable meanders. A memorial of the Iron Curtain, located in this area, is a quiet eyewitness of somber, relatively recent, times. The bike trail will lead us along the borders of the national park, where no auto traffic is allowed. While descending to the Dyje river through Šobes vineyard, why not pause for a glass of white wine? This place was marked as one of the 10 best vineyards in the world! Our next stop will be the town of Šatov, where we will have the possibility to visit a uniquely-preserved Cold War fortification, a curiously painted wine cave, cozy wine cellar streets, and an educational path leading through vineyards of old wine varieties. We will conclude the day in the seat town of the Moravian Premyslid Dynasty – in the town of Znojmo.

Day 6: Znojmo - (Mikulov, optional  Lednice/Valtice Cultural Landscape, 11 or 42 mi. (18 or 68 km)
In the morning we will leave the town along the river and then continue through fields and vineyards to the Austrian border. The border line will then take us east with a nice stop in the town of Jaroslavice with nice Renesance chateau. Here you first cross the border to Austria and visit the picturesque wine growing area of Galgenberg. From here we follow a nice new bike trail meandering through the peaceful countryside to Mikulov. This hidden gem will capture your attention with its Baroque Castle and wine museum, an historic synagogue and a local curiosity – a gigantic wine cask big enough for a chamber orchestra.

TIP: Culture and wine lovers can take a morning train to Břeclav and spend whole day biking in unique Lednice - Valtice UNESCO area! The Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape – a landscape which used to belong to the family of Lichtenstein. Under the care of this single family, the swampy area was transformed into a wellthoughtout combination of castles and parks, sometimes called “The Garden of Europe” or “The Garden Paradise”. We will have a chance to visit this place, which combines both indigenous and exotic natural elements to create an outstanding work of human creativity. Since the complex is very large, biking is the recommended mode of transportation allowing you to fully experience this exceptional cultural site along at a leisurely pace.

Day 7: Mikulov - Mistelbach - Vienna, 38 mi. (55 km)
The last half day of the tour in Czech Republic will follow iron curtain trail framed with story boards of those, who tried to escape from communistic Eastern Block. After crossing the border we will bike through the Herrnbaumgarten Village, famous for its poetic museum of nonsense, to the wine museum in Poysdorf, where you will have a chance to complete your Central European wine "training"! Then we will pass through Wilfersdorf with its chateau which had been the main residence of the Prince of Lichtenstein between 17th and 18th century. We will end our day in Mistelbach. From here you will be transferred by car to your hotel in Vienna, where our tour ends.

Extend your stay! Book extra nights

Prague to Vienna Greenways 9 Day option

Day 1: Arrival in Pague - Konopiste, 38 mi. (62 km)
Day 2: Konopištê/Benešov - Tabor, 38 mi. (60 km)
Day 3: Tábor - Jindrichuv Hradec, 32 mi. (52 km)
Day 4: Jindrichuv Hradec - Telc, 28 mi. (45 km)
Day 5: Telc - Vranov nad Dyji, 29 mi. (47 km)
Day 6: Vranov nad Dyji - Znojmo, 29 mi. (46 km)
Day 7: Znojmo - (Mikulov) Lednice/Valtice Cultural Landscape, 11 or 42 mi. (18 or 68 km)
Day 8: Mikulov - Mistelsbach - Vienna, 38 mi. (55 km)
Day 9: Mistelbach - Vienna

Individual arrival in Prague (not included in tour price, see extra night pricing)

Day 1: Arrival in Prague - Konopiste, 38 mi. (62 km)
Our first biking day starts easily and relaxed Vltava river upstream on nice bike trails. After 20 km on flat ground we have to leave the river and open romantic Posázaví highlands For every climb you will be rewarded with nice views to surrounding countryside. At Zbořený Kostelec you can take short hike to local castle ruin. From here, you will continue to nearby Týnec nad Sázavou. Todays stage will end with a visit the Konopiste Castle, the summer palace of Archduke Franz Ferdinand D ́Este.

Day 2: Konopištê/Benešov - Tabor, 38 mi. (60 km)
The second day offers us gentle biking along small side roads and byways through nice and peacefull part of Central Bohemia. The part we bike through today is sometimes called Czech Meran for all the little ups and downs or Czech Siberia for rather chillier climate (mornings) in the valleys. It offers a lot of fantastic views and descends with the same ammount of climbs on the other hand. After we pass through all this cycling heaven we will end up in Tábor. This mighty fortress served as the headquarters of the czech reformation in 15th century during the Hussite wars. Never conquered it offers a lot to see and a great evening after a demanding ride!

Day 3: Tábor - Jindrichuv Hradec, 32 mi. (52 km)
 In the morning we recommend a short walk on the ramparts of Tábor, where you can admire its genius loci. The careful incorporation of the landscape and countryside during its construction resulted in several successful repulsions of sieges during the Religious Wars. Riding our bikes, we will enter the South Bohemian region. Among the green, calm scenery rest the romantic water castle of Červená Lhota, and the third-largest historical complex in the Czech Republic - the town of Jindrichuv Hradec with its well preserved castle and city center. Today, it is hard to believe that this calm town used to be one of the largest medieval centers in Bohemia! Based on a legend, it is possible to meet Perchta of Rozmberk – the famous “White Lady” ghost!

Day 4: Jindrichuv Hradec - Telc, 28 mi. (45 km)
We leave the South Bohemia and enter the Bohemian - Moravian highlands area. Today’s highlight will be a visit of the Renaissance town of Telc, which is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Telc is considered to be the most beautiful Renaissance town in Europe! Before we get there, we must travel a rather hilly 45 km, passing by a plethora of ponds and lakes - try to count them all, or just relax amid this peaceful scenery. In Strmilov, we will have a chance to visit an artistic weaving factory and learn more about the process of making wool and linen fabrics, a part of this region for centuries.

Day 5: Telc - Vranov nad Dyji, 29 mi. (47 km)
We start the day in direction of Dačice where the firrst sugar cube ever was produced. Getting there we bike through an area with fantastic views and very few other bikers on the route. It takes us through nice highland area and peaceful villages near to the Austrian border which we then follow for the rest of the day. On the road we can see a well-preserved system of fortifications from the beginning of World War II. These fortifications has never been used, and therefore, are well-preserved for today’s tourists. Riding along, the route will pass by the Renaissance castle of Pisecna and to the fairytale-like castle of Frejstejn. Before we reach our destination we will take a detour to the Vranov water dam to reward ourselves with amazing views of Bítov castle. Should you wish, please enjoy the views from one of the biggest castle ruins in Moravia – Cornštejn. The final destination of today’s stage is the town of Vranov nad Dyji, nestled on the edge of the Podyji National Park. Easy option: You can take a morning train transfer to Slavonice to bike just along the Austrian border

Day 6: Vranov nad Dyji - Znojmo, 29 mi. (46 km)
This day explores Podyji National Park, enchanting everyone with its untouched beauty. From the ruins of Novy Hradek, as well as from the viewpoint over the majestic medieval castle of Hardegg, we will be able to see where the Dyje River finds its way through the countryside creating unforgettable meanders. A memorial of the Iron Curtain, located in this area, is a quiet eyewitness of somber, relatively recent, times. The bike trail will lead us along the borders of the national park, where no auto traffic is allowed. While descending to the Dyje river through Šobes vineyard, why not pause for a glass of white wine? This place was marked as one of the 10 best vineyards in the world! Our next stop will be the town of Šatov, where we will have the possibility to visit a uniquely-preserved Cold War fortification, a curiously painted wine cave, cozy wine cellar streets, and an educational path leading through vineyards of old wine varieties. We will conclude the day in the seat town of the Moravian Premyslid Dynasty – in the town of Znojmo.

Day 7: Znojmo - (Mikulov) Lednice/Valtice Cultural Landscape, 11 or 42 mi. (18 or 68 km)
In the morning we will leave the town along the river and then continue through fields and vineyards to the Austrian border. The border line will then take us east with a nice stop in the town of Jaroslavice with nice Renesance chateau. Here you first cross the border t Austria and visit the picturesque wine growing area of Galgenberg. From here we follow a nice new bike trail meandering through the peaceful countryside to Mikulov. This hidden gem will capture your attention with its Baroque Castle and wine museum, an historic synagogue and a local curiosity – a gigantic wine cask big enough for a chamber orchestra. TIP: Culture and wine lovers can take a morning transfer to Břeclav and spend whole day biking in unique Lednice - Valtice UNESCO area! The Lednice-Valtice Cultural Landscape – a landscape which used to belong to the family of Lichtenstein. Under the care of this single family, the swampy area was transformed into a wellthoughtout combination of castles and parks, sometimes called “The Garden of Europe” or “The Garden Paradise”. We will have a chance to visit this place, which combines both indigenous and exotic natural elements to create an outstanding work of human creativity. Since the complex is very large, biking is the recommended mode of transportation allowing you to fully experience this exceptional cultural site along at a leisurely pace.

Day 8: Mikulov - Mistelsbach, 38 mi. (55 km)
The last half day of the tour in Czech republic will follow iron curtain trail framed with story boards of those, who tried to escape from communistic Eastern Block. After crossing the border we will bike through the Herrnbaumgarten Village, famous for its poetic museum of nonsense, to the wine museum in Poysdorf, where you will have a chance to complete your Central European wine "training"! Then we will pass through Wilfersdorf with its chateau which had been the main residence of the Prince of Lichtenstein between 17th and 18th century. We will end our day in Mistelbach.

Day 9: Mistelbach - Vienna
Last missing part of Prague-Vienna whole way biking tour will guide us through rolling landscape with many wind power plants on the horizon. We will be following the EuroVelo 6 bike trail partly built on ancient steam railroad tracks. We will end our day at Vienna - former capital of the Habsburg Monarchy, town of the waltz and opera. Overnight in Vienna is NOT included in tour price so you might want to consider requesting this!

Prague to Vienna via Český Krumlov 8 day guided or self guided option

Day 1: Prague - Cesky Krumlov
Day 2: Český Krumlov - Trebon, 38 mi. (61 km)
Day 3: Trebon - Telc, 48 mi. (78 km)
Day 4: Telc - Vranov, 35 mi. (54 km)
Day 5: Vranov - Znojmo, 23 mi. (38 km)
Day 6: Znojmo - Mikulov, 43 mi. (70 km)
Day 7: Mikulov - Mistelbach - Vienna, 60 mi. (96 km) (all way biking) or 30 mi. (48km) to Mistelbach
Day 8: Departure from Vienna or Prague

Day 1: Prague - Cesky Krumlov
(It is highly recommended to book an extra night before your tour in Prague.) In the morning, you are transferred from your Prague hotel to Český Krumlov (approximately 2 to 2.5 hours) by a van. Here you will have a welcome briefing. The rest of the day is reserved for your individual exploration of this fabulous town. The day concludes with dinner.

Day 2: Český Krumlov - Trebon, 38 mi. (61 km)
The start to today's cycling route is a difficult one as you have a significant climb out of the Moldau valley. Visit the lovely Zlatá koruna monastery. After the inevitable climb, the route gets easier, winding through tiny villages and picturesque landscape. Finally you arrive at the Trebon pond area. This originally swampy area was turned into a kingdom of ponds with thousands of little ones and crowned by the mighty giants like Svet (world) or Rozmberk (Rosenberg). The day ends in Trebon, once a cozy residence of the mighty Rosenbergs, today a lovely spa town amidst the ponds. 

Day 3: Trebon - Telc, 48 mi. (78 km)
Today's route offers a lot of the border area and there are not as many hills to contend with as the day before. Today you cycle mostly between the many ponds built here through the reign of the Rosenbergs. Touching Austria for a bit, you never leave the border for long and enjoy the border nicknamed Czech Canada. Finally, turn north to reach the highland pearl of Telc. This UNESCO protected town offers some of the best renessaince pictures.

Day 4: Telc - Vranov, 35 mi. (54 km)
Today you can cycle south again enjoying the ups and downs of the highlands. Passing the town of Dacice you can visit the place where the first sugar cube ever was produced. Later on, cycle along the Austrian border admiring the landscape and the pre WW II bunkers which were supposed to stop the German invasion. Finally, descend into the deep canyon of Dyje river to admire two mighty castles – Cornstejn and Bitov. One final climb and descent brings you into the tiny town of Vranov with mighty castle overlooking the premises.

Day 5: Vranov - Znojmo, 23 mi. (38 km)
Today's route covers a shorter distance but is a very picturesque day. It winds through the Podyji NP recognized as one of the most preserved nature bits in the country. You can admire the Dyje valley and numerous views crowned by the the Austrian town of Hardegg. Around the corner, cycle by the remains of Iron curtain and then descend all the way down to the river to sip wine from one of the most fascinating vineyards – Sobes. Today's final destination in Znojmo with its many beauties to discover.

Day 6: Znojmo - Mikulov, 43 mi. (70 km)
Today you again follow the Czech-Austrian border east. Leaving Znojmo, you reach farmland crowned by vineyards and towns like Jaroslavice. Enjoy wine tasting and from here, follow a nice new bike trail meandering through the peaceful countryside to Mikulov. This hidden gem will capture your attention with its Baroque Castle and wine museum, a historic synagogue and a local curiosity is a gigantic wine cask big enough for a chamber orchestra.

Day 7: Mikulov - Mistelbach - Vienna, 60 mi. (96 km) (all way biking) or 30 mi. (48km) to Mistelbach
On the last cycling day, follow the border to Austria and continue along the local vineyards and towns like Poysdorf with an extensive wine market. Soon you come to Zaya creek and through the ex-Lichtenstein seat in Wilfersdorf get to Mistelbach where our journey comes to an end. The transfer will bring you to Vienna. Should you prefer, you can prolong biking by finishing the route to Vienna by bike (96 km total distance).

For guided group tours, the support vehicle with bikes and the tour leader leave Vienna on Day 7 in the early afternoon. All participants with flight tickets from Prague can travel by support vehicle to Prague (included in the tour price). These participants spend their last night in Prague.

Day 8: Departure from Vienna or Prague
The bike tour from Prague to Vienna ends with a breakfast either in Prague or in Vienna. 

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Customer Feedback

  • James Lindsay 10 months ago

    What a wonderful time! We did the 7 day self-guided tour in May and was better than we could have imagined. I had a good feeling from the moment of our pre-tour meeting with Lukas, (the local tour bike company) who had everything well prepared; maps for each day, route descriptions with helpful hints, shortcuts or longer route options, restaurant recommendations, bikes, and all the bike gear, including rear racks and bags! We had a few questions during the trip and they were very quick to respond and even gave us a heads of some weather to expect. Each day was different but filled with spectacular sites and castles in nearly every night's stop. Hotels were great and luggage transfer always showed up before we did. We saw amazing sites along the way and was a great way to fully experience the wonderful country of Czech Rep!

  • Amy Sandlin 11 months ago

    Wonderful trip! We did the self-guided tour option (and used the GPS coordinates from the tour company to help with directions). Everything about the trip went very smoothly, and someone from Europe Bike Tours was always quick to respond if we had any questions or issues during the trip. Every city we stayed in along the route had something interesting for us to see and do. The routes were long enough that we got the physical challenge we were looking for, but also had time to sight-see every day in each city. I cannot recommend this trip enough. Loved every day!

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